Judge Axelrood Settles $1.9 Million Vehicle Collision Case - ADR Systems

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Hon. Larry G. Axelrood, (Ret.), senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, recently settled a $1.9 million personal injury case.

The case stemmed from a 2015 car crash wherein the plaintiff sustained a broken leg and broken wrists as a result of a head-on collision. The plaintiff required surgery on her leg. Her vehicle was hit by the defendant’s vehicle when the defendant attempted to pass a semi-trailer truck by changing lanes and driving into oncoming traffic.

Judge Axelrood worked with the parties to overcome a secondary dispute which impeded settlement. The defendant was driving from her home to work when the accident happened, according to The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The defendant admitted negligence, but the employer disputed whether she was acting in the scope of her employment during the crash. After working through this issue, the parties agreed to settlement.

Judge Axelrood has extensive experience with medical malpractice, nursing home, railroad, legal malpractice, premises liability, construction and personal injury matters. Having served on the Evanston Police Pension Board and the Illinois Judges Association Pension and Benefits Committee, Judge Axelrood also has in-depth experience with pensions and their impact on various types of cases.

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I want to express our firm’s appreciation to ADR Systems for providing us with an outstanding CLE program.  I received numerous positive comments from our partners; everyone thought that the Hon. F. Keith Brown and Stuart A. Nudelman provided us with useful and interesting insights.  I think that our Chicago partners (and anyone else who might do a mediation in Chicago) would be delighted with any of them as a mediator or arbitrator.

Alan Becker, Managing PartnerLitchfield Cavo LLP