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Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Reliable Accident and Injury Attorneys Serving Victims from Chicago’s South Shore

South Shore, home of the likes of Michelle Obama and Kanye West, offers spectacular architecture such as the Saint Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, along with the lakeshore diversions of Rainbow Beach and the eminently walkable Jackson Park Highlands area. The South Shore Cultural Center alone offers enough to keep an urban explorer busy for days on end.

We enjoy places like South Shore when we feel the need to unwind from a hard day’s work. When it’s time to work, however, we face a more unpleasant reality – life can turn on any one of us at any moment. The possibilities, unfortunately, are nearly endless – a motorcycle crash, a dangerous prescription medication, or a surgeon who is in just a little bit too much of a hurry.

Life is Unfair – But Personal Injury Law Can Restore Justice

Too many serious personal injuries would have been utterly unavoidable, if not for the carelessness or outright recklessness of someone who caused an accident unnecessarily. When you become the victim of a personal injury because of an accident caused by someone else’s misconduct, you have the right to complain – and the right to seek full compensation.

Hands-On Experience is Our Winning Edge

The financial burden of a serious injury can be devastating to an innocent victim. What we do is shift this financial burden where it belongs – to the person who caused the injury, or to the insurance company.  This burden includes fair compensation for the pain, suffering, and mental anguish you have endured. Your claim might be worth more than you think!

In our 23 years of practice, we have recovered over $200 million for 20,000 injured victims like you. Ninety-five percent of our clients walk away with compensation, and 95 percent of these end up signing a settlement agreement rather than having to wait for a courtroom verdict. We would like to do that same for you.

What Our Clients Say

The Malman Law team is exceptional. Knows personal injury law, very responsive to my personal workers comp case, recovered money I thought I would never see. And it happened twice as fast as I thought it would. Thank you, Malman Law.

Our Primary Practice Areas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) What are the main causes of traffic accidents?

Most car accidents are caused by:

  • Aggressive or impatient driving
  • DUI
  • Vehicle malfunction due to a defective part or improper maintenance
  • Texting and driving
  • Speeding

2) How do traffic violations affect a car accident claim in Illinois?

If you can prove that the defendant’s violation of a traffic law caused the accident, you have a great advantage. This does not guarantee you victory, however – the defendant can still try to prove that the violation was reasonable under the circumstances.

3) How can I win a dog bite claim?

The Illinois dog bite statute, unlike the dog bite statutes of many other states, contains no “one bite rule.” This means that you can win a dog bite claim even if the dog’s owner was not negligent in any way. Two possible defenses, however, are provocation and trespassing.

4) What are the steps in the settlement process?

The following steps are typical:

  • Decide whether to seek settlement rather than (i) abandon your claim or (ii) file a lawsuit immediately.
  • Calculate the value of your claim.
  • Negotiate your claim.
  • Draft and sign a settlement agreement.
  • Enforce the settlement in court if necessary.

Our Zero Fee Guarantee

We work on a contingency basis. This means that you only pay us legal fees if you win compensation, and the amount you will owe us will be calculated as a percentage of your compensation. If you win nothing, you will owe us nothing.

Get the Ball Rolling; Contact South Shore’s Personal Injury Attorneys Today

At Malman Law, protecting the rights of the injured is what we do, and it is all we do. You won’t catch us interrupting a billion-dollar M&A transaction to handle a personal injury claim – personal injury law is the only kind of law we practice, and we are willing to put our experience to work fighting for your rights.

If you were seriously injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, call us any time 24/7 or fill out our online contact page, so that we can schedule a free no-obligation case consultation with you. If you can’t come to us, we can come to you, even 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