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ABOUT GERALD F. CONNOR
Your Injury Claim Advocate

Gerald F. Connor has worked in injury law his entire career. Prior to opening his own practice, Mr. Connor worked for three different prominent injury law firms where he gained invaluable experience.

Mr. Connor understands that clients come to him under stressful circumstances, and is committed to guiding them throughout the ordeal. Unethical practices utilized by insurance companies and their lawyers are not tolerated by Mr. Connor, who will ensure you achieve a favorable outcome.

HOW IS GERALD F. CONNOR DIFFERENT FROM OTHER LAW FIRMS?

As a solo practitioner, you will have more attention devoted to your case. Mr. Connor does not work with other attorneys. Therefore, you will be in direct communication with one attorney throughout this difficult process. With mid-sized or large law firms, you may find a main partner handling your case at the beginning, only to have your case dumped off to an inexperienced associate midway through the process.

Mr. Connor is known as a trial attorney, so if a fair settlement cannot be reached Mr. Connor will be happy to take the case to Court. Many mid-sized or larger law firms are concerned more with volume of settlements, and simply do not have time to take a case to trial.

You will be treated as a person, rather than as a file or a statistic. If you haven’t spoken to Gerald F. Connor already, give him a call. You will find he has a unique, polite and colorful personality and treats every client as if he was representing family or a friend.

NOTABLE TRIAL SUCCESSES
Proven Track Record
Case
Outcome
Richard v. USF Holland
Over $250k in back TTD checks awarded as well as future surgery for trucking accident.
Rosales v. Minuteman
Over 78 weeks of back TTD checks and future surgery awarded for laborer. Defense used an intoxication defense and had video surveillance that Mr. Connor successfully argued was irrelevant.
Reid v. Barton Staffing
Employee tested positive for alcohol and drugs following the accident. Intoxication defense was used by employer. Employee won at trial. Case was appealed and upheld all the way through the circuit court.
Goetz v. Janecyk Construction
Employee returned to work light duty and was harassed. Employers claimed Goetz "walked off the job." Case proceeded to trial. Post trial the case settled for over $73k.
Sikanich v. City of Chicago
Defense counsel for insurance refused to negotiate settlement prior to trial. Mr. Connor was forced to take the defense to trial and won Permanent Partial Disability benefits for his client. Defense attempted to enter video surveillance at trial that Mr. Connor successfully argued should be suppressed from being entered into evidence based on a legal technicality.
Travis v. City of Chicago
No offers prior to trial. Employee sustained arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Post trial and before the Arbitrator rendered a decision the case settled for $99k.
Zambrano v. University of Chicago
No offers made prior to trial. Permanent partial disability awarded to delivery worker who suffered a torn meniscus requiring surgery.
Smith v. State of Illinois
No offer obtained prior to trial. Over $100k awarded on a carpal tunnel case for office worker.
Little v. Bacci Pizzeria
Employer had no insurance. Case proceeded directly against employer (who had no attorney) and all benefits were awarded.
Cisneros v. Taqueria Rio Grande
Employer cut his finger off ten minutes into his first day on the job. No written evidence of an employee-employer relationship existed. Arbitrator found Cisneros' was an employee and ordered that the employer pay the medical bills.
Cain v. State of Illinois
Nurse was attacked by a mental patient. Due to PTSD Cain was unable to return to her work as a nurse. No offers made prior to trial unless Cain resigned and lost her pension and health insurance. Case proceeded to trial. Defense admitted fault at trial and admitted loss of trade benefits should be paid. Arbitrator decision pending.
Douglas v. State of Illinois
All benefits awarded for a prison inmate who was attacked by a prisoner. Defense refused to negotiate settlement and made a "nuisance value" offer prior to trial of less than a $1k.
Hrebic v. Frankfort School District
No offers made prior to trial. All benefits awarded for a school janitor with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Hennessy v. Federal Signal
Winning trial on a carpal tunnel case where employer refuses to pay medical bill and off work benefits.
Jones v. CTA
Winning trial for CTA bus driver who was in a car accident while on the job.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HIRING
GERALD FRANCIS CONNOR AS MY ATTORNEY?
There is no financial risk of obtaining an attorney in an injury case

There is no financial risk of obtaining an attorney in an injury case

There is no cost to you if there is no recovery. There are no upfront costs. The only fee you are required to pay comes at the end when your case is settled or a trial award is obtained. Therefore, you have nothing to lose by obtaining Gerald F. Connor as your attorney.

Having a friend in your corner

Having a friend in your corner

In injury cases, the injured party is always the underdog. You will find you are alone and up against big corporate insurance companies, your employer, defense attorneys, co-workers’ etc. Simply having a friend your corner your answer your questions and offer legal strategies will be an enormous weight of your shoulders

Ensuring you obtain proper medical treatment

Ensuring you obtain proper medical treatment

Dealing with an injury requiring medical attention is an urgent and serious matter. Doctors will often not even treat your injury with your insurance if it is deemed a work or negligent based injury. These are common situations, and a professional can use the legal resources and legal strategies to ensure you get proper medical care.

Eliminating added stress and anxiety in your life

Eliminating added stress and anxiety in your life

Having a professional answer your questions and handle the legal component of your case will allow you to move on with your life and avoid dealing with paperwork, insurance companies, and their lawyers. In addition, having a professional will guarantee that you receive the best possible outcome of your case rather than going through the process alone.

Obtain the best settlement or trial award possible

Obtain the best settlement or trial award possible

Without professional guidance, you will have no idea whether your settlement is a good settlement. In addition, you will not know whether all your medical bills have been paid by the insurance, or whether you will be responsible. Having a professional will ensure you obtain a proper settlement or trial award, and ensure that your medical bills will be resolved.

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