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  • $3.75 Million – Wrongful death
  • $4.5 Million – Personal Injury
  • 1.2 Million Verdict; Largest reported in Pope County - (Golconda, IL) June 30, 2014 Patrick A. Salvi II and Jeffrey J. Kroll of...

    1.2 Million Verdict; Largest reported in Pope County

    (Golconda, IL) June 30, 2014

    Patrick A. Salvi II and Jeffrey J. Kroll of the law firm Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., of Chicago, IL and Mark D. Prince of the Prince Law Firm of Marion obtained a $1.2 million verdict on behalf of the family of 13-year-old Brett McDaniel, who was hit and killed by an ambulance while riding his bicycle. The verdict of $2 million was reduced by a 40% contributory negligence. The trial began on June 17, 2014 at the Pope County Courthouse in Golconda, IL and the verdict was approved by the Honorable Judge Joseph M. Leberman on June 27. The verdict is believed to be a Pope County record for an injury or death case.

    On October 8, 2007, Brett McDaniel was riding his bicycle with a friend on Rosalie Street in Golconda, a block from his home , when he was hit and ran over by a Mercy Regional Emergency Medical Service ambulance traveling south on Adams Street in Golconda, IL. The plaintiff alleged the ambulance was going over the speed limit and failed to exercise care to avoid colliding with a person riding a bicycle.

    The ambulance was returning to Kentucky after transporting a patient to Hardin County Hospital when the accident occurred. It did not have its lights or sirens on and was speeding. Brett was transported to the hospital where he died as a result of his injuries from the collision.

    “The jury’s verdict demonstrates the substantial loss that Brett’s mother, father, and two brothers went through,” said Patrick Salvi II. “No amount of money will bring Brett back. But the verdict demonstrates just how substantial the family’s loss was, and it sets the record straight on what happened that day. When children are around, drivers need to slow down and be careful.”

    [CALVIN MCDANIEL, as Administrator of the Estate of BRETT MCDANIEL, Deceased, Plaintiff, v. MERCY REGIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SYSTEM, L.L.C., a Kentucky Limited Liability Company; and JAMES RATTA, Individually, Defendants. Case No. 08 L3]
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Car accidents happen – even to the safest drivers. You can’t control what careless motorists do. But you can take control of your life after a crash.

The road to recovery starts by contacting an attorney who will protect your rights, seek the compensation you deserve and ultimately help to lift your burdens.

The lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. have decades of experience with helping car accident victims and their families in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Clients know they can trust us with their case while they focus on getting better.

We take pride in the professional and friendly service we provide to each client who walks through our door. We work quickly and aggressively – but we always take the time to talk with our clients about their case.

To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today. Simply call or submit our online form. Our consultations are always free, and they carry no obligations.

More Helpful Information

  • Car Accident Do’s and Don’ts
    Millions of Americans are injured in car crashes every year. Thousands die. Some wrecks are unavoidable, but most crashes could be prevented. They are caused by someone’s careless acts.
  • Our Success Records
    Our firm has obtained more than $900 million on behalf of our clients, including numerous car accident claims that resulted in recoveries of $1 million or more.
  • What Can You Recover?
    Many different types of damages may be pursued for car accident victims and their families, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
  • Testimonials
    We thank the many clients we have served for letting others know how we assisted them and allowed them to move on in life after they were involved in a serious car crash.
  • Key Steps after a Car Accident
    The first steps you take after an auto accident will help you to protect your rights. We break down those steps in an easy-to-follow set of slides.
  • Types of Car Accidents
    The causes, responsible parties and extent of harm that is suffered in a car accident often depend on the type of crash. We go into detail about 14 common types of accidents.
  • Car Accident Facts & Figures
    To help put your own crash in perspective, we have compiled an exhaustive list of statistics and other information about auto accidents in Chicago and Illinois.


What Will A Car Accident Lawyer Do For You?

At Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., we believe it is crucial to conduct an immediate, thorough investigation of a car accident to ensure no evidence is lost or destroyed.

We collect extensive evidence and consult with highly qualified experts who can help us to determine:

Car Accident IconWho caused the accident?

Who should be held liable?

How much can we can recover for you?

Our goal is to compile enough evidence to establish a claim and make the best case possible for full and fair compensation. We aggressively negotiate with insurance companies and use a skilled approach to representing our clients in the courtroom.

We Explore All Legal Options After A Car Crash

As we pursue compensation for our crash clients, our attorneys search through all possible options, including:

The at-fault driver’s liability coverage
At-fault driver’s liability coverageIllinois law requires drivers to carry liability insurance that pays for bodily injury and property damage they cause others.

Uninsured motorist (UM) coverage
Uninsured motorist (UM) coverageYou are required by Illinois law to have this coverage. It covers bodily injury to you, your passengers, members of your household or others authorized to drive your car if the other driver lacks liability coverage

Underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage
Underinsured motorist (UIM) coverageIf you purchase UIM insurance above that of the at-fault driver, you may be entitled to compensation from your own UIM policy. Otherwise, it is optional. This coverage can pay for bodily injury damages. It covers the difference between your UIM limits and the at-fault driver’s coverage.

Other insurance coverage
calp6We can review your insurance policy to determine if other types of coverage are available in your case, including medical payments, collision and comprehensive coverage.

As we stress to each of our clients: Do not speak with the insurance company unless you have first talked with an attorney. You do not want to say or sign anything that will cost you the chance to a just recovery for your losses after a car crash.

At Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., we will conduct a comprehensive review of your case to determine the full extent of your losses and the proper value of your claim. We can then negotiate directly with the insurance company or go to court on your behalf.

We can also carefully resolve any healthcare, workers’ compensation or other liens that may be attached to your recovery after an auto accident.

Chicago Car Accident Attorneys Serving Chicago, IL

It is important to take prompt action after an auto accident. Contact a Chicago car accident lawyer you can count on at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. in Illinois today. We will review your case for free, and we will not charge any fees for our legal services unless you obtain just compensation.

For more than three decades, we have helped victims and their families to get back on their feet after a car accident.

We’re ready to help you, too.

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