• Researchers at Johns Hopkins believe that medical errors now surpass respiratory disease, accidents, stroke, and Alzheimer's in number of fatalities caused each year. Doctors operating on the wrong patient, surgeons leaving scalpels inside patients, wrongful amputations - medical mistakes like these are no longer the stuff of fiction. New research coming out of Johns Hopkins University School ...
  • Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim

    Although legal matters may be the last thing on your mind after the loss of a loved one, if the death was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to know what options you have. A number of factors must be considered in wrongful death claims. At Power Rogers & Smith, P.C., our Chicago wrongful death attorneys understand the elements of a wrongful death claim. We know what it takes ...
  • Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. is proud to announce that eight of its attorneys were honored in this year’s Leading Lawyers Magazine. Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. would like to congratulate Joseph A. Power Jr., Todd A. Smith, Larry Rogers Sr., Thomas Siracusa, Thomas Power, Larry Rogers Jr., Devon Bruce, and Joseph Balesteri on their recognition in this year’s Leading Lawyers ...
  • Dangers of Overloaded & Improperly Loaded Trucks

    Workers in the trucking industry have a duty to make sure the trucks are loaded properly to help avoid an accident. Unfortunately, safety standards are not always followed. Workers who load trailers improperly can cause major injuries to others. Two major causes of improperly loaded trailers are 1) exceeding the permissible weight limit for the trailer or 2) loading cargo unevenly causing one side ...
  • Risks of Failing to Monitor Fetal Heartbeat

    Throughout an entire pregnancy, a doctor should pay close attention and monitor both mother and baby. This includes checking to make sure the vitals — including heartbeat — of the baby are stable. Unfortunately, there are instances in which a doctor fails to monitor the heartbeat of the fetus, thereby creating a possibility of a missed diagnosis or delayed treatment. The fetal ...
  • Partner Joseph Balesteri Profiled by Leading Lawyers

    Partner Joseph (Joe) Balesteri was featured this month in Leading Lawyers Magazine. As the article reports, at the age of 45, Joe focuses his practice almost exclusively on complex medical malpractice cases. At this point in his career, he averages $25 Million in recoveries for his clients each year. Joe’s work ethic, skill, and no-nonsense approach have earned him the respect of his ...
  • Medical Malpractice Statistics

    The statistics regarding medical malpractice are quite alarming. New studies are released on various occasions to break down the severity of medical malpractice claims, what types of allegations are involved, how many people are affected, and more. For instance, according to an article on malpractice ( The Moral Climate of Health Care, Sara Cerrone, Queensborough Community College, CUNY ), the ...
  • Understanding the Trucking Industry

    The majority of us see trucks and semi-tractor trailers on roadways every day. Despite these frequent encounters, we are totally unaware of the special requirements applicable to the trucking industry. But, if a collision occurs, understanding the requirements of the trucking industry is invaluable. The Chicago truck accident attorneys at Power Rogers & Smith understand the trucking industry ...
  • How to Know if You Qualify for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    If you lost someone you love as a result of someone else’s negligent actions, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. Before you do, though, it is important to determine if you qualify to file a claim. Illinois has specific laws relating to wrongful death claims, and making sure you understand the restrictions is critical to your case. In Illinois, ...
  • Connect With Power Rogers & Smith Online!

    Want to stay up-to-date with Power Rogers & Smith? We have the means to help you do that! Our law firm has various social media profiles across the web that you can connect with in order to follow the goings-on of our firm as well as stay connected to the field of personal injury law. Google+ Perhaps the best way to leave our firm a review is by visiting our Google My Business page. All you ...
  • At Power Rogers & Smith, P.C., we are proud to have founding partner Joseph A. Power Jr. leading our firm. Joe has successfully advocated for the rights of our clients time and time again. Joe’s results on behalf of our clients speak for themselves. He has secured over 200 jury verdicts and settlements. Alone, he has obtained more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for clients ...
  • $5 Million Settlement in Garbage Truck Accident Case

    Recently, Power Rogers & Smith attorneys Joseph A. Power, Jr. and Jonathan M. Thomas reached a settlement agreement with Flood Brothers Disposal Company for $5,000,000 in a case involving a garbage truck which struck and injured an 80 year-old unmarried woman. The Plaintiff was in a crosswalk crossing Harlem Avenue at the intersection with Ontario Avenue, in Oak Park, when the Flood Brothers ...
  • Todd A. Smith was interviewed by Kathleen Lenehan Nastri for the article "The Making of a Trial Lawyer." You can read that interview in its entirety here !
  • 7 Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer After an Accident

    Were you involved in an auto collision? Was someone else at fault? If you have been involved in a car crash, you may be confused about what to do next. One of the first things you should do is contact a lawyer to help you. This provides you plenty of benefits so you can move forward and ensure that your rights are protected. At Power Rogers & Smith, P.C., our Chicago auto accident lawyers are ...
  • Chicago's Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians

    In a densely populated city like Chicago, pedestrian-vehicle collisions occur, even when pedestrians are crossing with the light in a marked crosswalk. In 2014, a study was conducted to determine which intersections in Chicago were the most dangerous. The list included the six-way intersection of North, Damen, and Milwaukee avenues to be the most dangerous for pedestrians, showing 43 accidents ...
  • 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 ...

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