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Law enforcement is built and empowered by the government and its people for the purpose of maintaining peace in communities. They help keep the world a safer and better place to live in. But what if the people society has hired to keep them safe and secure are the same people who are committing acts of violence? What if you are a witness to or the actual victim of police brutality? Who would you call for help? How will you handle the situation?

Seeking medical attention should be your foremost concern. If recommended by your physician or lawyer, undergo all medical examinations to clearly assess the full extent of physical and psychological damage. Ask for a copy of your medical records of the injuries and damages sustained. This information will likely be needed during future legal procedures as with any personal injury case. 

Consult with local advocacy organizations and present to them a copy of your medical records and other pertinent documents that may help advance your case in court. These organizations may extend their services and guide you with legal counsel. If there are no available groups in your area, consult with national or international advocacy organizations.  Seeking the help of a personal injury law attorney can also help in getting you the right representation.

File a complaint with your police department as soon as you can. Secure an in-person meeting with the perpetrator’s supervising officer and address your complaint. If the department neglects your complaint, consider approaching higher ranking officers until you eventually get your complaint officially filed.

Consult a psychiatrist or any other qualified counselor. These experts have considerable knowledge and understanding of police brutality and its effects on victims. If you feel uncomfortable sharing such information with a professional, talk with a family member or friend instead.

Hire a personal injury lawyer to assist you in your case. The training, experience, and skill set of personal injury lawyers make them a valuable asset for legal cases including police brutality. Having a personal injury lawyer represent you in court also gives you a better chance of winning a dispute. For example, if you have been offered inadequate compensation to settle the dispute, your personal injury lawyer may help you obtain a larger amount of compensation.

Police brutality can be a life changing event, but with the help of a personal injury lawyer you can get the compensation and justice you deserve for your pain and suffering.

DISCLAIMER: All information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be construed as legal advice. The Law Offices of Malman Law shall not be liable for any errors or inaccuracies contained herein, or any actions taken in reliance thereon. For more information read our full disclaimer.


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  • 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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