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Over $1 Billion Recovered for the Injured

Walner Law® is a family-run trial attorney law firm that has been proudly representing the people and families of Chicago since 1961.


Trial Attorneys in Chicago

Standing by Your Family with Care & Compassion

If you’ve been injured in an accident, the Walner Law® legal team will fight for the compensation you deserve. We hold negligent parties accountable and are prepared to do what it takes to help you recover. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers have over seven decades of experience understanding the legal system, negotiating settlement negotiations, and developing in-trial strategies.

Our team also understands that injuries cause greater damage than the resulting financial distress. We provide our clients with the support and guidance that is necessary to navigate one of the most difficult times in their lives. Twenty-four hours a day, we are available to answer your questions and provide informed legal insight.

Our Mission Statement

Walner Law will, through our incredible employees, offer our clients the best professional legal services to achieve the results they deserve for their injuries.

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Our Values

Clients-first, positivity, empathy, quality, trust, teamwork, goal-oriented, respect and accountability.

For unrivaled representation and a free consultation, contact Walner Law® today.

No matter your injury, we can help.

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer

Injured? Call (312) 410-8496 Now

If you become injured in an accident, you will want to pursue compensation from the liable party. You’ll also want to choose a Chicago personal injury lawyer who is dedicated to your case, knows how to get you the damages you deserve, and will make the entire process simpler for you. You also want someone on your side who will treat you with sincerity and compassion through a difficult time for you and your family members.

At Walner Law®, we care about the future and well-being of our clients. Our law firm has been active in the community since 1961. With our extensive experience and a long history of obtaining large settlements and verdicts for our clients, you can trust our legal abilities when it matters most. No matter what the defending insurance company tries to do during your case to shrug liability, we will be ready to react, counter, and fight on your behalf.

You deserve to be happy and healthy again after your accident. With our large legal team in your corner and our network of experts, you can give your personal injury case a strong chance of success. We are here to give you legal counsel and moral support every step of the way. When someone is involved in an accident, they may feel overwhelmed and uncertain of what to do next. It’s important to have moral support after an accident, as this can provide comfort and guidance during a difficult time.

Get the Support You Need to Stay Strong from Our Team

Our Chicago lawyers will work with you on an individual basis, treating you like a close friend, not just another case number. We listen closely to your concern and learn how being an accident victim has impacted every facet of your life. When someone is involved in an accident, it can be a very frightening and confusing time. There are many concerns and questions that may go through the victim’s mind following an accident. Accident victims may be worried about their physical well-being, financial security, and how the accident will impact their life going forward. We will do whatever it takes to help ensure you are provided with the maximum compensation for all of your damages. By the time your accident case closes, we hope you will be able to see that a brighter future is within reach.

Our Verdicts & Settlements

There Is No Substitute for Results
Loss of Legs in a Conveyor Belt Accident
$23.5 Million
Permanent Spinal Cord Injury from Auto Accident
$21 Million
Failure to Diagnose & Treat a Stroke
$14.85 Million
Wrongful Death of a Mom with 4-Year-Old Child
$11 Million
Loss of Foot After Cement Truck Accident
$10 Million
Wrongful Death from a Motor Vehicle Accident
$1.9 Million

Our client was T-boned by a driver who failed to stop at a stop sign. Our client suffered severe injuries from the accident and sadly lost the life of their spouse.

Wrongful Death from a Motor Vehicle Accident
Motor Vehicle Accident: Neck, Back, Shoulder, Leg & Arm Injury

Fighting for the Injured

The Walner Law® team is dedicated to helping injury victims recover from the impact of others’ negligence. Starting from your initial consultation, we offer exceptional service and support. We are available 24/7 to discuss your case. We offer free consultations, in addition to contingency based legal fees — this means you don’t pay us until we win your case. We have achieved millions of dollars in verdicts and settlement for our clients, helping injured people pay their medical bills and other expenses. We handle the legal processes of your injury case so you can focus on healing.

We're here to help you

Calling us today doesn’t cost you a dime. You can tell us all the details of your case, and we can tell you how we can help. You’ll be surprised at how much difference a personal touch can make in your personal injury case. Please contact us today to learn more. If you or a loved one has been hurt, and you need help, please call us at (312) 410-8496 or email walner@walnerlaw.com today. We take cases throughout the Chicago area, as well as in Indiana.

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Meet Our Attorneys

A Committed Team of Fighters in Your Corner
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Jonathan Walner

Managing Attorney, Shareholder

Jonathan Walner is a Chicago injury attorney whose practice primarily consists of pre-litigation matters involving investigation, documenting, and proving our clients’ personal injury, wrongful death, nursing home, and medical malpractice cases.

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Kristin Kladis


Kristin Kladis is the senior trial attorney at Walner Law. She focuses her practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, and medical malpractice.

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Robert Bieniek


Robert Bieniek is an attorney with Walner Law. He has been practicing with the office since February of 2015. Robert deals primarily with personal injury accidents. He has handled smaller matters of simple rear-end collisions, to more complicated multi-car, multi-policy, drunk driver, and wrongful death cases.

Chris Hoffman


Chris Hoffman is an attorney at Walner Law who has been practicing since 2011. He has litigated thousands of cases of all kinds including car accidents, premises liability/slip-and-fall cases, medical malpractice cases, and cases involving wrongful death. His largest settlement was $250,000.00 for an injury suffered by a patient at a hospital. He also has a background in consumer bankruptcy and assorted other areas of practice.

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Contact us for a free initial consultation.

To make your experience as stress-free as possible, we offer free initial consultations to inquiring clients who have potential personal injury claims of all types. You do not need to pay us anything to start speaking with a supportive and knowledgeable member of our law firm.

During your consultation, we encourage you to bring any documents you have to support your claims, such as medical records, police reports, pay stubs demonstrating income loss, and correspondence with insurance companies. Having this information will allow your Chicago personal injury lawyer to get a clearer idea of the whole situation to accurately determine which legal options are on the table.

As an honest and open team, we also encourage you to ask as much as you want about our legal services. We can happily tell you about ourselves, how long we’ve been practicing, the changes we’ve noticed in personal injury laws, and more. When we represent you, we become a team, so we are always on your side until the case comes to a close.

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Client Testimonials

Real Stories From Real People
“Mr. Walner I am so grateful for your passion dedication and professionalism.”
- Herbert
“Kristin was so knowledgeable and guided me step by step about my options and kept me in the loop about my case.”
- Monica
“I chose Walner Law because they made me feel like a very important client and took consideration of my medical injury at the time.”
- Denise

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Why Hire Walner Law®?

How We Make the Difference for Our Clients

Experience on Your Side

Our family-run law firm has more than 75 years of experience standing up for the rights of injured people and families across Chicago.

Thousands of Clients Helped

Our firm has helped over 10,000 clients get the justice they deserve since we opened our doors in 1961.

A Proven Record of Results

Our firm has recovered over $1 billion for our clients and is committed to maximizing your recovery.

Client-Focused Approach

We are committed to treating all clients with the dignity and respect they deserve, regardless of their potential case value.

An Extensive Network of Support

Our team of more than 45 legal and medical professionals are dedicated to providing our clients with access to medical experts, treatment, and financial assistance.

Seasoned Support Staff

Our firm is staffed by a large team of experienced legal professionals who have been helping us served injured clients for many years.

Personal Injury FAQs

Let Your Questions Be Ours to Answer

What you do in the moments immediately after an accident can affect your chances of receiving fair compensation through the injury claim you file later.

Following an injury:

  • Call 911. 
    If any injury has you concerned, call 911. They’ll ensure it’s properly recorded. 
  • Get the contact information of any witnesses.
    Witnesses can help you later in court. Jot down names and numbers and include them in any police report as well. 
  • Take pictures. 
    Broken floor tiles? Take a picture. Car accident? Take a picture. Dog bite? Take a picture. Pictures directly after an accident are pivotal. Don’t let them clean up or calm down. 
  • Exchange information.
    Exchange information civilly. Insurance, numbers, names, etc. Information gather as best as you can. 
  • Never admit blame or say sorry.
    It’s almost natural to say sorry even when we aren’t at fault. Insurance companies will take advantage of that and infer you were somehow responsible. 
  • Seek medical attention. 
    Whether it was a slip and fall at a grocery store or a t-bone at a stoplight, seek medical attention. Soft tissue damage is hard to notice at first. The sooner a doctor sees you and records your injuries, the better. 

Speak with a Chicago personal injury lawyer as soon as you can. We are well-versed with Illinois’s liability laws, as well as how courts, juries, insurance companies, and other parties all tend to operate within the city and Cook County.

An injury suffered because of another person’s (or company’s) carelessness is the basis of a personal injury claim. In legal terms, their negligence caused your injury. Some acts of negligence can seem relatively harmless while others can cause permanent changes to the quality of life of you and your loved ones. 

The elements that must be present in a personal injury claim include:

  • You suffered an injury.
  • Someone else’s negligence resulted in your injury.
  • Your injury has caused you damages.

An injury alone is not enough to qualify for a personal injury lawsuit. You must have suffered some sort of loss or harm from your injuries. This extra caveat is meant to keep “frivolous” lawsuits out of the court system. The compensation awarded for these losses is called “damages.”

Typical damages in a personal injury lawsuit can include:

  • Lost income
  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish or distress
  • Loss of quality of life

If you have been injured by the negligence of someone else, then your next step should be to contact our Chicago personal injury lawyers to schedule a consultation.

During your consultation, we will listen to the details of your case and determine whether you should move forward with a personal injury claim. You don’t pay unless we win. 

Don’t wait. Call today. We can help. 

Illinois uses a comparative fault system for personal injury claims, which basically means each person in an accident will be assigned a percentage of liability. Based on what happened, your liability can be anywhere between 0% and 100%. Any compensation you recover from the other parties will be reduced by your own liability percentage. For example, if you were 25% liable for your injuries, then you can receive 75% of the damages demanded in your claim.

No, personal injuries can be psychological and even emotional. For example, if you are paralyzed in a car accident, then you will undoubtedly experience extreme psychological duress due to your new limitations. In your claim, you can cite your psychological harm as damage.

You can typically demand damages in your personal injury claim that include lost wages, diminished earning capacity, medical bills, disability accommodations, lowered quality of life, pain & suffering, and loss of companionship if you are filing a wrongful death claim.

Anxiety, depression, fear or paranoia, insecurity, and embarrassment are all examples of emotional pains that can be triggered after a violent accident. Suffering can be defined as any sort of pain you feel due to your physical injuries, including pain in the moment of the accident and pain that lingers for days, weeks, months, or years after. Essentially, if you are feeling hurt or frustrated because of the consequences of an accident you did not cause, then you are experiencing emotional pain and suffering that can be included in your damages.

After an accident that causes you or a loved one to suffer a serious injury, you should call a Chicago personal injury lawyer. The same is true for any accident that causes significant property loss. Please keep in mind that our initial consultations are free, so you can request one without paying anything out of your pocket.

Insurance companies like to throw lowball settlement offers at claimants to try to quickly close cases and protect their finances. With this in mind, you should never accept a settlement offer without first allowing your lawyer to review it.

Insurance policies are written to be difficult to understand, so you might not know if your injuries are covered by anyone’s insurance after your accident. Allowing an attorney to review your policy can help sort through the fine details.

In order for your Chicago personal injury lawyer to be proactive in your case, you may need to provide supplementary reports from varying physicians, consult with investigators, and generally remain involved in your case until it’s closed.

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