Protecting the Rights of the Injured
To us, Austin is not a city in Texas – it is a community right here in Chicago. From the Belt Railway to the West Line, about 100,000 people call Austin their home. Indeed, some of our most valued clients hail from Galewood, The Island, North Austin and South Austin.
Life has its distressing realities, and one of these is the rather frightening possibility that you could be injured at any moment from any number of possible causes. Once an accident happens, it is perhaps even more distressing when you realize it would not have had to happen but from the misconduct of someone else, not you.
You Don’t Have to Just Sit Back and Take It
You have legal rights, and one of the most important of these is the right to full compensation when you are the victim of someone else’s carelessness, recklessness, or intentional misconduct. You are entitled to a lot more than simple reimbursement for your medical bills. Unless you retain an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent you, however, you are unlikely to recover the amount you deserve.
At Malman Law, we have recovered literally hundreds of millions of dollars for over 20,000 personal injury clients, including many multi-million dollar resolutions. Because we win over 95 percent of our cases, we are able to offer terms of representation that are accessible to anyone – under our Zero Fee Guarantee, you will owe us nothing in legal fees until and unless we win your case.
You May Not Even Need to Go to Court
Since over 95 percent of our cases are resolved through out-of-court settlements, you will probably never need to set foot in a courtroom. Quite frankly, opposing parties (especially large insurance companies) often agree to settle with us because they know from bitter experience what is likely to happen if they mess with us in court.
A Word from One of Our Clients
“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.
Types of Cases We Handle
We handle just about any type of injury claim that can be attributed to someone else’s misconduct, including:
- Vehicle accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Worker’s Compensation
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall accidents
- Product liability
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death claims
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1) Will I lose my case if the accident was partly my fault?
Not necessarily. Under the Illinois comparative fault system:
- If the accident was at least 50 percent your fault, you will receive nothing.
- If the accident was less than 50 percent your fault, you will receive partial compensation.
- If the accident was not your fault at all, you will receive full compensation.
2) What kinds of damages are available?
- Economic damages: Medical expenses, lost wages, and other tangible, quantifiable losses.
- Non-economic damages: For intangible losses, such as pain and suffering and mental anguish.
- Punitive damages: Sometimes awarded in addition to economic and non-economic damages, to punish the defendant for outrageous conduct.
Non-economic damages often far exceed economic damages.
3) How can I be guaranteed that you will keep all of our communications confidential?
As Illinois injury lawyers, we are bound by a fundamental legal principle known as attorney-client privilege. We could lose our license to practice law by revealing a client confidence. We are even entitled to refuse to testify in court about client secrets.
4) Can I file a lawsuit over a criminal assault?
Yes, you can. Unfortunately, very few insurance policies cover criminal assaults and many assault defendants lack the financial resources to pay a claim. If you are assaulted by an on-duty employee such as a nightclub bouncer, however, you might be able to recover from the employer.
5) It’s Time to Start Fighting Back
At Malman Law, we understand that every client is unique. We will speak with you personally to craft an individualized solution to your claim that matches your concerns and your timeline. We will be seeking the quickest possible settlement for you, as long as the amount reflects the true value of your claim. Nevertheless, we are not afraid to slug it out in court if we have to for your sake.
It is important that you retain a personal injury attorney as early as possible, so that you will not commit a misstep that could impair your claim. If you have a personal injury claim in Greater Chicago, call Malman Law, or simply contact us online for your free, no-obligation case evaluation. If you can’t come to us for any reason, we will come to you.