Compassion, experience, results and reputation – these qualities distinguish the Illinois personal injury attorneys of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. We provide the highest level of service to each and every one of our clients, and we strive to make a positive impact on their lives.
Since our law firm was established, we have obtained $1 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of accident and injury victims throughout Illinois, including 215 cases with an award of $1 million or more.
Every case starts with a timely, free and completely confidential consultation. We can learn more about what happened to you or your loved one, and we can help you to understand your legal rights and options. Don’t wait to take action. Contact us today to discuss your case.
Patrick A. Salvi established our law firm in 1982. Through the years, the firm has grown to feature two offices and a legal team of 15 attorneys and more than 30 staff members, allowing us to serve clients in not only the Chicago area but throughout Illinois:
You can find our Chicago office in the 22 West Washington Street tower at the corner of Washington and Dearborn streets. Our Waukegan office is located in the heart of the city’s downtown district on North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Our law firm has received a Tier 1 rating in Chicago by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in the areas of Plaintiffs’ Medical Malpractice Law and Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation for six consecutive years. We also have been listed among the “Best Places to Work in Chicago” by the Chicago Business Journal.
For several years, our case results have been among the highest reported in the annual Jury Verdict Reporter / Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Settlement Survey. Many of our cases have also resulted in the highest verdict or settlement reported in the counties where they were litigated or in the state of Illinois for a particular injury type. Those results include:
In addition to our legal work, our firm is highly involved in charitable and civic activities in the communities we serve. Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. has sponsored numerous events and helped to raise funds for organizations such as the Chicago Legal Clinic, Prairie State Legal Services, CASA Lake County and Concussion Legacy Foundation.
We also work closely with the Michael Matters Foundation, which helps to raise awareness about brain cancer, support medical research and provide financial support to families dealing with a loved one’s brain tumor diagnosis.
Our attorneys have participated in events such as serving as volunteer judges for the National Collegiate Mock Trial National Tournament and giving presentations at Law Day events at local elementary schools in Chicago and Waukegan.
One of our firm’s partners, Jeffrey J. Kroll, was recognized for his volunteer work in the legal field by being named the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Publications Volunteer of the Year.
Additionally, our lawyers are frequently interviewed by Illinois media outlets and asked to share their insights on a diverse range of legal issues affecting our state’s residents such as new Illinois driving laws, insurance coverage in ridesharing accidents and gun manufacturer liability.
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. focuses exclusively on providing legal representation to those in Illinois who have suffered injuries or lost a loved one due to the negligent or other wrongful conduct of others. We assist clients in many different practice areas, including:
Our law firm often accepts referrals from other Illinois lawyers who cannot take on cases due to timing, conflicts and other factors that make it necessary to have a case handled by a trusted colleague. We also may refer cases to other Illinois law firms when appropriate.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident of any kind in Illinois, your first priority should be to get medical attention and treatment. Doing so protects your health. It can also protect your right to compensation. The longer you wait to get medical treatment, the more room it gives an insurance company to argue that your injury was not accident-related.
If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, you should also request a copy of the accident report. You can get a copy by going directly to the law enforcement agency that responded to your accident such as the city police department or county sheriff’s office. If the Illinois State Police responded to your crash, you can request a copy of the accident report by going to:
Illinois State Police
801 South 7th Street, Suite 700-A
Springfield, IL 63703
If you encounter any problems with obtaining a copy of your crash report, our firm can help. This report often serves as a starting point in the investigation of your case.
After you or a loved one has been involved in an accident or discover harm caused by suspected medical malpractice or a defective product, contact Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. We can provide an immediate review of your case. Our initial consultation will be free, and everything we discuss with will be held confidential.
A consultation with our firm will serve two objectives: First, we can learn more about your case. We will take the time to listen to you and hear about how your injuries arose. Second, we can address any questions you may have such as:
Once we take on your case, we will work quickly to gather and analyze evidence. We also will consult with experts in fields such as medicine, nursing home care, engineering, workplace safety and accident reconstruction. Our goal will be to prepare your case as if it is going to trial.
However, not all cases that we handle at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. end up in the courtroom. In fact, most cases can be resolved through a pretrial settlement.
Whether a case is tried or settled generally depends on whether the at-fault party’s insurer extends a settlement offer that will fully and fairly compensate you for all of your damages, including:
If a trial is necessary in your case, you can count on our team to present the strongest case possible on your behalf. Our attorneys are highly skilled litigators who know how to present compelling and persuasive cases in the courtroom.
Most of the cases our law firm handles will be litigated in the Illinois Court System. However, depending on the facts of your case, it may be proper to file a claim in federal court such as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Our law firm can also continue to represent you if any post-trial motions or appeals are filed. We have extensive experience with appeals in both state and federal court, including:
Keep in mind: Settlement negotiations may continue while a case is on trial and even after a trial is concluded. Regardless of whether your case is resolved through a verdict or settlement, our firm will move quickly to handle any liens that may be attached to your recovery and to efficiently disburse the funds you are due.
We will charge you no legal costs or fees unless we obtain a financial recovery for you. This is called a contingency fee agreement. In this sense, you assume no financial risk by working with our law firm.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, company or government agency, contact Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. to get the legal help you need.
Illinois limits the period of time you have to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. For this reason, you should not delay getting in touch with us. We can begin working on your case right away.