$3.9 MillionCar Accident
$3.9 MillionWrongful Death
$3 MillionConstruction Accident
$3 MillionDefective Product
$2 MillionMotorcycle Accident
$2 MillionMedical Malpractice
$1.6 MillionTire Failure
$1.5 MillionTruck Accident
$940,000Nursing Home Neglect
$810,000Premises Liability
$737,000Shoulder Injury
$717,000Underinsured Motorist
$545,000Balcony Collapse
$520,000Hotel Negligence
$500,000Dog Bite / Animal Attack
$450,000Burn Injury
$250,000Pharmacy Negligence
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John Malm Profile

For the past 30 years, our valued clients in Naperville and St. Charles have turned to Attorney John J. Malm and his team of exceptional personal injury lawyers for help after a serious injury or a tragic loss from an unexpected accident. We provide personalized attention at every step, to help you understand and resolve the complex legal and financial issues that arise after an accident. Our personal injury law firm has a proven record of success and a five-star rating, which has been earned by providing excellent client service.

With over 85 years of combined litigation experience, our accomplished team of personal injury lawyers has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injuries and losses suffered as a result of serious car accidentspedestrian accidentsmotorcycle accidentsbicycle accidentstruck accidentsuninsured motorist claimsmedical malpracticeproduct liability claimspremises liability claimsdog bite claimsnursing home abuse and neglectworkplace injury claims and wrongful death cases. We have built our reputation, one client at a time, by obtaining exceptional results for our clients in a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death cases.

We are the top-rated personal injury lawyers to call when you have questions about a car accident or personal injury case. We will answer your questions, explain your rights and offer the best strategy to help you obtain the highest possible compensation for your injury case in a timely manner. Our Naperville-based lawyers offer a proven, results-driven approach to successfully handle your personal injury claim with the highest level of client service.

What should you consider when hiring a personal injury lawyer in Naperville?

Choosing the right personal injury lawyer to represent you is an important decision. The attorney’s qualifications and experience in handling the type of injury case involved is important. You should be confident that he or she not only possesses skills as a trial lawyer but will be tough enough to stand up against the insurance company, no matter what is placed in their way. He or she must also be prepared to devote the time, energy, and resources needed to successfully litigate and resolve your injury case in a timely manner. Your case is too important to accept anything less.

What can our personal injury lawyers offer you?

When a client places their trust in us, our commitment we make to seek justice for them and for their family is not taken lightly. We devote our time, skills and resources to the case. As soon as you hire us, we will meet with you and explain the best plan for your case. We will secure and preserve important evidence, obtain police and investigative reports, contact eyewitnesses, take photographs and conduct scene inspections, retain engineers and consultants, prepare evidence for trial, timely file all necessary claims, notices and complaints, take depositions and conduct litigation. At the appropriate time, after all is known about your injuries and treatment, we will demand settlement and negotiate your claim with the insurance company — but we will never back down from presenting your case at trial when needed.

Our goal is to help our clients obtain a meaningful recovery to compensate them for the harm caused by a difficult and painful injury or seek justice that will give comfort to a grieving family for their profound loss. We will offer you care and compassion throughout your case – from beginning to end.

We aggressively fight the insurance company to get you the compensation you deserve in your personal injury case. Our accomplished personal injury lawyers, supported by our exceptional staff, will always strive to get you the best possible result.

We are ready to listen and help you.

If you are coping with the devastating effects of a serious personal injury or the tragic loss of a loved one, you need compassion, understanding, guidance and reassurance. We know this is a difficult time. When you call our Naperville injury lawyers, John and his team will patiently listen to you. We will discuss the legal issues you are facing and answer all your questions. Then, we will carefully explain your rights and offer you the best legal strategy to pursue a successful outcome.

We have successfully handled hundreds of personal injury cases in Naperville, St. Charles. and throughout Illinois, proudly recovering millions of dollars in damages for our clients and their families. When it matters most to you and your family, get a personal injury lawyer who is determined to help you get results. Call and speak with the Naperville personal injury lawyers at John J. Malm & Associates Personal Injury Lawyers and receive a free, no obligation consultation about your case.

How are we compensated?

We are frequently asked, “how do personal injury lawyers get paid?” Our Naperville injury lawyers are paid only when you receive a settlement. We work on a contingency fee (a contingent fee basis), which means that we will be compensated only if we recover monetary damages for you in your case, either through settlement or trial. If we do not collect for you, our services to you are free. There is never a fee or any obligation to call us and discuss your case. Please feel comfortable to call John Malm or any lawyer in our Naperville or St. Charles offices, or you can make an appointment to review your case for free. We answer calls directly, and we respond to phone calls, text messages, and emails 24 hours a day, including evening & weekends.

Car Accidents

Car Crash

In Illinois, car accidents occur all too frequently on our highways and roads. Under the law, every driver has a duty to operate a motor vehicle using reasonable care (ordinary care), to obey the traffic laws, and take measures to avoid an accident when necessary. Car accidents, including motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents and fleeing motorists (hit-and-run cases), often result in serious injuries and fatalities. When a traffic accident occurs due to a driver’s negligence, the at-fault driver and his insurance carrier can be held liable for the injuries and other damages caused, including medical bills, pain and suffering, disability, lost time from work, and wrongful death.

Our car accident attorneys have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients and their families after a car crash. If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. We have successfully litigated hundreds of car accident cases in Naperville, Illinois and the surrounding areas, including personal injury cases involving serious injuries and wrongful death.

Truck Accidents

Truck Accident

Truck accidents cause serious catastrophic and fatal injuries in Illinois. Our team of truck accident lawyers have extensive experience representing clients who have been injured or suffered a loss as the result of a trucking accident. We have represented personal injury clients in all types of semi-truck accidents (tractor-trailer accidents) in Illinois, including intersection collisions, rear end collisions, jack knife collisions, sudden merge or lane change accidents, and other major highway accidents. Trucking accidents are caused when truck drivers operate their rigs in a careless manner by speeding, driving inattentively (distracted truck drivers), operating with loads or cargo that is over-capacity (cargo is overweight) or choose to operate when weather conditions make it dangerous. There are complicated legal issues that can arise after a truck accident. Proper discovery must be conducted through litigation including to confirm the identities of third parties, such as vehicle owners and freight operators, review safety and inspection records, previous citations and violations, and obtain records of driver training procedures.

We have successfully sued trucking companies in a wide variety of truck accident claims and recovered millions of dollars for our clients and their families. Our team of truck accident lawyers will discuss your case and help you obtain a successful recovery after a serious truck accident.

Illinois Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims

Fatal Car Crash

In Illinois, every driver who purchases “full coverage” under an automobile insurance policy is required to be offered, and to purchase, special coverage for injuries resulting from “uninsured motorists” and “underinsured motorists.” The amount of coverage available to an injured person in an uninsured motorist claim often depends on the specific language in the policy and the coverage declarations (the “dec page”). Our uninsured motorist claims lawyers know how to settle complicated car accident cases. An “uninsured motorist claim” arises when the at-fault motorist in a vehicle crash has no coverage or has fled the scene and cannot be identified (a hit-and-run accident). Whereas, an “underinsured motorist claim” arises after a vehicle crash when the amount of coverage carried by the at-fault driver is inadequate to compensate for the injuries and other damages that are caused. Remember, bringing an uninsured motorist claim against an insurance company is somewhat complicated, and there are specific legal notices that must be given first, as a condition of coverage. It is always best to consult with a knowledgeable Illinois uninsured motorist claim lawyer.

The skilled attorneys at John J. Malm & Associates are experienced in handling uninsured motorist claims and we work directly with you to file the appropriate legal notice against your insurance carrier in accordance with the law. Our personal injury attorneys in Naperville will then work to settle your case or present your case at an arbitration hearing if necessary, so that you will receive the financial compensation you deserve under the law.

Workplace Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

Work Injury Claim

If you have suffered an injury at work, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries regardless of whether your employer was negligent. In Illinois, workers’ compensation claims arise out of work-related accidents and illnesses. An injured worker is entitled to receive medical care at the expense of their employer for injuries sustained on the job or while working for your employer. You may also be entitled to compensation for a portion of your lost wages while you are away from work, along with a lump sum settlement for any permanency, also known as permanent partial disability or PPD.

Our accident attorneys have recovered millions in workers’ compensation settlements for our clients in their workers’ compensation claims. Enlisting the skilled Illinois workers’ compensation attorneys at John J. Malm & Associates can help you maximize your workers’ compensation settlement.

Construction Site Accidents

Two men working

Among the most serious of all injuries in Illinois are those suffered by individuals at construction sites in Illinois. This is due to the enormous dangers that exist to workers in construction areas. Construction-related accidents often happen because of improper training, unsafe or dangerous equipment, lack of appropriate on-site supervision, improper warnings, and the careless use of heavy equipment. Regardless of compliance with safety regulations, such as OSHA, workers at construction sites often suffer serious and permanent injuries when the carelessness of others results in an accident at the site. Construction site accidents are complicated and often involve multiple third parties; therefore, it is best to speak with an experienced Illinois construction accident lawyer who can explain your rights. You should not offer a statement to or answer questions with an insurance company investigator.

The knowledgeable Illinois personal injury lawyers at John J. Malm & Associates, will work with you to identify responsible parties, carefully analyze the complicated legal issues you must confront in your construction accident case, help you take the necessary steps to protect your legal rights, and obtain the compensation you deserve.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Old person in a wheelchair

As our population ages, more families face the difficult task of relying on nursing home personnel to care for our loved ones. When we place our aging parents or grandparents in a nursing home, we trust the nursing home to closely monitor them and to take proper care of them. However, all too often, nursing homes are inadequately staffed, or have personnel who have been improperly trained and simply fail to provide basic care for elderly residents. Unfortunately, accidents due to nursing home abuse and neglect is on the rise in Illinois.

The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act protects nursing home residents from elder abuse, which is defined as any negligent, knowing, or intentional act by a caregiver that causes harm to an elderly person. Nursing home accidents (caused by nursing home abuse and neglect) often result in falls, broken bones, infections, bed sores and ulcers, malnutrition, dehydration, medication errors, elopement and, in some cases, battery due to inadequate monitoring.

The experienced team of Illinois nursing home lawyers at John J. Malm & Associates have successfully handled many nursing home abuse and neglect cases and have recovered millions in nursing home settlements for our clients and their families. Our nursing home attorneys will explain the legal process and work closely with you to obtain the justice and compensation you and your family deserve.

Dog Bites and Pit Bull Attacks


With dog ownership continually rising, it is not surprising that the number of reported incidents involving serious dog bites, pit bull attacks and other animal attacks in Illinois has increased significantly. Sadly, many of the most serious and disfiguring dog bite injuries are suffered by children, with the most egregious attacks coming from dangerous breeds such as pit bulls (Staffordshire terriers), mastiffs and rottweilers. Still other dog bites continue to be caused by less threatening breeds such as labradors and common mixed breed dogs. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of a dog bite or pit bull attack, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for medical expenses, surgery, disfigurement, scarring, loss of a normal life and emotional injuries.

The Naperville dog bite lawyers at John J. Malm & Associates know that claims for a dog bite sometimes involve complicated issues of property ownership, animal control and insurance coverage. Do not speak to the insurance company about any dog bite incident until you have consulted with a knowledgeable Illinois dog bite lawyer. The experienced Naperville dog bite attorneys at John J. Malm & Associates have successfully obtained millions in dog bite settlements for our personal injury clients and their families after a dog bite or a devastating animal attack, and we want to help you.

Premises Liability and Slip-and-Fall Injuries

Water on the floor

In Illinois, injuries resulting from premises liability cases, including slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents (slip, trip & fall accidents), often cause serious and long-lasting conditions, often requiring surgery. How are slip and fall cases handled in Illinois? Under the law, to recover damages in a premises liability case, the injured person must establish that the property owner had prior knowledge of the dangerous condition or defect in question (the hazard that caused the fall to occur). If the property owner knew of the dangerous condition on the property but failed to act within a reasonable time to correct the condition, he or she may be liable when someone falls and becomes injured.

What conditions commonly result in slip and fall injuries or trip and fall injuries? Some examples of dangerous conditions include oily or wet surfaces, poorly lit, defective or improperly maintained stairwells, broken stairs or an unsafe handrailing, lack of warnings or warnings signs, bunched or rolled up floor mats, icy surface conditions caused by a leaking gutter, an improperly placed downspout or other unnatural accumulations of water and ice, broken sections of sidewalk or parking lot pavement. The Naperville premises liability attorneys at John J. Malm & Associates have successfully recovered millions in slip and fall settlements for individuals after a serious fall down incident has occurred.

Defective and Dangerous Products

Broken Wheel

Dangerous products cause serious injury and death. Defective products may result in liability for manufacturers when it is considered dangerous or unsafe product due to how it was designed, manufactured and/or sold into to the stream of commerce. In Illinois, a manufacturer or seller of a product has a duty to produce a safe product and to warn us against an unsafe product. A defective and dangerous product is one that is unreasonably dangerous to the user because of the design of the product, or due to a manufacturing defect. Product liability lawyers know that injury cases due to dangerous products are very complex and often require engineering analysis to prove that a dangerous product is legally unsafe.

If you have been injured because of a defective or dangerous product, you may be entitled to compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, lost wages, and loss of a normal life. Over the past 30 years, John J. Malm has gone to extraordinary lengths to help his clients in their serious product liability cases, traveling abroad when necessary to depose engineers and collect testimony and evidence needed to win in court. The Illinois product liability attorneys at John J. Malm & Associates have recovered millions in defective and dangerous product settlements for clients who have suffered an injury or loss because of a dangerous product. Our team of product liability lawyers are committed to consumer safety and will apply the necessary resources to successfully pursue your product liability claim after an injury or fatality from a defective product.

Medical Mistakes

Doctors in the OR

In Illinois, medical negligence or malpractice occurs when a health care professional, such as a doctor, nurse, or hospital, deviates from the applicable standard of care in treating a patient. The standard of care depends upon the accepted medical practice ordinarily used by other doctors in the same field of medicine. Medical malpractice cases can arise after a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, a failure to provide appropriate medical treatment in a given circumstance, a failure to follow appropriate surgical procedures or techniques, a delay in providing treatment, or in ordering prescription medications that are unsafe for a given patient.

Our Illinois medical malpractice lawyers know that medical malpractice cases are both complicated and expensive. Illinois law requires that victims of medical malpractice first consult with a doctor before filing a lawsuit, to certify that the applicable standard of care has, in fact, been breached. Our team of experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Naperville and St. Charles have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and their families after a doctor’s negligence has resulted in harm.

Sports Injuries

Football player getting checked by a doctor

Sports injuries can suddenly occur to spectators and participants alike when facilities and organizations carelessly fail to provide proper supervision, safety measures, and proper equipment. Sports injuries can occur in both youth and adult sports at schools, gyms, training facilities, and ball fields, during practices, instruction, or competition. Most sports-related injuries can be prevented simply by using proper safety equipment, or carefully taking basic steps to ensure that spectators and participants are safe from harm. The most common sports-related injuries in Illinois involve head injuries or concussions, fractures, and neck and back injuries.

Our sports injury lawyers know that, unfortunately, not all sports injuries are actionable or compensable. Under Illinois law, proving liability on the part of a sports organization, team or coach in a sports-related injury case can be difficult. There are legal immunities granted by law to some defendants that may prevent them being liable for a given injury, including immunities granted by statutes, such as those for recreational facilities, governmental entities, schools, and park districts. You should consult with a knowledgeable sports injury attorney before proceeding with a sports injury claim. The Illinois sports injury lawyers at John J. Malm & Associates have successfully represented numerous individuals and families who have suffered a serious sports-related injury or who have tragically experienced a fatality (wrongful death).

Client Reviews

"The Malm law firm is extremely professional and friendly. I would definitely refer others to this law firm."

D.K., Naperville, IL

"John, thank you again for all your hard work and dedication to my case. I really appreciated knowing I did not need to worry about anything and that my case was in good hands. It was so nice to have a peace of mind the entire time."

J.O., Naperville, IL

What can I say besides thank you for all you did. You handled my car accident case well -- with experience, knowledge and patience. You are an absolutely great attorney. You have made it possible for me to start living a normal life again. Thank you again, God Bless.

E.R., Naperville, IL

"John is the best. I would not want anybody else to handle a case for my family."

T.D., Aurora, IL

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