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Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Leg Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents in Chicago

Motorcycle rider leg injuryLeg injuries are perhaps the most common result of a motorcycle accident, and they are all but universal in side-impact collisions. Common types of Motorcycle leg injuries include broken legs, broken hip, dislocated hip, fractured knee, dislocated knee, fractured ankle, dislocated ankle, foot fractures and crush injuries. Amputation might be required in a worst-case scenario.


Although it is impossible to predict the amount of damages you might be eligible for without knowing the details of your case, they are likely to far exceed reimbursement for your medical bills. If you suffer long-term loss of function, you might be entitled to damages for disability. And if your debilitation affects your employment, you might be eligible for lost earnings.

How Most Claims Are Resolved

A typical motorcycle accident claim is ultimately paid out by the defendant’s insurance carrier, and it is normally appropriate to attempt to negotiate a settlement before taking the matter to court. If you decide to represent yourself, however, you will be negotiating against a seasoned pro with only one objective – to save the insurance company as much money as possible.

We Let the Numbers Do the Talking

At Malman Law, we can handle the negotiating for you. Superlatives are unnecessary – we let the numbers do the talking for us:

  • Nearly a quarter-century representing victims of personal injury (and nobody else)
  • Over 15,000 winning clients
  • $200,000,000 in settlements and verdicts
  • 95 percent victory rate
  • 95 percent of our winning clients settle – only 5 percent go to court

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

Some of Our Other Practice Areas

Malman Law handles many different kinds of motorcycle accident claims, including:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the best way to prevent a leg injury in a motorcycle accident?

Unfortunately, because motorcycles lack frame protection, there is no truly effective way to prevent a leg injury in a motorcycle accident except to avoid the accident altogether. Crash bars, however, do provide some measure of protection.

What kind of evidence will I need to press my claim?

Some of the most common types of evidence include:

  • A copy of the police report

  • Photographs of the accident scene

  • Testimony from eyewitnesses

  • Your medical records

  • Your medical bills

  • Your own testimony (not necessarily in court)

  • Documentary evidence of your lost wages

Other items may be required at some point.

I suspect that my doctor was negligent in treating me. Who should I claim against, the motorist who caused the accident or my doctor?

There is no reason why you can’t claim against both – a motorcycle accident claim against the negligent motorist and a medical malpractice claim against your doctor. If your doctor made your existing motorcycle accident injury even worse, you could be entitled to two recoveries.

I was in an accident with a commercial truck. How much liability insurance do they carry?

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations require commercial truck drivers to maintain the following minimum liability insurance coverage if the truck’s gross weight is 10,000 pounds or more:

  • $750,000 for ordinary loads;

  • $1,000,000 if the truck is carrying automobiles; and

  • $5,000,000 if the truck is carrying extremely hazardous materials.

Our BIll Is Zero Until You Win

When you win 95 percent of your cases, you’re big enough to bend a little – you don’t even bother charging for your services unless you bring home compensation for your clients. At least that’s the way we feel here at Malman Law. We won’t charge you anything up front, and we won’t charge you anything ever unless you win and your money actually arrives.

Decisive Action Makes It Happen

You may feel that your life has turned upside down since the accident. But boldness has magic in it. Call Malman Law 24/7 at 1-888-836-5975 or fill out our online contact form, and we will schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions. And If you can’t come to us, we’ll 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.

  • 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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