A Personal Injury Law Firm for the People of Greater Chicago
Quite a number of our clients over the years have called Douglas home, including several from Prairie Shores and Groveland Park. Of course, since we are personal injury lawyers, our clients aren’t usually having a particularly good day the first time we meet them. The serious mood of the occasion, however, only further motivates us to ensure that they receive justice.
The Dangers of Trying to “Go It Alone”
There are many reasons why you shouldn’t try to handle a personal injury claim yourself. One of those reasons is that you might not realize just how substantial your claim really is. You are entitled to more than simple reimbursement for your medical bills – in fact, many claimants end up with several times the amount of their medical bills.
The Illinois legal system is brutally competitive, and that applies just as much to settlement negotiations as it does to open warfare in court. Most personal injury claims are paid by insurance companies that have every reason to lowball your claim or deny it altogether, and they are unlikely to offer you a fair settlement unless they know you can win in court.
How We Can Help
A skilled personal injury lawyer pays his own way by winning claims for his clients that they otherwise would have lost, or by drastically increasing the amount of compensation available to them. Here is some of what Malman Law can do for you:
- Prepare a winning strategy
- Discover and organize admissible evidence
- Negotiate with the other side on your behalf, so you don’t get “smooth-talked” out of a fair settlement
- Represent you at trial if necessary
And remember – if we don’t collect for you, our services are free.
“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
Following are only a few examples of the types of cases we frequently handle:
- Vehicle accidents
- Spinal cord injuries
- Nursing home abuse
- Construction accidents
- Workers’ compensation
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall accidents
- Product liability
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1) What are my options if my husband died in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence?
The Illinois Wrongful Death Act allows the personal representative of his estate to file a wrongful death claim for the benefit of you and his other next of kin. Damages may include amounts for:
- Grief and sorrow
- Loss of care and companionship
- Loss of financial support
- Funeral and burial expenses (typically paid to the estate itself)
2) What are some physical symptoms of injury that might not show up immediately after a a motor vehicle accident?
Some of the most common delayed symptoms include:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
This is one of the reasons why you should seek medical treatment immediately after an accident, even if you don’t think you were hurt.
3) Is my personal injury claim worthless if I signed a liability waiver?
Not necessarily. Even a liability waiver will not prevent you from winning a personal injury claim if, for example:
It was deceptively buried deep within a long contract
The accident was caused by extreme negligence or an intentional act
The waiver itself was sloppily written
These are only a few of the possible ways to escape the restrictions of a liability waiver.
4) I signed an arbitration clause. How will this affect my claim?
Although an arbitration clause will not prevent you from settling your claim through negotiation, it may very well prevent you from filing a lawsuit. Nevertheless, arbitration is usually cheaper and easier than courtroom litigation. Its major disadvantage is that you cannot appeal an adverse decision.
Nobody Messes With Our Clients
We’ve been helping personal injury victims for a long time – nearly a quarter of a century, to be specific. Although we cannot offer any absolute guarantees, some of our clients have received compensation in the millions of dollars. In addition:
- We have handled over 20,000 personal injury lawsuits
- Our clients have collected over $200 million over the years
- We settle 95% of our cases
- Only about 5% of our cases go to trial (the rest are settled privately)
Take Control of Your Future, Starting Today
Utilizing the services of a personal injury law firm can make the difference between victory and defeat, or between a small recovery and a generous one. We are available to speak to 24/7. So call us today at 1-888-836-5975, or contact us online so that we can schedule a free initial consultation for you. Don’t worry if you are too injured to travel – we can travel to meet you.