A Personal Injury Law Firm for the People of Chicago’s Chatham Neighborhood
Chatham is no different from any other community in Chicago in at least one respect – you can suffer a personal injury just as easily here as you can anywhere else. The Dan Ryan Expressway alone is the site of many serious car accidents, and many of these victims end up at the nearby Jackson Park Hospital & Medical Center. When the accident that injured you wasn’t your fault, however, it’s time to fight back.
A serious personal injury, whether it arises from a road accident, medical malpractice, a dog bite or some other cause, creates at least three different classes of problems in your life – physical, emotional and financial. Here at Malman Law, we see it as our job to provide attention, guidance and experienced legal representation, so that you can concentrate on regaining your health.
95 is the Magic Number with Us
The number 95 means two things to us: 95 is the percentage of our clients who walk away with compensation in their bank account, and 95 is also the percentage of our winning clients whose cases were settled out of court. Although you will probably never have to walk into a courtroom, we are ready to win if it comes to that – which is probably why most defendants choose to settle with us.
Our Zero Fee Guarantee
We are so confident of our ability to secure compensation for you, that we will waive all our legal fees if you don’t end up receiving compensation. This is not a “money back guarantee” – since we charge no upfront fees, it means that you will never pay us a dime, EVER, unless we win compensation for you. Our bill won’t come due until your money arrives.
A Word from a Client of Ours
The Malman Law team is exceptional. Knows personal injury law, very responsive to my personal workers’ comp case, recovered money I thought I would never see. And it happened twice as fast as I thought it would. Thank you, Malman Law. — Malman Law Client
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Following are a few of the kinds of cases that we handle. Keep in mind that this is only a partial list.
- 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) How do insurance companies calculate settlement values?
The insurance company will calculate your settlement value with an eye towards asserting any deductions that they can justify. They may claim that your injury merely represents the mere worsening of a pre-existing injury, or they may attempt to assert that the accident was partly your fault. They will reach for anything that will help them to minimize your claim, or deny it altogether.
2) Can a minor initiate a lawsuit in Illinois?
No. You must be at least 18 to file a lawsuit. It is the complainant’s age at the time the lawsuit is filed that matters, not his age at the time of the injury. A court can appoint a guardian to file the lawsuit on behalf of the minor (usually a parent).
3) Under what circumstances might I lose a dog bite claim?
The Illinois dog bite statute carves out two exceptions to liability – provocation and trespassing. In other words, you cannot win damages if you provoked the dog into biting you, or if you were trespassing on the owner’s property. If neither of these two exceptions apply, you might win without even having to prove negligence.
4) What information should I prepare for my personal injury lawyer?
You should prepare at least the following information:
- The date and time of the accident.
- A brief description of the accident (how it happened).
- Whether you have been in contact with the defendant’s insurance company.
- Whether you have any pre-existing injuries that might affect your claim.
20,000 Clients Ago…
We have been in business for over 25 years, and in that time we have represented 20,000 clients, enough people to fill a small football stadium. At Malman Law, 20,000 clients ago means $200 million dollars ago, because that is how much money we have recovered for our clients over the years. Some of our clients have walked away with multimillion dollar recoveries.
Strike While the Iron is Hot For Your Chatham Personal Injury Claim
A personal injury claim is subject to the statute of limitations, which sets a deadline for resolving your claim. Even before the deadline, however, it is best to begin preparing your claim while the evidence is still fresh. Call Chatham’s personal injury attorneys any time 24/7 at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. If you cannot come to us, we can come to meet you wherever you are.