Cook County Personal Injury Attorneys

Chicago might be known as America’s “Second City,” but it is first in our hearts. All of the attorneys at our firm graduated from John Marshall Law School in downtown Chicago, and have dedicated their careers to serving clients in the Chicagoland area. 

Our years of experience helping injured people in Cook County and beyond has shaped us into aggressive advocates who will do everything we can to help our clients get the maximum amount of money possible to compensate them for their injuries. 

Automobile Accidents 

Although we may not like to admit it, there is a reason why drivers from other states call Illinois drivers — specifically those of us from the Cook County area — FIBs. Chicagoland drivers are aggressive. We have places to go, and things to do, and no amount of honking can stop us. 

Unfortunately, this means there is an absurdly large number of traffic accidents in Cook County each year. The majority of these accidents occur when the weather is clear and the roads are dry, so we don’t have anyone to blame but ourselves. 

If you are injured in a car accident in Cook County, you should not hesitate to seek the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney. The Stein & Shulman team has helped Cook County residents recover millions of dollars in compensation for injuries suffered in car accidents. In many of these cases, our client would have been strong-armed into accepting a lowball offer from their insurance company if it were not for our assistance. 

Slip & Fall Accidents 

Chicago is known as the Windy City because our politicians are always spewing hot air, but you could be forgiven if you thought it was because it is literally a windy city. Thanks to our proximity to Lake Michigan, the Chicagoland area is quite windy. And rainy. And snowy. 

This extreme weather takes a toll on our roads and sidewalks, which are often slick, and can be damaged by salt or other snow removal tools. As a result, it is not uncommon for Cook County residents to suffer slip and fall accidents as they are going about their daily lives. 

Most of the time, slipping and falling is not a big deal. You gingerly pick yourself up off the ground, hope nobody saw you, and get on with your day. But sometimes a slip and fall can lead to serious injury, like a fracture, spinal injury, or brain injury. If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident anywhere in Cook County or the surrounding area, the Stein & Shulman team is ready to help. We can easily travel to the scene of the accident to gather evidence, no matter where in the Chicagoland area it occurred.

Personal Injury Lawsuits

When one of the Chicago Bears takes a hit, they know it is just part of the job. Those of us watching from home, or if we’re lucky, Soldier Field, wince in phantom pain and know if our roles were reversed we would not be walking off the field so easily. 

Most of us cannot walk away from an injury as easily as an offensive lineman. When we are injured, we want to take a time-out, get some help, and recover before we get back in the game. Sometimes that help comes in the form of a personal injury lawsuit that allows you to seek compensation for the harm you have suffered. 

Whether you are seriously injured in Cook County or anywhere else, troubling questions often arise: How long will I be incapacitated? Will I be permanently disabled? Who will take care of my loved ones? How will I pay household bills and medical costs while I’m unable to work? How in the world will I be able to deal with insurance and legal issues? 

The answer to these questions can often be found by working with an experienced personal injury attorney. At Stein & Shulman, as soon as we take your case, we will take over all legal and insurance work. We will also strategize how best to protect your rights and win your maximum damages. We will begin by:

  • Investigating the site and circumstances of your injury;
  • Examining police reports and medical data;
  • Interviewing witnesses; and 
  • Consulting with experts.

During this time, you will be able to relax and recover from your physical and emotional trauma, relieved to know that your case is being handled by one of the finest legal teams in Cook County. 

Serving the Entire Cook County Area

Members of the Stein & Shulman team frequently appear in Cook County Circuit Court, the Appellate Court of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, all of which have courthouses here in Cook County. Several of these courthouses are near our firm’s office on LaSalle Street. 

Although our office is in the Loop, we travel all over the area to meet with our clients because we know it can be difficult for someone who has suffered a serious personal injury to travel too far from home. Whether you live in Evanston or Streamwood, Oak Park, Oak Lawn, or Chicago Heights, or anywhere in between, we can come to you to meet with you about your case. 

We Fight For Your Full Monetary Compensation 

The Stein & Shulman, we provide advice, counsel, and aggressive representation to Cook County residents who have suffered a serious personal injury. If you live anywhere in the Chicagoland area, we are here to help if you have been involved in a car accident, injured yourself in a slip and fall accident, or have been harmed in some other way that was no fault of your own. 

We know that no matter what type of injury you have suffered, from a “simple” fracture to a spinal cord injury or brain injury, the pain you have gone through and continue to endure is almost always accompanied by financial difficulties. Our goal is to obtain damages to cover your costs, both calculable and intangible, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income, present, and future
  • Property damage
  • Physical pain
  • Emotional anguish
  • Permanent disfigurement or disability
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

If we can prove that the accused acted with disregard for human safety or engaged in criminal behavior, Illinois law allows us to seek punitive damages. 

Contact Our Cook County Injury Attorneys Today

If you have suffered an injury in the Cook County area, the Stein & Shulman law firm is here to help. Whether you are ready to take legal action to seek compensation, or are just curious about what options are available to you, we are ready to take your call. Please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation at our office in Chicago, or at your Cook County residence so we can learn more about your case, and help you figure out a way to move forward.