Personal Injury Attorney Serving Rogers Park and Chicago with Experience and Expertise
Rogers Park is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Chicago, a quality that becomes particularly attractive every Sunday, when many of us frequent the Glenwood Sunday Market. Head east, however, and you can’t avoid the parks and beaches on the shores of Lake Michigan. Meanwhile, the Glenwood Avenue Arts District is a feast for the eyes and ears.
Despite the many attractions of Rogers Park, however, here at Malman Law we are personal injury lawyers, not tour guides. As such, we face the darker realities of life on a daily basis – auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and just about every other malady that can crawl out of Pandora’s Box to upend your life in an instant.
When the Accident Was Not Your Fault
The sad reality is that most accidents don’t “just happen” – a clear majority are caused by someone’s carelessness or other misconduct. When you are injured by the misconduct of someone else, the result is an injustice that cries out for remedy. Illinois personal injury law provides that remedy, at least in theory.
Nevertheless, you can’t pay your medical bills with a theory, and a theory is hardly compensation for all of the pain and suffering you have endured. At Malman Law, our job is to start with a theory and end up with money in your bank account. We have been doing this for nearly a quarter of a century, and we have gotten good at what we do.
By the Numbers
Talk is cheap, but numbers tell the story. To be precise, the numbers that tell our story are 20,000, 200 million, and 95 – 20,000 satisfied clients, $200 million in recovered personal injury compensation, a 95 percent victory rate, and 95 percent of our victories achieved through private settlements rather than courtroom verdicts.
What Our Clients Say
Steve and Kelly were great! The entire process moved much faster than we thought it would. We received a nice size settlement. I would highly recommend Malman Law! – Susan
Our Practice Areas
- 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) What happens to my claim if I was partly at fault for the accident?
Under Illinois comparative fault rules, you can still recover damages if your percentage of fault was less than the defendant’s percentage of fault, as determined by the court based on the evidence presented. As long as you are eligible for damages at all, your damages will be reduced in proportion to your percentage of fault.
2) Does my claim qualify for punitive damages?
Most claims do not qualify for punitive damages, but some of them do. A court may award punitive damages if:
- The defendant’s conduct was outrageous;
- The victim proves the outrageousness of the defendant’s conduct by “clear and convincing evidence;” and
- The amount of punitive damages awarded does not exceed three times the amount of economic damages awarded.
3) What kinds of witnesses would be most useful to my case?
The most convincing witnesses will be unrelated to you, and they will stand to gain nothing if you win the case. Two kinds of witnesses are common – eyewitnesses and expert witnesses (such as accident reconstruction specialists). A paid expert witness is OK, although opposing counsel will certainly bring the witness’s paid status to the court’s attention.
4) How can I win a dog bite claim?
Under Illinois dog bite law, you must prove that:
- the defendant was the owner or keeper of the dog;
- the dog attacked and injured you;
- you did not provoke the dog; and
- you were not trespassing at the time of the attack.
You Only Pay Us if You Win
We know that you are not interested in persuasive arguments and insightful legal analysis. The final result is all that really matters – you either win compensation or you don’t. It is for this reason that we charge no upfront fees, and whatever fees we charge you are taken out as a percentage of your compensation. In other words, if you don’t win, you will owe us nothing in legal fees.
The Sooner You Retain Counsel, the Better Your Chances Will Be in Your Rogers Park Case
If you were seriously injured in an accident that you believe was caused by someone else, or if your loved one was killed in such an accident, telephone us any time day or night or fill out our online contact page. Our no-obligation initial consultation is, of course, free of charge, and if you cannot come to us, we can come to you.