Reliable Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys for the People of West Englewood
West Englewood, from Garfield Boulevard all the way down to the Belt Railway of Chicago, is home to quite a number of our former clients. Although the neighborhood has seen its share of obstacles and difficulties, the West Englewood United Organization, among other groups, is leading a neighborhood revitalization effort. At Malman Law, we will be ready when you need us.
Many of our West Englewood clients come to us after suffering a car crash, a slip and fall accident, or a similar accident that was caused by someone else’s careless behavior. No matter how it happens, a serious personal injury is a traumatic event that frequently results in pain, shock, financial distress, and anger. Anger is inevitable, since no injury would have happened except for someone else’s misconduct.
You Probably Won’t Have to Testify or Even Go to Court
Malman Law has earned a strong reputation for winning in court, and the major insurance companies know exactly who we are. Because of our reputation, most insurance companies don’t want to take the risk of facing us in court and losing. Consequently, they are much more likely to reach a private settlement once they learn that you have hired us to represent you.
“But I Can’t Afford to Hire a Lawyer”
Yes, you can. The way we’ve set up payment, it is essentially the other side that pays. More specifically, our representation won’t cost you a dime up front, and if we don’t win compensation for you, it will never cost you a dime. If we do win compensation for you (which we do for about 95 percent of our clients), you won’t owe us anything until your money actually arrives.
“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
Following are only a few examples of the types of cases we take:
- 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) If I reach a settlement and run out of money later, can I go back and ask for more?
No, this is virtually impossible. That is why it is critically important that you accurately calculate the value of your claim and make sure you get it the first time around.
2) What are the main steps in the claim settlement process?
The following steps are typical:
- Calculate the value of your claim (this can be tricky).
- Decide to seek settlement instead of immediately filing a lawsuit.
- Negotiate your claim.
- Draft and sign a settlement agreement.
- Collect your compensation.
3) 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.
4) What happens to my claim if I was partly at fault for the accident?
Under the Illinois contributory fault regime, 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, the amount will simply be reduced in proportion to your percentage of fault.
5) Do I win if I can prove the defendant violated a traffic law?
It helps if you can prove that the defendant was violating a traffic law at the time of the accident. Proving this does not guarantee victory however – the defendant can still try to prove that his violation of the law didn’t amount to negligence.
Personal Injury Law is All We Do
The reality of the Illinois justice system is that the amount of compensation you end up with is strongly correlated with the skill and experience of your lawyer. You won’t find us drafting wills or contracts, defending criminal defendants, or negotiating an M&A transaction. Personal injury law is what we do all day long, and it is all we have ever done. And we only represent victims, never insurance companies.
Timing is Important For Your West Englewood Claim – Act Now
For over two decades, Malman Law has represented over 20,000 personal injury victims and has won more than two hundred million dollars in compensation. Call our attorneys today at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online for a free initial case consultation. We are ready to take your call 24/7, and if you are too injured to come to us, we can meet you at the hospital or at your home.