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If you or someone you care about has suffered an injury in an accident that was caused by someone else, there are certain steps that you should always take, the first of which is to seek immediate medical treatment for your injuries. As soon as possible after starting treatment, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer about your accident. The Chicago personal injury lawyers at Malman Law can help you file a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault person or persons, in order to pursue the monetary compensation you deserve. 

Give us a call today at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more about how we may be able to assist you with your case.  

Speak to a Lawyer

The first thing that you should do after being involved in an accident that someone else caused is to talk with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. An experienced lawyer will begin to investigate the claim and the circumstances behind your accident. A lawyer can also obtain and review the medical treatment records following your accident. 

During this time, the at-fault individual’s insurance company might reach out to you directly and ask that you provide a recorded statement. The adjuster who calls you may also state that you are required to provide such a statement. If this happens, you should insist that legal counsel be present with you on the phone (or in-person) during such a statement, since the only purpose of a recorded statement is for the insurance company to determine if there is a possible basis to deny your claim. 

Submit a Settlement Demand

The next step in the process is for your lawyer to finish gathering all of your medical records and bills that are related to the accident and assemble them into a demand package for the insurance company to consider. The insurance company may accept liability and then make an initial settlement offer in your case, or it may deny liability. 

Even when insurance companies make initial settlement offers on cases, these offers are oftentimes very low and not worth accepting. It may take several rounds of negotiation in order for the settlement offer to come up. In some personal injury cases, however, it becomes necessary to litigate the case. 

Litigating a Personal Injury Claim

The litigation phase of a personal injury claim starts with filing a lawsuit in the court system. Just because a suit is filed, though, does not necessarily mean that your case will go all the way to trial. In fact, many personal injury cases settle at some point during the litigation stage. Also, during litigation, the parties may engage in written discovery and oral discovery, such as depositions. The parties may also take steps at alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation. If the personal injury claim still does not settle, the matter will proceed forward to trial. 

Call a Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Today

The legal team at Malman Law can assist you throughout every stage of the personal injury claims process. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Chicago personal injury lawyer, please call us at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more. 

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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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