“Fred and Eric proved that our son didn’t die by accident and our greatest relief was to watch these lawyers work and fight for our son.” –a client whose son was drowned while in a school district pool during gym class.
Listeria Food Poisoning
Pat and John
“When John tested positive for listeriosis meningitis, our family was horrified. We had no idea what had made him sick or how any of this was possible,” says Pat, whose husband was sickened after consuming a food product contaminated with Listeria bacteria.
“I will say that hiring Fred was one of the best decisions I made throughout this ordeal. He is smart, caring, and incredibly hard working.”
Pat and John have become tireless food safety advocates. It has been our privilege to know them as clients and friends.
“Fred Pritzker was there for some very difficult times in my family.”
“I cannot imagine pursuing the lawsuit with any other firm. …They care about their clients.”
Motorcycle Accident Caused by a Commercial Truck
Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman represented J.R., who suffered a traumatic brain injury and lost a leg in a crash caused by an unqualified and overtired delivery truck driver. Below is J.R.’s story.
Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman inspect a truck after a crash.
I was still in a coma from my motorcycle accident when my sister, who is very savvy and an international investment banker, connected me with Fred’s law firm. After I woke up, Eric visited me in Oklahoma. I could tell he was a great guy, a fantastic guy. Someone with a heart of gold.
Myself, I was very depressed. It was a depressing situation. The accident was 100 percent the fault of the other driver and the crash left me with a traumatic brain injury and only one leg. I needed care throughout the day and night.
Like a lot of people, I had been living check to check. I was broke and I was disabled. I had no medical insurance. My medical bills would surpass $1 million. I kept thinking, how am I going to earn an income now? How can I make a living?
Fred and Eric were like, “We got this. We’ll take care of you. You’re all right.’’
It’s a good thing, too, because I would have lost it. I was starting to think that maybe my life wasn’t worth living. It was a very dismal situation, so it was an incredible help to have them in my corner. I could tell they weren’t just out for a check. They were real people.
Fred and Eric put me in touch with one of the country’s best prosthetists and he was right here in Oklahoma, a local guy who works with athletes in the paralympics. Long before we had a settlement, I had a leg and that meant a lot. The doctor was like, “Here you go. Pay me later.”
The accident happened in 2012. I received my check from the multi-million dollar settlement in January 2015. It all turned out not so bad. I get to live again. I get to work again. The settlement money was more than enough to keep me afloat. I have a new place to live and it’s on five acres.
As I look ahead, I have ongoing medical issues and I’m at risk for another stroke as a result of the accident. But I’ve been able to move on. I can breathe free and not worry about it too much. I work in a motorcycle shop, fixing bikes. I have to work at my own speed, but I love what I do.