VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS
Throughout their careers Scott and John of Gibson Steigauf have achieved the following successful verdicts and settlements:
31-year-old construction worker fell 30 feet from a rooftop and suffered debilitating injuries to his entire body. Prior to our client arriving at work that day, another subcontractor removed the safety barricade on the rooftop deck and improperly reinstalled it – support posts were missing and nails were half-way hammered in. When he touched the barricade, it popped off, sending him plummeting to the ground. Our client suffered a transected aorta, broken bones throughout his body, and massive internal injuries. He had eleven surgeries, spent forty-two days in the hospital, and suffered through hundreds of appointments with doctors and therapists. He fought hard to recover and now can help raise his two children, age 15 and age 2.
Result: $6,900,000.00 settlement before trial
46-year–old environmental executive and mother of three was hit head – on at 40 m.p.h. in Libertyville. The Defendant was a young driver who abruptly attempted a left hand turn directly in front of the Plaintiff. The ligaments in our client’s cervical (neck) spine were torn causing spinal instability and the need for a 3-level surgical fusion. The Plaintiff returned to work but is permanently restricted from participating in her life-long love of outdoor activities including motorcycle, dirt bike and mountain bike riding.
Result: $1,250,000 (policy limit) settlement.
Drunk & high teenager drove across center median in McHenry County crashing head on into our client. Our client suffered a severe ankle fracture requiring surgery. Result: $775,000.00 pre-trial settlement.
2 1⁄2 year old grandchild grabbed a hot pot of coffee from her grand-parent’s kitchen counter in McHenry County. It shattered causing burns to shoulders and chest requiring skin grafts. Result: $762,500.00 pre-trial settlement.