(Chicago) In a wrongful death case that involved the tragic shooting death of Rekia Boyd by an off-duty Chicago police officer, the attorneys at DeBlasio & Gower obtained a $750,000 settlement for ten (10) of Rekia Boyd’s half-siblings as their share of a $2.9 million wrongful death settlement. The initial offer to our 10 clients from the executor of the estate was $100,000 and many of our clients were dispersed throughout the United States. The balance of the settlement went to Rekia’s mother and five Chicago-based siblings. We aggressively pursued litigation on behalf of our clients in Cook County Circuit Court and obtained the final settlement within five (5) months. The Boyd case is a true testament to our firm’s ability to represent clients in wrongful death cases and other complex litigation matters and pursue them aggressively with a great result.
The lawyers at DeBlasio & Gower have the experience you need to face the most difficult challenges in court, including the Circuit Court of Cook County, the DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton and the Will County Circuit Court in Joliet. Strategically located with offices in Chicago and Oak Brook, we are located near the major circuit courts and major highways and interstates. Call us for a free wrongful death or personal injury consultation at (630) 560.1123. www.dd-lawfirm.com.
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