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General Negligence Representative Cases

  • Successfully defended newspaper publisher and distributor at trial in suit alleging fractured ankle as a result of a fall while collecting newspaper delivered to the home.
  • Represented a company providing private medical services to stock trading floor.  Trader claimed that paramedic failed to provide Basic Life Support (BLS) pursuant to Illinois Emergency Medical Services Act and Chicago EMS System Standing Medical Orders.
  • Represented an owner of nursing homes in Illinois against claims of abuse, neglect and other violations of the Illinois Department of Public Health.
  • Received a summary judgment on behalf of gun manufacturer in suit alleging inadvertent discharge of gun resulting in injury to bystander. Suit claimed gun lacked safety device to prevent accidental discharge if the gun was dropped, however the plaintiff could not demonstrate that the client distributed the gun in Illinois.
  • Defended individuals and company employees in motor vehicle accident claims.  Also represented motor vehicle insurance companies in underinsured and uninsured motorist claims.
  • Represented national department store chain in litigation involving customers injured from escalator and elevator malfunctions.
  • Represented retailer/product distributor in a wrongful death case where product allegedly caused a home fire and represented the product distributor in other flammable fabrics and cosmetic actions involving severe burns.
  • Garnered a not-guilty award in a Cook County mandatory arbitration on behalf of a national retailer, in a case in which the plaintiff alleged a chair on display was defective and the chair broke underneath a customer on the premises resulting in permanent injuries.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a national retailer client that operated a store in a strip mall where a customer was struck by a car walking out of the store.  The customer claimed the store did not properly define ingress and egress area for patrons.
  • Represented a national retailer in premises liability slip and fall. Obtained summary judgment over the plaintiff’s allegations of excessive floor polishing.

Johnson and Bell

Johnson and Bell