Case Results

More Than 2.5 Billion Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
At Smith LaCien LLP, our Chicago personal injury lawyers have built our reputation on a proven record of results. We have consistently obtained sizable verdicts and settlements for injury victims and their families, providing clients with the justice they deserve and the compensation they need to move forward with their lives. The following outcomes are some of the results that our attorneys have obtained.
$1.55 Billion
Class Action: Product Liability

Todd Smith of Smith LaCien, LLP, is co-lead counsel in this multi-district partial settlement which continues against the automobile companies who sold autos with defective Takata-manufactured airbags.

$93 Million
Aviation: Plane Crash

Smith LaCien lawyers co-counseled with Kreindler and Kreindler of NY, on behalf of victims of an international plane crash.

$20 Million
Medical Malpractice

Obtained a major settlement for a college student who suffered brain damage while undergoing heart surgery. Smith LaCien LLP are leaders in the field for cases of medical malpractice.

$19 Million
Truck Collision

Obtained a $19+ million jury award for the wrongful death of a 29-year old tow truck driver. Smith LaCien LLP is experienced in both truck accidents and wrongful death suits.

$18.5 Million
Brain Injury

A young woman who was a movie extra during the filming of a car crash stunt in “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon,” suffered traumatic brain injury. We were able to win a settlement for the client of $18.5 million.

$17.6 Million
Financial Malpractice

Obtained a record verdict for our client who suffered loss due to financial malpractice and accounting errors. Smith LaCien LLP brings a wealth of experience to financial liability, fraud, and financial malpractice cases.

$17.5 Million
Automobile Collision

We obtained this settlement in a case for a college student who sustained brain injuries by reconstructing the crash sequence that occurred at night on a local interstate highway.

$10 Million
Drug Liability

Our 74 year old client suffered an adverse reaction to a pharmaceutical product, resulting in blindness. At Smith LaCien LLP, we handle both individual and class action suits in the field of drug and medical product liability.

$10 Million
Spinal Cord Injury

Our client suffered a spinal cord injury while playing bubble ball at a suburban park.

$9.5 Million
Bicyclist Collision

Against city of Chicago for street defect causing head injury to male bicyclist.

$8 Million
Helicopter: Product Liability

Our client was the family of the pilot of a helicopter that died in an unwitnessed crash. The reconstruction of this product liability case showed that ball bearings in the tail rotor jammed, causing the driveshaft to fracture, resulting in the inability to control the aircraft.

$7.3 Million
Wrongful Death

Woman died after failed endoscopy at Joliet hospital.