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For those of you who ride the CTA, especially the Purple and Brown lines, you may have been mildly inconvenienced by the recent construction on the Wells Street Bridge. The project is planned to repair the 91 year old bridge the second leaf of the bridge, which weighs a half-million pounds, was in the process of being bolted in Monday, April 29th. Many people tend to complain about the inconveniences these projects cause but you must remember one thing: steel is not made to last forever. These bridges take on trains and vehicles on a daily basis and they are repairing them for your continued safety. Ask any train accident attorney and they will tell you how important these repairs are for they have represented clients who have been injured on the CTA.  Safety is always a high priority in public transportation and the thought of a derailment should be enough to accept and push through your personal grievances.

The truth is, all passengers on Illinois public transit systems are required by law to receive the utmost care. Although the tracks may be in solid condition, CTA workers on the ones who are conducting the trains and Chicago personal injury attorneys are well aware of the negligence some drivers have displayed. Whether it’s operating under the influence or texting while driving, their gross negligence of their responsibilities have resulted in catastrophic events. In 2007 a conductor was texting while conducting a train heading southbound which eventually derailed and killed several people and injuring dozens more. If you ever find yourself comprised and injured on a CTA train in a situation like this your first course of action should always be contacting a train accident attorney.

All of the top Chicago personal injury attorneys will offer you a free consultation and start working on your behalf right away. Depending on the severity of the accident and your injuries you may be entitled to compensation and much more. The truth is you your train accident attorney in Illinois will need to begin working as soon as possible to gather information and file your claim in a timely manner. Medical bills and lost wages can add up quickly – be sure to do the responsible thing and act immediately.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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