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Many people in Chicago ride a bicycle around the city – for transportation, for sport or leisure. But not all drivers take cyclists into consideration when exiting their vehicles. The result is an injury that a Chicago personal injury attorney would advise you is called “dooring” – when a motorist hits a cyclist with their door.

Dooring accidents can cause serious injury and even death by knocking cyclists off their bicycles – onto the pavement and sometimes even into the street. These incidents can cause injuries serious enough that cyclists have mounting medical bills and an inability to work, at which point they require the services of a Chicago personal injury lawyer.

The State of Illinois recently decided to consider dooring crashes when evaluating roadways and outlining improvements to make them safer. Additionally, there will be increased signage raising awareness about the hazard of dooring crashes to both motorists and cyclists.

In spite of these recent efforts to make Chicago safer for cyclists, Chicago personal injury lawyers know that cycling can still be hazardous on city streets. The best way to avoid cycling injuries is to wear a helmet, use recognized signals and be aware of surroundings at all times.

If you’ve been involved in a dooring or other bicycle accident in Chicago contact a personal injury lawyer right away. You need to protect yourself when facing absence from work and mounting medical bills.

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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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  • 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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