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Douglas Personal Injury

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Douglas Personal Injury Lawyers for the People of Greater Chicago

The Dangers of Trying to “Go It Alone”

There are many reasons why you shouldn’t try to handle a personal injury claim yourself. One of those reasons is that you might not realize just how substantial your claim really is. You are entitled to more than simple reimbursement for your medical bills – in fact, many claimants end up with several times the amount of their medical bills.

The Illinois legal system is brutally competitive, and that applies just as much to settlement negotiations as it does to open warfare in court. Most personal injury claims are paid by insurance companies that have every reason to low-ball your claim or deny it altogether, and they are unlikely to offer you a fair settlement unless they know you can win in court. You need Douglas personal injury lawyers on your side.

How We Can Help

A skilled Douglas personal injury lawyer pays his own way by winning claims for his clients that they otherwise would have lost, or by drastically increasing the amount of compensation available to them.
Here is some of what Malman Law can do for you:

  • Prepare a winning strategy
  • Discover and organize admissible evidence
  • Negotiate with the other side on your behalf, so you don’t get “smooth-talked” out of a fair settlement
  • Represent you at trial if necessary
  • And remember – if we don’t collect for you, our services are free.

More About Douglas, Chicago

Quite a number of our clients over the years have called Douglas home, including several from Prairie Shores and Groveland Park. Of course, since we are personal injury lawyers, our clients aren’t usually having a particularly good day the first time we meet them. The serious mood of the occasion, however, only further motivates us to ensure that they receive justice.


“If anyone has a problem and is in need of help call Malman Law. At Malman Law you are not just a client, you are part of the family.” – Donyell G


Types of Cases We Handle

Following are only a few examples of the types of claims that our Chicago personal injury law firm frequently handles:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are my options if my husband died in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence?

The Illinois Wrongful Death Act allows the personal representative of his estate to file a wrongful death claim for the benefit of you and his other next of kin. Damages may include amounts for:

  • Grief and sorrow
  • Loss of care and companionship
  • Loss of financial support
  • Funeral and burial expenses (typically paid to the estate itself)

What are some physical symptoms of injury that might not show up immediately after a a motor vehicle accident?

Some of the most common delayed symptoms include:

  • Whiplash 
  • Concussions
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This is one of the reasons why you should seek medical treatment immediately after an accident, even if you don’t think you were hurt.

Is my personal injury claim worthless if I signed a liability waiver?

Not necessarily. Even a liability waiver will not prevent you from winning a personal injury claim if, for example:

  • It was deceptively buried deep within a long contract
  • The accident was caused by extreme negligence or an intentional act
  • The waiver itself was sloppily written

These are only a few of the possible ways to escape the restrictions of a liability waiver. Speaking to our highly experienced Douglas personal injury lawyers can help answer your questions about your case.

I signed an arbitration clause. How will this affect my claim?

Although an arbitration clause will not prevent you from settling your claim through negotiation, it may very well prevent you from filing a lawsuit. Nevertheless, arbitration is usually cheaper and easier than courtroom litigation. Its major disadvantage is that you cannot appeal an adverse decision.

Nobody Messes With Our Clients

We’ve been helping personal injury victims for a long time – nearly a quarter of a century, to be specific. Although our Douglas personal injury lawyers cannot offer any absolute guarantees, some of our clients have received compensation in the millions of dollars.
In addition:

  • We have handled over 20,000 personal injury lawsuits
  • Our clients have collected over $200 million over the years
  • We settle 95% of our cases
  • Only about 5% of our cases go to trial (the rest are settled privately)

Take Control of Your Future, Starting Today; Call our Skilled Douglas Personal Injury Attorneys

Utilizing the services of a personal injury law firm can make the difference between victory and defeat, or between a small recovery and a generous one. Our proven Douglas personal injury attorneys are available to speak to 24/7. So call us today at 1-888-836-5975, or contact us online so that we can schedule a free initial consultation for you. Don’t worry if you are too injured to travel – we can travel 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

  • 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.

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

You’ll want our experience on your side.
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  • Credibility & Experience

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

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

    Real Courtroom Experience
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