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According to the Center for Disease Control, dog bites occur every 75 seconds in the United States. Each day, over 1,000 citizens need emergency medical care to treat dog bite wounds. Even more startling, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2012, more than 27,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by a dog. Reconstructive surgery can cost on average over 27,000 dollars and can leave a family strained physically, emotionally, and monetarily. However, Illinois dog bite attorneys are on your side. They can help you receive compensation from the parties responsible for the injuries done to you.

When might another party be responsible for my dog bite?  

Unfortunately, dog bites usually occur when we least expect them. For example, a special processor worker who was checking on a home was put in danger when a homeowner kept a dog outside. The dog who was unprovoked, attacked the worker causing him to go have over 50,000 dollars’ worth of surgery. The attorneys at Malman Law understand and fight for victims of dog bites so that they are properly compensated for such damages. Injuries such as this are permanent as they leave scars, physical pain, and emotional trauma. To protect victims of dog attacks such as this, Illinois is known as a “first bite” state, meaning that if a person is attacked by an unprovoked dog, that person is entitled to damages.

If you or a loved one were injured by a dog, seek legal help as soon as possible. Illinois attorneys know the laws regarding dog bites and can fight for fair compensation so that you can recover from the damages done to you. Call Malman Law today to learn more about your legal rights. 

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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.

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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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