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Broken Bones

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Broken Bones From Truck Accidents in Chicago

broken bonesThe sickening crunch of bones breaking during a trucking accident is an event that anyone would prefer to forget, but not many people are able to. When you realize that your injuries were caused by the carelessness of the driver or by a defective truck component, you may oscillate between feelings of rage and helplessness. Justice demands a response.

How the Process Typically Works

The process of pursuing compensation typically works something like this:

  • Investigate to confirm that you have a valid claim
  • Notify the insurance company of your claim
  • Gather admissible evidence
  • Open negotiations with the insurance company
  • File a lawsuit, if necessary to push the insurance company into issuing a fair settlement offer
  • Continue negotiating while the lawsuit is pending
  • Go to trial if the insurance company refuses to offer an acceptable settlement
  • Collect the settlement

Our Numbers Tell the Story

Pursuing compensation for a serious injury is nothing like appearing in small claims court. You must prove every fact you assert and every dime of your damages with admissible evidence. Winning at the settlement table isn’t much easier, because the defendant won’t be motivated to negotiate at all unless you are prepared to win in court otherwise.

At Malman Law, we’ve got your back, because we’ve been doing it for nearly a quarter of a century now. With us, you’re likely to avoid court and win at the settlement table, because defendants and insurance companies know about our courtroom reputation.

  • We practice only personal injury law, and we only represent victims
  • 95 percent of our clients walk away with compensation
  • We’ve represented over 15,000 personal injury victims
  • Our clients have won over $200,000,000 through our efforts

Testimonial from a Truck Accident Victim

“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 Frequently Handle

We handle the following types of truck accident claims, among others:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What kinds of mistakes could I make that might damage my claim?

There are many – a personal injury claim is a minefield of potential mistakes. Following are only a few:

  • Lying or contradicting yourself

  • Apologizing for the accident (This is no time to be polite)

  • Using social media in a manner that could be used against you (uploading healthy-looking photos of yourself, for example)

What are some special considerations that apply to truck accidents?

Accidents involving commercial trucks feature certain novel legal features, such as:

  • The driver is usually an independent contractor, not an employee, which means that the trucking company cannot be sued for the driver’s negligence.

  • Truckers are guided by extensive regulations, the violation of which could help you win your case.

Can I claim for 'pain and suffering'?

Generally, you can claim damages for pain and suffering for most injuries. Compensation for pain and suffering is often several times higher than compensation for medical expenses. You can only claim pain and suffering damages, however, if you suffer a corresponding physical injury.

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

Illinois is a “modified comparative fault” state. As long as your fault was less than the defendant’s fault, you will be entitled to at least some compensation. Your compensation will be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault.

Either We Both Win, or We Both Lose

When you’re negotiating with a defendant or an insurance company, they are your true adversary – the more you win the more they lose. With us it’s the opposite – the more you win, the more we win. Since our fees are set as a proportion of your eventual compensation, we work for free unless you win compensation. That’s our Zero Fee Guarantee.

Don’t Let Them Get Away with It

You don’t have to lie back and accept whatever life throws at you – you can fight back. Pick up the phone and call us today, 24/7, at 1-888-836-5975. Otherwise, complete our online case intake form. Either way, we will schedule an appointment to explore your options with you. We can even come to your location if your injuries have rendered you immobile.

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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