Our Bridgeport clients retain us after suffering a road accident on the Chicago-Kansas City Expressway, medical malpractice at a local hospital, or another type of injury. Many end up at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center or at hospitals further afield. What they all have in common is that they have been victimized by the someone else’s misconduct. If this happened to you, you have the right to be angry.
Generally, you should attempt to settle first, since it’s quicker and easier that way. Because of Malman Law’s fearsome reputation in court, it is likely that the defendant (or his insurance company) will become much more amenable to settlement once they realize that we are representing you. 95 percent of our cases are resolved through out-of-court settlements. We will be happy to negotiate on your behalf to make sure that you receive every penny you are entitled to, and we can draft a settlement agreement that fully protects your interests. We know all the negotiating tricks that stingy insurance companies and evasive defendants like to pull, and we won’t fall for any of them. Nobody messes with one of our clients.
At Malman Law, we care about how strong your claim is, not how many zeroes appear on your bank account statement. Since we win about 95 percent of our cases, we don’t bill on an hourly basis. If we don’t win, you pay nothing. If we do win, our fee is calculated as a percentage of your recovery, and it won’t come due until your money actually arrives.
“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.
Following are only a few examples of the types of personal injury cases we handle:
Proving negligence is not enough by itself to win a negligence-based personal injury claim. In addition to proving the existence of negligence, you must prove that the negligence was a substantial cause of the accident that injured you. There can be more than one “substantial cause” of an accident.
Yes, you can. Negligence is not the only basis for a personal injury claim – an intentional assault will also support liability. Since insurance generally does not cover intentional assaults, however, you may have difficulty collecting damages if the defendant cannot afford to pay them.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you might try:
Illinois dog bite law requires you to prove that:
Illinois contributory fault law does not absolutely bar you from damages in this situation, as long as your fault was less than the defendant’s fault (as determined by the court). Nevertheless, since your damages will be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault, you could lose up to 49 percent of your damages.
You may have other questions about your case. Please contact one of our skilled and proven Bridgeport Accident Attorney to discuss your concerns.
Over the last 25 years, we have served over 20,000 injury victims by winning over $200 million in compensation from private settlements and courtroom verdicts. Even multimillion dollar recoveries are not uncommon at our firm. One of the main reasons for our stellar track record is the fact that we limit our practice to personal injury law – and we only represent victims, never insurance companies.
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