Reliable and solution-driven, Salvatore maintains a pragmatic approach to his work at all times. 

Salvatore is a Principal of the firm’s Insurance team practicing extensively in CTP and general insurance litigation. For over 15 years, Salvatore has specialised in advising and litigating CTP and other personal injury insurance claims, including catastrophic injury, complex and general claims.

Salvatore also heads our South Australian Compensation Team. He looks after and manages the claims of private individuals who have suffered loss and damage and require assistance in navigating the complex legal system surrounding personal injury claims. He assists and supports clients in maximising their compensation and getting back on with their lives after an unfortunate event.

Salvatore is the Managing Principal of our South Australian office and takes great pride in leading our South Australian office and achieving successful outcomes for his local clients, as well as a number of interstate clients requiring assistance with legal claims based in SA.

Salvatore is recognised for his commitment to provide pragmatic advice and deliver results. He has experience in the fields of medical negligence, general insurance and liquor licensing. He is actively involved in the ongoing management, litigation and resolution of these claims.

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Qualifications

Bachelor Of Arts, The University Of Adelaide
Bachelor Of Laws (Honours), The University Of Adelaide

Community Involvement

Committee Member, Accident And Compensation Committee
Committee Member, Crash Committee Of South Australia
Advisor, Mater Christi Parish Church

Client Solutions

Private Client
CTP Insurance
Client problem

The client faced a claim where a pedestrian alleged being struck from behind by an unidentified motor vehicle on the highway in the middle of the night, with their brother as an alleged witness.

outcome achieved

With Salvatore's assistance, the claim was denied on the basis that the injury mechanism was not consistent with being struck by a motor vehicle alongside evidence suggesting the plaintiff fabricated the accident after falling on the road.

Motor Accident Commission 
CTP Insurance
Client problem

The client faced a claimant that attempted to initiate and bring a claim 19 years after the motor vehicle collision occurred.

outcome achieved

The plaintiff wished to commence proceedings in the District Court of SA for personal injuries allegedly sustained in a motor vehicle accident 19 years ago. With Salvatore's assistance the claim was denied because the plaintiff was the driver of the vehicle and not the passenger as alleged. Given the period of time since the accident, it was difficult to investigate and obtain evidence. Salvatore's client maintained denial and the plaintiff ultimately discontinued action, consenting to summary judgment to Salvatore's client before trial.

Motor Accident Commission 
CTP Insurance
Client problem

The client faced a difficult and fraudulent 'minor impact' claim.

outcome achieved

The Court found in favour of Salvatore's client on the issue of minor impact, awarding the plaintiff just over $7,000.00 (despite claiming well over $100,000.00), with the plaintiff to pay his client's costs given the earlier-filed offer.

Private Client 
Compensation
Client problem

The client was the victim of an attempted home invasion and suffered severe psychiatric illness as a result.

outcome achieved

Despite the absence of any physical injuries and the fact that the claim involved an ‘attempted’ home invasion that went wrong, Salvatore was able to successfully execute an informal resolution of the claim with the Crown and obtain compensation for his client that allowed her to seek much needed medical treatment, and compensate her for the loss of earnings she suffered during the period for which she could not work.

Private Client 
Medical Negligence
Client problem

The client suffered a severed carotid artery during a routine procedure and almost died as a result.

outcome achieved

Salvatore was able to liaise and negotiate with the hospital in order to achieve a successful result for his client.

"McInnes Wilson were extremely helpful and proactive in their communication, ensuring we were always fully informed."