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What If I am Injured in Chicago and I Live Elsewhere?

Chicago witnesses a fantastic amount of traffic. From tourists visiting the Sears Tower to temporary residents touring scenic Lakeshore Drive to international business travelers flying through O’Hare Airport, hundreds of thousands visitors pass through the Windy City every year. While most tourists, convention guests, and others enjoy their stay, a small but significant percentage get injured.

If you’ve been injured in a Chicago accident, but you don’t live in the city or even in Illinois, what actions should you take to get compensation for your injuries and damages? It’s expensive and time consuming to travel back to Chicago. But the injuries and secondary consequences of those injuries (such as lost wages, missed work, pain, medical bills, and psychological effects) have not gone away.

Can you file a lawsuit in Illinois if you live out of state or out of the country?

What’s the protocol for assessing the proper jurisdiction?

What kind of logistical, time, and money investment must you make to pursue your case effectively?

Here at the Law Offices of Malman Law, we handle dozens of Illinois accident cases from out of state claimants. Whether you got hurt in an auto accident on the way to a business meeting near the Daley Center or you hurt yourself in a slip and fall on an icy sidewalk outside a restaurant downtown, we can develop an effective strategy that respects your limitations and maximizes your opportunities to collect compensation.

We’ve handled practically every type of workers’ compensation and Chicago personal injury case under the sun, including matters involving spinal cord injuries, police brutality, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, traumatic brain injury, and wrongful death. We can litigate matters long distance. For instance, perhaps you live out of state but have a relative who’s suffered abuse or neglect at a Chicago area nursing home. If so, count on us to investigate the claim and help ensure that your loved one gets fair and immediate medical treatment and the maximum possible recovery.

Our attorneys boast a reputation for being aggressive, well versed in the law, and formidable at the negotiating table. We fight for the rights of our clients. We’re not afraid to take on anyone, including deep-pocketed insurance companies.

But as victory-focused as our Illinois personal injury lawyers may be, we’re also client-focused. We will listen to your needs and concerns and respond quickly to them. We want to equip you with the resources and peace of mind to recover as fast as possible from your injury. Thanks to our Zero Fee Guarantee, until we collect money for you, you pay nothing for our services.

For a free consultation regarding your out of state Chicago injury matter, pick up the phone and call us dial 1-(888) 625-6265 or fill out our free online consultation or Request a Free Case Evaluation Today to find out what your case is worth.

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.

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    - Cheryl Wagemann
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