We have multiple approaches to obtain your maximum recovery. First, we understand the complex and comprehensive set of rules governing truckers, trucking companies, and insurance companies. A lawyer with in-depth knowledge in this area can greatly increase a person’s financial recovery, sometimes by millions of dollars. Secondly, our founder Dr. Brad Bradshaw is a licensed physician and surgeon, and we understand the importance of explaining the injuries to the insurance company, and occasionally the jury, to emphasize your need for compensation. Thirdly, our experience handling numerous semi-truck/tractor-trailer cases with up to multi-million dollar results tells the insurance company we know how to win, and win big. In fact, Dr. Bradshaw has never lost a semi-truck case. Finally, we charge a lower fee than the industry standard of about 40%, our starting fee for early settlements is usually only 25%. Look below for a few real examples of the benefits and expertise our law team brings to semi-truck injury cases in Illinois.
- Broker Liability
Most lawyers are either unfamiliar with this broker liability or have never handled such a case. Our founder, attorney Dr. Bradshaw helped a family increase their recovery from $1 million on the basis of insurance to a total recovery of $11 million based upon Broker Liability. Dr. Bradshaw teaches attorneys throughout the United States the finer points of successfully handling Broker Liability cases.
- Finding Hidden Insurance
A semi-truck wreck caused the death of a man in a passenger car. The insurance offered the attorney handling the case $1 million as a settlement. The attorney called Dr. Bradshaw for assistance and we found an additional $1 million in hidden insurance that the company hid from the original attorney. We settled the case for the full $2 million.
- Aggressive Legal Action & Courtroom Success
An injured party fired their attorney, who told them the most they would get is about $350,000. The client hired our firm, on behalf of our client we rejected the lower offers, took the case to trial, and obtained a verdict for our client for $2.4 million dollars.
- Medical Expertise and Specialization
A truck driver who was rear-ended by another truck driver sustained a back injury. The insurance company first offered $150,000 in compensation, but Dr. Bradshaw was able to contact one of the best spinal surgeons in the world to evaluate the client. With this additional medical information and our tenacity with trucking cases, we settled the case for close to $1 million.
- Lower fee
A client was severely injured in a personal injury case. The case was settled for $25 million and our fee was only 25%. Compared to lawyers who charge 40% at that same stage, the fee alone saved our client $3.75 million.
When we work with a lawyer in Illinois, we pay them out of our fee, there is NEVER a hidden fee and there is NEVER an extra fee. Total fees are set out from the beginning in our contract.