Our client was struck by a bus while walking across the street. She received life-threatening injuries, but the bus owner and its insurance company refused to pay anything. Clifford & Raihala successfully fought the insurance companies and their big Chicago law firm and recovered $9,000,000 for our client without the need for a trial.
A tragic accident occurred when a truck driver smashed his large semi-tractor trailer into the back of a car on a Wisconsin highway. This terrible collision took the lives of a grandmother and her granddaughter and left the grandfather severely injured. Clifford & Raihala helped obtain a $6,900,000 settlement for the surviving family members.
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A young girl received negligent medical care causing her to suffer a serious injury. The defendants and their multiple insurance companies refused to take responsibility for the harm they had caused. The insurance companies wanted to stop the family from recovering anything to help care for the injured girl. Clifford & Raihala stood by the girl’s family and helped them get $2,600,000 in compensation to help with a lifetime of medical needs.
A local business owner hired Clifford & Raihala when his partners tried to deprive him of his ownership rights. We filed a lawsuit and recovered $2,400,000, full compensation for his claim.
After another law firm provided no results when a commercial truck negligently caused a death of a bicyclist, his surviving spouse hired Clifford & Raihala who obtained a $2,000,000 settlement within a few months and without the need for a lawsuit or trial.
An error in transcribing a medication order caused an overdose of three times the prescribed chemotherapy, causing our client's kidney failure, hearing loss and loss of sensation in hands and feet, with some residual impairment. The settlement included future payments for our client’s children.
A Wisconsin man in his sixties was receiving chemotherapy when a terrible error led his doctor to inject a drug meant only for his bloodstream into his spinal column instead. That mistake severely injured him. Clifford & Raihala helped him receive $2,150,000 for his injuries.
A snow and ice removal company was clearing a multi-level parking structure and dumped an avalanche of roughly 250 pounds of snow and ice on a young woman walking on a sidewalk four stories below. She suffered numerous injuries and required extensive physical therapy. Her college degree was also delayed. Clifford & Raihala worked with three expert witnesses, including a national expert in the snow and ice removal industry, and we recovered $1,250,000 for our client.
Our client suffered short-term paraplegia and long-term functional limitations after a serious auto accident. A teen driver on a dead-end road accelerated to 80-100 mph and the car collided with a pile of boulders and a tree. Our client was seated in the back seat and suffered a spinal cord injury, which left him wheelchair-bound for several months. While he finally regained his ability to walk, he was left with permanent disability. Clifford & Raihala researched and developed his case and successfully countered the insurance company’s arguments. We recovered $1,250,000 to compensate him for his losses.
In late 2016, Clifford & Raihala obtained $1,000,000 for a woman whose car had been rear-ended by a commercial van. That collision caused the client to suffer a head injury leaving her with persistent double vision.
The client's injuries were not clear at first, so Clifford & Raihala advised her to resist a quick settlement that would have failed to pay her full compensation. Later, after the actual extent of her injuries became known, the insurance company refused to pay a fair amount. Clifford & Raihala then filed a lawsuit and fought for their client and obtained a $1,000,000 settlement from the insurance company to help their client and her family recover.
In January 2017, Clifford & Raihala recovered $885,000 for their client who had suffered a severe concussion and spinal fracture when a young motorist ignored a stop sign and caused a violent collision. The client now suffers persistent headaches and other disability from her traumatic brain injury.
The insurance company initially refused at first to offer fair compensation, so Attorney John Raihala filed a lawsuit to force the insurer to treat his client fairly. Raihala put together a team of doctors to help win the case, including a brain specialist who works with the Chicago Bears professional football team. "We do whatever it takes to help our clients and we didn't give up," said Raihala. That commitment made the insurance company pay $885,000, nearly two times their earlier "final" offer.
A young woman planned to receive routine out-patient treatment at a Wisconsin hospital. Her doctor mistakenly injected her with a massive medication overdose causing her death. Clifford & Raihala helped her children recover $885,000 including the maximum amount allowed by State law, which will provide for their future care and education.
A young man was electrocuted at work and caught on fire. While he was in a hospital in Milwaukee, he knew he needed good lawyers right away and he hired Clifford & Raihala. The insurance company did not want to compensate him for his injuries, but Clifford & Raihala made them pay the young man $625,000 to help him move forward in his life.
An elderly woman was crossing the street in a crosswalk outside Chicago. A bus turned the corner and ran over her leg, causing serious injuries. She needed expert legal help and hired Clifford & Raihala. We pushed the insurance company to pay full and fair compensation for her injuries and recovered $600,000 for our client.
After a young driver crashed into our client’s squad car, totaling the car and costing him his career, the defendant’s insurance company only offered $17,000. The company claimed our client had pre-existing conditions that caused his injuries sustained in the accident. The insurance company then tried to hide an additional policy worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra coverage. Clifford & Raihala fought to uncover the truth. We suspected that the insurance company was hiding the real amount of coverage and we made them admit there was another policy. Clifford & Raihala was able to recover a settlement of $500,000 for our client — a far cry from the $17,000 the insurance company wanted to pay.
A woman was hospitalized for treatment of an infection. The hospital staff was supposed to put medication including Metamucil into the patient’s feeding tube. Unfortunately, untrained personnel injected the medication directly into the patient’s bloodstream and she died. Clifford & Raihala worked with her surviving family and stood by them in making the negligent parties take responsibility, pay the compensation for the harm they caused and change hospital policies to protect patients in the future.
A young man was sent to a boot-camp style maximum security correctional facility for a misdemeanor. He was forced for perform exercises inside a hot barracks and go on a long run despite his serious health condition. He collapsed and later died. The young man’s mother knew she needed expert attorneys and hired Clifford & Raihala. We recovered $462,000 based on the facility’s inadequate monitoring and supervision.
A Wisconsin man driving through Illinois nearly lost his life when a massive concrete pipe section broke free from a flat bed truck and rolled onto the highway. The pipe crushed the driver’s car and caused serious injuries. He hired Clifford & Raihala to take on the trucking company knowing our success in helping victims of truck accidents. We fought the trucking company and its insurance company in court in Southern Illinois and recovered $325,000 for our client.
Several religious and national charitable organizations were listed as the benefactors of a large estate, until a niece of the donor stepped in. While the elderly woman was suffering from a terminal illness and demonstrated signs of dementia, the niece helped make herself the sole beneficiary of numerous bank and investment accounts. Although the niece claimed her aunt was rewarding her for taking care of her, Clifford & Raihala proved that the niece wrongfully interfered with her aunt’s estate plan and recovered $180,000 for our religious and charitable organization clients.
A woman was badly hurt in a car accident, but she went to a different law firm where her lawyer pushed her to take a low settlement. She told him it was too low and went to Clifford & Raihala for help. Clifford & Raihala took her case and obtained a settlement for her that was more than three times the amount her first attorney wanted her to take.
After our client was struck head-on by a drunk driver, his own insurance company told him it would only pay $500 for his claim involving a severe neck injury that required surgery. After several years of litigation, we were able to recover a total of $140,000 for our client, 280 times what the insurance company told him it would pay.