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Wrongful Death

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Compassionate Attorneys Serving Families of Wrongful Death Victims in Chicago

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more U.S. citizens die as a result of injuries (and violence) – including vehicle accidents and slips and falls – than from diseases like the flu, or even cancer. One individual dies roughly every three minutes from accidental injuries of all sorts. And, while the emotional, physical, and mental tolls are high enough, it is estimated that the economic cost of fatal injuries in 2013 amounted to a staggering $214 billion nationwide. While those costs are proportionally smaller for individuals and families, in reality, they can be just as devastating.

Even more devastating still is the notion that individuals and their loved ones can fall victim to these financial, emotional, and physical expenses due to the negligence of another who caused the injuries that led to wrongful death. With soaring medical bills and the necessary period of grieve involved when losing a loved one, the last thing that a family should have to worry about is how to go about filing a wrongful death claim. For these reasons and others, it can be difficult to find a good Illinois accident lawyer whom you can trust.

Fortunately, Malman Law has been addressing these difficult and life-changing situations with families for decades. We know exactly what you and your family is going through – from the daily financial worries, to the feelings of injustice and confusion, to the emotional difficulty. Our expert attorneys have the compassion that it takes to work with you one-on-one and answer each question throughout the claim process. We have the tenacity and aggression to seek justice from the responsible parties (and even their insurance companies). And, we have the experience that it takes to secure rightful compensation for the damages suffered.

Save yourself from the heartache and pain of going from office to office and recounting the story of the loss of your loved one. Call the wrongful death attorneys at Malman Law today, and tell us your story once and for all.

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

If death is caused to an individual by a situation that could have warranted a personal injury claim being filed (if the deceased would have lived), then the circumstances may constitute a wrongful death claim. Though the negligence of another is a leading factor in wrongful death claims, the death could have been caused by many other factors – such as premise liability issues, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and defective products – and still quality as a wrongful death for the victim.

If the wrongfully deceased’s spouse or next of kin decides to file a wrongful death claim, compensation for the following economic and noneconomic damages suffered by family members may be awarded:

  • Pain, suffering, and grief;
  • Loss of consortium;
  • Loss of future income and benefits of the deceased; and
  • Funeral and other related costs.

If you feel that a loved one was the victim of wrongful death, please contact our offices as soon as possible. While it may feel overwhelming to seek compensation through a wrongful death claim, our injury lawyers are highly skilled in all types of accident cases, including those resulting in wrongful death. We have the skills and experience that you need to help with the claim. Don’t go it alone – Illinois state law is different than many other states, in that the spouse or next of kin can file a direct claim, instead of filing a claim on behalf of the deceased’s estate. This distinction can often be of help to our clients as they seek compensation for damages.

The Malman Law Advantage – Resources and Assistance

Contact us today to inquire more about Illinois’ wrongful death laws, and how they can affect your individual case. At Malman Law, we treat our clients with individual care and comfort as they seek answers and justice on behalf of their loved one. We also have a vast array of resources to make sure that our clients have full access to the help and tangible assistance that they need during this difficult time.

When we are retained, clients are able to use our secure online resources to:

  • Send and receive documents quickly and easily,
  • Ask questions and get a prompt response, and
  • Get updated status information regarding their case.

We want our clients to be well-informed about their case during each aspect, so our online portal is fully available for instant access and support when you need it.

Contact Chicago’s Wrongful Death Attorneys Today

If you believe that the death of your loved one was the result of negligence, neglect, malpractice, or any other situation in which the decedent was not at fault, please contact us today. Initial consultations with our caring team of attorneys are always free, and our zero fee guarantee means that you only stand to gain when retaining our services. We have helped many thousands of clients just like you, and our results speak for themselves. Reach out to us online to tell us your story, or call our offices 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.

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  • "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! "

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