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Morgan Park

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

A Personal Injury Law Firm for the People of Greater Chicago

Morgan Park is about as “South Side” as you can get without leaving Chicago. Indeed, some of our best friends and clients hail from there. Many of our clients contact us after suffering a road accident on 107th Street or California Avenue, for example, or after suffering some other type of personal injury.

When you are injured due to the misconduct of someone else, a personal injury claim in your favor arises automatically under Illinois personal injury law. At least in theory – after all, money to pay your medical bills isn’t going to drop from the sky. Instead you must enforce your claim, either in court, or preferably, at the bargaining table.

The Illinois Personal Injury Compensation System

Personal injury compensation is governed by Illinois state law. Winning requires either a trial that results in a courtroom judgment, or better yet – a settlement agreement. Settlements are almost always preferable (and over 90 percent of our clients receive them) because are far quicker and easier than a trial.

Nevertheless, as the saying goes, “all bargaining takes place in the shadow of the law.” This means that the opposing party (either the defendant or an insurance company) is unlikely to agree to a sizable settlement unless you show him that you have enough admissible evidence to win in court. It is here that the assistance of expert legal counsel is critical.

Malman Law Can Help

At Malman Law, personal injury law is the only kind of law we practice, and we’ve been doing it for nearly a quarter of a century now. In that time opposing parties have forked over more than $200,000,000. 95 percent of our clients end up with compensation, and many of them end up with far more than they ever thought possible.

A Word from a Client of Ours

“The Malman Law team is exceptional. Knows personal injury law, very responsive to my personal workers’ comp case, recovered money I thought I would never see. And it happened twice as fast as I thought it would. Thank you, Malman Law.” – Malman Law Client

Types of Cases We Handle

Following are only a few examples of the types of claims that we frequently handle:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) What are the minimum auto insurance coverage requirements under Illinois law?

Following are minimum (not maximum) coverage limits:

  • Personal injury liability: $25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident
  • Property damage liability: $20,000 per accident
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance: $20,000 per person/$40,000 per accident

2) Is there a statute of limitations deadline for winning my case?

No, but there is a statute of limitations deadline for filing a lawsuit:

  • Two years after the accident (personal injury)
  • Five years after the accident (property damage)
  • One year after the victim’s death or two years after the accident, whichever is later (wrongful death)
  • Warning – calculating the statute of limitations deadline can be deceptively tricky!

3) Can I sue the employer of the person whose misconduct injured me?

Maybe. In most cases, employers are financially responsible for the on-duty misconduct of their employees. In many cases, however, a worker will be classified as an independent contractor rather than an employee – commercial truckers and Uber/Lyft drivers are a good example. Companies are not responsible for the misconduct of independent contractors.

4) Can I file a personal injury lawsuit over a criminal assault?

Yes, you can file a lawsuit for a criminal assault, including:

  • A mugging
  • A “road rage” incident
  • An unjust beating by a nightclub bouncer

It is possible to win a lawsuit even if the defendant is acquitted in criminal court.

You Only Pay Us If You Win

When you win 95 percent of your cases like we do, you can afford to bend a little bit. We are so confident in our ability to secure compensation for you that we will not charge you a dime in legal fees unless we do so. We’re not talking about a refund here – we mean that you will never owe us a dme in the first place unless you win. That is our Zero Fee Guarantee.

Time Matters – Act Today

Pressing a personal injury claim is like almost anything else in life – the sooner you get started, the better your chances will be. If you have been injured or a loved one has died through the fault of another, pick up the phone and call us today. We are available 24/7 at 1-888-836-5975, or contact us online so that we can schedule you a free,no-obligation case consultation.

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.

Client Review

  • "I'm very pleased to recommend Malman Law to my friends and relatives! I have to mention how efficient and professional in dealing with my case has been with everyone that I've been in contact with at Malman Law. Mrs. Sabo is outstanding as well as her secretary and assistant in responding quickly to any of my questions or concerns. This firm has gone above and beyond to keep me updated and get answers to my questions at any time, weekends included! Malman Law rules in my opinion! "

    - Cheryl Wagemann
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Why People Choose Malman Law

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  • Credibility & Experience

    20,000+ Cases over 25 Years
  • Track Record of Success

    Over $200,000,000 Collected
  • Team of Litigation Lawyers

    Real Courtroom Experience
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