Settlements

  • Auto Accident Settlement

    $975,000

    Claimant’s car was going straight on a roadway, and was “t-boned” by a car coming out of a parking lot. He had a neck injury, resulting in surgery. Claimant made a good recovery, and received an outstanding $975,000 settlement.

  • Psych Injury

    $775,000

    Claimant’s house burned down and she lived in a hotel during reconstruction. When she moved back home, a small amount of painting still had to be done. Contractor hired two unlicensed painters he met in a bar. While claimant was home, the painters caused another fire to break out, which burned the house down again. She began to suffer anxiety whenever she smelled smoke or heard sirens. Attorney Douglas Rallo reached a settlement of $775,000 for claimant, who had only psychological injuries.

  • “JAYWALKER” SETTLEMENT

    $750,000

    A French au pair was struck by a car driven by an elderly driver. The au pair was “jaywalking” after she left a Lake Forest restaurant/bar. The au pair crossed the dimly-lit street mid-block at midnight. She had multiple injuries, but she made a good recovery. Attorney Douglas Rallo achieved a $750,000 settlement for his client. The au pair returned to France to live with her parents during her recuperation.

  • CONSTRUCTION SITE NEGLIGENCE

    $738,188

    Attorney Douglas Rallo negotiated a $738,188 lawsuit settlement after a union laborer fractured his pelvis and broke several ribs while working at a construction site. He had to move two, large plywood sheets on the floor. The sheets were not marked as covering a hole nor nailed down as required by OSHA. He picked up a sheet, stepped forward and fell into the hole. The general contractor failed to provide a safe work environment.

  • AUTO ACCIDENT/NO SURGERY

    $500,000

    Claimant was a Buffalo Grove resident whose low back “spondylolisthesis” became painful after a rush hour car accident on Route 53. The defense disputed the claim because the accident occurred at very low speed and the claimant never needed any surgery. Attorney Douglas Rallo obtained the testimony of expert orthopedic surgeons to explain how the structures of the spine can be damaged in low speed accidents. The firm’s hard work resulted in a half million dollars settlement.

  • SHOULDER INJURY ACCIDENT RECORD HIGH LAKE COUNTY SETTLEMENT!

    $450,000

    Claimant was rear-ended while stopped and sustained a torn “rotator cuff” injury. Law Offices of Douglas Rallo negotiated a $450,000 settlement of her auto claim. This is a “record high” settlement for a shoulder injury in Lake County, Illinois.

  • SETTLEMENT FOR UNION LABORER

    $426,000

    Our Claimant, a union laborer, was maneuvering a dumpster through an opening in a wall. The dumpster smashed her hand and forearm. She sustained multiple injuries and needed several surgeries to repair the damage. Claimant hired personal injury attorney Douglas Rallo to help her through this complex and difficult time and Doug was able to achieve a $426,000 settlement for our client.

  • “LOANED” EMPLOYEE SETTLEMENT

    $400,000

    Law Offices of Douglas Rallo achieved a $400,000 workers compensation settlement for a union carpenter. Claimant was originally hired by Company A. During the course of employment, claimant was temporarily asked to work for Company B. While working for Company B, claimant herniated a disk in his neck and had surgery. This was a complicated legal case involving “lending and borrowing employers”.

  • “WAGE DIFFERENTIAL CASE” – UNION CARPENTER

    $400,000

    Claimant was stripping out a concrete panel, herniated a disk and had two surgeries. Claimant’s doctor imposed restrictions on him which were not compatible with working as a carpenter. Claimant had to take a lighter duty job which paid less than his prior wage. Douglas Rallo was able to negotiate a $400,000 lump sum settlement of our client’s wage-differential claim. Claimant continues his full-time employment in the post-accident job.

  • UNION SHEET METAL WORKER

    $400, 000

    A worker was installing steel-ribbed metal siding on an outside wall. He injured both shoulders while lifting it. Claimant’s case settled for $400,000.

  • AUTO ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT – DESPITE PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS

    $375,000

    Our claimant was slowing down to turn right into a gas station. She was rear-ended by the defendant. Although the claimant had pre-existing medical problems, they were “aggravated, exacerbated, accelerated, or worsened” as a result of the occurrence. Attorney Douglas Rallo was able to secure a $375,000 settlement.

  • UNION LABORER SETTLEMENT

    $350,000

    Attorney Douglas Rallo obtained a $350,000 settlement for a union laborer who injured his shoulder while lifting a mortar tub at work. After treatment, claimant had a “functional capacity evaluation” (FCE), to determine his ability to return to work. The restrictions from the FCE prevented claimant from returning to masonry labor and we were able to obtain a $350,000 settlement for the claimant due to a wage differential.

  • UNION CARPENTER

    $342,000

    Claimant was encasing windows when a gust of wind caught the material he was handling. He lost his balance and injured his left shoulder, which required surgery. While recuperating, Attorney Rallo sought reinstatement of TTD benefits for the claimant, but the defense refused to pay. Based on our advocacy of the Interstate Scaffolding case, Doug Rallo recovered a year of TTD benefits which had been cut-off, and we settled the case for $342,000.

  • SETTLEMENT FOR UNION ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTOR

    $340,000

    Claimant was an apprentice member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors, when he threw his shoulder into the equipment to keep it from falling off, causing a tear in his “rotator cuff.” After surgery, we asked claimant to submit to an important test known as an FCE. The FCE determined that he was not able to do heavy lifting on the job anymore, and as a result, Douglas Rallo was able to achieve an excellent, $340,000 settlement for our client.

  • UNION CARPENTER INJURED AT MCCORMICK PLACE

    $300,000

    While unloading a truck at a loading dock at McCormick Place in Chicago, there was no “dock plate” to bridge the gap between the truck and the dock. Claimant stepped in the opening with his left leg and sustained a torn meniscus in his knee. After successful surgery, Rallo Law Offices obtained a $300,000 settlement of his claim.

  • UNION CARPENTER, NO SURGERY

    $250,000

    Our claimant, a union carpenter injured his back while lifting a door and hanging a light fixture. Claimant successfully completed a course of physical therapy and work conditioning, but did not need surgery. We were able to obtain a $250,000 workers compensation settlement.

  • MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT

    $250,000

    Claimant was riding his motorcycle in Libertyville. The defendant pulled out from stop sign in front of claimant, who had the right-of-way. Claimant sustained a fractured femur (the long-bone between the hip and knee), which required surgery and four months recuperation. Rallo Law Offices settled this liability claim for $250,000.

  • PEDESTRIAN SUSTAINS FRACTURED ANKLE

    $200,000

    A 63-year-old Highland Park resident was struck by a car while crossing the road in front of a shopping center, fracturing her ankle. The driver didn’t look carefully enough before turning left and striking her. Attorney Douglas Rallo got her a $200,000 settlement.

  • PEDESTRIAN HIP INJURY

    $200,000

    Claimant was in a marked crosswalk entering a food store. A driver with a very dirty windshield which obstructed his vision came to a stop at the stop sign. He then pulled forward and struck the pedestrian injuring the pedestrian’s already arthritic hip. Although the insurance company for the driver mounted a vigorous defense and denied liability for making the hip worse, Attorney Douglas Rallo was able to achieve a $200,000 settlement.

  • BOATERS KNEE INJURY SETTLEMENT

    $200,000

    Client and her friends were moving a boat across a lock, and the pier had a rotten, weak area of old wood. The wood gave way and her leg fell through the hole, injuring her knee. This case raised a major issue of “contributory negligence”. Attorney Douglas Rallo uncovered evidence that the property owners knew of the dangerous condition before the accident and failed to make timely repairs. This resulted in a $200,000 settlement for the client.

  • TEAMSTER DELIVERY DRIVER

    $150,000

    Douglas Rallo, P.C. achieved a $150,000 settlement for a package car driver who injured a disk, plus $54,339 in weekly disability and full payment of medical expenses.

  • SENIOR CITIZEN “SLIP AND FALL” INJURY

    $130,000

    Glenview woman has received a $130,000 personal injury settlement, after slipping on ice in front of apartment building that was undergoing repairs. Company initially denied it was discharging water onto the pavement. Attorney Douglas Rallo uncovered documents which proved that the contractor was aware of the problem and won a settlement for the woman.

  • CHILD ON BICYCLE INJURED BY AUTO

    $100,000

    A 13 year old girl was riding her bicycle on the shoulder of eastbound Grass Lake Road. A vehicle traveling in the opposite direction went outside of the westbound lane, and struck the child. She sustained leg fractures and lacerations. Douglas Rallo reached a $100,000 settlement for the family.

  • AUTO ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT FOR IBEW ELECTRICIAN

    $100,000

    The claimant, an IBEW Local 176 journeyman was stopped for a red light when he was rear-ended by the defendant. The claimant sustained several injuries as a result of the occurrence. Libertyville attorney Douglas Rallo reached a $100,000 settlement for the claimant.

  • UNDERINSURED MOTORIST SETTLEMENT

    $100,000

    Our claimant was driving north on Route 59 in Hoffman Estates. Another vehicle was driving southbound, and made a left turn in front of my client. Claimant sustained a serious knee injury and lacerated forehead. Defendant had little insurance coverage. We made a claim for $75,000 more than defendant’s coverage, bringing the total settlement to $100,000.

  • AUTO ACCIDENT CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

    $98,000

    The defendant disobeyed the stop sign and drove directly in front of the claimant, causing a collision. The Plaintiff developed “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” and an aggravation of pre-existing back problems. Attorney Douglas Rallo was able to secure a $98,000 settlement.