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West Pullman

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

An Aggressive Personal Injury Law Firm for the People of Chicago’s West Pullman Area

If you live or work in West Pullman  and you have suffered a personal injury, we are ready to take your side and fight until you receive the justice you deserve. Although we have seen the traffic carnage that is sometimes visible on thoroughfares such as 115th Street and Ashland Avenue, we know from years of experience that traffic accidents represent only a fraction of personal injury claims.

What turns a personal injury into a legal claim can be summed up in one word – fault. If the accident that injured you was someone else’s fault, Illinois personal injury law entitles you to financial compensation in ways that you might not expect. Did you know, for example, that it is not unusual to receive damages for “pain and suffering” that far exceed reimbursement for medical expenses?

The Malman Law Difference

Anyone who has passed the bar exam in Illinois is legally entitled to represent you in a personal injury claim. Many lawyers, however, operate a “jack of all trades” practice – after they finish negotiating a personal injury claim, for example, they may be off to represent a criminal defendant. Such is not the case with us. Personal injury law is all we do, and it is all we have been doing for the last 25 years.

Our Zero Fee Guarantee

When you win 95 percent of your cases (as we do!), a lot becomes possible that wasn’t possible before. Because of our confidence in eventual victory, we can afford to offer you our Zero Fee Guarantee – we either win your case, or you pay us nothing at all for our services. Since we don’t charge upfront fees, our bill will not come due until your money has already arrived.

A Word from a Client

“Two years ago, I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet.” — Malman Law Client

Personal Injury Claims We Handle

We handle the following types of personal injury claims, among others:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) How will uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage protect me?

In Illinois, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage will cover you if the at-fault driver was uninsured, if he was insured but his insurance is insufficient, or if the driver fled the scene of the accident and cannot be located.

2) How do personal injury claimants commonly damage their claims?

  • By giving out too much information to the insurance company (unlimited access to your medical records, for example).
  • By delaying medical treatment because you believe your injuries are minor.
  • By neglecting to collect contact details for eyewitnesses.
  • By accepting a quick but inadequate settlement offer.
  • By trying to handle your claim without an attorney.

3) Can I file a claim if my close relative was killed in an accident?

Under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, the personal representative of the deceased victim’s estate (the executor) can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Damages are apportioned among next of kin. Workplace accidents are usually handled differently, however.

4) How much can I receive in “pain and suffering” damages?

How much you receive depends on the specific facts of your case, including:

  • The degree of your pain.
  • The expected duration of your pain.
  • How difficult it is to prove the degree of pain caused by your injury.

Pain and suffering damages sometimes amount to as much as five times the amount awarded for medical expenses.

You Probably Won’t Have to Go to Court

Only about five percent of our cases end up being resolved at trial. The other 95 percent are resolved through private settlement (although it is sometimes necessary to file a lawsuit to increase pressure on the defendant). Defendants, and particularly insurance companies, tend to be unwilling to meet us in court after they learn of our stellar trial record.

Contact the West Pullman Accident Attorneys of Malman Law Today

After collecting over $200 million on behalf of 20,000 clients, we are confident we can maximize your chances of victory. Call us any time 24/7 at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online for a free initial consultation, where we can discuss your case and evaluate your options. If you cannot come to us for any reason, we can meet you at the hospital, at home, or wherever else you may be.

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.

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

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  • 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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