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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Most claims do not qualify for punitive damages, but some of them do. A court may award punitive damages if:
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.
Under Illinois dog bite law, you must prove that:
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.
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