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Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

A Personal Injury Law Firm for the People of Greater Chicago

A serious accident can turn your life upside down in a millisecond. You might find yourself literally upside down in an automobile accident on the Stevenson Expressway, for example. Or you might fall down a flight of stairs at a local shopping center. No matter how it happens, a lot of distress will enter your life immediately.

When you realize that the accident that injured you was somebody else’s fault, it is natural to feel angry. You would be wise to contact a personal injury law firm to help you demand the proper compensation. Many of our clients over the years have called Near South Side home; in fact, we have met with quite a few at nearby Mercy Hospital and the University of Illinois Hospital.

How a Personal Injury Claim Typically Unfolds

The first step in formulating any personal injury claim is identifying the defendant. Once that is accomplished, the typical next step is to identify his insurer and file a claim with the insurer. Of course, not all personal injury claims are paid by insurers, but most are. Never forget that insurance companies are for-profit businesses that lose money every time they pay a claim.

Insurance company executives are professional negotiators with only one goal – to save as much money as possible for their employer. And they will eat you alive if you attempt to represent yourself in a substantial claim. But that’s OK – at Malman Law we are professional negotiators too. We know all their tricks, and we won’t let them take advantage of you.

We’re Here to Help

Insurance companies lose money when they pay your claim. It’s different with us. Our fees are calculated as a percentage of your eventual compensation, so we only make money when you do. And if we come out empty-handed, we won’t charge you a dime for our services –  that’s our Zero Fee Guarantee.

A Word from a Client of Ours

“Two years ago, I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet.” – Malman Law Client

Types of Cases We Handle

We accept cases in the following areas of personal injury law, among others:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) Can I sue a pedestrian who caused me to crash my car?

Yes, you can. The pedestrian’s general right-of-way, however, can make the claim more difficult to win. Some of the most common instances of pedestrian negligence are:

  • Jaywalking
  • Drunkenness/intoxication
  • Attempting to cross an interstate highway

2) Which medical expenses can be denied by an insurance company?

Any expense can be denied – the real question is whether they can get away with it. They can get away with it if they can establish that the expense was:

  • Unrelated to the accident
  • Unnecessary
  • Excessive
  • Not approved by your primary care doctor
  • In excess of your policy limits

3) My losses add up to more than the defendant’s insurance policy limits. Are there any other sources of compensation I might look to?

Possibly. Some of the most likely candidates are:

  • The defendant’s assets
  • Your own insurance policy
  • The defendant’s employer (under certain circumstances)

The defendant’s umbrella policy (in an auto accident)

4) Can I claim against the manufacturer of a defective product that injured me (such as a defective medical device)?

Yes, you can. Under the Illinois Product Liability Act, under most circumstances you can claim against the manufacturer or anyone else in the product’s chain of distribution for an injury caused by a defective product.

What Sets Malman Law Apart

What sets Malman Law apart from the rest boils down to numbers. Numbers like these:

  • In business since 1994
  • Compensation secured for over 20,000 personal injury victims
  • $200,000,000 in compensation recovered
  • 95% of our clients win compensation
  • 95% of our winning clients receive settlements
  • A physician with a law degree on staff

It’s Time to Make it Happen

It is important to get started with your claim as soon as possible after your accident, while the evidence is still fresh. We are committed to keeping the process as easy as possible for you, so that you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries. Call us today at 1-888-836-5975 or simply fill in our online contact form, and we will schedule you a free initial 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.

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

You’ll want our experience on your side.
You’ll want your lawyers to be this good.

  • 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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