R. Mark Maritote

Top rated personal injury attorney in Hanover Park, Illinois

R. Mark Maritote, P.C.
R. Mark Maritote
R. Mark Maritote, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Workers' compensation, Health care; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1981

Education: DePaul University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
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R. Mark Maritote, P.C.

1060 East Lake Street
Suite 1
Hanover Park, IL 60133 Visit website


When you are injured in the Greater Chicago area, you need an experienced personal injury attorney who will not back down. I am Mark Maritote, and I have represented injury victims since 1981. At Maritote Law in Hanover Park, Illinois, I put my decades of experience to work on behalf of ordinary people and their families to give them the best chance at recovering for the losses they have suffered through the fault of others.  Throughout my decades of practice, I have seen an incredible range of injury incidents, including:

Accidental injuries — I have won verdicts in cases arising from many different types of accidents, such as falls, dog bites and other animal injuries, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse and neglect, on behalf of both adults and children. The diligent approach my firm and I take is particularly important when these injuries are catastrophic, such as when they involve burns and disfigurement or wrongful death

  • Work injuries — Construction and other work sites are too often hazardous. If you are an employee who was injured on the job, you are probably entitled to workers’ compensation, regardless of fault, but you might also have a claim against a third party who caused the accident, such as another on-site contractor who did not employ you.
  • Motor vehicle accidents — If you were involved in an auto accident caused by careless, distracted or even drunk driving, I will pursue a claim against the driver at fault and any other responsible parties.

I also represent people in probate, trust and insurance litigation.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Workers' compensation: claimant, Health care, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Professional liability: plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal bites, Motor vehicle accidents, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Nursing home, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Legal malpractice

  • 40% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 30% Workers' compensation: claimant
  • 10% Health care
  • 10% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 10% Professional liability: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1981, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.maritotelaw.com/about/r-m-maritote/

  • $366,511 lump-sum award to airline worker with failed back syndrome
  • $205,000 to glazier who severed tendons in hand from falling glass
  • $125,000 for two broken wrists to administrator who fell in company parking lot
  • $84,000 per year lifetime benefits to laborer injured lifting jackhammer
  • $984 a week for life for 51-year-old immigrant laborer who suffered back injury at work, underwent surgery, returned to work only to suffer a second injury and undergo a second surgery. Employer denied all claims until co-workers testified in support of claim
  • $100,000 non-operated shoulder award for nurse case manager for workers’ compensation insurance carrier who injured her shoulder when she slipped and fell at her second job at as a nursing home shift manager. Case tried and settled after appeal
  • $320,000 lump-sum award in lieu of lifetime benefits to the injured airline employee whose wrist injuries led to arthritis preventing him from working
  • $320,000 lump-sum award in lieu of lifetime benefits to the injured airline employee whose wrist injuries led to arthritis preventing him from working
  • $500,000 in lieu of lifetime benefits to 38-year-old female Russian immigrant factory work who suffered disabling injuries when she slipped and fell at work
  • $320,000 lump-sum award in lieu of lifetime benefits to the injured airline employee whose wrist injuries led to arthritis preventing him from working
  • $145,000 to truck driver for rotator cuff surgery injured in collision with another truck
  • $95,000 legal malpractice settlement against attorney who settled underlying claim for $100,000 policy limits, but forgot to pursue underinsured motorist claim for severely injured client
  • $500,000 medical malpractice settlement for death of 50-year-old husband. All other details confidential
  • $175,000 to court reporter for slip-and-fall knee injury in Aruba
  • $300,000 to 5-year-old hit by car
  • $400,000 to family of man who drove car into apartment complex retention pond
  • $175,000 for elbow surgery to glazier injured by falling glass
  • $350,000 for shoulder surgery to 48-year-old pedestrian struck by paint truck
  • $1.2 million for back surgery to 47-year-old truck driver injured by garage door collapse
  • $100,000 policy limits to for soft tissue injuries suffered by 71-year-old woman as a result of automobile accident
  • $500,000 to family of 62-year-old victim of medical malpractice
  • $250,000 policy limits to 5-year-old for various injuries, including loss of spleen and hip fracture after being struck by car while riding bicycle across street
  • Undisclosed settlement to three delivery service employees for injuries suffered by inhalation of toxic fumes
  • $110,000 full policy limits for 89-year-old World War II veteran who tore rotator cuff in auto accident. Insurance company denied claim because the veteran had previous rotator cuff surgeries on both shoulders. Case settled within hours of defense expert’s cross examination
  • $450,000 settlement to woman who suffered rotator cuff injuries ultimately involving three surgeries after being knocked down by neighbor’s dogs
  • $103,000 DuPage County judgment on behalf of 55-year-old woman bitten on the hand by a neighbor’s dog as she tried to separate her dog from the attacking animal
  • First plaintiff’s medical malpractice verdict in Morgan County, Illinois
  • $2 million verdict for 67-year-old grandmother, a record high at time
  • $60,000 verdict against Wal-Mart for customer injured in store
  • $198,750 surgical knee injury for railroad worker (Mason County, Illinois, verdict)
  • $6.6 million wrongful death verdict for three deaths in railroad crossing accident
  • $675,000 underinsured arbitration award to woman who fractured pelvis, femur and humerus in intersection crash
  • $1,700,000 malpractice verdict in favor of 34 year old pregnant nurse suffering from Crohn’s disease whose doctors misdiagnosed anal cancer as a hemorrhoid resulting in metastasis to lungs and greater chance of recurrence
  • $500,000 for low impact auto collision causing aggravation of pre-existing neck condition
  • $105,000 judgment against owner of dog that attacked victim’s dog and bit victim’s hand resulting in disfigurement and loss of feeling
  • $1,200,000 settlement for back surgery for 47-year old truck driver injured by garage door collapse
Educational Background:
  • Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, Political Science, Honors: Deans List, 1978
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Illinois, 1981
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1990 - Present 
  • Du Page County Bar Association, 1990 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois 

Office location for R. Mark Maritote

1060 East Lake Street
Suite 1
Hanover Park, IL 60133

Phone: 630-912-5927


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

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