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Trust Is Earned – Smoke filled the inside of the minivan. Moments earlier, a little girl just six years-old was riding with her best friend and her best friend’s mom, going to get ice cream. Now she was trapped. Bent pieces of metal pushed in on her. While she was wearing her seatbelt, it now seemed like a noose wrapped around her. Her arm hurt, more than anything had in her young life. But what really hurt was her head. “Are you OK?” she could hear her friend’s mom say. She responded, “yes” but at that moment everyone in the car knew it was not.


An SUV had crossed over the centerline. It was a drunk driver who caused the wreckage. People stopped to try and help but the three of them lay pinned in the smoking minivan. Paramedics use the word “extricate” when someone is trapped in a vehicle and they have to remove them. Those same paramedics would later say that the minivan looked like a bomb had gone off in it.


The little girl was transported to a local hospital. There, doctors learned she had a depressed skull fracture. Her tiny head was hit so hard it broke the skull and pushed a piece of bone in. She had to be transferred to a second hospital that could treat her serious head injuries.


I received the call from the family and met them in the hospital that same night. As we sat in the waiting room, we prayed for their daughter. As doctors scurried in and out, the parents asked questions like, “Will she make it? Will she be OK? Why did this happen to her?” Worry filled every moment.


Four years later, I stood in front of a jury. The insurance company for the drunk driver had refused to settle. That same little girl and the other passengers were forced to file a law suit to pay for medical bills and the other injuries he had caused. My clients had to endure harsh questioning by aggressive insurance company lawyers. In front of dozens of strangers they had to show their scars to the world, scars they didn’t want anyone to see. And that little girl’s parents had to talk about how their little girl had changed.


In those four years, I had met the family and the little girl dozens of times. I had attended birthday parties, anniversaries and school events. I met with her doctors, nurses and therapists. All this experience helped me know this little girl a little bit better. That allowed me to explain how that crash had changed that little girl in both obvious ways and ways she hid from everyone. It also helped me explain those things to the jury.


“Trust is earned not given,” the old saying goes. No one really trusts a lawyer they just met. No fancy commercials or glossy ads build trust. Building trust is hard. It takes time. At Dixon Law Office, our team works hard to earn the trust of our clients. We do that by spending time with our clients, learning their story and then getting them the compensation they deserve, one client at a time.


Other Lawyers Said “You have no case.” We Got Her $1.3 Million


She was visiting Chicago for a convention. She arrived at O’Hare and boarded an airport “shuttle bus,” a van that transports people from the airport to local hotels. As she boarded the bus, she noticed that the seat belts were not working. She and a couple other passengers asked about them but were told they didn’t work.


The driver drove onto the expressway with the van full of passengers. He began driving aggressively, weaving in and out of the heavy traffic. At one point, he slammed on the brakes, tossing her from her seat. Her knee hit the seat in front of her. As she pulled herself up from the floor of the van, the other passengers asked the driver to slow down. Nothing changed.


She finally arrived at the hotel. She stepped down from the van onto a step. As she did, her knee gave way and she collapsed into the street. The impact on the pavement shattered her leg at the knee. She lay in the middle of a busy Chicago street in horrible pain.


That event altered her life. She required multiple surgeries. She spent a month in a Chicago area nursing home to recover before she could go back home. Even when she got back home, she required more surgeries and years of therapy. She was left with a horrible limp, scars up and down her leg, and months of time missed from work.


It seemed obvious enough that the van company had caused her injuries. But when she contacted lawyers, time and time again they all said “No, you have no case.” She fell out of a van on her own, it was her fault.


She then called Dixon Law Office. Our team immediately filed suit. We found the van driver and took his deposition. He denied his fault in the occurrence, denied a sudden stop, denied she was ejected from her seat. We also found the passengers in the van and took their depositions. They confirmed the events as our client related. Yes, the van stopped suddenly. Yes, she was ejected. They saw her rubbing her knee, the same knee that gave out as she stepped out of the van.


After years of litigation, with depositions in multiple States, the case began trial. On the third day of trial, Dixon Law Office secured a settlement of $1,300,000 for this deserving client.


At Dixon Law Office, we are in the business of helping our clients get the justice they deserve. We do this by listening to our clients and then fighting hard to get them the compensation they deserve.


If other lawyers have told you “You have no case,” call Dixon Law Office. We can evaluate your case and tell you how we can help you. It is what we do for you. Because when everything goes wrong, we make it right.

Standing in the Fire

The sheriff shouted, “All rise for the jury.” I stood next to my client, just 17 years old. Her parents stood behind us.As the 12 jurors filed in quietly, they looked solemn and very serious. The jurors sat down and the sheriff said, “you may be seated.” The judge asked the foreperson if they had reached a verdict. “We have your honor.” The juror handed a piece of paper to the sheriff who handed it to the judge. As the judge read the verdict, tears of joy poured down my client’s face. We had won! 


For every injured victim, hiring a lawyer and pursing a case for their injuries is really hard. People contact me at the worst time in their lives. They have been seriously injured or even lost a loved one to the fault of someone else. They have been in emergency rooms and hospitals, doctor’s offices and therapy centers. Sometimes, the last time they saw their loved one was at a funeral home. No one wants to hire a lawyer after that. But when you cannot get the help you need and deserve, I am often their last chance.


It was particularly hard for this client. When we met, she was just 15 years old. She had crossed the street in the darkness of night. She was crossing against the light. She was not blameless and she admitted that. But the car that hit her never slowed down and was going very fast. Why didn’t he see her or her friends?


I took on this case for a very simple reason: I believed her. I promised to ask questions and get answers. I promised to do the best I could to get her compensation for her injuries and find out exactly what happened.


Every case involves challenges. But when the client is a child, those challenges are magnified. The legal system does not care if your client is a child. The defense attorney had the right to push hard and he did. My client would have to endure the fire of cross-examination, deposition, and trial. I assured her that I would be right there with her, next to her in the fire.


As the case progressed, we were able to show that the man never saw the girl or her friends who crossed before her. He was likely speeding. Importantly, we were able to show he had been drinking (a fact the police never learned).


After the jury’s verdict was fully read, I hugged my client and her parents. All of us cried some more. There was relief that the fire was over but also satisfaction that we were right. The money from the verdict would be used to pay for therapy to help my client use her leg correctly. She would consider plastic surgery to fix the scars. She would also save some of that money and go to college.


Every case is different. But when I agree to represent a client, I promise to use my skills and abilities to get them the compensation they deserve. That means I and my staff all agree to stand in the fire with them. We will fight for them and do everything we can to get them justice. That is what we mean when we say, when everything goes wrong, we make it right.

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At Dixon Law Office, we are in the business of protecting the rights of our clients. We work hard for you, taking on insurance companies, large corporations, uncaring employers, reckless drivers, and bad doctors. We handle car accident claims, construction accidents, workplace injuries, medical malpractice cases. When you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, we have the skills to get you and your family the compensation they deserve.


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We approach each case as if it will go to trial. By preparing cases for trial, Dixon Law Office ensures that we has the right legal strategy in place and has the evidence to back it up. This thorough preparation usually leads to a settlement without the need for a trial. However, if your case goes to court, you will have a smart, tenacious litigator fighting for you.

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