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We won a record-breaking $148 million jury verdict on behalf of a dancer paralyzed at O’Hare.


The negligence of others can cause people to suffer life-changing harm such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage and burns. Many people suffer lingering emotional anguish as well. They may be unable to return to work or enjoy daily activities as they did before they suffered their injuries. If another person harmed you, we will fight for compensation that covers all of your past and future medical bills, lost income, pain, suffering and more.


The facts and legal issues in an accident case often depend on the types of vehicles that are involved. We have experience with many types of accidents, including those which involve cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, boats, planes and public transportation such as Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses, L trains, Pace buses and the South Shore Line. Our lawyers know how to identify and overcome the challenges that different types of accidents present.


Our law firm has extensive experience with helping medical negligence victims and their families. Our attorneys provide compassionate and highly professional legal assistance to clients in cases that involve birth injuries, misdiagnosis, medication errors, surgical errors, anesthesia errors, emergency room errors, radiology errors, health care-associated infections and more. We have the skill, experience and resources that it takes to handle these complex cases. Our record includes some of the largest medical malpractice awards in Illinois history.


We know how devastating it is when an elderly loved one suffers harm from abuse or neglect in an Illinois nursing home. Due to the wrongful conduct of nursing home operators and their staffs, residents can suffer serious and potentially deadly bedsores, dehydration, malnutrition, fall-related injuries and reactions due to medication errors. Our firm created a special practice group that features an in-house nurse legal consultant and focuses on help nursing home abuse and neglect victims and their families.


Parents deserve answers when their child suffers a birth injury that carries long-term consequences such as cerebral palsy. If the negligence of a doctor, nurse, midwife or other medical professional caused the birth injury, families also deserve to recover compensation that covers their child’s medical expenses and ensures the child’s future medical needs will be fully met. Our lawyers have a long record of helping families in Chicago and throughout Illinois to achieve these goals.


More than three million Americans currently live with traumatic brain injury (TBI), including thousands of people throughout our state, according to the Brain Injury Association of Illinois. Learn more about the different causes of brain injuries and options you or your loved one has.


According to Dogsbite.org, each day sees 1,000 U.S. citizens require emergency care treatment for dog bite injuries. The state of Illinois ranks #2 in Dog-Related injury claims, according to State Farm Insurance records.

Many attacks could be prevented with a more careful dog owner, resulting in far less injuries, deaths, and lives changed. This sort of negligence is covered in Illinois law, protecting victims and their families from experiences any horrific episodes with canines.

You Need Experienced Illinois Car Accident Lawyers With a Record of Results


We won a record $148 million verdict on behalf of a dancer paralyzed at O’Hare


$33.2 Million

Patrick A. Salvi obtained a record-breaking $33.2 million verdict on behalf of a 22-year-old man who was injured in a car accident.



We obtained an $18.5 million settlement on behalf of a child who suffered a serious brain injury due to a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of meningitis.



We secured a $29.1 million verdict on behalf of the family of a baby who was severely injured due to the negligence of Northwestern Memorial Hospital physicians.



We obtained a $1.5 million settlement on behalf of a 25-year-old veteran who lost his legs in a car accident.



We obtained a record $1.6 million wrongful death jury verdict for the family of a mentally disabled resident of Willowglen Academy of Illinois. The verdict represents the highest recorded verdict in Stephenson County, Ill.



We obtained a $15.2 million jury verdict on behalf of a construction worker whose foot was run over by a forklift at McCormick Place.



You can’t control what other drivers do. However, if you suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence, you can control what you do next. The experienced auto accident attorneys of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. will help you to protect your rights and seek the compensation you are due.

Our attorneys are leaders in car accident litigation in Chicago and throughout Illinois. We have obtained numerous record-setting verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, including a $33.2 million jury verdict in a drunk driving accident case that remains the largest jury verdict in Lake County history.

We Are Here To Help

Whether your case is big or small, you can count on us to give you our full effort and attention. We will take the time to find out how your car accident injuries have impacted your life, and we will aggressively pursue a result that addresses the harm you have suffered.

We know that drivers cause accidents by engaging in careless and reckless conduct such as:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Speeding and aggressive driving.

If you are the victim of another driver’s negligence, we will seek damages that cover all of your past and future medical bills, lost income, pain, suffering and more. If your family member died in a crash, we will pursue all damages available to you through a wrongful death claim. Your recovery could include compensation for funeral and burial expenses and the loss of your loved one’s companionship and financial support.

In order to pursue the maximum amount for you, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate and prepare your case. You can expect us to:

  • Gather and analyze all accident scene evidence
  • Review your medical records
  • Consult with highly knowledge experts
  • Pursue claims against all parties responsible for your harm
  • Explore all insurance coverage available to you, including the at-fault driver’s liability coverage and your own uninsured motorist (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage
  • Work tirelessly to obtain the settlement or verdict you deserve.

We help clients who have suffered injuries in a wide range of accidents, including cases that involve commercial trucks, buses, motorcycles, bicycles and recreational vehicles. Our firm also works with boating accident victims. We know how to overcome the unique challenges that these different types of accidents present.

To discuss the specific facts in your case, contact the car accident lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. today and receive a free consultation. We will charge no costs or legal fees unless we obtain compensation for you.

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers

The lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. know what it’s like when a person’s negligence harms you or a loved one. Every day, we help people who suffer from physical pain and emotional distress caused by the wrongful conduct of others and who feel overwhelmed by mounting medical bills and their inability to work.

Our goal is to provide the caring, compassionate and highly professional legal assistance that personal injury victims and their families need. We want to help them to overcome the tough times they are facing and make a difference in their lives. If you have suffered physical, emotional and financial harm due to the negligence of another, we are here to help you, too.

We Can Help You

Our attorneys handle cases that arise from motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, defective products, workplace accidents, dog bites, slip and falls and many other circumstances. We serve clients who have suffered a broad range of life-changing injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Burns
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Amputations
  • Fractures
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

We strive to secure compensation that covers all of our clients’ past and future medical expenses, including the costs of emergency care, surgery, hospitalization, medication, assistive devices and rehabilitation. We go beyond reviewing medical records and consult with doctors, legal nurse consultants, life care planners and others in order to determine the nature and extent of our clients’ injuries and the treatment they will need as they move forward in life.

In addition to medical expenses, our attorneys pursue compensation for clients that, depending on the facts of their case, may include:

  • Lost income and diminished future earning ability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of a normal life
  • Emotional distress
  • Punitive damages.

Through the years, we have achieved positive results for numerous personal injury clients in Chicago and other areas of Illinois, with more than 235 cases with verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more. Many of the awards that we have secured are the largest of their kind in Illinois. In recognition of our firm’s work on behalf of our personal injury clients, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has given us a Metropolitan Tier 1 rating for Chicago in its annual “Best Law Firms” list for six consecutive years.

If you would like to discuss your case with Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., please contact us today by phone or through our online form. We will provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation, and we will charge no legal fees unless we obtain a verdict or settlement for you.

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers

It is perfectly natural for you to think that doctors, nurses and other medical care professionals will provide caring and professional treatment to you when you go to a clinic or hospital. However, the reality is that many health care providers fail to meet the standard of care that is expected of them, and they end up hurting patients instead of helping them. Every day, patients in Chicago and throughout Illinois suffer serious and often fatal harm due to medical negligence.

Since we founded our firm more than 30 years ago, the lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. have made protecting the rights of patients and their families a major focus of our practice. We believe that medical malpractice victims need a strong advocate in their corner when doctors betray their trust. We work hard to hold negligent medical professionals accountable and to seek the compensation our clients deserve.

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Our record includes numerous multimillion dollar medical malpractice settlements and verdicts, including several results that are the largest of their kind in Illinois. For six consecutive years, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has recognized our work on behalf of plaintiffs in Chicago medical malpractice cases in its annual “Best Law Firms” rankings.

We serve clients in medical malpractice cases that include:

  • Birth injuries (including errors that cause cerebral palsy)
  • Misdiagnosis of cancer and other illnesses
  • Medication errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Emergency room errors
  • Radiology errors
  • Health care-associated infections.

Unfortunately, doctors and hospitals often refuse to accept blame. They deny that they committed a medical error or claim that their error did not cause a patient’s harm. Our lawyers respond by conducting exhaustive investigations. We review medical records, interview witnesses and gather and analyze all other relevant evidence. We also consult with highly knowledgeable experts from a variety of different medical fields. Our goal is to get to the truth.

Our firm’s hard work and preparation often leads to settlements. However, we are always prepared to take medical malpractice cases to trial when medical professionals refuse to accept responsibility or to provide full and fair compensation to our clients.

To learn more about how our medical malpractice attorneys can assist you, contact us today and receive a free consultation.