The Chicago Personal Injury Firm Protecting the Rights of Plaintiffs for Over 30 Years.

Nick Motherway and Bob Napleton have obtained many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements over the years. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers have handled claims and suits not only in Illinois, but in many other states from New York to California. The lawyers at Motherway & Napleton pride themselves on their commitment to keep their clients informed and communicate with them frequently to apprise them of the progress of their cases.

We handle wrongful death cases, catastrophic personal injury and medical negligence cases exclusively on behalf of plaintiffs. On November 1, 1982, the firm was founded on the belief that victims of negligence should have access to highly ethical, compassionate lawyers who will vigorously fight for justice on their behalf. The firm remains committed to that philosophy. Thirty-three years and thousands of clients later, Motherway & Napleton has risen to one of the most respected and recognizable plaintiffs’ personal injury and medical malpractice law firms in Illinois.

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Recognized by the City of Chicago

Motherway and Napleton, a top rated personal injury law firm in Chicago, focuses on civil litigation, personal injury, tort, and medical malpractice.

Our Chicago lawyers have handled a gamut of cases including incidents from automobile collisions and premises liability to professional negligence cases, including medical malpractice, product liability, construction accidents, train crashes and commercial aviation disasters.

The firm has been recognized and honored for its work by the City of Chicago.

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Verdicts / Settlements

  • $5,225,000 Million Dollar Award in Garbage Pick Up Mishap

    On February 23, 2017, a garbage man loaded a large couch/bulk waste item from the curb onto his front-loading garbage truck while a customer was near the truck.  Without making sure the customer was in the clear, the driver then began an operation to throw the couch over the top of the truck, into the…

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  • Medical Malpractice Case Settles for $3.6 Million Dollars for a Disabled Adult

    On November 10, 2011, a neurosurgeon attempted to clip an aneurysm that his female patient, age 49, was diagnosed with in October, 2011. During this procedure the patient sustained a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Intraoperative angiography suggested a probable shearing of the aneurysm at the vessel neck. Following the procedure, a neurosurgeon continued to monitor the aneurysm….

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  • $2.5 Million Dollar Settlement for 18 Month Old Malpractice Victim

    An 18-month old female was brought to the emergency department with nystagmus (rapid involuntary movements of the eyes) and increased intraocular pressure. Defendants diagnosed her with infantile glaucoma and treated her with medication.  After a second opinion 5.5 months later, she underwent surgery on both eyes to lower the intraocular pressures.  However, by that time…

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  • Anesthesia Malpractice Award for $4.5 Million After Cook County Jury Trial

    Kathy Arient suffered from chronic pain and underwent a celiac plexus block at the L1 level of her lumbar spine.  Kathy was not a good candidate for the procedure when other less risky treatments were available.  Among other things, the defendant anesthesiologist did not place the needles anteriorly, which created a risk of vasospasm of…

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  • $54M Verdict in Semi Crash Sets Auto Injury Record

    A Cook County jury has awarded more than $54 million to a man who sustained head, neck and knee injuries after a semitrailer rear-ended his vehicle on an Indiana interstate.

  • Cook County Jury Awards Nearly $5 Million in Highway Crash

    Walter Blockmon III, 50, was killed in the collision after being rear-ended by Jakobi McClellan, 18. McClellan told officers at the scene that he was running late for a sales appointment and looking at the GPS on his phone.

  • Jury Awards Nearly $8 Million in Medical Negligence Case

    A Cook County jury awarded more than $7.88 million to the estate of a woman who died after suffering complications from a nerve block procedure.

  • $7.5 Million for Injured Motorcyclist

    In a partially confidential settlement, our client has settled a lawsuit in regard to a motorcycle accident in which he became a paraplegic when he encountered a speed hump at night on a residential street in Chicago and lost control.

  • Trucker Receives $2.3 Million Dollar Jury Award Following Crash

    A Cook County jury awarded more than $2.36 million to a truck driver injured in a collision on the Tri-State Tollway in 2008.

  • $2 Million Dollar Wrongful Death Settlement

    On July 12, 2011, Jeneene Hook was bit by a dog that she was walking in the park.  That night, Jeneene Hook became septic and was rushed to Advocate Good Shepard Hospital.

  • Appeals Exhausted – $34 Million Dollar Judgment Paid

    In February, 2012, a jury awarded Nancy Hoffman $27.67 million dollars in damages for the injuries she and her daughter sustained during a trucking crash in Cedar County, Iowa on June 21, 2002.