Personal Injury and Accident Lawyer Serving the Chicago Lawn Area
Chicago Lawn, known locally as Marquette Park because of the 300-acre park located in the south of the district, is a working-class community that features an ethnic diversity matched by few other areas of Chicago. The Lithuanian Gold Coast and the MLK Living Memorial in Marquette Park serve as contemporary reminders of the neighborhood’s diverse and often turbulent history.
While going about your business every day, it is easy to forget the hidden dangers that seem to lurk everywhere. Every time you cross the street you take a risk, and the same is true every time you descend a flight of stairs, take a prescription medication, or go to the doctor. In all cases, a serious injury can strike you through no fault of your own, simply because someone else wasn’t being careful enough.
We Fight the System So You Don’t Have To
When your personal injury turns out to be someone else’s fault, you have a legal claim. You can’t cash in a claim at an ATM machine, however – to turn it into cash, it has to be enforced. Enforcing your claim takes skill, effort, and an understanding of the law. If you are facing an insurance company, you can bet that they will leave no stone uncovered to find an excuse for not paying.
That is where we enter the picture, if you want us to. Here at Malman Law, we have spent the last 23 years turning personal injury claims into cash for our clients. We don’t draft business agreements, we don’t probate wills, and we don’t defend people accused of crimes – we win money for injured victims, and that is all we do.
Pay Nothing Out of Your Pocket
We offer a Zero Fee Guarantee – you will owe us nothing in legal fees until your case is over. Even then, we will you owe no legal fees unless we win compensation for you.
What Our Clients Say
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.
Types of Cases We Handle
- 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) What common mistakes should I avoid?
Observe the following precautions:
- Don’t give out unnecessary information to the insurance adjustor.
- Don’t delay medical treatment for “minor” injuries.
- Make sure to obtain contact details of all witnesses.
- Do not accept a settlement without your lawyer’s OK.
2) What are some tips for successful settlement negotiations?
The most useful negotiation principles include:
- Know how much your claim is worth.
- Know your options (what your chances are at trial, for example).
- Listen to what the other side is saying, and read between the lines.
- Don’t allow yourself to become intimidated.
- Bring your lawyer with you! You can even have your lawyer negotiate for you.
3) Are dog bite claims difficult to win?
Not particularly. The Illinois dog bite statute doesn’t even require you to prove that the dog’s owner was negligent. You could lose your claim, however, if you were trespassing or if you provoked the dog. Most dog bite claims are fully covered by insurance.
4) What are some of the indicators of negligence in a car accident?
Most car accidents are caused by the following misconduct:
- Aggressive driving
- Texting and driving
- Equipment malfunction (not necessarily the driver’s fault)
Violation of a traffic law is not automatic negligence, but it is strong evidence of negligence.
The Number 95
Ninety-five is a special number at Malman Law, for two reasons. We win 95 percent of our cases, and 95 percent of the cases that we win are settled out of court rather than at trial. This means that you will probably win compensation, and you will probably never have to set foot in court to do so. We like to keep things as simple as possible for our clients.
The Sooner You Act, the Better Your Chances Will Be
Our track record of success places us among the elite of Chicago personal injury lawyers – $200 million in compensation won for over 20,000 personal injury clients. If you have been injured in Chicago Lawn, or if you live or work there, phone us today or contact us online, so that we can set up a time to discuss your case at no charge. If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you, even in the hospital.