Chicago Injury Lawyers
Lawyers for injury, death and major insurance claims
At the Law Offices of Meyer & Blumenshine, we strive to obtain maximum, timely and just compensation for injury, loss and death victims through zealous, compassionate and effective legal advocacy. We work collaboratively with you, our experienced staff, our team of experts and other professionals to move your case toward successful resolution.
We have the experience to get the results you need
With over 50 years of combined legal experience, we know how to effectively represent victims of serious injuries and other major losses — including the wrongful death of a loved one. Our Chicago injury lawyers have the skill and perseverance to achieve the best possible result for you. Read about our successes.
We form winning relationships inside and outside of court
Our Chicago personal injury attorneys take a personal interest in you and your case. We get to know you as an individual so we can determine how to best represent you. We also have experience with and a positive reputation in the legal community amongst judges, insurers and opposing counsel, in Cook County and beyond. At the Law Offices of Meyer & Blumenshine, our personal injury law firm believe that successful legal representation requires personal time and attention, including work at the office, courthouse and in the field.
We aggressively challenge insurance companies
Our Chicago injury lawyers aggressively challenge insurance companies that try to minimize your personal injury claim, and we are always prepared to go to trial. Our firm also handles first-party insurance coverage — we help you file a lawsuit against your own insurance company if it is acting in bad faith.
At the Law Offices of Meyer & Blumenshine, we take pride in assisting people with major insurance claims. The courts recognize that an insurance policy is not just another contract. Our Chicago insurance lawyers and injury attorneys have experience with all causes of action against insurers including:
- Declaratory Judgment
- Breach of Contract
- Bad Faith
- Estoppel, Waiver, Mend the Hold
Insurer’s Attempt to Limit Insurance Coverage
Insurance companies market their policies and provide protection and peace of mind. Once a claim is made, however, insurers often seek to limit, delay or deny policy benefits. The Illinois Supreme Court in Addison Insurance Company v. Donna Fay et al. rejected an insurer’s attempt to limit an insurance policyholder’s coverage. The Supreme Court ruled that the two boys’ deaths on the property of the insured were two occurrences, meaning that the deaths were not a single occurrence as the insurer had attempted to convey. The court protected the insured and ruled that the insurer could not meet its burden of proving that its insurance policy limitation was relevant to the case facts.
Uninsured Motorists Cases Need To Be Carefully Evaluated by an Attorney
A binding arbitration agreement between an injured uninsured motorist claimant and her insurer did not bar her subsequent lawsuit alleging the insurer’s unreasonable and vexatious delay in handling her claim. In Smith v State Farm, the court reviewed the trial court’s order of summary judgment in favor of State Farm and against the insured plaintiff. The circuit court granted summary judgment on the basis that the binding arbitration agreement barred the insured’s bad faith action and that no evidence of bad faith by State Farm existed. For cases like this it is important that you hire a Chicago car accident lawyer with significant experience with insurance law and underinsure motorist disputes.
Let us help you fight for your right to compensation
Our Chicago lawyers work with people throughout Illinois, including Cook County, Kane, Kankakee, McHenry, LaSalle, DeKalb, Grundy, Tazewell, Will and Winnebago counties. If you cannot visit our Chicago location, we may be able to meet you in a mutually convenient location such as your home, office or hospital room. For a free consultation about your injury or insurance claim, contact the Law Offices of Meyer & Blumenshine. We are also here from you if you are in need of a Chicago trucking accident lawyer or a Chicago nursing home attorney.