Recent Cases

Defense of Criminal Charges

Below you will find a few brief descriptions of criminal cases Bennett Law Offices has recently defended, ranging from misdemeanors to felonies.  Every case is important and is vigorously defended by Bennett Law Offices. Feel free to call for your free initial consultation.

State of Illinois v. J.K., 08 CR 22211: Client was indicted by the Grand Jury and charged with Aggravated Battery, a Class 3 felony with possible incarceration of 2 – 5 years. After a contested trial, client was found Not Guilty of all charges.

State of Illinois v. S.H., 10 CM 2746:  Client was charged with domestic battery after being accused by a supposed ex-girlfriend that he had repeatedly punched and kicked her.  After a vigorous cross examination of the supposed ex-girlfriend, client was found Not Guilty.

State of Illinois v. L.G., 07 CF 2731: Client was charged with aggravated battery of a minor child, a class X felony, carrying a possible prison term of 30 years’ incarceration. The charges stem from the so-called “Shaken Baby Syndrome” theory. After a highly contested week-long trial with several experts testifying, client was found Not Guilty of the class X felony.

State of Illinois v. C.A., 09 CM 723:  Client, a volunteer fireman, was wrongly accused of attempting to solicit juveniles for sex. After a vigorous defense was mounted, client was foundNot Guilty of all charges. We later were able to expunge the arrest and help the client restore his good reputation.

State of Illinois v. A.H., 10 CM 2745:  Client was arrested and charged with battery of a third party.  Without proceeding to trial and after negotiations with the State, all charges were dropped against client and the case was dismissed.

Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Prosecution

Below you will find a few brief descriptions of injury claims Bennett Law Offices has recently prosecuted, including both personal injury and workers’ compensation claims.  Every case is important and is vigorously prosecuted by Bennett Law Offices. Feel free to call for your free initial consultation.

Client RG suffered a rotator cuff injury after being broad-sided by another vehicle. A lawsuit was filed and vigorously defended. Defense counsel maintained no-fault due to slippery and snowy conditions. Nonetheless after much litigation, our office secured a settlement the for the adverse carrier’s Policy Limits.

Client KW suffered internal injuries after a collision with a school bus. Liability and extent of injuries disputed. After many years of litigation, our office was able to secure a settlement for client totaling $300,000.00.

Client DR suffered a de-gloving injury of her arm after a single-car roll-over accident. Despite this being the only vehicle involved, our office secured a settlement for the driver’s Policy Limits. We then pursued additional coverage under our client’s own UIM coverage and settled that claim as well for the Policy Limits.

Client BP injured his back while engaged in work activities, requiring surgical intervention. Our firm negotiated a settlement whereby all of BP’s medical bills and therapy would be paid, in addition to a settlement of $225,000.00.

Client AP suffered a fractured tibia and fibula when AP was struck by an inattentive driver. Our firm was able to avoid filing a lawsuit by successfully negotiating a settlement on behalf of client for the adverse carrier’s Policy Limits.

Client RG was involved in a collision where he was broad-sided by the adverse driver. Client required arthroscopic shoulder surgery and was on Medicare. Without the need to file a lawsuit, our office successfully negotiated a settlement on behalf of our client totaling $100,000.00.

Other Civil Litigation

Occasionally, Bennett Law Offices will accept other forms of civil cases. Below you will find a few brief descriptions of other types of claims Bennett Law Offices has prosecuted or defended. Every case is important and is vigorously prosecuted by Bennett Law Offices. Feel free to call for your free initial consultation.

Our office filed a claim for our client 1st Med, (Case Number: 04 L 7187), for tortuous interference with a business advantage. After filing suit, our office secured a judgment in favor of the client in the amount of $13,281,850.03.

Client DNS was wrongfully sued for causing a severe injury after plaintiff slipped and fell on a patch of ice. Our office successfully defendant DNS and the injury claim against our client wasDismissed.

Client CF was the heir to his deceased father’s estate. His father had apparently failed to renew his life insurance policy and the insurance company had refused to pay out the claim for death benefits. After extended negotiations with the defendant, our office was able to secure a settlement on behalf of the clients, whereby the death benefits were properly paid.