Suffering an injury through no fault of your own can throw your life into chaos. In addition to dealing with the pain caused by your injury, you may find yourself facing mounting medical bills and expenses while, at the same time, being unable to work. It can put you and your family members under a tremendous amount of stress.
The Chicago personal injury lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. want to help you. Our attorneys focus exclusively on assisting injured victims and their families in Chicago, IL and throughout Illinois.
A personal injury claim arises when you or a loved one is harmed due to the intentional, reckless or negligent wrongdoing of another person, company or government agency. Under Illinois law, you have the right to seek full and fair compensation for your losses.
Contact us today to discuss your rights, your options and what you can expect when you work with our law firm.
You will see that we give every one of our clients the personalized attention they deserve. We believe they should be treated with care, compassion and professionalism by a lawyer who truly understands the importance of their case.
We take the time to get to know our clients and learn about their objectives. We promptly answer their questions, and we make sure to keep them regularly informed through every stage of their case.
If our law firm takes on your personal injury case, we will handle all aspects, including:
Our law firm can allow you to concentrate on your recovery and your family while we pursue just compensation for your losses.
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. has obtained more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. Our record includes 215 cases with results of $1 million or more, including:
Please note that our firm’s past results do not guarantee that a similar outcome will be reached in your case. It will be important to carefully review the unique facts and legal issues that are involved in your situation.
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.
Because our law firm concentrates on representing injured victims and their families, we have developed experience in a broad range of cases, including:
You can count on our law firm to aggressively pursue a maximum financial recovery for you. The damages that we can seek on your behalf may include:
A separate but related claim may also seek compensation for loss of consortium. These damages typically are sought by a spouse who has lost the intimacy, companionship and services of a loved one due to the wrongful conduct of another.
Please see our section on wrongful death to learn more about the specific types of damages that may be sought in those cases.
Generally speaking, in order to recover compensation in an Illinois personal injury claim through either a settlement or verdict, you must establish that another party was at fault. In other words, you must prove that a party acted or failed to act as an ordinary, reasonable person would have acted under the same or similar circumstances. This is called negligence.
A negligence claim in Illinois generally requires establishing:
Your own negligence may be a factor. Under Illinois law, you could be barred from recovering anything if the other party shows that you were more than 50 percent at fault for your injury.
Otherwise, your damages would be reduced by an amount that reflects the percentage of fault assigned to you. For example, if you are found to be 25 percent at fault, your damages award would be reduced by 25 percent.
Additionally, you should be aware that your personally injury lawsuit in Illinois generally must be filed within two years from the date of your injury. Certain rules may apply to your case that reduce or lengthen the amount of time in which you have to file a claim.
In order to ensure your claim is timely field, it will be important to consult with an attorney as early as possible after you have suffered an injury due to the wrongful conduct of another.
Contact Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. if you believe that you or a loved one has been harmed by the wrongful conduct of another. You can call us or simply submit our online form. You will speak with an experienced, professional and compassionate attorney who will listen to you, review your case and help you to understand your legal rights and options as you move forward.