Unfortunately, life has a way of tapping us all on the shoulder sometimes. For some of us, that “tap” feels more like a sledgehammer when we face a serious personal injury caused by a drunken driver, a careless doctor, or even a defective prescription medication. When that happens, pain and suffering will compete with financial distress for your attention, all because someone else did something wrong.
When someone else’s misconduct causes you injury – anything from traumatic brain injury to a broken hip – you are entitled to compensation from the responsible party or their insurance company. In other words, you have a personal injury claim. Helping injured victims recover the money they are owed in compensation for their injury is not only our job – it is our mission, and it is all we do, every day.
Have you been told that only rich people can afford to hire a lawyer? It’s not so at our office. At Malman Law, it is the quality of your claim that matters, not the size of your bank account. You won’t owe us a dime upfront, and you will never owe us a dime unless we win. Even then, our legal fees will be taken out as a percentage of your compensation, so you will be guaranteed to come out ahead.
“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.
Our sympathies are with victims, not perpetrators. We have never represented defendants – only injured victims like you. In nearly a quarter century of practice, we have won nearly $200,000,000 for over 20,000 clients in the aggregate. We win over 95 percent of our cases, and 95 percent of those are settled, meaning that you will probably never have to step into a courtroom.
Important decisions stand between you and the justice you deserve. Perhaps the most important decision, however, is who you retain to represent you. If you were injured in an accident in Auburn Gresham, or if you live or work there, call us today or contact us online for a free initial evaluation of your case. We are accessible 24/7, and if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you.
Probably not, but you might be. Illinois courts will not award punitive damages unless the defendant’s conduct was shocking or outrageous. You might win punitive damages for a DUI accident or a “road rage” accident; however, there are no guarantees. Normal compensatory damages are much easier to win.
Not very likely. Fewer than 10 percent of all personal injury claims are resolved in court. The remainder are resolved by out-of-court settlement. Filing a lawsuit, however, is a good way of pressuring a defendant to raise the settlement offer.
No, and we would be guilty of legal malpractice if we did. To accept a settlement offer on your behalf, we would need your written consent. Even if it weren’t a violation of our professional ethics, we would never do this, because it is simply not fair to you.
If you are not too seriously injured, you should:
The Illinois dog bite statute requires you to prove:
You do not have to prove that the owner or keeper was negligent.
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