Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer
We are a personal injury law firm headquartered in the northern suburbs of Chicago. However, we have handled cases throughout the State of Illinois including the cities listed below – meaning, we have traveled throughout the state of Illinois to personally meet with our clients about their case. As such, if you have been injured in a personal injury accident anywhere in Illinois, please call us now for a free consultation at 312-848-9783
Reasons to Call Now
Our consultation is 100% free – Call me at 312-848-9783 – I enjoy discussing the viability of cases with prospective clients. Together we may find an approach that another attorney has not thought of.You will never pay any money out of your pocket. We do NOT charge a retainer fee. Our policy is – if there is No Recovery, there is No Fee. Also, we will front the costs of your case and we will only be reimbursed for our costs if there is a successful resolution of your case. We do not charge a fee for settling your property damage claim and we never charge a fee for recovery of medpay insurance.
We Will Act in your Best Interest
If we cannot help you, we may know someone who can. If you choose to proceed on your own (which we highly discourage), we can also provide valuable insight into what you should or should not do when it comes to dealing with the insurance company.
Our firm is CLIENT FOCUSED
Our firm is CLIENT FOCUSED and dedicated to being responsive to you and your needs. You want to work with an attorney, not always be shuffled off to a paralegal or legal assistant. You want to receive a phone call back when you call or a response to your email. All our clients have my cell phone number and are free to text with me regularly.
In addition, we will provide you honest, fair representation. We will give you an honest assessment of your case and work with you to maximize your compensation.
It’s important for you to hire a personal injury lawyer who focuses his or her practice on personal injury law. There are a lot of good general attorneys out there but why consult with a business attorney about a car accident?
No Pressure Guarantee
We are not snake oil salespeople. We want to build a strong, long lasting relationship with our clients built on trust. We will never pressure you to sign on the dotted line. Let’s discuss your case and if we agree we have a mutual interest in moving forward, we can. If not, the consultation is free and completely confidential.
Automobile insurance companies make health insurance companies look like nice guys. That’s how skewed the auto insurance industry is against people filing claims for damages. Think of it this way, if as a company, State Farm can save $1,000.00 per claim times 1,000,000 claims, they can save a huge amount of money.
Therefore, the goal of all auto insurance companies, from Allstate to Farmers Insurance, is to deny, delay and diminish the amount of money they pay you for your injuries. That is why we always say, even if you do not hire our firm, hire an attorney to fight the insurance company for you. In almost all circumstances, you will recover more while represented by an attorney than you will if you represent yourself.
One word of caution: when you first file your claim, the insurance company will act very nice and assure you that you are “in good hands”. They will ask you for a recorded statement – Do Not give a recorded statement. Call a lawyer first at 312-848-9783 to learn why they want to get you on the record.
Proven Results In Personal Injury Cases
Female Clients, We represented three female clients who were all the passengers on the back of a motorcycle when they went down. One claim was filed against the driver of the auto that caused the accident and was resolved for $100,000.00. The other two clients both filed claims against the driver of their motorcycle. Those claims were resolved for $175,000.00 and $80,000.00.
Our Client, Our client was riding his bicycle when he was hit from behind and went down. He suffered a fractured wrist and two transverse fractures in his spine. After aggressive negotiation, the case resolved for $94,000.00.
Just Settled,a client was driving his minivan in Hoffman Estates when he was hit from the side. His leg jammed into his break resulting in two torn ligaments that required surgery. We recovered $25,000.00 from the defendant’s insurance company and an additional $70,000.00 from our client underinsured motorist policy.
Truck accident, our client was the passenger in a car that was rear ended by an 18 wheeler. He was thrust forward and back and suffered a laceration on his leg and bruising. $20,000.
Moped accident, defendant rear ended our client who was a passenger on a moped. She fell off the back sustaining a torn labrum in her shoulder. $40,000.
Slip and Fall accident in front of a restaurant resulting in elbow bursitis, $40,000.
Vehicular accident, defendant merged into our client’s lane thereby causing a collision that resulted in a fractured index finger and contusions, $95,000.
Motorcycle accident, $240,000, defendant rear ended our client while he was idle at a stop sign. Resulted in a herniated disc.
Motorcycle accident, $550,000, defendant pulled out in front of our client causing a T-bone accident resulting in hip replacement surgery.
What’s Your Case Worth
The most asked question we get is, how much is my case worth? That is a very difficult question to answer. It depends on many different factors, including, among other things: the severity of your injuries, the nature and extent of your medical treatment, how you’re your medical bills are, what insurance company we are dealing with, and more. For an in depth discussion of this topic, read my blog article entitled How much is my case worth
How much does it cost to hire a Chicago car accident lawyer?
NO RECOVERY NO FEE – Personal injury attorneys do not get paid like business or divorce attorneys. We do NOT charge an hourly rate. We get paid on a contingency fee basis. This means, we only recover a fee if you recover. Our fee is 33.3% of the gross recovery if the case is resolved before litigation and 40% if a lawsuit is filed. As stated above, we will cover all the costs associated with your case and if there is no recovery, you won’t owe us a cent.
Who We Are
Chicago Legal Group owner Barry Zlotowicz has been licensed to practice law for approximately twenty-five years. He obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from prestigious Pepperdine Law School and obtained a Masters of Law (LL.M.) degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. He has represented hundreds of personal injury accident victims and helped recover millions of dollars on their behalf.
Don’t wait to call a Chicago car accident lawyer. We have years of experience and will maximize your recovery.
Obtain compensation for your property damage
Get you a rental car
Obtain the police report
Help and guide you to get the medical care you need
Order your medical bills and records
Handle all interactions with both the defendant’s insurance company and with your insurance company as well
Negotiate down the medical bills with your medical providers
Negotiate down the “lien” filed against your settlement by your health insurance company.
Just Settled – A client was driving his minivan in Hoffman Estates when he was hit from the side. His leg jammed into his break resulting in two torn ligaments that required surgery. We recovered $25,000.00 from the defendant’s insurance company and an additional $70,000.00 from our client underinsured motorist policy.
Our Client – Our client was riding his bicycle when he was hit from behind and went down. He suffered a fractured wrist and two transverse fractures in his spine. After aggressive negotiation, the case resolved for $94,000.00.
Female Clients – We represented three female clients who were all the passengers on the back of a motorcycle when they went down. One claim was filed against the driver of the auto that caused the accident and was resolved for $100,000.00. The other two clients both filed claims against the driver of their motorcycle. Those claims were resolved for $175,000.00 and $80,000.00.