Verdicts & Settlements
$4.7 million dollars settlement achieved in traffic accident
Michael J. Perillo, Jr. and Michael K. Noonan, principals in the law firm of Noonan Perillo & Thut Ltd . achieved a settlement for a brain damaged five year-old girl in the amount of $4.7 million dollars.
The child was a passenger in her mother’s automobile at the time of a collision with an 80,000 pound tractor-trailer. (The firm represented the little girl through her father, the custodial parent). Mother/driver made a left-hand turn across the path of the truck with a collision ensuing. At the hospital post-accident, the mother/driver was reported to have tested positive for controlled substances.
In representing the injured child, multiple experts were retained by the Noonan firm, including an accident reconstruction expert, a physician life care plan expert, an economist for the purpose of offering opinions as to the child’s future medical expenses, and two toxicologists who each offered opinions rebutting allegations of the automobile driver’s alleged intoxication or impairment.
The matter settled for the limits of the trucking company’s insurance coverage in the week prior to the scheduled commencement of trial.
$645,000 settlement obtained back injury accident
Mike Noonan has obtained a $645,000 settlement for an office worker who sustained a back injury when a delivery man asked her to position herself between a pallet of soft drinks and his truck to help him move the pallet off the truck’s lift gate. The unstable, 1500 lb. load, toppled, pinning the worker against the truck, rupturing two discs, and necessitating a double fusion of vertebrae in the lumbar spine.
$3.19 million dollars settlement reached in construction accident
A man who was severely injured in a construction site accident in Gurnee, Illinois has won a $3.19 million dollar settlement from the construction companies blamed for causing the accident. A forty-three year painter on the residential construction site, suffered a fractured femur when a set of basement stairs collapsed causing him to fall to the concrete basement floor at the Cambridge Steeple Pointe Subdivision located in Gurnee, Illinois. Mr. Johnson underwent several surgeries including a total hip replacement.
This is the highest settlement in Lake County for an orthopedic type injury not otherwise involving amputation or paralysis.
Lake County Circuit Court Judge Henry Tonigan, III approved the settlement Tuesday, May 25, 2004.