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Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys

Willens Law Offices

30 North La Salle Street

Chicago, Illinois 60602

Phone(312) 957-4166
Fax (312) 726-4776

E-mail  Contact Matthew Willens

Other Offices: Rolling Meadows (IL)  

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Law Firm Overview

Willens Law Office is a Chicago-area firm offering representation in cases of personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death. We are a top-rated team of award winning attorneys, focused on giving individuals the highest quality of service.
Our reputation for success is well known across Illinois, earning us a trusted position and valuable connections in the state’s legal and medical communities.

Our team puts a focus on people, exclusively representing individuals and families who have suffered injury, mistreatment, or neglect at the hands of corporations, employers, and insurance companies. We’ll do all we can to make this challenging legal process easier for you, without compromising in our pursuit of the most favorable settlement. We operate with regular and honest communication, personal compassion, individualized strategizing, and a willingness to travel to where you are.

At Willens Law Office, we carefully select the cases we feel we can help most effectively; at the same time, we’ll never refuse a case simply for being to simple or too complex. We take every case and every client seriously, knowing that every individual is deserving of sincere care and dedicated advocacy. We’re prepared to take any necessary measure, with the goal of finding the most direct and peaceful path toward health and a secure future.

Year this Office was Established: 2007

Languages: Spanish, English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Amputation; Blindness; Traumatic Brain Injury; Broken Bones; Dog Bites; Mass Transit Accident; Orthopedic Injury; Brachial Plexus Injury; Cerebral Palsy; Disfigurement; Delayed Diagnosis; Improper Medical Treatment; Drug Side Effects; Incorrect Labeling; Incorrect Dosage; Prescription Error; Drug Complications; Shoulder Dystocia; Wrong Diagnosis; Trip and Fall; Car Defects; Electrocution Injuries; Defective Cars or Auto Equipment; Pharmaceutical Drugs; Defective Medical Products; Negligent Security; Elevator / Escalator Injuries; Porch Collapse; Fires; Lead Paint Poisoning; Mercury Poisoning; Swimming Pool Injuries.

Areas of Law Description

Willens Law Offices offers legal representation in the following practice areas:

- Personal Injury

Personal injury cases arise in several situations and no one should have to pay the price for someone else’s negligence or carelessness. Our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to aggressively fighting for the rights of people who have been injured through someone else’s fault. Don’t be afraid to stand up for your rights following your injury. At Willens Law Offices, we believe that no one should be denied the financial compensation they need and deserve. We want to help you fight for justice.

- Amputation Accidents

Amputation injuries are permanent injuries that will likely result in lifelong disability. An amputation, by definition, is the loss of a body part, usually a finger, hand, or arm, or a toe, foot, or leg. Traumatic amputation injuries occur when the limb is wholly or partially severed in an accident. Amputation can also be surgically performed when a limb cannot be saved due to serious injuries. Illinois amputation injury lawyers at Willens Law Offices represent individuals and their families who have suffered amputation injuries resulting from all forms of negligence.

- Dog Bites

Anyone who has been bitten by a dog may experience physical injuries requiring physical rehabilitation, surgery, post-traumatic stress disorder and emotional problems. Over 43,000 facial injuries a year are the result of dog attacks – many of which necessitate medical attention. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as the result of a dog bite or animal attack, the Chicago dog bite attorneys of Willens Law Offices can help protect your rights and assist you in recovering monetary compensation that you need and deserve.

- Blindness

Blindness injuries are expensive, both immediately after the accident which caused the blindness and possibly for the rest of the victim’s life. Medical bills will likely be extensive. If you are unable to work due to a blindness injury, you may be eligible for compensation for lost wages and loss of future earning capacity. If you or a loved one has suffered a blindness injury, the Chicago blindness injury lawyers at Willens Law Offices can help protect your rights and assist you in recovering monetary compensation that you need and deserve.

- Traumatic Brain Injury

When a brain injury is severe, it can dramatically affect the person’s ability to return to a normal life. When you find yourself or a loved one the victim of an accident resulting in a brain injury, hiring a skilled brain injury attorney to protect your rights may be your best recourse. If your injury was caused by another’s negligence or carelessness, then a Chicago brain injury attorney at Willens Law Offices can help you claim the compensation you need and deserve.

- Broken Bone

Individuals who are in accidents may suffer broken bones or other injuries such as scarring. When a person suffers broken bones, he or she may suffer long-term or even permanent consequences. People with broken bones often require surgery. A broken bone is a serious injury, especially if it is not treated properly from the start. At the broken bone attorneys of Willens Law Offices – we help clients seek compensation from the parties responsible for their broken bone injuries.

- Burn Injury

Over 1 million Americans suffer from burns every year, with many of those ending in death. Pain associated with burn injuries can be excruciating, and victims are often left with physical and emotional scars. Beyond that, the costs involved with burn treatment can be overwhelming; burns can require years of hospitalization, doctor check-ups, and physical therapy. If you or a loved one believes that you may have a case involving burn injuries, talk to the Chicago burn injury attorneys of Willens Law Offices to find out how we can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.

- Catastrophic Injury

A “catastrophic injury” is any injury that causes a serious disability and often permanent consequences. Catastrophic injuries can render people unable to walk, speak, or live without consistent care. That person will endure significant medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, disability. That person’s family will also suffer greatly. If a catastrophic injury is caused by someone else’s negligence, the injured person or the family of the injured person may be entitled to compensation for damages.

- Spinal Injury

Spinal injuries often result from transportation accidents, construction accidents, on the workplace injuries, slip and fall accidents and many other types of occurrences. People who have suffered severe spinal cord injuries typically need extensive medical care and often cannot continue with their occupations. If someone else is at fault for their injuries, the guilty party should be held accountable. If you have been the victim of an accident resulting in spinal cord injury, then you should turn to the skilled and experienced spinal injury lawyers of Willens Law Offices.

- Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle travel has become an integral part of our way of life. Each day the people of Chicago and Illinois get behind the wheel of a car, truck, van, or motorcycle to carry out their daily affairs. In doing so they are taking a considerable risk of being injured in a motor vehicle accident. Every year, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injuries in the United States. A skilled and experienced Illinois attorney from Willens Law Offices can help you to determine who might be legally liable for your accident and injury and to seek the full compensation you may be due.

- Bicycle Accidents

The bike accident lawyers Chicago of Willens Law Offices have successfully handled several bicycle accident cases in Illinois and has extensive experience and knowledge of relevant issues involved. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We have the experience and skill to present a successful bike accident case in order to obtain maximum compensation for our clients. When needed, our bike accident lawyers hire qualified bicycle experts, top medical experts and specialists for our clients.

- Car Accidents

Thousands of people throughout suffer personal injuries in car accidents every year in Illinois. Unfortunately, when you get into your car to go about your activities of daily living, you do not imagine yourself being involved in a car accident. If you have been suffered personal injury in a car accident that was caused by the carelessness of another individual or entity, you may be able to seek the compensation you need and deserve through legal action. Willens Law Offices has successfully represented numerous victims injured in auto accidents.

- Cell Phone Accidents

Car accidents involving cell phone use has increased dramatically in the last few years. It is the leading cause for accidents among teenage drivers and has become a problem we can no longer ignore. With so many cell phone users, it is no surprise how many drivers talk or text while operating a vehicle. As an attempt to reduce cell phone related accidents, some states have adopted laws that limit or restrict the use of a cell phone while driving.

- Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents result in more fatal and catastrophic injuries than to car or truck accidents. Due to their size and limited safety features, motorcycles provide little to no protection against any type of crash. Several motorcyclists are killed each year and thousands more are left with severe and permanent injuries such as brain damage, spinal cord injury, paralysis, as well as bone fractures and painful road rash burns. Trust Willens Law Offices to be your accident lawyer Chicago.

- Pedestrian Accidents

The Chicago pedestrian accident lawyers of Willens Law Offices understand that recovery from a pedestrian accident can be difficult and expensive. In any accident involving a pedestrian and a car, bus, train, truck or other motor vehicle, there is a likelihood of serious injuries. Even at low speeds, a pedestrian can suffer catastrophic injuries or death when struck by several thousand pounds of moving steel. If you or a loved one has been in a pedestrian accident, we may be able to get you the compensation you need and deserve

- Truck Accidents

Truck drivers are often overworked and under-rested, leading to the negligent operation of an enormous vehicle. At Willens Law Offices, our Chicago trucking accident lawyers help people who have suffered injuries because of negligence or fault on the part of truck drivers and companies. We offer free initial consultations and do all legal work, charging no attorneys’ fees unless and until a financial recovery is made through our Chicago trucking accident law firm.

- Medical Malpractice

The Chicago medical malpractice attorneys of Willens Law Offices understand the field of medicine is very complicated and constantly progressing. Therefore, health care professionals must be well trained in their areas of practice, have adequate experience in making diagnoses and administering treatments, and maintain up-to-date knowledge of new drugs and techniques. These expectations set a duty of care that medical professionals are to follow, as they usually do.

- Birth Injury

While not every injury caused during child birth is due to the medical malpractice or the negligence of a health care professional, when there are complications in the process of pregnancy or labor and delivery, the result can be a variety of complications for the newborn baby and/or the mother. If your child was born with injuries or there was a birth-related injury to the mother during delivery, the delivery processes should be closely examined to determine whether the injury was a result of medical negligence.

- Brachial Plexus Injury

Brachial plexus injuries (also known as brachial plexus palsy, Erb’s Palsy and Klumpke’s Palsy) can sometimes occur during child birth. Brachial Plexus injuries during child birth are almost always associated with the occurrence of “shoulder dystocia”. Shoulder dystocia occurs when one of the baby’s shoulders (although on rare occasion it can be both) becomes lodged up against the mother’s pubic bone during delivery. If your baby suffered some form of brachial plexus injury during birth in the greater Chicagoland area or throughout Illinois, we can help you.

- Delayed Diagnosis

Diagnosis errors can be devastating in the cases of aggressive illnesses and severe injuries. It is a medical professional’s duty to have the knowledge and skills necessary to accurately and timely diagnose and properly treat his patients’ medical conditions. A delayed diagnosis can turn a curable condition into a high-risk situation. If you or someone you love has suffered from a delay in diagnosis, then you may be able to claim compensation.

- Improper Medical Treatment

We put a lot of faith and trust in our health care providers to accurately diagnose our medical conditions and treat them properly. Generally, medical professionals are aware of the expectations of their patients, and most medical professionals have the knowledge and ability to deliver timely and effective treatment. Sometimes, however, negligent or careless medical professionals make errors when treating their patients. In some cases, these mistakes can be quite serious.

- Medication Errors

Over the years, research has uncovered hundreds of drugs that offer treatment and cures for many illnesses. However, when these powerful medications are not distributed or dosed accurately, they can cause a number of complications in already vulnerable patients. Victims may suffer further injury, disability, or even death. If you have suffered from a medication error, then a medical malpractice attorney in Chicago from Willens Law Offices can help you fight for compensation you need and deserve.

- Professional Malpractice

The professional medical malpractice lawyer Chicago of Willens Law Offices handles a wide variety of malpractice claims, including professional and dental malpractice. Our attorneys meet with potential clients free of charge and accept no attorneys’ fees unless and until a monetary recovery is made. This contingency billing system means you don’t pay anything until our medical malpractice lawyers in Chicago get you the reward you deserve for the damage caused to you, your life, and the general well-being of your family as a result of suffering from professional malpractice.

- Wrong Diagnosis

When you visit a medical professional with a problem, you expect to receive a correct diagnosis and the proper treatment. Because the proper diagnosis is the first step in the recovery process, it is imperative that the medical professional accurately analyzes your condition so you can receive proper care. A missed diagnosis or failed diagnosis can result in the wrong treatment, a delay in treatment or worse. If you have suffered from misdiagnosis at the hands of a medical professional, then you deserve to seek justice.

- Surgical Errors

The thought of having any type of surgery can be highly stressful. However, the thought of positive results from the surgery calms and reassures patients. When a surgical team makes a mistake while treating a patient, harsh consequences can follow. Surgical errors can be extremely distressing – physically, emotionally and monetarily. You deserve to claim damages for the personal injuries you have sustained as the result of a surgery mistake and the medical professional(s) need to be held accountable.

- Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is a claim against a person, entity, or company who can to be held liable for a death. One of the most common causes of wrongful death is car accidents caused by negligent or reckless drivers. If you have lost a loved one to wrongful death, then a qualified wrongful death lawyer can handle the litigation while you are given time to recover from you loss. A skilled wrongful death attorney can help you recover the damages that are rightfully yours.

- Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is the name given to a group of naturally occurring minerals that occur as bundles of fibers. When materials containing asbestos are disturbed, they can release tiny asbestos fibers which are then inhaled into the lungs. People who are exposed to asbestos can contract mesothelioma, also known as “asbestos cancer” which is a rare form of cancer found in the lining of the heart, lungs, abdomen, or the internal reproductive organs. Due to the ever-changing nature of asbestos litigation, it is important to talk to the Chicago asbestos attorneys of Willens Law Offices if you feel you have a case.

- Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer. “Mesothelioma” is the term used to describe a cancerous tumor which involves the mesothelioma cells of an organ, usually the lungs, heart or abdominal organs. The most common type of mesothelioma is pleural mesothelioma. The pleura is a thin membrane found between the lungs and the chest cavity. It provides a lubricated surface so that the lungs do not chafe against the chest walls. Thus, a pleural mesothelioma is often referred to as a “lung” cancer. Another form of mesothelioma is peritoneal mesotheliomas. The peritoneum is the membrane that encloses the organs of the abdomen.

- Boating Accidents

Like most accidents, boating accidents are preventable. Many boat accidents involve alcohol use, and many fatalities can be prevented if boaters use life jackets or other flotation devices. The majority of boating fatalities are from drowning. Careless operation, reckless operation, operator inattention and operator inexperience are top contributors to boating injuries and deaths.

- Construction Accidents

Every year there are thousands of construction accidents which cause serious personal injury and even wrongful death. Employers, site owners, architects, insurance companies and manufacturers of equipment can all be held responsible for inadequate safety provisions when a construction site accident occurs. In addition, the general contractor and all subcontractors are also required to provide a reasonably safe site, to warn of hazards, to hire careful employees, to coordinate job safety and to supervise safety compliance.

- Mass Transit Accidents

Many people in Illinois rely on mass transportation, such as buses and trains. Unfortunately, mass transit accidents can occur and when they do, the results are often catastrophic. Following a serious mass transit accident, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. There are important steps that need to be taken in order to protect you and your family during this difficult time. If you or a loved one has injured in a mass transit accident, the Chicago Mass Transit Accident Lawyers at Willens Law Offices can help protect your rights.

- Aviation Accidents

Aviation accidents can, and often do result in serious injury or death. The lawyers at Willens Law Offices are able to assist in the legal aspects of commercial airline disasters, small plane crashes, and helicopter accidents. If you were injured or have lost a relative or a loved one as a result of an aviation accident, we will assemble a team of experts to help you navigate what is often a very complicated legal maze. We will analyze the root causes of an aviation accident, from pilot error to faulty equipment to air traffic controller negligence.

- Train Accidents

Many people in Illinois rely on railroad transportation to get around. Railroad transportation is generally considered safe, although accidents do happen. When a train accident occurs, the results are often serious. If you have been injured in an Illinois railroad accident or train wreck, you may be entitled to substantial damages from the party responsible for your injuries.

- Premises Liability

Premises liability law is the area of law that governs accidents that take place when you are injured on someone else’s property. Property owners generally have the responsibility of anticipating dangerous conditions and should be responsible for maintaining their premises in a safe condition. Most slip and fall accidents happen in commercial locations, such as restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, and office buildings, but they can also occur on private property.

- Slip and Fall

Thousands of slip and fall injuries occur across the country every year. If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident, or if you have questions regarding what you think might be a premises liability lawsuit, the Chicago slip and fall attorneys at Willens Law Offices can help protect your rights and assist you in recovering monetary compensation that you need and deserve. The Chicago slip and fall attorneys at Willens Law Offices can help protect your rights and assist you in recovering monetary compensation that you need and deserve.

- Trip and Fall

Trip and fall cases really fall into two main categories: (1) uneven surfaces where people walk, including bunched up carpets, step-offs in floors, differentials between sidewalk slabs, cracked, uneven, or deteriorated sidewalks or pavement, or uneven steps or stairs, and (2) objects left on the ground or floor where people are prone to trip over them. If you have been seriously injured as the result of a trip and fall, the Chicago trip and fall lawyers at Willens Law Offices can help protect your rights and assist you in recovering monetary compensation that you need and deserve.

- Product Liability

The Chicago product liability lawyers of Willens Law Offices understand that, as consumers, we have a right to expect the products we purchase will work in a way that won’t cause injuries or death. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happens all too often, and when it does, you need to fight for your rights. When you have suffered due to a defective product, you and your family may be able to receive compensation that can not only ease your financial burdens, it can hold manufacturers responsible for the damage caused by their defective products.


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