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Whiplash and Neck Injuries

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Chicago’s Trusted Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Whiplash and Neck Injury Victims

whiplash neck injuriesWhiplash is an injury to the soft tissues of your neck that occurs when your head is thrown violently backward and then forward again, as often occurs during a car accident. In some circles, however, the word “whiplash” it is so synonymous with bogus personal injury claims that it has become a joke. Anyone who has ever suffered whiplash, however, will tell you that whiplash is no laughing matter.

The Problem With Insurance Companies

Most neck injury claims are paid by insurance companies, typically auto insurance companies. Despite their efforts to convince you that they are a good neighbor for a friend in need, the reality is that their interests are directly adverse to yours. The more money they pay you the less money they can keep, and vice versa. Here are some of their favorite tricks:

  • Bait and switch: Agreeing to accept liability and then partially backing off later, after you have already incurred expenses (“But this procedure was unnecessary…”)
  • Rushing to the hospital to get your signature on an inadequate settlement agreement while you are still in shellshock from the accident that injured you.
  • Sweet-talking you into thinking that you don’t need a lawyer.

The Malman Law Difference

Unlike insurance companies, our interests are not adverse to yours. In fact, they are in complete harmony. We have seen to that by arranging our fee structure so that you will owe us nothing until your money actually arrives. At that point, your legal fee is calculated as a percentage of your recovery. We don’t make money unless you do, and that’s just the way we like it.

Client Testimonial

“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

Our Practice Areas

The basic principles of personal injury law are largely the same no matter how you are injured. Below is a partial list of the types of cases we handle:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) What are the symptoms of whiplash?

Whiplash can be quite traumatic, resulting in symptoms such as:

  • Neck pain
  • Stiffness
  • Loss of motion in the neck
  • Numbness and tingling in the arms
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue

Other symptoms, such as loss of memory and depression, are possible as well.

2) I was hit by an uninsured intoxicated driver. Can I sue the nightclub that sold him alcohol?

Yes. In Illinois, a night club is liable for a drunken driving accident if it sold the defendant alcohol prior to the accident, and if the sale of alcohol to the defendant was a “proximate cause” of the accident. You don’t even have to prove that the defendant was already intoxicated at the time he was served.

3) What types of damages might I be eligible for?

Your damages might include:

  • Medical expenses (including anticipated future expenses)
  • Lost wages for the time you were out of work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages (sometimes awarded)

Although nothing is certain, it is possible that your damages might total several times the amount of your medical expenses.

4) “But it was just a fender-bender…”

It is best to seek medical treatment immediately, even if you don’t think you were injured. Even a low-impact collision can cause a neck injury. Moreover, in some cases symptoms can be delayed. If you delay seeking medical treatment because you don’t feel any pain yet, you might damage your claim.

Nobody Messes With Our Clients

We’ve been around for over 25 years. During that time we have won hundreds of millions of dollars in personal injury compensation for over 20,000 clients – enough to populate a small town. Our batting average is .950. That is, 95 percent of our clients walk away with compensation. Among these, about 95 percent receive an out-of-court settlement.

Don’t Let the Glue of Circumstance Harden Around Your Feet With Your Whiplash and Neck Injury Claim

Your claim might be worth a lot more than you think it is, especially if your injury is long-term or if it causes you severe pain. The sooner you begin pursuing your claim in earnest, the fresher the evidence will be and the better your chances of full compensation will be. The time to act is now.

Call us today at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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 http://www.aiopia.org/selection/.

  • 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 http://www.naopia.com/selection-process.

  • 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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