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10.0Michael A. Shammas
10.0Michael A. Shammas

About Michael

Michael is a personal injury trial attorney who has obtained millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for his clients. His results, and his aggressive and passionate representation have earned him several awards and honors from the legal community, and excellent reviews from his clients.

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Call: (312) 971-5959
Email: [email protected]

Shammas Law Office Commitment

Representing injury victims requires an extreme level of dedication, attention to detail, knowledge of medicine, and sensitivity to a client’s situation. Clients typically approach me during the most difficult times in their lives, and place their trust in me to fight for them, obtain justice, and guide them through an unfamiliar process. I pride myself on aggressively building every case, with all available evidence secured, every witness interviewed, top expert witnesses retained, and with no stone left unturned. There is no better feeling than securing maximum compensation for clients so they can regain control of their normal life.

–Michael A. Shammas

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic event.  It can also be an overwhelming experience to deal with insurance companies, figuring out who will pay medical bills, property damage, lost time from work, and more.

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Losing a loved one is never easy.  It can be especially devastating when the death comes unexpectedly due to the careless acts of another.  Often times, a family is not only losing a loved one, but also a provider of income, and a provider of care and companionship.

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Trucking accidents are different from car accidents because the trucking industry is regulated by the Federal Government.  Many truck accidents occur because of driver fatigue, improper loading techniques, negligent truck maintenance, improper training, and other acts of negligence.

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Pedestrian accidents are especially high in a busy city like Chicago.  With heavy vehicle, taxi, bus, bike, and train traffic, pedestrians are often forgotten or just not seen and become the victims of awful injuries as a result.

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Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic event.  It can also be an overwhelming experience to deal with insurance companies, figuring out who will pay medical bills, property damage, lost time from work, and more.

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Motorcycles are no exception to the rules of the road.  Whether you were hurt while riding the motorcycle, or hurt by an individual riding the motorcycle, your rights are the same and you should follow the same steps provided above with car accidents.

Men and women involved in construction perform their jobs in an environment where slight carelessness or oversight can lead to disastrous consequences.  This is because often times construction projects involve heavy machinery, several different types of equipment and other objects in the area, and various individuals from several trades working in coordination at the same time.

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Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be the most difficult choice a person has to make.  You place your trust in the nursing facility to care for your loved one with dignity, and to follow the plan of care to ensure they are being treated and monitored properly.

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We place our trust in doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to use their education, training, skills, and judgement when providing care.  Many times doctors and other health care professionals fail to provide the “standard of care” required when providing treatment.

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Many injuries occur because of a dangerous condition on a property.  Whether somebody slips on a liquid substance, or trips over an object or other dangerous condition, usually the injured person can recover if they can establish that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition, and failed to take the appropriate steps to fix it.

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Companies that design and manufacture products have a responsibility to make sure that the products are free from defects in the design and manufacturing of the product.  Usually these cases are proved by showing that the company designed or manufactured a product that was unfit for its intended purpose.

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Companies that design and manufacture products have a responsibility to make sure that the products are free from defects in the design and manufacturing of the product.  Usually these cases are proved by showing that the company designed or manufactured a product that was unfit for its intended purpose.

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Living in Chicago presents a higher risk of injury due to bus and train accidents.  CTA bus and train operators are held to an even higher standard because they transport the public.  Injuries can be sustained whether a bus or train operator is guilty of negligent driving, or if the bus or train has not been maintained properly.

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Reviews

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I would highly recommend Michael to anybody searching for an injury attorney. From beginning to end, he was very involved, always available, moves fast, and produced great results for me and my girlfriend! His service is top notch, and he takes special care to make sure you are guided the right way throughout the case. Very impressive work.

Tim

I would highly recommend Michael for your personal injury case. He had an excellent open line of communication, consistent updates, and always keeps you up to date with your case.

Tracee

Michael was very personable. He made me feel like a friend was helping me out. He did such a good job with my case as far as negotiating down my expenses so my claim check could be bigger. He also lowered my expectations of what the insurance company would give me, so when I realized that my check was going to more than double I was ecstatic. I definitely recommend you contact Michael if you need a claim lawyer to go to bat for you!

David

I normally don’t write reviews but Shammas Law Office is excellent. To be honest I was not expecting the level of dedication that I have received. He has great availability and I am able to get a hold of him anytime I need him. He calls to check up on me and to make sure I’m getting what I need out of my doctors. I am never afraid to ask questions and he has made this entire process easier. The results I have seen so far have been above and beyond what I was expecting. So, if you need an attorney I highly recommend Shammas Law Office.

Jennifer

What I really liked about Michael started with our first phone call and the attitude and hunger he brought to my case. From the get-go, he made it clear what to expect during each phase of the process, was always there to address our questions, and even prodded me when we needed to get him information in a timely manner. More importantly, he presented a clear strategy for how he would overcome any challenges to our case. Sure enough, we could not have been happier with the outcome.

Miquel

My experience with Michael has been everything an attorney client relationship should be. He responds to my calls in a timely manner. He knows my name and I don’t feel like I am just a file on his desk.
I know he’s my attorney but he feels like a friend.

Anonymous

This was the first auto accident I was involved in. Michael worked tirelessly on my case, even when I was hesitant throughout whole process. He never gave up, even when I had a downfall and felt like giving up. It has been a pleasure working with Michael. I ended up with a great settlement.

Kamil

After my husband’s car accident, we did not know what to do. The insurance company was hounding us. I reached out to Michael and he handled everything. He put our minds to ease. He was always available and promptly replied to correspondence. He was very knowledgeable and gave us great advise, ultimately getting us the best results for our case. He respected out opinion and was open and honest with us the entire time. I would highly recommend Michael.

Nicole

Micheal was very cordial and professional from the initial contact. He has a sense of humor that is warm and down to earth. I’d definitely recommend Micheal to other clients. He won my case and I’m very pleased with the outcome. Awesome!!

Linda

I was verey pleased with always being able to reach him and ge was very polite and the time was only a year so pretty quick service i am very pleased all around

Ramon G.

Michael A. Shammas delivers! He is a great lawyer. I was injured in a hit and run and was really unsure about how I was supposed to go about the process and he helped me every step of the way. I was not always available at normal hours due to my job but he was really understanding and accommodating. He made the process super simple which was really important with my busy schedule and he consistantly reached out to update me on the case. We ended up with a settlement greater than I had anticipated!

Rachel

From day 1 Michael was always available whenever I had questions. I was contacted by multiple attorneys but when I reached out to Michael, he really impressed me with his knowledge. Michael kept me in the “know” at all times and that really eased my fears of working with someone for the 1st time especially with nature of my injury from the accident. My family is very grateful and appreciative of his work. Not only did he deliver, he over-delivered!

Terry P.

Hired Michael when my two daughters were involved in a car accident and the other driver was at fault. Great results, great person, and great communication 10/10 I recommend Michael to all my family and friends.

Nathalie

Mr. Shammas is not only the most professional attorney I’ve worked with, he is one of the most professional individuals I’ve ever worked with in my 30 year career in industry. His ability to explain the process to a “non legal” person is excellent and he kept me in the loop throughout the process. His follow up is impeccable. Not sure how he does it but this guy get’s it done. I’m very impressed and I greatly appreciate all that he has done for me. Outstanding.

Mark

Michael was the most responsive, positive, and effective lawyer I’ve had in my life. Highly recommended to get your injuries treated properly and compensation fast.

Matt

“Michael Shammas was my attorney chosen for my personal injury case. He is an amazing professional, person and overall great negotiator. He handled my case with care, tact, kindness and humor and with timely and significant results.”

Lisa K.

“Michael was very compassionate and very knowledgeable during my time of need. It’s was nice knowing I had him on my side to help me while I was recovering from my car accident so I could focus on working to get better while he did all the legal work.”

Chrissy V.

“Michael A. Shammas delivers! He is a great lawyer. I was injured in a hit and run and was really unsure about how I was supposed to go about the process and he helped me every step of the way.”

Rachel W.

Recognitions & Associations

Going Above And Beyond For Our Clients

Recognitions & Associations

Going Above And Beyond For Our Clients

Avvo Accolades

10.0Michael A. Shammas
F.A.Q.

F.A.Q.

As soon as possible.  Being injured in any type of accident is a traumatic experience, and contacting an attorney may not be something on your mind at first.  However, the first few days after an accident are often  the most important.  Critical evidence must be preserved, key witnesses must be interviewed, and timely court procedures must be conducted to ensure that you will have all the necessary evidence to present the best case possible.

Yes. If you are feeling pain or discomfort after an accident, it is important to get medical attention right away. Don’t minimize or downplay your pain and think it will go away. The pain and functional limitations after an accident can remain and may even get worse. Getting examined in the emergency room, or as soon as possible after the day of accident, will allow doctors to properly identify the problem and create the appropriate treatment plan. Make sure you tell the doctors that you were in an accident, and make sure you tell them all the pain and limitations you are experiencing, even if it seems minor.

You should not speak with any insurance company, including your own, until you first speak with your attorney. Insurance companies can use your statements against you later. Often times statements are made with honest intentions, but might be twisted around later by the insurance company to suggest something that was not intended, or to possibly take advantage of confusion. It is best to allow your attorney to take over communication with the insurance company.

Nothing. Shammas Law Office only gets paid if you receive money for your injuries. There are no out-of-pocket costs to you.

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