Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman have won substantial crash settlements and verdicts for our clients in lawsuits against truck drivers, transportation companies, and others. Some of our results include the following:
Our law firm has zealously represented injured people and their families in over fifteen different states.
Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman represented a man who was hit by a delivery truck. The company was at first unwilling to settle, denying that the driver was at fault. Fred and Eric dug for evidence until they found enough to persuade the delivery company that the driver was to blame. The company then refused to settle for a fair amount. Fred and Eric aggressively pursued justice and obtained a $5.1 million settlement for their client.
Attorney Eric Hageman has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics every year since 2004.
Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman recently obtained a hard fought $2,560,000 recovery for the victims of a semi truck collision.
The clients, a husband and wife in their sixties, were returning from a family reunion when their automobile was hit from behind by a semitrailer. The initial impact caused their vehicle to lose control, cross the center median and collide head-on with an SUV traveling in the opposite direction.
The husband suffered a traumatic brain injury and both the husband and wife had extensive orthopedic injuries.
The cause of the collision was hotly contested. The trucking company claimed the driver of the car allowed her vehicle to drift into the truck’s lane while the plaintiffs contended the semi-tractor drifted into their lane. Eyewitness testimony supported each claim.
Pritzker and Hageman retained the services of an accident reconstruction and photogrammetric expert able to identify and map out tire markings from the automobile that showed it was in its proper lane at the time of the initial impact. Using that data, the lawyers retained the services of an animationist to create a short video demonstrating how the crash occurred.
Not to be outdone, the company hired its own reconstruction expert and an engineer who prepared a computer simulation of the collision using a software program claimed to be more scientifically accurate than the plaintiffs’ animation.
Pritzker and Hageman attacked the scientific claims of the defendant’s engineer by retaining an expert in the same software program in order to prove the software program was manipulated to reach a pre-ordained conclusion. They also brought a motion to exclude the testimony of the company experts and the simulation on which it was based. The case settled the day prior to the hearing on the plaintiffs’ motion to exclude (which was only three days prior to trial).
In addition to the scientific and technical evidence, Pritzker and Hageman discovered documents showing that the driver only 4-5 hours of sleep the night prior to the crash and then altered his log book to make it appear he had slept longer.
Fred and Eric represented a family after a fatal crash. The state patrol report said the at-fault driver had lost control of the vehicle. Fred and Eric wanted to find out why. After interviewing the driver, they found out that a dealership had serviced the vehicle before the collision. They found evidence that the vehicle had been negligently serviced, build a winning argument against the dealership and won a multi-million-dollar settlement for the family.
Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman are two of our lead attorneys. They have been named “Super Lawyers” by Law & Politics magazine since 2004. You can call 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) to contact our truck accident lawyers and get your free consultation.