Pullano Law Obtains $8 Million Settlement in Cook County Brain Injury…

Attorney Richard L. Pullano and Attorney Mathew T. Siporin

Attorney Richard L. Pullano and Attorney Mathew T. Siporin

The settlement will provide Wayne the financial security he desperately needs to ensure that he will receive high-quality medical care for the rest of his life - Attorney Richard L. Pullano

Richard Pullano and Mathew Siporin from Pullano Law Offices obtained a significant settlement on behalf of a 61-year-old man who suffered permanent and debilitating injuries when a semi-tractor trailer t-boned the driver side door of his SUV. While the accident occurred in Lake County, Pullano Law successfully pursued the case in Cook County for their clients.

Wayne Kolesar of Volo was driving to work on Gilmer Road in suburban Mundelein on January 18, 2016, when without warning a truck broadsided his vehicle and pinned him inside his SUV. Kolesar was initially diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury and pelvic fractures that were treated non-operatively. Despite not needing any orthopedic surgeries, Kolesar was left with permanent cognitive and neurologic impairments, including drop foot and chronic pain. The defense claimed that Kolesar made a great recovery, was cognitively at his baseline and was independent with his activities of daily living approximately 8 months after the collision when he was discharged from out-patient rehabilitation.

“The settlement will provide Wayne the financial security he desperately needs to ensure that he will receive high-quality medical care for the rest of his life,” Pullano said of the settlement. “Wayne has always felt terrible that his injuries placed a tremendous burden on his wife and family. This settlement will not only help relieve some of that stress, but it will also allow them to focus on getting their lives back together. Wayne is a fighter and we are honored that we were able to ensure that he will be in the best position to continue his fight to recover.”

The case was scheduled to be tried before a jury starting in November of 2018. The parties were actively preparing for trial and had taken multiple evidence depositions at the time the case settled. The case number is 16L686.

The settlement resulted from a mediation handled by Retired Cheif Judge Donald P. O'Connell.

About Pullano Law Offices:

Pullano Law Offices concentrates their practice on helping victims of personal injury. This includes cases involving, but not limited to severe car accidents, trucking liability, traumatic brain injury, aviation liability, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, bed sores, construction negligence, and product liability. To schedule an initial consultation, call Pullano Law Offices at 312-551-1100 or contact us online.

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