Defense against Personal Injury Claims
In today’s litigious culture, injury claims come in many varieties, shapes and sizes. With expensive litigation costs and large contingency fees at stake, Plaintiffs’ attorneys will not hesitate to use aggressive and novel tactics and theories to achieve disproportionate or wholly unwarranted awards. Quinn Johnston’s exemplary track record in combating personal injury claims speaks for itself. Our seasoned litigators will provide the high-quality representation that you need and your case deserves. Quinn Johnston represents insurance companies, corporations of all sizes, healthcare providers, property owners, small businesses, and individuals in all manner of personal injury and wrongful death cases, such as:
- Medical malpractice
- Manufacturing and design defects
- Auto and trucking accidents
- Uninsured or underinsured motorist claims
- Industrial accidents
- Construction accidents
- Premises liability
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dram Shop incidents
- Intentional torts
- Exposure to asbestos and other toxic materials
- Animal Control Act/Dog-bite injuries
Regardless of the merit of the claim, effective counsel matters. Quinn Johnston’s seasoned defense attorneys have the experience and knowledge of the regional and local legal landscape to make a difference. From case evaluation and risk assessment, to discovery and motion practice, to trial or alternative dispute resolution, our attorneys will provide the quality, insightful representation that your case demands.
Asbestos-related Injury Claims Defeated: Two of our attorneys recently obtained summary judgment in favor of a premises owner in a wrongful death case. Plaintiff claimed that decedent’s exposure to asbestos at Defendant’s premises caused mesothelioma, resulting in Plaintiff’s decedent’s death. The Court granted summary judgment in favor or our client and several other Defendants. Although Plaintiff appealed the ruling as to several Defendants, he did not seek an appeal of that portion of the Order granting summary judgment in favor of our client.
Seat Belt Injury Claim Rejected in Jury Trial: Following a recent Peoria County trial, Quinn Johnston received a verdict in favor of the defendant. Plaintiff claimed a bladder laceration from her seatbelt and $20,000 in medical expenses. The defense contended that the car accident was Plaintiff’s fault for looking over her shoulder and talking to her husband and son in the back seat, instead of looking forward to see our client’s vehicle protruding ever so slightly into her lane.
Summary Judgment Granted in Industrial Accident: Plaintiff suffered severe personal injuries and incurred over $600,000 in medical expenses as a result of a fall off of the platform of a scissor lift that had been elevated 20 feet in the air to allow Plaintiff to paint the ceiling of a commercial building. Plaintiff filed suit against our client, which was the company that rented the scissor lift, the general contractor and two sub-contractors. Plaintiff’s theory against our client was that it provided a defective scissor lift because someone had removed the end railing prior to Plaintiff’s use of the scissor lift, and Plaintiff testified that the proximate cause of his fall was the lack of the end railing. The court granted our motion for summary judgment on the basis that no conduct on the part of our client was the proximate cause of Plaintiff’s fall.
About Quinn Johnston
Our experienced litigators provide superior quality, effective representation while maintaining a high level of professionalism and ethical standards. Quinn Johnston was featured by Fortune Legal Marketplace as a 2013 Top Ranked Law Firm based on Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent ratings for ethical standards and legal ability. Several of our attorneys have also been named as Leading Lawyers by their peers in the Leading Lawyers Network. We represent clients throughout central and southern Illinois, including Peoria, Galesburg, Bloomington-Normal, Springfield, Princeville, Champaign, Rock Island, Lincoln, Jacksonville, Edwardsville, Effingham, and surrounding areas.