Knowledgeable West Town Personal Injury Attorneys Protecting the Rights of the Injured
West Town, a.k.a. Northwest Side, is a world all its own. The area boasts some of the most spectacular religious architecture in the U.S., with opulent cathedrals and churches punctuating the landscape – as Ukrainian Village’s Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral and River West’s St. John Cantius church are but two examples. Meanwhile, the Red Square Russian baths add a splash of color.
It’s easy to get lost on the streets of West Town. It is perhaps almost as easy to suffer a sudden accident that could leave you flat on your back in a local hospital. It is then that an unpleasant reality competes with your pain for your attention – medical bills are mounting while you lose work time. If the accident that turned your life upside down was someone else’s fault, you have a personal injury claim.
Justice is Not Automatic
It is true that Illinois personal injury law protects your right to full compensation when you are injured through someone else’s misconduct. Stand on this right and you have a claim. Turning a claim into cash, however, is the tricky part. At Malman Law, turning claims into cash is what we do for a living – to the tune of over $200 million recovered for our clients over 25 years of practice.
Filing a personal injury claim is not like filing a claim in small claims court. Rules of evidence and civil procedure are complex, formalistic, and confusing. Even negotiating an out-of-court settlement with an insurance company invokes this complexity, because no one is going to offer you a decent settlement unless they are convinced you could win in court.
“95” Says It All
Here at Malman Law, 95 is a very special number – 95 is the percentage of cases we win and, coincidentally, 95 is also the percentage of claims that we end up settling out of court. In all likelihood, you will never have to testify in court. We will work hard to obtain the quickest possible settlement for you – but not at the expense of full compensation.
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.
Our Main Areas of Practice
We handle just about any type of personal injury claim; following are but a few examples:
- 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) Can I still file a lawsuit if I signed an agreement with an arbitration clause?
Probably not. You may be able to escape an arbitration clause if you were fraudulently induced to sign the agreement, but under normal circumstances you will be stuck with arbitration. Nevertheless, arbitration does offer certain advantages, such as simplicity.
2) What are some examples of negligence in a car accident case?
“Negligence” means essentially carelessness, and it can be established in many ways, including evidence of:
- Texting while driving
- Speeding or violating another traffic law
- A defective traffic light (which might establish manufacturer negligence)
- Defective road maintenance (which might establish governmental negligence)
3) Will my lawsuit be dismissed if I signed a liability waiver?
Maybe, maybe not. Although courts usually uphold liability waivers, in some cases they don’t. The court might determine that the waiver was worded too broadly, for example, or that the company’s employee acted so outrageously that it would be a miscarriage of justice to uphold the liability waiver.
4) Can I file a claim for food poisoning over contaminated food I bought at a grocery store?
Yes. Contaminated food is subject to Illinois product liability law. Under many circumstances, you can sue anyone in the food chain of distribution, including the grocery store, and you can win without proving fault.
Our Zero Fee Guarantee
Because our Chicago accident lawyers win 95 percent of our cases, we can afford to offer our services to you risk-free. If we take your case, you will owe us nothing in up-front legal fees, and you will continue owing us nothing until and unless you actually receive a settlement or verdict. In the unlikely event that we cannot obtain compensation for you, you will owe us nothing in legal fees for the entire case.
Time is of the Essence – Act Now
Unless you are a lawyer, it is likely that you are not even sure whether you have a valid claim, or whether you can prove it even if you do. Take heart. If your claim arose in Greater Chicago, call Malman Law or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation evaluation where we can discuss your claim.