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When you’ve been in a car accident, you may be confused about how you should proceed, what you should or need to do, and whether you should bring the case to court, if the other driver was at fault. Thankfully, you don’t have to answer these questions on your own—car crash attorneys are trained to be able to give quality advice to people who have been involved in car wrecks. If you have been in one recently, there are several ways that an attorney can help.

Gather Details and Help Build a Case

When you’ve been in accident, you might be injured, without a car, or missing work—or all three. Car crash attorneys know that the time immediately following an accident is extremely stressful, but also that it’s at that time when details need to be noted. Contacting a lawyer when you’ve been in an accident is easier than talking directly with an insurance agent, especially because a lawyer will advise you not to hand out any information you don’t absolutely need to, especially to insurance companies. A car accident lawyer will work with you to gather details about what happened and help you build a case, ultimately helping you get your life back on track after being in a crash.

Correspond with Insurance Companies and Medical Institutions

Right after a car accident, your focus should be recovering and getting your life back on track. Some insurance companies, however, will try to do anything in their power to avoid paying out for damages or injuries and medical bills. For this reason, hiring a car accident lawyer can be helpful, as you can direct all correspondences to the lawyer rather than fielding somewhat tricky questions yourself. The same goes for medical institutions like doctors’ offices and hospitals. Car crash attorneys can help you uncomplicate your life by handling issues with insurance companies and doctors, making it easier for you to focus on things like recovering from injuries and getting back to work.

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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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