Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer – Tony S. Kalogerakos
Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer – Tony S. Kalogerakos – has obtained millions of dollars in settlement claims for his clients
Tony S. Kalogerakos has impressed opponents in many fashions and takes pride in taking on difficult cases, including and not limited to:
$10,000,000.00 settlement with additional counsel for a wrongful death matter in Illinois. One of the highest settlements obtained in 2017.
$4,750,000.00 mediation award for an accident where our client sustained a serious arm injury. Our firm impounded the truck involved, and our engineer verified the speed of the at-fault driver. We were also able to obtain eye witness statements of the accident as to the truck crossing the median and striking our client.
$2,000,000.00 total award with co-counsel for a medical malpractice matter which involved a dog bite that led to a preventable infection and ultimately death. Part of the award included a prior $300,000.00 tendering of limits for the dog bite via the homeowner’s insurance policy directly to the client.
$1,700,000.00 award for a truck accident matter where the prior lawyer was entertaining a few hundred thousand settlement.
$1,031,000.00 total gross award was obtained one week prior to a two-week scheduled Trial for a truck driver that was struck by another truck in one of the foggiest recorded days in Illinois. The at-fault party highly contested this matter due to a pile up accident that occurred just before this accident and because of client’s prior injuries; however, we retained experts to connect all injuries and lost wages. The initial offer on the personal injury case was $20,000.00.
$1,000,000.00 award for a car accident case which was turned down by many high profile personal injury firms.
$800,000.00 for a tow truck accident of which the driver struck and left the scene of the occurrence. Mr. Kalogerakos’ investigation led to the driver of the truck, and additional insurance coverage.
$700,000.00 for clients involved in a low impact accident. Although the client had a prior history, our client became symptomatic after this occurrence.
$650,000.00 for a federal express van accident that had the worker’s compensation carrier denying the surgery, but Mr. Kalogerakos still prevailed under the PI Carrier.
$465,000.00 for a contested car accident involving a failure to stop/yield argument.
$422,000.00 for a car accident of which client suffered a slip and fall a few days after the occurrence. Mr. Kalogerakos was able to prove all the injuries were sustained as a result of the car accident.
$419,330.45 award for a worker who was struck by a fork-lift driver. Our firm was able to secure the video footage which ultimately led the at-fault party to accept liability. The initial report had indicated that our client moved in front of fork-lift and was not paying attention.
$400,000.00 for an elderly lady who was being transported via ambulance to the emergency room when the accident took place. The at-fault driver was killed, and our client sustained multiple injuries.
$334,000.00 for a family that was struck in the expressway during construction season, and while the traffic was merging.
$315,000.00 for a contested Federal Express truck accident where our client, a taxi driver, was allegedly speeding prior to the collision in downtown Chicago.
$300,000.00 for a dog bite client. The initial attorney was entertaining a $50,000.00 resolution.
$300,000.00 for a resident who sustained rib fractures in a porch collapse in Rogers Park. Our firm was also able to secure residency for the client from the at-fault party while seeking treatment and awaiting settlement.
$284,000.00 for passengers that were struck by a turning vehicle which led to fractured ankle and fractured ribs.
$280,000.00 for a nursing home case matter. The nursing home was negligent and dropped the patient who was day to day while switching beds.
$275,000.00 for a car accident involving grocery store employee who was allegedly switching lanes when the accident took place.
$256,000.00 for a worker who was injured during a traffic stop and was unable to return to his original employment position.
$250,000.00 policy limits were obtained via American Family Insurance and Hanover Insurance for a client with an ankle fracture who was struck by a vehicle exiting a parking lot.
$250,000.00 for a drunk driver car accident where toxicology reports were obtained which ultimately led to acceptance of liability.
$250,000.00 policy limits for a pedestrian who was walking across the street and was struck by an elderly individual that contested the claim.
$250,000.00 policy limits for a woman who collided with a vehicle full speed and ultimately led to shoulder surgery.
$250,000.00 settlement for a client who suffered a shoulder injury, and a torn-rotator cuff resulting from a three car and truck accident. Highly contested because of prior injuries.
$250,000.00 uninsured motorists claim settlement for a client who suffered a fractured elbow because of a car that rear-ended his vehicle and not insured at the time of accident.
$250,000.00 policy limits for a client injured in a car accident in Rolling Meadows. The client suffered an elbow fracture which required surgery.
$240,000.00 worker’s compensation award with co-counsel for a client who was in the words of the Arbitrator “low balled” prior to retaining our services.
$225,000.00 settlement from Travelers Insurance for a contested matter as a result of a car accident. Travelers Insurance initially delayed settlement because of lack of ambulance, emergency room and gaps in treatment.
$200,000.00 award for a car accident which took place in Chicago, Illinois. The client suffered knee injuries, including a torn ACL.
$200,000.00 for a widow whose spouse was run over in a banquet parking lot. The settlement consisted of both deceased husband estate and wife obtaining the policy limits.
$198,113.40 for a passenger of a vehicle who sustained serious injuries after the driver of her vehicle was struck, but pressed the gas pedal as opposed to the brake pedal, and ultimately struck a median.
$187,500.00 worker’s compensation settlement for a client who was nearing retirement. The firm was able to introduce the fact that a $20 piece of equipment would have avoided the entire occurrence, but the owners failed to buy such tool.
$175,000.00 for Illinois passengers in a bus accident which was traveling through the Midwest states.
$175,000.00 for a workers’ compensation matter where our client was required to have multiple surgeries to her arm. Our client was a minimum wage worker.
$160,000.00 for shoulder injuries sustained in a rear-end high impact car accident.
$145,680.54 for a client who traveled to Chicago from Arizona and suffered injuries from a car accident in Niles, Illinois.
$145,000.00 for a motorcycle accident during work hours. The policy of $25,000.00 was obtained from Geico Insurance, and an additional $125,000.00 was awarded via a worker’s compensation matter.
$135,000.00 from Kemper Insurance for a client who bypassed a recommended surgery. The firm was able to prove that the surgery is inevitable, even though the client did not want to have the surgery.
$130,000.00 for a minor who was a passenger in a school bus heading on a field trip when the school bus driver got in an accident. The minor’s family was originally offered only the medical bills for resolution.
$128,639.06 award for clients paid by State Farm Insurance who were struck by a vehicle in Chicago. The clients only suffered soft tissue injuries.
$125,000.00 for an elevator accident where the elevator dropped a few inches and led to cervical injuries to our client.
$125,000.00 worker’s compensation award for a client who suffered a bicep tear resulting in surgical intervention.
$121,000.00 for a client who was knocked down by a dog that ran out of the yard in a residential neighborhood.
$120,000.00 for an employee that suffered nerve damage as a result of a shattered widow at a Subway restaurant.
$120,000.00 for a Michigan resident who was involved in a car accident in Illinois and suffered soft tissue injuries.
$115,000.00 for a client who slipped and fell at a McDonald’s that failed to put any “wet floor” signs and sustained a fractured ankle.
$115,000.00 for a driver who was pushing his stalled vehicle underneath a bridge, and whose vehicle was struck by a speeding driver.
$112,000.00 for a driver in a vehicle where no other passenger suffered any injuries. Despite the fact that the opposing counsel was able to retrieve thousands of pages of prior records, our firm was still able to obtain a favorable outcome.
$110,000.00 for a warehouse employee whose toe was run over by a fork-lift.
$107,500.00 for a driver who was struck by a vehicle which failed to yield in Roselle, Illinois.
$105,000.00 for a couple that was struck and hit by a hit and run driver. The clients only sought therapeutic treatment.
$103,719.81 award for a mother and her children as a result of a driver who disobeyed a traffic red-light signal.
$100,000.00 policy limits from Allstate Insurance whom originally denied the claim prior to our client retaining our firm.
$100,000.00 policy limits were obtained for a client who was struck by a vehicle while walking in the opposite direction of travel.
$100,000.00 policy limits were obtained in 2017 from State Farm Insurance on a matter involving cervical injuries.
$100,000.00 policy limits were obtained from USAA Insurance for a client who was struck by an erratic driver in DuPage County.
$100,000.00 policy limits were obtained without a lawsuit being filed from Hartford Insurance for a client who sustained fractured ribs as a result of a car accident.
$100,000.00 policy limits were successfully obtained for an estate of a pedestrian that was struck and killed in the middle of the cross walk. The defense highly contested this matter due to failure to walk on the cross walk.
$100,000.00 for a client who was rear-ended by a pick-up truck and underwent cervical injections.
$100,000.00 for a worker’s compensation matter involving minor back injuries which were contested. Although bills were contested, they were ultimately paid after a Pre-Trial Conference.
$100,000.00 for a minor who was a passenger in a vehicle who suffered soft tissue injuries, including neck, back and knee.
$100,000.00 was obtained from American Family Insurance for a client who underwent a serious of injections as a result of a car accident.
$100,000.00 policy limits were obtained from Farmers Insurance for a motorcycle accident in DuPage County.
$100,000.00 policy limits were obtained from Country Financial for a contested side swipe accident.
$100,000.00 policy limits for a motorcycle driver client that was cited in the accident. The firm was able to prove via witnesses that the other driver was majority at-fault.
$100,000.00 for an elderly lady who was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck and suffered a fractured rib and face abrasions from the airbag deployment.
$100,000.00 for a husband and wife who suffered soft tissue injuries in an accident. The initial adjustor argued that the treatments mirrored each other, and the firm was able to prove the injuries still existed as a result of their negligence.
$100,000.00 policy limits from Allstate Insurance for a client who suffered a dozen stitches after an accident which left a scar.
$100,000.00 policy limits for an injured client in an accident in Algonquin, Illinois. The insurance company had offered $1,000.00 to settle her case prior to retaining our firm.
$100,000.00 policy limits for a client whose foot was run over in a retail parking lot.
$100,000.00 policy limits from Esurance for a client who was in a car accident in Roselle and underwent injections as result of the occurrence.
$100,000.00 policy limits for a passenger who sustained rib fractures in an accident while visiting California.
$100,000.00 against an Uber Driver for striking a police officer in Wrigleyville.
$100,000.00 policy limits from Allstate Insurance were obtained for a car accident in Morton Grove, Illinois which involved significant prior medical history with limited damage to the vehicle.
$100,000.00 via two policies, the at-fault party for $50,000.00 and difference of $50,000.00 from our client’s policy for injuries sustained which required an extensive hospital stay. Most of the charges did not concern the accident, but we were able to prove that but for the accident, such stay would not be required.
$100,000.00 for a highly contested highway accident involving construction trucks. The at-fault party argued that the flagger was not present, but our firm was able to secure statements from the other witnesses which suggested the defendant was speeding coming into the construction zone.
$100,000.00 policy limits were obtained from Farmers Insurance for a passenger in a car who suffered injuries on I-55.
$100,000.00 for knee injuries sustained by client who was struck by a speeding driver.
$100,000.00 for a pedestrian who suffered shoulder injuries when struck by a turning vehicle in the West Side of Chicago.
$100,000.00 for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on a sidewalk. Our firm was able to defeat the dead man statute argument due to both, the Plaintiff and Defendant, not being able to testify.
$100,000.00 for a pedestrian struck and killed outside a crosswalk. We were able to obtain statements stating that the at-fault driver never slowed, or honked his horn, to avoid the pedestrian.
$100,000.00 from USAA, and $50,000.00 from American Family Insurance via an underinsured-motorists claim. Our client sustained an ankle fracture.
$100,000.00 policy limits were obtained for an auto accident which took place in the state of Georgia. The limits were tendered within 24 hours of our firm being retained.
$100,000.00 policy limits for a client who sustained a non-operative tear to his knee after a car accident.
$100,000.00 policy limits for an accident in Roselle, and paid for by Allstate Insurance.
Confidential Settlement for a husband and father who was struck by a wrong way driver on the Eisenhower Expressway. The client sustained dozens of fractures and underwent several surgeries, including grafts and knee replacements, and a long-term therapy plan at a rehabilitation clinic. The client was ultimately rendered permanently disabled.
Confidential Settlement for a father of three killed by a teenager who was texting and driving.
Confidential Settlement for a father who lost his child in a car accident caused by his former spouse.
These are just a few of the thousands of injury cases handled by the Law Firm of Tony S. Kalogerakos & Associates. Mr. Kalogerakos welcomes contested cases and the above awards are just a sampling of a result driven firm he has established over the years.