Former State's Attorney With Over 35 Years of Experience

Orland Park Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Cook County & Surrounding Areas

Former State’s Attorney With
Over 35 Years of Experience

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Standing Up for Personal Injury Accident Victims

Michael J. Brennan Injury & Accident Lawyer stands up for personal injury accident victims in Orland Park.

We demand full compensation for our clients to make sure they have everything they need to rebuild their lives after a serious injury.

We offer a free and confidential case consultation to all Cook County victims.

It’s a no-strings-attached opportunity to find out how to hold an insurance company fully responsible.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a real lawyer.

How Do I Know If I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

When your accident involves only very minor injuries or just property damage, a personal injury lawyer may not be able to improve the outcome of your case for you. After a car accident that results in a fender bender, you can probably file your claim yourself and receive fair treatment.

It’s when your injuries are more serious that having an Orland Park personal injury lawyer can prove very beneficial. When insurance companies for at-fault parties see hospital bills piling up, they shift from being helpful to looking for ways to avoid liability. They’ll attempt to twist the evidence to make it look like you caused your own accident. They may also cast doubt on the severity of your injuries so they can offer you less in support.

Your attorney is your shield against these unfair insurance tactics. MJB Law fully investigates your case and backs it with strong evidence. Then we submit your claim and demand the maximum in compensation available for you and your family.

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Who Is Responsible for My Personal Injury Accident?

Illinois victims are empowered to file personal injury claims when they are hurt due to someone else’s mistake. When someone’s action or inaction causes you or a loved one harm, you have the legal right to seek financial compensation.

The people you pass by each day and the Orland Park businesses you visit all owe you a legal “duty of care” to keep you safe. A careless driver on LaGrange Road may ram your vehicle from behind while looking at a cell phone. That poor judgment wouldn’t be considered showing you and your family a duty of care. The driver could be held liable for all recovery costs if you or a passenger were injured.

The same liability applies to store owners who must take action to make sure you’re safe as you walk the parking lot and aisles. If an employee allows a puddle to sit on those shiny floors, the company can be financially accountable if you slip and hit your head. The same liability applies to dog owners who allow their dogs to get too close to others, resulting in a painful dog bite.

The law holds these negligent parties liable, but you’ll have to prove their fault before you can expect recovery support. Unfortunately, guilty individuals and companies will have insurance adjusters and perhaps corporate lawyers trying to get them off the hook. Your lawyer balances the scales and makes sure you receive justice and the financial support you need to rebuild your life.

Practice Areas

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    Car Accidents

    No one is ever quite prepared for a car accident. These accidents happen suddenly, and when they do, they can severely impact the lives of those who are involved. Any serious car accident can cause severe and even catastrophic injuries, and lead to loss of income. When you’ve been in a car accident you need legal advice in order to protect your rights. Learn More

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    Slip & Fall Accidents

    No one expects to suffer an injury while walking into a department store or eating at a restaurant. However, if a business in Illinois is open to the public, it has an obligation to make sure that it keeps its location reasonably safe. Unfortunately, not all businesses take adequate reasonable care—and as a result, you may suffer a slip and fall accident. Learn More

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    Truck Accidents

    When an 18-wheeler or big-rig is involved in a truck accident, the results can be devastating to the occupants of not just the tractor-trailer, but also the smaller vehicle involved in the truck accident. Serious injuries or even death can result in a crash like this. When you need an experienced truck accident lawyer contact Michael J. Brennan, we can help. Learn More

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What Is My Personal Injury Accident Worth?

Every accident is different and so is every injury. It’s hard to place an accurate estimate on your injury claim until MJB Law can examine your case, investigate what happened, and look into the at-fault party.

Certain details of your case will greatly affect how much you receive in a personal injury settlement check. The time it takes you to heal will be one important factor. The length of time you are unable to work will be another.

These are some of the biggest factors that will determine the amount of your compensation:

  • Totals on current medical bills and estimates on any care expected to be necessary in the future.
  • Estimates on a lifetime of support if the victim endures a permanent physical disability.
  • Support determined to be fair for the physical pain the victim endures.
  • Support for the emotional trauma the victim endures.
  • Support for the victim’s loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Support for the victim’s loss of consortium (loss of intimacy with a spouse).
  • Totals on travel costs as the victim must attend doctor’s appointments while unable to drive.
  • Totals on the income and benefits lost while the victim is unable to work.
  • Totals on property damage. Money for a new car, motorcycle, or bike.
  • Wrongful death benefits. Benefits for family members after a loved one has been lost in a tragic personal injury accident.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long do I have to file an accident claim in Illinois?

    Illinois allows personal injury victims up to two years to file claims. You shouldn’t wait years to file though. Take action quickly to allow your lawyer to capture fresh evidence and keep track of witnesses.

  • Will I have to go to court to get compensation for my injury?

    Not usually. Most personal injury cases are resolved through negotiations resulting in an accident settlement. Insurance companies do their best to avoid the costs of going to trial and the embarrassment.

  • What if I can’t afford an Orland Park personal injury lawyer?

    Michael J. Brennan works on a contingency basis. It means you won’t owe anything unless he wins your case for you. Then his attorney fee comes out of the settlement money you and your family are awarded.

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Michael J. Brennan—Experienced Negotiator, Aggressive Litigator

Michael J. Brennan has been a practicing attorney since 1985, establishing the Michael J. Brennan Injury and Accident Lawyer offices in 1995. Prior to establishing The Michael J. Brennan Injury and Accident Lawyer offices, Michael worked as Assistant State Attorney with the Cook County State Attorney’s Office. The experience Michael gained in his capacity as Assistant State Attorney provides Michael with valuable insight into the workings of a courtroom. Michael founded his firm to represent personal injury clients in the Cook County region and across Illinois.

Throughout the years, Attorney Michael J. Brennan has developed a solid reputation for aggressive representation, prompt legal service, and securing the highest possible compensation for his clients. Each and every case that is received by this office is handled personally by Michael Brennan—this means you deal directly with Michael personally, rather than being handed over to an associate or paralegal. This can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case, as well as in your personal feelings about your dealings with your legal team.

Michael J. Brennan is highly skilled in working with insurance companies to secure equitable compensation for injuries and lost wages. Michael will ensure you do not have to face your financial or legal troubles alone. If you have suffered from the negligence of another, you do not have to face the fallout on your own. Attorney Michael J. Brennan serves many areas near you in Illinois, including Oak Lawn, Posen, Orland Hills, Tinley Park, Naperville, Joliet, and Mokena. If you live in Cook County and could use a strong legal advocate who will protect your rights and your future, look no further—Michael J. Brennan is the attorney for you.

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The Trauma of a Personal Injury

Virtually no one is ever really prepared for the trauma of a personal injury. Following an accident caused by the negligence of another person or entity, you must deal with:

  • Obtaining treatment for your injuries;
  • Facing mountains of medical expenses;
  • Perhaps being out of work and unable to pay normal monthly expenses;
  • Having to deal with insurance companies who virtually never want to pay what your claim is worth;
  • Filling out paperwork, and
  • Much, much more.

Unfortunately, many victims of a personal injury can make mistakes, early on, that jeopardize their legal right to financial compensation later. Yet when you have a qualified accident lawyer in your corner, all these mistakes can be avoided, and you can rest easy in knowing you have someone fighting for you. Time is always of the essence in a personal injury claim, meaning you have a very limited amount of time to file your personal injury or wrongful death claim. You also benefit when your attorney has ample time to collect evidence and craft a strong legal case on your behalf. Michael J. Brennan Injury and Accident Lawyers can help you with any of the following types of accidents:

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Contact an Orland Park Personal Injury Lawyer

Illinois personal injury attorney, Michael J. Brennan serves victims in Orland Park and across Cook County. He has over 35 years of legal experience and is a former State’s Attorney for Cook County. He has earned his reputation as a fierce negotiator and an aggressive trial lawyer.

If you or a loved one was in a preventable accident, you do not have to face your financial or legal issues alone. Contact MJB Law to schedule a case consultation that’s absolutely free and comes with no obligation to us. It’s a way to stay informed of every benefit available to you and your family before an insurance company tries to limit the support you receive.

Michael is ready to ensure your rights are honored, you receive a fair financial recovery, and justice is served for your injuries and losses.