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  • $3.75 Million – Wrongful death
  • $4.5 Million – Personal Injury
  • $15.2 Million Personal Injury Verdict - Patrick A. Salvi II, Patrick A. Salvi, Jeffrey J. Kroll and Aaron D. Boeder...

    $15.2 Million Personal Injury Verdict

    Patrick A. Salvi II, Patrick A. Salvi, Jeffrey J. Kroll and Aaron D. Boeder of the law firm Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. of Chicago, IL obtained a $15.2 million verdict on behalf of a man who was seriously injured when he was struck and run over by a forklift at McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, Illinois. The trial began on August 4, 2015. The verdict was approved by the Honorable Judge Lorna E. Propes in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

    On September 18, 2012, Thomas Neuhengen of Cudahy, Wisconsin, 33, was working as a spare parts manager for Hermle Machine Co. LLC, helping with the tear down of the company’s booth from the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at McCormick Place. He was knocked down and his left foot was run over by a 58,000 pound 40/60 Versa Lift forklift. Neuhengen’s attorneys allege the forklift driver, Frederick Neirinckx, failed to keep a clear view of the path of travel, failed to maintain a proper lookout and failed to use a spotter.

    Additionally, according to the complaint, Global Experience Specialists, the company that set up the show and hired Mr. Neirinckx did not have a policy in place to make sure forklift drivers were trained and evaluated three-years prior to the 2012 IMTS. The company also failed to assign a three-person crew to the 40/60 Versa Lift. Global Experience Specialists was cited with four safety violations by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

    As a result of the accident, Mr. Neuhegen suffered a de-gloving injury to his left foot, requiring a number of surgeries. Mr. Neuhegen is a staff sergeant in the Wisconsin Army National Guard and prior to the incident served two tours of duty in Iraq.

    “As a result of a corporation ignoring safety rules, Tom’s life will never be the same,” said lawyer Patrick Salvi II. “The jury’s verdict demonstrates the substantial impact and ongoing challenges this incident has had on Tom. We hope this verdict serves as a reminder to companies to ensure employees receive proper training and resources.”

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What Is A Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury claim arises when you or a loved one is harmed due to the intentional, reckless or negligent wrongdoing of another person or company. Under Illinois law, you have a right to seek compensation for your losses.

The lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. focus exclusively on helping personal injury victims and their families in Chicago, IL and throughout Illinois. To learn more about our approach, please see the following video:

How Can Our Lawyer Help You?

If our firm takes on your case, we will handle all aspects, including:

  • A thorough investigation to determine how your injury occurred
  • Consultation with accident reconstruction experts and medical professionals
  • Analysis of medical records and other data to fully calculate your losses
  • Careful review of all relevant insurance policies
  • Timely filing of all documents
  • Negotiation with insurance companies for a fair and timely settlement
  • If necessary, skillful litigation of your case in court
  • Resolution of all liens that may be attached to your recovery.
Our law firm wants you to concentrate on your recovery and your family while we pursue the just compensation you deserve for your losses.

Our Record of Results

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., has obtained more than $900 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our injury clients. Our record includes 200 cases with results of $1 million or more, including:

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$33.2 million drunk driving accident verdict for a man who was paralyzed when the driver of his car – alleged to be intoxicated at the time – crashed into a utility box.
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$10.8 million pedestrian accident settlement on behalf of a man who suffered severe spine damage after being hit by a car while walking across the street.
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$9 million defective product settlement in a case in which laboratory workers died due to alleged carbon monoxide poisoning that was caused by a defectively designed and manufactured air handling system.
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$6 million bicycle accident settlement on behalf of a woman who suffered a brain injury when she struck a warning sign placed and maintained by a utility service provider.
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$3.75 million truck accident settlement for the family of man killed in a crash with a tractor-trailer in Champaign County.
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$2.065 million bicycle accident verdict on behalf of a 19-year-old Lake County woman who was seriously injured when she was hit by a pizza delivery driver while riding her bicycle.
If you believe that you have suffered harm due to the fault of another, contact us today by phone or through our online form. We will provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney from our firm.

What Type Of Personal Injury Cases Do Our Lawyers Handle?

Because our law firm concentrates on representing personal injury victims and their families, we have developed experience in a broad range of cases, including the following:

Our Personal Injury Attorneys Serve Chicago and Illinois

A personal injury claim in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois must be filed within a strict time period. This is why it is crucial to contact an attorney without delay if you believe that you or a loved one has suffered bodily injury or other harm due to the wrongdoing of another.

Contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. You can call us or simply submit our online form. You will speak with an attorney who will listen to you, review your case and help you to understand your legal rights and options as you move forward.