A Personal Injury Law Firm for the People of Chicago’s Loop
The Loop is the heart of Chicago. Unfortunately, it is also the most congested, and it sees more than its share of traffic accidents on Lake Shore Drive, I-290, State Street and elsewhere – despite the fact that the frequent congestion keeps the average speed low. A traffic accident is not the only type of personal injury you risk every day. Anything from medical malpractice to a dog bite can trigger liability.
Many personal injury victims end up at the Northwest Memorial Hospital, and we have met many clients there. A personal injury becomes a legal claim when an accident is one person’s fault yet another person is injured as a result. If this has happened to you, it’s OK to get angry – especially if your anger motivates you to seek the justice you deserve.
Should I Fight or Settle?
Private settlement is the best option for most people – as long as the other party is willing to make a fair offer. Defendants have been known to laugh at claimants who cannot demonstrate the ability to force them to pay by winning in court. However, nobody is laughing at us – which must be why 95 percent of our clients walk away with private settlements rather than trial verdicts.
You Can Afford to Hire Us Even with Empty Pockets
The way we have set up our billing arrangements, it is essentially the opposing party who pays, not you– our fees are charged as a percentage of the amount we win for you. And under our Zero Fee Guarantee, if we don’t win, you don’t pay – at all, ever. If you do win, you won’t owe us a dime until the money arrives. The reason we can afford to do business this way is that we win 95 percent of our cases.
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
Some of Our Practice Areas
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) How do I win a dog bite claim in Chicago?
Illinois dog bite law , a section of the Animal Control Act, allows injured dog bite victims to win a personal injury claim against the owner of a dog without even proving negligence. Two relevant defenses are trespassing and provocation. Most homeowner’s insurance policies cover dog bites.
2) What should I do in the aftermath of an injury auto accident?
Depending on the seriousness of your injuries, you should:
- Call the police and seek medical attention immediately;
- Gather insurance information and contact details from the at-fault driver;
- Obtain contact details for any witnesses;
- Contact a personal injury lawyer; and
- Report the accident to your insurance company after consulting your attorney about which information to withhold.
3) How can I prove that the accident was the other driver’s fault?
You will have to prove negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct on the part of the at-fault driver. Some examples of negligence are:
- Texting while driving
- Driving while intoxicated (even on a prescription drug)
- Poor vehicle maintenance leading to equipment malfunction
- Changing lanes without signaling (particularly in motorcycle accidents)
The standard of proof is “preponderance of the evidence”, which means something like 51% likely.
4) What is a deposition?
A deposition is an out-of-court Q&A session that is used to gather evidence for a trial. If you are questioned, you will be placed under oath. If you contradict yourself later in court, your answers in the deposition can be used to attack your credibility and, in extreme cases, charge you with perjury.
A Track Record of Success
In over 25 years of practice, we have represented over 20,000 clients, and we have brought home an astounding $200 billion and counting for these clients. Although we cannot make any ironclad guarantee of results, it is a fact that some of our clients have walked away with multimillion dollar recoveries. Let us put our abilities to work for you.
The Sooner You Act, the Better for Your Chicago Loop Personal Injury Claim
It takes time to prepare the best case. Meanwhile, evidence deteriorates and witnesses move out of town – and all of this happens while the statute of limitation clock is ticking. The sooner you contact a personal injury law firm, the better your chances will be. Call us today at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation. We can meet you at home or in the hospital if you prefer.