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Sudden Stops

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Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Chicago Motorcycle Accidents Due to Sudden Stops

motorcycle sudden stopMotorcyclists are 15 to 27 times more likely than motorists to die in traffic accidents, according to various sources including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Additionally, many accidents that would result in a fender-bender for a motorist will cause serious injuries to a motorcyclist. A motorcycle sudden stop accident, for example, can hurl a motorcyclist into oncoming traffic.

Sometimes life seems to hit you with multiple crises all at once, and at precisely the time when you are least able to deal with it all. After representing a multitude of motorcycle accident victims, we are familiar with your predicament and we are willing to go the extra mile to make sure that you can concentrate on recovering your health while we do all the hard work for you.

We Play Hardball

At Malman Law, we have only one definition of “winning” – money in your bank account. And by that definition, we have been winning continuously since 1994. To be more specific, over 15,000 clients have recovered more than $200,000,000 through our efforts. All told, we have won over 95 percent of our cases, the vast majority of which have been out-of-court 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 We Handle

Malman Law handles a great variety of motorcycle accident claims, including:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are some of the most common injuries that result from motorcycle sudden stop accidents?

Motorcyclists are at far greater risk than motorists in a sudden-stop accident. Some of the most common injuries are:

  • Brain injury (especially if the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet)

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Permanent disfigurement

  • Bone fractures

  • Paralysis

If I was injured by a pizza delivery driver, can I win a claim against the employer for the driver's negligence?

Yes you can, at least if:

  • the accident was completely or mostly the fault of the pizza delivery driver;

  • the driver was on-duty and acting within the scope of his duties at the time of the accident; and

  • the driver was an employee of the company – not an independent contractor.

Some pizza drivers and many taxi drivers and commercial truckers are independent contractors, not employees.

Can I sue the manufacturer if the accident was caused by a defect in the vehicle that stopped suddenly?

You can assert a claim against the manufacturer of a defective vehicle component under the Illinois products liability law. You will have a good case if you can prove that the component was defective and unreasonably dangerous, and that the defect actually caused the accident.

Will I lose my claim if I was lane splitting (sharing a lane with another vehicle) at the time of the accident?

Not necessarily, although lane-splitting will put you at a disadvantage because it is illegal under Illinois law. You can still try to prove that either (i) your lane-splitting was not negligent under the circumstances even though it was illegal, or (ii) lane-splitting did not cause the accident.

We Won’t Bill You Unless You Win

At Malman Law, we don’t lose very often. If we do, we take responsibility for it instead of billing our clients for pursuing a losing claim. If you don’t end up with compensation, you will never receive a bill from us. That means, of course, that you can afford to retain us regardless of your financial status. It’s the quality of your claim that matters to us, not the thickness of your wallet.

Contact the Personal Injury Professionals

We are ready to spring into action as soon as you retain us. Call Malman Law at 1-888-836-5975, or complete our online contact form to schedule a free case consultation. We have someone standing by 24/7. We can even come to your home or to the hospital if your injuries prevent you from coming to our office.

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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