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Personal Injury Lawyer | Medical Malpractice

Minor Receives $4.2 Million for Physical and Emotional Injuries Caused by an Automobile Accident

Personal injury Lawyer Lou Benassi and co-counsel represented a minor who was a passenger in an automobile being driven by her mother that was struck head on by a construction delivery vehicle. The mother died at the scene and the minor sustained serious physical and emotional injuries. A personal injury suit was filed against the driver and the construction company. The case settled, utilizing a structured settlement that paid $625,000 immediately and an estimated $3,648,654 over time based on the child's life expectancy of 72.

Parents Awarded $719,000 for Wrongful Birth

Grossweiler v. Brinkman et al., 301 Ill-App-3d 1104 (3rd Dist.) (1998) (Decision not published). Lou Benassi and co-counsel represented parents that were awarded $719,000 in damages on their wrongful birth claim from Defendant/Appellant after jury trial. Defendants appealed and the Appellate Court affirmed the Judgment.

Delivery Driver Receives $200,000 for Impalement Injury Caused by Employer's Negligent Placement of Rusty Hook

Lou Benassi and co-counsel represented an over-the-road truck driver who was injured while making a delivery. The driver was impaled on a rusty hook negligently placed in the loading dock. Our law firm filed a workers' compensation claim against the employer and the owner of the facility. The workers' compensation case settled for $125,000 and the personal injury case settled during the jury trial, but prior to verdict for an additional $75,000.

Family Receives $3.4 Million after Cement Truck Kills Husband/Father

Lou Benassi and co-counsel represented the wife and daughter of a man who was killed when the automobile he was driving was struck by a cement truck. The family filed a personal injury/wrongful death suit against the company that owned the truck and obtained a settlement of $2 million, which was paid at the time of the settlement, plus an additional $1.4 million paid out over time in a structured settlement.

Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation
Motor Vehicle Accident
Family Law/Dissolution
Personal Injury/Nursing Home Negligence/Medical Malpractice
Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment

Practice Areas

Employment Discrimination
Retaliation claims and Whistleblower in the Workplace
Class Action Lawsuit and Multi-Plaintiff Cases
Civil Rights Litigation
Employment Law

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