Personal Injury Lawyer Near Daley Center

SHANNON LAW GROUP, P.C.
CHICAGO OFFICE

135 S. LaSalle St.
Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 578-9501
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There’s no doubt—serious injuries as a result of car accidents or other catastrophic events often change lives. Our personal injury attorneys at Shannon Law Group have witnessed this time and time again across Chicago.

When someone is injured in an accident, their “normal” life is gone through no fault of their own. Before the incident, they worked hard to provide a steady income for their family. Now, medical bills pile up on the kitchen counter, and they’re uncertain whether they’ll ever go back to work again.

They feel frustrated every time the insurance adjuster calls. Thoughts about their family’s financial future make them toss and turn at night.

If you’re currently in this situation, please know that you’re not alone. Our injury lawyers can help take the stress off your shoulders.

How?

When you hire us, you’ll never have to speak to an insurance adjuster or defense attorney again. Our dedicated Chicago lawyers will deal with the insurance company and resolve your personal injury claim, so you can focus on what matters most—your health and family.

While we can’t undo the wrong that was done, we can make it right by fighting in the Cook County court system. Every day, our team takes on big insurance companies like State Farm and Allstate.

We hold firm against their armies of insurance adjusters and defense counsel. We don’t budge until they offer to settle a case for what it’s worth based on the damages. If they never make a fair offer, we let a Cook County jury decide what our client deserves.

If you or someone you love suffered a personal injury through no fault of your own, contact Shannon Law Group today. Our attorneys make a real difference in the lives of people just like you every day. (Don’t believe us? Check out our case results.)

Want to schedule your free consultation? Fill out the form below or call us at (312) 578-9501 today. We’re available 24/7/365 and offer virtual consultations.

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METRO AREAS SERVED

  • Lincoln Park
  • Wicker Park
  • Chicago Loop
  • Pilsen
  • Logan Square
  • Hyde Park
  • West Loop
  • Lake View
  • Bucktown
  • And more!

 

Types of Personal Injury Cases in and around Chicago

In 2018, over 320,000 vehicles were involved in crashes in Cook County according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. In addition, over 61,000 folks sustained serious injuries.

We proudly serve the people of Chicago and Cook County who need our help after a catastrophic accident. Cook County is home to one of the largest unified court systems in the world. It has about 400 judges who serve 5.2 million residents of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. Over 1 million cases are filed annually.

Our Chicago office is located in the Bank of America building on South LaSalle Street, just blocks away from the Richard J. Daley Center. We open this location in October of 2019 to better serve our clients.

We handle several types of personal injury cases in Chicago, including:

What Others Are Saying About Us

I’ve had great experiences working with Brittany at Shannon Law Group. Her compassion, communication, and professionalism are just what you would expect from a great law firm. If you’re hurt in the Chicago area, I highly recommend you call Shannon Law Group.
Dan Reo
Dan Reo
21:45 28 May 20
I used Shannon Law Group to help me with a legal name change. I worked with attorney Pat Cummings who represented me in DuPage County courthouse for the procedure. I am very pleased that they filed my case very quickly, and we got in front of the judge and the case went flawlessly, and my request was granted (just before the courthouse shut down). I can't say enough that the whole process went very well and very fast and was handled most professionally by everyone I spoke to in the law firm staff. Great work, thank you!
michael krzywosz
michael krzywosz
01:09 25 Apr 20
My wife is represented by Shannon Law Group. In my opinion, Jack Cannon is one of the best attorneys in the business. He is very knowledgeable, communicates well and extremely helpful. Jack cares about his clients. He completely explains the situation with relevancy and clarity in this challenging time. Jack stays in contact with updates even on weekends. I feel the Shannon Law Group puts their clients first and fights hard with their best interest in mind. I have recommended Jack to several people who are also very pleased. Jack Cannon and Shannon Law Group get the job done.
Rodney Mikesell
Rodney Mikesell
00:26 19 Mar 20
I have had the good fortune of getting to know Joe Shannon through our involvement in a law firm owner group. In short, with Joe, what you see is what you get. Joe's word is his bond. He has an unwavering commitment to his faith, his family and his friends. Why is that relevant to someone looking for the right attorney? Because, at the end of the day, the attorney-client relationship is about trust and commitment. With Joe and his firm, you get both, in spades.
Paul Odegaard
Paul Odegaard
15:56 16 Mar 20
After doing many phone interviews to decide on an attorney to represent me, Jack Cannon was by far an easy choice. Easy to talk to, professional, respectful, knowledgeable and able to answer all my questions. He promptly returns my phone calls. I'm very thankful to have him representing me.
vickie clark
vickie clark
17:10 04 Mar 20
Joseph Shannon is not only an amazing attorney, but a kind and caring person as well. He took the time to explain everything related to my case and was always willing to answer questions or provide clarification. From our very first meeting, it was clear my interests were his first priority, and he established a great working relationship based on security and trust. I highly recommend Joseph Shannon and Shannon Law Group to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer.
India Gordon
India Gordon
20:11 20 Feb 20
Joe is a superb attorney but even better person. In my opinion, the most important considerations in an attorney-client relationship are trust and reliability. There is no attorney I trust more to provide a careful, thorough analysis of a legal matter and then offer thoughtful recommendations that consider the “big picture” and focus on my best interests. He is a pillar of the local community as a lawyer, philanthropist and father and is widely respected as a straight shooter who vigorously represents his clients while maintaining his civility.
Jeff Mote
Jeff Mote
15:22 19 Feb 20
I worked with Joe Shannon for 15 years and we have maintained the friendship for another 15 years since then and I can unequivocally say he is a man of the highest integrity. He is "real", easy to talk to and sincerely interested in what you have to say. The phrase I think of most often when I remember him is that he feels "he is living the dream". This humble expression applies not only to his passion for his law firm and clients, but also his passion and loyalty to his family and his faith. He is the real deal.
Barbara Gyarmathy
Barbara Gyarmathy
13:24 18 Feb 20
Very friendly, and helpful! Even though you're not in my state, you answered my questions quickly and were honest. Then you followed up with an e-mail and gave me some help and referrals which was very helpful. May GOD continue to BLESS you and ALL of your staff.
Kim Harvey
Kim Harvey
13:14 18 Feb 20
Joe will always give your case an honest and through review. He tells it like it is and is one the greatest advocates I have ever worked with. As a practicing attorney for over 25 years that does not take on personal injury matters, I refer all my friends to Joe without hesitation!
Charles Rego
Charles Rego
13:06 18 Feb 20
Honesty, integrity, tenacity. These professionals responded to my needs in a prompt and compassionate matter. I am fortunate to have yoked up with these down-to-earth people who strive to make their clients feel like they are valued and heard. I recommend them highly.
Patsy Shannon
Patsy Shannon
00:27 18 Feb 20
Joe Shannon's firm is of the highest professional stature. Joe and his firm have endured the test of time as an elite Chicago personal injury law firm. Probably Shannon Law Group's biggest strength is their dedicated commitment to their clients' causes and pursuit of the best possible results.Daniel W. Sherman, Attorney At LawDaniel W Sherman PCValparaiso, IN 46385 (licensed in IL and IN)
Dan Sherman
Dan Sherman
20:52 17 Feb 20
Joe Shannon’s firm worked hard to help our family. Everyone is genuine and sincere with our concerns and questions. I HIGHLY recommend!
Erin Koenig
Erin Koenig
15:52 25 Nov 19
Compassionate listeners Joe Shannon and Patrick Cummings helped our family out when my daughter was injured in a car accident. They understand the the long term health consequences that your child may face and they seek fair and maximum compensation. They handled the insurance company for us and in return we are truly GRATEFUL for everything they did on our behalf!
Susan Jennings
Susan Jennings
19:02 18 Nov 19
Patrick Cummings and Shannon Law Group represented our daughter in an employment contract dispute. Our daughter was so frustrated, and Patrick immediately reassured her that the law was on her side despite what her employer told her. Patrick was able to get her back pay that added up to more than 10% of her annual salary. He did this professionally, respectfully and quickly. In a way that allowed her to continue in a job she loves with out creating unnecessary tension. It is fortunate that Patrick can practice in Wisconsin. We are very grateful Pat was able to help our daughter.
Regina Cummings
Regina Cummings
19:16 20 Oct 19
The whole team of Shannon Law Group were great throughout my entire case. Each member diligently did their part and kept me thoroughly informed with what was going on. Each member was always willing to answer my questions anytime of the day. At the end, the Shannon Law Group helped me come out on top. Thank you Shannon Law Group for all of your hard work.
Michael Heatherly Ii
Michael Heatherly Ii
21:40 10 Oct 19
I was involved in a car accident earlier this year and Shannon Law Group assisted me through every step of the process. This team educated me on my options and offered me agency after a stressful life event. I really appreciate the urgency in which these lawyers handled my case. I felt my case was prioritized by Shannon Law Group from the start to the resolution. I would highly recommend their services to anyone!
Maureen Cummings
Maureen Cummings
20:56 10 Oct 19
They never stopped fighting for me until they won my case! My family is so grateful!
Erin Huls
Erin Huls
18:22 16 Jul 19
I have worked with the Shannon Law Group for years. The firm is based on integrity and being available. They will give you honest and expert feedback and always take calls or get back to you right away. They are super friendly to work with and do a great job.
Robert Nell
Robert Nell
14:35 30 May 18
I've known Joe Shannon personally and professionally for 20 years and have referred friends and family members to him. He is intelligent, strategic, personable and a person of great integrity. I highly recommend Joe Shannon and his team.
Julie Carballo
Julie Carballo
15:36 24 Feb 18
I was involved in a head on collision with a wrong way driver. My car was totaled and my life was saved by safety restraints. Much to my surprise, my insurance company failed to properly represent me and I engaged Joe Shannon's services to recover my losses. Joe resolved the matter in a quick and cost effective manner. I have since referred a number of other individuals to the practice and they have all had very positive experiences and outcomes with Joe's firm. Joe is also very active in supporting the local community. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Daniel McMullen
Daniel McMullen
21:18 22 Feb 18
I had an excellent experience with the Shannon Law Group. Joe Shannon is a man of high integrity and compassion. When I contacted Joe, he quickly got back to me. He provided great legal advice and support during the case. I highly recommend the Shannon Law Group!
Laura Freeman
Laura Freeman
20:28 18 Feb 18
The Shannon Law Group should be your 1st choice for an attorney to represent you.They have the resources to help you in your dispute with Insurance CompaniesThe Shannon Group will even the playing field.They get Results ! Take it from meA very satisfied client Highly Recommended
Anthony Aceto
Anthony Aceto
15:34 17 Feb 18
Joe Shannon is an incredible lawyer backed by an amazing team. I referred a family to him and have been amazed at how his team has helped them when no other lawyers would. He isn't afraid of the tough cases - he knows how to win them. He works more than hard for his clients. He and his team build innovative strategies and execute with integrity and courage. Their approach brings results for their clients that most firms could never get. They care. They will fight for you. They are the people you want in your corner during what may be one of the most difficult challenges you face.
Sarah-Eva Marchese
Sarah-Eva Marchese
04:34 25 Jan 18
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Personal Injury ConsultationIs it worth hiring a Chicago personal injury lawyer?

Insurance companies often tell folks injured in accidents that it’s expensive to hire a personal injury attorney. That may be true in some cases where the accident only causes minor injuries like whiplash and there’s little property damage.

However, an insurance company prioritizes its bottom-line above all else. Studies from the Insurance Research Council show that the average person receives a settlement 3.5X larger when represented by a personal injury lawyer than without one.

So, when is it worth hiring a personal injury law firm, and when is it not? No two personal injury cases are the same. It’s always a good idea to schedule a free consultation with a local attorney.

In general, if the accident leaves you permanently and/or seriously injured, it’s worth hiring a personal injury attorney. If your injury resolves within a short amount of time with little to no treatment, it may not be worth hiring a lawyer.

Here’s an example:

Let’s say Mary was in an accident last week in downtown Chicago on Lake Shore Drive. A distracted driver rear-ended her Toyota Corolla.

Mary experienced immediate neck pain from the impact of the collision. She was transported via ambulance to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital. Initial imaging scans come back normal. There are no breaks or fractures in her neck. Mary’s sent home with pain relievers and muscle relaxers. She only missed a few days of work at the office.

Let’s say Mary’s neck pain resolves in a few weeks, and her primary care doctor tells her that she’s made a full recovery. She’s thinking about contacting a personal injury attorney in Chicago because dealing with the insurance adjuster makes her uneasy.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer. At Shannon Law Group, we meet with folks like Mary all the time. In this situation, however, hiring a Chicago injury attorney may not be worth Mary’s time.

Why? Because a lawyer won’t be able to add much value to her case. They’ll just write a letter to the insurance adjuster and accept the first or second offer. Mary will likely end up with more money in her pocket if she doesn’t hire a lawyer and negotiates with the insurance company herself.

In another scenario, let’s say Mary’s neck pain never goes away. An MRI later reveals that one of her cervical discs is herniated. A herniated disc is a serious and permanent injury that requires months of ongoing treatment. Her doctor prescribes pain relievers and physical therapy. Mary may need surgery down the road.

In this situation, the best thing Mary can do for her case is to hire an experienced personal injury attorney like Shannon Law Group. Her lawyer will add significant value to her case by:

  1. Conducting a thorough investigation of the accident.
  2. Filing her case to protect her rights to pursue compensation from the at-fault party.
  3. Gathering and preserving evidence of the crash.
  4. Hiring experts to determine any and all damages Mary’s suffered as a result of the rear-end collision, including economic and non-economic damages.
  5. Trying her case in front of a Cook County jury if the insurance company refused to settle her case for what it’s worth.

At SLG, we only take personal injury cases where we can make a difference.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. Our attorneys are more than happy to explore the best course of action for your case. Call us today at (312) 578-9501 to schedule your free consultation.

Don’t Hire the First Personal Injury Attorney You Meet                

It can be tempting to hire the first lawyer that pops up when you search “personal injury attorneys near me” on Google. However, know that you have options. In Chicago alone, there are thousands of personal injury attorneys competing for your attention.

We always recommend to “window shop” law firms before signing any forms. Why? Many personal injury lawsuits last several years—typically 2-3 years in Cook County. So, when you hire a personal injury attorney, you’re committing to a relationship. You want to hire the right lawyer that makes you feel comfortable.

Take your time, and ask plenty of questions during consultations. Read reviews online. Look at their past case results. Ask your friends and family if they have any recommendations.

At the end of the day, it’s your case, and you deserve nothing but the best representation in Chicago.

 

Meeting a Personal Injury AttorneyHow to Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer

Meeting with a personal injury lawyer for the first time can be nerve-wracking. You don’t want to say the wrong thing or give the wrong impression. Also, injury victims may find it traumatizing to explain what happened to them.

Don’t worry, we have some tips for you! Here are three things to keep in mind when speaking with a personal injury attorney

  • Be honest. Tell them everything about your case. Don’t hold anything back. The worst thing you can do is lie about the facts of your case.
  • Come prepared. Bring any and all documents and photos. This includes your Illinois crash report, insurance policy information, medical records, and photos of your injuries or damaged car.
  • Ask questions. Jot down some questions to ask the attorney the night before your appointment. Any experienced attorney will answer your questions without hesitating.