Dunning Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Accident and Injury Victims in Chicago
Since Dunning is home to some of our current and former clients, we are in the area frequently. They hail from all over the district including Schorsch Village, Belmont Heights, Belmont Terrace, Irving Woods and the Schorsch Irving Park Gardens Historic District. One experience they all share in common is the experience of being injured by someone else’s misconduct.
Maybe you are in the same situation. If you are, our sympathies are with you. After 23 years of practicing personal injury law on behalf of over 15,000 injured clients, it is not hard for us to imagine the pain, shock, and confusion you must be going through right now.
We’re Here to Fight for Your Rights
Here at Malman Law, personal injury law is not just our job – it’s our mission. It angers us to watch our clients suffer, and it angers us, even more, when stingy insurance companies and evasive defendants attempt to avoid their responsibilities. You have a right to compensation under Illinois law, and we won’t let anyone take that away from you. Nobody messes with our clients.
95 is Your Lucky Number
95 is the percentage of our clients’ cases that we win. Coincidentally, 95 also happens to represent the percentage of our winning cases that are resolved through private settlement, rather than through a jury verdict. That means that you probably won’t have to testify in court to obtain full compensation for your injury.
Even though your claim probably won’t end up at trial, it may turn out that we need to file a lawsuit to motivate the defendant to submit a serious settlement offer. That’s OK, because a settlement can still be negotiated during the time before the trial is scheduled – in fact, negotiations tend to be quite productive during this period.
A Word From One of Our Clients
The Malman Law team is exceptional. Knows personal injury law, very responsive to my personal worker’s 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 Cases We Handle
Following are a few of the areas of personal injury law that we practice in:
- Vehicle accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Worker’s compensation
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall accidents
- Product liability
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can a minor file a lawsuit in his own name?
No, not unless he is at least 18 at the time of the lawsuit. It is the time that the lawsuit is filed that matters, not the time of the injury. The court will appoint a representative to file the lawsuit on the minor’s behalf (usually a parent).
What is a truck’s “black box” and how can it help me win my claim?
A “black box” is roughly equivalent to a commercial airliner’s black box, although it is simpler. Known as an Electronic Control Module, a truck’s black box records average and maximum speeds, cruise control, braking times and other data. This data can be used to reconstruct the accident.
What are some pitfalls that I should try to avoid?
Some of the most common mistakes made by claimants are:
- Delaying medical treatment because you believe your injuries are minor
- Contradicting yourself in statements to the opposing party (insurance companies will try to bait you into doing this).
- Accepting a settlement offer without consulting your lawyer first.
Can I win the case by proving that the defendant was violating a law at the time of the accident?
- The law was a safety law designed to prevent the type of injury you suffered;
- You are in the class of people the law was designed to protect (motorists, for example); and
- The defendant’s violation was a substantial cause of your injuries.
Even in this case victory is not automatic, although it is likely.
“But I Can’t Afford to Pay a Lawyer”
Actually, you can, as long as you have a strong claim. Our legal fees are calculated as a fraction of the compensation that you eventually receive. We won’t charge you a dime until the money actually comes in, which means that essentially it is the defendant who pays our legal fees, not you. In the unlikely event that you don’t win compensation, our services will be free of charge.
The Sooner You Act, the Better
You might have no idea how much your claim is worth, or whether you even have a claim at all. Never mind. Call us today at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. We are ready to take your call 24/7, and if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you, even if you are in the hospital.