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Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Dunning Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Accident and Injury Victims in Chicago

Since Dunning is home to some of our current and former clients, we are in the area frequently. They hail from all over the district including Schorsch Village, Belmont Heights, Belmont Terrace, Irving Woods and the Schorsch Irving Park Gardens Historic District. One experience they all share in common is the experience of being injured by someone else’s misconduct.

Maybe you are in the same situation. If you are, our sympathies are with you. After 23 years of practicing personal injury law on behalf of over 20,000 injured clients, it is not hard for us to imagine the pain, shock, and confusion you must be going through right now.

We’re Here to Fight for Your Rights

Here at Malman Law, personal injury law is not just our job – it’s our mission. It angers us to watch our clients suffer, and it angers us, even more, when stingy insurance companies and evasive defendants attempt to avoid their responsibilities. You have a right to compensation under Illinois law, and we won’t let anyone take that away from you. Nobody messes with our clients.

95 is Your Lucky Number

95 is the percentage of our clients’ cases that we win. Coincidentally, 95 also happens to represent the percentage of our winning cases that are resolved through private settlement, rather than through a jury verdict. That means that you probably won’t have to testify in court to obtain full compensation for your injury.

Even though your claim probably won’t end up at trial, it may turn out that we need to file a lawsuit to motivate the defendant to submit a serious settlement offer. That’s OK, because a settlement can still be negotiated during the time before the trial is scheduled – in fact, negotiations tend to be quite productive during this period.

A Word From One of Our Clients

The Malman Law team is exceptional. Knows personal injury law, very responsive to my personal worker’s comp case, recovered money I thought I would never see. And it happened twice as fast as I thought it would. Thank you, Malman Law. – Malman Law Client

Types of Cases We Handle

Following are a few of the areas of personal injury law that we practice in:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) Can a minor file a lawsuit in his own name?

No, not unless he is at least 18 at the time of the lawsuit. It is the time that the lawsuit is filed that matters, not the time of the injury. The court will appoint a representative to file the lawsuit on the minor’s behalf (usually a parent).

2) What is a truck’s “black box” and how can it help me win my claim?

A “black box” is roughly equivalent to a commercial airliner’s black box, although it is simpler. Known as an Electronic Control Module, a truck’s black box records average and maximum speeds, cruise control, braking times and other data. This data can be used to reconstruct the accident.

3) What are some pitfalls that I should try to avoid?

Some of the most common mistakes made by claimants are:

  • Delaying medical treatment because you believe your injuries are minor
  • Contradicting yourself in statements to the opposing party (insurance companies will try to bait you into doing this).
  • Accepting a settlement offer without consulting your lawyer first.

4) Can I win the case by proving that the defendant was violating a law at the time of the accident?

Yes, if:

  • The law was a safety law designed to prevent the type of injury you suffered;
  • You are in the class of people the law was designed to protect (motorists, for example); and
  • The defendant’s violation was a substantial cause of your injuries.

Even in this case victory is not automatic, although it is likely.

“But I Can’t Afford to Pay a Lawyer”

Actually, you can, as long as you have a strong claim. Our legal fees are calculated as a fraction of the compensation that you eventually receive. We won’t charge you a dime until the money actually comes in, which means that essentially it is the defendant who pays our legal fees, not you. In the unlikely event that you don’t win compensation, our services will be free of charge.

The Sooner You Act, the Better

You might have no idea how much your claim is worth, or whether you even have a claim at all. Never mind. Call us today at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. We are ready to take your call 24/7, and if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you, even if you are in the hospital.

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.
You’ll want your lawyers to be this good.

  • 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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