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.
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.
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.
“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
Following are minimum (not maximum) coverage limits:
No, but there is a statute of limitations deadline for filing a lawsuit:
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.
Yes, you can file a lawsuit for a criminal assault, including:
It is possible to win a lawsuit even if the defendant is acquitted in criminal court.
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 dime in the first place unless you win. That is our Zero Fee Guarantee.
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