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Over $1 Billion Recovered for the Injured

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

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Personal Injury Attorney 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 personal injury lawyers in Chicago have over seven decades of experience — we thoroughly understand the legal system, settlement negotiations, and 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 in your personal injury, medical malpractice, or workers’ compensation case, contact Walner Law® today. We assist injury victims with a wide range of accident case types.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I Do After an Injury?

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.

Let our attorneys know if you were able to do the following after your accident or injury:

  • Document and report: Photographs of the scene of the accident are pivotal pieces of evidence in most personal injury claims and lawsuits. When an accident happens at a place of business, an accident report should be filled out and you should get a copy of it. If your injuries are severe, or there has been a car accident that left debris in the road, then 911 should be called.
  • Seek medical attention: Emergency responders will take you to the hospital if you are severely injured. But if you are not, then you still need to take yourself to urgent care or have a family member take you. You could have underlying injuries that you won’t notice right away. A doctor’s initial diagnosis can help preserve your health and clearly establish when your injuries happened and what most likely caused them.

Of course, after a serious injury, you should also speak with local personal injury attorneys, like those you can find here at Walner Law® in Chicago. 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.

What Constitutes a Personal Injury Claim?

An injury suffered because of someone else’s carelessness is the basis of a personal injury claim. In legal terms, the carelessness that caused your injury is called “negligence.” Some acts of negligence can seem relatively harmless while others can cause you and your family years of pain and hardship.

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

  • You suffered an injury.
  • Someone else’s negligence caused your injury.
  • Your injury caused you harm or certain losses.

An injury alone is not enough to show personal injury. 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.”

Damages in a typical personal injury claim or lawsuit will include:

If you think you may have a personal injury claim, then your next step should be to contact our Chicago personal injury attorneys 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.

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.

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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.

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