• How to File a Claim After a Trucking Accident

    No matter how much we may try, we just can’t avoid seeing big rigs, tractor trailers, and other large commercial trucks on the road. There are some regulations that truck drivers must adhere to when driving, but it doesn’t mean that all of them comply. Unfortunately, when they don’t, it can cause serious accidents and subsequent injuries. At Power Rogers & Smith, P.C., our ...
  • Attorney Larry R. Rogers, Sr. of Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. was honored to be chosen as “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Larry R. Rogers, Sr., founding partner at Power Rogers & Smith, was voted “ Lawyer of the Year ” in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs for Chicago by Best Lawyers®. Rogers has been selected to ...
  • We Don't Just Win Cases, We Create Change

    At Power Rogers & Smith, P.C., we believe in our commitment to our clients as well as our community. When someone suffers an injury, the consequences can affect numerous people such as their spouse, children, other family members, colleagues and more. Our Chicago personal injury attorneys win cases. We have done it countless times in the past and it helps the victims of incidents and their ...
  • Larry Rogers, Jr. Featured in Chicago Defender

    Attorney Larry Rogers, Jr. was featured in the publication Chicago Defender as one of “Chicago’s Legal Crusaders.” “Larry Rogers, Jr. is not your ordinary attorney,” explains Mary Datcher in her article for Chicago Defender. “His reputation as a trial attorney is as prodigious as his record for winning cases for his clients.” Attorney Larry Rogers, Jr. of ...
  • Thomson Reuters recently announced its list of Illinois Super Lawyers® for 2016 and every lawyer at Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. was selected! In addition, attorneys Joseph A. Power Jr. and Todd A. Smith were both selected to the distinctive Top 10 Lawyers list, Larry R. Rogers Sr., Thomas G. Siracusa, Thomas M. Power, Larry R. Rogers Jr., Devon C. Bruce, Joseph W. Balesteri, Sean M. ...
  • 5 Things Commercial Truck Drivers Can't Do

    Many drivers on the road are aware of the basic laws stating what they can and cannot do. Everyone must follow these laws. However, did you know that there are laws that drivers of passenger vehicles and commercial truck drivers share? There are also some that differ. Knowing and understanding these laws can go a long way in helping you. Truck drivers must strictly follow a specific set of rules ...
  • Recently, Power Rogers & Smith attorneys Larry Rogers, Sr., Larry Rogers, Jr. and Kathryn Conway reached a settlement agreement with Advocate in a medical malpractice case involving the death of a 46 year-old woman, wife, and mother of two. The Plaintiff maintained that when his wife arrived at Advocate’s Emergency Room complaining of pain associated with sickle cell crisis, the Advocate ...
  • Yesterday, the funeral of 55 year-old Chicago resident, Bettie Jones, who was shot and killed by on-duty Chicago police officers, was held. Many questions remain regarding the details of the shooting, and the police department and now its lawyers are refusing to release information and potential video of the incident. Larry Rogers, Jr., a partner at the trial law firm of Power Rogers & Smith, ...
  • Injured? Make Compensation Your New Year's Resolution

    While many individuals make what seem to be simple resolutions on New Year’s Eve, there are countless others whose resolution is to simply not struggle with an injury any longer. At Power Rogers & Smith, P.C., our firm is dedicated to helping injury victims seek compensation so they no longer have to worry about any financial issues that may have occurred because of negligence. If you ...
  • Bus crash on Stevenson Expressway leaves one person dead and five injured. Power Rogers & Smith is currently investigating the case. At 7 a.m. on December 28, a bus traveling from Omaha, Nebraska to Chicago was involved in an accident. The crash took place on the I-55 on the Stevenson Expressway Monday morning. One passenger was killed and five others were injured. NBC 5 Chicago reports that ...
  • Family of Bettie Jones Hires Power Rogers & Smith

    Bettie Jones was killed by a Chicago police officer, who fired shots into her home the day after Christmas. Her family has hired Power Rogers & Smith to represent their case. The family of Bettie Jones, the innocent mother and grandmother who was shot and killed in her home by a Chicago police officer the day after Christmas has retained trial lawyer Larry Rogers, Jr. of Power Rogers & ...
  • Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. 2015 Recap

    It has been an incredible year for Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers have dedicated countless hours to our clients and we are proud of what we have been able to accomplish. With the New Year approaching fast, we wanted to do a quick recap of our most popular blogs this year and what they mean to us. We would like to take this time to thank everyone who has trusted ...
  • What You Need to Know About Compartment Syndrome

    Compartment syndrome is a condition that occurs when a group of muscles or organs come together and form a “compartment.” Fascia, a strong web of tissue, builds up around the walls of the compartments and if an injury or internal bleeding is present, blood or fluid can begin to fill the compartment. This excessive pressure can affect blood flow to and from the tissues. Compartment ...
  • The 1977 Air Indiana Flight 216 Crash

    December 13 will mark the 38 th anniversary of the Air Indiana Flight 216 crash that killed 29 people. The 1977 flight was on a Douglas DC-3 and crashed on takeoff from the Evansville Regional Airport. The aircraft was carrying all but one member of the University of Evansville basketball team. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, pilot error was the cause of the accident. The ...
  • Update on Class Action Filing

    Todd A. Smith, founding partner at Power Rogers & Smith, addressed the American Association for Justice Seminar in New Orleans, Louisiana, regarding the nationwide class action involving Volkswagen emissions fraud filed in numerous federal district courts across the country, including on behalf of his clients, Brian and Kristen Hellweg, filed in the Northern District of Illinois. It is ...
  • Last week, the Honorable Federico A. Moreno of the Federal District Court, Southern District of Florida, denied various Motions to Dismiss made by numerous automotive manufacturing defendants, as well as Takata Corporation, in the largest automotive recall/class action case in history. On October 23, 2015, an all-day hearing was conducted before Judge Moreno in the Southern District of Florida in ...
  • Since 1992, the United Nations have made the International Day of Persons with Disabilities an international observance. With varying themes each year, the day focuses on raising awareness of the various issues individuals with disabilities face in their lives. In 2015, the theme involves “Inclusion Matters.” The sub-themes are focused on improving the data and statistics of ...
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

    In honor of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, our team at Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. wanted to give readers information regarding pancreatic cancer, its treatment options, and what happens if it is not properly diagnosed. Learn more from our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys. What Is the Function of the Pancreas? The pancreas is an organ in your abdominal area that secretes enzymes and ...
  • Attorneys Todd A. Smith and Brian LaCien represented a Barrington Hills couple in a motorcycle collision case and obtained an $8,000,000 settlement. A Barrington Hills couple sought counsel with Todd A. Smith and Brian LaCien of Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. after a serious motorcycle collision that occurred on May 29, 2010. After 2.5 weeks of trial before Judge James M. McGing, a settlement was ...
  • Aphasia - What It Is and How It Affects You

    There are so many ailments and conditions out there, that some are rarely heard of by regular individuals. This is often the case with aphasia, a condition that affects roughly one million individuals in the United States. Aphasia is a disorder that may affect the victim’s ability to communicate, making it difficult to speak, read, listen, and write. It is often the result of damage to the ...
  • Attorney Larry R. Rogers Jr., one of the attorneys representing Bland’s family in their wrongful death suit, commented on Waller County’s attempt to dismiss the case. Waller County officials have filed a motion to dismiss the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Sandra Bland, the young woman who was found dead in jail after authorities placed her in custody after a traffic ...
  • Partner Devon Bruce is representing plaintiffs across the nation, from Delaware to Texas, in a lawsuit against Cynosure, alleging it breached express warranties and committed fraud in selling a tattoo removal machine that does not remove or eliminate tattoos. Attorney Devon Bruce, partner at Power Rogers & Smith, is representing plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against Cynosure, the makers ...
  • How to Detect Maternal Infection

    For pregnant women, the risk of infection is not only dangerous for the mother, but also for the health of the baby. The immune system may not be as strong as it was and viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi can all cause infection during maternity. When this happens, rubella, chicken pox, urinary tract infection, hepatitis B virus, toxoplasmosis, syphilis, and Group B Strep can all occur. These ...
  • Established in 1972, the Inner Circle of Advocates is a group compiled of the top plaintiff trial lawyers throughout the country. It is an invitation-only group dedicated to promoting the highest standards and quality in courtroom competence, as well as the mutual fellowship and exchange of information between attorneys who are skilled at trial. Membership to this prestigious group is exclusive to ...
  • Our Chicago personal injury lawyers at Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. are proud to announce that U.S. News – Best Lawyers has awarded our firm with selection to the ‘Best Law Firms’ 2016 list. This tremendous honor speaks volumes to each of our attorneys’ level of dedication, passion, and penchant for getting results. We earned National Tier-1 Ranking in Mass Tort ...

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