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Belmont Cragin

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Chicago Accident Lawyers Serving the Injured in Belmont Cragin

Over the years, many of our most valued clients have counted themselves among the 80,000 or so residents of Belmont Cragin. More and more, residents are coming together to create their “united, vibrant and diverse” vision for Belmont Cragin through community organizations and projects such as the Northwest Neighborhood Federation and the Quality of Life Plan.

Belmont Cragin is a bustling cityscape, however, that sees more than its fair share of accidents. In most cases, these accidents don’t “just happen” – they are the result of someone’s careless or otherwise blameworthy behavior. When that person isn’t you, yet you find that you are the one who is hospitalized, it’s time to take action to secure the fair compensation that you deserve.

Someone in Your Corner

Despite the fact that you have a legal right to full monetary compensation when you are injured through someone else’s misconduct, the cold reality is that rights don’t enforce themselves – only legal action can do that. Personal injury law is complex and arcane, and it is unrealistic to expect to secure fair compensation representing yourself or retaining inexperienced legal representation.

At Malman Law, helping personal injury victims put their lives back together is what we have been doing, to the exclusion of all else, for the past two decades. After recovering more than $200 million for over 20,000 clients, there is not much that can happen in a case that we haven’t seen many, many times before.

Our Zero Fee Guarantee

Our accident and injury lawyers win 95 percent of our cases. That’s right, 95 percent. It is for precisely this reason that we feel confident in offering you this guarantee – if we take your case, you will owe us nothing in legal fees until we win your case. If we don’t win, you don’t pay at all  – and if we do win, you won’t have to pay us anything until you actually receive your money.

Donyell Says…

“If anyone has a problem and is in need of help call Malman Law. At Malman Law you are not just a client, you are part of the family.” – Donyell G., Malman Law client

Some of Our Practice Areas

We handle just about any type of injury claim that can be attributed to someone else’s fault, including:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) My child was injured. Can he or she file a lawsuit in his or her own name?

No. In Illinois, a minor under 18 may not file a lawsuit in his or her own name. The court, however, can appoint a legal guardian to file the lawsuit. Under normal circumstances, this guardian will probably be a parent.

2) Can I file a medical malpractice lawsuit against a nurse?

Yes, if the nurse was at fault, since nurses are considered medical professionals. Although many nurses do not carry malpractice insurance, since nurses are typically hospital employees, you can also sue the hospital for negligence committed by a nurse.

3) Can I sue a trucking company if its driver injured me?

It depends on the circumstances:

  • If the driver was an employee, you may sue the trucking company.
  • If the driver was an independent contractor, you cannot sue the trucking company for the driver’s negligence.
  • If the trucking company was negligent, you can sue the trucking company.

4) My losses exceed the defendant’s insurance policy limits. Who else can I file a claim against?

Three possibilities are:

  • Your own underinsured motorist policy, if you have one;
  • The defendant’s employer, if he or she was on duty at the time of the accident; or
  • A third party who was at fault (the manufacturer of the defendant’s brake drums, for example).

Make It Happen Today

Once you retain us, we will be available to you 24/7. We will assign your case to a team of lawyers with specialized expertise in your case. If you had a bicycle accident, for example, you can bet that bicycle accident lawyers will be on your team. We will work with you on a personal basis to craft an individual case strategy that is responsive to your particular needs and concerns.

Right from the start, we will be pushing for the quickest possible settlement that we can negotiate without sacrificing your interests in the process. Since about 95 percent of our cases are settled out of court, in all likelihood, you will never set foot inside a courtroom.

If you think you might have a valid personal injury claim, call Malman Law or simply fill out our online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. If you can’t come to us for some reason (you are in the hospital, for example), we will come to you.

Firm Awards & Recognitions

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.

  • Top Attorneys Diamond Member

  • 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.

Client Review

  • "I'm very pleased to recommend Malman Law to my friends and relatives! I have to mention how efficient and professional in dealing with my case has been with everyone that I've been in contact with at Malman Law. Mrs. Sabo is outstanding as well as her secretary and assistant in responding quickly to any of my questions or concerns. This firm has gone above and beyond to keep me updated and get answers to my questions at any time, weekends included! Malman Law rules in my opinion! "

    - Cheryl Wagemann
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Why People Choose Malman Law

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  • Credibility & Experience

    20,000+ Cases over 25 Years
  • Track Record of Success

    Over $200,000,000 Collected
  • Team of Litigation Lawyers

    Real Courtroom Experience
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