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Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Lincoln Square Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Accident and Injury Victims in Chicago

Lincoln Square is the jewel of Chicago’s North Side. We have represented clients from Ravenswood Gardens, Bowmanville and Budlong Wood and other neighborhoods. On weekends, some of us frequent Lincoln Square’s cobblestone streets, explore its vibrant arts and crafts scene and enjoy its tremendous variety of ethnic cuisine.

With all of this to enjoy, sometimes it is easy to forget the dangers that lurk in any urban area (or anywhere else, for that matter) – car crashes, slip and fall accidents, dog bites and even more insidious dangers such as medical malpractice and defective prescription drugs. Most of us spend little time reflecting on these everyday dangers until they hit us.

When Accidents Happen

The immediate aftermath of a serious accident is a time of shock, pain, and confusion. All of this may give way to anger when you realize that your accident was caused by someone else who acted negligently, recklessly, or even intentionally. This is the moment when you need to start thinking about how you will enforce your legal claim for compensation against the party who caused all of this.

At Malman Law, protecting the rights of the injured is what we do – in fact, it is all we do, all day long. You won’t find us writing wills, setting up trust funds, defending criminal defendants or litigating business disputes. Personal injury law is what we do, and it is all we have been doing for nearly a quarter of a century now. And we are good at what we do.

Think You Can’t Afford to Hire an Attorney? We Have Good News

At Malman Law, you only pay if we win your case, and only after the defendant pays your claim. If we don’t win, you will owe us nothing.

What Our Clients Say

“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

The most common types of claims that we handle include:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) How difficult is it to win a dog bite claim in Illinois?

It is easier to win a dog bite claim in Illinois than it is in many other states. The Illinois dog bite statute doesn’t even require you to prove negligence on the part of the dog owner. The two most common defenses are trespassing and provoking the dog. Most homeowner’s insurance policies cover dog bite claims.

2) Can I file a claim against a pedestrian who caused my car accident?

Yes, you can sue a pedestrian, although pedestrian accident cases can be difficult to win because of the pedestrian’s general right-of-way. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian-initiated car accidents include:

  • Walking in the street or the emergency lane
  • Jaywalking
  • Intoxication

3) Can you provide some tips on how to successfully negotiate a claim?

Following are some important principles:

  • Know how much your claim is worth.
  • Know your chances are at trial.
  • Read between the lines of what the opposing party says.
  • Avoid both overconfidence and fear.
  • Bring your lawyer. We can negotiate for you if you so desire.

4) What are the chances that my case will go to trial?

Statistically, few of our clients’ personal injury claims ever go to trial. Most are negotiated and finalized in private settlement agreements. In many cases, however, it is necessary to file a lawsuit to gain negotiating leverage. Even then, most cases are resolved before trial.

Not All Law Firms are Created Equal

Which law firm you choose to represent you is an incredibly important decision. Not only might it make the difference between victory and defeat, it will almost certainly play a large part in exactly how much money you receive. At Malman Law, we bat .950 – we win about 95 percent of our clients’ cases. Among these, the same percentage – about 95 percent – are settled out of court.

In A Lincoln Park Accident? The Sooner You Act, the Better

Cases get stale over time – witnesses move out of town or their memories fade, and physical evidence deteriorates or gets lost. Meanwhile, the statute of limitations deadline gets closer every day. Call us today at 1-888-836-5975, or contact us online, so that we can schedule a time to discuss your case with you. We are ready to hear from you 24/7 — and if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you, even 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

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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