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An early-Sunday car accident in California has left six people dead after a motorist traveling the wrong direction on the freeway struck another vehicle. According to witnesses and state patrol logs, the driver—who has been arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and felony manslaughter—may have been traveling in the wrong lane at speeds exceeding 100 mph.

Though the official investigation is ongoing, early signs point to negligence and driving under the influence as likely causes of this tragic accident—and if that’s the case, the driver responsible for the crash could face more than just criminal charges. A car accident attorney representing those injured and the families of the deceased may take the driver responsible for the crash to court, so that her victims can get compensation for their losses.


Chicago Car Accidents in Archer Heights

Not all car accidents are as dramatic as this high-speed collision in California, but that doesn’t make the consequences any less significant for their victims. Early Saturday morning, for example, a Chicago car accident in Archer Heights injured four people from three different vehicles. Last Wednesday, another car accident in Chicago’s Archer Heights neighborhood injured eight people—four of whom were in serious-to-critical condition.

Because both of these were three-car accidents, determining fault may be a complicated process, but that doesn’t mean that the people injured in these crashes don’t deserve justice. A Chicago car accident attorney works on cases like these on a regular basis, so that when someone is injured or even killed in a car accident they did not cause, they or their families can hold the right people accountable.

Do You Need a Car Accident Attorney

When you’re injured in a car accident, your insurance company may pressure you to sign paperwork that limits your legal rights. This is why it’s critical that you find a Chicago car accident attorney you can trust immediately after the collision—they can protect you and your rights, and help you determine what comes next as you recover from your accident.

In cases like these two recent Chicago car accidents or the one on the California freeway, holding the right people accountable makes the roads safer for everyone. Though six people were killed in the California collision, the person who was driving in the wrong direction survived. By holding a responsible party accountable for an accident they cause, a car accident lawyer can help deliver justice for victims and send a clear message to any other driver who may be tempted to recklessly operate a vehicle.

If you’ve been injured in a collision that you did not cause, contact one of the Chicago car accident attorneys at Malman Law. With our free consultations and 24-hour service, you have nothing to lose.

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  • 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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