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With the increase in foot and vehicle traffic, cyclists need to be extra-vigilant while they are commuting by bike. The back-to-school time can cause people to feel a little frazzled or tired, and they may not be paying attention as best as they could be, which can lead to cyclists getting hit. Now only should pedestrians and drivers be more alert, but cyclists should also be highly attentive to best ward off potential accidents.

Possibility for Collisions

When more people are on the road, either driving to school themselves or driving their kids to work, they may be distracted—thinking about homework they didn’t finish, the busy day they have ahead, or whether they grabbed the kids’ lunches before heading out the door. This distraction can easily cause an accident, as they may not be looking out for bicycles while driving. Pedestrians may also be distracted, checking emails on their phones or simply not paying attention when they cross streets to make sure that a bicycle is not in their way. This is how cyclists get hit by cars and pedestrians get hit by bikes—lack of attention paid. This is where personal injury lawyers come in—when cyclists get injured due to avoiding accidents, or when they get hit.

Safety Precautions

In order to avoid being injured, pedestrians absolutely need to look both ways before they cross streets and make sure a cyclist isn’t about to cross an intersection. Cyclists should also be on the lookout for pedestrians who are waiting to cross, cars that may be stopping soon or pulling away from curbs, or car doors about to open. Drivers in cars should watch for cyclists—again, crossing intersections, or simply sharing the road. If you do unfortunately get into an accident, either with a pedestrian, cyclist, or car, it’s important to hire a personal injury attorney who can help you sort out the details like who was at fault and what insurance regulations should be followed up on.

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.

  • 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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