A Personal Injury Law Firm for the People of Greater Chicago
Morgan Park is about as “South Side” as you can get without leaving Chicago. Indeed, some of our best friends and clients hail from there. Many of our clients contact us after suffering a road accident on 107th Street or California Avenue, for example, or after suffering some other type of personal injury.
When you are injured due to the misconduct of someone else, a personal injury claim in your favor arises automatically under Illinois personal injury law. At least in theory – after all, money to pay your medical bills isn’t going to drop from the sky. Instead you must enforce your claim, either in court, or preferably, at the bargaining table.
The Illinois Personal Injury Compensation System
Personal injury compensation is governed by Illinois state law. Winning requires either a trial that results in a courtroom judgment, or better yet – a settlement agreement. Settlements are almost always preferable (and over 90 percent of our clients receive them) because are far quicker and easier than a trial.
Nevertheless, as the saying goes, “all bargaining takes place in the shadow of the law.” This means that the opposing party (either the defendant or an insurance company) is unlikely to agree to a sizable settlement unless you show him that you have enough admissible evidence to win in court. It is here that the assistance of expert legal counsel is critical.
Malman Law Can Help
At Malman Law, personal injury law is the only kind of law we practice, and we’ve been doing it for nearly a quarter of a century now. In that time opposing parties have forked over more than $200,000,000. 95 percent of our clients end up with compensation, and many of them end up with far more than they ever thought possible.
A Word from a Client of Ours
“The Malman Law team is exceptional. Knows personal injury law, very responsive to my personal workers’ comp case, recovered money I thought I would never see. And it happened twice as fast as I thought it would. Thank you, Malman Law.” – Malman Law Client
Types of Cases We Handle
Following are only a few examples of the types of claims that we frequently handle:
- Vehicle accidents
- Spinal cord injuries
- Nursing home abuse
- Construction accidents
- Workers’ compensation
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall accidents
- Product liability
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1) What are the minimum auto insurance coverage requirements under Illinois law?
Following are minimum (not maximum) coverage limits:
- Personal injury liability: $25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident
- Property damage liability: $20,000 per accident
- Uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance: $20,000 per person/$40,000 per accident
2) Is there a statute of limitations deadline for winning my case?
No, but there is a statute of limitations deadline for filing a lawsuit:
- Two years after the accident (personal injury)
- Five years after the accident (property damage)
- One year after the victim’s death or two years after the accident, whichever is later (wrongful death)
- Warning – calculating the statute of limitations deadline can be deceptively tricky!
3) Can I sue the employer of the person whose misconduct injured me?
Maybe. In most cases, employers are financially responsible for the on-duty misconduct of their employees. In many cases, however, a worker will be classified as an independent contractor rather than an employee – commercial truckers and Uber/Lyft drivers are a good example. Companies are not responsible for the misconduct of independent contractors.
4) Can I file a personal injury lawsuit over a criminal assault?
Yes, you can file a lawsuit for a criminal assault, including:
- A mugging
- A “road rage” incident
- An unjust beating by a nightclub bouncer
It is possible to win a lawsuit even if the defendant is acquitted in criminal court.
You Only Pay Us If You Win
When you win 95 percent of your cases like we do, you can afford to bend a little bit. We are so confident in our ability to secure compensation for you that we will not charge you a dime in legal fees unless we do so. We’re not talking about a refund here – we mean that you will never owe us a dme in the first place unless you win. That is our Zero Fee Guarantee.
Time Matters – Act Today
Pressing a personal injury claim is like almost anything else in life – the sooner you get started, the better your chances will be. If you have been injured or a loved one has died through the fault of another, pick up the phone and call us today. We are available 24/7 at 1-888-836-5975, or contact us online so that we can schedule you a free,no-obligation case consultation.