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Head Injuries From Truck Accidents in Chicago

brain injuryHead injuries, particularly brain injuries, are among the most frightening and potentially debilitating injuries imaginable, sometimes casing lifelong disability.  If your injury was caused by a careless truck driver, justice demands a response. You are entitled to full compensation for your injuries, and your claim might be worth a lot more than you think.

What Are the Symptoms of a Head Injury?

The symptoms of a head injury may show up right away, but they might not manifest until some time after the accident. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Disorientation
  • Nausea
  • Slow breathing
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Dizziness
  • Blackouts

If you experience some of these symptoms after the accident, seek medical attention immediately for your own safety and for the sake of the validity of your claim..

Our Track Record Speaks Volumes

At Malman Law, we’ve been representing personal injury victims since 1994. We don’t practice any other kind of law and we never represent defendants – only victims. The results have been so extraordinary that simply informing the opposing party that you have retained Malman Law to represent you can have a positive effect on your case.

Over the years we have represented over 15,000 clients, and 95 percent of them have walked away winners. Of those who win, the great majority receive private settlements without ever having to walk into a courtroom. All told, opposing parties have coughed up over $200,000,000 in favor of our clients. Insurance companies don’t like us very much and we don’t blame them.

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

We Handle the Following Types of Truck Accident Cases…and More:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are some of the most common defenses against head injury claims?



Some of the most-used defenses (common to many different types of injury) are:



  • Expiration of the statute of limitations (two years in most cases, but exceptions exist)

  • The accident was at least 50 percent the victim’s fault

  • The injury already existed before the accident occurred


How much are commercial truckers insured for?



Liability insurance requirements for commercial truckers must offer:



  • $750,000 in coverage for truckers carrying most types of cargo;

  • $1,000,000 for carriers of autos and certain hazardous materials; and

  • $5,000,000 for truckers who haul the most dangerous hazardous materials (explosives, for example).


What kind of evidence will I need?



Below are some examples of the type of evidence you may need to prove a head injury:



  • A police report

  • Photographs of the accident scene

  • Eyewitness testimony

  • Expert medical testimony

  • Your medical records

  • Your medical  bills


Other evidence may also be required.

My doctor wants to place a lien on my future compensation to ensure payment of medical bills. Can he do this?



Yes, within limits. The following healthcare providers are entitled to place liens on future compensation:



  • Hospitals

  • Doctors

  • Dentists

  • Physical therapists

  • Chiropractors


The lien(s) cannot total more than 40 percent of your recovery.

What is 'maximum medical improvement'?



Maximum medical improvement (MMI) is the point at which your condition has improved as much as it likely ever will. It is difficult to calculate future damages until you have reached MMI.

Our Zero Fee Guarantee Is What Puts Us on the Same Side

The business interests of insurance companies are inherently opposed to yours – every dollar they award you is a dollar less for them. With us it’s different. Since our fee is calculated as a percentage of your recovery, the more you win, the more we win. This also means that you’ll never owe us a dime until and unless your compensation is already in the bank.

Make Your Move Today

Your best chance of winning full compensation comes within the first few weeks after the accident. Don’t delay – call Malman Law today at 1-888-836-5975. Otherwise, fill out our online contact form so that we can set up an appointment to discuss your case. If you can’t come to us, we can travel anywhere in Chicago to meet 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 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.

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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Why People Choose Malman Law

  • Credibility & Experience

    20,000+ Cases over 25 Years
  • Track Record of Success

    Over $200,000,000 Collected
  • Team of Litigation Lawyers

    Real Courtroom Experience