Thank you very much for handling my care. You and your staff have been fantastic and have helped me countless times during this legal process. From the beginning you kept me informed as to the status of the case, knowing where we stand has been invaluable. The monies I received from the settlement will benefit my family greatly.
- Mike M.
Construction Accident ... $2.3 Million
Truck vs. Pedestrian ... $2.0 Million
CTA Bus vs. Pedestrian ... $1.75 Million
Motorcycle vs. SUV ... $1.0 Million
Truck vs. Pedestrian ... $1.0 Million
Medical Malpractice ... $825,000
Slip/Trip & Fall ... $800,000
Ski Injury ... $600,000
Auto Accident ... $475,000
5 Motorcycle Collisions ... $250,000 - $350,000
Electrical Shock ... $250,000
Dog Bite ... $167,000
Train Accident ... $128,500
Truck vs. Auto ... $879,000
Mr. Goodman attended undergraduate studies at the Univerisity of Illinois Champaign Urbana and earned a Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts.
Mr. Goodman then attended Depaul Law School in Chicago and earned a doctorate in Juris Prudence. While attending Law School, Mr. Goodman clerked for the Illinois States Attorney's Office, the United States Department of Justice organized crime strike force, and for the Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office.
Mr. Goodman was admitted to the Illinois Bar on February 4th, 1986. Since Mr. Goodman's admission to the bar he has handled nothing but personal injury claims which arise out of motor vehicle collisions, motorcycle collisions, slip and falls, products liabilty and medical negligence. Mr. Goodman has handled in excess of 1200 personal injury cases in his career, of these cases, many have been settled prior to the filing of a lawsuit. Those cases that cannot not be settled prior to filing suit are litigated by Mr. Goodman in the Court system, to verdict when necessary. The vast majority of cases which Mr. Goodman has handled have been settled without trial.
Mr. Goodman is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Goodman is 54 years old, is married and has two children, a daughter and a son, aged 14 and 13. His hobbies are horse back riding and motorcyles.
Mr. Goodman's philosophy is that each client is important. He is diligent and aggressive in the pursuit of each and every case he handles no matter how big or small. He communicates with his clients regularly to determine the status of their medical condition and of the status of their treatment. He then acquires the records as quickly as possible and forwards them to the insurance adjusters. Shortly thereafter, he contacts the adjuster in an effort to settle the case. If the case settles, Mr. Goodman acquires releases and checks and the case is then over.
For those cases which can not be settled, Mr. Goodman files a complaint and then tenaciously pursues discovery to bring the case to a close, again as quickly as possible.
Mr. Goodman will not settle a case until a fair and reasonable offer is made. If no such offer is ever forthcoming, Mr. Goodman will try your case to verdict.
In short, Mr. Goodman is an aggressive and experienced attorney who will do all possible to maximize his clients recovery.
Some examples of compensation Mr. Goodman has obtained for his clients areas follows:
When I broke my leg in February 2011 at the apartment complex where I live, I had non idea what i would do. I didn't have a job and i didn't have any health insurance.
I called a friend and he suggested that I take photos of the area where I fell, believe it or not I didn't even think of that. When family came over later that day I had one of them take the pictures. I am very trusting and thought the management company would do the right thing. They do not take the pictures.
I still didn't know what to do. It turned out that I fractured my ankle in four places and required surgery. The people who managed the apartment were suddenly avoiding me and did not even offer to walk my dog; they didn't care about me at all. That's when I decided I needed to call an attorney. Since I couldn't even get to my desk where my computer was I looked in the Yellow Pages and that is where i found Attorney Dan Goodman.
Mr. Goodman sent a Town Car to pick me up to bring me to his office and to bring me back home. I sent him the pictures I had via email. It was so easy and he handled the rest. Mr. Goodman settled my case inside a year of the accident. We didn't even have to go to court, although if needed we were both willing.
Dan Goodman got me an excellent settlement and even lowered my very expensive, medical bills. The settlement allowed me to pay back my family who had been loaning me money and pay off my credit cards which I had to use during that very difficult time. I now also have a large amount of money in my savings account.
I HIGHLY recommend you call Dan Goodman, Attorney at Law if you have any kind of an accident. I know that I will contact him again if I ever have the need.
- Trish F. - Oak Park, IL
Jacquelyn Bobiek is Dan's assistant.
We serve clients throughout Chicagoland including: Chicago, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Berwyn, Cicero, Des Plaines, Harwood Heights, Joliet, Maywood, Mount Prospect, Niles, Norridge, Glenview, Morton Grove, Naperville, Northbrook, Palatine, Park Ridge, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, and other communities in Cook, Lake, Will, DuPage and all other counties in Illinois.