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On Sunday, a tragic train accident occurred in a northern suburb of New York City. The results of the accident is devastating news for all to hear and the Chicago attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman give our deepest sympathy to the victims and their families. Unfortunately, 4 persons were killed and another 11 are in critical condition according to officials.

According to Reuters, law-enforcement reports stated that the driver of the New York commuter train told investigators he “lost focus” and went into a daze slightly before the crash occurred. The train driver had navigated the same route during previous shifts; however had recently taken on the earlier shift.

Investigators said that the train was traveling at 82 miles per hour, nearly three times the 30-mph (48-kph) speed limit for the curved section of track where it crashed. The trains brakes were only put on moments before the curve, and the Federal Railroad Administration said that it takes about a quarter-mile to a half-mile to stop a train going at a speed of 82 miles per hour.

The accident is still under investigation, but authorities are reviewing cell phone use to check for distracted driving and are also waiting on tests to check for drug or alcohol usage. According to the train company, the driver of the train “is totally traumatized by everything that has happened.”

If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, call the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman today to learn about your legal rights. 

 

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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 http://www.aiopia.org/selection/.

  • 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 http://www.naopia.com/selection-process.

  • 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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  • 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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