Frequently Asked Questions
The attorneys of the Chicago Legal Group office independently but are all available to take cases across Chicago including Lake County, Cook County, DuPage County and all the collar counties. If you are located outside of Chicagoland, contact us and we will discuss whether it is appropriate for our office to manage your case or whether you would be better suited by having other counsel.
Attorney’s fees vary depending on the type of case you have. Personal injury cases are brought on a contingency basis, meaning, most fees and costs are collected after settlement.
Every case is different. As such, it is difficult to provide you advice whether you need to retain an attorney. For most areas of law, talking to an attorney costs nothing. To determine whether you need to retain an attorney, contact our office to talk to one of our lawyers.
There is no way we can tell if you have a case until we talk to you personally or alternatively, you may be inclined to write down in a memo the chain of events of your case.
Lawyers cannot guarantee results. We do have many years of experience handling Chicago personal injury cases. As such, we may be able to make an estimate as to the value of your case or the potential outcome. However, that is only an estimate and is not binding, nor guaranteed.
Most lawsuits settle regardless what area of law they are. We will make every effort to settle your case prior to engaging in formal litigation. That saves you time, stress and in most cases, money. If your case requires us to file a lawsuit on your behalf, we will reevaluate your case strategy at that time and provide you our best advice regarding the viability of your case.
- Information about your insurance company, including your policy number, premium information, and so forth.
- Any insurance information you obtained from the party that injured you, including their insurance company name, policy number, premium limits and more
- If there is property damage to your vehicle, bring any estimates you’ve obtained to repair you car and any photographs you have of the damage to any car or property involved in the accident
- Names, phone numbers, addresses and/or statements of any witnesses to the accident
- The police report from the accident
- Memorialize the events – create a timeline that lists the date of the accident, how the accident occurred and all significant events since the accident including conversations with an insurance company, the police, and/or your doctors. Address this document to the Chicago Legal Group.