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Record $4.5 Million Settlement for Victim of Porch Collapse




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CHICAGO (August 12, 2016) – Attorneys Patrick A. Salvi II, Patrick A. Salvi and Andrew J. Burkavage of the law firm Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. have obtained a record-setting $4,500,000 settlement on behalf of a young man who was injured after falling from a balcony.  The settlement represents the largest porch collapse settlement in Illinois history.

The legal team at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. investigated the matter and determined that the failed balcony railing had not been maintained for many years, leading to pervasive rusting. With this information and with top-notch experts prepared to testify as to the structural engineering and property management issues in the case, the team was two days into trial when the defendants offered the record-setting settlement amount.

“If the property owners had properly maintained the balcony, and ensured that it was up to code, our client would not have suffered the injuries he did,” Partner Patrick A. Salvi II noted.  “I hope this case can serve as a reminder to property owners and managers that safety must always be a priority.”

While the property owner replaced the entire balcony structure after the incident occurred, we at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. hope all property owners and property managers will be careful in implementing sound policies and procedures to make sure repairs are made before there is a devastating injury.

For more information, or to schedule an interview with the attorneys, please contact Marcie Mangan, Public Relations Manager, at (312)-372-1227 or mmangan@salvilaw.com.