5 Questions to Ask Your Legal Counsel on Your First Consultation

    Last updated 1 year ago

    If you have been hurt on the job or injured in some other way, then seeking legal counsel is of utter importance.  The sooner you speak with an attorney, the better off you will be.  To ensure that you are choosing an attorney to meet your particular needs, make sure to ask these five basic questions at your first appointment:

    1.      What is your experience with this kind of case? This question will expose the attorney’s actual experience, so make sure you dig for details. Ask how many cases like yours they’ve handled and how many of these they have won. You can also ask for referrals from previous clients.

    2.      What are the potential outcomes of my case? A knowledgeable, experienced lawyer will have an idea of the multiple possible outcomes of your case. Important parts of the outcome include settlement amounts, final verdicts, and length of time.

    3.      What are your fees and costs? Ask for a specific breakdown. Remember that there are expenses and legal fees which are different.   In a personal injury case, expenses are any expenditures your lawyer makes to a third-party on your case.  These may include hospitals and doctors for records, court filing fees and expert witness fees.  Expenses are usually paid by the lawyer and reimbursed at the time the case is resolved.  In personal injury matters, legal fees are usually contingent on the outcome of the case.  This means that there is no retainer and the lawyer is compensated by receiving a percentage of the case at the time it is resolved.   

    4.      Who will work on my case? Will the lawyer work on the case by him or herself or will the work be spread throughout the office?

    5.      What first step do you recommend? An attorney will have an idea whether it is best to start with written statements, mediation, arbitration, or trial. With their guidance, you will have a better chance at seeing justice.

    Of course, there are plenty of additional questions and things to think about when hiring an attorney, particularly if it’s your first time. For more information on personal injury law, talk to the lawyers at Chicago’s Malman Law at (312) 983-6193.

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    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

    How Your Auto Insurance Company Works After You've Had a Personal Injury from a Car Accident

    Last updated 1 year ago

    A car accident is a good lesson in the school of unpredictability, but what happens afterward doesn’t have to be, particularly if you’ve experienced painful personal injury. This article will prepare you for working with your auto insurance company in the unfortunate event of an auto accident:

    • After the accident is reported to them, your insurance company will schedule a visit from an adjuster. The sooner the adjuster comes to assess the damage on your car, the better.
    • When it comes to your personal injury, your auto insurance company’s adjuster might ask certain questions so as to minimize your injury, pain, and insurance income. Since an accident’s aftermath of medical and pharmaceutical costs is so high, you want to know how you can counter their minimizing strategies so that you get the money you deserve.
    • You might disagree with the cost of damage assessed by the adjuster, in which case you can work to negotiate a settlement with your insurance company, mechanic, and other party involved. At this point, you should consider hiring an attorney.
    • Furthermore, if you’ve been injured, then an attorney is a must. An accident is stressful enough, and the aftermath of dealing with auto insurance companies, adjusters, other parties, and health insurance companies can be aggravating and stressful. That stress is multiplied when you are trying to cope with pain from a personal injury. Personal injury lawyers can help you handle all of the phone calls and reports and can ensure that you receive the compensation your injury deserves.

    A personal injury lawyer will help you with this process. For more information, talk to the personal injury lawyers at Chicago’s Malman Law.  Call us at (312) 983-6193.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

    Workers' Compensation | What Is Your Case Worth?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    What is your case worth? Watch the video below to find out how Malman Law will fight for you!

    With over 17 years of experience, personal injury attorneys at Malman Law are devoted to providing Chicago residents with the best legal representation possible. Call (312) 983-6193 to schedule your free consultation.  

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

    Has Someone You Know Been Abused or Neglected?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    If you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer to help you you or a loved one with nursing home neglect, then contact the lawyers at Malman Law. We practice all types of personal injury including nursing home neglect, workers’ compensation, and more. For information, visit Malman Law online or call (312) 983-6193.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

    Malman Law Zero Fee Guarantee

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    Watch the video below to learn more about what the Malman Law Zero Fee Guarantee means! Once you watch the video let us know your thoughts.

    If you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer to help you after an accident, then contact the lawyers at Malman Law. Our focus is in all types of personal injury including car accidents, workers’ compensation, and more. For information, visit Malman Law online or call (312) 983-6193.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

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