A Personal Injury Law Firm for the People of Greater Chicago
The Forest Glen community of Chicago is a peaceful oasis on the Northwest Side of Chicago. Indeed, strolling through neighborhoods like Sauganash Park and Wildwood is a delightful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. When we first meet personal injury clients from Forest Glen, however, they are not having their best day.
The human body is so fragile that it is surprising that we stay healthy as long as we do. A personal injury can happen in a myriad of ways, from a car accident on the Eden Expressway to a dog bite in your next-door neighbor’s front yard. Many of these accidents are unavoidable, but a legal claim arises when one person carelessly (or intentionally) injures another.
Most Personal Injury Claims Are Settled Out of Court
More specifically, about 95% of our winning clients end up with private settlements without ever having to go to trial. When we do go to trial, however, we almost always win. The irony is that the better your courtroom record is, the less often you have to go to court! This is because the opposing party would rather settle a claim than risk losing a courtroom battle against a firm with a strong record of success in trial.
At Malman Law, we know our way around both the courtroom and the settlement table. That’s not surprising, since we have served over 20,000 personal injury clients since 1994, bringing in over $200,000,000. With a batting average of .950 (95% of our clients win compensation), we are confident of our ability to maximize your chances of receiving full compensation.
Our Zero Fee Guarantee
The ultimate measure of the success of your personal injury claim is how much compensation you eventually receive, not how many hours we work on your case. That is why we don’t charge by “billable hours.” You pay nothing upfront and, since our fees are calculated as a percentage of your compensation, you will owe us nothing – ever – unless you actually receive compensation.
A Word from a Client of Ours
“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 some examples of the types of claims we typically 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) How are pain and suffering damages calculated?
Below are the most important factors that are taken into consideration:
- The seriousness of your injury
- Whether you share blame for the accident
- How long it will take you to recover
- The impact of your injuries on your lifestyle
- How much juries typically award victims for your type of injury
2) What is a “dram shop law”?
Under the Illinois Dram Shop Act, if you are injured by a drunken driver you can sue the bar, nightclub, or restaurant that served him the alcohol that intoxicated him. You don’t have to prove that the establishment knew or should have known he was intoxicated at the time he was served.
3) What are the most common forms of medical malpractice committed in urgent care facilities?
Some of the most common errors are:
- Releasing a patient too early
- Inaccurate charts
- Inadequate wound care resulting in infections
- Failure to use diagnostic tests when appropriate
4) What is the difference between compensatory and punitive damages?
Compensatory damages are designed to compensate the injured victim for his economic and non-economic losses, while punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant for malicious behavior or gross negligence. An award for punitive damages is relatively uncommon.
How Malman Law Can Help
A good law firm pays it own way, by allowing you to win a claim that you otherwise would have lost, or by securing far more compensation than you would have been able to arrange on your own. Here is what Malman Law can do for you:
- Uncover and collect admissible evidence
- Negotiate with the opposing party (usually an insurance company) on your behalf
- Organize your case and exploit legal nuances that can work in your favor
- Litigate in court for you if necessary
Now is the Time for Action
The quality of a personal injury claim decays over time as physical evidence deteriorates, witnesses forget details, and the statute of limitations deadline approaches. The sooner you act, the better. Feel free to call us 24/7 at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us through our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation. We can come to you if you can’t come to us.