Decisive North Park Personal Injury Lawyers
North Park, a part of Jefferson Township, hosts the campuses of both North Park University and Southeastern Illinois University. Indeed, some of our best friends and clients hail from this community. Unfortunately, when we meet our North Park clients for the first time, they are not having their best day.
A serious personal injury is a catastrophic event in many ways – physically, psychologically and financially. It certainly doesn’t help your emotional well-being to discover that the accident that turned your life upside down wouldn’t have happened except for the carelessness or other wrongful behavior of someone else. That angers us, and it should anger you too.
We Exist to Fight for Injured Victims
At Malman Law, we don’t play around with our clients’ futures, and we don’t take any guff from the opposing party. Personal injury law is adversarial – the opposing party is not going to offer you a dime more than he absolutely has to, based on the strength of your case against him. Insurance companies are particularly difficult to negotiate with unless you know exactly what you’re doing.
Of course, you could always retain an inexperienced or unsuccessful lawyer. At Malman Law, however, we’ve got a track record that speaks for itself:
- We win 95 percent of the time
- Our clients receive settlements about 20 times as as often as they receive trial judgments
- We have served over 15,000 clients, almost the population of North Park
- We have recovered over $200,000,000 for our clients over the years
- We’ve been in business nearly a quarter of a century
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
Some of our Practice Areas
We frequently handle the following types of cases, among others:
- 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 kind of claim applies if the victim died in the accident?
A wrongful death claim is appropriate if the victim died in the accident. This type of claim is filed by the personal representative of the victim’s probate estate. Damages go to the surviving spouse (if any) and next of kin. Damages can include compensation for:
- Grief and sorrow
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of counsel and guidance
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses
- Other items
What are 'pain and suffering' damages?
Pain and suffering damages are awarded to the victim for physical pain and suffering, as well as psychological suffering that arises from a physical injury. Pain and suffering damages are awarded in addition to other damages such as medical expenses and lost earnings. In many cases, pain and suffering damages amount to more than half the total recovery.
How much auto insurance does Illinois require drivers to carry?
Illinois requires its drivers to carry at least:
- $20,000 for property damage per accident
- $25,000 for personal injury or wrongful death per victim
- $50,000 for personal injury or wrongful death per accident
If damages for a three-victim accident amount to more than $50,000, for example, the victims will have to share $50,000, with no victim receiving more than $35,000.
What is the difference between an adverse medical outcome and medical malpractice?
Doctors are not gods, and they cannot guarantee a positive medical outcome. A bad medical outcome amounts to malpractice only if the doctor failed to meet the professional standard of care that applies to her, thereby resulting in an adverse medical outcome.
You Owe Us Nothing Unless You Win
We don’t like paying for nothing, and we know you don’t either. It is for this reason that we offer our Zero Fee Guarantee – if we don’t bring home cash for your claim, your total bill from us will be zero. But hey, won’t we go broke that way? We’re not worried about it, since we win 95 percent of our cases.
Only Action Can Make It Happen
Waiting for the “right time” to assert your personal injury or wrongful death claim isn’t a good idea. The right time is almost certainly now. If you have suffered a personal injury that you believe may have been caused by someone else’s wrongful conduct,, or if your loved one died from such an injury, call Malman Law 24/7 at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.