For nearly twenty years, the attorneys at Kupets & DeCaro, P.C. have obtained thousands of successful recoveries for victims and their families. Below is a snapshot of some of the firm’s recent settlements and jury verdicts.
Man dies of severe head injuries from a collapsed stairwell at the city’s parking garage.
Passenger of car injured when driver lost control of car.
Non-death motor vehicle accident.
Paramedics contributing to death of young man having an epileptic seizure.
Bus driver injured when he tripped on snow-covered rebar while accessing a portable toilet at construction site.
Woman fell at O’Hare airport injuring herself.
$3,700,000.00 Settlement at Trial
Construction worker injured by semi-truck. Case settled on fourth day of trial. Semi-truck company’s last offer before trial was $2,000,000.00.
Woman’s death caused by failure to diagnose diabetes.
Forshew v. USAir, air disaster, $8,100,000.00 jury verdict, Federal Court, Cleveland, Ohio. Two combined cases, one a wrongful death action accounting for $7,350,000.00 of the verdict, the other a personal injury case accounting for the remainder.
Krall v. City of Des Plaines, left-turning driver involved in crash with Des Plaines patrol car. $5,008,000 verdict (settled during appeal), Circuit Court of Cook County.
Anderson and Kite v. Hills Department Stores, work injuries – construction, $2,395,700.00 jury verdict, Vermilion County, Danville, IL . Offer $180,000.00.
Benard v. Gena Laboratories, et al., product liability, $1,015,000.00 settlement, Circuit Court of Cook County.
Ola Hill-Carter v. West Suburban Medical Center, et al., medical malpractice, wrongful death. $2,750,000.00 settlement. Circuit Court of Cook County.
Payne v. Ribs, premises liability and medical malpractice. $360,000.00 settlement for fall in restaurant and $1,150,000.00 verdict for medical malpractice. Circuit Court of Cook County.
David v. Rothschild, et al., injury – construction, $1,250,000.00 settlement, Circuit Court of Cook County.
Lozancic and Estate of Becker v. McGinty Bros., auto-trailer break away, $1,010,000.00 settlement, Circuit Court of Vermilion County.
Townsend v. Fassbinder Builders, et al., construction fall from 1st floor to basement. Trial verdict $2,176,237.77, Circuit Court of Lake County.
Hill v. Lebanon Chemical, product liability – work injury industrial machine, $850,000.00 settlement, Circuit Court of Vermilion County.
Abrassart v. Terminal Five Venture, et al., construction injury – cement finisher fell through floor opening at O’Hare expansion project, injured back. $750,000.00 settlement. Circuit Court of Cook County.
Bayne v. Hinkley Parachute – one of lead attorneys in case – crash of plane on takeoff for parachute jump. All aboard were killed. Confidential settlement. Circuit Court of Kane County.
Mindak v. Antioch Tire Co., truck tire explodes after repaired. $650,000.00 plus partial waiver of workers’ compensation lien.
Laube v. Baker Construction, construction case. Cement finisher injures knee on fall in wire mesh. $600,000.00 settlement, Circuit Court of Cook County.
Brooks v. ICX Trucking, construction workers hit by truck. Settled one week into trial, $3,700,000.00, Circuit Court of Sangamon County.
Thornton v. Firestone, product liability – work injury industrial machine, $700,000.00 settlement, Federal Court, Springfield (accident at Quincy).
Scott v. Metropolitan Sanitary District, work injury – construction, $600,000.00 settlement, Circuit Court of Cook County (accident at Stickney).
Berkley v. Vermilion County Nursing Home, medical malpractice, $500,000.00 settlement, Circuit Court of Vermilion County.
Adolfson v. Lake County, et al., county tree fell onto roadway, struck vehicle, $1,000,000.00 settlement, Circuit Court of Lake County.
Pope v. Woodfield Hilton Towers, et al., $450,000.00 day of trial settlement to truck driver injured while making a delivery. Circuit Court of Cook County.
Blue v. USF Holland, Victim rear ended by USF truck. As part of settlement, defendant granted non disclosure of settlement amount. Circuit Court of Cook County.
Van Heck v. Severs, farm accident, $370,000.00 settlement, Circuit Court of Vermilion County.
Pepin v. Commonwealth Edison, action against public utility, $325,000.00 settlement, Circuit Court of Cook County.
Brock v. Kontolonis, motor vehicle crash, $185,000.00 settlement, Circuit Court of Cook County.
Catalano v. Calcese, construction injury. Carpenter injures two fingers with unguarded saw. Settlement Circuit Court of Cook County.
Tribley v. Fairbury Fair, motor vehicle – volunteer worker, knee injured by fellow volunteer while preparing race track. $170,000.00 settlement, Circuit Court of Livingston County.
Jane Doe v. Cicero School District, improper school procedures. Seven year old girl released to neighbor who assaulted her. Settlement amount cannot be disclosed. Circuit Court of Cook County.
Zumbahlen v. Toro Lawn Mowers, product liability, defective mower controls. Confidential settlement. Effingham County.
Johnson v. Chrysler Motors, product liability – defective vehicle. Confidential settlement, Vermilion County, Danville.
Buchholz v. USA, flight attendant injured while passing though security. Settlement following liability trial. $390,000.00 Northern District, Illinois.
Barbosa v. John, intersectional crash-ankle fracture. $235,000.00 settlement, Kane County.
Steven Rice v. Edmonds, M.D., medical malpractice, misdiagnosis of shoulder injury, $175,000.00 settlement, Adams County – Quincy.
Larry Davis v. Rexworks v. R.L. Brink, product liability, design/manufacturer of cement mixer-unguarded mixer drum, arm fractures, $220,000.00 settlement.
Fisher v. Coleman, defendant collided into plaintiff’s vehicle stopped in intersection, $162,000.00, Circuit Court of Lake County.
Zientara v. Keen Transport, premises liability – trailer was negligently maintained causing plaintiff to fall through floorboards. $200,000.00 settlement, Circuit Court of Macon County.
Paul v. Joe’s Towing, premises – salvage yard operator dropped vehicle on plaintiff. $325,000.00 settlement, Ogle County.
Aguilar, Zorinana and Ramirez v. Hexagon, et al., exposure of workers and their families to toxic chemicals without proper safety equipment. Confidential settlement – Circuit Court of Cook County.