Personal Injury Lawyers Serving the North Chicago and Edgewater Areas
Edgewater, on the shores of Lake Michigan, can’t help but function as one of the most interesting communities on Chicago’s North Side. The architecture of the Bryn Mawr Historic District competes with the area’s various beaches and spacious parks for the visitor’s attention. In our view, however, the Broadway Antique Market stands alone as the most addictive shopping experience in all of Chicago.
With all that’s going on in Edgewater, it’s easy to forget the dangers that stalk you – car crashes, slip and fall accidents, workplace injuries, and even attacks by vicious dogs happen just about every day somewhere in the neighborhood. Fright and disorientation are natural reactions. Anger sets in, however, when you realize that the whole mess was caused by someone else’s careless behavior.
Just Compensation is Your Legal Right
The Chicago legal system guarantees you the right to compensation when something like this happens. An abstract “right,” however, won’t pay your medical bills or relieve your suffering. Nevertheless, turning an abstract right into a certified check that you can cash will do much to put things right for you, as long as your compensation reflects the full value of your personal injury claim.
What we do here at Malman Law is employ the Illinois legal system to your advantage, to ensure that you receive all the money you are entitled to within a reasonable time. Over the last 23 years, our accident and injury attorneys have done this for over 20,000 injured victims who have collectively received over 200 million dollars. Most of our clients never even have to go to court, because we settle 95 percent of our clients’ claims.
“Two years ago, I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first — it was the best decision I’ve made yet.” – Malman Law Client
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) How will I pay medical bills while I am waiting for compensation from the defendant?
Depending on the terms of your policy, your automobile or health insurer may pay your medical bills, and it will place a lien on any future compensation. If not, the hospital might agree to delay collection action in exchange for a lien against your future compensation.
2) Can my child file a lawsuit in his or her own name?
No, not unless he or she is at least 18 at the time of the lawsuit. The court will appoint a guardian ad litem to file a lawsuit on the minor’s behalf – normally a parent. In some cases, the court will appoint an unrelated person as guardian ad litem.
3) Can I sue a pedestrian who caused my car accident?
Yes, you can sue a pedestrian, just as you can sue a motorist who causes an accident. Pedestrian accident cases can be difficult to win, however, because of the pedestrian’s general right-of-way. Some of the most common cases you can win involve:
- Walking in the street or in the emergency lane
4) Which excuses might an insurance company assert to avoid paying my medical bills?
Most insurance companies will use any excuse they can come up with to avoid paying up, including the following claims:
- Your injuries were not caused by the accident.
- Your medical treatment is unnecessary or excessive.
- Your treatment was not approved by your treating physician.
- The cost of your treatment exceeds the total amount of medical expenses you are claiming or exceeds the insurance company’s policy limits.
No Legal Fees Unless You Win
We don’t win unless you do. You will owe us nothing in legal fees – now or ever – until and unless our injury attorneys bring home compensation for you. We can afford to do business this way because we win 95 percent of our cases.
Most law firms are “jack of all trades” general practice firms – their practices look like a buffet, with a little bit of every kind of case. Not us – personal injury law is what we practice all day, every day, to the exclusion of everything else. What’s more, we have never represented defendants, and we never will.
If you were involved in an injury accident in Edgewater, or if you live or work there, phone us today or contact us online for a free initial consultation. We are accessible 24/7, and if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you – even if it means visiting the hospital.