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Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Clients In The Near West Side

Near West Side has come a long way since the Great Chicago Fire, and exploring it is always an adventure. While making your way through the Fulton River District, the aroma of chocolate from the Blommer Chocolate Company can even tempt you to see if you can catch a glimpse of Willy Wonka. Of course, Greektown and Little Italy are the best places to eat.

A serious accident, however, can bring all exploration to a grinding halt. Unfortunately, they happen just about every day, somewhere or other in the neighborhood. A truck slams into a motorcycle, a stairway guardrail collapses, a defective prescription medication causes a stroke – the possibilities are endless, to the point that it may tempt you to feel like your own neighborhood is booby-trapped.

When the Accident Was Not Your Fault

Most accidents can be traced to someone’s carelessness, recklessness, or even intentional misconduct. Unfortunately, the person injured is not always the person who causes the accident. And it is simply unjust for you to have to pay the price for someone else’s misconduct.

Justice is available, but it is not automatic. To receive fair compensation, you are going to have to either negotiate a private settlement or win a lawsuit.  If you don’t feel you are up to something like this, especially while trying to recover from a serious injury, the personal injury lawyers at Malman Law are waiting to hear from you.

Our Track Record Speaks for Itself

We have no need for superlatives – “just the facts” will do nicely. Twenty-three years of practice, 20,000 satisfied clients, and over $200 million in compensation recovered are still not enough to tell the story. We win 95 percent of our cases, and 95 percent of our wins are private settlements, not trial verdicts.

Our Clients Speak Out

Steve and Kelly were great! The entire process moved much faster than we thought it would. We received a nice size settlement. I would highly recommend Malman Law! – Susan

Our Main Practice Areas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) What happens at a deposition?

A deposition is an out-of-court Q & A session in which you will be questioned under oath by the defendant’s lawyer.  If you contradict yourself later in court, your statement will be used to discredit you. Bring your lawyer with you!

2) What if the accident was partly my fault?

If a court rules that the accident was partly your fault, it will assign a percentage of fault to you. If your percentage of fault is below 50 percent, you will receive damages reduced by your percentage of fault. If your fault is 50 percent or higher, you will receive nothing at all.

3) What are some common misunderstandings about car accident claims?

Some of the most problematic misunderstandings are:

  • The defendant’s insurance company will pay your medical bills on time – Unfortunately, they will not pay a dime until you finalize a settlement or verdict.
  • Your case will drag on for years – Actually, most claims are resolved in weeks or months.
  • You don’t need a lawyer – Yes, you do!

4) Can insurance companies use social media posts against me?

Yes, they can. Don’t expect them not to keep up with you on the Internet. You might post a photo of yourself standing and smiling, for example, and the insurance company might claim that you have been exaggerating your pain.

5) What are some common claim settlement mistakes to avoid?

The most common settlement mistakes include:

  • Accepting a quick but paltry settlement.
  • Having no idea how much your claim is worth.
  • Negotiating without your lawyer present.
  • Missing the statute of limitations deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit (generally, two years from the date of the accident).

You Don’t Pay Unless You Win

A lot of things are possible when you win 95 percent of your cases. Our .950 batting average allows us to guarantee you that you will never owe us a penny unless you are among the 95 percent of our clients who bring home compensation. That means no upfront fees, and nothing ever until and unless you win.

The First Step to Victory is Yours to Take

Our history of fully compensated personal injury victims is a source of immense satisfaction to us. If you were seriously injured in an accident that may have been caused by someone else, or if your loved one was killed in such an accident, call us 24/7 or fill out our online contact page. We can schedule you a free initial consultation, and we can come to you even if you are in the hospital.

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.

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