$3,950,000 - recovered for quadriplegia injury suffered as a result of fall down incident.
$3,000,000 - settlement versus neonatologists in medical malpractice case where premature twins both died within three and a half weeks of birth.
$1,500,000 - jury verdict for 75-year-old man burned on 35 percent of his body when using Naptha, a flammable cleaner with inadequate warnings.
The Law Offices of Meyer & Blumenshine is a Chicago personal injury law firm concentrating in all serious injury, medical malpractice, nursing home, insurance claims and wrongful death litigation. We strive to obtain maximum, timely and just compensation through zealous, compassionate and effective legal advocacy. We work collaboratively with you, our experienced staff, our team of experts and other professionals to move your case toward successful resolution.
With over 55 years of combined legal experience, we know how to effectively represent victims of serious personal injuries and other major losses — including the wrongful death of a loved one. Our law firm is among the best Chicago personal injury firms in Illinois and we have the skill and perseverance to achieve the best possible result for you. Read about our successes.
*Our Chicago attorneys have been successful handling all types of injury related cases throughout the State, involving but not limited to cases including:
Personal injury cases occur when a person is harmed from an accident or injury by either intentional or careless actions by someone else. The person causing the injury may be legally responsible and be made to compensate the injured party for their loss.
Older people are sometimes physically and/or psychologically harmed by the negligent or intentional acts of their healthcare providers. This can include falls, bedsores, sexual assault, dehydration, malnutrition and a host of other abuse and negligent acts. The reason behind neglect and abuse include inadequate numbers and training of staff; isolation of residents; and, the hesitancy of residents to report mistreatment out of shame or fear.
Medical malpractice happens when a negligent action or error by a medical professional results in injury, harm or death of a patient. Some common cases of medical negligence include misdiagnosis; failure to diagnose life threatening diseases, surgical mishaps, misinterpretation of X-rays and drug reactions. Medical malpractice laws are meant to protect the rights of patients to pursue compensation if injured as a consequence of negligence.
The legal term “Wrongful Death” means the taking of one’s life caused by the fault of another person. For example, deaths caused by negligent or unsafe driving, a product that a negligent manufacturer produces, unsound structure or building construction, or a medical professional failing to diagnose a fatal medical condition may be eligible for a wrongful death action.
Our personal injury attorneys take a personal interest in you and your case. We get to know you as an individual so we can determine how to best represent you. We also have experience with and a positive reputation in the legal community amongst judges, insurers and opposing counsel, both in Chicago and the State of Illinois. Our personal injury law firm believes that successful legal representation requires personal time and attention, including work at the office, courthouse and in the field.
Our injury lawyers aggressively challenge insurance companies that try to minimize your personal injury claim, and we are always prepared to go to trial. Our firm also handles first-party insurance coverage — we help you file a lawsuit against your own insurance company if it is acting in bad faith.
Our Chicago lawyers take pride in assisting people with major insurance claims. The courts recognize that an insurance policy is not just another contract. Our insurance lawyers have experience with all causes of action against insurers including:
Insurer’s Attempt to Limit Insurance Coverage
Insurance companies market and sell their policies and by promising to provide protection and peace of mind. Once a claim is made, however, insurers often seek to limit, delay or deny policy benefits. The Illinois Supreme Court in Addison Insurance Company v. Donna Fay et al. rejected an insurer’s attempt to limit an insurance policyholder’s coverage. The Supreme Court ruled that the two boys’ deaths on the property of the insured were two occurrences, meaning that the deaths were not a single occurrence as the insurer had attempted to convey. The court protected the insured and ruled that the insurer could not meet its burden of proving that its insurance policy limitation was relevant to the case facts.
Uninsured, Hit and Run and Underinsured Motorists Cases Need To Be Carefully Evaluated by an Attorney
If you have been injured by an uninsured motorist, a hit and run vehicle, or an underinsured motorist, you have certain rights against your insurer that you would not have against other insurers. For example, in Smith v State Farm, the court ruled that a binding arbitration agreement between an injured uninsured motorist claimant and her insurer did not bar her subsequent lawsuit alleging the insurer State Farm’s unreasonable and frustrating delay in handling her claim. For cases like this it is important that you hire a car accident attorney with significant experience with insurance law and underinsured motorist disputes.
We have a simple goal: to achieve the maximum benefit for each of our clients in every case we handle.
If you have questions about a potential lawsuit, we can help. Call us at (312) 263-1000, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete our online contact form. An experienced personal injury lawyer will get in contact with you.
All consultations are free and if we accept your case, you pay no fees unless there is a successful resolution of your claim.
Our law firm is located in the heart of Chicago and we handle personal injury cases for clients throughout Chicago and Illinois, we are honored to offer our clients our extensive litigation experience and record of success.
We also offer our legal services to clients who speak Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese). We have Spanish speaking staff. We also collaborate with Chinese speaking attorneys and other service providers.