Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers in Garfield Ridge
Chicago’s Garfield Ridge hosts a unique blend of cultures that is distributed across Garfield Boulevard (55th Street to outsiders), Sleepy Hollow, and Le Claire Courts – among other areas. In our view, the most dangerous address in Garfield Ridge has got to be Obbie’s Pizza on Archer Avenue, due to the highly addictive nature of its delicious cuisine!
Stevenson Expressway (I-55) will take some of us part of the way back home. Unfortunately, sometimes we see things we would rather not see, such as the aftermath of a serious traffic accident. Chicago’s highways can be unforgiving, especially when they are crowded with 18-wheelers. Sadly, car accidents are only one of the myriad of dangers that face all of us every single day of our lives.
When Luck Runs Out
On any given day, there’s a chance of you suffering a serious injury accident. As the days pile up, however, the odds stack up too. For some people (including a few of us), luck runs out and the possibility of an accident suddenly changes from a statistical possibility to a painfully distressing reality. Most accidents are somebody’s fault, however, and that “somebody” might not have been you.
Illinois personal injury law provides for situations like this, by allowing you to demand full compensation for your losses from the responsible party. However, the Illinois civil compensation system is complex and confusing. You’re almost certainly going to need help turning your personal injury claim into money in the bank. At Malman Law, that is exactly what we do for our clients every day.
Our Zero Fee Guarantee
Under our Zero Fee Guarantee, you will never owe us a dime until and unless we win your case, and your money actually comes in. We can afford to make this offer because 95 percent of our clients walk away with compensation.
A Word from a Client
“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
Cases We Handle
We handle the following types of personal injury cases, among others:
- 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 uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage protect me?
Illinois auto liability insurance policies include uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage that applies unless you reject it in writing. This insurance protects you if the defendant was uninsured, if his insurance is insufficient to cover the value of your claim, or if the accident was “hit and run.”
2) What are some of the most common mistakes that injured victims make?
You can hurt your claim in the following manner:
- By giving out unnecessary information to the insurance company – they will use it against you if they can.
- By delaying medical treatment.
- By failing to obtain contact details for eyewitnesses.
- By signing a settlement agreement without having your lawyer examine it first.
- By trying to handle your claim on your own.
3) Can I file a claim over a “whiplash” injury?
Yes, although you may face certain challenges. “Whiplash” is not a formal medical term – in fact, it refers colloquially to a wide variety of soft tissue injuries. Unfortunately, some whiplash injuries can cause considerable pain even when there is little medical evidence of their existence.
4) How much can I receive in “pain and suffering” damages?
Pain and suffering damages compensate you for physical pain and distress. The exact amount you receive depends on:
- The intensity of your pain.
- How long your pain is expected to last (some conditions cause lifelong pain, for example).
- How difficult it is to prove the degree of suffering that was caused by your injury.
You Will Probably Never Have to Set Foot in Court
Well over 90 percent of our clients’ claims are resolved through private settlements rather than by a courtroom verdict. Ironically, it is Malman Law’s stellar reputation for winning in court that “encourages” the opposing party to settle, rather than take us on in a courtroom battle.
Do You Live in Garfield Ridge and Have an Injury Claim? The Sooner You Act, the Better
Over the past two decades, Malman Law has helped over 20,000 personal injury clients win hundreds of millions of dollars in personal injury compensation. Call our attorneys any time 24/7 at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online for a free initial evaluation of your case. If you cannot come to us, we can meet you at the hospital or wherever else you may be recovering.