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Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers in Garfield Ridge

Chicago’s Garfield Ridge hosts a unique blend of cultures that is distributed across Garfield Boulevard (55th Street to outsiders), Sleepy Hollow, and Le Claire Courts – among other areas. In our view, the most dangerous address in Garfield Ridge has got to be Obbie’s Pizza on Archer Avenue, due to the highly addictive nature of its delicious cuisine!

Stevenson Expressway (I-55) will take some of us part of the way back home. Unfortunately, sometimes we see things we would rather not see, such as the aftermath of a serious traffic accident. Chicago’s highways can be unforgiving, especially when they are crowded with 18-wheelers. Sadly, car accidents are only one of the myriad of dangers that face all of us every single day of our lives.

When Luck Runs Out

On any given day, there’s a chance of you suffering a serious injury accident. As the days pile up, however, the odds stack up too. For some people (including a few of us), luck runs out and the possibility of an accident suddenly changes from a statistical possibility to a painfully distressing reality. Most accidents are somebody’s fault, however, and that “somebody” might not have been you.

Illinois personal injury law provides for situations like this, by allowing you to demand full compensation for your losses from the responsible party. However, the Illinois civil compensation system is complex and confusing. You’re almost certainly going to need help turning your personal injury claim into money in the bank. At Malman Law, that is exactly what we do for our clients every day.

Our Zero Fee Guarantee

Under our Zero Fee Guarantee, you will never owe us a dime until and unless we win your case, and your money actually comes in. We can afford to make this offer because 95 percent of our clients walk away with compensation.

A Word from a Client

“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

Cases We Handle

We handle the following types of personal injury cases, among others:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) How will uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage protect me?

Illinois auto liability insurance policies include uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage that applies unless you reject it in writing. This insurance protects you if the defendant was uninsured, if his insurance is insufficient to cover the value of your claim, or if the accident was “hit and run.”

2) What are some of the most common mistakes that injured victims make?

You can hurt your claim in the following manner:

  • By giving out unnecessary information to the insurance company – they will use it against you if they can.
  • By delaying medical treatment.
  • By failing to obtain contact details for eyewitnesses.
  • By signing a settlement agreement without having your lawyer examine it first.
  • By trying to handle your claim on your own.

3) Can I file a claim over a “whiplash” injury?

Yes, although you may face certain challenges.  “Whiplash” is not a formal medical term – in fact, it refers colloquially to a wide variety of soft tissue injuries. Unfortunately, some whiplash injuries can cause considerable pain even when there is little medical evidence of their existence.

4) How much can I receive in “pain and suffering” damages?

Pain and suffering damages compensate you for physical pain and distress. The exact amount you receive depends on:

  • The intensity of your pain.
  • How long your pain is expected to last (some conditions cause lifelong pain, for example).
  • How difficult it is to prove the degree of suffering that was caused by your injury.

You Will Probably Never Have to Set Foot in Court

Well over 90 percent of our clients’ claims are resolved through private settlements rather than by a courtroom verdict. Ironically, it is Malman Law’s stellar reputation for winning in court that “encourages” the opposing party to settle, rather than take us on in a courtroom battle.

Do You Live in Garfield Ridge and Have an Injury Claim? The Sooner You Act, the Better

Over the past two decades, Malman Law has helped over 20,000 personal injury clients win hundreds of millions of dollars in personal injury compensation. Call our attorneys any time 24/7 at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online for a free initial evaluation of your case. If you cannot come to us, we can meet you at the hospital or wherever else you may be recovering.

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.

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