Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers Serving the People of Irving Park
Irving Park, named after “Rip Van Winkle” author Washington Irving, is an architecture buff’s dream. This is especially true in the Villa District, thanks to the efforts of the Irving Park Historical Society. The neighborhood’s eateries are legendary – Arun’s Thai Restaurant and Sabatino’s, in our view, compete with each other for the title of Best Restaurant in Chicago.
None of this matters, unfortunately, when disaster strikes. The human body is fragile, and a serious personal injury can occur in any number of distressing ways. A truck accident, a dog attack, a botched surgery, or even a dangerous prescription drug can require weeks or even months of rehabilitation. It is utterly unfair for you to have to suffer all of this simply because someone else was careless or reckless.
Illinois Personal Injury Law Offers a Remedy
No one can undo the accident and make it all go away. What can be done, however, is to provide you with the financial compensation you need to restore you, at least as far as money is able to accomplish this. Indeed, if the accident was someone else’s fault, Illinois law provides you with the legal right to full compensation – not only for your out-of-pocket financial losses, but also for your pain and suffering.
What stands between you and full compensation is hard work combined with a thorough understanding of the Chicago civil claims system. We should know, because here at Malman Law our personal injury lawyers have been doing exactly this, and nothing else, for nearly a quarter of a century. The testimony to our success comes from 20,000 former clients who have received over $200 million in compensation over the years.
Our Batting Average is .950
The number 95 has a double meaning at Malman Law – we win 95 percent of our cases, and 95 percent of our victorious clients receive out-of-court settlements rather than courtroom verdicts.
One of Our Clients Speaks
“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 can I establish a claim for “pain and suffering?”
“Pain and suffering” damages compensate you for physical pain and discomfort. The amount awarded depends on:
- The severity of your pain.
- Whether or not long-term pain is expected.
- The type of injury you suffered (since some injuries are more painful than others).
2) What types of product defects can support a product liability lawsuit?
Product defects can be divided into three main types:
- Design defects;
- Manufacturing defects; and
- Warning defects (failure to properly warn of the product’s dangers).
If the product that injured you was defective, you can win a lawsuit against the manufacturer or the distributor without proving fault.
3) What is the “overtreatment” defense to a personal injury claim?
The overtreatment defense asserts that your injury was treated more than was necessary, and that consequently, the defendant should not have to reimburse you for all of your medical expenses. Insurance companies may use this defense to reduce the amount of your claim.
4) 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 insurance is insufficient to cover the value of your claim, or it the accident was “hit and run.”
5) What is “Maximum Medical Improvement” (MMI)?
MMI is the point, certified by your physician, at which your condition has improved as much as it ever will. You may still be left with long-term disability, but at MMI it is not expected to improve. MMI is important for calculating estimated future medical expenses.
Our Zero Fee Guarantee
We realize that smooth talk and impressive-sounding legal terminology mean absolutely nothing unless you walk away with money in the bank. Because of this, and because of our 95 percent success rate, we guarantee that you will never owe us a penny in legal fees unless our injury attorneys win compensation for you.
Make it Happen Today
If you have been seriously injured in an accident that you believe may have been somebody else’s fault. call us today 24/7, or fill out our online contact form for a free initial consultation. If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you, even in the hospital.