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Willens Injury Law Offices is a top-rated law firm with an award-winning team of Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers and Car Accident Attorneys who can help you when you have been injured in a car accident. Since we charge no legal fees, unless and until we succeed in obtaining a monetary recovery for you, you can count on us fighting hard to get you the compensation you need and deserve.

We know that an injury case has the potential to take over a person’s life, making it difficult to move forward. People turn to us for the dedicated, caring help they require, regardless of the type of accident they were in or the type of injury sustained. We want to help them take control of their situation so they can focus on what matters most — getting back on track. This is also why many of our firm’s cases are referred to us from other lawyers and law firms who trust us to handle their friends, family members and clients’ personal injury cases.

Why Let Willens Injury Law Offices handle your Chicago Car Accident Case?

You’re entitled to justice if a traffic accident injures you or your loved one – especially if the accident results in a death – despite your defensive driving skills. No amount of money will ever undo your suffering, however, but obtaining monetary compensation will be a big help in getting you back on your feet. Willens Injury Law Offices is ready to provide you with the effective and compassionate legal service you need to successfully claim what you deserve.

If you’ve been in a car accident in Chicago or anywhere else in the state, determining your best course of action isn’t easy without an experienced Chicago auto accident attorney. At Willens Injury Law Offices, we know how to step in and take care of the details that protect your rights and options, assuring you of the compensation you need and deserve. 

Willens Injury Law Offices serves Chicago and surrounding areas. We are available 24/7. If you can’t come to us, we’ll arrange to come to you. Your consultation with us is free.

Millions in Case Verdicts & Settlements

Over the past two decades, Mr. Willens and his team of Chicago personal injury lawyers have been instrumental in obtaining numerous million-dollar-plus recoveries on behalf of clients in a wide variety of injury cases. One of the personal injury verdicts he was involved in was recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the country in the year in which it was tried. One of the verdicts he helped secure set a state record.

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Chicago Car Accident Attorney

Now, more than ever is the time to practice safe, defensive driving in Chicago – and in all of Illinois. Why? Because the city and the state have become far more dangerous places for motor vehicle drivers and pedestrians since 2015. In 2016, 1,055 persons died in car accidents in Illinois, the second year in a row this grim statistic exceeded 1,000 deaths. Traffic accidents with more than 1,000 fatalities last occurred in 2008.

And things might not take a turn for the better in 2018 and the years ahead. That’s due to the state’s faster speed limit (70 mph from 65 mph on rural interstates instituted in 2014), more miles being driven as gas prices remain low, and because the state still has no law requiring motorcycle drivers to wear protective helmets.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) promises renewed public safety campaigns and better-targeted traffic enforcement patrols to mitigate the spike in accident deaths. These laudable moves, however, can only go so far. When you’re out on the road these days, your safety rests increasingly in the hands of other drivers whose distracted states of mind aren’t focused on safe driving. Many more cars on the road today also increases the risk of an accident.

Your professionalism, persistence and continued support let me and my family get through this very difficult time.

– M.W. a former client

How To Handle Insurance Companies

We relieve you of worry and stress so you can focus on getting well. Your health should be your primary concern, not dealing with insurance companies and other details that can cause additional stress.

We’ve learned from hard-won experience that insurance companies aren’t on your side. As a one-time employee of a large insurance company, our firm’s founder, Matthew L. Willens, is very familiar with insurance company tactics and can thwart any effort to deny you your rightful, full and fair compensation. We know how to assign liability where it belongs.

car crashIf you’ve a lost a loved one in a fatal car accident in or around Chicago, we can help you understand your legal rights and options. Matt Willens is a compassionate, yet aggressive Chicago auto accident lawyer who will ensure that your rights are protected and that you and your family receive the full and fair compensation that you need and deserve.

An insurance company will rarely offer someone without a reputable personal injury lawyer a full and fair settlement. Keep in mind that insurance companies make billions of dollars by collecting as much as they can in premiums from ordinary people, then paying out as little as possible when claims are made. Their tactic of denying, delay, defend after an accident has been the top tactic used by insurance companies for decades to deny you rightful compensation.

At Willens Injury Law Offices, we determine your fair settlement based on key factors: past and future medical bills; rehabilitation; lost earnings; loss of earning capacity; disfigurement; pain and suffering; disability; loss of a normal life and changes in your relationships with loved ones. We determine this at the appropriate time, on our client’s timetable, not the insurance company’s.

The State Of Road Safety In Illinois

chicago-auto-crash-fatal-accidentsNo one wants to be involved in an accident, especially if you practice safe, defensive driving. But it is prudent to know what you face every time you take your car out of the safety of your driveway and onto the state’s roadway system.

It’s to be earnestly hoped the number of traffic fatalities in the states falls below 1,000 persons this year and in the years ahead. The fact remains, however, that the speed limit remains at 70 mph and that drivers are traveling more. Then, there’s a steady increase in the number of young drivers on the road. Taken together, these three causes plus a range of others contribute to the uncertainty about safety on Illinois’ roads.

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More than 6,000 car accidents occurred when a driver was using a mobile phone from 2009 to 2013

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Close to half of the people killed weren’t wearing seatbelts.

Some 25 percent of fatalities involved a drunk or impaired driver.

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These people were involved in 151 deadly car accidents in 2016.

In-state drivers traveled 1.7 percent more miles in 2016 than 2015. Low gas prices are one reason for increased driving.

Rural Interstates Are Deadly

Illinois Personal InjuryState statistics reveal that most traffic deaths occur on rural interstates. The National Safety Council points out that motorists tend to drive much faster on longer rural roads than on shorter city roads. As a result, car accidents tend to be more violent and cause more fatalities on rural interstates.

Road safety experts affirm that higher speed limits nationwide – including Illinois – are among key factors in the rise of fatal crashes. It is regrettable to learn that traffic deaths in Illinois actually fell to a record low in the first full year of higher speeds (2014) before spiking in 2015 and again in 2016. Illinois’ higher speed limit came into effect on January 1, 2014.

Research has consistently shown that adults are much more likely to survive a collision when a vehicle is traveling slower than 25 mph. The likelihood of a pedestrian or cyclist death greatly increases when the motor vehicle’s speed exceeds 25 mph.

Illinois’ Interstate Highway System is quite long. It consists of 13 main highways and 11 auxiliary highways with a combined length of 2,249 miles. The Interstate Highway with the longest section is Interstate 57 with a length of 356 miles.

Vehecular chicago auto wreckIn big Illinois cities such as Chicago, however, the faster speed limit has been more dangerous to pedestrians. Safety experts see the problem as one involving both distracted drivers and distracted pedestrians. To a large extent, smartphones drive this distraction. So, be on high alert when you see pedestrians using their smartphones at a crosswalk, or drivers talking on their phones.

Chicago car accident lawyers know just how bad it gets out there. Chicago is prone to road accidents because of its heavy traffic and the massive rush of pedestrians within this 234-square mile city. The city’s Central Business District, which includes most parts of the Near North Side and Loop Chicago area, is particularly prone to both vehicular and pedestrian accidents.

Illinois Crash Facts Statistics identified five locations in Chicago more prone to accidents involving pedestrians, consequently, be on the alert when you get to these areas:

  • Jackson St. between Clark St. & Wabash Ave.
  • Michigan Ave. between Chicago Ave & Oak Street
  • Dearborn St. between Ohio St. & Huron St.
  • Canal St. between Jackson & Washington St.
  • Columbus/Fairbanks between Water St. & Ontario St.

Around 78% of all pedestrian-related accidents took place at an intersection. In most cases, pedestrians were hit when they were trying to cross safely with the traffic light flashing green on their side.

Most Common Car Accident Injuries In Chicago

Serious injuries can result in lost wages, lost earning potential, medical bills and long-term medical treatment. The type of compensation you need to move forward may depend on the kind of personal injury suffered and its severity. Some common types of car accident injuries include:

BACK INJURYBROKEN BONESNECK INJURYKNEE INJURIES CATASTROPHIC INJURIESWHIPLASH

It’s important to seek immediate medical attention immediately after a car accident. Keep in mind that even if a doctor tells you there doesn’t seem to be anything seriously wrong, you may still have suffered a back injury.

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Broken bones or a bone fracture suffered in a car accident are not minor injuries. They will always require medical attention and a period of time to heal. Many people are unable to return to work while they recover from their injury. That’s why compensation will almost always include lost wages.

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Many neck injuries present symptoms right away, while others may take days or weeks. Don’t assume you have no serious neck injury because there doesn’t seem to be anything initially wrong. If you’ve been involved in a car accident and think you’ve injured your neck, seek medical treatment.

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Knee injuries that result from car accidents can be serious. If you need weeks or months to recover, you will have to deal with lost wages. You might not be able to do the same work as you once did, resulting in loss of earning capacity.

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A catastrophic injury is an injury that permanently prevents an individual from performing any gainful work. These injuries often place a huge burden on the victim’s family because of their serious, long-term effects. In addition, the lifetime expense of rehabilitation and medical bills will impose serious financial stress on a family.

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Whiplash includes a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck associated with what’s called extension. In many whiplash cases, the actual extent of the physical damage sustained by a patient, particularly to their soft tissues in the cervical region, are not immediately evident following a car accident. The symptoms of minor whiplash injuries tend to dissipate over a period of time. In more serious whiplash injuries, however, victims can suffer immediate and prolonged medical problems.

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No matter what your injury is, you should receive ALL of your benefits, not just the ones the insurance company wants to approve. Insurance companies make billions of dollars by collecting as much as they can in premiums from ordinary people, then paying out as little as possible when claims are made.

At Willens Injury Law Offices, our Chicago car accident attorneys want to help you take control of your situation so you can focus on what matters most – getting back on track.

Chicago Motor vehicle accidents

To a great extent, the type of injuries suffered by motorists and their passengers or pedestrians rests heavily on the type of accident they were involved in. How vehicles collide also bears on the resulting injuries.

Injuries to a vehicle’s occupants can be mitigated by safety features such as seat belts, airbags and crumple zones, and the weight and construction of the vehicle. But injuries – and fatalities – are more likely to occur at high speed despite safety precautions.

Head-on collisions
Often fatal, head-on collisions involve the front ends of two vehicles smashing into each other, or a single vehicle colliding with a static object such as a tree or telephone pole. The immense impact of two speeding vehicles ramming into each other will often negate any protection provided by crumple zones and seat belts. Hence, the often-fatal outcomes of these horrific collisions. On the other hand, single-car collisions might cause driver and passenger injuries, pedestrian injuries, and extensive property damage. Head-on collisions can also involve bicyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and other innocent bystanders, with often fatal results for these victims.

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Vehicle rollover
The deadliest type of crash is a rollover in which a vehicle is flipped over onto its side or roof as a result of faulty driving or by a collision with another vehicle. Often caused by sharp turns at high speed, rollovers can cause serious injuries, including spinal cord injuries and fractured limbs. The risk of death is higher in a vehicle rollover because of its potential to break the necks of the driver and any passengers.

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Multiple vehicle collisions
“Pile-ups” or chain reaction crashes can cause numerous casualties due to the sheer number of vehicles involved. Up to 100 or more vehicles can be involved in a pile-up, which is more likely to occur on wet or iced-over roads.

Pile-ups can result in a single-vehicle hit multiple times, thereby increasing the danger of injuries or death among the vehicle’s occupants. The aftermath of a multiple vehicle collision is also dangerous since crumpled vehicles smashed into or piled atop one another make escaping from these wrecks a difficult task, especially for the injured.

Pile-ups generally occur in low-visibility conditions along freeways. A direct cause is a vehicle driving too close to the vehicle in front and not adjusting to road conditions. Chain reaction crashes are the result of this unsafe type of driving.

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Rear-end collisions or rear-ending
This type of accident can be caused either by the car in front suddenly slowing down or braking, or by the following car accelerating more rapidly than the vehicle in front of it. In many cases, injuries to the occupants of the impacted vehicle are usually much worse. The driver of the car that rear-ends the other car is usually considered at fault.

A common and severe injury is whiplash or injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck associated with an extension. Whiplash is an ever-present danger in rear-impact collisions, even when the crash occurs at moderate speeds.

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Side-impact collisions or T-bone
Being broadsided occurs when the side of a vehicle is hit by the front or rear of another vehicle or a fixed object. Damage to the impacted vehicle and injuries to the vehicle’s occupants are more likely to be severe in T-bone hits.

Passengers on the side of a vehicle struck usually sustain far worse injuries than they would in a front or rear-end collision. It’s for this reason that more and more vehicles are being equipped with side airbags, and designed with crumple zones.

Negligence And The Law

Fender Bender Car Accident Automobile insurance protects against the financial and physical consequences of whatever type of vehicle accident. This type of insurance is mandatory in Illinois, where the liability against a negligent driver is normally based on negligence. In most cases, the likely source of compensation for an injured pedestrian is automobile insurance.

Illinois requires that insurance companies provide uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) insurance. Even if the negligence of the at-fault driver is upheld, however, the ability of an injured pedestrian to obtain financial compensation will depend on the extent of the driver’s insurance coverage.

Illinois is not a “no-fault insurance” state. No lawsuit against the defendant is allowed in a no-fault state. In a no-fault state, the plaintiff’s insurance will pay the plaintiff’s claim if the injury or damage caused by the accident is below a certain limit, and there are no serious injuries.

chicago-tbi-medical-billsIn Illinois, however, liability and compensation are determined by the state’s modified comparative fault doctrine. This means a person injured in a pedestrian or auto accident is generally entitled to financial damages up to the percentage of fault attributed to the negligent driver.

This also means a plaintiff’s damages will be reduced by the degree of fault assigned to him or her. Any recovery is barred if the judge or jury decides the plaintiff is 51% responsible for causing his or her injuries.

If the driver causes the accident, the driver’s insurance will provide compensation. If the driver is uninsured, then UIM or no-fault coverage will compensate the pedestrian for their losses.

In Illinois, the minimum liability coverage drivers must carry amounts to a mere $20,000 per injury victim and $40,000 per accident. These sums are patently inadequate, especially when an injured victim suffers a serious injury, and more so when there are multiple victims in an accident.

A good Chicago auto accident lawyer will tell you that a workable option is to look at the liability and insurance coverage of all potential defendants, apart from the negligent driver. Among those that can be held liable are the negligent driver’s employer; the motor vehicle maker (based on defects in the vehicle involved in the accident); local governments because of unsafe roads, and a claim for UM/UIM benefits.

The negligent driver’s insurance company will always attempt to shift blame to the plaintiff to get their client off the hook. The Illinois statute of limitations (or the deadline for a lawsuit to be initiated after the accident) stipulates that a personal injury lawsuit must be filed within two years of the accident. That’s why it’s so important to contact a Chicago auto accident attorney as soon as possible if you’ve been injured.

My deepest and most heartfelt sincere thank you for all of your efforts. You went above and beyond. I cannot thank you enough for all of your help. You are always in our prayers.

– P.M. a former client

The Ever-Present Danger From Distracted Drivers And Mobile Phones

woman distracted by cell phone while drivingThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines distracted driving as any activity that diverts attention from driving. Among these potentially dangerous activities are talking or texting on a mobile phone; eating and drinking; talking to people in the vehicle, and fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system.

Distracted driving is lethal. NHTSA data shows that distracted driving took the lives of 3,477 persons (drivers and other victims) in the U.S. in 2015 alone. NHTSA reveals that 80% of accidents and 16% of highway deaths are the results of distracted drivers.

It’s also alarming to learn that 1.6 million, or one-fourth of all crashes annually in the U.S., are due to drivers talking on a mobile phone (also called smartphones). Another 1 million, or 18% of traffic accidents, are due to text messaging while driving.

auto accident attorney texting drivingThese numbers mean that distracted driving when using a mobile phone causes one accident every 24 seconds. Studies by NHTSA and other road safety groups continue to affirm that texting while driving is a “most alarming distraction” that can lead to deadly consequences. They’ve shown that sending or reading a text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for about five seconds.

At a driving speed of 55 miles per hour, that distraction is the equivalent of driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.

NHTSA stands firm in its conviction a driver can’t drive safely unless the task of driving has their full attention. Any non-driving activity – especially talking on a mobile phone or texting – is a distraction that increases a driver’s risk of crashing.

Texting while driving is the most widely reported form of distracted driving. It creates a crash risk 23 times higher than driving while not distracted. Despite the flood of information warning against distracted driving, more than 37% of U.S. drivers admit to sending or receiving text messages while driving. Another 18% admit doing so regularly.

Consequences of reckless driving

Chicago car wreck victim on the phone after accidentThe consequences of distracted driving and other forms of reckless behaviors is sickening. These behaviors include drunk driving, speeding, and driving while impaired by drugs.

NHTSA data show the loss of 37,461 lives on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6% from 2015. The number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) on U.S. roads in 2016 rose by 2.2%, and resulted in a fatality rate of 1.18 deaths per 100 million VMT, up 2.6% from the previous year.

NHTSA reported a drop in fatalities resulting from distracted driving and drowsy driving. On the other hand, deaths related to other reckless behaviors – speeding, alcohol impairment and not wearing seat belts – continued to increase. Motorcyclist and pedestrian deaths accounted for more than a third of the year-to-year increase.

The toll inflicted by reckless driving behavior in 2016:

  • Drunk-driving deaths (10,497 fatalities) increased by 1.7%;
  • Speeding-related deaths (10,111 fatalities) increased by 4.0%;
  • Unbelted deaths (10,428 fatalities) increased by 4.6%;
  • Motorcyclist deaths (5,286 fatalities – the largest number of motorcyclist fatalities since 2008) increased by 5.1%;
  • Pedestrian deaths (5,987 fatalities – the highest number since 1990) increased by 9.0%; and
  • Bicyclist deaths (840 fatalities – the highest number since 1991) increased by 1.3%;
  • Distraction-related deaths (3,450 fatalities) decreased by 2.2%;
  • Drowsy-driving deaths (803 fatalities) decreased by 3.5%

Teenagers are at high risk

young driver on cell phoneNHTSA has determined that distracted driving accounts for 25% of all crashes involving teenage drivers. This was affirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which reported that drivers under the age of 20 are at the highest risk of distracted driving-related crashes.

That teenagers are inordinately fond of their mobile phones is no secret. In many cases, this fondness continues when teenagers take to the wheel. Nearly half of all American high school students age 16 and over texted or emailed while driving, reported a CDC study released in 2011. The study also revealed that teenagers who text while driving were almost two times as likely to get in a car with a driver who has been drinking. These teens are also five times as likely to drink and drive under the influence.

The results of these behaviors are tragic.

In 2013, almost one million teenage drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 were involved in motor vehicle crashes. These accidents resulted in 2,865 deaths and 383,000 injuries nationwide.

Mobile phone use (talking, texting or searching for information) was implicated as a cause for 12% of teen accidents. In more than half of the rear-end crashes involving mobile phone use, the distracted teen driver had no idea he was about to be hit. If you’ve been the victim of distracted driving, make sure to contact a Chicago car accident lawyer as soon as possible to get the help you need.


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Willen’s Injury Law Offices’ Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers have varied and extensive experience with personal injury law, from both sides of the aisle, is a true asset for their clients. Our Chicago personal injury attorneys not only have years of litigation and negotiation experience working for victims of accidents or negligence, but they also have Matthew L. Willens’ background as a former insurance company executive. 

Additionally, another accident lawyer at the firm, David Baez, spent the first part of his career as a defense attorney who represented insurance companies. As the firm’s clients sometimes say, “It’s like they know the other side’s playbook!”

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Almost 2 years ago I was in a car wreck fresh out the hospital omw home from having a c section. I picked wilens law firm because there reviews seemed to catch my attention more than others. I was assigned David Baez to fight my case. & Let me tell ya.. I do not regret picking this law firm. He got me the settlement i deserved and it couldn't of come in a better time. I give this law firm 5 stars and will definitely be recommending to friends and family.
Mari V.
19:01 23 Apr 21
Willens Injury Law Offices was highly recommended by a friend. Upon my initial consultation, David was very friendly yet profesional. He was able to get a favorable result, I will definitely recommend him to my family and friends. Thank you!
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19:41 08 Apr 21
When I got into my accident in 2018, I was 18, I was scared and I didn’t know what to do. David worked with me and made sure I was taken care of all the way to the end. He fought for my case and made sure I got the settlement I deserved. Definitely will be recommending the Willens office to my friends and family .Thank you!!!!
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19:51 23 Nov 20
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18:42 13 Jun 20
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15:33 28 Apr 20
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15:35 10 Apr 20
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Jose H.
18:38 03 Apr 20
I had an accident injuries and based on google reviews I reached out to Willens Law Offices in Chicago. David Baez helped me with my case. He came to meet us and understood our case in detail and he guided me all the steps of the process. I had advices from friends that you are unnecessarily going after the process and nothing will happen. David made everything worthwhile and he gave right advice always which was right for my health and right for the case. He worked very hard on my case for 2 years collecting all the paperwork, talking to physicians and taking care of my case and making it in my favor. I was truly blessed by having David Baez handling my case who was extremely professional, great ethics and felt as my family with him. After the injuries and pain I was afraid to select one but my God made me select the right one. If anyone feel they need accident injuries lawyer then I will only recommend David Baez. Nobody will beat his hard work, professionalisms, ethics and perseverance and yet down to earth and honest. Thank you for everything you have done for me and blessings from my heart for his success.
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14:25 06 Mar 20
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steve B.
17:33 10 Dec 19
The initial impressions I had of this place turned out to be false, and I am thankful that I am pursuing the case with Mr. Willens. He is pretty incredible at what he does.
Donald B.
08:05 27 Nov 19
I can only say good things about Mr. Willens. He was fantastic, Aside from his awesome expertise, he is very down to earth and make you feel like family! HE TRULY CARES! Always eager to help and make himself available at every point of time. Thank you Matt again for everything!
Arthur L.
10:27 25 Nov 19
Truly passionate about their clients. Professional and easy to work with.
Peter W.
11:01 22 Nov 19
I came across Willens Law Offices after searching endlessly for a law firm to represent me in my personal injury case. I was well accommodated and he made me feel at ease, you truly feel like he will go the extra mile for you from the moment you hand the case over to him until the very end. I highly recommend this firm to anyone looking for representation!
Edna S.
10:05 20 Nov 19
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10:12 18 Nov 19
I was involved in a car accident and was having trouble getting compensated for the amount I felt I should get. I contacted Willens Law Offices through a referral, worked with David Baez and had a very good experience. They helped educate me on the process along with helping me get what I deserved. I would HIGHLY recommend contacting them if you are involved in an accident.
mohsin M.
19:38 15 Nov 19
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10:04 15 Nov 19
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Randy D.
14:08 13 Nov 19
Throughout the process of the case, he did an exceptional job. The entire process was extremely smooth and the staff kept me up to date on the status of my case. I give him 5 stars as he is the best legal attorney there is in the greater Illinois area. He truly deserve it.
Regina B.
15:40 11 Nov 19
I just want to thank Mr. Willens for being extremely reliable and diligent. He was able to adequately answer all my questions and concerns. He settled my case rather quickly. I will definitely recommend him to friends and family.
Bernadette F.
15:43 08 Nov 19
I was involved in a bad accident with multiple cars and I was in a terrible shape. Matt Willens handled my case exceptionally. Everyone that helped was also great! he was detailed and clear in all our communication and he always made sure I was aware of everything that was going on throughout my whole case. Really helped me get through a rough time. I am 100% satisfied with the outcome of my case. If you need a good lawyer on your side, look no further!
Laura W.
14:49 06 Nov 19
Willens Law Office handled my accident and they were incredible! Matt drove all the way to see me and I could see he really cared. He handled my injury case from start to finish and I’m now rebuilding the part of my life that I lost. Thanks for your help.
Todd Z.
05:55 11 Oct 19
I was involved in an accident back in last year and was searching for an attorney who looked like I can trust. I found Matt Willens and I am thankful. I called him up just to get a feel for him as a person and I could tell right away that he truly cared, not only about me but my family too. To say that he fought for us would be an understatement. He was ready to go to trial! Luckily we settled and it was for more money than I imagined, especially after my initial talk with the insurance company. Thanks Matt!
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13:14 10 Oct 19
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13:24 03 Sep 19
It was great to work with this firm. They handled every piece of paperwork. David Baez handled my case. He kept me informed through the whole process and treated me like family. I highly recommend David and the entire firm.
John C.
14:42 16 Aug 19
Willens Law is a firm I trust in because they specialize in personal injury matters. I have had a wonderful experience with Matt WIllens personally and I can say he is pleasant to work with and communicates thoroughly with his clients. I would recommend Willens Law.
Grant V.
05:28 19 Jul 19
I’m rarely compelled to leave a review for anyone but I felt I needed to show my gratitude.From the first time I spoke with Matt Willens on the phone I actually felt like he was there for me, looking after my best interests and not his own. That’s rare in my experience.Matt is an absolute pro and I wouldn’t think to call or recommend anyone else if I or a loved one were injured in the future. Thanks Matt!
Kyle W.
04:16 19 Jul 19
When I first contacted Willens law office, I just wanted to make sure everyone was paid after I was rear ended and I wasn’t the one doing it. My correspondence was primarily with David, he was always patient when I was slow to get him information and ended up calling me with great news after almost a year of back and forth with the at-fault insurance company.I can’t thank David and the Willens law office enough.
Amanda H
18:36 14 Jun 19
Willens Law Office is GREAT! David handled my case. He made me feel like family. He explained everything in detail every step of the way. He fought to get the results that would best benefit me. David is a great attorney. Thanks David and the Willens Law Office family.
Michael S.
17:53 31 May 19
Willens Law came highly recommended after I was badly injured when hit by an out of control car. I in turn most highly recommend Willens Law based on my great experience over the past year and a half.I am very pleased with both the outcome of my case as well as the experience working with Matt Willens and David Baez throughout the process.I had no specific expectation regarding a case outcome, seeking only ‘the best outcome possible.’ I certainly believe my case outcome was a great outcome. And I strongly believe that outcome was a direct result of fantastic work done by Matt and David.From beginning to end Matt and David were great to work with. They did a great job setting expectations; explaining what was to happen, including the why and the how; guiding me through the steps I needed to take; and answering both my “need to know” and “just curious” questions. They were always extremely prompt and clear in their guidance and responses to me.A silver lining in a tough situation was working with Matt and David, both of whom I came to respect professionally and like personally. I do most highly recommend Willens Law to others who may need such services.
Keith
18:55 22 May 19
Willens Law Offices is simply the best!!! David handle my case , and was nothing but professional! He is the best at what he do!!!!!Every step of the way, I was informed of my case!!!Thanks again!!
cassandra J.
17:55 26 Mar 19
Great team, did me right, pleasurable experience.
Robert P.
03:34 21 Feb 19
David Baez was prompt and professional in answering all of my questions.
Richard D.
00:19 07 Feb 19
David Baez was very professional, helpful and always kept me informed about my case. David responded quickly to any questions I may of had. I highly recommend Willens Law Offices for any personal injury case. Thanks again David for all the great work you did.
JCSM 1.
21:39 06 Nov 18
After being in an Uber accident about a year ago, I reached out to Willens Law to assist me through the settlement process. I had the pleasure of working with David Baez. From the start he was very personable and professional. He was always willing to educate me on the process and made sure I understood each step before going forward. Even after receiving my settlement, David has been willing to assist with any questions related to my case. I would highly recommend Willens Law.
Madelyn D.
02:47 05 Oct 18
I reached out to Willens Law Offices following a car accident that my girlfriend and I were involved in, and we met with David Baez for an in-person consultation shortly after. David was very personable and knowledgeable, and gave us confidence and peace of mind in a situation where we felt initially felt completely overwhelmed. There were times when we felt the communication could have been more proactive, but David was always responsive when we felt the need to check-in, even if there were no significant updates on our case. The process took a little longer than anticipated, but David was honest, thorough, and professional throughout.Overall, great experience and I'd recommend to anyone in need. Thank you David!
Geoff B.
20:44 17 Sep 18
After I was injured, and after researching Chicago's best law firms, I found Willens Law and read their reviews. After meeting Matt, I retained their services, along with the special efforts of his Partner, David Baez.They handled my case in a professional, efficient manner, while keeping me regularly informed. We worked incredibly well together, and won a very nice settlement. You would be foolish not to consider Willens Law for your Counsel, as I did. I highly recommend them!Ed Dybas
Ed D.
21:26 07 Sep 18
We had a very positive experience and felt their representation was very effective.
Kent M.
22:43 29 Aug 18
Working with Willens Law was a pleasure. They were responsive and extremely pleasant whenever I had questions or concerns. In my case, I personally took a little longer than I should have to start the process on my end, but David was able to pickup on my delay and process my personal injury case in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Willens Law and David when looking for an attorney to represent you in a case.
Maggie O.
14:07 23 Jul 18
I had a tremendous experience with this law firm, and I would highly recommend them. I had a bicycle injury caused by a negligent Uber car, and when I was first doing research and calling law firms all over the Chicago area to find representation, Matt Willens himself returned my call personally within ten minutes. I found that to be a huge integrity move as every other firm I contacted had a lower level employee call me back. Nothing wrong with that per se, but to have the lawyer whose name is on the door personally return my call meant a hell of a lot to me and was ultimately why I decided to meet with them first.I made an appointment and met Mr. Willens and the fantastic young attorney David Baez in their offices and they were wonderful to deal with. They are down-to-earth, funny, intelligent, tenacious, capable, experienced lawyers who explained the entire process to me in a way I could understand and made me feel comfortable and confident, and we were off and running with my case.I work in a law firm and I know exactly how slowly the wheels of justice turn, and my case was settled in about half the time that these things normally take! Amazing results. Mr. Baez and his team were incredible throughout and kept me informed every step of the way, and negotiated a higher settlement number and a lower fee for the insurance company in the eleventh hour which meant more money in my pocket!! I wholeheartedly recommend this law firm for your personal injury case. They are highly skilled and I couldn't be happier. This organization is fantastic and they will produce results for you.
saxmantommy
15:01 05 Jun 18
Matt has been there for us every step of the way. He, personally, has taken the time to answer all of our questions. We never feel like we are bothering him or pestering him. We have only experienced patience and professionalism from both Matt and his team.
Maribeth C.
15:45 03 May 18
David was very good at keeping me up to date with what was going on and helping with every step throughout the entire process. I could not have asked for better representation.
Jennifer B.
21:14 24 Apr 18
David Baez was an excellent representation of the Willens Law Office. He achieved my desired result along with keeping me updated during the entire process. Very fortunate to have him by my side - thank you David.
keith B.
19:29 20 Apr 18
Matt is an impressive attorney and person! Took on State Farm and won for me. Highly recommend Matt for PI cases.
Danielle B.
22:47 10 Apr 18
This Law firm has been very prompt and kind in dealing with my case. I would recommend this law firm to anyone who needs injury lawyers.
F Z.
22:45 10 Apr 18
I used Willens Law for a personal injury claim. Matt was knowledgeable and professional. He also responded quickly which I really appreciated. I would definitely recommend.
Robyn R.
21:44 29 Mar 18

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