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Why do I need an attorney?

If you or a loved one have been injured, you have the right to be compensated for such injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can help ensure that you get the maximum compensation for your injuries. Having the right attorney on your side can make the difference between winning or losing your lawsuit.

What types of cases does Lyndsay Markley Law handle?

Lyndsay Markley Law handles all types of personal injury cases. Take a look at our different practice areas here.

What do you mean by Sexual or Physical Abuse cases?

Lyndsay Markley Law fights for survivors of physical and sexual abuse, whether they were victimized at work, school, church, or elsewhere. Our law firm helps fight for justice for hurts endured to those who have been victimized and to create institutional change across the country.

If you or your child were physically or sexually abused, we may be able to help. Please contact our office at +1 (312) 523-2158 for a free consultation. We maintain the strictest confidentiality for our clients and our team handles all claims with the utmost respect.

What are things to consider before hiring an attorney?

Hiring the right attorney makes a profound difference in your case. Many small factors differentiate lawyers from one another, such as experience, responsiveness, and personality. If you are currently looking to hire an attorney, choose one who demonstrates both great results and compassion. If regular communication is important to you, find out how often the lawyer will be able to connect and how accessible they will be if you have questions. Being a victim of personal injury can often feel very isolating, so finding a lawyer who will be there to walk you through the process and keep you up-to-date will help you feel empowered.

With decades of combined experience and a myriad of awards and accolades, Lyndsay Markley Law has the experience you need to garner the results you deserve.

Why should I call Lyndsay Markley Law?

At Lyndsay Markley Law, we have a driven team that will fight for you and your case. We provide our clients with regular updates regarding their case and maintain open communication throughout the entire process. Lyndsay Markley Law has the experience you need to get you the results you deserve.

What should I do if my attorney has stopped returning my calls or I want to get a new attorney?

If an extended period of time has passed, please call our office for a free consultation. We will ask where your claim is in the litigation process (i.e. did you recently sign your attorney up, has your case been filed, etc.) and why you are dissatisfied with your current representation.

Is there a fee for an initial consultation with Lyndsay Markley Law?

No. We do not charge for an initial consultation and for a review of the facts of your case. Personal injury cases normally involve a contingency fee agreement in which the client agrees to pay a specified percent of the recovery. If there is no recovery, the fees and costs advanced on your case are absorbed by our office.

What is my case worth?

After you have suffered an injury, it is common to wonder how much your claim may be worth. This depends on the type of injury and the extent of the injury. Lyndsay Markley Law fights to ensure that our clients receive the best settlement for their injury. See the results of cases we have handled here.

Depending on your case, you may be entitled to recover the following monetary awards:

  1. Compensatory damages is money awarded to a plaintiff to compensate you for your injuries and financial loss.
  2. Punitive Damages are considered punishment are are intended to deter the guilty party and others from engaging in conduct similar to that which formed the basis of the lawsuit. Punitive damages go above and beyond to compensate you for your injuries.

How long can my personal injury case take and/or what is the process of litigation?

It depends on the nature of your injury. Some matters are resolved in months while more complex cases can take years. Once our office commits to representing you, we conduct a thorough investigation of the claim. During this important investigation phase, we call witnesses, obtain medical records and bills, view photographs, (sometimes) retain an expert to perform an examination of relevant evidence, communicate with the at-fault party’s insurance, and a range of other activities depending on the nature of your case. This takes time.

Sometimes it can feel as though nothing is happening in your case. Please keep in mind that this investigation phase will save you and our office significant time, money, and complications down the road. If we file a lawsuit in this matter, the process can seem endless. There are several phases of litigation: Pleadings, Written Discovery, Oral Fact Depositions, Oral Independent Fact Depositions (your doctors/police officers), Retained Experts (written and then oral Discovery) and usually a time period where motion practice occurs where we must defend your right to bring a lawsuit. It takes time to carefully, meaningfully, and completely build your case to maximize your recovery, but at Lyndsay Markley Law, we do not settle for speed over substance—it just is not our style.

What are some steps I can take if I was in an accident?

  1. If you were in an accident, seeing a doctor is the first step you should take.
  2. Once you are able, get copies of any information you can. This includes police reports, medical records, DCFS reports, and copies of articles relating to the incident.
  3. Contact us for a free consultation.
  4. Do not post anything about your potential case to social media (do not delete anything either).
  5. Do not discuss your case with the other party’s insurance. Let them know that you have representation and have them call your attorney.
  6. Continue to get treatment. If you were prescribed continuing therapy, physical therapy, or treatments, go to those appointments, they are very important for your recovery and your claim.

How much time do I have to file a claim?

The time limit placed on bringing a personal injury or wrongful death claim is called the “statute of limitations.” Filing before the expiration of the statute of limitations is crucial for your case because if you don’t, you may forfeit your right to compensation for any damages suffered. The statute of limitations varies based on the type of claim and may vary state to state.

Please contact us as soon as you are aware that you might have a claim. Lyndsay Markley Law offers free, confidential consultations and can help you determine if you need an attorney.

How do I reach Lyndsay Markley Law?

T: +1 (312) 523-2158
F: +1 (312) 284-4498
E: info@lmarkleylaw.com

O: Lyndsay Markley Law
150 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 800
Chicago, Illinois 60601

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How soon after I was injured should I get a lawyer?

Contacting a lawyer immediately after you have been injured may be the best decision. This does not mean that you have to hire an attorney immediately, but by contacting a lawyer you may get some necessary information to help in the decision-making process.

The one thing you do not want to do is to give any information to the person, business, or the insurance company of the person/entity that has injured you without knowing the effect of what you are saying. This is why it can be crucial for you to contact an attorney immediately. If you have been injured, please contact us for a free consultation.

Can I hire an Illinois lawyer if I live or was injured in another state?

Yes, you can hire an Illinois lawyer if you live or were injured in another state. It is important to find a lawyer who has the resources, dedication, and experience to assist you in your legal process and help obtain the best results for your case.

Can I handle the insurance claim myself?

There are many reasons individuals attempt to handle insurance claims themselves, but the fact is that people who hire lawyers to represent them in their injury claim usually recover more compensation than those who don’t. Lyndsay Markley Law will use our years of experience to engage in aggressive negotiations to get you the best results possible. Sometimes an insurance company will not offer the results you deserve, and if so, Lyndsay Markley Law will not hesitate to take your case to trial.

Should I accept the settlement offer from the insurance company?

An insurance company may send you a check after you have been injured. Often times, the back of the check may have release language on it. If you sign the check, you may agree to release the claims you have against the person or entity that has injured you and you may not be able to recover any more compensation. Consulting with an attorney is important to determine if you are receiving the compensation you deserve. Please contact us today for a free consultation.

What should I do if I was injured but don’t have health insurance?

Seeking medical attention for your injuries is one of the most important things you should do. Failing to do so after you have been injured may negatively impact your case. There are many different options that may be available to you if you have been injured and don’t have health insurance. Contact Lyndsay Markley Law and we can help you find the treatment you need.

My child was injured. What should I do?

If your child has been injured, the first thing you should do is seek medical care for your child. In some incidents, you should also contact the police and/or DCFS. The attorneys at Lyndsay Markley Law can guide you through this difficult time. Contact Lyndsay Markley Law immediately so that they may start the investigation to preserve essential evidence for your child’s claim.

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit?

There are special laws that govern who may bring a wrongful death claim and when. In Illinois, a wrongful death claim must be filed by the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate. The personal representative may be a close relative of the deceased person, such as a living spouse, parent, or child.


The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should contact an attorney for advice regarding your potential claim. Please note, contacting an attorney does not create an attorney-client relationship.