Power Rogers, LLP
Here at the law firm of Power Rogers, LLP, in Chicago, Illinois, we fight to win, and our results speak for themselves. For nearly 30 years, we have served thousands of clients throughout our area, and to date, we have recovered more than $4 billion in total compensation for our plaintiff clients.
No matter the cause of your suffering, you can turn to us for impassioned advocacy and effective representation for your legal challenges involving any of the following:
- Personal injury and wrongful death
- Car, truck and motorcycle accidents
- Defective products
- Dangerous drugs and pharmaceuticals
- Medical malpractice
- Construction accidents
- Premises liability
- Other preventable tragedies
For 11 consecutive years, we have received the No. 1 ranking in the Chicago Lawyer Annual Settlement Survey due to our having recovered numerous multimillion-dollar awards for our clients. Among our most notable successes include a $100 million recovery for the victims of a truck accident and a verdict of more than $95 million for a double-leg amputee.
We have also recovered many other substantial settlements and verdicts for our injury clients, and we promise to do all we can to help you get the maximum amount of compensation you need. Our attorneys have earned consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America©, and we have received several designations from TopVerdict as having secured some of the largest verdicts ever awarded in the state.
To find out more about how we can best help you during this difficult and stressful time in your life and increase your chances of obtaining the favorable outcomes you seek, you can contact Power Rogers, LLP, to schedule a free initial consultation. We also currently offer virtual consultations in these uncertain times to help keep you safe and healthy.
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Our Success Record
CHICAGO PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS WITH OVER $4 BILLION RECOVERED
When looking for an accident lawyer, Illinois residents should call Powers Rogers. After dozens of years representing clients in various personal injury matters, the Chicago lawyers of Power Rogers have built a reputation by recovering significant personal injury settlements and verdicts. Our team has achieved numerous personal injury settlements and record-setting verdicts. Our trial experience not only helps us win in the courtroom but around the negotiating table as well. As our personal injury settlements and verdicts demonstrate, our lawyers are very adept at navigating Illinois accident law.
Setting Records for Personal Injury Recoveries
Some of our successes have included recovering $100 million in a wrongful death suit under Illinois accident law. This recovery was the largest personal injury award for a single family in Illinois.
Our Chicago firm has recovered multi-million dollar personal injury settlements and verdicts under Illinois accident law. Our team of skilled personal injury lawyers puts all of our resources and energy into fighting to win each and every case for our clients. And whether a settlement from a negligent physician or a verdict against a hospital, we always seek the maximum recovery allowable under Illinois accident law.
$100 Million Recovery- Product Liability, Motor Vehicle Negligence, Trucking
No. 98 L 3127 - Joseph A. Power Jr., Larry R. Rogers Jr.
Trucking/Products Liability: Joseph A. Power, Jr., as lead counsel, with the assistance of Larry Rogers, Jr. represented a Chicago family that lost six children in a fiery Wisconsin car crash in 1994 caused by an unqualified truck driver. Investigations prompted by the tragedy and lawsuit revealed widespread corruption, whereby the Secretary of State’s staff exchanged licenses for bribes that went to the campaign of George Ryan. These federal investigations triggered Operation Safe Road, which required retesting for over 2,000 drivers using tainted licenses and netted 76 convictions, including that of former Governor of Illinois George Ryan. Joseph Power and Larry Rogers, Jr. obtained a record $100 million settlement for personal injury and wrongful death for a single-family.
$95,477,464 Million Verdict - Personal Injury, Double Leg Amputee
- Joseph A. Power Jr., James Power
Power Rogers attorneys Joseph A. Power, Jr., as lead counsel, and James Power recently secured a $95,477,464 million jury verdict for our client who suffered massive leg injuries that required a double above-the-knee amputation in 2014. Our client, a truck driver, was transporting carbon steel tubing. The crane operator at the delivery location attempted to unload the cargo, but because the tubing was improperly stacked and configured for unloading, one bundle of the tubing rolled out and crushed his legs, lacerating his right popliteal artery and fracturing his fibula and tibia. His right knee was amputated above the knee, and after his left leg developed a fungal infection, the doctors had to amputate that one above the knee as well. The jury awarded the Plaintiff $83,477,464 and his wife $12 million for a total of $95,477,464. This award was reduced 10% for the Plaintiff’s liability, making the total recoverable amount $86,429,717.60.
$93 Million Recovery - Aviation Accident
- Brian LaCien, Jonathan M. Thomas
Brian LaCien and Jonathan Thomas teamed up with Kreindler & Kreindler LLP of New York, NY to provide representation to a number of individuals who were involved in a commercial airplane crash. The litigation team recovered over $93 Million on behalf of their clients. Notable settlements included a $16,900,000 settlement on behalf of a 36-year-old female who suffered multiple fractures and ultimately required the amputation of her left leg; an $8,000,000 settlement on behalf of a 32-year-old female who suffered numerous cervical and lumbar vertebrae fractures requiring a posterior surgical fusion of C1-C2; a $7,500,000 settlement on behalf of a 54-year-old male who died as a result of the crash; a $5,800,000 settlement for a 52-year-old female who suffered multiple vertebrae fractures causing nerve damage and requiring multiple past and future spinal surgeries, pain management, and rehabilitative therapy; and a $3,750,000 settlement for a 49-year-old woman who fractured her Th11 and Th12 vertebrae and required a surgical spinal fusion of the TH11 to L1 vertebrae.
$55.4 Million Verdict - Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury
No. 96 L 05681 - Joseph A. Power Jr., Larry R. Rogers Sr.
Medical Malpractice/Brain Injury: This case involved the failure to properly give oxygen or intubate and give oxygen to a 54-year-old-lady undergoing a bronchoscopic procedure and biopsy for possible tuberculosis which resulted in brain damage. This is the largest medical malpractice verdict in the history of the State of Illinois. Additionally, the loss of consortium of $15,000,000.00 to the husband is also the largest such award in the history of Illinois for that type of damage.
JURY VERDICT: $55,439,269.59
Offer prior to trial: $ 10,500,000.00
Offer prior to verdict: $ 13,500,000.00
Power Rogers Secures $25M
6/2022 - POWER ROGERS SECURES $25M SETTLEMENT FOR FAMILY OF TOW TRUCK DRIVER KILLED ON I-80
Last month, Power Rogers Partners Joe Power Jr., Sean Houlihan, and Robert Thomas recovered a $25.2 million settlement for the family of a tow truck driver who was killed while assisting a motorist on the side of Interstate 80 in Iowa.
As reported by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, the 29-year-old victim had been working for a Des Moines-based tow service when he was called to assist a disabled tractor-trailer that had pulled over onto the shoulder of I-80 in Poweshiek County due to a malfunctioning engine. The victim parked in front of the stalled semi while another coworker, who arrived an hour later in a bobtail (a tractor with no trailer), parked behind the stalled semi in the shoulder.
While the victim was standing between the vehicles, another tractor-trailer traveling west on I-80 sideswiped the bobtail, jackknifed, and crashed into the back of the stalled semi. The collision pushed the semi forward into the victim and his tow truck, killing him at the scene.
Attorneys Joe Power Jr., Sean Houlihan, and Robert Thomas filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the victim’s wife against the trucking company which operated the stalled semi-truck the victim had been helping (Howe Freightways) and the trucking company which operated the tractor-trailer that collided with the vehicles (Hiner Transport).
The case was initially tried in Cook County Circuit Court in 2017 and resulted in a $19 million verdict in favor of the Plaintiff. After an appeal from the defense resulted in the verdict being overturned, , the case was remanded for a new trial. Power Rogers subsequently filed a successful Motion for Summary Judgmentt and ultimately prevailed in negotiating a settlement with the two defendants for a total of $25,275,000 – over $6 million more than the initial verdict.
As Joe Power Jr. told reporters following the settlement:
“It’s been a long road and [the family] was satisfied… the amount was fair and reasonable. It was a terrible tragedy. They are happy to be moving on with their lives, as well as pay for the college education of the three kids.”
The case was covered by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
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