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Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Diligent Personal Injury Attorneys Serving West Lawn, Chicago

West Lawn is a neighborhood of astonishing and ever-changing ethnic diversity. We know we’re in the area when we see the waving Native American statue on the roof of the Capitol Cigar Store at 63rd and Pulaski. West Lawn is home to some of our former clients over the years – some of them from Ford City, others from elsewhere in the community.

What all our West Lawn clients had in common was the same sort of trauma that might be vexing you – they were injured through the misconduct of someone else. Personal injuries, unfortunately, come in many distressing varieties. Vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, workplace accidents, defective prescription medication, and medical malpractice are only a few possible causes of personal injury.

We Win 95 Percent of Our Cases

In 25 years of practice, we have represented over 20,000 clients – more than the entire population of some small towns. 95 percent of these clients have walked away with compensation for their injuries, for an aggregate total of more than $200,000,000 recovered. Some of our clients have walked away with millions of dollars in compensation.

You Can Afford to Hire Us Without a Dime in Your Pocket

Our fees are charged as a percentage of the amount we win for you. And under our Zero Fee Guarantee, if we don’t bring home compensation for you, you will owe us nothing for our services. If we do win, our bill will not come due until the opposing party has paid and the money is in the bank. It is the strength of your claim that matters to us, not the size of your bank account.

A Word from One of Our Clients

Steve and Kelly were great! The entire process moved much faster than we thought it would. We received a nice size settlement. I would highly recommend Malman Law! – Susan

Types of Cases We Handle

Below is only a partial list of the types of personal injury claims we handle:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) What kinds of witnesses would be most useful to my case?

The most convincing witnesses will be unrelated to you, and they will stand to gain nothing if you win the case. Two kinds of witnesses are common – eyewitnesses and expert witnesses (such as accident reconstruction specialists). A paid expert witness is OK, although opposing counsel will certainly bring the witness’s paid status to the court’s attention.

2) What are some common misunderstandings about car accident claims?

The three most common misunderstandings about car accident claims are:

  • The defendant’s insurance company will pay your medical bills as they come due. Unfortunately, they probably will not pay you anything until you reach a settlement or court decision.
  • Car accident claims take years to resolve. Most claims are resolved within a few weeks or a few months.
  • You can save money by representing yourself. Actually, a good attorney usually more than pays for his own fees by the increased compensation amount he is able to negotiate.

3) What types of product defects can support a product liability claim?

In a product liability claim, three types of product defects can be alleged:

  • Design defects;
  • Manufacturing defects; and
  • Inadequate product warnings.

If the product that injured you was defective in one of these ways, you can win a lawsuit without even proving the defendant was at fault.

4) Can I file a claim over an intentional criminal assault?

Yes, you can, and you are likely to be eligible to add punitive damages to your claim. Although few insurance policies cover intentional acts, if an on-duty employee assaults you, you might be able to sue the company for which he works.

95 Percent of Our Clients’ Cases are Settled Out of Court

We realize that you probably need money fast, and that you might not be comfortable testifying in court. In all likelihood, you will never have to set foot in court. Ironically, it is Malman Law’s stellar record of success in court that discourages insurance companies and other defendants from risking a trial against one of our clients.

The Sooner You Act, the Better in Your West Lawn Personal Injury Case

The longer you wait to press your claim, the less it will be worth and the greater the chances are that it will fail. Call us today at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online for a free initial case evaluation. We have someone standing by 24/7. If you are too injured to come to us, we can meet you wherever you are, 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.

  • 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.

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
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