I started my legal career at law firms that worked for the insurance companies and... more
I started my legal career at law firms that worked for the insurance companies and the businesses they insured. I learned how the insurance companies investigate injuries caused by their clients, collect evidence against the victims, and evaluate claims - in terms of dollars and cents - not in regard to the lives that were broken and forever changed. I worked with adjusters to put a dollar figu... view profile
Brad Pollock is a named partner with Walsh, Knippen, Knight Pollock. Prior to... more
Brad Pollock is a named partner with Walsh, Knippen, Knight Pollock. Prior to joining the firm, Brad practiced as a trial lawyer in Chicago, both as an insurance defense attorney and as an attorney representing the rights of injured people.This unique perspective assists Brad in his aggressive representation of his injured clients. Brad concentrates his practice in the area of catastrophic per... view profile
Gerald J. Bekkerman, founder of Bekkerman Law Offices, LLC, is a respected trial... more
Gerald J. Bekkerman, founder of Bekkerman Law Offices, LLC, is a respected trial lawyer with a history of success representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Gerald began his career as an insurance defense lawyer, specializing in defending commercial and general liability injury cases. This early experience as a defense lawyer has given Gerald a unique perspective and now provides an adva... view profile
Dennis VanDerGinst was born in Moline, Illinois, in 1962. He received his law degree... more
Dennis VanDerGinst was born in Moline, Illinois, in 1962. He received his law degree from DePaul University. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Iowa and the federal courts. Dennis has been selected by his peers as a "Leading Lawyer" in the area of personal injury law. Only the top 5% of attorneys in the country earn that honor. He has also been selected as one of the top 5% of atto... view profile
As a partner at Schierer Ritchie, I am a caring and zealous advocate. I share the... more
As a partner at Schierer Ritchie, I am a caring and zealous advocate. I share the value system of my partner and am committed to forming personal and caring relationships with my clients, advocating aggressively and zealously for my clients, and honing my legal skills through continued and regular professional training and education to better serve my clients. Because the consequences can ... view profile
I became an attorney after being serious injured in a car accident when I was hit... more
I became an attorney after being serious injured in a car accident when I was hit head-on by a drunk driver. I understand too well that pain and suffering that comes along with being the victim of someone else's negligence. While I recovered from my serious injuries, I attended law school with the intention of helping others whose lives have been tragically altered.
A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. For example, if you are in a car accident or are the victim of a botched surgery, a personal injury attorney can help. They know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages. Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, which means they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the payment you receive, also called the personal injury settlement. If you don't recover any money, they don't get paid their fee. Personal injury lawyers also know how to defend you if someone thinks an injury is your fault.