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Calumet City Accident Lawyer

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Trusted and Proven Calumet City Accident Lawyer

As delightful as Calumet City can be, living in a rural region of Illinois comes with its challenges. An individual injured in a truck accident on Dolton Avenue, for instance, might have trouble getting immediate, exhaustive medical care. During the icy Midwestern winters, the roads in Calumet City can get sleety and slick; car crashes, slip and falls, spinal injuries, and other unfortunate accidents can and do result. Oftentimes, victims of these local catastrophes wind up burdened for life with extra medical costs, decreased ability to bring in income, and emotional and psychological trauma. Contacting an experienced Calumet City Accident Lawyer is an important step on this difficult road.


Whether you’ve suffered a dog bite, spinal cord injury, or motorcycle crash related damage, it may behoove you to seek the advice of legal counsel to determine potential options to recoup costs – not just from the individual(s) who caused the accident but also from other potentially liable entities, such as your insurance company or even the state government. Building a personal injury case for your Calumet City accident will likely require significant resources – even if the case appears at first blush to be pretty cut and dry. Fortunately, Calumet City injury victims can rely on the services of Malman Law. The dedicated lawyers at Malman Law have aggressively, actively, and creatively represented their clients and won myriad victories – both at settlement and at trial. Please contact Malman Law to find out more information about one of Chicago’s most well reputed injury attorneys, or dial 1-(888) 625-6265 or fill out our free online consultation.

Calumet City, IL

Calumet City won national fame in the early 1970’s when, at the behest of a local child, town engineers painted an enormous smiley face on the municipal water towers. These two towers (quickly redubbed the “smiley towers”) vaulted Cal City into the limelight for a few weeks in 1973 and spurred towns across the nation to decorate their water towers and municipal buildings. Today, Calumet City is home to around 40,000 people spread out across an area of about 7.5 square miles. Wild Cal borders the state of Indiana and supports an array of small businesses, farms, and service entities.

Types of Cases We Handle

Following are only a few examples of the types of personal injury cases we handle:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) What is “causation” and how does it affect a personal injury claim?

Proving negligence is not enough by itself to win a negligence-based personal injury claim. In addition to proving the existence of negligence, you must prove that the negligence was a substantial cause of the accident that injured you. There can be more than one “substantial cause” of an accident.

2) Can I file a personal injury claim against someone who criminally assaulted me?

Yes, you can. Negligence is not the only basis for a personal injury claim – an intentional assault will also support liability. Since insurance generally does not cover intentional assaults, however, you may have difficulty collecting damages if the defendant cannot afford to pay them.

3) How can I collect compensation if the at-fault driver was uninsured or if the value of my claim exceeds his insurance coverage?

Depending on the circumstances of your case, you might try:

  • Filing a claim against your own uninsured motorist insurance, if you have any;
  • Claiming against the at-fault driver’s personal assets; or
  • Looking for a second defendant (the driver’s employer, for example, if he was on-duty at the time of the accident).

4) What do I have to prove to win damages for a dog bite?

Illinois dog bite law requires you to prove that:

  • the defendant owned the dog;
  • the defendant’s dog attacked you;
  • you did not provoke the dog; and
  • you were not trespassing on the owner’s property.

5) What happens to my claim if I was partly at fault for the accident?

Illinois contributory fault law does not absolutely bar you from damages in this situation, as long as your fault was less than the defendant’s fault (as determined by the court). Nevertheless, since your damages will be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault, you could lose up to 49 percent of your damages.

You may have other questions about your case. Please contact one of our skilled and proven Calumet City Accident Attorney to discuss your concerns.

$200 Million and Counting

Over the last 25 years, we have served over 20,000 injury victims by winning over $200 million in compensation from private settlements and courtroom verdicts. Even multimillion dollar recoveries are not uncommon at our firm. One of the main reasons for our stellar track record is the fact that we limit our practice to personal injury law –  and we only represent victims, never insurance companies.

Timing Matters With Your Calumet City Personal Injury Claim – Act Today

An accident claim deteriorates over time, as evidence grows stale and the statute of limitations deadline approaches. Consequently, the sooner you get the ball rolling by calling a Calumet City accident lawyer, the better. Call Malman Law today at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online for a free initial case consultation. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, don’t worry – we will come to you, even if you are in the hospital.

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.

  • 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.

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
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    Real Courtroom Experience
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