Personal Injury Case Settlements

Abels & Annes, P.C.

At Abels & Annes, P.C., we handle many cases involving various types of personal injury claims, such as car accidents, sex abuse, work injuries, slip & fall and wrongful death cases. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.

The following is a list of just some of our settlements and verdicts.

Chicago Accident and Injury Settlements



Bike Accident


Premises Liability




Sex Abuse Lawsuit






Construction Site Accident


Priest Abuse Lawsuit


Workplace Injury


Burn Injury


Trip & Fall



$3,000.000 - Motorcycle Accident. Catastrophic injuries from a motorcycle crash in Chicago. The case details remain confidential.

$3,200,000 - Sex Abuse Lawsuit. Worked as co-counsel to resolve a claim against the Archdiocese of Chicago, Cardinal George, and the Catholic Bishop of Chicago involving sexual abuse of a minor boy by former Rev. Daniel McCormack in the amount of $3.2 million, $300,000 of which was placed in escrow for services. The identity of the plaintiff and his family are confidential.

$1,125,000 - Settlement at mediation on behalf of a driver who sustained significant burn injuries while making a delivery on the job. We were able to prove that the defendants deviated from standard safety procedures and therefore were liable for the harm that resulted. Further, our office previously helped this client obtain a workers' compensation settlement for an amount greater than $200,000 plus disability pay related to this same accident.

$1,475,000 - Confidential Settlement involving a worker seriously injured on a construction site.

$3,150,000 - Worked with co-counsel to resolve a sex abuse lawsuit against the Archbishop of Chicago in regards to acts committed by former Rev. Daniel McCormack. The identity of the plaintiff, who was a minor at the time of the abuse, remains confidential.

$1,300,000 - A worker sustained significant injuries and infections when a third party negligently struck his hand with a weedwhacker.

Car and Truck Accident Settlements

$2,750,000 - Auto Accident Settlement. Our client sustained significant head injuries after his vehicle was rear-ended on a Chicago area interstate. The case resolved at a pre-trial conference after a year of litigation in Cook County.

$905,000 - Settled a Cook County lawsuit for a passenger that had to have surgery due to cervical injuries sustained in a crash. The driver of the car she was riding in lost control and struck support beam in the 400 block of Lower Wabash Ave in Chicago.

$825,000 - Illinois Truck Accident. Resolved case for a Chicago area resident who was rear-ended by a commercial truck. She sustained low back injuries and underwent surgery as a result of the accident.

$735,000 - Car crash settlement. Cervical disc herniation with surgery due to a negligent driver failing to yield while exiting a parking lot.

$460,000 - Chicago Car Accident. A driver failed to yield coming out of a stop sign, hitting our client's vehicle. The plaintiff had to undergo surgeries to repair a herniated disc.

$300,000 - Downstate Illinois Truck Crash. Multi-vehicle accident due to a negligent trucker driving too fast for conditions.

$200,000 - Chicago Car Crash. Resolved accident claim for local resident who sustained two herniated discs after being struck by a drunk driver.

$220,000 - Chicago Auto Accident. Reached a policy limits uninsured motorist claim settlement for two minor children that were fatally injured in a north suburban car accident. The at fault driver was DUI and crossed the centerline.

$200,000 - A driver with surgery for shoulder injury due to a crash.

$150,000 - Car Accident Settlement. Our client was injured when her vehicle was rear-ended in the Chicago area. Due to the collision, our client sustained injuries to her back that required medical treatment.

$142,500 - Rear-end auto accident settlement for a client with neck injuries and extensive medical treatment.

$135,000 - Car accident that was due to a driver failing to yield while making a left turn.

$125,000 - Settled car accident claim for a client who sustained a shoulder injury after getting rear-ended.

$105,000 – Chicago Car Accident. Our lawyers secured a settlement for the defendant's insurance policy limits plus $5000 in medical payment coverage.

Car Crashes in the Suburbs of Chicago

Personal Injury Case Settlements

$855,000 - Car Crash Settlement. Our client was hospitalized after suffering significant injuries when a driver failed to stop at a red light in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. The case resolved out of court, no lawsuit was filed.

$600,000 - Auto Accident. Catastrophic injury to a passenger in a contested liability auto accident in Lake County, Illinois. Insurance policy limits of $500,000 was collected from one defendant, and the victim's uninsured motorist coverage of $100,000 was collected for the liability of the other defendant who was uninsured.

$250,000 - Illinois Car Accident. Resolved a case for a Chicago Area resident who was hit by an uninsured driver. The plaintiff suffered a herniated disc and had surgery. Our law firm made an uninsured motorist claim for him and we were able to collect the insurance policy limits.

$170,000 - Settlement for a client with injuries from a DUI accident.

$100,000 - Kane County Rear-End Car Accident. Settled a case for policy limits of $100,000 on behalf of our client. Our client was driving when traffic began to slow for an emergency vehicle. An at-fault driver behind our client failed to slow, striking the rear of our client's vehicle and causing a rear-end car collision.

$100,000 - North Suburban Car Accident. Resolved negligence lawsuit for a defendant's auto insurance policy limits.

$100,000 - Lake County car accident settlement for a client sustaining injuries due to a defendant's failure to yield exiting a driveway. $500,00 policy limits settlement from the at-fault driver's insurance and an additional $50,000 policy limits settlement on a UIM claim.

$100,000 - Chicago Hit-And-Run Accident. Settled a case for insurance policy limits for a passenger that sustained multiple facial fractures in an accident where the at fault driver fled the scene.

$100,000 - Policy limits settlement for a woman suffering from an aggravation of pre-existing back and neck injuries. Rear-end accident on Interstate 55 and 1st Avenue in Summit, Illinois.

Sex Abuse Lawsuits

$2,500,000 - Sex Abuse Lawsuit. Working with co-counsel, we resolved a claim against the Archdiocese of Chicago and former Father Daniel McCormack. The identity of the plaintiff remains confidential.

$900,000 - Sex abuse settlement against a school bus company.

More case descriptions coming soon, as our law firm has been involved in over $35 Million in sex abuse settlements.

Pedestrian Accident Results

$600,000 - DuPage County Pedestrian Accident. Lawsuit settlement for a pedestrian with severe injuries from a nighttime crosswalk accident.

$300,000 - Pedestrian Accident. Policy limits settlement for an Evanston pedestrian hit-and-run victim. The driver fled the scene and our car accident lawyers pursued a UM claim against our client's own auto insurance policy.

$255,000 - Chicago Pedestrian Accident. Settlement for a woman with head injuries due to a crosswalk accident. $50,000 policy limits from the defendant's carrier, and an additional $205,000 UIM claim against our client's own auto insurance carrier.

$200,000 - Settlement for a pedestrian suffering with injuries from a hit & run accident.

$105,000 - Pedestrian Accident Settlement. Obtained a policy limits settlement on behalf of a pedestrian and his family after a drunk driver failed to yield and collided with our client.

$100,000 - Pedestrian Accident. Settlement for a client walking in a pedestrian crosswalk when an oncoming vehicle failed to yield, causing our client to sustain a hip injury that required medical treatment.

Premises Liability Settlements


$1,050,000 - Premises Liability Lawsuit Settlement. Our client sustained significant back injuries and underwent surgery after a trip and fall. The case was resolved at mediation after several years of litigation in Cook County.

$275,000 - Premises Liability. Settlement case against a building owner due to a child sustaining severe eye injuries from running into a  lock box with a defective design on an apartment door.

$235,000 - Premises Liability. A woman called 911 while having a seizure in her apartment. When police and paramedics arrived, they were delayed several minutes because front desk security personnel were not present to let them in the building. The delay may have contributed to much more serious injuries due to not receiving timely medical treatment.

$150,000 - Premises Liability Settlement. Settled case for worker who fell off a defectively designed built in ladder at a store. The plaintiff fractured his knee and had to have surgery.

$150,000 - Chicago Premises Liability. Settled case against a local store where a security guard used excessive force to detain a customer and our client sustained facial fractures.

Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Results

$225,000 - Trip and fall, premises liability. Resolved lawsuit for a customer who sustained serious back injuries when he tripped and fell on a rolled up floor mat in a fast food restaurant.

$150,000 - Wrigleyville Premises Liability Lawsuit. Working with co-counsel, we helped our client recover for injuries he sustained when a defective brick porch crumbled, causing our client to fall and causing a portion of the porch to land on top of our client.

$125,000 - Premises Liability Settlement. Resolved case for a woman who tripped and fell on defective stairs, breaking her ankle. The client had to undergo surgery to repair the fracture.

$122,500 - Slip and Fall Accident. Settlement on behalf of a client with injuries from a slip and fall on an unnatural accumulation of ice on a sidewalk.

$115,000 - Premises Liability. Client sustained a herniated disk (un-operated) when she slipped and fell on water from a leaking pipe in a restaurant bathroom. The restaurant had notice of the condition and failed to act.

Bike Accident Settlements

$1,000,000 - DUI Bicycle Accident.  A drunk driver in the suburbs hit our client. She sustained significant injuries and had to undergo surgery. The case settled out of court for policy limits.

$150,000 - Bicycle Dooring Accident.  An opening car door hit our client in the area of Archer Ave. and Loomis in Chicago. He now has a scar on his forehead.

$152,000 - Chicago Bicycle Accident. Settlement on behalf of a bicyclist with a wrist fracture. She was hurt riding her bike past a construction site when wind blew an unsecured windscreen into her path.

$100,000 - Illinois Bicycle Accident. Policy limits settlement for a medical student with serious injuries from a failure to yield collision.

$100,000 – Bicycle accident. Settlement for a bicyclist sustaining injury from a negligent motorist trying to pass on the left.

$80,000 - Wrigleyville Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accident. Obtained a policy limits settlement of $50,000 on behalf of a hit-and-run driver who was later identified and an underinsured motorist settlement of $30,000 for our client who was riding his bicycle in a marked bike lane in Wrigleyville when an at-fault driver turned left at an intersection, striking our client and injuring him.

Motorcycle Accident Settlements

$1,500,000 - Motorcycle Accident Settlement. Our client sustained significant foot injuries that required several surgeries to repair. The case resolved after several years of litigation.

$375,000 - Motorcycle Accident. Our client was injured when riding his motorcycle and striking an uneven portion of an expressway. The uneven road surface was caused by a road construction in the area and it led to our client flying off his bike, injuring himself. He sustained multiple fractures including a broken arm, leg, and a fractured skull.

$100,000 - Motorcycle accident. Our client sustained a significant road rash and we obtained an insurance policy limits settlement on her behalf.

$80,000 - Mini-bike Accident. Resolved a claim on behalf of our minor client who was participating in a mini-bike program. He was on a ride led by another minor when the leader made an abrupt turn without signaling. When our client tried to follow, he lost control of his bike, leading to injuries including a broken leg.

Nursing Home Settlements

$175,000 - Nursing Home Neglect Settlement. Nursing home resident suffering from septic shock due to neglectful care as a patient at an Illinois nursing home.

$300,000 - Nursing Home Abuse Settlement. A woman suffering from neglect with significant bedsores in a Chicago area nursing home.

$190,000 - Sex Abuse Settlement Against Nursing Home. A nursing home resident in a hospital emergency room. There, ICU nurses found evidence of sexual abuse on the victim's body. The victim was elderly with mental capacity issues. However, she was able to indicate the abuse to her granddaughter.

$150,000 - Nursing Home Abuse. Neglect and inadequate care for a resident in a coma. Large bed sores all over his body eventually leading to sepsis.

$375,000 - This settlement resulted from a case alleging improper care that led to a pressure ulcer and required extensive treatment.

Workers' Compensation Results

$410,000 - Work Injury Settlement. Plaintiff struck his back on a step while working, requiring surgical fusion to repair his injuries. His post-accident restrictions prevented him from returning to his prior job in the capacity he was able to before the incident occurred.

$145,000 - Workers' Compensation Settlement. The petitioner fell from a ladder and injured her shoulder, requiring surgery and leaving her with permanent restrictions that prevented her from returning to her job.

$330,000 - Work Injury Settlement. Petitioner required surgeries for both of his knees. Before settlement, attorneys secured payment of his medical bills and 33 months of disability pay for his time off work.

$195,000 - Chicago Workers Compensation Claim. Semi-truck driver moving a refrigerator at work with disc herniations in his lumbar spine. Plus an additional $28,000 disability pay for time off work.

Dog Bite Settlements

$250,000 - Dog Attack Lawsuit. Settlement for a client sustaining injuries with a large dog chasing him, jumping over a fence and falling down. He broke his arm and dislocated his elbow.

$112,000 - Dog Bite. Settlement from a dog bite causing a fracture and an infection to a woman's wrist. Surgical repair was necessary.

Dental Malpractice

$500,000 - Our client had to have all of her adult teeth removed due to a dentist failing to diagnose periodontal disease.

Swimming Pool Accident

$500,000 - Policy limits settlement. A tragic child fatality due to not having proper safety gates blocking entry to a pool deck, in violation of municipal codes.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer at Abels & Annes, P.C.

If you are suffering from significant injuries due to an accident, contact Abels & Annes, P.C. We offer free consultations 24/7 and there is no fee unless you win your case. Contact us online or call (312) 924-7575 and let's see if we can help you with your accident and injury claim.