Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer

September 1, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

Every day people in Chicago suffer preventable injuries that upend their lives and change their futures. Maybe they get into a traffic accident on Lake Shore Drive, slip and fall at Wrigleyville restaurants, or get hit by a car crossing Michigan Avenue. These are only several of an infinite number of possible scenarios that might lead you to seek the help of a Chicago personal injury lawyer.

Chicagoans and visitors sustaining such injuries have essential, valuable legal rights to compensation from the at-fault parties.

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, can get it for them. We represent individuals throughout Chicago in personal injury matters, fighting to get them the money to pay their expenses and continue living after a personal injury. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.

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About Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA

Dolman Law Group Personal Injury Lawyers

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, is an award-winning, nationwide personal injury law firm representing clients in Chicago. Profoundly experienced and proficient in personal injury law, Dolman Law Group's lawyers aggressively pursue justice and compensation for injured clients.

Our primary focus is securing monetary damages for individuals who have suffered physical harm, emotional trauma, and financial loss because of someone else's negligence or intentional wrongdoing.

The following details how we represent Chicagoans in many personal injury matters. In every case, our mission is to secure justice and fair compensation. We have a sterling record of top-dollar results through negotiated settlements, court judgments, and jury verdicts. We can't guarantee favorable outcomes, but we can promise to fight tirelessly to hold at-fault parties and insurance companies accountable to our clients.

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Your Rights to Compensation for a Personal Injury in Chicago

Under Illinois law, a party who caused your personal injury through wrongful decisions, actions, or failures to act is liable for the resulting damages you suffered.


Your potential compensation depends on your circumstances but could include payment for your:

  • Medical and other out-of-pocket expenses from your injury.
  • Lost income and job benefits from missing work.
  • Lost future earning opportunities due to a disability.
  • Physical pain from your injury or medical treatments.
  • Emotional suffering and mental health challenges.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Scarring, disfigurement, or loss of bodily function.

Illinois law permits you to seek punitive damages from a party whose actions demonstrated an evil motive or reckless indifference to unreasonable risk and the rights and safety of others. These damages punish the wrongdoer and deter similar misconduct by others.

The amount you're likely to receive depends on various factors, including the severity and personal consequences of the injury, the strength of the case your lawyer builds for you, your lawyer's skill and reputation, the number of at-fault parties for your injuries, and the assets or liability insurance coverage that those parties have to pay for the harm they caused.

We work hard at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, to maximize your compensation.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Chicago

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we handle many personal injury cases in Chicago. Our skilled lawyers possess the experience and resources to get results no matter how complex or challenging a case is. Here's an overview of just some of the many types of issues we routinely handle for our clients:

Car Accidents

Attorney Matthew Dolman

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), more than 98,000 motor vehicle accidents occurred in Chicago in a recent year, and passenger cars were in most of them. Those accidents killed 230 victims and injured over 24,000 others, creating a relentless, devastating toll.

We've represented thousands of car accident victims at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers. We understand how crashes happen, who's at fault, and what it takes to ensure innocent victims receive fair compensation for their losses. 

Truck Accidents

IDOT data on traffic accidents in Cook County indicate that more than 11,000 trucks of various shapes and sizes were part of Chicago's accidents in a recent year. Although that's a relatively small proportion of the more than 300,000 motor vehicles that crashed that year, the damage from the truck-involved accidents inflicted a far heavier toll. Chicago truck accidents cause more widespread destruction, deaths, and catastrophic injuries than other collisions.

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, has years of experience recovering compensation for victims of truck accidents. We're familiar with the rules and regulations governing the trucking industry, and we know how to hold negligent truckers and trucking companies accountable for the devastating accidents they cause through their reckless actions.

Motorcycle Accidents

IDOT data shows that 44 people died in Cook County motorcycle accidents in a recent year, and another 727 individuals sustained injuries, many of which were severe. Nearly all those victims were motorcycle riders.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we enforce bikers' rights to equal treatment on the road and in the courtroom. We've witnessed how motorists mistreat motorcyclists and how insurance companies have a bias against them. Our team fights back and secures the compensation that injured Chicago motorcycle riders deserve.

Bicycle Accidents

Attorney Rebecca Dolman

Chicago streets feature a lot of bicycle-oriented infrastructure, such as bike lanes and bikeways, but that doesn't eliminate bicycle accidents. In fact, they still happen regularly. Bike accidents killed 11 and injured nearly 1,000 in a recent year, according to IDOT.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we understand the risks cyclists face when riding in Chicago. We dedicate ourselves to protecting cyclists' rights and ensuring they receive fair compensation when negligent motorists cause them harm.

Pedestrian Accidents

Despite multiple crosswalks and pedestrian-friendly areas throughout Chicago, pedestrian accidents are all too common. Chicago drivers endanger pedestrians by failing to yield the right of way, becoming distracted behind the wheel, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and engaging in other dangerous behaviors. IDOT reports that 110 pedestrians died, and more than 2,600 suffered injuries in Chicago in a recent year.

The attorneys at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, have the experience and knowledge to hold negligent motorists and others accountable for the devastation that pedestrian accidents inflict. Connect with us to learn what we can do for you.

Slip and Fall/Premises Liability

Chicago's commercial and residential property owners and tenants must ensure the safety of visitors on their premises, but they don't always live up to that obligation. Dangerous conditions at properties throughout Chicago, including slippery floors in stores like Whole Foods, Jewel-Osco, or Walgreens, and icy sidewalks in front of private residences, routinely cause people to fall and sustain injuries. Some victims suffer from severe injuries, including fractures, concussions, and spinal cord damage.

Our team at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, thoroughly investigates instances of preventable injuries at properties throughout Chicago. If you fell or were hurt anywhere other than your home in Chicago, you may have the right to receive significant compensation, and we know how to get it for you.

Construction Accidents

Chicago is always undergoing construction. Companies are building condo towers, public departments are completing projects, and several other things are happening simultaneously. Where there's construction, however, accident risks follow.

Construction workers face ever-present dangers on the job, including the risk of falls, fires, electrocutions, and structural collapses. Any of these accidents could inflict severe or fatal injuries.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we understand the complexities of construction accident cases. We have crucial experience analyzing worksite safety protocols and identifying when negligence has played a role in a worker's or bystander's injuries. We're not afraid to take on Chicago's biggest developers, institutions, and insurers to get victims of construction accidents the benefits and monetary damages they deserve.

Product Liability and Defective Drugs

Attorney Stanley Gipe

As consumers, we trust that the products we buy and use will not harm us. Defective products, including faulty home appliances, unsafe children's toys, and dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, regularly make their way into the hands of Chicagoans. These products can cause severe injuries or even death when they malfunction.

Defective drugs particularly pose a significant threat to public health. Pharmaceutical companies must adhere to strict regulations and standards but sometimes fail to disclose harmful side effects or leave manufacturing flaws in products. Our team understands pharmaceutical and mass tort laws and has a successful record of fighting against large pharmaceutical companies on behalf of our clients.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we hold manufacturers, retailers, and other parties in the distribution chain accountable when their failure to ensure the safety of a product causes harm.

Medical Malpractice

In a city as large as Chicago, countless residents rely on healthcare professionals' medical skills and knowledge, trusting them with their lives and well-being. However, medical professionals sometimes fail to provide the necessary standard level of care. This can lead to devastating medical malpractice injuries, causing patients to suffer from misdiagnoses, surgical errors, birth injuries, medication errors, and more.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we diligently work to expose negligence and malpractice and fight to secure the highest possible compensation for our clients’ suffering because of these tragic failures of care.

Nursing Home Abuse

Chicago is home to numerous nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Elder abuse, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation, are tragic realities in some facilities. Victims of nursing home abuse often feel helpless and alone, struggling to get someone to listen to them.

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, advocates for their rights and works to hold perpetrators accountable for harming some of Chicago's most vulnerable citizens.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is an egregious violation of a person's rights, and the consequences can be traumatic and life-altering. Survivors of sexual abuse often suffer from severe emotional distress, physical injuries, and other life-altering consequences.

The Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, team provides sensitive, confidential legal advice and representation to those brave survivors. We can pursue compensation from their abusers and anyone who facilitated or ignored the abuse. It's important to note that Illinois law permits some survivors of childhood sexual abuse to pursue lawsuits for harm that occurred long ago. Contact us to learn more.

Mass Torts

Attorney Julia Dolman

Sometimes, negligent actions harm a large group of people instead of just one person. These cases often fall under the classification of mass torts, and they include widespread harm that circumstances such as environmental or man-made disasters and mass shootings leave in their wake.

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, is ready with a wealth of experience in handling complex litigation while representing victims in mass tort cases. Our team has the essential resources and support for taking on even the most controversial and high-profile matters.

Wrongful Death

Nothing is more devastating than losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence or wrongful actions. In these situations, Illinois law makes filing a wrongful death claim possible. Such claims seek to compensate the bereaved for their loss and hold the responsible parties accountable.

Our compassionate attorneys at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, understand the emotional turmoil surrounding wrongful death cases. We offer dedicated, meticulous legal support to help survivors secure justice and financial compensation for their unimaginable loss. If you've lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence or wrongful act, contact our team to learn about our services.

You Don't Have to Fight Insurance Companies Alone

Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer makes all the difference in securing fair compensation for a Chicago personal injury. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, our lawyers skillfully assess the full extent of the damages you're facing, and they understand the tactics insurance companies might use to minimize or deny your claim.

Dolman Law Team

We can get money for your injury from insurance companies and at-fault parties. Our services include conducting thorough investigations, gathering evidence, handling all communication with insurance adjusters, negotiating settlements, and representing you in court. We believe in full transparency and communicate with our clients every step of the way.

You can afford to hire us. We offer free consultations with a knowledgeable legal professional for you to learn about your rights and options. We also represent clients in Chicago on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will only pay us if we secure compensation for you.

Contact an Experienced Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Matthew Dolman Attorney for Personal Injury in Chicago
Matthew Dolman, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or someone you love recently sustained a preventable injury in Chicago under circumstances that could have been someone else's fault, you may have the right to receive significant compensation. Contact us online or at (312) 500-2901 today for your free case evaluation.

Glad I chose Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA. Hiring Matt Dolman is the best decision you could make if you are injured in an accident. He resolved my case quickly (it only took about 4 1/2 months) and it was a pleasure to deal with the staff. The communication was great as I always knew what to expect with each stage of the process.


Refreshing. It was very refreshing to work with an attorney that took such a professional and personal approach to helping me with my legal needs. I was kept informed on everything Mr. Dolman was doing so I never felt “in the dark”. Another positive was Mr. Dolman’s knowledge in the trial procedures. I never felt misled through the whole process and recieved the services and results that I was promised upon our initial consultation. There were no unexpected issues or occurrences.



Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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