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David Joseph Schwaner

Car accident Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   47 reviews

Licensed for 17 years

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Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    40%
    If your attorney determines that you do have a case, they will gather key evidence like police reports, photographs, incident reports, medical records and bills that will reflect the estimated cost of care for any injuries sustained in the accident.

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    If your attorney determines that you do have a case, they will gather key evidence like police reports, photographs, incident reports, medical records and bills that will reflect the estimated cost of care for any injuries sustained in the accident.

  3. Workers compensation
    20%
    If you’re injured on a job site, it’s time to put our experience to work to make sure you recover the compensation you need to pay medical bills and recover lost and future wages. Mr. Schwaner has experience in cases against many large companies.

  4. Wrongful death
    20%
    Carelessness and negligence cause death every day and while no amount of money can help you recover from the emotional loss of a loved one, often times family members are left with a difficult financial situation to deal with. Call for a free consult

AWARD WINNING SERVICE - FREE CONSULTATION - NO FEE UNLESS WE RECOVER

I am an experienced Trial Attorney representing injured persons in the Chicagoland area. I've recovered millions of dollars for my clients over the years through settlements and jury verdicts. If you or a loved one is in need of representation, contact me for a free consultation. Please see below for areas of practice.

Vehicle Accidents:

Car Accidents, Boat Accidents, Bus Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Train Accidents, Truck Accidents, Uber Accidents, Uninsured Motorist Injuries.

Workers Compensation Injuries:

Construction Worker Injuries, Factory Worker Injuries, Railroad Worker Injuries, Truck & Trucking Injuries, Union Job Injuries.

General: 

Car accidents, Dog Bites, Knee Injuries, Product Liability, Rotator Cuff Strain and Tear, Trips, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect.

Head & Brain Injuries:

Anoxic Brain Injuries, Brain Trauma, Brain Contusions, Diffuse Axonal Injuries, Head Trauma, Hypoxic Brain Injuries, Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries, Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injuries

Neck & Back Injuries:

Cervical Dislocation, Disk injuries, Herniated Disk Injuries, Neck Fracture, Nerve pinch Injuries, Repetitive strain, Spinal Cord Injuries, Soft Tissue Injuries, Whiplash Injuries, Vertebral Fracture.

Birth Injuries:

Preeclampsia, Fetal Death, Breach Birth Complications, Caesarean Birth Injuries, Vacuum Exraction Birth Injuries, Birth Hypoxia and Brain Damage, Cerebral Palsy Injuries, Erbs Palsy Injuries, Klumpke Palsy Injuries, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Shoulder Dystochia Injuries.

Awards

Client's Choice 2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2019 2018 2017 + 1 ...
Top Contributor 2019
Top Contributor
2019

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Licensed for 17 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2005
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Schwaner Injury Law
111 N Wabash Avenue
Suite 801
Chicago, IL, 60602
Schwaner Injury Law
3400 West Stonegate Boulevard
Arlington Heights, IL, 60005
Schwaner Injury Law
350 South Northwest Highway
Suite 300
Park Ridge, IL, 60068
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
David received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2019
Posted by Carrie | February 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best personal lawyer in Chicago!
David is very thorough and dedicated. He takes the time to sit down with you personally to make sure he has everything needed to fight for you. He is not like most law firms looking for just a signature on a contract. He is personal and he makes sure that you get the best care. He helps to explain things to you so you constantly know where you stand in your case. I would recommend him as one of the best lawyers in Chicago. If you use David and his partner as your lawyers, you know you are in the best caring hands around. Thank you David for all you have done for me!
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Posted by Mary Jo | February 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
My child was injured in a car accident in January 2018. What looked like a straight forward case became very messy very quickly and I knew we needed professional help. My child needed surgery for their injuries and the insurance company for the responsible driver tried to deny full liability. Then David Schwaner was recommended to me. He came out of the City to meet us, talked us through what to expect and next steps. I felt very comfortable putting everything in David's hands and it was the best decision I could make. One year later, with David doing all the work and taking all the stress off us, he got a settlement that exceeded expectations. David is professional, knowledgeable, ethical and is very good at what he does. He went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and kept us informed. I have NO hesitation in recommending him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great and professional lawyer
Mr. Schwaner always gets back to you promptly and answers all my questions. The process was long because the other side was trying to pay nothing but he really fought back with experience and strong foundation of the law.
Posted by Nathaniel | November 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal injury case with David Schwaner
I hired David to represent me after I was hit head on by a company box truck. He was very accommodating and made sure that my health and well being were prioritized. The case took a long time to resolve but David was always in touch and very clear that I was never bothering him by contacting him for updates. He was honest about the potential outcome. In the end he got my medical bills paid in full plus recovered on top of that. I highly recommend David!! He is a class act and truly cares.
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Posted by Brenda | September 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Accident
The service provided by my attorney was excellent. All information was provided in a timely manner and the case was resolved in a timely manner.
Posted by Deidra | July 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident Injurt
I hired attorney David Schwaner back in 2016 after I was involved in a 4 car pile up. I could not be happier that I chose him after searching online through dozens of lawyers. My case was settled last year. He listened to my wants, needs, and issues and was very caring! He was honest (never tried to make it sound like I'd get more) the whole way through. Great communication. He even helped me months after the case was over when I had an issue. I can not say enough good things about him and his practice. Very professional. I highly recommend him and will refer anyone who needs help to him. I hope to never need him again but he will be my one and only choice if I do.
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
David was very helpful to me after I was in a car accident while i was a passenger in an Uber. He and the members of his office were very professional and very kind. I know from working with him that he is a great attorney. He never stopped advocating for me and always kept me engaged with all of the details of the case and process. He's not someone who puts things off, he gets things done. Thank you so much for your help, David and everyone else in office of Shwaner Injury Law!
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Posted by Gary | June 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
David done an excellent job
He keep m,e informed all the way through the process. Done a suburb negotiation with Liberty Mutual to get me a fair settlement.I would highly recommend him if your in need of legal services.
Posted by Marcus | June 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the best
Excellent Attorney. Excellent communication. 5 star service from Mr. Schwaner. I received more from my personal injury settlement than expected. I highly recommend Mr. Schwaner.
Posted by David | May 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
David was great! An uninsured driver hit my son from behind on his bike.And you still found a way to get my son some money!
Posted by Tom | April 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The Best
Mr Schwaner was great helping me review a few employment documents. His insight led me to getting more than I believed I was deserving off. I would use Mr. Schwaner again in a heartbeat.
Posted by Mariana | April 17, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable
I received David’s contact information from a friend. My husband had been involved in a car accident and we were in need of legal advice. David listened and explained everything to us in detail. We did not hire him for this incident because after he explained to us the situation we didn’t need our own counsel. Definitely recommend David, he is kind and patient and after speaking with him I felt more at ease.
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Trustable Attorney!!
Excellent service! He was very professional from start to end. I would definitely put my trust in this firm again. Highly recommend Mr. Schwaner to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My Go To for Everything Law Related
Mr. Schwaner kindly took the time out and met with my business partner and me about our court matter before the hearing prior to a holiday weekend. He gave us wise and much needed guidance on a situation that we felt completely helpless with. His presence and advise left us feeling assured and the case outcome was a lot better than we expected. Thank You David. Your expertise and kind service will always be appreciated.
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Posted by Joy | January 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing and Attentive to our needs
He is an amazing attorney who helped us win our case. He is attentive and sympathetic to our injuries. He will always be a beacon of light is a sea of darkness willing to help others.
Posted by Yolanda | November 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney David Schwaner
I met Attorney David Schwaner in 2009. I unfortunately had the experience to hired David twice in 2yrs because of other driver crashed into my Suv. David was so Professional and he knew how to win both cases.I will recommend to anyone who may need representation in case of a Auto accident. David is highly recommended Young and Smart. He is still my Attorney when it comes to legal Advice.
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Posted by Chris | October 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top car accident Lawyer
Dave Schwaner is very professional and l highly recommend him for his services. He handled 3 of my cases and each was concluded with satisfaction. 10/10!
Posted by Adam | August 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chicago’s best injury attorney, honestly
I was involved in a horrific auto accident in which my car was totaled and my livelihood and well being were affected immediately. I turned to Chicago injury attorney David Schwaner for help during this difficult time, and I could not have asked for a better lawyer to be on my side. He helped ease my mind from the very beginning, answering every phone call or text with any question I had, immediately. His constant positive attitude and honesty accompanied with compassion made me feel like his brother rather than client. He and his team were so easy and helpful to work with, I felt like I could leave everything in their hands to take care of, and they did. They guided me to the right doctors, rehabilitation, and everything else I needed for success in recovery. I would highly recommend David Schwaner, who I would consider to be the best injury attorney in Chicago for any personal injury case.
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Posted by Lee | May 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.
David was easy to work with on my work related accident. He fought tooth and nail to get me the BEST settlement. He far exceeded my expectations. I would recommend him for your personal injury case. He looks out for my best interests. David, even drove to the far Western suburbs to meet with me and discuss in details, my settlement. Very professional. I would definitely hire David Schwaner again, if I needed an attorney.
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Posted by Anthony | February 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer and person!!!
After I was injured at worked with a severe injury, I needed legal representation. I did my homework and scoured the internet for a lawyer that specialized in workman compensation. After reading several reviews from law journals as well as clients, I decided to make an appointment with David Schwaner. Davis is a great lawyer and secured me the settlement that I deserved but more importantly David is a tremendous human being. David and I were more concerned about me receiving the proper medical and rehabilitation treatment that my injury required, honestly compensation was the last thing on my mind. David and his staff are individuals that are detailed orientated and know workman compensation law from a-z. I normally do not write reviews but I was extremely impressed with the Schwaner Injury Law team and will recommend them to family, friends or anyone asking me if I know of a great workman’s compensation lawyer. Thank you, David!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Schwaner Injury Law
  • 2016 - Present

Education

  • Loyola University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Neck Injury From Motor Vehicle Collision
  • $1.17 Million Dollar Jury Award
  • Elbow Injury From Construction Site
  • $355,000 Jury Award
  • Back/Spinal Injury From Automobile Collision
  • $204,000 Jury Award
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Associations

  • Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • 2006 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - 2022

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Car Accident Attorney in Chicago
  • Expertise
  • 2019
  • Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Chicago
  • Expertise
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Attorney in Illinois -Rising Star
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2018
  • Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Marquis Who’s Who
  • 2018
  • Who’s who in the World
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2018
  • Legal Selection
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2018
  • Top Attorney: Outstanding Young Lawyer in Illinois
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2016
  • Most Dynamic Personal Injury Lawyer-Chicago
  • Corporate America
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney in Illinois-Young Lawyers Division
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney in Illinois-Rising Star
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2016
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Publications

  • Fra Noi
  • Tort Notes
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Emergency Medical Technician Course
  • Civil Law-personal injury and charting
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (83)
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Personal injury Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a highly skilled lawyer who fights extremely hard for his clients. His passion and advocacy is second to none. He cares deeply for his clients and goes the extra mile for everyone he represents. I wholeheartedly endorse David without any reservations.."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Friend
"I have the good fortune to know Dave and have seen him work. I have referred clients to him. All have reported an outstanding experience. I cannot recommend Dave more. If you have an injury and live in Chicago - you should contact Dave, I would."
Personal injury Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He gives helpful advice to the community."
Brain injury Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave is an amazing attorney! He is quick on his feet and always has a great answer to tough legal cases and situations. I have learned a lot from him! On a personal note he is a great guy and easy to get along with!"
Brain injury Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Schwaner gives great comprehensive advice to those in need."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a top-notch personal injury attorney. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Schwaner is an excellent attorney in his field."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"It is really great getting to work with David. He is a dedicated advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Schwaner provides a valuable service on Avvo. He gives excellent answers to user questions on this site. I am happy to endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Top notch personal injury lawyer"
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