Effective Mount Greenwood Personal Injury Lawyers for the People of Greater Chicago
The Mount Greenwood community of Chicago is a wonderful place to spend time. You might find one of us dining at Barraco’s on 95th Street or strolling around neighborhoods like Tally’s Corner. When our Mount Greenwood personal injury lawyers meet with our injury clients, however, the mood is inevitably more somber – it just comes with the territory of personal injury law.
Anatomy of a Personal Injury Claim
Not all injuries give rise to personal injury claims, of course. Generally, you need to identify someone at fault for the injury, and that someone usually cannot be the person who was injured. There are exceptions to these general rules that apply to workers’ compensation claims, product liability claims, and dog bite claims, for example – where you might not even need to prove fault.
Once you identify a defendant, you need to determine whether to assert a claim against the defendant or his insurance company. Most personal injury claims are paid by insurance companies. Typically, the next step is to open private settlement negotiations – 95% of our clients’ successful claims are resolved that way. If negotiations fail, a trial will be necessary.
How the Mount Greenwood Personal Injury Lawyers at Malman Law Can Help
The involvement of a top Chicago personal injury law firm can make all the difference in your claim. It can not only make the difference between the success and failure of your claim, it can drastically affect how much compensation you will receive if your claim is successful.
At Malman Law, we will gather as much information as we can about your case, apply the law to the facts to determine the true value of your claim, and formulate a winning strategy. We can negotiate on your behalf, and if negotiations stall, we can file a lawsuit and navigate the complex rules of evidence and procedure to maximize your chances of victory. Our proven Mount Greenwood personal injury lawyers seldom lose.
“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
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)
What happens if the accident was partly my fault?
Under the Illinois comparative fault system:
- If the accident was less than 50% your fault, you will receive partial damages.
- If the accident was more than 50% your fault, you could be forced to pay partial damages to the other party if he was injured.
- If the accident was half your fault and half the other party’s fault, nobody pays damages.
What are some pitfalls that I should avoid?
There are many potential pitfalls. Some of the most damaging errors are:
- Giving too much information to the insurance company
- Delaying medical treatment
- Accepting a quick but inadequate settlement offer from the insurance company
- Attempting to represent yourself instead of retaining a lawyer
I was seriously injured by my neighbor’s dog. Will I have to drive him into bankruptcy to receive full compensation?
Probably not. Most homeowners and renters insurance policies cover dog bites – in fact, about one-third of all claims involve dog bites. Some policies contain exclusions for particularly dangerous breeds such as pit bulls.
What are the chances that I am eligible for punitive damages?
Most claimants are not eligible for punitive damages. To be eligible, you must first establish eligibility for ordinary compensatory damages; then you must prove that the defendant acted in a particularly outrageous manner. An intentional “road rage” assault or a DUI accident might be enough to qualify.
Our Zero Fee Guarantee
At Malman Law our Mount Greenwood personal injury lawyers don’t charge by “billable hours.” Our fee is based on a percentage of the amount you eventually recover. You will owe us nothing until your compensation actually arrives, and if you don’t receive compensation, you won’t receive a bill from us either. Although we can make no guarantees, 95% of our clients over the years have received compensation.
Take the First Step Towards Justice Today; Contact Savvy Mount Greenwood Personal Injury Attorneys
Since 1994, our dedicated personal injury attorneys have secured compensation for over 20,000 injury victims – to the tune of more than $200,000,000 in the aggregate. We built this stellar record by limiting our practice to personal injury law only. And we always represent victims, never defendants.
Contact our office at 1-888-836-5975, or fill out our online information form, to set up a free, no-obligation case consultation. If you are too injured to come to us, our Mount Greenwood personal injury attorneys can travel to see you.