A Personal Injury Law Firm for the People of Greater Grand Crossing, Chicago
Many of our best friends and clients hail from Greater Grand Crossing. Of course, when clients come to see us for the first time, they are not having a good day. Many come to us after suffering vehicle accidents in the 75th Street business district, on Lake Shore Drive, or outside the community altogether. However, a vehicle accident is not the only way to suffer a personal injury.
Indeed, there are as many types of personal injury cases as there are ways to get hurt. What they all have in common, however, are the fundamental principles of Illinois personal injury law. When the accident that injured you is not your fault, Illinois personal injury law is your ally. And so are we, should you choose to retain us.
Insurance Adjustors are Streetwise Negotiators
If you decide to represent yourself, you are likely to be sitting across the settlement table from an insurance executive who has negotiated hundreds or even thousands of claims before. This executive has one purpose. Their sole purpose is to minimize your claim, or even deny it, so his employer can save money. If the opposing party is a business other than an insurance company, you will likely face one of their in-house lawyers who share the same objective.
Don’t expect things to be straightforward. For example, a favorite trick in a vehicle accident claim is to press you for the exact time of the accident, and then turn around and blame you for the accident by saying you took your eyes of the road to check the time. At Malman Law, most opponents know better than to even try pulling something like that on us. Let us do the negotiating for you.
A Word from One of Our Clients
Steve and Kelly were great! The entire process moved much faster than we thought it would. We received a nice size settlement. I would highly recommend Malman Law! — Susan
Types of Cases We Handle
Below is only a partial list of the types of personal injury claims 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) Do I have a medical malpractice claim if I am not satisfied by the results of treatment?
Not necessarily. A doctor cannot guarantee that your treatment will be successful any more than an attorney can guarantee that you will win your case. Even a medical error does not guarantee that you will win your lawsuit – after all, if every error was malpractice, doctors would have to be perfect to avoid malpractice liability. The real question is not whether the treatment was successful or not, but whether the doctor’s treatment rose to the level of a professional standard of care. Often it doesn’t.
2) What are some common false beliefs about car accident claims?
The three of the most common misconceptions are:
- The defendant’s insurance company will pay your medical bills promptly. Actually, they will not pay you anything until your case is resolved through settlement or court decision.
- Vehicle accident claims take several years to resolve. Although a few cases do take that long, the average claim is resolved within a few months. Some are resolved within a few weeks.
- You can save money by representing yourself. A good lawyer can win you an increased recovery amount that is worth far more than his fees.
3) What types of product defects can support a product liability claim?
Product defects can be divided into three different types:
- Defects in design;
- Defects in manufacturing; and
- Inadequate or inaccurate product warnings.
It is possible to win a product liability lawsuit without proving that the defendant was at fault (you can sue a distributor for a manufacturing defect, for example).
Yes, You Can Afford to Retain Us
We realize that personal injuries don’t just happen to the independently wealthy. It really doesn’t matter to us, as long as you have a good claim. We win 95 percent of our cases, and our fees are taken out of your recovery as a percentage of your compensation – which means you will owe us nothing until your money arrives. If we don’t secure compensation, then our legal fees will total $0.00.
Contact Chicago’s Greater Grand Crossing Accident Attorneys – The Sooner You Act, the Better
A strong personal injury claim can become weaker over time if you delay pursuing it. You need to make sure not to miss the statute of limitations deadline, and you need to make sure that your lawyer has enough time to prepare your case. Call us today, 24/7, at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online for a free initial case evaluation. Even if you are too hurt to come to us, we can come to you.