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Case Results

Over $200 Million Recovered For Our Clients

Personal Injury

  • $3,800,000 - For a steel mill employee who sustained second and third degree burns over 80% of his body when volatile chemicals were ignited by a demolition crew.
  • $737,000 - For an undocumented dry cleaner employee whose hands were badly burned in a malfunctioning steam press.
  • $600,000 - For a dog walker struck by a shuttle van in her apartment complex.The injuries lead to fibula and tibia fractures.
  • $575,000 - For a tow truck driver struck on side of highway while booking a tow.The worker sustained serious ankle fractures and was airlifted from the scene.
  • $537,000 - For a paramedic who tore elbow ligaments from a defective stretcher.
  • $500,000 - For a female factory worker subjected to repeated sexual harassment by supervisors and co-workers.
  • $350,000 - For a passenger thrown from an ATV speeding around a corner.The passenger suffered a fractured clavicle and concussion.
  • $350,000 - For a woman who suffered closed head injuries after falling on stairs at a home with a defective handrail.

Medical Malpractice

  • $3,000,000 - For the family of a surgical patient who died when her doctor and anesthesiologist failed to recognize her respiratory distress or resuscitate during a routine surgical procedure.
  • $800,000 - For the victim of a botched laparoscopic gallbladder surgery.
  • $500,000 - For a man who developed a blood clot following surgery.The surgeon failed to detect the clot that caused serious complications.

Car Accidents

  • $2,793,818 - For a passenger in a vehicle “T-boned” causing pelvic fractures, leg fractures, and cognitive loss of memory.The defendant ran a red light.
  • $1,125,000 - For a bus passenger that suffered facial fractures and permanent disfigurement when the speeding driver lost control of his bus in freezing rain.
  • $1,100,000 - On June 5, 2017, the victim, a 60-year-old textbook salesman, was driving on 87th Street and Woodward Avenue in Woodridge, Illinois.As he approached the intersection, the ComEd driver turned left in his path and caused a severe collision.The injury victim suffered a left tibial plateau fracture which required surgery.He also sustained a right wrist fracture which did not require surgery.The $1.1 million settlement was secured by attorneys Dexter J.Evans and Steven M.Sandler of Woodruff Johnson & Evans.
  • $1,030,000 - An 81-year old driver was “T-boned” by a cement truck in a suburban intersection and lands in intensive care.
  • $1,000,000 - For a woman injured in a rollover crash that led to multiple amputations and surgeries to her dominant hand.
  • $985,000 - For a highway surveyor that sustained a fractured leg when struck by careless driver who initially fled scene and pretended only to be a witness.
  • $452,000 - For a auto mechanic who suffered multiple hand fractures while driving a police squad car he was working on.
  • $400,000 - For a moped driver struck by a vehicle that failed to see her.The injury resulted in a fractured leg and hip.
  • $400,000 - For the victim of a hit and run driver.The at-fault driver was located through witness interviews and toll pass records.
  • $395,000 - For a central Illinois motorist who sustained an ankle fracture in a highway collision.
  • $304,000 - For a passenger whose vehicle was hit by a negligent Uber driver on Lower Wacker Drive.The collision ruptured his spleen and fractured his leg.

Wrongful Death

  • $1,450,000 - For the estate of a charter airplane passenger who died as the result of a plane crash.The charter undertook its flight and did not divert to a more modern, tower-controlled landing field despite poor visibility.

Premises Liability

  • $1,300,000 - For an airport employee struck by a motorized luggage cart resulting in shoulder surgery.
  • $1,200,000 - For a victim of sexual assault at a major music venue where security guards failed to protect the victim or intervene once the assault commenced.
  • $420,000 - For an auto mechanic who fell in residual grease on the auto shop floor.Shoulder surgery was prescribed but declined.
  • $382,000 - For a restaurant manager who fell on grease and sustained major, inoperable back injuries.
  • $350,000 - For a carpenter who fell on a job site leading to neck surgery.
  • $349,000 - For a pizza employee who fell on hazardous tile leading to back surgery.
  • $315,000 - For an Amish roofer who sustained multiple injuries after falling from an unsecured home roof.
  • $285,000 - For a woman who slipped on ice at a gas station and fractured her right arm.An independent witness established that the ice that caused the fall was an unnatural accumulation that formed from water dripping off the convenience store’s awning.
  • $195,000 - Our attorneys obtained a $195,000 settlement for an 84-year-old man who sustained a closed head injury after tripping over a bed display platform at a department store.The elderly man did not see the display platform because it was obscured by a flared out bedspread and he was focused on the cash register that was a few feet away.The defendant originally denied responsibility and claimed that the display platform was open and obvious.The defendant settled after Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices attorneys demonstrated that the hidden display platform violated the department store’s own safety policies.In addition, our attorneys unearthed hundreds of other incidents where customers and employees tripped over display platforms.

Truck Accidents

  • $2,000,000 - For a central Illinois motorcyclist struck by a farmer moving his car from one field to another causing multiple pelvic fractures.
  • $1,150,000 - For a truck driver crushed by another driver at a trucking depot.Multiple injuries were caused by the truck backing into a bay.
  • $1,000,000 - For a truck driver who had steel dropped on foot by another driver, causing serious fractures
  • $525,000 - For a truck driver who underwent neck surgery after a highway collision.

Construction Accidents

  • $1,000,000 - A truck driver herniates lumbar disc, fractures nose when struck in face by thrown 4×4 piece of wood.

Workers' Compensation

  • $435,000 – For a pest control employee who sustained back and hip injuries which resulted in permanent light-duty work restrictions.
  • $390,000 – For a health care worker who injured her back while transferring a patient resulting in the need for a permanent spinal cord stimulator.
  • $356,000 – For a heavy machine operator who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after witnessing the death of a co-worker.
  • $350,000 - For a delivery driver who injured his back at work lifting sodas.
  • $325,000 - For a delivery driver who suffered a shoulder and upper arm injury while lifting heavy products at work and subsequently developed a pulmonary embolism.The injuries required multiple surgeries and left the driver with permanent restrictions.
  • $300,000 - For a roofer who sustained back injuries while carrying tiles.
  • $300,000 - For a trash collector who sustained knee injuries requiring surgery after a can fell on him.
  • $300,000 – For a teacher's aide who required a knee replacement after being attacked by a student.
  • $250,000 – For a University employee who sustained a foot injury at work that developed into complex regional pain syndrome.
  • $250,000 – For a human resource manager who sustained neck, hip, and shoulder injuries in car collision.
  • $220,000 - For a dock worker who sustained foot and hip injuries when a truck she was unloading suddenly pulled away from the dock.
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