Settlements & Awards
Our attorneys are responsible for obtaining millions of dollars in settlements, awards and verdicts for our clients over the years, and are firmly committed to obtaining proper compensation for our clients. Below is a list of some of our successful settlements and verdicts.
A Chicago White Sox fan was injured while sitting in traffic after exiting stadium parking and heading home on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Our client, a passenger, hurt her back and neck when the vehicle being driven by her sister was rear-ended by another driver. The case was settled by MPM for the negligent driver’s insurance policy limits of $50,000.00 after suit was filed.
Our client suffered soft-tissue injuries and cervical radiculopathy following an auto collision caused by the other driver’s illegal left turn. Her injuries required approximately five months of treatment, after which MPM partner Tom Polacek negotiated a $45,000.00 settlement to compensate her for her damages.
Our client was unable to avoid a collision when another driver made a sudden left turn in front of her in Will County, Illinois. She suffered a chest wall contusion and various soft tissue injuries to her neck and back, as well as rib pain and damage to her front teeth. Following completion of her treatment, including physical therapy and fillings to repair her chipped teeth, MPM’s attorneys settled her claims in return for payment of over $28,000.00.
She underwent physical therapy and chiropractic treatment for various soft-tissue injuries before settling her claims with the other driver for his insurance policy limits. MPM then negotiated an additional $60,000.00 settlement from her own carrier under her underinsured motorist provisions.
A 61-old woman fell down a single step in a Will County resale shop, suffering a fractured ankle and ligament damage.
Despite the fact that signs were posted, MPM filed suit on behalf of the woman, alleging that the shop failed to take sufficient additional steps to warn its patrons of the hazard posed by this low step, concealed down one of its many shopping aisles. Following a pretrial settlement conference, the parties agreed to a settlement payout of $92,500.00, payable by the owner of the resale shop and the owner of the shopping plaza containing the shop.
Gentleman injured in Cook County accident when other driver runs a red light settles claims for $750,000.00
Our client eventually required shoulder surgery and ongoing pain management for his injuries. His compensation included the other driver’s policy limit of $100,000.00, as well as underinsured motorist coverage.
A passenger in her friend’s vehicle, the woman suffered from elbow fractures and ligament damage to her right arm, which required surgical repair.
$225,000.00 in total compensation received by City of Joliet employee injured when rear-ended in 3-car collision
Our client required cervical fusion surgery and physical therapy before being able to return to work. The settlement included the other driver’s policy limit of $20,000.00, as well as a $205,000.00 underinsured motorist settlement.
Our client lost $385.00 in wages, but required shoulder surgery and physical therapy before entering into settlement with the other driver.
A Grundy County physical therapy provider reached the agreement after our client suffered aggravation of the shoulder injury which required therapy in the first place.
Elderly woman receives $105,000.00 for injuries suffered after slipping and falling in the lobby of a doctor’s office
Medical practice settles after MPM argues that mats were improperly placed in entry alcove to satellite doctor’s offices.
A Shorewood woman and her dog were attacked by a pair of vicious dogs directly in front of her own home. Our client was treated for injuries to her arms and hand and also required treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
City of Joliet police officer settles claim against other driver in on-the-job accident for policy limit of $100,000.00
The officer was responding to a call when the tortfeasor made an illegal turn in front of him, causing serious injury to our client
Sheet metal worker receives settlement of $100,000.00 from construction site owner/general contractor for injuries suffered from a fall
MPM attorneys argue that subcontractor did not properly maintain stairway during early stages of construction of strip mall.
Little girl received lacerations and puncture wounds to her face from dog bite attack when invited to dog owners’ home to play with her friend.
A woman injured when the other driver made an illegal turn in front of her settled her claims for the other driver’s policy limit of $50,000.00, as well as her own $50,000.00 underinsured motorist policy limit.
Our client was a passenger in his friend’s vehicle who received numerous injuries, including various abrasions and cuts, when the vehicle rolled over.
A woman driving through a Joliet parking lot was injured when the defendant backed out of her parking stall without looking. She received the award after MPM litigated the case before an independent arbitrator.
She fractured a finger and suffered various soft tissue injuries, resulting in physical therapy as treatment.
MPM client receives jury verdict against truck wash company of $71,051.34 following injuries suffered while filling chemical tank for employer
The verdict was reached after a 3-day trial when the jury concluded that the company responsible for preparing a chemical tank trailer before delivery breached its duty to our client, who was responsible for filling the tank at a different facility.
MPM client injured by splinter of wood at grocery store suffers subsequent infection and settles claim for $70,000.00
The settlement was reached after presentation of the store’s security video, discussion of the store’s responsibility to maintain a safe sales floor, and medical confirmation that the infection was a direct result of the splinter.
Client was middle car in a 3-car accident; she settled claims after physical therapy, pain injections and eventual surgery to repair her rotator cuff.
Our client received a lip abrasion, lumbar strain and right hip strain after rear-end accident.
A lady rear-ended in Orland Park, Illinois settled her personal injury claims after suffering headaches and neck and back pain.
Rear-end auto accident on Route 30 in Plainfield results in soft tissue injuries and $50,000.00 settlement
Client did not miss work, but did require physical therapy before recovering from his injuries.
Joliet resident receives $50,000.00 settlement after her vehicle is backed into in grocery store parking lot
A Joliet woman received back and neck injuries from a low-speed accident in a grocery store parking lot. The settlement compensated her for ongoing pain and suffering, as well as pain injections and physcial therapy.
MPM client suffers head injury due to poorly installed laundry cabinet falling from wall in apartment
Her injuries required 8 staples in her scalp, physical therapy for neck, shoulder and upper back injuries. Landlord settles claim for payment of $43,000.00.
Will County woman enters into the agreement after slipping and falling on ice in a poorly lighted area of her apartment complex.
He fell after being invited to a house party; suffered a chip fracture and dislocation of his right elbow.
A retired gentleman who injured his knee after slipping and falling on an unknown substance in a casino restroom was awarded $30,000.00 by a Will County jury. There were no witnesses to his fall.
Truck driver settles $30,000.00 claim for injuries against local municipality for injuries suffered after he is injured when a trench gives way
Our client entered the trench in order to assist municipal workers in preparing the construction site for delivery of a concrete tank. He suffered injuries to both legs after a portion of the trench caved in on top of him.
Client did not require surgery, but underwent a short course of physical therapy following the Will County accident.
Motorcycle driver and passenger each receive $25,000.00 settlements from minivan driver making an illegal left turn in front of them
Insurance company tendered policy limits for both after receiving initial demand from MPM.
Our client suffered from facial and knee contusions and soft tissue injuries to his neck and upper back and lost $407.00 in wages due to the accident.
She was returning the run-away dog to her neighbor’s house. The girl was bit and scratched on her left arm and her abdoment and recovered nicely.
The other driver abruptly changed lanes and stopped short, causing our client to rear-end him. She was diagnosed with a knee contusion and an avulsion fracture to her left knee. Our client was unable to undergo therapy or additional treatment before settlement due to a lack of personal finances.
Other driver disobeyed a stop sign, entered intersection and caused Will County woman to swerve and strike a tree with her car. She received 4 weeks of physical therapy for soft tissue injuries and lost approximately $2,000.00 in wages due to the accident.
Patron suffered from soft tissue injuries to her neck and lower back, along with headaches.