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Winning cases, by digging deeper

Whether it’s a medical malpractice case, an auto accident or some other kind of personal injury case, the evidence that can win you your lawsuit is not always on the surface, where everyone can see it. Attorney Adler has earned a reputation for being thorough, tenacious and digging deeper for his clients. Some lawyers will take a case just so far and then either drop it or convince their clients to accept a settlement for less that the proper value. The mission of Adler Law Offices, Ltd. is to protect the rights of its clients and to undertake maximum effort to obtain, for its clients, the fair, reasonable recovery they are entitled to.

Here are just a few of the many cases that demonstrate how Attorney Adler went the extra mile to win a personal injury case for his clients…

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$775,000,000.00 SETTLEMENT

Client came to us a result of experiencing a drop foot after an orthopedic surgery. During our investigation we noticed the client experienced internal bleeding and had been prescribed Xarelto, a then relatively new blood thinner. We dug deep into the history of Xarelto going back to the original documents filed with the FDA and researched the basic science of the drug. Based upon our investigation, we concluded that Xarelto was the cause of the bleeding and the resulting drop foot and filed suit against the manufacturers of the drug. The lawsuit was grouped with others filed throughout the country in the United States District Court. A global settlement of the cases was reached in the amount of $775,000,000.00.

The Case of the Exploding Coffee Pot

While pouring a cup of coffee at home a middle aged man was scalded when the coffee pot exploded in his hands. The large, national retailer, who sold the coffee pot, insisted that the coffee pot broke due to consumer abuse. Charles Adler wouldn’t allow the retailer’s deep pockets and team of attorneys to intimidate him into dropping the case. Instead, Adler dug deeper and discovered that the manufacturing plant in Mexico, where the coffee pots were made, allowed sand to invade the manufacturing process, causing the glass carafes to weaken and fail over time. With this new evidence, the retailer settled the case, to the delight of Adler’s client.

The Case of the Lying Insurance Agency

After a woman was involved in a car accident, and tried filing a claim with her insurance company, she was told by the insurance company that she did not have coverage. Insisting that she was told over the phone, by a representative of the insurance company, that her policy had been issued and was active, she hired Attorney Charles Adler to fight her case.

During the trial, the insurance company paraded witnesses past the jury, who all testified that the company never gave oral binders over the phone. Because of Adler’s tenacity in preparing for the case, he had found the incriminating evidence his client needed. Adler had found an old advertisement, that the insurance company had published, that specifically said that they gave oral binders over the phone. When Attorney Adler presented this evidence, the subsequent witness for the insurance company admitted that they did, indeed, give oral binders over the phone. It took only ten minutes for the jury to return with a verdict in favor of Adler’s client.

The Case of the Wrongful Death, Handled Right

When the driver of an automobile entered the opposite lane of oncoming traffic, in order to pass the vehicle in front of him, he was hit, head on, by an oncoming semi-truck, instantly killing the passenger in his automobile, who was a father of eight children.

Because all the evidence seemed to clearly point out that the accident was no fault of the truck driver, it seemed very unlikely that the eight children, left behind, would ever receive any kind of financial recovery.

The evidence in the case seemed cut and dry. So much so that the insurance adjuster for the insurer of the trucking company said that there was no way they would pay a dime. Two local attorneys also did an investigation of the accident and declined to take the case on behalf of the estate of the deceased passenger. Because Attorney Adler knew that something had to be done, for the sake of the eight children who lost their dad, he took on the case, himself.

Not only did there seem to be very little for him to build a case upon, but he was also told that the community where the accident took place was very conservative and would never find the trucker guilty in a case such as this. When Attorney Adler had some aerial photos taken of the accident site, in order to get a better lay of the land, he noticed that there was a ridge that the trucker would have had to have driven by, which would have, itself, acted as a blind spot. Adler then spoke with the owner of the farm land that ran along this stretch of the road and discovered that trucks were always having problems along that stretch of road.

Additionally, Adler dug into the federal population figures and determined that the potential jury members that would be selected for this case, didn’t appear to be as conservative as he was told. When Adler presented this information to the trucking company’s insurance company, they realized that they would have to pay on the claim. In the end, Adler made a recovery for the surviving family members.

The Case of the Wrongful Termination

An employee of the Illinois Bureau of Investigation was fired from her job because she had plead guilty to a shoplifting charge. The Bureau claimed that they had done a complete investigation of the criminal case, prior to discharging her. They also claimed that they fired the woman because they had a policy of not allowing persons with criminal backgrounds to be employed in sensitive bureau positions.

Charles Adler agreed to fight the wrongful termination lawsuit and won the case because he was able to prove that, not only did the Bureau not do an adequate investigation of the employee’s criminal charge, as they said they did, but her position did not require her to handle “sensitive” confidential information, as the bureau stated it did. Thus, she was not breaking any policies by pleading guilty of a shoplifting charge.

After Adler won the case at the trial court level, the State appealed the case, where Adler won the case for his client, there, as well.

The best part about winning the case was when the client called Attorney Adler, to thank him, after she had gotten her job back. She said the marital problems she was having, because of the wrongful termination, had finally subsided.

Personal Injury

A personal injury is defined as any violation of an individual’s right, other than his or her rights in property. Although the term personal injury usually refers to physical injuries, that is not always the case. Some examples of personal injury lawsuits that are commonly filed are:

  • Auto accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Railroad accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Slip ­and ­fall accidents

Premises Liability

If you have suffered an accident or injury, which occurred on another person’s property, the owner of that property may be legally responsible for what happened. If you’ve suffered an injury of this type, and you believe it is a result of another person’s negligence, you may want to file a personal claim against them for your injuries, damages and costs. Your costs may have been incurred due to medical bills, lost earnings, disfigurement, pain, emotional distress or some sort of physical disability.

Some personal injuries that can occur on another person’s premise or property include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bites or maulings
  • Exposure to toxic or hazardous substances such as lead or mold
  • Drownings

Construction Accidents

If you are a construction worker, you should know that there are special laws that were put in place to ensure that an employer and other related parties are responsibly protecting your health and safety on a construction site. If they are not and you have been injured, you have the right to file a personal claim in order to receive benefits and compensation owed to you. The claim may be against your employer or even against other parties that are liable.

Construction accidents can be severe and life altering. At Adler Law Offices, we understand that after going through such trauma, your goals are to make sure your medical bills are paid and covered, you do not suffer financially through any lost wages, and that your insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your injury. We will provide a comprehensive review of your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.

  • Crushing accidents
  • Dangerous chemicals
  • Dangerous behavior by other workers
  • Defective power tools or misuse of tools
  • Electrical fires and electrocution
  • Explosions
  • Failure to provide proper safety equipment
  • Falling objects and debris
  • Impaling accidents
  • Scaffolding falls
  • Welding accidents

Wrongful Discharge

Although there are a few exceptions to the rule, in Illinois most employers have the right to fire an employee at will. This makes it very difficult to successfully file a wrongful termination claim against an employer.

With that said, there are a number of circumstances whereby an employer may be liable for wrongful discharge or termination of an employee. There may be contractual terms affecting your employment or statutory rights granted to you.

If you feel, in being fired, that your employer may have violated a state or federal law, public policy or your employment agreement, you should contact Adler Law Offices.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Typically when discussing motor vehicle accidents, one thinks of a rear end accident with simplified issues of negligence. However, motor vehicle accidents can and quite often involve extensive issues of proof, damages and recovery. It is not just the issue of the crash itself that is involved but instead the circumstances of the accident that can call into consideration numerous state and federal statutes.

If a motor vehicle is hit by an under-insured or uninsured motorist, the claim will involve not only a negligence action against the offending party, but also a claim under the victim’s insurance coverage which can lead to a second cause of action to arbitrate a claim against the insurer for uninsured or under-insured motorist coverage. If a motor vehicle is hit by a train at a crossing, both state and federal statutes and regulations come into play. This is where contacting a lawyer dedicated to doing more for their clients is important.

Trucking Accidents

Large truck accidents can involve multiple liable entities. The assistance of a skilled injury law firm can ensure that all responsible parties are held liable.

Boating Accidents

When a negligent party causes a boating accident, our team can help you recover the costs for medical treatment, lost wages and more.

Dog Bites

When vicious dogs attack in Chicago, Arlington Heights and surrounding communities, negligent owners can be held liable for medical expenses, lost earnings, emotional trauma and more.

Wrongful Death

If you have a relative who died as a result of someone else’s misconduct, you may be able to file a claim against the wrongdoer to recover monetary damages. Adler Law Offices has represented clients in numerous cases of this nature and has been able to obtain the policy limits of the offender’s insurance coverage in a number of them.

In addition to the claim for the death of a loved one, the surviving family members may have a claim for their loss of support, affection and society. Adler Law Offices can successfully protect the rights of the deceased and surviving family members.

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