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25 Sep, 2020

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance

2020-09-25T11:34:32-05:00Sep 25, 2020|Uncategorized|

In order to register and operate a motor vehicle, Illinois law requires drivers to obtain liability insurance. The minimum amount of insurance required is $25,000.00. That covers property damage and/or injuries that a driver may cause to others in an accident. But what happens if you are involved in an auto accident and the at-fault [...]

7 Feb, 2020

Informed Consent: What Does that Mean?

2020-02-07T12:03:42-06:00Feb 7, 2020|Uncategorized|

We are all familiar with going into a doctor’s office or a hospital and before the doctor performs any procedure, the doctor requires the patient to sign numerous lengthy consent forms. These consent forms outline the treatments, risks associated with the treatments and other various disclaimers. Typically, the doctor has some sort of discussion with [...]

3 Jan, 2020

Discovery: Why is opposing counsel asking me all of these questions?

2020-01-03T16:04:20-06:00Jan 3, 2020|Blog Articles|

In almost every case, the parties will go through the “discovery process.” This occurs during the pre-trial (or first phase) of the lawsuit. Typically, the two main written discovery tools are Interrogatories and Request to Produce. Interrogatories are open ended questions asked in order to try and find out more information about a case. Request [...]

11 Nov, 2019

Litigation: What should I expect?

2019-11-11T14:17:08-06:00Nov 11, 2019|Blog Articles|

Is it like what we see on TV? No, not really. While no two cases are similar, they tend to follow roughly the same general outline. Even before a case is filed, we collect all of the records (like medical records, medical bills, police or accident reports, etc) so that we can get a better [...]

15 Oct, 2019

Electric Scooters: Love them or Hate them?

2019-10-15T09:33:57-05:00Oct 15, 2019|Blog Articles|

Bicycle sharing systems have become a customary sight during the summer months in the city. Now, the next trend, electric scooters. Beginning June 15, 2019, electric scooters were made available in certain areas of Chicago. But after four months, the City of Chicago decided to stop the program. At first glance, electric scooters seemed like [...]

14 Aug, 2019

Walk at your own risk

2019-08-14T12:17:13-05:00Aug 14, 2019|Uncategorized|

Whenever I attempt to navigate Chicago’s streets on foot it always seems like I am in my very own battle for survival, only the quickest and fittest will make it to the end. But are there actual rules on how to navigate the city’s busy streets? The answer, of course, is yes. The pedestrian “safe [...]

16 Jul, 2019

Slip and Fall? What was the defect?

2019-07-16T14:20:52-05:00Jul 16, 2019|Uncategorized|

Imagine this: you are walking around any city and you trip on an uneven sidewalk. Pretty easy to imagine, right?  It probably has happened to you more than once. Is the city liable? Is the city negligent for failing to keep the sidewalks safe for pedestrians? The answer depends on the specifics of the situations. [...]

12 Jun, 2019

Dog Bites: What’s the Law?

2019-06-12T08:58:16-05:00Jun 12, 2019|Uncategorized|

Dogs are a man’s best friend. They are our loveable companions. But sometimes, the unexpected happens and a dog bites a person causing serious injury. So what’s the law? In Illinois, the legislature passed the Animal Control Act that states “if a dog or other animal, without provocation, attacks, attempts to attack, or injures any [...]

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