Free Consultations | Tap To Call Today: 1.888.625.6265

Speak to a Lawyer 24hrs a Day


Free Consultation, Call Now!


Rear-End Accidents

Premier Personal Injury Attorneys
Schedule Free Case Review

Dedicated Rear-End Accidents Lawyers in Chicago

Skilled Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Rear-End Accident Victims in Greater Chicago

Rear-end accidents are the most common type of vehicle accident in Illinois,and they are almost always the fault of one of the drivers. Generally, a driver is expected to keep his car under control, and he will be found at least partially at fault if he rear-ends someone.A driver will not even be excused due to icy road conditions, according to the Illinois Department of Insurance. Nevertheless, if you were the one rear-ended you are not assured of victory – either in court or at the settlement table – because Illinois applies a comparative fault system to auto accidents. If a court rules that the car that struck you was 40 percent at fault while you were 60 percent at fault (for stopping suddenly, for example), you will receive no compensation.

Your Choice of Lawyer Makes a Difference

Any qualified lawyer fresh out of law school is legally entitled to handle just about any kind of case (patent law cases are a rare exception). Likewise, a contract lawyer with 25 years of experience is legally entitled to handle his very first personal injury case. If you settle for this kind of lawyer, however, you are unlikely to receive the best quality representation. It’s different here at Malman Law. We don’t run a buffet-style practice with lawyers who handle everything from writing wills to defending drug dealers. Personal injury law is all we do, and it’s all we’ve been doing for the last 25 years. Over that time we have represented over 20,000 injured victims, who have walked away with literally hundreds of millions in compensation.

Client Testimonial

“Two years ago, I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet.” – Malman Law Client

Our Practice Areas

Below is a very incomplete list of the types of cases we typically handle:

Frequently Asked Questions

The most common causes of rear-end accidents are:

  • Speeding
  • Texting while driving
  • Inclement weather (icy roads, for example)

Other common causes include driver intoxication and equipment malfunction such as brake failure.The rear-ended driver also sometimes contributes to the accident by, for example, turning suddenly into traffic.

When a rear-end accident occurs, some injuries are more common than others. The most common injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Lacerations caused by broken windows
  • Contusions (bruises)
  • Bone fractures

It is important to seek medical attention immediately after an accident, even if you don’t believe you were injured.

Tailgating is following too closely behind another vehicle. Commercial trucks are famous for using this as an intimidation tactic. Tailgating is a violation of Illinois law, although the question of “How close is too close?” is frequently a point of contention. Violation of a traffic law is not considered automatic negligence, but it does put the defendant at a considerable disadvantage.

It depends on whether the driver was an employee of the trucking company or an independent contractor. A court will make this decision based on the extent to which the driver enjoyed independence from the company. Commercial truckers are usually considered independent contractors.

Time is of the Essence – Contact Us Today About Your Rear-End Accident Claim

Evidence can deteriorate quickly, and a case can fall apart without it – well before the statute of limitations deadline expires. Call us today at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online for a free initial case consultation. We can even meet you at the hospital if you need us to.
Schedule Free Case Review

Why People Choose Malman Law

You’ll want your lawyers to be this good.
You’ll want our experience on your side.
  • Icon

    Credibility & Experience

    25,000+ Cases over 25 Years
  • Icon

    Track Record of Success

    25,000+ Cases over 25 Years
  • Icon

    Team of Litigation Lawyers

    25,000+ Cases over 25 Years

At Malman Law, You’re Never Too Poor to Afford Us

The way we have set up our fee structure, it is essentially the other side who pays your legal bills. In other words, you don’t pay us anything unless you win. And if you do win (as 95 percent of our clients do), our legal fees come out of your verdict or settlement. You will never owe us a dime until your money actually arrives.

Free Case Reviews

Please fill out the form below and a representative at Malman Law will contact you within 24 hours to discuss the specifics of your case.

  • img

    They are very helpful, and when it comes to getting things done with your case I had the pleasure of working with Jason Kellerman he was awesome I highly recommend them.

    Britany Weaver

    Personal Injury Victim

  • img

    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 everyo...

    Cheryl Wagemann

  • img

    I’ve been knowing about this Law firm for many years through friends, referrals & advertisements, never I thought I would need their services because I believe...

    Elvira G.

  • img

    I was rear-ended by a semi-truck on my way to work. I was transported to the hospital and my car was totaled. In the aftermath, Dan Petrich and Anna Schmidt from Malman ...

    Tony S.

  • img

    I contacted Malman Lawafter my work injury. So professional from my first phone call. Mr. Malman’s investigator, Dan, came right out to our home. Everything was explai...

    Devin Jones

  • img

    Attorney Greg Lamorena was my lawyer when I slipped and fell. He kept me updated throughout the case and was always available to talk when I had questions. He is a great...

    Annie Ong

  • img

    Alexis was the attorney on my case! She kept me in the loop about everything with my case. If I had any concerns I was able to contact her and she’ll answer my que...

    Eugenia Cathery

  • img

    They are so efficient and professional. Always available to help. Attorney Boyer was great and very good with my case. I really appreciate Malman Law. I gave them 5 star...

    Omolewa Snyder

  • img

    I have had an amazing experience with Malman law so far. From the start, Dan was super easy to work with, got me the medical attention I needed, and fast. Couldn’t ask...

    Trevor Harris

  • img

    Hi, I just want to acknowledge Jay McCarron, Kelly & the firm at Malman Law for representing me as they continue to work on my case. Thanks for keeping me updated &a...

    Ernest Pitts

  • img

    Alexis was the attorney on my case and she was GREAT. She made sure I was updated on everything about my case. I would highly recommend Malman Law if you’re ever in ne...

    Ariel Fleming

  • img

    I had the best experience with Jason and Jay attorneys from Malman Law they really went all the way to settle my case I’m telling you there just the best!! Recommend 1...

    Carmen Rivera

  • img

    Adam Meadow acted as the attorney for a family member who was in a car accident. He was highly personable and actively listened to our issues throughout the litigation p...

    Greg Gustafson

  • img

    Excellent customer service and a great experience. Malman Law handled the whole process and it was very smooth. The settlement was a great success. I would choose Malman...

    Malak St.Clair

  • img

    Helped me out of a big jam when my auto was hit twice when and the other drivers had no insurance. Adam Meadow is the only Lawyer I will call for helping me and my daugh...

    Devri Lott

  • img

    I cannot give enough praise to the team at Malman Law, for helping with my case. My children were involved in an auto collision and the attorney Adam along with his para...

    Adrian Lopez

  • img

    A close friend recommended me to Malman Law. I currently have a case with them due to a car accident I had and ever since the accident they have been taking care of ever...

    Vanessa Leon

  • img

    Bella Feinstein, Jason Kellerman, and Terry Davey have been instrumental in helping me through many difficult situations. Not only did they work to get my mom a settleme...

    Nyah Vuljanic

  • img

    This law firm is the best they got me paid and Malman Law kept in constant communication with me which meant a lot to me I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone...

    Jeff Walker

  • img

    Mr. Kellerman of Malman Law shows compassion for his clients. Returns calls and emails promptly, he takes time to listen to his clients, and gather facts accordingly.

    Steve Acosta

  • img

    Everyone at Malman Law made me feel welcomed and heard. My lawyer, Adam Meadow, as well as staff, kept me up to date and were more than happy to do so! I would highly re...

    Adrianna Gomez

  • img

    Dan Petrich was the best man for my case of falling through my porch of an apartment I rented. He made sure I got what I deserved not only $ wise but medical wise and th...

    Jose Cruz

  • img

    Steve Malman helped me with my auto case. He quickly responded and answered any and all the questions I had. My case was a success as well as 2 other family members I re...

    Meagan Cruz

  • img

    Malman Law goes above and beyond handling your legal injury case needs. From the first appointment through to the ending verdict my sister and brother in law were very...

    Eddie Villarreal

  • img

    I am very impressed with Malman Law and my experience with Tiffany Alberty. She was very professional and knowledgeable. I appreciate the great communication and never f...

    Madissen Miller

  • img

    Malman Law is definitely professionals and skilled at what they do. Mr. Adam Meadow always kept me informed and never hesitated to answer my questions and was open to he...

    Christina Ocon

  • img

    Mailman Law, Excellent firm!! Tiffany Alberty and her assistant Margie Gallegos were super efficient and knowledgeable. Great communication—very quick response and gre...

    Adriana Martinez

  • img

    So glad I contacted Malman Law regarding my accident. Professional and caring. Thank you Mr. Malman. I most definitely recommend to anyone if you need the best to call M...

    Virgil Sanner

  • img

    I really appreciated and enjoyed Yennin Calderon’s service. I called asking questions and she was so helpful. Not only did she answer all my questions and concerns...

    Jazlyn Caraballo

  • img

    My experience with Malman Law was great. I worked with Attorney Tiffany Alberty and her assistant Margie. Both communicated what was going on with my case, explained the...

    Ashley Jenkins

View more testimonials

$11.8 Million

Trucking Accident

Our Location


205 W. Randolph St., #1700

1 (888) 625-6265 GET DIRECTIONS

In the media


What’s your case worth? Submit for a free case review



2 years ago I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet

NOAH TAFFELPersonal Injury Victim