Case Results: Premises Liability

Verdict Amount: $ 6,322,000.00

Facts: On February 4, 2001, our client was a 24-year-old patron at a tavern owned by Ginx, Inc. Another patron, known only as "Mike," became intoxicated, argumentative and violent at the tavern as the evening progressed. "Mike" then got into a fight with another patron of the bar and was asked to leave. "Mike" later returned to the bar within minutes and was patted down by the tavern's bouncer. The bouncer felt what he felt was a gun in "Mike's" pants and then asked him to leave the tavern, again. Within seconds of Mike leaving the tavern, shots were fired into the tavern through a boarded-up side door. Our client, who was not involved in any altercation that evening, was shot in the back while playing pool near the area of the boarded-up side door.

Client's Injuries: Permanent paraplegia with paralysis from the nipple-line down, spastic bladder and bowel, broken ribs and a collapsed lung

Settlement Amount: $ 750,000.00

Facts: On August 2, 1997, our client, a citizen of the Czech Republic, was painting the exterior stairway at 625½ West Arlington, Chicago, Illinois, when he encountered a garbage can on the winder portion of the staircase at which time he lost his balance and fell over the railing of the stairway, falling two stories to the ground. It was alleged that there were various defects in the staircase.

Client's Injuries: Rib fractures, a burst dislocation of T10/T11 and T11/T12 with paraplegia, which required a fusion of T8 to L1 with a rib graft

Settlement Amount: $ 722,500.00

Facts: On December 30, 1998, a power strip manufactured by Gemini Industries, Inc., for Philips-Magnavox failed, causing a fire at a condominium in Homewood, Illinois. The product failure consisted of either an MOV and/or thermal fuse failure and/or inappropriate installation of the MOV and/or thermal fuse when the power strip was manufactured. The fire burned through the walls of the condominium unit and entered the adjoining condominium.

Client's Injuries: Wrongful death of 67-year-old caused by burns and carbon monoxide poisoning. Deceased was a retired train engineer.

Settlement Amount: $ 600,000.00

Facts: On January 2, 2006, our client slipped and fell on the remnants of the base of a concrete pillar on the defendant's property that previously held up a canopy over the sidewalk.

Client's Injuries: Right ankle sprain and ligament tear, complex regional pain syndrome of the right lower extremity, type 1, requiring initial treatment of right lumbar sympathetic nerve blocks, a spinal cord implant surgery which lead to a staph infection.

Settlement Amount: $ 425,000.00

Facts: On March 22, 2006, our client was a customer at a gasoline service station when he was shot in the back by an unknown assailant and robbed, while the vehicle he was a passenger in was car-jacked by a group of criminals.

Client's Injuries: Complete spinal cord injury to T8 resulting in paraplegia; a right 8th rib fracture and numerous complications including phlebitis, fecal impaction, sacral decubitus ulcer, multiple decubitus wounds, back area wounds, bilateral heel wounds, right ischial pressure and post-sacral pressure sore requiring operations for excisional preparation for muscle flap closure of right ischium and excisional preparation for fasciocutaneous closure of the sacrum.

Settlement Amount: $ 300,000.00

Facts: On July 30, 1994, our client was a passenger in an automobile being driven northbound on Route 31 north of Gracy Road, in McHenry County, Illinois, when it was struck by a truck being driven southbound on Route 31 that had crossed the center line.

Client's Injuries: Multiple fractures

Settlement Amount: $ 205,000.00

Facts: Our client tripped over a garden hose that was left out behind a gated entrance to her house. She suffered a distal radius left fracture, which required two surgeries. The defendant argued that hose was an open and obvious condition. The case settled for $205,000.00.

Settlement Amount: $ 200,000.00

Facts: On July 27, 2009, our client was a patron at the defendant's restaurant when she slipped and fell on a wet floor near the salad bar. The floor had recently been mopped by a restaurant employee.

Client's Injuries: Mild concussion causing headaches, a C3-C4 disc herniation, C4-C5 disc bulge, cervical sprain, disc protrusions at the levels of C4 and C7 with associated cervical radiculopathy, requiring epidural injections; a non-displaced occult type fracture of the distal tibia with a bone contusion of the distal tibia and the talus requiring her to utilize a Cam walker and a cane.

Settlement Amount: $151,913.00

Facts: On July 27, 1997, the plaintiff, age 3, was a patron of South Sea Seafood Restaurant, which was located at 2168 S. Archer Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, when the defendant, an exchange student from Seoul, South Korea, spun a lazy Susan tray containing a pitcher of hot tea that subsequently fell off the lazy Susan tray causing boiling hot water to spill onto the child.

Client's Injuries: Scald burn to left extremity and right body, right elbow, right thigh, and right calf

Settlement Amount: $ 135,000.00

Facts: On February 23, 2010, our client was on his way to work when he came onto the sidewalk in front of the office building where he worked where he slipped and fell on ice formed by runoff from the building.

Client's Injuries: Fracture of the left femoral neck (hip fracture).

Settlement Amount: $ 110,000.00

Facts: On August 9, 2011, Client was a patron at Defendant's restaurant when a server spilled a pot of boiling water onto Client.

Client's Injuries: Severe burns to right shoulder, right arm, chest, and face; diagnosed with full thickness skin loss due to 3rd degree burns to the forehead, cheek, upper arm, and shoulder.

Settlement Amount: $ 100,000.00

Facts: On October 23, 2009, our client was in an elevator at 5838 N. Sheridan Rd., when the elevator dropped and fell multiple floors until it fell into the elevator pit.

Settlement Amount: $ 90,000.00

Facts: On March 24, 2010, the defendant was visiting our client's home and while client was escorting defendant to her car as she was leaving the premises, the defendant ran into and pushed our client to the ground because defendant overreacted to seeing a stray animal in the street.

Client's Injuries: Suffered a comminuted fracture in the distal end or metaphysic of the radius with fractured lines extending to the distal articular cortical margin; open reduction internal fixation surgery to repair her fractured wrist.

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