Aggressive West Garfield Personal Injury Attorneys
Our West Garfield Park clients come to us after suffering an auto accident in K-town or on S. Kildare Avenue, becoming a victim of medical malpractice at a local hospital, or for similar reasons. At Malman Law, we fight for the rights of clients like you every day, and we absolutely will not allow anyone to take advantage of you.
You Don’t Need a Dime in Your Pocket to Retain Us
We realize that lawyers suffer from the reputation of being expensive, with so much talk about “billable hours” and the like. At Malman Law, however, we don’t charge by the hour. In fact, we will never charge you anything until and unless we win your claim. And “winning” means money in the bank for you – anything less, and our services are free.
Full Reimbursement of Your Medical Expenses Is Probably Not Enough
Many clients who attempt to represent themselves, or who retain substandard lawyers, end up short-changed and don’t even know it. You claim might be worth far more than you realize. In addition to medical expense reimbursement, components of your claim might include:
- Estimated future medical expenses
- Lost earnings, including estimated future lost earnings
- Incidental expenses such as travel to and from hospitals and clinics
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages (under limited circumstances)
We’ve Been Doing This for a Long Time
We have been practicing personal injury law every day for nearly 25 years now. During that time, we have won compensation for more personal injury victims than there are people in West Garfield Park, totalling a staggering $200,000,000 and counting. Only about one in 20 of our clients walk away empty-handed.
Testimonial from a Satisfied Client
“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 many different kinds of personal injury claims we deal with:
- 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 happens if the accident was partly my fault?
Under Illinois contributory fault law, you can still recover some of your damages as long as the accident was not mostly your fault. An amount will be subtracted from your recovery that is equal to your percentage of fault. You will lose 25 percent of your damages, for example, if the accident was 25 percent your fault.
What are some conditions caused by a vehicle accident that might not manifest themselves immediately after the accident?
Some of the following conditions might not be evident until hours or days after the accident:
- Psychological trauma such as PTSD (this might not show up for several weeks)
It is for this reason that you must seek medical attention immediately after an accident, even if you don’t believe you were injured.
What are the most common forms of medical malpractice?
Malpractice can take many different forms. Some of the most common forms include:
- Failure to secure informed consent for a procedure or operation
- Misdiagnosis of a condition
- Failure to diagnose a condition
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Nursing home neglect
What is the difference between compensatory damages and punitive damages?
Compensatory damages are designed to compensate you for the wrong done to you – in other words, they are designed to put you in just as good a position as you would have been if the accident had never happened. Punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant for particularly wrongful behavior.
You Probably Won’t Have to Go to Court
About 20 of our clients win out-of-court settlements for every 1 whose claim is taken to trial. Although we cannot make any guarantees, our history indicates that you probably won’t have to go to court. There is a reason for this, of course. When we do go to court, we tend to win. Opposing parties know this – and they don’t want to risk going to trial against us.
The Time to Act is Now
The longer you wait to pursue your claim, the weaker it will become, even if you do manage to beat the statute of limitations deadline. The time to act is now.
If you have been injured anywhere in Chicagoland, or if your loved one has died in an accident, call Malman Law at 1-888-836-5975, or contact us online for a free initial case consultation. We are available 24/7 and if you can’t come to us, we can come to you.