Matthew Willens | Chicago Accident Injury Lawyer
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I am recognized by the Illinois legal community as the “Best of the Best” in personal injury law. I have been designated by my peers as a top 100 “Illinois Super Lawyer” – an honor given to less than 1% of Illinois lawyers. I have an AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 peer review rating – the highest rating possible in personal injury and medical malpractice – in the highly distinguished Martindale-Hubbell® legal directory. I have a 10/10 (Superb) Avvo Rating with the highest possible marks in all categories including experience, industry recognition and professional conduct. I am recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in Personal Injury Law and Professional Malpractice – based on a survey of legal peers conducted by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyer Network. In 2004, I was named one of the ’40 Attorneys Under 40 in Illinois to Watch’ by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company – an honor given to less than 1% of the lawyers in Illinois. I am a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum – where membership is limited to trial attorneys who have obtained million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements – where less than 1% of lawyers in the United States are members.
|Owner, Attorney||Willens Law Offices||Chicago, IL||Current|
|Adjunct Professor||Loyola University Chicago School of Law||Chicago, IL||2007 - Current|
|Loyola University Chicago School of Law||J.D.||Law School||1995|
|Northern Illinois University||Bachelor of Science||N/A||1991|
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- Member, Illinois State Bar 1995-Current
Member, American Association for Justice 1995-Current
Judicial Evaluation Committee, Chicago Bar Association 1995-Current
Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association 1995-Current
Honors & Awards
- Superb Lawyer Rating, Avvo - 2011
10/10 (Superb) Avvo Rating with the highest possible marks in all categories including experience, industry recognition and professional conduct
Top Settlement, Chicago Lawyer Highlight, Chicago Lawyer Magazine - 2010
40 Under 40, Law Bulletin Publishing Company 2004
Awarded to the top 40 lawyers under the age of 40
Who's Who, American Law Strathmore's Who's Who - 2004
$15,808,277 Chicago Brain Injury Verdict
$4 million settlement | Medical Malpractice
in a medical malpractice case involving the failure to diagnose lung cancer in a young man
$3.1 million verdict | Medical Malpractice
in a medical malpractice case where two physicians failed to diagnose breast cancer in a woman (pre-trial offer – $0)
$3 million settlement | Wrongful Death Car Accident
for a young woman whose mother suffered a wrongful death in a car accident
$2.25 million settlement | Wrongful Death Car Accident
for a man whose wife suffered a wrongful death in a car accident
$2.01 million settlement | Premises Liability
for a man who suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling from a second floor balcony when a railing collapsed
$1.7 million settlement | Medical Malpractice
for a woman who underwent leg amputation after physicians failed to timely treat blood clots
$1.5 million settlement | Wrongful Death Trucking Accident
for the family of a maintenance worker who suffered a wrongful death when struck by a truck at a construction site
$1.25 million settlement | Personal Injury
for a bystander who suffered partial blindness when struck in the eye by a bullet fragment during a police chase
$1 million policy settlement | Medical Malpractice
in a medical malpractice case where a doctor failed to diagnose breast cancer in a woman
$850,000 settlement | Medical Malpractice
in a medical malpractice case where a surgical error occurred during removal of a lump on a young boy’s neck
$750,000 settlement | Construction Accident
for a man hurt at work when he fell from a scaffold at a construction site
$750,000 settlement | Construction Accident
for a woman who suffered back injuries when she fell through an unguarded hole at a construction site
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|(1995) Juris Doctor, Loyola-Chicago. Verified with DegreeVerify.||May 01, 2015|
|(1991) Bachelor of Science in Business Admin, Northern Illinois University. Verified with DegreeVerify.||May 01, 2015|
|(1995) Licensed as Attorney in Illinois. Verified with Illinois State Bar Association.||May 01, 2015|
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What Causes Bicycle Accidents in Chicago?(2015-05-04 15:10:27)
Cycling is a popular activity in Chicago. There are some obvious benefits of cycling for your health, the environment, and society. However, due to a number of factors, it can also be dangerous.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Chicago(2015-05-13 14:43:10)
Although motorcycle accidents are not as common as other motor vehicle accidents, the risk of fatalities are 35 times higher.
When Medical Negligence Results in Cerebral Palsy(2015-05-18 18:06:05)
Even though there are many factors that may contribute to the development of cerebral palsy, in some cases it is preventable.
Should I Settle My Car Accident Claim or Go to Court?(2015-05-21 19:17:12)
A large percentage of car accident claims are resolved through a settlement and only a few go to a full-blown trial.
Illinois Workers' Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries(2015-06-01 14:40:36)
A work-related traumatic brain injury may leave an employee permanently disabled, causing financial and emotional distress.
Truck Accidents Caused by Prescription Drug Use(2015-06-05 12:59:33)
An accident involving a car and a truck can have devastating consequences, especially for the driver and the passengers of the car.
What You Need to Know About Illinois Car Insurance Laws(2015-06-11 12:51:55)
Illinois is a “fault" insurance state and follows a “fault” system to determine liability in case of a car accident.
Steps to Take After a Chicago Car Accident(2015-06-15 12:07:42)
Car accidents are far too common in bustling cities such as Chicago. What steps should you take when filing a car accident claim?
Many Teenage Motorists Pose Serious Threat to Themselves and Others(2015-07-14 15:28:21)
Passengers and cell phones are the most common distractions leading to car accidents involving teen drivers.
The Dangers of Drowsy Driving in Chicago(2015-07-21 15:55:06)
A large percentage of Chicago car accidents can be attributed to preventable driving behaviors such as drowsy driving.
Left Turn Car Accidents in Chicago: What You Need to Know(2015-07-28 16:52:32)
Left turns are one of the most dangerous maneuvers a driver has to make, because as soon as a vehicle turns to left, it enters the lane of oncoming traffic.
Car Accidents Caused By a Tire Blowout(2015-07-30 16:09:10)
When a car tire deflates suddenly while driving, the chances of a tire blowout accident become high, possibly leading to a severe car accident.
Will a National Database of Drug-Using Truckers Protect Chicago Drivers?(2015-08-04 17:28:33)
While the incidence of truck accidents may be less on Chicago highways and roads compared to car accidents, they carry with them a larger risk of injury.
How Much a Motorcycle Crash Can Cost You(2015-08-11 12:24:30)
Because of your lack of protection, injuries from motorcycle accidents are often severe. If you don’t want to get stuck having to cover the cost of treating them, get in touch with a top-rated motorcycle attorney.
Was the Accident You Were Injured in Caused by Vehicle Defect?(2015-08-17 18:22:27)
There are many factors that can lead to an automobile accident such as drunk driving, vehicle operators drifting into the wrong lanes, speeding, and talking or texting on a cell phone. At times, accidents are also caused by vehicle malfunction.
Are Passengers Using Ridesharing Services Covered by Insurance?(2015-09-03 18:24:00)
Will your financial and personal injury losses be covered by insurance if you are involved in a car accident while using a ridesharing service?
Vertebral Compression Fractures Caused by Car Accidents(2015-09-11 12:48:04)
A vertebral compression fracture occurs when a bone in the spine collapses because of an external impact.
Chicago Car Accidents and Dental Injuries(2015-09-14 17:30:30)
Personal injury claims for certain injuries, such as dental injuries, may be overlooked.
Are You Using the Right Car Seat for Your Child?(2015-09-16 15:12:48)
Using the correct safety restraint system while traveling with your children could save their life.
Do All Motorcycle Helmets Offer Protection?(2015-09-28 16:19:53)
Although wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle is not compulsory in Chicago, it is strongly advised to always wear a helmet when riding.
Chicago Workers' Compensation - Crush Injuries(2015-10-01 16:51:50)
Crush injuries are one of the most devastating of all workplace injuries. These injuries often have life altering consequences and require extensive treatment.
Motorcycle Accident Attorney Chicago: Importance of Lane Positioning While Riding(2015-11-02 22:04:12)
Safe motorcycle riding includes adjusting your position in the lane according to the situation.
Chicago Car Accident Lawyer: Damages You Can Claim After an Automobile Accident(2015-11-05 00:53:58)
Car accidents can cause severe injuries, rendering the person unable to go to work and earn a living for a period of time.
Have You Suffered a Severe Injury in a Chicago Motorcycle Accident?(2015-11-09 15:26:23)
A motorcycle accident can cause severe injuries, resulting in long-term pain and health complications.
Chicago Car Wreck Lawyer - Tips on Choosing Car Insurance(2015-11-25 19:29:07)
With so many options available, it may be confusing to choose a car insurance policy.
When Drivers Fail to Notice Motorcyclists - Chicago Motorcycle Accidents(2015-12-01 12:30:27)
Study concludes that motorcycles are less common than cars and drivers are less likely to see them.
Recent Study Shows Helmets Not Only Reduce the Chances of Injury, but Can Also Reduce the Severity(2015-12-08 13:47:17)
Helmets are an absolutely essential piece of safety gear that every motorcyclist should wear.
Factors Leading to Road Rage - Chicago Car Accident Lawyer(2015-12-28 12:56:10)
Following these tips can help you avoid being involved in a car accident caused by road rage.
Elbow Fractures Resulting from Chicago Motorcycle Accidents(2015-12-30 18:16:46)
Chicago automobile accidents involving motorcyclists often result in elbow fractures.
Depression Common After Head Injuries - Personal Injury Lawyer Free Consultation(2016-01-21 13:09:44)
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3 Long Term Effects of Car Accidents - Free Injury Lawyer Consultation(2016-02-02 13:51:42)
The effects of a Chicago car accident can last a lifetime.
Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys - Third Party Claims in Premises Liability(2016-02-04 19:37:33)
For a premises liability case to be successful, the injured party must be able to prove how the defendant failed in their duty to keep them safe.
Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Paraplegia(2016-02-22 15:29:04)
Paraplegia is a condition that is a result of injury caused to the spine.
Do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer to File a No-Fault Insurance Claim?(2016-03-11 13:28:12)
Though Illinois is a "fault" state, it prove beneficial to understand no-fault insurance claims if you will be traveling.
Roof Collapse Injuries - Missouri Workers Comp Attorneys(2016-03-14 21:38:22)
Roof collapse accidents can leave Missouri workers severely injured.
What Proactive Steps Can Doctors Take to Prevent Cerebral Palsy?(2016-04-07 12:23:51)
If your child's cerebral palsy could've been prevented, you may be entitled to compensation.
Traumatic Brain Injuries Involving Older Individuals Presents Unique Challenges(2016-04-22 12:08:20)
Traumatic brain injuries are especially dangerous when an older individual is involved.
Parking Lot Safety Tips for Parents and Children(2016-05-06 15:36:34)
According to recent report, educating children on safe habits while walking around outside of a car is as important as educating them about safety inside the car.
3 Delayed Car Accident Injuries You May Be Suffering From(2016-05-18 19:24:09)
Not all auto accident injuries are evident immediately following a crash. Some appear after days or even weeks.
Car Insurance Premiums Raised to Pay for Increasing Accident Claims(2016-05-26 14:19:56)
As accident claims continue to rise it is unsurprising that car insurance premiums are also rising.
Recent Study: Chicago Ranks Eighth-Worst for Drivers Claims(2016-06-02 12:12:29)
According to a recent study, Chicago ranks eighth-worst city for drivers.
Biggest Risk Factors for Child Car Accidents in Chicago(2016-06-09 13:06:53)
Children are the worst victims of car accidents, as quite often, the injuries prove fatal.
Why Accidents Involving Tractor Trailers Are Usually the Most Dangerous(2016-06-14 17:05:10)
If you have suffered injuries in an accident caused by a negligent tractor trailer driver, you should get in touch with a competent and qualified personal injury lawyer.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After a Chicago Car Crash(2016-06-21 12:21:07)
If an accident victim is unable to move on from the trauma of a Chicago automobile accident, it may be a sign of PTSD.
Sleep Aids Can Have an Adverse Effect on Driving Ability in Chicago(2016-06-29 11:46:05)
Getting behind the wheel of an automobile after taking sleep aids can lead to severe accidents.
5 Life Threatening Injuries Resulting from Car Accidents(2016-07-07 13:42:10)
Chicago car accidents can result in serious, life threatening injuries to the drivers and passengers involved.
What to Do in Chicago Car Accidents Involving Children(2016-07-18 11:26:44)
Here are some steps that you should take immediately after the accident to protect your baby or young child.
What Documents Do You Need After Getting Injured in a Chicago Car Accident?(2016-08-10 20:59:30)
It is extremely important to have a Chicago car accident lawyer examine all the documents to assess your case, and help determine how much financial compensation you are entitled to.
Failure to Diagnose Gestational Diabetes - Chicago Birth Injury Law(2016-08-19 11:18:35)
If left untreated gestational diabetes can lead to various medical complications for the mother and the child.
Understanding Chicago Vacuum Extraction Birth Injuries(2016-08-27 12:27:42)
If used improperly, vacuum extraction can risk the health and wellbeing of a newborn child.
Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys - Traumatic Brain Injuries(2016-09-06 13:30:17)
Traumatic brain injuries can have crippling, long term effects.
Report: Half of Significant Work Injuries Go Unreported(2016-09-12 13:35:08)
If you have been injured at the workplace, you should be aware of your right to workers compensation.
Cost of Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries - Chicago Car Accident Lawyers(2016-10-13 16:59:39)
Due to the complex nature of traumatic brain injuries, combined with the exorbitant costs of treatment, it is essential that victims of TBI or the victim’s family recover compensation for the injuries and related losses.
Catastrophic Injuries in High Speed Accidents - Chicago Car Accident Attorney(2016-10-21 18:11:24)
If you or someone close to you has sustained catastrophic injuries as a result of a high speed car accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
Long-term Effects of TBI - Chicago Car Accident Lawyer(2016-10-24 20:25:55)
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can have both short-term effects and long-term effects.
Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer - Neonatal Septic Shock(2016-11-03 16:49:57)
If your child suffered septic shock at birth, you may have a negligence claim.
Winter Driving in Chicago - Illinois Auto Accident Lawyer(2016-11-29 14:55:04)
Almost a quarter of all car accidents are caused by adverse weather conditions, which include snow, fog, rain, sleet, severe crosswinds, and slick roads.
Neonatal Subgaleal Hemorrhage - Chicago Birth Injury Attorneys(2016-12-26 13:58:52)
A Subgaleal Hemorrhage is a potentially fatal condition that can affect a newborn child.
Greater Risk of Personal Injuries in Winter Weather(2017-01-07 18:28:04)
If you have been injured in a winter weather accident, you may have a personal injury claim.
Chicago Personal Injury Claims Involving Children(2017-01-20 18:57:29)
A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that over 12,000 children in the U.S, age 19 or younger lose their lives to unintentional injuries each year. Another 9.2 million visit emergency rooms for treatment of non-fatal injuries.
Perineal Tears: A Commonly Ignored Chicago Birth Injury(2017-02-07 12:06:39)
While many mothers may think of perineal tears as unavoidable and a normal occurrence, this is not always the case.
Facial Lacerations Resulting from Motorcycle Accidents(2017-02-21 17:43:54)
If you have suffered facial lacerations in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be able to recover all your economic and non-economic losses.
Is It Medical Malpractice? Questions You May Be Asking(2017-04-06 20:10:01)
Medical malpractice cases are complicated and highly specific. Just because you were unhappy with the result of a medical procedure doesn't mean it was the doctor's or hospital's fault.
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