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Five Tips for Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer in Chicago

If you have sustained an injury as a result of negligence, you will likely find yourself in need of a personal injury lawyer in Chicago. With so many Chicago injury lawyers out there, how do you narrow it down and ultimately choose one? Here are the top five tips and criteria for choosing a personal injury lawyer in Chicago:

1. Fee: Many Chicago injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you don’t get paid, neither do they. They will provide legal advice and represent you with no cost to you until you receive compensation for your injuries.

2. Experience: It is important to find an attorney who has experience in personal injury law and has worked on multiple cases similar to yours. There are many different subcategories of personal injury law, so it is important to work with a personal injury lawyer in Chicago who has extensive experience with all types of personal injury law, or at least your specific type.

3. Success Rate: Find out the number of cases your personal injury lawyer in Chicago has argued, and what his or her success rate is. Ideally, you are looking for someone with thousands of successful settlements or personal injury compensation awards.

4. Reviews / Recommendations: If you have friends, family members, coworkers, etc. who have successfully filed personal injury suits, ask them for advice on selecting a Chicago injury lawyer. What did they like or dislike about their personal injury lawyer in Chicago? Would they provide a recommendation?

5. Rapport: Lastly, once you have narrowed down your list to a few personal injury attorneys in Chicago, schedule a consultation. You need to find a Chicago injury lawyer that you feel comfortable with. You will likely be spending a lot of time communicating with this individual and their staff over a period of several weeks or even months. It is important that you feel confident in their abilities and are comfortable working with them.

DISCLAIMER: All information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be construed as legal advice. The Law Offices of Malman Law shall not be liable for any errors or inaccuracies contained herein, or any actions taken in reliance thereon.

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Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

    Prospective members of The NTL are carefully screened prior to receiving an invitation for membership.

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  • Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020

  • The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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