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Vehicle Accident Attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Have you been in a vehicle accident in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois? If so, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses. These funds can pay for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages.

VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

  • $3.15 Mmillion – Product Liability
  • $33.2 Million Jury Verdict - March 05 2009 LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS – Attorneys Patrick A. Salvi and Patrick A. Salvi II of Salvi, Schostok...

    $33.2 Million Jury Verdict

    March 05 2009

    LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS – Attorneys Patrick A. Salvi and Patrick A. Salvi II of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., announced they obtained a $33.2 million verdict last night on behalf of a 22-year-old young man, who was injured in a car accident. The trial was heard before the Honorable Christopher Starck who entered judgment on the jury’s verdict in Lake County, Illinois. According to the Jury Verdict Reporter (Law Bulletin Publishing Company), the father and son Salvi legal team—in their first jury trial together – exceeded the previous Lake County verdict record by nearly $10 million.

    On November 19, 2006, William Klairmont, then 18-years-old, was driving intoxicated on Route 43 in Lake Bluff, when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving—crashing into a utility box. The accident paralyzed the vehicle’s passenger, Plaintiff, then 19-years-old, from the chest down. Tests later showed that Klairmont had a blood-alcohol level of 0.146, well above the legal driving limit of 0.08 for adults. The ‘black box’ in Klairmont’s car indicated that seconds before the accident, the vehicle was traveling at 120-miles-per-hour. The trial was only on damages because Klairmont admitted fault. The Plaintiff was not accused of doing anything wrong. During the trial, jurors heard testimony about the Plaintiff’s past and future medical needs, the difficulties of his day-to-day life, and his employability.

    “Fortunately for our client, the vehicle Mr. Klairmont was driving was borrowed by his father’s employer from a second family corporation. Insurance-wise, this should allow our client the opportunity to collect much, if not all, of the verdict,” said Patrick A. Salvi, Sr. and Jim Nyeste, another member of the plaintiff’s legal team.

    In February, the Plaintiff settled with Lauralee Pfeifer of Lake Forest, for her $2.5 million homeowner’s insurance policy limit. Mrs. Pfeifer owned the home at which William Klairmont became intoxicated.

    “The outcome in this case is the recognition by a Lake County jury that our client has suffered a tremendous loss. The jury did the right thing,” said Patrick A. Salvi II. “This verdict will take care of our client’s medical needs for the rest of his life so that he can live as full a life as possible in the face of physical disabilities.”

  • $3.75 Million – Wrongful death
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FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE A CASE

TALK TO AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY

It is important to get help from a lawyer with experience handling different types of vehicle accident cases. These cases generally will fall into the following categories:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Jet Ski accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Public transportation accidents
  • Aviation accidents
  • Forklift accidents

No matter which vehicle is involved, the case will require a thorough investigation. The lawyer should identify how the accident occurred and identify the responsible parties. Experts should be consulted as part of the lawyer’s investigation.

The attorney should also determine the extent of harm suffered and the insurance coverage that is available to pay for it. Medical experts can be consulted. These experts will determine the type of injuries you have suffered and the treatment you will need in the future.

The vehicle accident case should be prepared for trial. So, if an insurance company refuses to provide a fair and full settlement offer, the attorney will be ready to battle for you in court.

Contact a Chicago Vehicle Accident Lawyer Today

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., has extensive experience in a wide variety of vehicle accident cases. Please see our Success Records page for examples of the cases we handle. In more than 200 cases, we have recovered $1 million or more in compensation for our client.

To speak today with an attorney from our firm about your vehicle accident case, call or contact us online. Our consultations are free and confidential.

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