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Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis from Truck Accidents in Chicago

spinal cord injurySpinal cord injuries are caused by damage to the nerves inside the spinal cord. They can be particularly devastating, because they frequently result in lifelong paralysis. Severe spinal cord injuries are tragically common in truck accidents, because of the immense amount of force generated when a truck collides with another vehicle.

When the accident was somebody else’s fault, there is no reason you should have to bear the burden of it. No one can undo the accident, of course, but you are entitled to full financial compensation. And your claim might be worth more than you think. In addition to compensation for your medical bills and lost earnings, you may be entitled to non-economic damages as well.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages include almost any losses that are difficult to count, such as:

  • Pain and suffering (for physical pain)
  • Loss of enjoyment of life (especially if you were paralyzed)
  • Loss of consortium (damage to your family relationships, including loss of physical intimacy)

We’ve Collected over $200,000,000 for Our Clients

Malman Law has been practicing personal injury law, to the exclusion of all else, for nearly a quarter of a century. We represent only injured victims, never defendants. Since 1994 we have served enough clients to fill a sizeable arena, and 95 percent of these clients have walked away winners. Perhaps just as importantly, almost all of these clients won at the settlement table without ever having to go to court.

A Client with No Regrets

“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

Trucking Accident Practice Areas

See below for a description of some of the types of trucking accident clams we handle:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much liability insurance do commercial truckers carry?



Commercial truckers must carry at least $750,000 in liability insurance, although $1,000,000 is becoming the industry standard. Some truckers must carry more than this amount, depending on the type of cargo they carry. Drivers who carry explosives, for example, are insured for at least $5,000,000.

What are future damages?



Future damages are losses you expect to incur after you have received your settlement or verdict. You may incur further medical expenses, for example, if you suffer long-term debilitation. You may also suffer lost earnings for the rest of your career if you cannot return to work. These damages must be estimated accurately and included in your claim.

What information should I obtain about the accident?



Collect as much information as you can, especially:



  • The date, time, and location of the accident

  • A description of your injuries

  • The truck driver’s contact and insurance details

  • Contact details of any witnesses and anyone else involved in the accident

  • A description of both vehicles, including license plate numbers


What damages are available for a wrongful death claim, and who receives them?



Wrongful death damages go to the victim’s probate estate and to the victim’s spouse, children, and parents. A court can award any amount it considers fair. Amounts may be awarded for:



  • Funeral expenses

  • Burial expenses

  • The victim’s unpaid medical bills

  • Loss of financial support from the victim

  • The deceased victim’s pain and suffering

  • Emotional suffering by family members


We Only Win If You Win Too

There is absolutely no reason why you should owe us a dime unless we produce results for you. And “results” means only one thing – money in your pocket. In fact, we charge no upfront fees, and your total legal bill will be zero unless we arrange compensation for you. Even then, our fees will be calibrated to the amount you actually win so that you can be sure to come out ahead.

Let’s Get Started

Your best chance to win full compensation is while the evidence is still fresh. Call us immediately at 1-888-836-5975, or fill out our online case intake form to set up an appointment for a free consultation with us. We are available 24/7, we serve clients throughout Chicago, and we can come to meet you if you can’t make to 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 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

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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