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Steven J. Malman & Associates, PC

205 W. Randolph St., Suite 1040
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Phone(312) 629-0099 or(888) 625-6265
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Car and Truck Accidents

Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents claim the lives of thousands and lead to hundreds of thousands of personal injury tragedies in the U.S. annually. In fractions of an instant, your and your families’ lives can change forever. The crunch of a windshield, the screams of your fellow passengers, and the foggy disorientation of the aftermath can replay in your mind for months if not years afterwards.

On top of the immediate panic and pain, you must obtain emergency medical care, recover from injuries, deal with medical bills, insurance companies and employers, and process the stress and trauma. The good news is that you don’t have to do this all alone. The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates can leverage the skills of our battle proven Chicago personal injury lawyers to fight for your rights. You may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries, wages lost (both current and future), and pain and suffering.

If you’ve been hurt in a Chicago car accident, first and foremost, obtain emergency medical care. Take photos of the accident scene and of your injuries. Collect the names, numbers, and addresses of anyone involved in or who witnessed the accident. Good information gives you power to negotiate effectively. For instance, did you know that federal law requires semi truck drivers to maintain a daily logbook of their activities? If a semi truck hit you, and you can prove the driver had logged more hours than he was legally allowed, you can win a liability claim and collect compensation.

Our personal injury lawyers in Chicago have dealt with literally thousands of car and truck accident cases. We have the wherewithal, fortitude, and passion to deliver results for you. Our goal is to get you the most compensation in least amount of time, so that you can take back control of your life.

Call 1-888-MALMAN LAW or e-mail info@malmanlaw.com for a zero obligation consultation. Contact us any time. After all, car accidents can (and often do) occur “after hours.” What you do immediately following a crash can crucially impact your future legal options. So get in touch with us ASAP.

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Cell Phone Accidents

Here is a mind-blowing statistic for you: according to a recent study published by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, cell phones cause more than 2,600 motor vehicle related deaths a year and over 330,000 injuries. According to one of the study's authors, Professor David Strayer, a 20-year-old who uses a cell phone while driving will demonstrate reaction times as slow as those of a 70-year-old. Even drivers who use hands free headsets are not immune from the effects of distraction. They are as dangerous as drivers who are drunk or on drugs. A recent front page story in the New York Times reported that another study that found that truckers who text while driving are more than 20 times more likely to get into accidents than non-texting counterparts.

Driving while talking on the cell phone may be less taboo than driving while drunk. But statistics affirm that there's little difference between driving while chatting on the cell phone and driving drunk. If you've been hurt in a car, truck, bike, or pedestrian accident, and the driver who hit you had been chatting on a cell phone or texting at the time, you may need the counsel of a veteran Chicago personal injury attorney to advise you about your rights and help you file a claim.

The resource rich IL personal injury lawyers of Steven J. Malman & Associates strive to deliver compassionate and attentive service for clients. Choose to retain us, and you will pay no fee unless we can collect for you via either a settlement out of court or via a verdict at trial. We will fight for your rights – against bad faith insurers, deep pocketed trucking companies, and other uncooperative or callous defendants. For a partial list of our settlements and verdicts, see www.malmanlaw.com.

E-mail info@malmanlaw.com or call us at 1-888-MALMAN LAW to discuss your next steps. Time may be of the essence. The longer you wait to file a claim, the greater the chance that you may give poorly advised statements to insurance company adjusters, for instance.

Construction Accident and Work Injury

According to surveys conducted by politically neutral institutions, like the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) and the Department of Labor (DOL), construction sites are some of the most dangerous places in Illinois to work. Employees, sub-contractors and inspectors labor under conditions that are constantly changing. Thousands of steps must go right for a construction project to turn out well. Only misstep needs to happen for tragedy to ensue.

If you, a co-worker, or a loved one has been injured at a construction site in and around the Chicago area, connect with the personal injury attorneys of Steven J. Malman & Associates today. Our veteran litigators can help you explore protections and benefits that you may not know even exist. In over 15 years of battling for the rights of injured construction workers (and others), we've dealt with practically every kind of case imaginable, from matters involving traumatic brain injuries and death to cases involving police brutality, dog bites, slip and falls, and medical malpractice.

Our Chicago construction accident attorneys can investigate your claim and draw up a systematic approach to get you the compensation you deserve. More than one party may be responsible, since a variety of factors often play into these types of accidents.

Parties who may be legally liable for your injuries (and the resulting medical bills and other costs) can include but are not limited to:
• Manufacturers of equipment that you or your co-workers used
• Architects
• Construction companies
• Sub-contractors
• Engineers
• Other workers or supervisors
• Insurance companies
• Anyone else who has a legal obligation to ensure a safe work environment

Given the number of potentially liable parties and the complexity of these accidents, it behooves you to contact us immediately. Gathering information about what happened is critical. The longer you wait to get in touch with an Illinois construction accident attorney, the more difficult it can be to determine what exactly took place and figure out whose negligence caused or contributed to the accident.
Injured workers may be tempted to give statements to insurance companies or other investigators. Resist that temptation. You may accidentally compromise your case and imperil your ability to collect for missed wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

For a no obligation, no pressure consultation with one of our expert Chicago accident lawyers, dial 1-888-625-6265 or send an e-mail to info@malmanlaw.com. Thanks to our no-fee guarantee, you pay nothing unless and until we win money for you.

Dog Bites

Dog bites can terrify, leaving permanent scars, both emotional and physical. Tragically, many dog bite victims are children, and these innocent injured parties often must go through grueling recuperative surgeries and therapies to heal. If you or a loved one or a child has been attacked by a dog, the battle-proven Illinois dog bite attorneys of Steven J. Malman & Associates can provide the critical resources and legal guidance you need.

When you retain our services, our team of attorneys will immediately go to work. We’ll investigate precisely how the dog attack occurred and leverage our formidable resources and deep knowledge of Illinois state law (we’ve served over 6,000 clients over the course of more than 15 years of operation) to see that justice is served and that you're fairly compensated for your medical bills, pain and suffering, additional costs.

Illinois law is very clear about how dog bite matters should be handled. If a dog (that you did not provoke) bites you, you're entitled to damages. Similarly, if you sustained injury while fleeing from an aggressive dog – for instance, if you broke your ankle or got hit by a car while running away from the vicious animal – you're similarly protected, and you can seek damages. (Often, the dog owner's homeowners insurance will pay for medical bills, surgery to repair scar damage, and wages lost.) Illinois is also what’s known as a "first bite" state. That means that the first time a dog bites someone – even if it’s never bitten any one before – you're entitled to damages.

All that said, while Illinois law is favorably predisposed to dog bite claimants, making an effective personal injury claim requires the hands-on assistance of proven, aggressive, and thorough Chicago personal injury lawyers. We've tackled cases of all sizes and levels of complexity, including spinal cord injuries, nursing home abuse, Civil Rights violations, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and, of course, premises liability matters. We have an on-staff physician who holds a law degree, so we can thoroughly assess your injuries and figure out the most strategic way to move your claim forward.

Phone us ASAP at 1-888-625-6265 (1-888-MALMAN LAW), or email us through www.malmanlaw.com to discuss your dog bite case with us. We make the process as risk free and stress free as possible. Your initial consultation is free. And if you choose to retain us, you will only pay if and when we collect for you. Find out more about our no-fee guarantee and about our services, philosophy, and litany of successful cases at www.malmanlaw.com.

How We Handle Injury Cases

Our Chicago personal injury lawyers use a systematic approach to provide efficient, effective representation. Whether you’ve experienced a personal injury in Chicago or you have questions about your Illinois workers’ compensation claim, we invite you to connect with us immediately. Your initial consultation is free and carries no obligation. One of our experienced, compassionate attorneys will discuss your situation and advise you about your potential next steps.

If you choose to retain us, you pay zero money upfront – we only take cases on what's known as a contingency fee basis. This means that, if we don’t deliver for you by collecting a settlement on your behalf or triumphing at trial, you pay absolutely nothing in fees to us.

Once you retain our firm, we get cracking right away:
Step one -- We send an investigator to your home, office, or hospital room to collect information about your case and discuss your medical options. It’s absolutely crucial that you get good medical treatment, so that you don’t exacerbate any injuries.
Step two -- You rest, while our Illinois personal injury lawyers go to work. We will contact your insurance company and inform them of your claim.
Step three -- You’ll then be assigned a personal injury attorney in Chicago, who will contact you and get started with your case.
Step four -- Typically, we give insurance companies the opportunity to settle. If things go well, and you feel the offer is fair, we'll see to it that you get your money as fast as possible. If not, we’ll battle for more. We know how to press insurance companies. If they don’t cooperate or capitulate, we will take things to court.

We at the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates believe in and fight for the rights of injured parties. We’ve used our systematic, customized approach for over 6,000 clients since 1994. We deliver superior results, time and again. Peruse our settlement page to find out more about some of our victories, or contact us right now to get started. It costs you nothing to explore your options, and our Illinois personal injury attorneys can potentially make a huge, positive difference in your life and reduce many of the stresses – financial and emotional – that have been nagging at you and your family since your accident or injury. Call now: 1-888-MALMAN LAW. Or email us at info@malmanlaw.com.

Medical Malpractice

Whether you visit your doctor for a routine examination or enter the hospital as an emergency patient, you deserve – and the law requires physicians to deliver – good care. Unfortunately, the medical system can break down. Doctors misdiagnose. Hospital bureaucrats delay treatment, leading to tragedy. Nurses accidentally administer the wrong dose of a medication or fail to screen for allergic reactions. The list of potential medical malpractice scenarios is limitless. Even worse, injured parties often don’t know their legal rights and/or fail to pursue compensation for damages incurred.

At the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, our Chicago personal injury lawyers can help with your medical malpractice case. If someone else's negligence or carelessness has left you with a chronic medical problem or a sky high pile of bills, we can analyze your matter, investigate it, and pursue your best route to get compensation. We will go all the way to trial, if need be.

What precisely constitutes medical malpractice? Under Illinois law, physicians must exercise their skills and take proper care while performing their duties. If they don’t do this or otherwise fail in their obligations, and an injury results that causes damages, you can file a claim.

Our Chicago personal injury lawyers pursue a battle proven approach to malpractice case evaluations. Our legal experts (including an on staff physician) will evaluate your medical record and process your case. Our diligent, comprehensive approach gets results. Just ask our more than 6,000 Chicago area personal injury clients we've helped over the past 15 years. We will leverage vast resources to achieve the maximum possible settlement or verdict for you.

To get a top notch lawyer to help with your Chicago medical malpractice case now, call 1-888-MALMAN LAW (1-888-625-6265) or e-mail info@malmanlaw.com. Your consultation with us is completely free, and you have no obligation to retain us. We also offer a comprehensive no fee guarantee to minimize your resource investment and maximize our motivation.

Motorcycle Accidents

From vintage Harleys from the Beatnik era to fearsome high-octane modern monsters, the city of Chicago supports a veritable menagerie of motorcycles. While bike riding is, by and large, safe and freeing, accidents can and do happen. Unfortunately, most motorcycle accidents are caused by negligence of other drivers (i.e. truck and car drivers), yet bikers suffer the brunt of the damages.

Due to simple physics, motorcyclists are at more risk of catastrophic injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord damage, fractured wrists, and even death. If you’ve been hurt, call the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates right now at 1-888 MALMAN LAW (1-888-625-6265). Our Chicago personal injury attorneys are on call 24/7/365. We respect motorcyclists, and we deeply appreciate the unique safety concerns that you face.

We’ve amassed a vast amount of experience litigating and settling Chicago motorcycle accident cases. Indeed, since 1994, our Illinois personal injury attorneys have worked with over 6,000 clients, and we’ve won many six, seven, and even eight figure results.

Often, the key to winning a complex motorcycle crash case is keen investigative work. By reconstructing the accident scene, we can precisely assign liability and compel the negligent or careless driver who hit you (or that driver’s insurance company) to pay damages, such as medical bills and wages lost. Don’t delay getting the help you need. Our Illinois motorcycle accident attorneys are on call to answer your questions – for free and at no obligation. And if you do retain our services, we provide a no-fee guarantee. Unless we win money for you, you owe us nothing for our services.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

As veteran Illinois personal injury lawyers who've seen it all since we opened our doors in 1994, we at Steven J. Malman & Associates find nursing home abuse and neglect cases to be some of the most outrageous matters we handle. Nursing homes are supposed to be safe havens, places where seniors who lack facilities for self-care go for treatment and compassion. Unfortunately, some get just the opposite. Alas, abuse, neglect, and other forms of mistreatment abound in America's nursing homes. The good news is that you don’t have to stand for it. If you or a relative has experienced nursing home abuse or neglect in Chicago, we can help you fight back.

Under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, nursing home residents are granted wide ranging rights. You do NOT need to prove medical malpractice. All a resident must prove is that the facility did not provide proper treatment or that the treatment provided was unreasonable or dangerous.

Common injuries and insults that our nursing home abuse clients suffer include:
• Bedsores
• Malnutrition
• Unexplained falls and fractures
• Emotional trauma, such as depression or anxiety
• Verbal belittling
• Sexual harassment or assault
• Wrongful or inappropriate care
• Staff failure to provide a diet or to administer medications properly
• Unreasonable restraint
• Serious life threatening injuries
• Even death

It is our job as your Chicago personal injury lawyer to seek justice and fair treatment. Your loved one deserves proper care as well as compensation for injuries, medical bills, and suffering. Don’t suffer in silence. With the help of our Illinois personal injury attorneys, you can take action now.

Our attorneys are always reachable – 24/7 – to answer your questions. We will provide a free, no obligation, no nonsense consultation. If you retain our services, you get our no fee guarantee. Discuss your matter now at 1-888-MALMAN LAW, or email us through our website, www.malmanlaw.com, to take decisive action to help the senior you care so much about.

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Railroad Worker Accident

Our veteran Illinois personal injury attorneys have tackled a number of testing cases involving injuries to railroad workers. Railroad employees are protected by the Federal Employee Liability Act. If you’ve been hurt on the job due to malfunctioning equipment or the carelessness or negligence of fellow workers or foremen, you can get money to pay for rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even psychological therapy.

When most of people think of railroad injuries, they conjure up images of people like Phineas Gage. Mr. Gage was a 19th century railroad worker who took a tamping iron through his skill after an ill-timed explosion went off. The spike completely pierced his brain, but amazingly it didn’t kill him. It did, however, alter his personality, changing him from an affable gentleman into a despondent aggressor.

But while some Chicago railroad injuries occur in a flash and result in acute devastation, not all do. Many rail workers get injured slowly, over the course of years of service. Strained backs, ligament and soft tissue damage, and exposure to industrial toxins, solvents, and particulate matter can all result in debilitating injuries that can knock even the stoutest men off the tracks and lead to the accumulation of massive medical bills, suffering and ultimately even death.

Fortunately, if you or a loved one is in need of a railroad accident attorney in Illinois, you can trust the dynamic team here at the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates. We have tackled over 6,000 cases of Illinois personal injury and worker’s compensation since we opened our doors in 1994. In addition to railroad accident cases, we have litigated and settled matters involving slip and falls, dog bites, police brutality, wrongful death, nursing home abuse and neglect, cerebral palsy, construction accidents, medical malpractice, and traumatic brain injuries. We provide a no-fee guarantee for our services. Thus, if we fail to collect a settlement or win a verdict for you in court, you pay nothing. We offer this guarantee to give you peace of mind and to motivate our attorneys to fight as hard as possible on your behalf. (If we don’t win, we don’t get paid.)

Phone our compassionate, aggressive IL personal injury lawyers now at 1-888-625-6265, or e-mail info@malmanlaw.com. Whether you want to launch a class action against your railroad employer or wrangle an insurer who has a history of acting in bad faith, count on us to battle for your rights. We have the resources, and we do whatever it takes.

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Train Accidents

Massive urban cities like Chicago would die without decent public transportation. But trains and buses can be dangerous places. Derailments, sudden stops, jolts, and speeding can all lead to serious injuries and even death. If you or a family member has been hurt, consult today with the top tier Illinois train accident attorneys of Steven J. Malman & Associates. According to Illinois law, train passengers must be afforded the highest degree of care. Engineers who drive under the influence, inspectors who fail to do their job, maintenance crews who do careless work, and companies that don’t exercise good judgment can put literally hundreds of lives at risk.

Although train accidents are statistically rarer than car, bike and truck accidents; when they do occur, the results can be nightmarish. For instance, in 2007, many died and dozens were injured when the operator of a Southern California train got distracted while text messaging and careered off the tracks. Your train accident need not have made the news in order for you to bring suit, however. A sudden unexplained stop that sends you lurching backwards into a pole or another passenger can lead to whiplash, torn ligaments, severe bruising, or soft tissue injuries. The resulting chronic pain can require many thousands of dollars in medical costs to fix.

What makes our Chicago train accident lawyers different from the rest? First of all, we’ve been around since 1994. In the past decade and a half, over 6,000 clients have trusted us for help with cases including: medical malpractice, product liability, slip and falls, police brutality, Civil Rights violations, nursing home neglect, birth injuries, and motor vehicle accidents of every stripe. We have an on-staff physician who also holds a law degree. He can assess your injuries and help us build a compelling and thorough case on your behalf. We emphasize good preparation, client communication, and a methodical approach to getting you the best possible recovery in the shortest amount of time.

Our compassionate IL train accidents attorneys are on call for you 24/7 at 1-888-625-6265 (alternatively, email us at info@malmanlaw.com), and we build our relationships around what’s known as a no-fee guarantee. You pay us nothing until we collect money for you. If we can’t get a settlement or can’t win a verdict at trial, you pay nothing out of pocket. We minimize your risk to maximize your comfort and also to motivate our Chicago train accident lawyers to work as hard as possible on your behalf. We can do this because we get results, time and again. We invite you to check out some of our settlements and verdicts at www.malmanlaw.com, where you can also explore a little bit about our philosophy and passions and read up on our credentials. Make the critical call now, and set us to work battling for your rights.

Uninsured Motorists

If you or a family member has sustained injuries in a car or truck accident, the last thing you want is to wrangle with insurance companies. Unfortunately, to get compensation for medical bills, lost current and future wages, suffering, physical therapy, and other damages, you often must deal with insurance related bureaucracy. Even when both you and the driver who hit you have insurance, this can be a headache of the highest magnitude. Negotiations can stretch on for months. And uncertainties about your financial and medical future may persist.

But what happens when the person who hit you doesn’t have insurance or doesn’t have enough insurance? Can you hope to obtain any compensation at all? Or must you be saddled with the additional indignity of paying out of pocket for your own care and time off work?

The seasoned Chicago personal injury lawyers of Steven J. Malman & Associates, can advise you for free and at no obligation. Simply call us at 1-888-625-6265 (1-888 MALMAN LAW) or e-mail our staff at info@malmanlaw.com, and we will immediately get back to you. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a weekend, a holiday, or even in the middle of the night – accidents don’t happen on a schedule, and we understand that.

If you’ve been hurt recently or even several weeks or months ago by an uninsured driver, chances are, you still have good legal options. According to Illinois Law, every insurance policy sold must come with Uninsured Motorist Coverage. That means that your insurance company is obligated to pay some or all of the costs for damages and injuries sustained. It may also be possible to locate other liable parties to pay for your care and treatment. For instance, if a delivery service driver hit you while on the way to drop off a pizza, you can theoretically sue the restaurant or even the restaurant’s insurance company to collect. Similarly, if an uninsured truck driver hit you, you can potentially sue the trucking company he was working for.

To explore your options in detail, get in touch with our Chicago personal injury attorneys ASAP. We will battle for your rights. And we never back down from a fight – even if that means taking your action all the way to trial.

Website Overview

Here at malmanlaw.com, you can find a wealth of information about our Illinois workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys. For over 15 years, we at the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, PC have battled tirelessly on behalf of our injured clients. We’ve proudly served over 6,000 people since 1994. 95% of our cases settle out of court. We’ve won many large victories, including some seven and eight figure verdicts. And we feel comfortable taking on any Chicago personal injury or Chicago workers’ compensation case – be it a complex matter involving multiple liable parties insurance companies, or a small scale accident that's nevertheless left you or a family member suffering chronic pain or soft tissue damage.

We strive to make the process of recovering damages for your injuries and getting on with your life as easy as possible for you. On site, you can take advantage of the following resources:

• Legal blogs updated with new content regularly that provide unique information about Illinois personal injury matters of interest.
• A catalog of verdicts, including brief descriptions of the matters and the settlement/verdict amount achieved.
• Biographies of our attorneys, which highlight our credentials, experience, and philosophy.
• Free information on Illinois workers’ comp and Illinois personal injury matters. We strive to educate and inform our clients to keep them feeling relaxed and in control.

For a free case evaluation, connect with us toll free at 1-888-MALMAN LAW, or drop us an email at info@malmanlaw.com. Accidents can happen at any time, so we’re available any time. Even if it’s the middle of the night or on a weekend or holiday, call now, and one of our experienced attorneys will get back to you ASAP. There is absolutely no risk. Our “no-fee guarantee” means we advance all costs upfront, so you don’t pay a penny unless and until you collect a settlement or win at trial.

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What Do We Mean 24/7?

Injuries have a way of happening when it’s least convenient. Whether you were hit by a truck while driving home late at night, injured by a defective product over a holiday, or hurt by a physician’s negligence after a serious surgery, you need help sooner than later with your Illinois personal injury or workers’ compensation case.

We at the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates understand that injuries don’t occur according to a schedule. That’s why we offer maximum flexibility. Our Chicago injury lawyers are on call now – whether it’s the middle of the business day or Christmas Eve – for immediate help. Simply dial 1-888-MALMAN LAW, and one of our seasoned, client-focused attorneys will call you back to discuss your matter, for free and at no obligation.

Often, Illinois workers’ compensation and personal injury clients wait too long to secure legal representation. This can be a mistake. The hours immediately after an injury can be critical. Chances are, the liable insurance company won’t wait around to investigate the matter. Claims adjusters may even be at the scene right now, taking pictures, collecting witness testimonies, and extract statements and signatures -- all in a proactive attempt to limit your options.

Mistakes in the early hours can your case needlessly complicated and difficult to win. In addition, the longer you go without retaining a qualified Illinois personal injury attorney, the greater the chances are that you’ll make a misstep. Simplify the process and reduce your uncertainty now by phoning us or emailing us at info@malmanlaw.com. For more information about our firm, our philosophy, and our results, visit www.malmanlaw.com now.

What Does "No Fee Guarantee" Really Mean

Our Chicago workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys offer what we call a “no-fee guarantee” for our services. What does this mean? Exactly what it implies. If you retain us, we will advance all necessary costs of your case, including investigation and information gathering, court costs, and other sundry fees. If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid. It’s that simple.

How can our Illinois personal injury lawyers afford to do this? Because we deliver. We win. And it's not just our big cases -- our six, seven, and eight figure verdicts -- that keep us in the black. We're born competitors; as such, we strive to win no matter the stakes. We've achieved tremendous results for literally thousands of clients since 1994.

Our Chicago personal injury attorneys know that, if we don’t succeed, we don’t make any money. So we’re doubly motivated to fight for the rights of our injured clients. We are in this together. We will investigate your case from every angle, exploit tactical and strategic weaknesses in the insurance companies’ arguments, and brandish the threat of bringing your case all the way to trial, if need be, to get results. We never back down from a fight. At the same time, though, we always strive to be compassionate.

Discover the difference that Malman Law & Associates can make for your future and your peace of mind. Reach us for immediate assistance at 1-888-625-6265 (1-888-MALMAN LAW), or connect with us via email at info@malmanlaw.com.

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Why Should You Hire an Attorney?

One of the most common questions our clients ask is: “Why should I hire an Illinois personal injury attorney?” This is a perfectly reasonable question. After all, if you or a family member has recently suffered trauma, the last thing you want to do is to dwell on the accident and drag matters out. The problem with this approach – whether you've endured a Chicago personal injury or you've gotten hurt at work – is that most people simply don’t have the knowledge and experience to advocate for themselves effectively.

Insurance companies are businesses. They're driven by the bottom line. They want and need to make profits. This isn’t to say that insurance companies are evil, per say. But it's crucial to realize that they're not exactly on your side, either. They have no motivation - ZERO - to pay out full settlement amounts. To the contrary, insurers often hire consultants to help figure out ways to get out of paying policyholders, methods that can even violate the law.

To battle back, it makes sense for Illinois personal injury and workers’ compensation claimants to retain attorneys. A recent study found that claimants represented by lawyers received on average two to three times more than unrepresented claimants did. Think about that. We can get you more money – even after you’ve paid our fees – than you can get by dealing with your insurance company yourself. Statistically speaking, it just makes sense to get an attorney. Furthermore, on top of that extra money, you'll also save time (no haggling directly with the insurance company) and likely also reduce your anxiety about your case.

When you choose the Illinois personal injury attorneys of Steven J. Malman & Associates, PC, you can leave the nuts and bolts to us. Instead of fruitlessly dwelling on the case, you can instead spend this time healing and taking care of your needs and your family's.

Take advantage of our no-fee guarantee and call us immediately to get seasoned advice about your next steps. Our lawyers are always on call, 24/7, at 1-888-625-6265. You can alternatively send us an email at any time at info@malmanlaw.com.

Why Trust Our Team

There are literally hundreds of personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys in Chicago and the Northern Illinois area. So why should you retain the services of Steven J. Malman & Associates? What sets us apart from the pack?

• Experience – Our Illinois injury lawyers have helped over 6,000 clients since 1994. We have a sophisticated, detailed knowledge of Chicago injury law – both in theory and in practice. We’ve handled practically every kind of workers’ comp and personal injury case that can be filed, such as construction accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, civil rights violations, product liability, dog bites and premises liability, train injuries, auto accidents, spinal cord and brain injuries, wrongful death and much more.

• Results – Our personal injury and workers’ comp lawyers in Chicago have won many millions of dollars for our clients, including numerous six, seven, and eight figure results. Please check out a few of our cases at malmanlaw.com.

• Client focus – Systematic though our approach may be, it is never “cookie cutter.” Each injury case or workers’ comp in Illinois case is unique. Your matter requires delicate attention and strategic focus. Our attorneys really listen to what you want. We spend lots of time upfront gathering information, building arguments, and consulting with clients about what they want. We are there for you 24/7: if you have an emergency question or concern, call us literally any time.

• No-fee guarantee – Our no-fee guarantee means exactly what it implies: if we can’t win money for you at court or via settlement, you pay no fee – guaranteed. We’re able to offer this because we win -- a lot! (If we didn't succeed as often as we do, this approach would never work and we’d quickly go bankrupt.) We offer this service because we want you to feel completely comfortable about working with us.

• Credentials – Steven J. Malman is a member in good standing of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Association, and the American Bar Association. He is licensed to practice at both the Federal and State levels.

To find out more about our services and our philosophy, peruse www.malmanlaw.com. For an immediate consultation, email us at info@malmanlaw.com, or dial 1-888-MALMAN LAW now.

Workers' Compensation - Injured on the Job

At the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, our Illinois workers’ compensation attorneys know how frustrating and confusing the claims process can be. Tragically, many injured workers either never bother to file for workers’ comp or settle for far less than they otherwise might be able to get, simply because they don’t understand their rights. Insurance companies and employers count on your ignorance. After all, it’s in their financial interest to pay out as little as possible for your medical bills, time off work, and other costs. This isn’t to say that claims adjusters act maliciously, obviously – but rather to drive home the point that insurance companies are self interested.

You need someone who’s purely on your side. Our Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers boast more than 15 years of experience wrangling bad faith insurance companies, uncooperative employers, and other parties. We passionately believe that injured workers deserve good compensation, and we know the law inside and out. We’ve served over 6,000 clients since 1994, and we're happy to provide testimonials upon request.

Many insurance companies will pay for your medical bills, and they even may pay you while you're off of work. However, what they likely won’t tell you is that you're also entitled to a lump sum settlement. This lump sum can be worth thousands of dollars – or much more.

Studies show that claimants who “go it alone” (file without the help of an attorney) get two to three times less than what they get with good legal counsel on their side. When you call 1-888-625-6265 or email info@malmanlaw.com, you’ll immediately be connected with an experienced Il workers’ comp attorney, who will go to work filing your claim. We’ll present your case to an arbitrator and set the process of getting you your benefits in motion. We know the typical tricks and tactics insurance companies use to deny claims or to withhold benefit checks. We can counter those if they're deployed, and we are not afraid to take insurance companies to court on your behalf, if need be.

You work hard to deliver for your family, and you do your job well. You deserve the most effective legal representation possible for your workers’ comp case. Our lawyers are on call 24/7, and you pay no upfront fees. Indeed, if we can’t collect money for you, our services are free.





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