Chicago Injury Law Firm Practicing for More Than 17 Years

Attorneys who handle a variety of practice areas

At Dolan Law, PC, we provide our clients with valuable legal advice and dependable communication. Our lawyers handle every case with the same amount of care and efficiency. We advocate for the best interests of our clients in the following types of cases:

  • Personal injury
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Criminal defense
  • Civil rights
  • Whistleblower retaliation

Our knowledgeable attorneys understand that each client and each case is unique. We zealously represent clients in Chicago, throughout Illinois and nationwide, and we work hard on their behalf. Below are brief descriptions of our practice areas.

Personal injury: the majority of our cases

Personal injury law, sometimes known as tort law, is a vast area involving cases with one or more injured plaintiffs and one or more negligent, liable parties. Personal injuries often result in enormous medical costs, which often makes recovery unaffordable; especially considering that victims often lose wages because they cannot work A lawyer’s role in a personal injury case is to help the client obtain monetary compensation that covers medical expenses and lost wages resulting from the injury. Additionally, many personal injury victims are entitled to some kind of consideration for pain and suffering relating to their injury or accident.

The types of personal injury cases we handle include the following:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Dangerous premises/premises liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products/products liability
  • Wrongful death (fatal personal injury)

Accidents leading to personal injuries

Motor vehicle accidents are the most common types of personal injury and wrongful death cases. In fact, in 2010, 90 people died each day in crashes or from accident-related injuries. Auto accidents can lead to a personal injury case when the driver who caused the crash was negligent, careless or reckless behind the wheel, either due to distraction, inebriation or another irresponsible behavior. At Dolan Law, PC, our attorneys represent clients injured in all types of motor vehicle accidents, including the following:

  • Car collisions
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian/ vehicle accidents
  • Construction vehicle crashes
  • Railroad accidents

Catastrophic injury cases

A catastrophic injury results in long-term or lifelong disability, disfigurement, and/or medical needs. Common types of catastrophic injuries include brain injury, spinal cord damage leading to partial or full paralysis, and severe burns.

Our lawyers help catastrophic injury victims and their families recover damages to sustain their future medical needs and appropriately compensate them for the physical, mental and emotional losses the severe trauma caused.

Criminal defense and protecting clients’ civil rights

Our law firm provides comprehensive criminal defense services for clients charged with a misdemeanor or felony crime. We work toward the most favorable outcomes possible in criminal cases and are often able to achieve reduced or dismissed charges, plea bargains, and minimal sentences.

We also protect our clients when their civil rights are violated. Too often, the rights of individuals going through the criminal justice system are disregarded, violated or abridged, whether they’ve just been arrested, are midtrial or are serving a lengthy prison sentence. For example, failure to read the Miranda warning, unreasonable search and seizure, and cruel treatment, such as police brutality, are all violations of civil rights. We advocate on behalf of our clients and ensure that they are treated properly.

Protecting whistleblowers’ rights

A whistleblower is a person or group of people that reveals that an employer is engaged in illegal practices. Although law prohibits it, some employers decide to fire whistleblowers outright, or they manufacture an offense to use as justification. This is known as whistleblower retaliation.

Illinois has robust whistleblower protection laws, and our attorneys help victims of retaliation take action when they’ve been wrongfully terminated. Furthermore, we help certain whistleblowers pursue qui tam actions that provide a reward for informing on felonious employers.

Schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer from our firm

Offering legal representation for a wide array of matters, our attorneys can provide valuable support. To learn more about Dolan Law, PC, contact our law firm online or call 312-676-7600 to speak with someone directly. We are centrally located at 10 South LaSalle Street in Chicago, which is easily accessible by any major El stop in the Loop. If necessary, we can visit you at your home or the hospital at a time that is convenient for you.