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Muscle Damage

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Muscle Damage from Motorcycle Accidents in Chicago

motorcycle muscle damageMuscle damage” is a catch-all term that can refer to whiplash, back strains, muscle weakness, spasms, and other conditions. One of the most insidious aspects of many forms of motorcycle muscle damage is the fact that it may occur some time after the accident. The longer you wait to see a doctor, the harder it can be to prove that your muscle damage was caused by the accident.

In our experience, defendants and insurance companies will jump on any weakness in a motorcycle accident victim’s claim and exploit it for the maximum possible leverage. We see it as part of our job to alert you to potential claim-damaging mistakes and to work to quickly repair any mistakes that have already been made.   

Nobody Bullies Our Clients. Nobody.

At Malman Law, we still see red when we catch a defendant or an insurance company trying to bully our clients. We won’t stand for it, and our results prove it:

  • We’ve been representing accident victims continuously since 1994
  • 15,000 clients have collected over $200,000,000 through our efforts
  • We win 95 percent of the time
  • Only five percent of our clients have to go to trial – the rest receive private settlements
  • A number of our clients have received astronomically high settlements

A Former Client Speaks Out

“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

Related Practice Areas

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I file a claim over a 'whiplash' injury?

Yes, you can.  “Whiplash” refers to a soft tissue injury to the neck. Unfortunately, this type of injury can be very painful even though it can sometimes be difficult to produce direct medical evidence for its severity. Nevertheless, accident victims commonly recover damages for whiplash injuries.

What are some of the ways that motorcycle accident victims unintentionally damage their claims?

Hopefully you haven’t already made any of the following mistakes:

  • Waiting too long to see a doctor

  • Apologizing for the accident “just to be polite.”

  • Signing over full access to your medical history to the insurance company

  • Allowing public access to your social media accounts while your case is pending, especially if you comment on your accident

These are just a few of many possible pitfalls.

What are some common tricks that insurance companies like to play to avoid paying compensation?

There are too many to list here. The following are some of the most common:

  • Pressuring you to sign a quick “lowball” settlement offer

  • Making an inadequate settlement offer and then setting an arbitrary “take it or leave it” deadline

  • Asking you trick questions and then using your answers against you later

  • Scouring your social network sites for evidence that your injuries are not as serious as you claim they are

Is it automatic negligence to break a traffic safety law?

Not in Illinois. Breaking a traffic safety law is prima facie evidence of negligence. In other words, it is negligence unless the accused motorist proves that it did not amount to negligence under the circumstances. Even if it is ruled negligence, you must still prove that this negligence actually caused the accident.  

Our Services Are Free of Charge Unless You Win

In most industries, the interests of service providers are adverse to the interests of their clients. Your insurance company, for example, loses money every time it pays a claims. At our office, it’s the opposite. Our fees are set at a percentage if the amount of compensation we secure for you. This means that the more money you make, the more money we make.

Let Us Help You Fight Back

Standing up to evasive defendants and greedy insurance companies is our job – \it’s what we do every day. Call us anytime 24/7 at 1-888-836-5975, or complete our online intake form to set up a free consultation where we can discuss your case and examine your options. We can even meet you in the hospital or at your home if you so require.

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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