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Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Chicago’s Lower West Side Personal Injury Law Firm

Lower West Side truly is the heart of Chicago; it is also one of our favorite places to spend a weekend. The Halsted Street art district and the Pilsen Historic District are fine places to spend the afternoon, and when dinner time arrives Lower West Side offers the best Mexican food in town. Once we get back to the office, however, more serious matters await.

In 25 years of practice, nothing has impressed us more than the startling fragility of the human body. There are literally thousands of ways to get hurt. After representing over 20,000 clients, we are aware of the shock, pain, and distress that you are probably experiencing if you’ve been hurt. When the accident that injured you was someone else’s fault, justice is what you deserve, and you should settle for nothing less.

All Law Firms are Not Created Equal

Anyone who has passed the bar exam is entitled to practice personal injury law, even without experience. In addition to the inexperienced lawyers out there, many attorneys run “buffet” practices where they take on various kinds of cases from contract negotiations to personal injury claims. Not so at Malman Law. Personal injury law is the only kind of law we practice, as it has been for 25 years.

Most of Our Clients Receive Out-of-Court Settlements

If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else, you have a personal injury claim. Although turning that claim into cash sometimes requires a client to appear in court, 95 percent of the time it doesn’t. From the moment you retain us, we will be seeking an out-of-court resolution. Fortunately, defendants are generally reluctant to face us in court because of our stellar record of victory at trial.

A Word from a Client of Ours

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 kinds of cases that we handle:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) What is “Maximum Medical Improvement” (MMI)?

MMI is the point, certified by your physician, at which your condition has improved as much as it ever will. You may still be left with long-term disability, but at MMI it is not expected to improve any further. MMI is important for calculating estimated future medical expenses.

2) Can a minor initiate a lawsuit in Illinois?

No, not unless he is at least 18. It is his age at the time of the lawsuit that matters, not his age at the time of the injury. If necessary, a court will appoint a representative to file the lawsuit for the minor (usually a parent).

3) How can I win a dog bite claim?

The Illinois dog bite statute requires you to prove:

  • the defendant is the dog’s owner or keeper;
  • your injuries were caused by the bite;
  • you did not provoke the dog; and
  • you were not trespassing at the time of the attack.

You don’t have to prove that the dog owner was negligent to win.

4) What information should I prepare for my initial case consultation?

You should be prepared to tell your lawyer:

  • The date and time of the accident.
  • How the accident happened.
  • Whether you have been contacted by an insurance company.
  • Whether you have any pre-existing injuries.

We are likely to have other questions for you as well.

Yes, You Can Afford an Attorney

We win 95 percent of our clients’ cases. Because of our .950 batting average, we offer you free representation if we don’t win compensation for you. If you turn out to be among the 95 percent of our clients whose claims are successful, we still won’t charge you a dime until your money actually comes in. This policy allows you to afford an attorney regardless of whether you have financial resources.

Live in Chicago’s Lower West Side? Strike While the Iron is Hot

The sooner you secure effective representation, the sooner you can begin to press your claim, and the sooner your compensation will arrive. Over the last 25 years, Malman Law has secured over $200 million in compensation for our clients. Call us any time 24/7 at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. And if you cannot come to us, we can meet you wherever you are.

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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