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Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Qualified North Lawndale Personal Injury Lawyers Serving All of Chicago

Here at Malman Law, we have helped over 20,000 personal injury clients obtain fair compensation for their injuries. In the process, we have gotten to know the city of Chicago better than most taxi drivers. Many of our personal injury clients over the years have called North Lawndale home, including injury victims from K-Town, the area around Homan Square and even students from Malcolm X College.

You Pay Us Nothing Unless You Win

Since we won’t charge upfront legal fees, and since we charge nothing for our legal services unless we win compensation for you, feel free to contact us even if you think you can’t afford an attorney. If you have a good claim, we can wait until we win your case and take our legal fees as a percentage of the amount we win for you. And if we don’t win, you won’t owe us anything at all.

We can afford to make this offer because we win 95 percent of the cases we take. Since it is ultimately the defendant, not you, who pays our legal fees, it is the strength of your claim that matters, not the thickness of your wallet. On the rare occasions when one of our clients walks away empty-handed, we simply don’t think it’s fair to send them a bill. So we don’t.

Your Claim Will Probably Be Settled Out of Court

The Chicago personal injury lawyers at Malman Law have an excellent reputation for winning at trial. The ironic effect of our strong reputation is that insurance companies and other defendants do NOT want to risk taking us to court. As a consequence, well over 90 percent of the claims we win come in the form of out-of-court settlements, not jury verdicts. You will probably never have to step into a courtroom.

What Our Clients Say

“If anyone has a problem and is in need of help call Malman Law. At Malman Law you are not just a client, you are part of the family.” — Donyell G.

Types of Cases We Handle

Below is only a partial list of the types of claims we handle most frequently:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) Do I automatically win a car accident claim if the other driver was breaking a traffic law at the time of the accident?

Not automatically. In Illinois, violation of a traffic law is not considered automatic negligence, although it is strong evidence of negligence. In addition to proving negligence, you must also prove that the defendant’s negligence actually caused the accident.

2) Can you accept a settlement offer without my permission?

No. A lawyer may not accept a settlement offer on behalf of his client without the client’s written permission. Violating this principle would result in disciplinary action from the bar association, including possible disbarment from the legal profession. In any case, we would never do that, because it is simply not fair to you.

3) Does my claim qualify for punitive damages?

It depends on the facts of your case. Most claims don’t qualify. To qualify, the following must be true:

  • You must be already eligible for ordinary compensatory damages
  • The defendant must have acted in an outrageous manner
  • The victim must prove by “clear and convincing evidence” that the defendant acted outrageously; and
  • The amount awarded must be no more than three times the amount of economic damages.

4) What are the steps in the settlement process?

The following steps are typical:

  • Calculate the value of your claim. You will probably need a lawyer for this
  • Negotiate your claim with the opposing party (typically an insurance company).
  • Draft and sign a settlement agreement.
  • Enforce the settlement agreement in court if the opposing party still refuses to pay.

Legal Claims Don’t Enforce Themselves

If you were injured because of someone else’s misconduct, you have a claim for compensation under Illinois law. A legal claim is an abstract right, however, and turning that claim into cash typically requires skill, experience and an understanding of the Chicago legal system. Even if you win, your choice of lawyer can exert a tremendous impact on the amount of money you eventually receive.

It’s Time to Take Decisive Action For Your North Lawndale Claim

The sooner you take action on your claim, the better your chances will be, because Illinois limits the time you have available to seek compensation. If you were injured in Lawndale, or if you live or work there, call us today at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online to schedule a free initial case consultation. We have someone standing by 24/7, and if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you.

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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