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Getting into a car crash can be frightening. They are unpredictable and can cause plenty of damage. You may feel flustered after you get into an accident, so it is important to have an idea of what to do in case you’re involved in one. Here are some tips for what you should do following a car crash.

Record as Much Information As Possible

You probably already know that after an accident, you have to exchange insurance information with the other person or people involved. You may not know that it’s a smart idea to also photograph and write down exactly what happened during the accident. Writing down and documenting as much detail as possible about the crash can make it easier to deal with afterwards, so try to record as much as you can. Car crash lawyers appreciate having as much information as they can when they’re fighting a case for compensation, as it is easier to prove one party is at fault.

Contact an Attorney

If you’re injured in a car accident, it will be especially important for you to contact a personal injury lawyer afterwards. Seek medical attention first, then call an attorney who has experience working with car accident cases. They will be able to discuss your options with you, and they will also know the best way to approach insurance companies in order to get you the compensation you deserve. This is especially important if the other party in the car accident is under- or uninsured. Those cases can be even more confusing without the help of a legal professional. Though your insurance policy may cover some of the costs, you may be entitled to more than your insurance company is willing to pay out. In these instances, car crash lawyers can be a great help to car accident victims.

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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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