This past winter, a woman was walking her dog through the Norridge neighborhood when she slipped on a patch of ice, resulting in a serious fall and a broken arm. The woman went to Presence Resurrection Medical Center’s Emergency Room, where she was treated for multiple fractures and put into a cast, eventually requiring surgery and physical therapy to recover. During this period, the woman was unable to work and with no income coming in, her medical and living expenses became unmanageable; therefore, she sought legal counsel from Chicago’s Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. to review her available options.
The skilled personal injury attorney Jared Staver took the woman’s case and began negotiating with the property owner’s insurance company. Attorney Staver argued that the ice the woman slipped on was an unnatural accumulation, resulting from the gutter improperly draining directly to the sidewalk. After exhaustive negotiations with the insurer, and due in large part to his aggressive representation, Staver reached a $130,000 settlement that included the recovery of her lost wages. The woman took solace in this outcome, which allowed her to recover physically and financially from this serious accident.
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