The Burnes & Libman Mission:

For over twenty years, the attorneys of Burnes & Libman have passionately handled each and every one of their cases the same way: with tenacity, professionalism and an unwavering commitment to obtaining exceptional recoveries for their clients. Burnes & Libman has successfully blended the extensive legal expertise found in large law firms with the compassion and personal attention found in smaller law firms. From insurance claims and workers’ compensation cases to wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury lawsuits, the attorneys of Burnes & Libman will stand by your side, guiding you through every step of the process.

Personal Injury

“Personal Injury” is a broad legal category that covers many situations where a third party’s wrongful actions can lead to an injury or death

Trucking Accidents

The attorneys of Burnes & Libman have been representing people who have been injured or killed in trucking accident cases for over twenty years.

Workers' Compensation

If you have been injured on the job in Chicago or throughout the state of Illinois, it is important that you notify your employer of the accident and seek medical treatment immediately.

Notable Settlements:

Chicago Truck Accident

A federal judge approved a $15.6 million settlement in the case of a horrific accident on I-65 in Northwest Indiana in which a 6-year-old boy was killed and his father’s leg severed while the boy’s mother watched, according to the attorney for the family.

US District Judge Harry Leinenweber approved the settlement between Mary and Allan J. Pierce of Chicago and System Transport Services of Spokane, Wash. Attorney Stephen M. Libman, of Chicago, said the trucking company was negligent in its responsibility toward safety by using the “cheapest and most unsafe method” to transport a heavy load, resulting in the death, injury, and emotional trauma suffered by the family.

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ELKHART, IN — A $12,890,000 settlement was reached on February 17 for an Elkhart, IN man who lost his wife, Pamela Beemer, in a three-vehicle crash at U.S. 20 and County Road 31 in Elkhart County on the night of September 16, 2011. The plaintiff, Robert Burg, was represented by Chicago attorney and National Trial Lawyers member Stephen Libman. He was assisted by Chicago attorney Michael Trucco and National Trial Lawyers member Daniel Pfeifer of South Bend, Indiana.

Elkhart County Circuit Court Judge Evan Roberts finalized the settlement after approval from the Probate Court on behalf of the Estate of Pamela Beemer. It may be one of Indiana’s largest wrongful death crash lawsuit settlements for a surviving spouse with no children, according to Libman and Pfeifer. Click here to read more about this case.


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