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Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Attorney Fighting for Victims of Trucking Accidents in Chicago

According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 3,660 individuals died due to large truck accidents in 2014. Although deaths caused by trucking accidents have decreased in recent decades in comparison to other motor vehicle accidents (e.g., passenger vehicle accidents), the majority of deaths caused by trucking accidents are among passenger vehicle occupants. Because large trucks are much heavier and have differing capabilities than smaller vehicles (such as much slower brake times), vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians in a truck’s wake are left with very little protection.

For many reasons – including large truck mechanical regulations and driver workload limitations – the laws surrounding truck accidents are different from those that pertain to standard car accidents. If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident, you need a special type of injury attorney. A truck accident injury lawyer knows how to conduct a thorough investigation of who and what caused your accident, and is able to argue your case. Because truck accidents can be so much more devastating than car accidents, and because of the multitude of factors at work that do not come into play in a typical car accident, truck accident investigations require entirely different investigative and prosecutorial skills.

How Injury Attorneys Determine Fault

There is rarely such a thing as a simple truck accident – more often than not, someone or something is to blame. The trucking industry is heavily regulated to avoid accidents, but that doesn’t mean that all drivers adhere to these regulations – a truck that hasn’t been maintained to industry standards or is in violation of safety standards, for example, may be more likely to be involved in an accident. The driver’s behavior may also be a factor; if the truck driver wasn’t alert while attempting to drive for longer than the legal shift limit (currently 11 hours), he or she may be considered at fault for the accident. These are all factors that you may not be able to identify on your own, but a seasoned truck accident injury lawyer can investigate and use these circumstances in the client’s favor.

The Seriousness of a Truck Accident

Truck collisions are accidents of an entirely different magnitude than car accidents. The size, speed, and power of a truck, whether it’s moving at a high speed or not, is far more significant than that of even a large car and, consequently, does a much higher degree of damage. The injuries that an accident causes can be much more devastating. If you decide to pursue a claim for compensation against the trucking company, driver, or truck parts manufacturer, then you need an injury attorney who understands the lifelong consequences of an accident of this severity. Additionally, a trusted physician who can identify how the accident may have lasting consequences will also be necessary, in order to demonstrate that the accident caused physical damages that warrant rightful compensation.

Finding a Truck Accident Injury Lawyer

No matter what the severity, if you’ve been injured in an accident with a truck, contact Malman Law for a free consultation today. The expert attorneys at Malman Law have the necessary skills and experience to aid you through this difficult time. And, we’ve helped thousands of victims of personal injuries (many involving motor vehicle accidents) just like you receive rightful compensation. Just a few additional reasons why we are the best legal option for your truck accident injuries include:

Our Zero Fee Guarantee

This means that, if we cannot secure a compensation settlement in your truck accident claim, then you won’t have to pay any legal fees. This guarantee ensures that everyone can seek rightful compensation for motor accidents that have harmed their family, due to no fault of their own.

Our Successful Representation of Clients for Over Two Decades

Our results speak for themselves: We are often able to secure compensation for our clients – even securing six, seven, and eight-figure settlements. Under the guidance of Attorney Steven J. Malman, our team constantly strives to find the most effective ways to defend our clients. And, since the costs of dealing with a severe trucking accident often last a lifetime, a very large settlement will be necessary to truly right the wrongs of your injuries and damages.

Our 24/7 Accessibility and No-Obligation Consultations

At Malman Law, we do things differently. We take a team approach to all of our cases, which means that we are always available to speak with you – whether it be initially in our free, no-obligation consultation, or throughout every step of your truck accident case. We will even come your home or the hospital, if you are unable to travel to our downtown Chicago offices. And with attorneys and nurses on staff who have medical backgrounds and extensive medical experience, you will have experts advocating for you.

Call our offices or contact us online today and tell us about what happened. We are ready and willing to aggressively and compassionately fight for your legal rights.

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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