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Law Firm Locations

Office Locations in Orland Park & Chicago

Orland Park Office

Michael J. Brennan – Injury and Accident Lawyer
16521 106th Ct
Orland Park, IL 60467
Phone: 708-460-9300
Fax: 708-349-8015

Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 6:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 12pm

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Chicago Office

Michael J. Brennan – Injury and Accident Lawyer
77 W Washington St #705
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-379-9270

Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 6:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 12pm

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If you have been in an accident, you owe it to yourself to contact an injury and accident lawyer.

Hundreds of Chicago-area residents are seriously injured or killed each year in auto accidents. Some of those car accidents are unavoidable, but others are due to a negligent driver and other avoidable causes.

Injury cases generally fall tort law, which is based on the idea of individuals being personally responsible for their actions. Therefore, any action that results in physical, mental, or emotional harm may be grounds for legal action and compensation. 

For example, in a car accident, the other driver’s insurance company may handle the case, but legal action may be needed.

In personal injury law, we need to prove both liability and damages. When we determine liability, we can use medical records, accident reports, and other materials to determine a fair settlement and take the case to the liable party. Under the law, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, future medical expenses like physical therapy, loss of income, and more.

Illinois law requires all drivers to purchase auto insurance so filing a car accident insurance claim after the car crash is a logical first step. If the at-fault driver has the required insurance, we would normally take action against their insurer. However, the negligent driver’s insurance company will try to minimize their losses. This is why I advise car accident victims to speak with an attorney before signing anything.

In other serious injury cases, such as injuries at work, the employer or business owner should have liability insurance. This coverage is required in Illinois. This protects the state and the driver from an uninsured motorist.

I have successfully handled many auto accident cases. In addition to motor vehicle accidents, I handle cases involving:

  • workers compensation claims
  • pedestrian accidents
  • slip and fall injuries
  • boat accidents
  • dog bites
  • construction accidents
  • burns
  • traumatic brain injury
  • nursing home abuse
  • police brutality
  • wrongful death
  • criminal defense


My firm goes far beyond simply preparing a motor vehicle accident case and representing you. We offer a range of legal and investigative services, including:

  • Investigating the accident, including where the accident occurred.
  • Consulting with experts in accident reconstruction, engineering, and other specialties.
  • Interviewing emergency medical personnel and witnesses.
  • Reviewing relevant insurance policies.
  • Filing required documents on time.
  • Negotiating with insurance companies.
  • Pursuing a case in court
  • Dealing with any liens against your judgment, so you get the money you are entitled to


Motor vehicle accidents can be difficult to handle. However, expert consultants help us determine who’s at fault and to what degree, what caused the accident, and how much compensation is fair in each case.

We normally begin a case with an investigation that would include some or all of these activities:

  • Interview eyewitnesses
  • Photograph the vehicles and accident scene
  • Review the police report
  • Obtain and review camera footage from security cameras or dash cams
  • Reviewing cell phone records or other electronic records
  • Review medical records
  • Search manufacturer warnings or recalls
  • Review electronic data recorder (“black box”) records


Distracted driving is a common factor in car accident cases, so that electronic records can reinforce a car accident claim.

Our goal is always to build the strongest possible case and win a fair judgment for each client.


The process of handling a case follows four steps:

Step 1 – Free review of your case. If I can help, we move on to the next step.

Step 2: Turning over the case, and responsibility for all communication with the other parties to the point, so you can focus on recovering.

Step 3 – Preparing the case.

Step 4 – Resolving the case. Many of my cases never go to court, but I always prepare as if they will.


The details vary, but this is generally what happens after you contact my office.

If you need an experienced personal injury attorney in the Chicago area, contact me at one of my offices. I have over 35 years of experience fighting for clients to get fair compensation for their suffering and financial losses. Don’t let one accident that wasn’t your fault take away your financial security, health, and peace of mind.


Consult with our law firm about your car accident case before you talk to anyone else involved in the case. You would need a seasoned car accident attorney on your side, especially if the accident left you or a loved one with catastrophic injuries.

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