The personal injury attorneys of Lipkin & Higgins were successful in a wrongful death case for a 43 year old fork lift driver who lost his life in an accident. His wife and children were awarded $5,000,000 to protect their financial welfare.
This was an important case for two reasons. First, our client received compensation to make up for the harms and losses she suffered in this incident. Second, but equally as important, however, was that this case made new law on what constitutes a bike trail in Illinois, and the circumstances under which a municipality will be held accountable under the law for failing to maintain their bike trails in a safe condition.
“Lipkin & Higgins went the extra mile to pursue a technicality so that the case might remain alive,” said Peter Higgins. “We pursued this case all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court for the exclusive purpose of protecting the right of our client to make her case. This is not only a great result for our client but it’s a great result for anyone who uses these types of trails in Illinois, because it forces the municipalities to maintain their trails in a safe condition.”