Notable Verdicts & Settlements

Kralovec, Jambois, & Schwartz leads all Illinois practices in total number of major injury cases successfully tried in the State of Illinois. Compensatory awards in KJS cases regularly exceed $1 million, and during the last five years, the firm has won more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of its clients.

KJS’ shining record of verdicts and settlements reveals what clients want and need to know about their representation before they enter a lawsuit. Because most firms are not equipped to challenge powerful insurance companies, more injury victims are looking to KJS for strong representation.

More and more KJS-represented cases are helping to define and influence personal injury litigation in Illinois.


Case Results

  • $1,200,000

    Geise v. Palatine Heart Center
  • $1,382,435

    Layhe v. Erik the Red
  • $1,569,583.84

    Geisheimer v. Grish
  • $2.4 Billion

    Patients diagnosed with bladder cancer

    $2.4 billion global settlement for patients diagnosed with bladder cancer.

  • $51.8 Million

    Albert C. Garner v. Carter Excavating & Grading

    A Carter Excavating tractor-trailer dump truck driven by Robert Walton was traveling northbound on the Dan Ryan Expressway (Chicago) when the bed began to rise. The elevated bed hit the Harrison Street overpass, was ripped from the trailer, and landed on top of a northbound City of Chicago cargo van carrying five people. Passenger, Genesis Bryant had numerous injuries including a C1-C2 separation and subarachnoid hemorrhage, which combined to take her life 9 hours after the crash. The jury awarded her estate $3,599,218. Passenger Krystal Powe suffered multiple traumas and died roughly 2 hours after the accident. The jury awarded her estate $8,005,765. The driver, Albert Garner sustained a C6-C7 fracture that rendered him a quadriplegic, plus an epidural hematoma, but he has no cognitive deficits. The jury awarded Garner $51,800,093, the highest Illinois compensatory verdict for personal injury (non-death).