Jefferson Park, Chicago is home to the Copernicus Center, which hosts the Annual Taste of Polonia festival, and the Jefferson Park Congregational Church, which serves as one of several historic landmarks in the community. Apart from its attractions, we are familiar with Jefferson Park because many Jefferson Park residents contact us after suffering a serious personal injury.
Most personal injury claims are paid by insurance companies. Of course, insurance companies like to advertise themselves as good neighbors who are in business for the warm feeling it gives them to help customers in need. Don’t fall for it – insurance companies are businesses who lose money every time they pay out a claim, and that is what motivates their behavior. And it gets worse. Insurance adjusters are professional negotiators, and some of them have settled thousands of claims. Injury victims representing themselves or who are represented by insufficiently skilled lawyers usually receive either nothing or far less than their claim is worth.
At Malman Law, we believe that superlatives are meaningless. Instead, we let the numbers do the talking for us:
“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
Our attorneys can handle just about any type of personal injury claim, including:
You should be able to, if:
When you prove that the defendant violated a safety law or regulation, the defendant now has the burden to prove that – although he violated a law – his actions did not amount to negligence. This is not an easy thing to do. If you manage to establish negligence that way, all that stands between you and victory is proving that the negligence actually caused the accident.
In Illinois, a minor cannot file a lawsuit in his own name. It is not his age at the time of the accident that matters, however, but his age on the day that he files the lawsuit. The court will appoint a guardian ad litem to file the lawsuit for him (usually a parent).
An insurance company might claim that:
Malman Law’s Zero Fee Guarantee states that unless we win compensation for you, you will owe us nothing for the entire case. That doesn’t mean a refund – since we charge no upfront fees – it means you will never have to pay us anything in the first place. We only win if you do, and that’s just the way we like it.
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