LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS: Attorneys Patrick A. Salvi II and Patrick A. Salvi of Salvi Schostok & Pritchard announced they obtained a $1.28 million verdict late Friday, July 31st on behalf of Megan Venturi, 20, who was injured in a car accident. The trial was heard before the Honorable David Hall who entered judgment on the jury’s verdict in Lake County, Illinois. This is the second jury trial the father and son Salvi legal team has tried – in their first trial back in March, they secured a $33 million verdict which exceeded the previous Lake County verdict record by nearly $10 million.
On December 22, 2005, Megan, then 16-years-old, was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Grand Ave., in Lindenhurst, Illinois, when the Defendant Jake Dorman who was working for Midland Realty, crossed the center line and struck her vehicle. As a result of the impact, Megan suffered a broken patella, tibia, and fibula in her right leg. Prior to the accident, Megan was a vibrant high school student who participated in a number of extracurricular activities. She now has a pre-arthritic condition in her knee, which has limited Megan’s ability to do many of the things she once enjoyed.
This trial was only on damages because Jake Dorman and Midland Realty and Development admitted liability. During the trial, jurors heard testimony about Megan’s past and future medical needs as well as the pain she will experience throughout her life.
“This verdict reflects the ongoing pain Megan will have in her right leg for the rest of her life. She will be reminded of this violent collision daily with the pain and disability she must now endure. I am very glad many of Megan’s future needs will be taken care of with the money from this verdict,” said Patrick A. Salvi II.