Qualified Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Victims in West Ridge
West Ridge, or West Rogers Park as it is known by many, is home to many of our personal injury clients. This north Chicago neighborhood offers astonishing ethnic diversity, especially along Devon Avenue and the Golden Ghetto. West Ridge’s culinary culture reflects this diversity – indeed, simply deciding where to eat dinner is a nearly impossible task, due to the sheer variety of the offerings.
Deciding where to eat dinner is easy compared to the trauma you will face if you become the victim of a personal injury. It is the financial aspect of this multidimensional trauma that you are likely to overlook until it is thrust upon you by circumstance – medical bills accumulate while you run out of sick days. This state of affairs is absolutely unfair if the accident was someone else’s fault.
Justice is Available, But She Must be Pursued
Illinois personal injury law protects your right to full compensation when you are injured by someone else’s misconduct. “Full compensation” generally means a lot more than simple reimbursement of your medical expenses, however – several times more, in fact, if you know how to work the system. At Malman Law, “working the system” to ensure justice for people like you is what we do all day, every day.
To get a bit more specific, ensuring justice is what we have done for 20,000 personal injury victims over 25 years of practice. In personal injury law, “justice” means money, and in terms of money, we have obtained over $200,000,000 for our clients – that’s about $10 million a year, or over $25,000 every single day. As professionals, this level of success is simply routine for us.
A Word from One of Our Clients
“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
Although our accident and injury attorneys can handle just about any type of personal injury claim, most of our cases fall within the following categories:
- 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 do I have to prove to win a personal injury claim?
You must prove four elements to win:
- The defendant owed you a duty (reasonable care, for example);
- The defendant breach the duty owed to you;
- The defendants breach of duty caused the accident; and
- You suffered damages (medical bills, pain and suffering, etc.).
2) What is the standard of proof in a civil lawsuit?
Normally, you must prove each element by a “preponderance of evidence,” which means roughly “more likely than not.” This is a much more lenient standard of proof than the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard applied in criminal cases.
3) How much money am I entitled to?
That is impossible to say without knowing the details of your case. As a general ballpark estimate, however, it is very common for a victim to receive about three to four times the total amount of medical bills. Results vary widely, however.
4) What kinds of damages are available in a wrongful death claim?
An Illinois jury is entitled to award any amount that is just and reasonable. Some of the most common types of damages are:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering by the deceased victim
- Loss of financial support by dependents
- Grief and sorrow by survivors
Our Zero Fee Guarantee
Ninety-five is a magic number here at Malman Law, because it represents the percentage of cases that we win. Because we are so confident of victory, we can afford to offer what we would never dare to offer otherwise – free legal fees until and unless we win your case. Feel free to get the process started with us even with empty pockets, because we operate on a “no win, no pay” system for legal fee.
The number 95 means something else to us too – it is the percentage of our cases that are ultimately resolved out of court. We understand that you would probably rather not testify, and that you need money fast. Right from the start, our personal injury attorneys will be aiming for a quick but full settlement. Nevertheless, we are “ready to rumble” in court if the opposing party insists on being stubborn.
It’s Time to Make Your Move
If your injury claim arose in Greater Chicago, call Malman Law or, if you prefer, fill out our online contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation. And if you can’t come to us, rest assured that we will come to you.