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Over $1 Billion Recovered
for the Injured
WALNER LAW® has been proudly representing the people and families of Chicago since 1961.
we’ve recovered
$23.5 Million

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$45 Million

Near-Fatal Crash Due to Reckless Vehicular Pursuit

$21 Million

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    No matter your zip code; if you’re a Chicagoan, Walner Law will represent you.

    From Roseland to Garfield Park, Chatham to Austin, and everywhere in between, in the event of a car accident, wrongful death, medical malpractice, or other injury, Walner Law has your back. We are dedicated to addressing the unique legal needs of each community we touch, providing top-notch legal expertise and compassionate guidance to those in search of justice. How is this accomplished? By giving back to communities outside of the legal realm and understanding that trust is the most important thing in the client-attorney relationship.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    Meet Our Attorneys

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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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    Christopher J. Hoffman


    Christopher J. 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. 

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    Robert Bieniek


    Robert Bieniek has been an associate attorney at Walner Law since 2015. He focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and premises liability. 

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    Kristin Kladis

    Attorney, Partner

    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.

    Kyle Buss

    Attorney (Licensed in Wisconsin)

    Attorney Kyle Buss (WI 1099950) was born and raised in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Growing up in a small town, he quickly adopted the values of those in his community: hard work, dedication, and the desire to help those in need. 

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    Landon Yale


    Landon Yale, an attorney at Walner Law, has been practicing since 2023. Since he began his legal career, his desire to serve people by offering legal services has led him to Walner Law. Landon studied law at The John Marshall Law School and has worked in different areas of the law, including class actions and debt recovery.

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    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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    For unrivaled representation and a free consultation, contact Walner Law® today. No matter your injury, we can help.

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    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.

    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.

    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.

    Yes, due to increased motorcycle traffic and road trips. If you’re involved in a crash, a Chicago motorcycle accident lawyer can help you navigate the legal process and seek compensation for your injuries.

    Ensure everyone’s safety, call emergency services, and document the scene. Contact a Chicago car accident lawyer to guide you through the claims process and ensure your rights are protected.

    Do you need help?

    Legal stuff can be confusing. If you’re unsure about your rights or next steps after an injury, we’re here to clear things up. Feel free to chat with us – no obligations, just answers.