Birth Injury $12.0 Million
A mother was given excessive Pitocin during labor which caused brain damage to her newborn child. Shortly after filing the lawsuit, the hospital and doctor offered $12 million to settle the case. This money will be used to take care of the child and give her as full a life as possible under the circumstances.
Birth Injury $10.0 Million
A routine ultrasound taken just prior to her due date showed that the twins were in fetal distress and emergency procedures needed to be undertaken. The radiologist misread the ultrasound noting it was normal. One of the infants was stillborn at birth and the other infant suffered profound brain damage until the time of his death at the age of 7. The hospital and doctor settled the case for $10 million.
Injured Worker $8.3 Million
Carpenter was installing panels at a local job site and fell from a hydraulic lift resulting in serious injuries.
Emergency Room Error $8.0 Million
A woman was mistakenly given a death penalty drug when she was admitted to a hospital with a stomach ache. The drug, which is a paralytic agent, caused the woman to stop breathing. She went into cardiac arrest and although she was rescued by the emergency room doctor, she suffered brain damage.
Collision $7.0 Million
A young girl was injured in a collision when her mother had to swerve in order to avoid a Pace Van. The mother of an 18-month-old who sustained a lacerated liver after a medical-transportation van allegedly cut off the mother’s minivan and caused it to crash has settled her lawsuit for $7 million.
Fall at Work $3.75 Million
An apprentice plumber fell through the floor of Trump Tower landing on the concrete below. He sustained injuries to his back, shoulder, and ankle. He was able to return to work following the accident.
Auto Accident $3.5 Million
Settlement obtained for a 52-year old woman who suffered a broken leg after a car accident. According to the radiologist at the hospital, he reported a blood clot that was in danger of moving to her lungs, but her reporting doctors claimed they never received the report.
Head Injury $3.5 Million
In 2012, Trapp & Geller settled a case against the general contractor and others in the amount of $3.5 million for negligence in allowing a support beam to fall, striking a laborer's head. The laborer suffered herniated discs in the neck.
Wrongful Death $2.5 Million
A truck driver was standing on a roadway waiting for assistance after his truck broke down. A passing truck struck him resulting in his death.
Rear-End Collision $2.3 Million
A 26- year old woman, while waiting in the drive-through line at a fast-food restaurant, was struck from behind injuring her shoulder. The injury developed into a rare nerve disorder called reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome.
The number one question we hear is, “Do I need a lawyer?” After we explain the overwhelming repercussions of an accident, most people say, “Yes!” Filing a personal injury claim against an insurance company can be a very long process, requiring lots of time on the phone with adjusters trying to determine what your case is worth, going through the contentious negotiation process, and wading through stacks of paperwork. For accident victims, this means less time spent recovering and more energy spent second-guessing your personal injury claim.
When you hire Trapp & Geller, you have an advocate on your side. You no longer have to worry if you are signing the right papers. Our firm takes care of every aspect of your personal injury case, allowing you to focus on what is most important—recovering from your injuries and getting life back to normal.
We bill clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if we secure compensation for you. There is no risk and no cost to you.
Over a 35-year history, the firm has obtained hundreds of millions on behalf of our clients for their injuries. Our cases have been featured on television stations and in newspapers such as WGN, NBC, CBS, and ABC and in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and Chicago Lawyer, as well as numerous national law-related journals.
Trapp & Geller has been awarded an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell©, the leading national law publication law in the United States. This is the highest possible ranking an attorney can obtain for ethics and professionalism.
Other notable accolades and accomplishments our firm has been recognized for include:
- In 2016, Martindale-Hubbell© recognized Jamie Trapp for 35 Years of Serving the Community.
- In 2013, Jamie Trapp was named by the Chicago Tribune as one of the leading personal injury attorneys in Illinois.
- In 2018 and 2019, Jeremy Geller has been named a Leading Lawyer as one of the nation’s top lawyers based on peer reviews.
More than 25 Years of Experience
Trapp & Geller has a passion for protecting the rights of the injured. We have the skill, experience, and knowledge to provide you with the highest legal advocacy. We will not rest until you get the compensation you deserve.
Customized Legal Strategies
Each of our attorneys is in it to win your case as much of you are and take pride in getting the best possible result. With that, your dedicated attorney is always available and will even text you regarding your goals and case.
Responsive & Informative
Our attorneys work with you one-on-one and make sure that, at every step of the process, you are fully aware of your case. We are fighting for your rights and always make sure that we are doing what is best for you.
Over $400 Million Recovered
The attorneys at Trapp & Geller have the experience and knowledge to not only win, but to win BIG. When you entrust our team with your case, you can rest assured that we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation.