Be Prepared to Handle an Injury at Work Before it Happens

    Last updated 11 months ago

    Although no one knows when, or if, an accident may occur, being prepared ahead of time can save you from emotional anguish and stress in dealing with these types of situations. Below tackles topics such as how to prevent workplace injuries, the importance of seeking medical attention and some key things to look for in your Chicago personal injury attorney.

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    Do You Know How to Protect Yourself From Workplace Injuries?

    Last updated 11 months ago

    Are you wondering what you should you look for in a personal injury attorney or how you can you protect yourself against workplace injuries? Learn more about documenting car accidents, finding a personal injury attorney and browse through some common workplace injuries with the links below.

    • What should you do following a car accident? Check out this article from Edmunds.com for more information on immediate steps to take following an auto accident.
    • Visit this link from DMV.org for tips on how to document an auto accident.
    • You don’t necessarily need to be driving a vehicle to be the victim of an automobile accident. Learn more about pedestrian accidents with this link from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 
    • This link from the Bureau of Labor Statistics discusses common workplace injuries.
    • Explore this article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information on preventing fall injuries in the workplace.

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    Unavoidably Dangerous vs. Defective Products: What's the Difference and How Does this Affect My Product Liability Case?

    Last updated 11 months ago

    Studies by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission show that more than 29 million individuals suffer from injuries due to a defective or unsafe product each year in the United States.  However, an unavoidably dangerous product is not considered to be the same as a defective product and therefore may not fall under the criteria for a personal injury claim.

    Unavoidably Dangerous Products

    There are a number of products that are not considered to be completely safe even when designed and manufactured properly. An unavoidably dangerous or unavoidably unsafe device is one that is deemed unsafe due to the nature of its use. This may include chemical agents, certain tools, and pharmaceutical drugs. 

    Defective Products

    A defective product, on the other hand, is a product that is manufactured with a flaw or does not provide adequate warnings regarding foreseeable risks. Nearly all consumer products can be classified as defective products if they meet either one of these criteria. This includes food, toys, real estate, electronics, furniture, motor vehicles, clothing, medical devices, maps, home appliances, office appliances and instruction manuals.

    Strict Liability

    Many product liability claims are based on strict liability, meaning that the party held liable does not need to have acted carelessly, negligently or be found at fault in order for the claim to be valid. A product liability claim can be filed as long as the product was found to be unsafe and defective, was the direct cause of the injury and the injured party was using the product correctly.

    The personal injury attorneys with Malman Law are devoted to protecting the general public from defective or harmful products. Our firm is well equipped to efficiently handle any lawsuits and personal injury claims caused by a product liability defect. Get the legal representation you need by contacting our firm online or calling (312) 983-6193 today!

    What to Look for In a Chicago Personal Injury Attorney

    Last updated 11 months ago

    Many individuals will suffer from a personal injury, such as a slip and fall accident, motor vehicle accident or on-the-job injury over the course of their lifetimes. Working with a personal injury attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve following a personal injury. With so many injury attorneys available, choosing the right attorney can be a difficult task. Educate yourself on what to look for in a Chicago personal injury attorney to learn more.

    Credentials

    One of the first things to look for in a Chicago personal injury attorney is current licensure. It is important that your attorney is licensed to practice at both the state and federal levels. As a rule of thumb, it is a good idea to work with an attorney that is affiliated with the American Trial Association, American Bar Association, and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

    Experience

    The next thing to look for in a Chicago personal injury lawyer is experience - both in theory and in practice. It is also crucial that any potential personal injury attorney is experienced in a number of practice areas so that he or she can provide the best legal representation for your needs.

    Quality Results

    Just because attorneys boast that they provide personal injury representation doesn’t mean that they get results. Finding a Chicago lawyer who has a high success rate will improve your own chances of success.

    Zero-Fee Guarantee

    Another must-have quality to look for in a Chicago attorney is a zero-fee guarantee—assuring that you will not pay unless your attorney can help you obtain financial compensation.

    While there are hundreds of personal injury attorneys in the Chicago area, Malman Law's stellar track record and commitment to client satisfaction sets us apart from the rest. Learn more by contacting us at (312) 983-6193.

    How to Document a Car Accident

    Last updated 11 months ago

    Being involved in a car accident can be one of the most terrifying experiences of your life, making it difficult to take the proper steps to protect yourself and your legal rights. While a personal injury lawyer can help defend your claim following a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you provide them with the proper documentation to support your case.

    Exchange Information

    The first thing you’ll want to do following a car accident is to exchange information with the other driver or drivers involved. This includes their names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance company names, policy numbers, driver’s license numbers, and license plate numbers. You may also want to take a description of each vehicle involved, including the make, model, year, and color. You will also want write down a description of the accident itself and the area in which it took place.

    Take Pictures

    The next step when it comes to documenting a car accident is to take pictures. It is a good idea to keep a disposable camera in your vehicle emergency kit to take pictures; however, you can always consider taking pictures with your phone so that you can document the damage to the vehicles. It is also important to take pictures that show the overall context of the accident so that your attorney and claims adjuster understands the full scope of your case. In addition, you may want to document contact information for any witnesses.

    File an Accident Report

    Another crucial step when documenting a vehicle accident is to file an accident report, as this will aid you during the claims process. Even if law enforcement officers do not respond to the accident, you can still file a report with your Chicago department of motor vehicles.

    At Malman Law, our personal injury attorneys are devoted to defending your rights and ensuring that the liable party’s insurance company covers your injuries following a car accident. Call our Chicago office at (312) 983-6193 for more information on our practice areas.

    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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