The Archer Heights community of Chicago, bounded by Stevenson Expressway, Knox Avenue, and rail lines, is home to many of our past and current clients. Given our successful record in resolving personal injury claims asserted by these clients, it is likely to be home to many of our future clients as well. To discuss your case contact our experienced Archer Heights Personal Injury Lawyers. We are here to help get your life back.
Statistically, most personal injury claims are paid out by insurance companies. Although Illinois law forbids bad-faith bargaining by insurance companies, the practical realities of negotiating a claim still leave them a lot of leeway for tactics that we personally consider to be underhanded. Some of their favorite tricks include:
Following is an incomplete list of the types of personal injury claims we deal with:
At Malman Law, our Archer Heights Personal Injury Lawyers discovered long ago what many law firms still don’t realize – that every case is different, every client is unique, and there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” solution to your legal needs. We take that reality seriously, and we pride ourselves on crafting individualized solutions that take into account your personal needs and concerns. Don’t settle for anything less.
“If anyone has a problem and is in need of help call Malman Law. At Malman Law you are not just a client, you are part of the family.” – Donyell G
You probably don’t, but you might. Courts and insurance companies are reluctant to award punitive damages, but it is possible. To win punitive damages, you must already be awarded ordinary compensatory damages. Additionally, you must show that the defendant acted outrageously (with an evil motive, for example), and you must prove this by an elevated standard of proof (“clear and convincing evidence”).
No, liability is not automatic, although texting and driving does often support liability. There are loopholes, however, including the following:
An Affidavit of Merit is a document that you need before you can proceed with a medical malpractice lawsuit. It is a document signed by a qualified physician that states that the doctor has reviewed your claim and that in his opinion the defendant was negligent.
Under the following circumstances, it would be a very good idea to retain a personal injury lawyer:
Actually you can. We charge no upfront fees – you will not owe us a dime until your settlement or trial judgment money actually arrives. Even then, the amount will be calculated as a percentage of your recovery. And if our Archer Heights Personal Injury Lawyers don’t win any money for you, our services will be free of charge. Naturally, we couldn’t afford to make this offer unless we won the vast majority of our cases.
2 years ago I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet
NOAH TAFFELPersonal Injury Victim