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.
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.
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
Under the Illinois comparative fault system:
There are many potential pitfalls. Some of the most damaging errors are:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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