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Back and Neck Injuries

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Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Back and Neck Injuries from Truck Accidents in Chicago

neck injuryThousands of people suffer serious back and neck injuries in truck accidents every year. Some of the most common injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Bone fractures
  • Herniated discs
  • Slipped discs
  • Ruptured discs
  • Chronic back pain

Back and neck injuries present certain problems that distinguish them from other types of truck accident injuries. For example, some of these injuries take time to manifest symptoms, tempting the victim to delay medical treatment. In many cases, long-term chronic pain is the result, making it critical to accurately forecast future medical needs before filing a compensation claim.

Call the Personal Injury Professionals

Attempting to represent yourself in a serious personal injury claim is legal, but it is not much better of an idea than attempting to perform surgery on yourself. Maximizing your chances of winning a Chicago personal injury claim in court or at the settlement table is likely to require the type of expertise that is gained through decades of experience resolving such claims.

Decades of experience is exactly what we have to offer at Malman Law. The numbers tell our story quite effectively:

  • We have been practicing personal injury law (exclusively) since 1994
  • We have helped over 15,000 clients win over $200,000,000
  • Our victory rate is 95 percent
  • Although well over 90 percent of our clients receive private settlements, our trial record is spectacular
  • We have won numerous multimillion dollar awards for our clients

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

Types of Truck Accident Claims We Handle

Each type of truck accident claim involves its own nuances, and we handle all of them:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I sue the trucking company for the driver’s negligence?

It all depends on whether the driver was an employee of the company at the time of the accident. The company cannot be sued for the driver’s negligence unless it actually employed the driver. Most commercial truckers are independent contractors, and independent contractors are not employees.

How much is my claim worth?

That is impossible to say without examining the details of your case. However, the broad categories of compensation include:

  • Medical expenses (including anticipated future medical expenses)

  • Lost earnings

  • Incidental expenses

  • Pain and suffering, mental anguish and other intangible damages

  • Punitive damages, if the driver’s conduct was outrageous

Wrongful death damages are available as an alternative if the victim died (but punitive damages will be unavailable).

Are there special regulations that apply to truckers?

Yes. Truckers are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and by the state of Illinois. This could be helpful to your case. If you can prove that the driver violated a safety regulation, it may be a way for you to win your case. However, proving the violation of a safety regulation is not enough on its own. You must also prove causation, and you must prove that the regulatory violation added up to negligence.

Can a truck’s 'black box' help me win my claim?

Perhaps. A truck’s “18-wheeler “black box”” records:

  • average speed;

  • maximum speed;

  • times that cruise control was used;

  • braking times; and

  • other relevant information.

This information can be demanded from the defendant and used as evidence in court to reconstruct the accident.

We Don’t Fool around with “Billable Hours” – You Only Pay Us If You Win

You don’t need to wonder where you are going to find the money to retain Chicago’s top personal injury law firm, because we charge no fees until your case is completed. And if you receive no compensation, we won’t bill you a dime. Our fees are calculated as a percentage of your compensation, if and only if you actually receive compensation. That is our Zero Fee Guarantee.

Act Decisively

We represent clients from all over Chicago and beyond. If you suffered a back or neck injury in a truck accident, call us immediately at 1-888-836-5975 or fill out our online case information form so that we can set up an appointment to meet and discuss your case. We are available 24/7, and we will come to you if you can’t come to us.

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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    20,000+ Cases over 25 Years
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    Over $200,000,000 Collected
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