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May 2019 Archives

Record DeKalb County Work Injury Verdict

A DeKalb County jury entered a record verdict for almost $6,000,000 on Tuesday afternoon for a 33 year-old Winnebago man injured when the aerial lift he was working on failed causing him to fall 20-25 feet. In September 2015, 29 year-old Jeremy Heckelsmiller was hired to remove a chimney on a rental property in DeKalb when the upper boom arm of the lift he was working on suddenly snapped and threw Heckelsmiller to the ground. Plaintiff brought claims against the owner and operator of the lift and the owner of the rental property who arranged for the work to be done.

Lawsuit Filed After Tragic Collision With Tanker Trailer

Pfaff, Gill and Ports recently filed suit on behalf of the surviving husband and children of Corina Miller. Corina was a 41-year-old woman who lived in Wyoming, Illinois. She died on July 11, 2017 when the Jeep vehicle she was driving on a country road struck and went under a tanker trailer that was being backed across the road into a farmer's driveway. The trailer had no side underride guards and was not conspicuous on a dark road with no artificial lighting. Her Jeep did not have any forward collision warning or braking systems. The suit names the farmer, the trucker and his employer, as well as the manufacturer of the 2014 Jeep Patriot and the tanker trailer. It is pending in Peoria County, IL. For more about this case, read our current lawsuit filed in Peoria County.

Lawsuit Filed Against Beachbody After Chin Up Bar Disengagement

Last week, the firm filed suit on behalf of Daniel Sopocy's children in Lake County. Daniel died from traumatic head injuries he sustained after the Beachbody P90X Chin Up Bar he was using in the family home disengaged from its mounting place over a doorway. He fell to the concrete floor and struck his head. The firm has sued Beachbody for selling an unreasonably dangerous product. Daniel is survived by his three children. For more on the case, see our lawsuit filed against Beachbody.

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