Personal Injury

Premises Liability + Workers' Compensation

Plaintiff slipped on water on a break room floor after it had just been mopped by a maintenance person. The maintenance person failed to put up any warning of the wet floor and Plaintiff fractured her knee cap requiring 3 surgeries. Our office represented Plaintiff in both the personal injury matter and the workers’ compensation matter. Workers’ compensation paid for all related medical care and waived its right to reimbursement from the personal injury recovery in exchange for a $1.00 workers’ compensation settlement. Personal injury settlement with janitorial company was $750,000, workers’ compensation benefits totaled $75,000.00.

Settled: $825,000.00

Premises Liability

Plaintiff stepped into an uncapped drain pipe in the common area of her neighborhood, causing fractures and ultimately resulting in CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrom).

Settled: $340,000.00

Car Accident

Plaintiff was rear-ended and suffered injuries to his low back that required a disc replacement surgery at L5-S1. Defendant's policy limits were obtained as the result of aggressive and persistent litigation.

Settled: $250,000.00

Car Accident

Car accident where other driver pulled out of a private parking lot in front of our client. The Plaintiff suffered permanent damage to her neck (disc herniations) which required surgery (cervical fusion).

Settled: $225,000.00

Nursing Home Negligence

A man with advanced Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s associated dementia fell at least three times while in the care of a nursing home. The third fall caused a displaced femoral fracture and required an ORIF (open reduction, internal fixation) surgery to repair it. The plaintiff alleged the nursing home failed to develop an appropriate care plan for a high fall risk resident and that the nursing staff failed to follow the care plan that was in place. The parties settled during a pretrial conference with a trial judge in Cook County. The settlement amount represents $200,000 of the $210,000 that remained on the eroding policy limits.

SETTLED: $200,000

Slip & Fall

Plaintiff entered the door of an office building and fell down a dimly lit flight of stairs resulting in a sprained ankle, deep venous thrombosis (blood clot) and pulmonary embolism.

Settled: $190,000.00

Slip & Fall

Woman slipped and fell on ice in a defective parking lot outside of a business in Plainfield resulting in a fractured ankle requiring two surgeries.

Settled: $150,000.00

Slip & Fall

Plaintiff slipped on ice that formed in a parking lot as the result of negligently placed gutter extensions on a professional building. Plaintiff tore tendonds in his ankle and required surgery. The insurance company denied his claim, we filed suit, and through aggressive and thorough discovery, we were able to establish our case to leverage an excellent settlement for our client.

Settled: $125,000.00

Premises Liability

Plaintiff's foot became wedged in a crack of a sidewalk outside of a commercial building resulting in a fall. Plaintiff had preexisting conditions in both of her feet which were aggravated by the fall necessitating surgery on both the left and right foot.

Settled: $90,000.00

Car Accident

Motor vehicle collision with extensive back injury requiring surgery. The at-fault driver's policy limit of $100,000.00 was obtained. Marker & Associates, P.C. is seeking additional recovery by pursuing an underinsured motorist claim on behalf of the injured driver.

Settled: $100,000.00

Car Accident

Plaintiff sustained a broken arm when the Defendant attempted to pass her while she was performing a legal U-turn. Mr. Crannell attempted to settle the case before filing a lawsuit, but the other driver's insurance company offered only $50,000.00. A lawsuit was filed in Will County and the case was settled shortly after the party depositions were completed for the policy limits of $100,000.00.

Settled: $100,000.00

Slip & Fall

Slip and fall on ice in the employer's parking lot. The snow and ice removal company and landowner were sued in Cook County for improperly removing snow and ice from the parking lot. Plaintiff, by attorney Jonathan Crannell, successfully defended a Motion for Summary Judgment and subsequently settled the case in a pretrial settlement conference.

Settled: $60,000.00

Car Accident

The policy limits of the at-fault driver's car insurance were secured on behalf of our client who sustained a vertebral fracture as the result of a car accident. Despite having medical bills that exceeded the policy limits, Marker & Associates negotiated with his medical providers so that the Plaintiff recieved approximately 1/3 of the settlement funds as compensation for pain and suffering. Low policy limits can cripple a case, but that is when an attorney can really add value.

Settled: $50,000.00

Premises Liability

New resident of an apartment complex fell when her foot became wedged in a hole in the common area of the property. As a result of her fall, plaintiff sustained bilateral injuries to her wrists, knees, ankles, and back. The defendant argued that they had no notice of the hole in the property and that they have no duty to warn of conditions unknown to them. Our office issued a subpoena to their landscaping company which revealed the complex was aware of other holes on the property days before the plaintiff’s fall. Defendant filed a motion for summary judgment based on lack of notice, but the judge denied the defendant’s motion in large part because of the landscaping document obtained by subpoena. A pretrial conference was held with the motion judge in Cook County.

SETTLED: $110,000.00

Car Accident

Plaintiff was rear-ended while stopped for a red light resulting in C4-5 cervical fusion and surgery at C7-T1 as well.  He had pre-existing spinal conditions, including a prior cervical fusion in 2003. The police report indicated no damage to either vehicle.  The settlement was comprised of the full policy limits of the at-fault driver ($100,000) and the full policy limits of Plaintiff’s underinsured motorist insurance ($400,000).

SETTLED: $500,000.00

Car Accident

Plaintiffs, husband, and wife, were enjoying a drive-in St. Charles when a drunk driver ran a red light and crashed into them. The defendant was charged with his third DUI, he pleaded guilty, and State Farm defended the case for almost 3 years.  After taking the drunk driver’s deposition and filing a motion for punitive damages, State Farm offered the full policy limits to both Plaintiffs ($100,000.00 each) for a total of $200,000.00.

SETTLED: $200,000.00

Nursing Home Fall

Plaintiff, executor of the estate of nursing home resident’s estate, contacted our firm after her husband passed away from conditions unrelated to the claim.  The resident fell while attempting to use the restroom and fractured his tibia/fibula.  Records indicated the resident’s call light was on.  The resident passed away 2 weeks later from unrelated health conditions.

SETTLED: $85,000.00

Workers' Compensation

Construction Site Injury

A worker was seriously injured when a wood beam fell on his head at a construction site. Our client had preexisting neck injuries which were exacerbated by this incident. The injured worker couldn't go back to his job as a carpenter. The case was filed as a wage differential claim and took into account that the injured worker would earn less money over the remainder of his life as a result of permanent work restrictions.

Settled: $450,000.00

Herniated Discs

Petitioner was a nurse/patient care technician who herniated discs while lifting a patient into wheelchair. Her employer did not have workers' compensation insurance, our work comp lawyer Jason Marker obtained the largest settlement to date with the State of Illinois Injured Workers' Benefit fund.

Settled: $304,070.00

Pressure Washer Injury

Petitioner was shot in the leg with a pressure washer causing substantial loss of muscle and resulting in CRPS.

Settled: $245,000.00

Torn Rotator Cuff

A 60-year-old service technician who installs overhead doors was injured when the header of a doorway fell off, knocking him off the ladder. His torn rotator cuff required two surgeries and a substantial amount of physical therapy. He was released from care with permanent restrictions and was unable to return to the same job. The workers’ compensation insurance company paid for his time off, his medical bills, and settled on a negotiated, lump sum, wage-differential claim for $180,000.

SETTLED: $180,000

Torn Rotator Cuff

A 63-year-old maintenance worker sustained a rotator cuff tear necessitating surgery when he fell down a ravine in Lisle.

Settled: $150,000.00

Herniated Disc in Neck

Middle-aged truck driver suffered a herniated disc in his neck which required surgery. As a result of his injuries he could not return to work as a truck driver and had to accept a lower paying dispatcher position. Verdict amount represents the wage differential.

Verdict: $125,000.00

Auto Mechanic – Repetitive Trauma

Our client, an auto mechanic, required multiple surgeries to repair a repetitive trauma rotator cuff tear injury to his dominant shoulder.

SETTLED: $310,000.00

Equipment Delivery - Back Injury

Petitioner delivered restaurant equipment and injured his lower back while bringing heavy items down a ramp.  His injuries required surgery (laminotomy) at L5-S1.

SETTLED: $235,000.00