David C. Wise's Successes


$11 Million Brain Injury Verdict After Appeal, Retrial

A 64-year-old man — who suffered severe brain damage after a ladder he was using collapsed — won an $11 million federal verdict during a…

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$3.32 Million Settlement for Injuries Sustained in Bridge Construction Collapse

We represented a union ironworker who was injured in 2005 when a flyover bridge span collapsed and pinned his arm while he worked on a…

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$4.055 Million Settlement for Workplace Injury from New Shoring Product

We represented a 44-year-old carpenter and his wife in this workplace injury and product liability action. The carpenter was an employee of Walsh Construction Company,…

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$1.75 Million Jury Verdict for Slip and Fall Injury on Airport Tarmac

We represented an Air Wisconsin pilot who fell on an icy patch of tarmac at Chicago O’Hare when he stepped off the stairs leading from…

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$1.6 Million Jury Verdict for Mother’s Death Due to Trucking Negligence

We brought suit in Cook County Court on behalf of the estate and surviving spouse of a 47-year-old mother of three sons. She was killed…

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$853,500 Jury Verdict for City of Chicago Truck Driver Negligence

Our client, a gym attendant who was blind in his left eye, was crossing an intersection when he was struck by a City of Chicago…

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$2.25 Million Settlement for Injured Ironworker in Construction Negligence Case

Our client was a 38-year-old female ironworker who required surgery and was unable to return to work after sustaining a serious elbow injury called medial…

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$1.2 Million Premises Liability Settlement

Plaintiff was hit by a billboard blown over in high winds. Plaintiff suffered fractures and required knee replacement.  

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$2.9 Million in Negligence Action

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$1.44 Million Wrongful Death Judgment

We represented the wife and four surviving children of a 51-year-old torch-cutter who was working on a portion of a single-deck rail car when a…

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$525,000 Settlement for Auto Injury Liability

Plaintiff was hit on a road at night by defendant driver.

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$275,000 Settlement for Injury Caused by Bus

Plaintiff was hit by a left-turning CTA bus.

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$280,000 Construction Negligence Settlement

An attic ladder fell out of the ceiling and hit the plaintiff, who sustained a fractured hip.  

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$1.28 Million Construction Slip-and-Fall Settlement

Plaintiff slipped on mud at a construction site and sustained a herniated disc.  

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$460,000 Construction Accident Settlement

Plaintiff fell off a ladder at a work site and fractured his wrist.

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$500,000 Settlement for Worksite Injury

Plaintiff tripped over a wire at a construction site and sustained a herniated disk.  

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$225,000 Premises Liability Settlement

The plaintiff’s fingernail was amputated by a defective chair at a Chili’s restaurant.  

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$900,000 Settlement in Fatal Construction Accident

Plaintiff died after falling down dark stairs at a construction site.

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$500,000 Settlement for Construction Injury

Plaintiff fell at a construction site, suffering a back injury.

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Settlement in Product Liability Wrongful Death

In a wrongful death case, plaintiff tractor operator fell off a Deere tractor and was mowed over by a rotary cutter.

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$145,000 Settlement for Injured Motorcyclist

Plaintiff motorcyclist was hit by a car, resulting in a fractured ankle.  

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$6.1 Million Jury Verdict for Amputation from Workplace Accident

Plaintiff was injured on a tower crane, leading to an amputation.

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$400,000 Construction Negligence Settlement

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$5 Million Settlement for Worksite Fall, Injury

Plaintiff fell off a roof at a construction site and sustained a brain injury.  

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$2.5 Million Construction Back Injury Settlement

A concrete carpenter on the Skybridge Project in Chicago tripped over a conduit bender left out on the site. The worker sustained a herniated disc…

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$3 Million Truck Accident Injury Settlement

A semi tractor-trailer struck and injured a female pedestrian.  

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$250,000 Settlement in Accidental Shooting

A deer hunter was accidentally shot and killed by another hunter.  

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$5 Million Settlement for Paralysis from Exercise Equipment

Our client, a 68-year-old man who regularly exercised and was thoroughly familiar with exercise equipment, had slipped from the rotating exercise table he used every…

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$400,000 Settlement in Nursing Home Fall, Paralysis

Our client was an elderly woman who suffered spinal cord damage from a nursing home fall. The condition resulted in paralysis within several days of…

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$5.2 Million Settlement in Fatal Railroad Yard Accident

We represented the family of a 58-year-old crane operator who was killed in an accident when the top part of a crane collapsed on his…

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$500,000 Verdict for Accident Victim’s Survivors

We represented the estate of a truck driver who, while driving his truck in McHenry County, was struck and killed by another truck driver whose…

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$1.1 Million Settlement for Worksite Back Injury

A 51-year-old pile driver suffered an aggravation of a pre-existing back injury when a co-worker hit him with a beam the co-worker was trying to…

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$5 Million Settlement for Jobsite Ladder Fall

A construction worker was injured after falling off an unsecured ladder. He sustained wrist and ankle fractures that required fusions.

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$1.25 Million for Construction Accident Settlement

A construction worker wrenched his back and sustained a herniated disc after stepping onto scaffolding that was missing a plank.

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$550,000 Settlement in Product Liability Injury

A 48-year-old man’s wedding ring caught on a hex nut and bolt attached to a basketball rim assembly. Surgeons were unable to repair the tissue…

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$1.1 Million Received in Transportation Accident

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$640,000 for Premises Liability Injury

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$8 Million Verdict for Workplace Negligence

Our client was an electrician working in the basement of a downtown Chicago condo building when he tripped over scrap cables left near an elevator…

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$900,000 Premises Liability Settlement

A 45-year-old repairman twisted his knee when his foot went through a rotted board in an outdoor deck. He suffered a torn meniscus, aggravating a…

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$300,000 Involving Construction Negligence

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$730,000 in Construction Negligence

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$900,000 Settlement in Motorcycle Liability Case

Client was injured in a motorcycle accident in Peru.

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$350,000 Construction Negligence Action

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$5 Million Settlement in Fatal Explosion

A woman and her son were killed by a natural gas explosion in her newly built home.

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$550,000 Resolving Automobile Liability

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$2 Million Settlement for Girl Killed by Truck

A 13-year-old girl was hit and killed by a truck when walking her bicycle across the street.

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$350,000 to Client in Transportation Accident

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$662,000 in Wrongful Death Settlement

The family of an 18-year-old boy received the insurance policy limit for his wrongful death.

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$2.5 Million Settlement for Job Accident Disability

A worker knocked a bucket of material into a “cyclone vessel,” which struck a 35-year-old male 20 feet below, injuring his sholder and disabling him…

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$3.2 Million Record Jury Verdict for Mother of Four Killed by School Van

A 69-year-old mother of four was walking northbound on a residential street in Wilmette, Illinois, when she was struck from the rear and killed by…

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$1.25 Million to Settle Worksite Negligence Claim

A man suffered a severe injury to his knee while working on a jobsite littered with construction debris, much of which was under water.

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$500,000 Settlement in Construction Site Fall

A carpenter fell off a roof while he was taping down Tyvak insulation. He fractured his left lower tibia and his upper fibula.  

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$800,000 Settlement Over Worksite Hazards and Injury

An ironworker at a construction project at the Prudential Building in Chicago walked through the door of a utility room and landed awkwardly on his…

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$425,000 in Work Injury Settlement

An electrician working on the Green Line L rehab project was injured after he fell off a ladder due to a short in a drill….

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$1.5 Million to Settle Workplace Slip-and-Fall

An electrician was injured while working at a bacon factory. She suffered injuries to her knee when she slipped on bacon grease.

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$1.25 Million Settlement in Boy’s Car Accident Death

A teenage boy was a passenger in a vehicle heading to a hockey tournament. He died as a result of his injuries when the car…

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$5.5 Million Settlement for Accident Technology Could Prevent

We represented a client who was walking home and trying to cross the street when he was struck by a truck. Its driver could not…

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$2.2 Million Jury Verdict for Stadium Slip and Fall

A former Notre Dame soccer star slipped and fell in water which had accumulated on the floor in a men’s room at Soldier Field. He…

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$1 Million to Settle Jobsite Injury Claim

A construction worker injured his shoulder after a large pole, which was improperly secured, broke apart on top of him. He was unable to return…

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$950,000 Slip-and-Fall Settlement

A self-employed truck driver was walking across the dock area in the back of Artmark, Chicago when he slipped and fell on ice. He fractured…

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$1 Million Premises Liability Settlement

A man leaned over to pick up his bike pump on a 2nd floor porch. The railing gave way and the man fell over the…

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$4.15 Million Settlement for Workplace Electrocution Death

A man was electrocuted and died when he came in contact with a uninsulated power line.  

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$1.4 Million Settlement for Premises Liability Attack

A woman was attacked and sexually assaulted behind a showroom in the Merchandise Mart.  

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$3 Million Settlement in Product Liability Death

A 16-month-old boy was killed when a faulty crib collapsed on him. The crib had been recalled five years earlier.

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$2.1 Million for Airplane Crash Liability

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$200,000 Product Liability Action

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$1.2 Million for Client in Product Liability Action

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$1.3 Million Jury Verdict for Premises Liability Injury

A teenage girl was ringing a 300-pound bell at summer camp when it fell from its mounting and crushed her leg.  

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$1 Million Settlement for Accident Caused by Truck

A woman injured her arm and suffered severe nerve damage after a truck driver attempted to change lanes into the lane where she was driving,…

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$4.4 Million for Airplane Crash Liability

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$915,000 Settlement for Auto Accident Injuries

A college student sustained multiple facial injuries when the car in which he was a passenger crashed into cones and he was thrown through the…

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$1.25 Million Jury Verdict for Fatal Truck Accident

A 64-year-old mother of five died from massive head trauma when a truck hit the car in which she was a passenger  

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$4.5 Million Settlement for Fatal Premises Accident

A man was killed when a slab of ice fell from the façade of the Neiman Marcus Building on Michigan Avenue in Chicago,  striking him…

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$2.6 Million Jury Verdict for Workplace Defective Product

A garbage sorter lost part of his foot when he became entangled in a paper baling machine. He had been tryng to clear a jam…

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$350,000 Jury Verdict for Railyard Injury

A 38-year-old coach cleaner was attempting to cross railroad tracks when she was struck by a train moving in reverse. She sustained permanent disability.  

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$1.6 Million Settlement for Train Derailment Fatality

A young man was killed when the train he was riding on from Chicago to Louisiana derailed. A barge had run into a bridge, damaging…

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$4.25 Million Train Accident Injury Settlement

A look-out man for the railroad lost his leg after his train crashed into the rear of an unlighted train that was stopped on the…

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$8 Million for Airplane Crash Liability

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$4.8 Million for Airplane Crash Liability

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$4.7 Million for Airplane Crash Liability

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$650,000 to Auto Liability Client

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$4.1 Million Settlement for Traumatic Brain Injury at Work

A 44-year-old man was crushed by a moving part of a wood-cutting machine. He was trapped for several minutes and suffered irreparable brain damage due…

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$500,000 in Transportation Liability

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$5 Million for Construction Negligence

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Confidential Settlement for Traumatic Injury

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$1.1 Million Settlement for Woman Injured in Collision

A Chicago woman was paid $1.1 million by a glass company whose truck rear-ended her van.

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Confidential Settlement in Accident Paralysis

A man was paralyzed in an auto accident.  

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$1.825 Million for Product Liability

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$500,000 Product Liability Action

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$3.9 Million Settlement for Boy’s Brain Injury

An 8-year-old boy was hit by a car at an intersection controlled by a crossing guard who was employed by the Village of Arlington Heights….

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$3.9 Million in Jury Verdict for Premises Liability Death

A 10-year-old Buffalo Grove girl died after falling down a two-foot access hole that led to an underground water reservoir.  She drowned in 40 degree…

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$1.9 Million Settlement for Fatal Railyard Accident

A man working for Northwestern Railroad was crushed and killed by a train car while he was attempting to ensure the cars were properly connected….

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$800,000 for Client in Trucking Negligence

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$2 Million for Family of Air Crash Victim

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$615,000 Healthcare Workplace Injury Settlement

A 37-year-old anesthesia technician became infected with the AIDS virus following a needle stick injury. The technician’s hand was punctured by a syringe needle which…

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$1.5 Million to Compensate for Truck Accident

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