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Biker’s Arm

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Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Biker’s Arm from Motorcycle Accidents In Chicago

biker's arm from impact“Biker’s arm” is not a repetitive strain injury like tennis elbow – it is caused by impact. It is a common result of a motorcycle accident because you will instinctively draw in your arms in anticipation of an immediate collision, thereby causing them to bear the brunt of the impact.

The Danger of Delay

One potential pitfall arises from the fact that the pain of biker’s arm might not manifest itself immediately after the accident, thereby tempting you to avoid going to the hospital until the symptoms become obvious. Such a delay in medical treatment can give the defendant room to argue that your condition was not caused by the accident.  

Motorcycle biker’s arm might involve nerve damage that could cause long-term immobility in your arms and fingers. If you work with your hands for a living, this immobility might cripple your earning capacity and justify extremely high compensation. Expert legal assistance is essential.

A Track Record Few Can Match

It usually makes a difference when you tell the insurance company that you have retained Malman Law to represent you. After all, most of them are familiar with our track record:

  • We’ve been practicing personal injury law since 1994 – to the exclusion of all else.
  • 15,000 satisfied clients can testify to our effectiveness.
  • Our opponents have coughed up over $200,000,000 in favor of our clients.
  • We win 95 percent of the time, and 95 percent of our winning clients receive private settlements.

A Word from a Satisfied Client

“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

Other Types of Motorcycle Accident Claims

Malman Law handles the following types of motorcycle accident claims, among others:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I still win if the accident was partly my fault?

Yes, under certain circumstances you can. But even if you win, you will have to settle for reduced compensation. Under Illinois comparative fault rules, if your percentage of fault was:

  • between 1 percent and 49 percent, you are entitled to reduced compensation.

  • 50 percent, you are entitled to nothing.

  • 51 percent or higher, you are entitled to nothing and the defendant may be able to file a claim against you for his damages.

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You can file a claim under the Illinois dram shop law, and you can win if the driver’s resulting intoxication caused your injuries. This law is useful if your damages are high and the defendant was uninsured or underinsured. As of January 20, 2018, the liability of a nightclub was limited to


What are some common mistakes made by motorcycle accident victims?

Be especially careful to observe the following dos and don’ts:

  • Don’t give out unnecessary information to the insurance company.

  • Do seek medical treatment immediately after the accident.

  • Don’t accept a settlement offer until you know how much your claim is worth.

  • Don’t attempt to represent yourself.

What is the most common reason for motorcycle accidents?

Most motorcycle accidents occur because a motorist simply didn’t see the motorcyclist. Make sure you understand how blind spots work, and avoid them if you can. Motorcyclists are relatively few on U.S. roads, and many motorists are simply not watching out for them.

Think You Can’t Afford First-Class Representation? Think Again

If you select Malman Law to represent you, you will not receive any kind of bill from us until and unless the opposing party pays compensation in the form of a settlement or a verdict. That means if you don’t receive compensation (and 95 percent of our clients do receive compensation), you won’t owe us a dime.

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

If you have suffered biker’s arm or another injury arising out of a Chicagoland motorcycle accident, call Malman Law at 1-888-836-5975 or complete our online contact form to schedule a free initial case consultation to discuss your case. If your injuries prevent you from making it to our office, we can even meet you in the hospital or at your home.

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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