Our Motor Vehicle Cases
The attorneys at Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. have experience representing individuals injured and families of those killed as a result of motor vehicle negligence. The firm’s lawyers represent clients with lawsuits arising from tractor-trailer truck accidents, automobile crashes, motorcycle collisions and watercraft accidents.
As a top-rated law firm, we have been awarded an AV Preeminent rating,* the highest rating possible from Martindale-Hubbell law directory, the country’s foremost legal directory. Attorney and founding partner David Rapoport is designated as a Leading Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Leading Lawyers Network for his work representing clients with personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
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Representative lawsuits handled by the semi-truck and motor vehicle negligence attorneys of Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C.:
- $13 million settlement for a lawsuit arising from a tractor-trailer truck crash that occurred in a construction zone along the Indiana Toll Road.
- $6.9 million settlement on behalf of the families of two people who were killed and one person who was severely injured when the car they were in was hit in the rear, then run over, by a tractor-trailer traveling at a high rate of speed in a construction zone on a Wisconsin road. This settlement was reached while the jury was deliberating and was more than three times greater than the trucking company’s best pretrial offer to settle.
- $5 million settlement for the families of two men killed in a truck accident in the eastbound lanes on Interstate 80 in eastern Iowa. The two men, in separate cars, were struck by a trailer that broke away from a westbound tractor-trailer truck. In a lawsuit filed in the federal court in Chicago, evidence was assembled proving that the trailer hitch broke due to inadequate maintenance and inadequate inspection. The legal team succeeded in applying Illinois damages law, which did not have damages caps, even though the victims were from Michigan and Wisconsin.
- $2.75 million damages verdict for the wrongful death of a 76-year-old killed in a collision with a U.S. postal vehicle. This award was reduced by 20 percent for contributory negligence by the deceased, who was riding a lawn mower on the highway at the time of the crash. The net collectible verdict was approximately three times greater than the highest pretrial offer to settle this case by the U.S. Postal Service. The award followed a bench trial presided over by United States District Court Judge Billy Jo McDade in the federal court in Peoria, Illinois. While the post office threatened an appeal, the case was settled for $2.15 million.
- $2.7 million settlement for a partial quadriplegic as a result of a car accident
- $2 million settlement for a plaintiff injured when her vehicle was struck by a semi truck that had run a red light
- $1.942 million jury verdict, setting a new record in Adams County, Wisconsin, for a husband and wife who were injured in a semi-truck crash in Portage
- $1.9 million personal injury settlement on behalf of two men injured in the crash of a television news satellite van equipped by the van manufacturer with the wrong type of tire and sold it in that condition, creating a danger that led to a tire blowout and caused the van to crash head on into oncoming traffic
- $1.8 million awarded at trial in an automobile accident case involving the death of an 84-year-old man. This award was nearly triple the insurance company’s best offer to settle before trial.
- $1.315 million for the father of a child from southern Illinois who suffered fatal injuries after the vehicle she was riding in was struck by a tractor-trailer that had crossed the median of the interstate, entering the oncoming lanes of traffic
- $1.278 million settlement in an automobile accident case that involved a combination of improper driving and improper stop line positioning
- $1.125 million settlement on behalf of a 30-year-old man who was injured when the driver of a van lost control while traveling westbound on Interstate 80 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania
- $1 million settlement, the limit of the underinsured motorist coverage of the defendant, in a case for two teenagers injured when the teenage driver of the car they were passengers in lost control of the vehicle and crashed
- Settlement, the amount of which is subject to a confidentiality order, was reached on behalf of the family of a teenager who was killed when a landscaping company trailer hitch failed, resulting in the trailer breaking free and colliding with the teenager’s car.
- A confidential settlement was reached on behalf of two people who were severely injured when a semi truck hit the rear of their automobile while it was stopped on a divided highway signaling to make a left turn into their farm.
- A confidential settlement was reached on behalf of a woman who was injured while riding in a vehicle that was struck by a tractor-trailer from the A.R.F. landfill in Lake County, Illinois.
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