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We Take Your Injury Personally


For nearly 40 years, the Chicago personal injury lawyers of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg have successfully represented individuals and families who have been injured or lost loved ones as the result of someone’s carelessness or a workplace accident. We have achieved success in thousands of cases, recovering millions of dollars in damages for our clients in a wide variety of cases, including personal injury, car accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, pharmacy errors, dog bite injuries, and work injuries.

We are not just another personal injury law firm in Chicago. And you’re not just another injured client to us. At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we take your injury personally, and we won’t stop fighting for the compensation that you deserve. Call us for a free consultation. Let us help you get your life back in order.


Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Fighting for You and Your Family

We can get you the compensation that you deserve

Over 80,000 people have been injured in car accidents in Illinois over the last five years. Last year, Illinois auto accidents claimed 1,017 lives; up from 910 in the prior year. The majority of these accidents were in the Chicago area. These injuries and deaths represent a lot of pain, suffering, and financial heartache. These victims include pedestrians struck while using crosswalks, bicyclist injured by cars not sharing the roadway,
and truck accidents caused by negligent commercial drivers.

Recovering from a car accident is not only painful, its expensive. Many families incur serious medical expenses, acquire crushing debt, and are often unable to work. If you or a family member have been injured in an auto accident, let our attorneys fight for the compensation you deserve. We’ve represented thousands of clients and recovered millions of dollars for victims in Chicago and throughout Illinois.

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What Can I Expect During My Personal Injury Lawsuit?
If you or your loved one are considering a personal injury lawsuit, you probably have many questions.
The following slides help explain the stages of a personal injury lawsuit, from injury to potential trial.
Step One: Meeting, Evaluating & Hiring an Attorney
Consult a personal injury attorney for a professional opinion on whether you have a valid claim.
Bring supporting documentation, medical records, and notes you’ve taken about your case.
You have the right to a free consultation. Avoid lawyers who charge fees just to meet with you.
Before taking any of these steps, obtain necessary medical care for your injuries.
Step One: Meeting, Evaluating & Hiring an Attorney
Choose an attorney carefully. It can mean the difference between winning and losing your case.
The attorney will ask you many questions in order to get a full understanding of your case.
Ask any questions you have. Learn the attorney’s history with your type of case.
Good lawyers need time to evaluate the value of your case. Be wary of quick promises.
Step One: Meeting, Evaluating & Hiring an Attorney
Make sure to ask any questions you have about the fee before you sign the contract.
Most personal injury attorneys are paid a percentage of the recovery only if you win.
Once you agree to hire an attorney, you will be asked to sign a client contract.
The lawyer’s fee is based on a percentage of the total recovery, usually 25 to 40 percent.
Step Two: Investigating Your Case
Your attorney will research your case to determine the extent of damage and injury.
Your attorney will contact the insurance company and possibly the attorney representing the party who injured you.
Your attorney will keep you aware of any negotiations and significant developments throughout the lawsuit process.
At this point, you should focus on getting the medical attention you need and returning to your normal routine.
Step Three: Settling Your Case Prior to Filing a Lawsuit
Many personal injury claims are resolved before a lawsuit is filed on your behalf.
Your attorney will begin by negotiating with the insurance company representing the party who injured you.
A monetary offer may be presented to your attorney to settle the case. Your attorney will inform you about any offers.
Your attorney will advise you on whether you should accept the offer. But ultimately, it is your decision whether to accept and settle.
Step Four: Filing a Lawsuit in Court
If an adequate settlement cannot be reached, your attorney will file a lawsuit.
After your lawsuit has been filed, the judge will set deadlines for each phase of the process.
The process can take several months to several years depending case complexity.
There are three pretrial phases: The Compliant and Answer Phase, the Discovery Phase, and the Motions Phase.
Step Four: Filing a Lawsuit in Court - Complaint & Answer
The complaint is usually filed in the county where your injury occured.
This document details your allegations regarding your injury and the extent of your damages.
This is the document in which the defendant admits to or denies the allegations.
The defendent must “answer” the Complaint in a set period of time, usually 30 days.
Step Four: Filing a Lawsuit in Court - Discovery
The discovery phase allows both parties to gather information from each other.
Discovery includes questions, also known as interrogatories, and requests for documents.
Depositions allow witnesses, experts, and each party to be questioned by a lawyer.
Your involvement is crucial at this point, so be sure your attorney has your latest contact information.
Step Four: Filing a Lawsuit in Court - Motions
The defendant has the option to file a motion to ask the court to dismiss any part of the case.
The defendant can file a motion before or after discovery asking for an action, such as dismissal.
A hearing may be scheduled so that the court can consider the motion and your response.
Your attorney typically has 28 days to file a written response in opposition to the motion.
Step Five: At Trial
When a case goes to trial, each party presents arguments to the judge and jury.
Jury selection, opening statements, testimony and cross-examination, closing arguments, jury instruction, and jury deliberation and verdict.
After each side presents, a judge or jury determines if the defendant is liable and the damages the defendant must pay if guilty.
Mediation can be requested at any time. In mediation, both sides present their case and engage in negotiations facilitated by a neutral mediator. Mediations are non-binding.
Step Six: Post Trial Appeals and Financial Disbursements
Sometimes your case is not yet over even if a jury has returned a verdict in your favor.
You may have to wait for your award to be distributed. The defense can appeal and ask a higher court to reconsider the case.
Before you are paid, your lawyer is required to pay those with a legal claim, known as a lien, out of a special escrow account.
After your attorney pays all outside parties they will write you a check. Your personal injury lawsuit is now over.

Why You Need an Experienced Chicago Injury Lawyer During the Lawsuit Process

An experienced, well-versed personal injury attorney is your best asset to get you the compensation you deserve.

Having the right attorney on your side can mean the difference between winning and losing your lawsuit. It will also help to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your injury.

An experienced injury lawyer will help you contact the insurance company and possibly the attorney representing the party you are in dispute with. Your lawyer will also keep you informed on the developments of your case, and keep you up-to-date with negotiations.

Make sure that your personal injury attorney has these four essential characteristics:

  • Experience You Can Trust
  • Proven Track Record of Success
  • Personal Service
  • No Fees Unless You Win

Accident Attorneys Get Better Results

Illinois Auto Accident Crash Stats

Working with insurance companies without a lawyer could cost you.

Hiring an accident attorney could be the crucial factor that brings you greater compensation for your injury. In fact, studies have shown that people injured in car accidents receive higher settlement payouts when they hire an attorney.

A study by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) entitled, “Paying for Auto Injuries” found that settlements were 40 percent higher on average for claimants who were represented by attorneys compared to claimants who were not represented.

Injury Victims Get Better Compensation With an Attorney

Another IRC study, “Auto Injuries: Claiming Behavior and Its Impact on Insurance Costs,” found that for specific bodily injuries, the average payout for car accident injuries were 3.5 times higher for claimants who hired a lawyer. It is worth taking note that even the insurance industry’s own studies show that auto accident attorneys achieve better results.

An insurance adjuster’s job is to settle your injury claim for as little as possible, and if you do not have a lawyer, the insurance company may offer you much less than your claim is worth. An experienced car accident attorney can inform you of the real value of your case, and when the insurance company knows you are represented by an attorney willing to take your case to trial, you are likely to receive a much higher settlement offer.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
If you have been injured or lost a family member due to someone else’s carelessness, you are probably wondering whether you have a personal injury claim. In order to recover monetary compensation, you must prove three things.

1. The responsible party was careless (negligent). For example, if a truck driver crashed into an innocent victim’s car because he ignored a stop sign, the truck driver, under the law, would be considered negligent.

2. The negligence caused the personal injury. In the above example, if the innocent victim sustained a broken arm and severe headaches as a result of the crash, the truck driver’s negligence would be considered to have caused the personal injury.

3. The injury resulted in harm (compensatory damages). In the above example, if the innocent victim’s broken arm and headaches resulted in medical bills, lost wages, and/or pain and suffering, the injury would be considered to have resulted in compensatory damages (i.e., damages for which an injured party may be compensated).

How Much Time Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
The statute of limitations is the time frame that a victim has to file a lawsuit for the damages suffered. In our legal system, if your lawsuit is filed too late, you can be barred from ever receiving compensation for your loss or injury, no matter the situation.

What Happens During A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Most people have never been involved in a lawsuit. As such, many accident victims and their families are anxious about pursuing a personal injury claim. It is true that a lawsuit could result in a trial before a jury, but most don’t, and the process should not be a stressful one. The steps below will help you understand the various stages of a personal injury lawsuit, from the initial consultation with an attorney through the resolution of your case.

1. Meeting with a Personal Injury Attorney
2. Evaluating the Attorney
3. Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney and Understanding How They Get Paid
4. Investigating Your Case
5. Settling Your Case Prior to Filing a Lawsuit
6. Filing Suit In Court – Pretrial Phases
7. Going To Mediation
8. Going to Trial
9. Post Trial

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If you have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness (negligence), you have the right to pursue monetary compensation for your injury or loss. Learn about the personal injury lawsuit process and read about the most common types of personal injury cases.

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Every 10 seconds a person is taken to the emergency room for injuries sustained in a car accident and every 16 minutes someone dies in one. As such, automobile accidents account for an overwhelming majority of personal injury claims nationwide.

Visit the Car Accident Center
medical malpractice

Medical malpractice, a type of professional negligence, occurs when a doctor, nurse or other medical provider violates the appropriate standard of care in providing treatment, resulting in harm to a patient. Medical malpractice can take many forms.

Visit the Malpractice Center
workers comp

When workers are injured or become ill in the workplace, workers’ compensation laws provide a safety net to help compensate individuals for, among other things, their medical expenses, lost wages, and injuries. There are many stages in the workers’ compensation claim process.

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    1. You will receive a free consultation with an experienced attorney.

    You have the right to a free consultation during which you can evaluate the attorney who will handle your case. We promise that we will never charge you to consult with us, and we welcome an open dialogue with any of our experienced attorneys.

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    2. We do not use call screeners. You will speak with an attorney.

    At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we build one-on-one relationships. Your case will be reviewed by an experienced attorney, often one of the firm’s principals. We will listen carefully to your situation and answer all of your questions.

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    3. You will never have to pay a fee unless your case is successful.

    We handle all cases on a contingency basis, which means you will not owe any fees unless we make a financial recovery for you. We promise we will only accept payment if we are successful in getting compensation for you or your family.

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    4. We will treat you with courtesy and respect. We’re on your side.

    We have added to our team over the years, but we are still a family-run firm. When you choose us to handle your case, we will not simply treat you like a client. We will treat you like part of the family, providing you with the level of attention that a family member deserves.

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    5. We will keep you advised of all significant developments in your case.

    You have the right to have all your questions answered and always know the status of your case. An experienced attorney will handle every important aspect of your case, and our dedication to answering all your questions will give you peace of mind.

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    6. We will promptly return your calls and emails.

    We understand that you deserve to receive updates about your case in a timely manner. We will address any problems you experience quickly, and we will respect your time by swiftly replying to your inquiries.

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    “I was hit by a car, and my life changed in an instant. I was in pain, confused and overwhelmed with medical bills.
    A friend told me not to settle with the insurance company and she recommended I talk to Bob Briskman (of BB&G) about starting a lawsuit. From the minute we met, I knew I made the right decision. He listened carefully, an he took his time answering my questions and explaining my options. He treated me with kindness and respect. I won my case and received a large settlement.

    Thank you, Bob, for helping me get my life back on track. It’s been two years, and we still stay in touch.” – A client