March 11, 2015 – Patrick A. Salvi, Patrick A. Salvi II and Brian L. Salvi of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. obtained a $17.9 million verdict on behalf of a 47-year-old Lombard, Illinois woman following a two-week jury trial before Judge Clare Elizabeth McWilliams.
Just before a Cook County jury awarded the woman a $17.9 million verdict, Patrick Salvi and the defense lawyer reached a settlement of $14 million. The verdict would have been decreased by 30 percent, due to contributory negligence of the Plaintiff, cutting the total to $12.6 million. By reaching a settlement in this case, the Plaintiff was able to receive an additional $1.4 million for her injuries!
“It was a win-win!” said lead counsel, Patrick A. Salvi.
On October 23, 2012, the Plaintiff, a 47-year-old school teacher, was on her way to work, driving westbound on Cermak Road, at the intersection of Wolf Road in Hillside, Illinois, when she collided with a semi-trailer truck. The Plaintiffs alleged the truck driver failed to yield to the right-of-way vehicle before making a left turn.
The Plaintiff suffered a C6 incomplete spinal cord injury, leaving her unable to return to work. The Plaintiffs claimed that she would require attendant care due to her injuries. The Defendants alleged the Plaintiff did not need as much attendant care as was claimed and could return to work with accommodations.
“The money will help our client move on with her life and help take care of all her medical needs,” added Patrick Salvi.