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Spring Driving

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Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

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We’re all glad when winter ends. We welcome warmer weather and we’re anxious to go out. Yet, the weather change from winter to spring can cause environmental risks to your driving. Spring driving can mean slick roads from surprise rainstorms. These spring roads can cause accidents if drivers aren’t extremely careful. Here are some tips to help keep you safe while you’re out driving in the beautiful spring weather.

Take Your Time

One of the most common causes of car accidents during the spring is being in a rush. When you drive fast on wet roads, your tires aren’t able to properly grip the asphalt. This means you’ll have less reaction time if you suddenly have to stop. Slow down and take your time. If you are involved in a car wreck, call a car accident lawyer to get help. A car accident lawyer has experience in car wrecks, and he or she can help you determine what you should do next.

Speed limits are in place for a reason. In the springtime, the roads are often wet. Water in its own right can make a road extremely slick. With asphalt, water brings the oil to the surface which makes the road even slicker. It’s important that you drive the speed limit. Driving the speed limit or under the speed limit on wet roads is one of the easiest safety precautions that you can make during spring driving. You’ll have more time to stop and have less of a chance for your tires to hydroplane.

Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades

Spring driving should mean new windshield wiper blades. Replace your windshield wiper blades each season so that they can keep you safe. Changing them each season means that you get the best chance of visibility. Visibility, or lack the thereof, is another major cause of accidents in the spring. If you’re involved in a car accident because of limited visibility, contact an accident attorney right away.

Drive at a Safe Distance

You’ve already learned that you should slow down because you can’t stop as fast when your tires can’t grip the asphalt. This is why you should drive at a safe distance. You need more time to stop when the road is wet. This is because there is a chance that your car will slide when you try to stop. One of the best ways to avoid a wreck is to drive at a safe distance away from the car in front of you.

Always Follow the Law

Whether it’s wearing your seatbelt or refraining from texting and driving, it’s important that you always follow the law when you’re behind the wheel. In Illinois, it is against the law to use a handheld device while you’re driving. For your own safety, especially when the roads are wet, it is imperative that you always wear your seatbelt and don’t text and drive.

If you’re hit by another driver that was texting and driving, call Malman Law right away.

What Should You Do if You’re in an Accident?

If you’re involved in an accident, the first thing that you should do is assess the situation. If you, your passenger, or people in the other vehicle are hurt, call 911 to get medical care. The safety of everyone involved is extremely important. Make sure that you call the police to get an accident report. The police can also help you get the insurance information from the other driver. If you have your smartphone with you, take pictures of the damage to your car and to the other vehicle. Contact your insurance company and the insurance company of the other driver to begin the claims process. Finally, contact Malman Law. We provide free consultations to people who are involved in a car accident. We will assess your case to determine if you have a claim. If you do, we can help you by dealing with the other party and insurance company on your behalf.

If your insurance company or the other insurance company asks you to sign a settlement agreement, call us before you sign. It’s important that you don’t sign over your legal rights or get less money than you deserve. We can help you determine if you should sign the settlement agreement.

We all want to avoid being in a car accident, but sometimes they still happen. If you’re involved in a car accident, give Malman Law’s experience car accident attorneys a call. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: Call or contact us online today.

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.

  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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