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Transportation Liability Verdicts

$450,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Transportation Liability – Auto Accident – Workplace Injury

A Chicago police officer was assigned to work the Mexican Independence Day Parade on the West Side of Chicago. That same day, a bank robbery occurred in the Northern Suburbs. The money seized from the bank contained a GPS device that notified law enforcement of the robbers’ location. As the robbers made their way toward the city, the officers gave chase and a high-speed chase began that took the robbers toward the Parade. As the office made his way around the Parade route, the robbers sped through a red light and crashed into the officer’s squad car. The accident caused the officer to sustain serious injuries which have kept on limited duty for over four years. Joseph R. Curcio was able to obtain a $450,000 settlement on behalf of the officer.

$3,100,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Transportation Liability – Auto Accidents – DUI Accidents

Plaintiff was riding his bicycle down Madison Avenue in the West Loop Area. Shortly after midnight, Defendant was driving a vehicle in the opposite direction on Madison when she hit the divider between the two lanes of traffic. The collision caused the vehicle to flip in mid-air and land on the Plaintiff. The police arrived at the scene and discovered that the Defendant was highly intoxicated – she was later charged with Aggravated Driving Under the Influence. As a result of the crash, Plaintiff suffered severe and permanent injuries including brain damage and muscle atrophy. Joseph R. Curcio was able to secure a $3,100,000 settlement on behalf of the Plaintiff.

$3,500,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio and John A. O’Meara – Managing Attorneys
Transportation Liability – Auto Accidents

Plaintiffs were an operator and passenger in a vehicle that collided with a school bus that turned left into their path of travel. One of the plaintiffs suffered a fractured femur and knee and the other a fractured knee and ankle, with both plaintiffs requiring significant hospitalization and follow-up treatment in addition to lost time from work. At mediation, Joseph R. Curcio and John A. O’Meara were able to negotiate a settlement for the plaintiffs in the amount of $3,500,000.

$2,600,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio and John R. Gorey – Managing Attorneys
Transportation Liability – Auto Accidents – Wrongful Death

Plaintiff was operating a motor vehicle on a rural road that collided with a pick-up truck that was owned and operated by a local dairy farm in Kankakee County, Illinois. The plaintiff, a 33 year-old woman and mother of 4 died as a result of the injuries sustained in the collision. At the outset of the case, the defendants denied any fault and petitioned the court to remove the case to a downstate county where verdicts and settlements have traditionally been low and very favorable to businesses and insurance companies. Curcio Law Offices was able to persuade the court in Cook County to maintain its jurisdiction over the case. After several dozen depositions of witnesses were taken in preparation for trial, Joseph R. Curcio and John R. Gorey were able to negotiate a settlement in the for the plaintiffs in the amount of $2,600,000.

$ 2,129,141 – Verdict
Joseph R. Curcio – Trial Attorney
Transportation Liability – Auto Accidents
Offer Before Trial – $ 150,000

Plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with a FedEx Ground truck at the intersection of Halsted and 99th Street in Chicago. The plaintiff suffered a fractured ankle that required three surgeries and lost time from work as a security guard. Each of the drivers claimed the other ran a red light and were unwilling to meet the plaintiff’s settlement demand of $1,000,000. At trial, Joseph R. Curcio persuaded the jury to find both of the drivers liable and award the plaintiff $2,129,141.

$ 6,400,000 – Settlement 
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Transportation Liability – Bicycle Accidents – Injuries to Children

Plaintiff was a 13 year-old boy that was riding his bicycle along Harlem Avenue near the L tracks at Lake Street when a dump truck backed into the roadway and struck the child causing serious and life threatening injuries. The defendants initially denied liability and retained an accident reconstruction expert who concluded that the plaintiff was responsible for the collision. After the conclusion of discovery, including the deposition of the defendant’s accident reconstruction expert that raised significant questions as to the credibility of the expert’s conclusions, Joseph R. Curcio was able to negotiate a settlement in the amount $6,400,000 from the defendant.

$ 4,100,000 – Settlement 
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Transportation Liability – Pedestrian Injuries – Injuries to Children

Plaintiff was a 9 year-old girl that was struck by a tractor-trailer while walking in the parking lot of a Walgreen’s drug tore in Madison, Wisconsin. As a result of the impact, she sustained severe crushing and de-gloving injuries to her pelvis and lower extremities. Joseph R. Curcio was admitted pro hac vice to the bar in Wisconsin in order to represent this severely injured minor, and just before trial was able to negotiate a settlement from the trucking company for their negligent operation of the truck as well as the property owner based upon the dangerous design and permitted use of its parking lot in the amount of $4,100,000.

$246,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio and John A. O’Meara – Managing Attorneys
Transportation Negligence – Pedestrian Injury

Plaintiff was walking along Halsted Street in the Wrigleyville area when a parade float crashed into the sidewalk. The float injured several onlookers, including plaintiff, who sustained injuries as a result of defendant’s negligent operation of the float. Representing the plaintiff, attorneys Joseph R. Curcio and John A. O’Meara attained a settlement in the amount of $246,000.

$ 6,400,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Transportation Negligence – Injuries

Plaintiff was a 13 year-old boy that was riding his bicycle along Harlem Avenue near the L tracks at Lake Street when a dump truck backed into the roadway and struck the child causing serious and life threatening injuries.  The defendants initially denied liability and retained an accident reconstruction expert who concluded that the plaintiff was responsible for the collision.  After the conclusion of discovery, including the deposition of the defendant’s accident reconstruction expert that raised significant questions as to the credibility of the experts conclusions, Joseph R. Curcio was able to negotiate a settlement in the amount $6,400,000 from the defendant.

$ 4,100,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Transportation Negligence and Premises Liability – Injuries

Plaintiff was a 9 year-old girl that was struck by a tractor-trailer while walking in the parking lot of a Walgreen’s drug tore in Madison, Wisconsin.  As a result of the impact, she sustained severe crushing and de-gloving injuries to her pelvis and lower extremities.  Joseph R. Curcio was admitted pro hac vice to the bar in Wisconsin in order to represent this severely injured minor, and just before trial was able to negotiate a settlement from the trucking company for their negligent operation of the truck as well as the property owner based upon the dangerous design and permitted use of its parking lot in the amount of $4,100,000.

$ 3,500,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio and John A. O’Meara – Managing Attorneys
Transportation Negligence – Injuries

Plaintiffs were an operator and passenger in a vehicle that collided with a school bus that turned left into their path of travel.  One of the plaintiffs suffered a fractured femur and knee and the other a fractured knee and ankle, with both plaintiffs requiring significant hospitalization and follow-up treatment in addition to lost time from work.  At mediation, Joseph R. Curcio and John A. O’Meara were able to negotiate a settlement for the plaintiffs in the amount of $3,500,000.

$ 2,600,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio and John R. Gorey – Managing Attorneys
Transportation Negligence – Wrongful Death

Plaintiff was operating a motor vehicle on a rural road that collided with a pick-up truck that was owned and operated by a local dairy farm in Kankakee County, Illinois.  The plaintiff, a 33 year-old woman and mother of 4 died as a result of the injuries sustained in the collision.  At the outset of the case, the defendants denied any fault and petitioned the court to remove the case to a downstate county where verdicts and settlements have traditionally been low and very favorable to businesses and insurance companies.  Curcio Law Offices was able to persuade the court in Cook County to maintain its jurisdiction over the case.  After several dozen depositions of witnesses were taken in preparation for trial, Joseph R. Curcio and John R. Gorey were able to negotiate a settlement in the for the plaintiffs in the amount of $2,600,000.

$ 2,129,141 – Verdict
Joseph R. Curcio – Trial Attorney
Transportation Negligence – Injury

Offer Before Trial – $ 150,000

Plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with a FedEx Ground truck at the intersection of Halsted and 99th Street in Chicago.  The plaintiff suffered a fractured ankle that required three surgeries and lost time from work as a security guard.   Each of the drivers claimed the other ran a red light and were unwilling to meet the plaintiff’s settlement demand of $1,000,000.  At trial, Joseph R. Curcio persuaded the jury to find both of the drivers liable and award the plaintiff $2,129,141.