Gage Park Personal Injury Lawyers Serving the People of Chicago
All the way from Leavitt to Central Park, Gage Park is a community that is constantly changing. Its location in the middle of Chicago’s Bungalow Belt make some of its streets a delight to stroll through during the day, and it is probably the best place in Chicago to find delicious Mexican food (indeed, some of us highly recommend Kedzie Avenue’s Atotonilco Tortilleria).
Traffic often snarls on 59th street, and an accident somewhere in Gage Park is a daily occurrence. Auto accidents are not the only dangers that Gage Park residents must guard against, however. Like anywhere else, a host of potential dangers await you as soon as you walk out your door. Distressingly, no matter how careful you are, you can always be blindsided by the carelessness of someone else.
Justice is Available to Those Willing to Fight for It
The Illinois justice system offers fair compensation for people who are injured by the misconduct of someone else. The Illinois justice system, however, is adversarial to its core – settling a claim at trial, or even at the negotiating table, sometimes resembles a boxing match. To receive the full amount of compensation you are entitled to, you are going to have to win this battle.
A hospital bed is no place to be fighting a battle for justice, especially at just the moment when you are least emotionally prepared to deal with it all. That is where we come in if you want us to. At Malman Law, we bring formidable weapons to the battle – nearly a quarter century of experience and nearly $200 million in compensation awarded to over 15,000 former clients.
Yes, You Can Afford to Hire Us
Our legal fees are taken out of your compensation – and if we don’t win, you don’t pay us anything at all.
One of Our Former Clients Speaks Out
“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
The following is a partial list of the types of claims we handle:
- 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 I sue Uber over an accident caused by one of its drivers?
It is possible, but difficult. Uber drivers are independent contractors, not employees. This means that Uber is not responsible for the negligence of its drivers, only its own negligence. Uber does offer liability insurance coverage to its drivers.
Can you accept a settlement offer from the opposing party without my permission?
No, we absolutely cannot accept a settlement without your written permission, and we would be subject to severe professional discipline if we did. We would never do this even if it wasn’t a violation of attorney’s ethical rules, because it is against our firm’s ethics.
What should I do immediately after an injury accident?
To the extent that you are physically able, you should:
- Remain at the scene of the accident
- Call the police and the ambulance if necessary
- Collect insurance information and contact details from the other driver, and collect contact details from any eyewitnesses
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible
- Contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer
How can I win a dog bite claim against a dog owner?
Under the Illinois dog bite statute, you must prove:
- your injuries are the result of the bite
- the defendant is the dog’s owner
- you did not provoke the dog into biting you
- you were not trespassing on the dog owner’s property at the time of the attack
You do not have to prove that the dog owner was negligent.
Most of Our Clients’ Claims are Settled Out of Court
Obviously, a private settlement is usually preferable to a courtroom battle – it is much quicker and easier. Insurance companies and defendants generally think so too, especially when they ponder Malman Law’s stellar courtroom record. As a consequence, well over 90 percent of our clients’ claims are resolved out of court. The bottom line is that you probably won’t have to testify.
Contact Us Today
Illinois law imposes deadlines on personal injury claims, and if you miss it your claim will be worthless. Meanwhile, the evidence tends to deteriorate over time. Now is the time to act — call us today at 1-888-836-5975, or contact us online, for a free initial consultation. You don’t have to come to our office; if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you, even if you are in the hospital.