Lincoln Square Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Accident and Injury Victims in Chicago
Lincoln Square is the jewel of Chicago’s North Side. We have represented clients from Ravenswood Gardens, Bowmanville and Budlong Wood and other neighborhoods. On weekends, some of us frequent Lincoln Square’s cobblestone streets, explore its vibrant arts and crafts scene and enjoy its tremendous variety of ethnic cuisine.
With all of this to enjoy, sometimes it is easy to forget the dangers that lurk in any urban area (or anywhere else, for that matter) – car crashes, slip and fall accidents, dog bites and even more insidious dangers such as medical malpractice and defective prescription drugs. Most of us spend little time reflecting on these everyday dangers until they hit us.
When Accidents Happen
The immediate aftermath of a serious accident is a time of shock, pain, and confusion. All of this may give way to anger when you realize that your accident was caused by someone else who acted negligently, recklessly, or even intentionally. This is the moment when you need to start thinking about how you will enforce your legal claim for compensation against the party who caused all of this.
At Malman Law, protecting the rights of the injured is what we do – in fact, it is all we do, all day long. You won’t find us writing wills, setting up trust funds, defending criminal defendants or litigating business disputes. Personal injury law is what we do, and it is all we have been doing for nearly a quarter of a century now. And we are good at what we do.
Think You Can’t Afford to Hire an Attorney? We Have Good News
At Malman Law, you only pay if we win your case, and only after the defendant pays your claim. If we don’t win, you will owe us nothing.
What Our Clients Say
“If anyone has a problem and is in need of help call Malman Law. At Malman Law you are not just a client, you are part of the family.” — Donyell G.
Types of Cases We Handle
The most common types of claims that we handle include:
- 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 difficult is it to win a dog bite claim in Illinois?
It is easier to win a dog bite claim in Illinois than it is in many other states. The Illinois dog bite statute doesn’t even require you to prove negligence on the part of the dog owner. The two most common defenses are trespassing and provoking the dog. Most homeowner’s insurance policies cover dog bite claims.
2) Can I file a claim against a pedestrian who caused my car accident?
Yes, you can sue a pedestrian, although pedestrian accident cases can be difficult to win because of the pedestrian’s general right-of-way. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian-initiated car accidents include:
- Walking in the street or the emergency lane
3) Can you provide some tips on how to successfully negotiate a claim?
Following are some important principles:
- Know how much your claim is worth.
- Know your chances are at trial.
- Read between the lines of what the opposing party says.
- Avoid both overconfidence and fear.
- Bring your lawyer. We can negotiate for you if you so desire.
4) What are the chances that my case will go to trial?
Statistically, few of our clients’ personal injury claims ever go to trial. Most are negotiated and finalized in private settlement agreements. In many cases, however, it is necessary to file a lawsuit to gain negotiating leverage. Even then, most cases are resolved before trial.
Not All Law Firms are Created Equal
Which law firm you choose to represent you is an incredibly important decision. Not only might it make the difference between victory and defeat, it will almost certainly play a large part in exactly how much money you receive. At Malman Law, we bat .950 – we win about 95 percent of our clients’ cases. Among these, the same percentage – about 95 percent – are settled out of court.
In A Lincoln Park Accident? The Sooner You Act, the Better
Cases get stale over time – witnesses move out of town or their memories fade, and physical evidence deteriorates or gets lost. Meanwhile, the statute of limitations deadline gets closer every day. Call us today at 1-888-836-5975, or contact us online, so that we can schedule a time to discuss your case with you. We are ready to hear from you 24/7 — and if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you, even in the hospital.