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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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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.