Trusted and Proven Calumet City Accident Lawyer
As delightful as Calumet City can be, living in a rural region of Illinois comes with its challenges. An individual injured in a truck accident on Dolton Avenue, for instance, might have trouble getting immediate, exhaustive medical care. During the icy Midwestern winters, the roads in Calumet City can get sleety and slick; car crashes, slip and falls, spinal injuries, and other unfortunate accidents can and do result. Oftentimes, victims of these local catastrophes wind up burdened for life with extra medical costs, decreased ability to bring in income, and emotional and psychological trauma. Contacting an experienced Calumet City Accident Lawyer is an important step on this difficult road.
Whether you’ve suffered a dog bite, spinal cord injury, or motorcycle crash related damage, it may behoove you to seek the advice of legal counsel to determine potential options to recoup costs – not just from the individual(s) who caused the accident but also from other potentially liable entities, such as your insurance company or even the state government. Building a personal injury case for your Calumet City accident will likely require significant resources – even if the case appears at first blush to be pretty cut and dry. Fortunately, Calumet City injury victims can rely on the services of Malman Law. The dedicated lawyers at Malman Law have aggressively, actively, and creatively represented their clients and won myriad victories – both at settlement and at trial. Please contact Malman Law to find out more information about one of Chicago’s most well reputed injury attorneys, or dial 1-(888) 625-6265 or fill out our free online consultation.
Calumet City, IL
Calumet City won national fame in the early 1970’s when, at the behest of a local child, town engineers painted an enormous smiley face on the municipal water towers. These two towers (quickly redubbed the “smiley towers”) vaulted Cal City into the limelight for a few weeks in 1973 and spurred towns across the nation to decorate their water towers and municipal buildings. Today, Calumet City is home to around 40,000 people spread out across an area of about 7.5 square miles. Wild Cal borders the state of Indiana and supports an array of small businesses, farms, and service entities.
Types of Cases We Handle
Following are only a few examples of the types of personal injury cases we handle:
- Vehicle accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Worker’s Compensation
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall accidents
- Product liability
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1) What is “causation” and how does it affect a personal injury claim?
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.
2) Can I file a personal injury claim against someone who criminally assaulted me?
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.
3) How can I collect compensation if the at-fault driver was uninsured or if the value of my claim exceeds his insurance coverage?
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you might try:
- Filing a claim against your own uninsured motorist insurance, if you have any;
- Claiming against the at-fault driver’s personal assets; or
- Looking for a second defendant (the driver’s employer, for example, if he was on-duty at the time of the accident).
4) What do I have to prove to win damages for a dog bite?
Illinois dog bite law requires you to prove that:
- the defendant owned the dog;
- the defendant’s dog attacked you;
- you did not provoke the dog; and
- you were not trespassing on the owner’s property.
5) What happens to my claim if I was partly at fault for the accident?
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 Calumet City Accident Attorney to discuss your concerns.
$200 Million and Counting
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.
Timing Matters With Your Calumet City Personal Injury Claim – Act Today
An accident claim deteriorates over time, as evidence grows stale and the statute of limitations deadline approaches. Consequently, the sooner you get the ball rolling by calling a Calumet City accident lawyer, the better. Call Malman Law today at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online for a free initial case consultation. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, don’t worry – we will come to you, even if you are in the hospital.