Qualified North Lawndale Personal Injury Lawyers Serving All of Chicago
Here at Malman Law, we have helped over 20,000 personal injury clients obtain fair compensation for their injuries. In the process, we have gotten to know the city of Chicago better than most taxi drivers. Many of our personal injury clients over the years have called North Lawndale home, including injury victims from K-Town, the area around Homan Square and even students from Malcolm X College.
You Pay Us Nothing Unless You Win
Since we won’t charge upfront legal fees, and since we charge nothing for our legal services unless we win compensation for you, feel free to contact us even if you think you can’t afford an attorney. If you have a good claim, we can wait until we win your case and take our legal fees as a percentage of the amount we win for you. And if we don’t win, you won’t owe us anything at all.
We can afford to make this offer because we win 95 percent of the cases we take. Since it is ultimately the defendant, not you, who pays our legal fees, it is the strength of your claim that matters, not the thickness of your wallet. On the rare occasions when one of our clients walks away empty-handed, we simply don’t think it’s fair to send them a bill. So we don’t.
Your Claim Will Probably Be Settled Out of Court
The Chicago personal injury lawyers at Malman Law have an excellent reputation for winning at trial. The ironic effect of our strong reputation is that insurance companies and other defendants do NOT want to risk taking us to court. As a consequence, well over 90 percent of the claims we win come in the form of out-of-court settlements, not jury verdicts. You will probably never have to step into a courtroom.
What Our Clients Say
“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
Below is only a partial list of the types of claims we handle most frequently:
- 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) Do I automatically win a car accident claim if the other driver was breaking a traffic law at the time of the accident?
Not automatically. In Illinois, violation of a traffic law is not considered automatic negligence, although it is strong evidence of negligence. In addition to proving negligence, you must also prove that the defendant’s negligence actually caused the accident.
2) Can you accept a settlement offer without my permission?
No. A lawyer may not accept a settlement offer on behalf of his client without the client’s written permission. Violating this principle would result in disciplinary action from the bar association, including possible disbarment from the legal profession. In any case, we would never do that, because it is simply not fair to you.
3) Does my claim qualify for punitive damages?
It depends on the facts of your case. Most claims don’t qualify. To qualify, the following must be true:
- You must be already eligible for ordinary compensatory damages
- The defendant must have acted in an outrageous manner
- The victim must prove by “clear and convincing evidence” that the defendant acted outrageously; and
- The amount awarded must be no more than three times the amount of economic damages.
4) What are the steps in the settlement process?
The following steps are typical:
- Calculate the value of your claim. You will probably need a lawyer for this
- Negotiate your claim with the opposing party (typically an insurance company).
- Draft and sign a settlement agreement.
- Enforce the settlement agreement in court if the opposing party still refuses to pay.
Legal Claims Don’t Enforce Themselves
If you were injured because of someone else’s misconduct, you have a claim for compensation under Illinois law. A legal claim is an abstract right, however, and turning that claim into cash typically requires skill, experience and an understanding of the Chicago legal system. Even if you win, your choice of lawyer can exert a tremendous impact on the amount of money you eventually receive.
It’s Time to Take Decisive Action For Your North Lawndale Claim
The sooner you take action on your claim, the better your chances will be, because Illinois limits the time you have available to seek compensation. If you were injured in Lawndale, or if you live or work there, call us today at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online to schedule a free initial case consultation. We have someone standing by 24/7, and if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you.