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working with an attorneyOnce you have hired an attorney for your personal injury case, you will work closely with him or her and the team to reach a settlement with the defense. There are some issues, however, that you and your attorney must first iron out to get the most out of your relationship together. These hurdles are what will ultimately determine how efficient your relationship is.

Main Considerations and Concerns

You will have decisions to make during your case. Most of these critical questions should be decided ahead of time with your attorney, such as:

  • How you will handle ongoing expenses associated with your injury.
  • How quickly your case may be resolved.
  • The amount of time you are expected to contribute to the case.
  • What your ideal settlement amount is and when to accept a settlement offer.

Answering these questions requires that you hire an attorney who you trust, and one who you can talk to easily. If you cannot openly discuss concerns with your attorney, you may not be able to resolve your case as quickly as you hope.

The Use of Experts and Investigators

Your attorney may need to hire outside experts or investigators to add evidence and strengthen your case. In the event that this occurs, you may encounter additional costs. Experts and investigators are not typically on the payroll of your attorney’s office. Therefore, they have their own costs.

It is best to request that your attorney not use an expert without consulting you first. That way, you do not have added costs to your case.

Keeping in Touch

You and your attorney should stay in touch continuously throughout the case, but you must realize that these things take time. You should not call every few days demanding answers, because there may not be any.

You should, however, check in regularly with your attorney’s office for updates. Also, request a rough schedule from your attorney about what he or she expects to occur next.

Discussing Settlement

The biggest discussion that you will have with an attorney will involve your settlement. You and your attorney should agree on an ideal settlement amount before negotiations with the defense begin. You must also consider how quickly you need a settlement and how long you are willing to wait for the ideal amount.

Work with a Qualified Personal Injury Attorney Today

A good attorney will have open discussions with you frequently during your case. Not only will you meet with your attorney during the initial consultation, but you should have follow up discussions that keep you up-to-date to ensure that you and your attorney are on the same page.

Sometimes, it comes down to the caliber of attorney. If you want a great experience and a settlement amount that ensures that you receive funds for your costs, contact a personal injury attorney in Chicago who will work as your injury advocate.

Schedule a consultation now with the team at Malman Law by calling us or requesting more information online.

Firm Awards & Recognitions

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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