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Earlier this week, two Chicago police officers were injured after a car slammed into their SUV in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. Police said that at the time of the crash, their SUV had its lights and sirens on and they were responding to a call. The officers said the car ran a red light and crashed into their squad car around midnight at the intersection of Kedzie and Warren.  The driver of the car tried to run away from the scene, but was quickly apprehended. Police say that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

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Source: chicago.cbslocal.com

Car Accidents and What You Need to Know

In a car accident such as this where the at-fault party was easy to find and apprehend, the proceedings are easy enough—especially when law enforcement officers were the victims. Getting into an accident is stressful, but the number one important thing to remember is that you absolutely cannot leave the scene without exchanging information with the involved parties—especially if you are at fault. Not only does this not clear you as the at-fault party, but it can tack on additional charges of fleeing the scene. If you are not the at-fault party and the person who hit you tries to drive off, try your best to get their license plate number so that when you file a police report you can pass that information along. If there are any witnesses who stop, ask them for their information in case you need to verify the details of the accident.

What to Do If You’re in a Car Accident

If you’re in a car accident, make sure to get insurance and contact information of all involved parties, and seek medical care as soon as you can if you need it.  Hiring a car accident lawyer is also recommended, especially if there is property damage or someone has medical bills that need to be paid. Attorneys who concentrate in car accidents and personal injury have a lot of experience dealing with doctors, insurance companies, and other relevant parties involved. As such, will have valuable advice and provide a beneficial service to you. Don’t get left stuck trying to deal with seeking compensation or help on your own—many personal injury lawyers, including the skilled professionals at Malman Law, work on a contingency basis, meaning that you only pay for their services if you win your case.  Get the help you need—if you’ve been in a car crash, contact a car accident lawyer 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 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.

    Prospective members of The NTL are carefully screened prior to receiving an invitation for membership.

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  • 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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