BWMK Partner David Wise Secures $1.75 M Jury Verdict for Injured Pilot
David C. Wise, name partner in noted Chicago plaintiffs’ law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK), secured a $1.75 million verdict (reduced to $1.25 million) from a Cook County jury in May 2013 on behalf of an 50-year old injured Air Wisconsin pilot. Mr. Wise’s client, James Reiners, fell on an icy patch of tarmac at Chicago’s O’Hare when he stepped off the stairs leading from his small aircraft to a lined path on the tarmac. Because of the fall he injured a disc in his back and his career was effectively ended, because he could no longer sit for required flying times due to his injury.
The CookCounty jury award to Mr. Wise’s client included amounts for pain and suffering, loss of normal life, medical care, and lost salary and benefits. The case was featured in a Chicago Sun-Times story. Mr. Wise and other BWMK lawyers have successfully handled many such personal injury / negligence cases involving loss from slip-and-fall accidents, including those in workplace settings.