CHICAGO, Aug. 23, 2017 - The Vrdolyak Law Group recovered $2.6 million for an off-duty Chicago police officer who was injured in a bus accident. She has since retired.
The Chicago police officer had not worked the year leading up to the accident due to a work-related injury. She was recovering off-duty from her work-related injury when she was involved in an accident with a bus. Those responsible for the accident blamed the officer's pre-existing injury and refused to pay fair compensation.
"Insurance companies often look for pre-existing conditions as an excuse for not paying fair compensation. But, an accident could make a pre-existing condition worse, or cause a new injury," said Eddie Vrdolyak, Managing Partner of the Vrdolyak Law Group.
The Vrdolyak Law Group took the off-duty officer's case to a jury trial, and forced those responsible to pay a $2.6 million verdict. Even though she had not worked for a year, the Vrdolyak Law Group was able to recover past wages, future wages, and benefits.
"When those responsible refuse to pay what's fair, we fight to get it for our client," said Steve Armbruster, Lead Attorney, referring to the $2.6 million verdict.
The Vrdolyak Law Group always offers a reduced fee for police, firefighters, and military.
The Vrdolyak Law Group - founded in 1963, has grown into a Chicago legal landmark. It is recognized as a premier personal injury, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation law firm, with a team of 20 attorneys experienced in a wide range of other practice areas. The firm has three locations in Chicago, and is led by managing partner Edward J. Vrdolyak.