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What to Do If You Are in an Accident?

You’ve just been injured in an accident in Chicago or the surrounding Northern Illinois area. What should you do now?

It’s easy to make mistakes that can exacerbate your legal and medical woes and make it more difficult later to collect damages, such as money for lost wages and compensation for medical bills. Our attorneys here at Malman Law recommend the following:

  • Above all else, get immediate medical attention. You have the right to medical care, even if you’re partially at fault for the accident. The hours immediately after your injury are the most crucial in terms of your long-term prognosis.
  • Take photos of the accident scene and of your injuries. The more information you have from the scene, the easier it will be to determine exactly how the accident happened, and the more effective case our lawyers can make on your behalf.
  • Collect contact information from any witnesses of the accident. In particular, get names, phone numbers, and addresses.
  • If you got hurt at work, inform your employer. But never give statements or sign any paperwork until you’ve spoken with a knowledgeable, qualified Chicago workers’ compensation attorney.

Contact the Experienced Accident Attorneys of Malman Law

For more answers to your questions about post-accident protocol, phone our offices toll free at any time, day or night, dial 1-(888) 625-6265 or fill out our free online consultation or Request a Free Case Evaluation. Learn more about our philosophy, track record and credentials.

We also provide free information about personal injury and workers’ compensation law in Illinois on our Malman Law Injury Blog.

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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.

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