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$2.2 million settlement for man injured in crash with semi-truck

CHICAGO (January 23, 2020) – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard has obtained a $2.2 million settlement on behalf of a man who was injured after he was hit by a semi-truck owned by a trucking company.

On November 6, 2014, Plaintiff was driving northbound on Western Avenue near its intersection with 18th Street in Chicago. At the same time, Defendant was driving a semi-truck operated by a trucking company in the same direction in the adjacent lane. As both drivers approached a viaduct on Western Avenue, the Defendant driver improperly moved his truck into Plaintiff’s lane of travel, striking Plaintiff’s vehicle and causing it to collide with the cement barrier of the viaduct.

As a result of the collision, Plaintiff suffered an ACL tear, requiring surgery.

On January 21, 2020, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard attorneys Patrick A. Salvi and Rob L. Kohen obtained a $2.2 million settlement on behalf of the Plaintiff.

“We are extremely thankful to the Honorable Kay Hanlon for her tremendous efforts as mediator in getting this case settled. Our client is pleased with the result and will finally begin to see positive changes in his life thanks to this settlement,” Patrick A. Salvi said.

“Our client was an incredibly healthy and fit individual with his whole life ahead of him before the collision. This injury stripped him of his mobility and work life for many years. These funds will allow him to begin the healing process and will be used to help take care of his medical needs,” Plaintiff’s attorney Rob L. Kohen said.

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