Being injured in an accident often leaves a victim traumatized and in the need of a Chicago personal injury lawyer. After seeing a billboard, watching a commercial on television, or by the recommendation of a friend or loved one, our clients come to us in physical and emotional pain and our attorneys are ready to help.
Hope is about trust
Once the person makes that first call and we determine we can help, our Chicago personal injury firm commits to providing the best legal representation available and simultaneously activates the full force of our personnel and our resources. The person hangs up the phone knowing that he or she is in good hands.
Our commitment to exceptional legal representation is an important objective but not the only objective in this client/firm relationship.
Hope is about partnerships that create opportunities
We understand that a majority of our personal injury clients come from broken homes and underserved Chicago communities which lack basic resources. For many of them the slogan “In a wreck, need a check” is a timely message and a possible solution to very real and immediate needs.
As a neighbor and a business in these same struggling communities, we have committed our personal injury firm to stand in solidarity with other groups and meet some of these needs.
One of our partners serving the Chicago Woodlawn neighborhood is Hope Works Community Development. Since 2014, Hope Works is doing all they can to help individuals get back to work.
Their staff and volunteers work one-on-one to design specific solutions to long-term unemployment in a community where 41 percent make less than $15,000 per year and 32 percent meet the federal standards for “severely impoverished”. www.hopeworkschicago.org.
Hope is embodied in small acts of kindness
Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys staff became partners of hope by collecting donations of gently used business clothing and shoes for the Hope Works Community Development clients. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers understand that something as simple as a clothing drive can serve as the starting point in someone’s journey out of hopelessness.
Hope can change the world
Jerome came to his first appointment at Hope Works with an interview scheduled for later that week. He was hopeful about the interview, but wanted some help preparing for it as well as with applying for other positions.
When his Community Advocate asked him if he had clothes for his interview, Jerome mentioned that he had just moved to town and didn’t have many clothes with him. We were able to find him a new shirt and pants, but didn’t have shoes in his size.
Another client was in a meeting at the same time and overheard what was going on. He realized that they wear the same size of shoes and offered to give Garvin a pair of his own shoes. Garvin left his meeting with clothes for his interview, transportation so that he didn’t have to walk for 2 miles, and a renewed sense of hope!
David has been working with us for the last eight months. He has a good amount of experience doing security work, and has gotten two unsuccessful interviews since we started working with him. He recently received an interview for a local grocery store and when he was asked what he was going to wear, he was reluctant to tell his Community Advocate.
Upon hearing that Hope Works had clothes that he could have for his interview he asked to look at them. He tried on a shirt that he liked along with the blue jeans that he had come in with. He asked his advocate if it would be appropriate to wear the jeans to an interview.
When he was told that it wasn’t, he was able to find a pair of slacks that he could wear to the interview. He asked multiple times if the clothes were free and if he could keep them. He left his meeting with enhanced interview skills and an outfit to wear for his upcoming interview!