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.
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.
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.
“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
“Pain and suffering” damages compensate you for physical pain and discomfort. The amount awarded depends on:
Product defects can be divided into three main types:
If the product that injured you was defective, you can win a lawsuit against the manufacturer or the distributor without proving fault.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
2 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
NOAH TAFFELPersonal Injury Victim