Donald A. Shapiro is a talented and experienced attorney who was recently selected as a 2013 Illinois Super Lawyer, the seventh straight year he has achieved this honor. As published in Super Lawyers magazine and Chicago magazine (and online at SuperLawyers.com), Don’s peers once again recognized him as one of the top lawyers in the fields of Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice. Super Lawyers are nominated and voted on by other highly qualified lawyers so selection as a Super Lawyer is a highly-coveted distinction. Mr. Shapiro has also been elected a member of the LEADING LAWYERS NETWORK for his achievements in the field of personal injury law.
Established in 1978, Donald A. Shapiro, Ltd. is a Chicago law firm that represents people in personal injury claims, medical malpractice cases, and wrongful death lawsuits. The cases we handle include auto accidents, medical negligence, police misconduct, product liability, birth trauma, work accidents, and brain injuries.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, our experienced Chicago attorneys will help you obtain the maximum financial compensation to which you are entitled in your case.
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On June 28, 2011, the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District unanimously affirmed our record-setting $6.7 million-plus verdict in Laura Diaz, Independent Administrator of the Estate of Francisco Garcia, deceased v. Archer Daniels Midland Company (Macon County 07 L 142).
The case (tried in Decatur, Illinois in September 2009) involved a single, 26-year-old contract laborer working at ADM plant who received third-degree burns over ninety-percent of his body when pressure valves failed on a recompressor machine and sprayed him with hot liquid. He died the next day, leaving parents and five siblings in Mexico.
The gist of ADM’s appeal was the trial court’s exclusion of all evidence concerning the decedent’s immigration status. The Appellate Court held that the trial court did not abuse its discretion and that the proffered evidence was speculative, had limited relevance, and was highly prejudicial. The Court also rejected every other claim of error by ADM, including their argument that the verdict was excessive. The jury verdict was $6,741,731.61. Justice has once more prevailed.
Choosing the right lawyer to represent you is a critical decision; your lawyer must coordinate all aspects of the case—investigation research, hiring the best expert witnesses, etc. He must stand up for your rights and know how to overcome the various procedural obstacles that your case will encounter on its way to trial. Once in the courtroom, your lawyer’s skill, his ability to communicate effectively with the jury and his legal knowledge will all play decisive roles in persuading the jury to award you damages.
If you believe you have a meritorious case, please don’t just hire the first attorney you hear about. Come in and personally meet me, Don Shapiro, and I think you will see why I’m considered one of the top lawyers in the United States. Our initial evaluation and consultation is free, so you have everything to gain and nothing to lose. Moreover, all cases are handled on a contingent fee basis, meaning that we only charge you if we are successful.
Contact Don by calling our Chicago law firm at 312-263-3443 to schedule a consultation.
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