$18.6M awarded in fatal tractor trailer crash

Download Article High-low agreement, however, reduces sum to $15M; transit broker included in verdict BY JORDYN REILAND Law Bulletin staff writer A federal jury awarded $18.6 million to the wife of a Canadian truck driver who died after a collision with a tractor trailer on Interstate 80 in LaSalle County. But the plaintiff, Natalia Volkova, will recover $15 million following a high-low agreement the lawyers entered into after closing arguments. The high was $15 [...]

$1.95 Million for I-55 rear-end auto accident by Will County Deputy

Download Article 29-year-old driver suffered back injury in highway collision BY JORDYN REILAND Law Bulletin staff writer A man who sustained a back injury after a Will County sheriff’s deputy rear-ended him has settled his suit for $1.95 million. The settlement entered on Thursday was reached roughly two weeks before the case was scheduled for trial, according to plaintiff’s attorney Christopher M. Norem of Parente & Norem P.C. In June 2014, Justin Wojtkowski was [...]

Man settles injury case for $6.1M, including $700K in post judgment interest, after the verdict was affirmed by the Appellate court.

Download Article Man settles injury case for $6.1 Million BY JORDYN REILAND Law Bulletin staff writer A diesel mechanic has settled his lawsuit against Union Pacific Railroad Co. for $6.1 million seven years after he sustained lower back and groin injuries when he slipped while working at a rail yard. The settlement agreement was reached in November after a series of post-trial motions and an unpublished 1st District Appellate Court opinion, according to plaintiffs’ [...]

Pace Wreck Injuring 9 Caused By Bus Driver

Download Article Lawsuit: Pace Wreck Injuring 9 Caused By Bus Driver The collision happened last week on Boughton Road. By John Ferak, Patch Staff | Jun 26, 2018 12:48 pm ET | Updated Jun 26, 2018 12:53 pm ET BOLINGBROOK, IL - The Chicago law firm of Parente & Norem has filed a personal injury civil lawsuit in Cook County against Pace Suburban Bus Service blaming the bus service for last week's Bolingbrook crash [...]

$2.1M for collision with aviation police vehicle

Download Article $2.1M for collision with aviation police vehicle BY JORDYN REILAND Law Bulletin staff writer A woman who aggravated prior disk herniations in a car crash with a police SUV has settled her lawsuit with the city of Chicago for $2.1 million. Tiffany Castillo sued the city and Chicago Department of Aviation police officer Gay E. Williams-Morris in March 2016 alleging he negligently turned in front of Castillo causing her to collide with [...]

$2.8M settlement for iron railing failure

Download Article Property manager pays after trio falls off balcony at Woodridge apartment BY JORDYN REILAND Law Bulletin staff writer Three family members who fell from an apartment balcony have settled a negligence case against the property manager for $2.8 million. Plaintiffs Erika Martinez, Ivan Martinez and Javier Martinez sued Dynasty Properties Inc., the property manager for the Woodridge apartment complex where Erika Martinez lived. They agreed to settle on Feb. 1, their attorney [...]

Amanda M. Martin has been named partner

THE LAW FIRM OF PARENTE & NOREM, P.C. TAKES GREAT PLEASURE IN ANNOUNCING THAT EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 2018,AMANDA M. MARTIN HAS BEEN ELEVATED TO A PARTNER AT THE FIRM. Parente & Norem, P.C. is a Plaintiff’s litigation and trial practice firm that concentrates in workmen’s compensation, wrongful death, medical negligence and all forms of personal injury including FELA. We have offices in Chicago and Joliet, IL. Amanda and the rest of our attorneys can be reached at 312-641-5926 [...]

$250K verdict upheld in Metra platform suit

Download Article BY DAVID THOMAS Law Bulletin staff writer A state appeals panel last month upheld a $250,000 verdict against Metra for a 68-year-old’s injuries after a ticket agent backed into him on a station platform. The 1st District Appellate Court found Cook County Circuit Judge Claire Elizabeth McWilliams did not err in allowing plaintiff Robert Hoffman to introduce evidence of Metra’s own safety rules. Hoffman fell on the morning of June 8, 2013, [...]

$6.6 Mil awarded for O’Hare L crash

Download Article CHICAGOLAWBULLETIN.COM // In the News Volume 163, No. 31 // WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017 BY LAURAANN WOOD Law Bulletin staff writer A Cook County jury has awarded $6.65 million to a woman who suffered several injuries when a Blue Line train derailed at the O’Hare station. Plaintiff Yolanda Montes sued the Chicago Transit Authority in 2014, alleging it negligently failed to operate its rail system safely and ensure its train operator was not [...]

$5.4M Award for slip, fall on fuel spill

Download Article DOWNLOAD NOW CHICAGOLAWBULLETIN.COM // In the News Volume 163, No. 31 // TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017 BY LAURAANN WOOD Law Bulletin staff writer $5.445M net jury verdict against Union Pacific Rail Road for injured an railroad worker brought under FELA. 37 year-old diesel mechanic was attempting to loosen a fitting on a fuel pre-heater with a pipe wrench while standing in leaking diesel fuel when the fighting broke free causing him to [...]

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