“I view it as my job to protect our communities by holding accountable those who violate safety rules for the harms and losses they cause. The work we do at Pritzker Hageman gives us an opportunity not just to make a difference in people’s lives, but also to safeguard our communities.”
“It’s important for me to really understand my clients story and the harm they suffered. This puts me in the best position to zealously advocate for their rights.”
As a result of their injuries, our clients’ lives have been set back. They are navigating a new and challenging landscape where they have lost work, comfort, peace of mind, and in some cases, someone close to them. Taking the time to put myself in their shoes helps me explain the legal process better and allows my clients to place their trust in me.
“My clients are a great source of inspiration to me. They have a resolve that gives me hope and inspires me to keep doing what I do. When I can make a positive difference in the life of someone who has been seriously injured through no fault of their own, I get to see first hand that my role can be an important one. An injury affects more than the injured person; it affects their family, friends, workplaces, and communities. By helping an injured person improve their situation and get back to normal, I also have the opportunity to make a difference for everyone their life touches.”
“I find it rewarding to be able to help others navigate challenging and often complicated life events. I went to law school to help protect people against corporate wrongdoers. Now I am able to do that by defending the rights of injured people and working to help change the conduct and practices of wrongdoers for the better.”
David Szerlag, of counsel attorney for Pritzker Hageman, focuses primarily in the areas of product liability, fires and explosions, medical negligence and catastrophic injuries. His experience extends into admiralty, general liability and civil litigation. He brings Pritzker Hageman extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts.
Over the past 40 years, Fred Pritzker represented clients throughout the United States. He held restaurants responsible for foodborne illness outbreaks, corporations responsible for manufacturing errors, trucking companies responsible for driver negligence, and utility companies responsible for devastating explosions. After more than four decades of legal practice as one of the most respected lawyers in Minnesota, it is with great sadness that we announced the passing of Fred Pritzker, our mentor and friend, on January 10th, 2022.
We have obtained 75+ separate verdicts and settlements greater than $1 million:
We obtained this settlement for a man who lost his arm and leg in a gas pipeline explosion.
Our client suffered substantial injuries after ingesting a defective product.
Our client suffered burn injuries over 60% of his body in an explosion caused by improperly-odorized propane.
We represented seven children who suffered intestinal injuries as a result of a defective food product.
Our client suffered burn injuries over 50% of her body when a compressed natural gas line ruptured in a factory, causing an explosion.
We won this verdict for a child with kidney damage from E. coli.
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