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Reckless or simply inattentive drivers are often responsible for accidents that result in mild to severe injury, and sometimes even the deaths of others. If you have been injured in a car accident and would like to seek compensation, there are steps to take immediately following the incident. If you are too injured to follow these steps, contact a car accident attorney right away to get you started on your way to compensation.

Never Take the Blame

Because your perception of the accident could be affected by emotional trauma or sustained injuries, it’s important not to take responsibility for the accident, even if you suspect it may have been partially your fault. Try not to admit fault to anyone involved; instead, work on getting treatment and let your insurance take care of the details of the accident.

Get Medical Attention

Even if your injuries don’t seem serious, there may be injuries you are unaware of because of shock or a delay of symptoms. Have a doctor administer a full examination to avoid risk of serious complications

Take Photos and Notes

You or someone you know should take photographs of your injuries. Scrapes, cuts and bruises often heal quickly, which is why it’s crucial to take photos right after seeking medical attention. Make sure you write down the names of all medical professionals you see or have been referred to since the accident, and keep receipts for all medical-expenses. Also, obtain a copy of the police report to ensure that all items you’ve noted are accurate.

Consult an Attorney

Discuss your car accident case with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. They can not only help build your case with the evidence you’ve gathered, but also protect your rights by making sure you take the right overall course of action. Request a free consultation today!

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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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