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Chicago Personal Injury Blog

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

By Staver Law Group P.C.

http://www.chicagolawyer.com/legal-blog/
  • Dec 6

    Chicago Dangerous Dog Law

    Chicago Dangerous Dog Law
    When you have been bitten by a dog, you’ll not only want to physically and financially recover from your injuries, you’ll also want to make sure that a dangerous animal never attacks someone else. Despite being a man’s best…
  • Dec 5

    Tesla Autopilot Fatality Rate

    Tesla Autopilot Fatality Rate
    Are self-driving cars the way of the future? As cool as the concept seems, it may not catch on as expected if the first iteration of the technology does not improve its safety record. Tesla is one of the vehicle manufacturers pioneering…
  • Dec 2

    Compensation for Disfigurement

    Compensation for Disfigurement
    Car accidents can leave behind both obvious and invisible wounds. While the initial injuries like lacerations and broken bones heal, they often leave behind scars, marks, discolorations, and other disfigurements. These are constant reminders…
Rank this Week: 1999

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/articles/
  • Dec 5

    No Seatbelts Present on Bus Involved in Fatal Crash

    No Seatbelts Present on Bus Involved in Fatal Crash
    Low-cost bus services like Megabus are proving that a cheap ride can have expensive repercussions. 43 people loaded into a coach in hopes of winning it big at Salton Sea Casino in California last month, but their expedition ended in disaster…
  • Nov 28

    Rash of Chicagoland Bike Accidents Highlights Danger

    Rash of Chicagoland Bike Accidents Highlights Danger
    While Chicago tries to present itself as a bicycle friendly city, an epidemic of accidents has presented a dark, dangerous and deadly shadow upon those efforts. Six deaths this year and numerous other accidents have made this a record year in…
  • Nov 21

    Self-Driving Trucks Follow in Path of Car

    Self-Driving Trucks Follow in Path of Car
    A stir was created when Anheuser-Busch made news by shipping a trailer full of beer over 120 miles without a driver behind the wheel. While there was a driver in the sleeper berth ready to take over if things went awry, he never took the…
Rank this Week: 2238

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Public Indecency in Chicago: Maintaining Standards of Behavior

    Public Indecency in Chicago: Maintaining Standards of Behavior
    Even as the USA becomes more and more liberal when it comes to human sexuality, there are certain boundaries that are not to be crossed, such as outraging public decency as defined in the Chicago law. Indecent exposure is the nightmare…
  • Nov 30

    Obstruction of Justice in Chicago: Letting the Law Take its Course

    Obstruction of Justice in Chicago: Letting the Law Take its Course
    The mantra to let the law take its course seems like a platitude when faced with a serious criminal investigation. Each party will have their own interests and will fight to protect them. For example the prosecutor will want the defendant to…
  • Nov 25

    Deferred Prosecution in Chicago: Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

    Deferred Prosecution in Chicago: Justice Delayed is Justice Denied
    Prosecutorial discretion in Chicago has always been a controversial issue particularly if the public feels that there is an element of unfair selection and victimization. One of the leading practitioners of the deferred prosecution program is…
Rank this Week: 2098

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury and accident law. By Moll Law Group.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Dec 2

    Court Discusses “Foreseeability” Requirement in Chain-Reaction Truck Accident Case

    Court Discusses “Foreseeability” Requirement in Chain-Reaction Truck Accident Case
    This fall, an appellate court in Mississippi issued a written opinion affirming the dismissal of a case against a truck driver and his employer on the ground that the injuries sustained by the plaintiff were not a foreseeable consequence…
  • Nov 30

    School Officials May Be Liable after Boy Hit by Car in School’s Driveway

    School Officials May Be Liable after Boy Hit by Car in School’s Driveway
    In a recent case, a boy and his parents brought a lawsuit against school officials after he was hit by a car at his school’s driveway on his way to school. The school was located near a highway, and the school’s entrance was busy…
  • Nov 23

    Plaintiff’s Expert’s Conclusions Protected by Work Product Doctrine

    Plaintiff’s Expert’s Conclusions Protected by Work Product Doctrine
    In a recent case, a man sued the maker of his utility terrain vehicle (UTV) after the UTV overturned, and the roof failed, causing his injuries. The man designated four expert witnesses to testify in his case at trial. For one of the experts…
Rank this Week: 1935

Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. Blog

Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. Blog

Discusses news, tips, and information related to Missouri auto accidents. By Christopher Hoffmann.

http://www.hoffmannpersonalinjury.com/category/car-accident/
  • Dec 1

    Fatalities Increase by 8 Percent – St. Louis Auto Crash Attorney

    Fatalities Increase by 8 Percent – St. Louis Auto Crash Attorney
    Recent statistics show that roadway fatalities continue to increase. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, around 822 fatalities occurred due to traffic-related accidents in the past 11 months. This is an 8 percent increase…
  • Nov 30

    St. Louis Car Accident Law Firm Explains the Seriousness of Tailgating

    St. Louis Car Accident Law Firm Explains the Seriousness of Tailgating
    Tailgating is a form of aggressive driving that endangers both people and property. Let us say you are getting late to your office or an important meeting during rush hour, but the vehicle in front you is not moving fast enough, you may start…
  • Nov 29

    Passengers of Small SUV at Higher Risk – St. Louis Car Crash Attorney

    Passengers of Small SUV at Higher Risk – St. Louis Car Crash Attorney
    A recent study indicates that small SUVs may not be the safest option for passengers. When rating cars for safety, there is no passenger side rating; however, new studies may change this practice. According to the Insurance Institute for…
Rank this Week: 2267

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Nov 30

    Change

    Change
    I’ve been thinking a lot about that word lately. Change. I get it that change is constant and to be successful you need to embrace change. That doesn’t mean we should just accept changes that are bad. No, I think it means that we…
  • Aug 1

    That’s Funny – I Don’t Care Who You Are

    That’s Funny – I Don’t Care Who You Are
    Allen Klein said that humor cannot change a situation, but it can change your attitude about it. I am working on a lease where I represent a restaurant tenant against a well-known, national REIT landlord. Needless to say, the landlord’s…
  • Jun 28

    A New Cycle?

    A New Cycle?
    It seems like lease issues come in cycles: seemingly out of nowhere, a particular issue that may have never been a concern on previous leases arises suddenly only to disappear once again. Is the rise to prominence of a certain issue…
Rank this Week: 2437

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

Covers family and divorce law. By Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP.

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Nov 29

    Navigating Health Care Costs in Divorce

    Navigating Health Care Costs in Divorce
    If you are wondering what will happen to your health insurance coverage upon divorce, you are not alone.  It is no secret that the cost of individual coverage is rising, and uncertainty about the continuation of the Affordable Care Act…
  • Oct 3

    Domestic Violence: A Necessary Recap of the Basic

    Domestic Violence: A Necessary Recap of the Basic
    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   In spite of the help and information available to victims of domestic violence, and the increased awareness by law enforcement about what abuse looks like and how to address it, domestic…
  • Sep 19

    Spoliation of Social Media Evidence: Think Before You Delete

    Spoliation of Social Media Evidence: Think Before You Delete
    We have all heard the warning, “Be careful of what you post on the Internet!” However, all of us find ourselves in a situation where we wish we had been more cautious and could take back what we posted on social media. Typically…
Rank this Week: 2171

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury, medical malpractice and workers compensation law. By Ackerman Law Office, P.C.

http://www.springfieldinjurylawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1851

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 16

    Rogers v. Martin – Indiana Supreme Court Weighs Duty of Care for Party Host

    Rogers v. Martin – Indiana Supreme Court Weighs Duty of Care for Party Host
    The estate of an Indiana man who died following a fistfight at a house party won a partial victory before the Indiana Supreme Court recently, paving the way for at least one wrongful death claim to proceed to trial.  In Rogers v. Martin,…
  • Nov 2

    Trucks and Bicycles: A Too-Often Lethal Combination on Indiana Road

    Trucks and Bicycles: A Too-Often Lethal Combination on Indiana Road
    Each year, more than 5,000 trucking accidents result in roadway fatalities. In addition, more than 700 bicyclists are killed annually, and many of those incidents involve large trucks.  Just recently, as reported by WISHTV-8, a…
  • Oct 7

    Bicyclists at Risk of Injury by Impatient, Careless Motorist

    Bicyclists at Risk of Injury by Impatient, Careless Motorist
    A bicycle accident proved fatal for a 64-year-old rider struck by a 92-year-old driver. The elderly motorist insisted he didn’t see the yellow-t-shirt-clad rider, who was the last in a group of riders traveling from the Daviess County…
Rank this Week: 2454

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers Chicago car, bus, bicycle, truck and pedestrian accidents. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagocaraccidentlawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 9

    What Happens after a Multi Vehicle Car Accident?

    What Happens after a Multi Vehicle Car Accident?
    If you live in Chicago or the surrounding suburbs, you know that car accidents are an unfortunate reality. The typical driver will be involved in three collisions in her lifetime but those who spend more time than average in their cars are at…
  • Oct 31

    The Role of Investigating Police Officers in a Chicago Car Accident

    The Role of Investigating Police Officers in a Chicago Car Accident
    It may sound surprising but few people who live in Chicago truly know what police officers do in the time following a car accident. Some believe that it is an officer’s job just to get basic information while others think that the…
  • Oct 13

    Rear-End Car Accidents are the Most Common Collisions in the Country

    Rear-End Car Accidents are the Most Common Collisions in the Country
    Everything around us is getting smarter, more interactive, and more intuitive as each year passes thanks to advancements in technology that improve our American lifestyles. These advancements cross nearly every boundary in society and stretch…
Rank this Week: 1817

Illinois Bicycle Law

Illinois Bicycle Law

Covers Illinois cycling laws and news. By Michael Keating.

http://www.illinoisbicyclelaw.com/
  • Nov 7

    Shorter Days Are Ahead - Bike Lights Are Required Under Illinois Bike Law

    Shorter Days Are Ahead - Bike Lights Are Required Under Illinois Bike Law
    The unseasonably warm temperatures and brilliant sunlight over the past week are misleading. Daylight Savings time is in effect again and until the Winter Solstice our days in Illinois will get shorter and shorter. It is important to remember…
  • Oct 24

    Attorney Mike Keating Presents to Illinois Trial Lawyers Association on Bike Law

    Attorney Mike Keating Presents to Illinois Trial Lawyers Association on Bike Law
    Bicycle Law Attorney Mike KeatingAttorney Mike Keating of Keating Law Offices was honored to be chosen as a speaker at a recent Continuing Legal Education Seminar provided by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Mike Keating discussed…
  • Oct 13

    Chicago Fire Department Lt. Danny Carbol Dies As A Result of Injuries From Bicycle Crash

    Chicago Fire Department Lt. Danny Carbol Dies As A Result of Injuries From Bicycle Crash
    Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Danny Carbol of Chicago's Mount Greenwood neighborhood on the southwest side has died as a result of injuries he sustained in a bicycle crash on September 20th. Lt. Carbol was riding his bicycle home from…
Rank this Week: 2125

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1691

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Aug 12

    Back to School Tips for Divorced Parent

    Back to School Tips for Divorced Parent
    For divorced parents who have shared responsibilities for the children, the beginning of the school year can be a stressful time. Effective, amicable communication between divorced parents can ease children’s anxieties about going back…
  • Aug 12

    Back to School Tips for Divorced Parent

    Back to School Tips for Divorced Parent
    For divorced parents who have shared responsibilities for the children, the beginning of the school year can be a stressful time. Effective, amicable communication between divorced parents can ease children’s anxieties about going back…
  • Jul 20

    Dividing Property in the State of Illinoi

    Dividing Property in the State of Illinoi
    Divorce proceedings in Illinois require couples and their Illinois divorce attorneys to determine the most equitable method of dividing assets. Illinois law stipulates that this division must be equitable, but equitable does not mean an equal…
Rank this Week: 2254

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Focuses on Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 9

    Treating Bedsores: Issues in Illinois Nursing Home Care

    Treating Bedsores: Issues in Illinois Nursing Home Care
    A widespread and common misconception is that bedsores are a regular part of life in a nursing home. Rather, bed sores are an indication of nursing home neglect here in Illinois and anywhere else they occur. Bedsores, often called pressure…
  • Jun 9

    Treating Bedsores: Issues in Illinois Nursing Home Care

    Treating Bedsores: Issues in Illinois Nursing Home Care
    A widespread and common misconception is that bedsores are a regular part of life in a nursing home. Rather, bed sores are an indication of nursing home neglect here in Illinois and anywhere else they occur. Bedsores, often called pressure…
  • Jun 9

    Treating Bedsores: Issues in Illinois Nursing Home Care

    Treating Bedsores: Issues in Illinois Nursing Home Care
    A widespread and common misconception is that bedsores are a regular part of life in a nursing home. Rather, bed sores are an indication of nursing home neglect here in Illinois and anywhere else they occur. Bedsores, often called pressure…
Rank this Week: 1834

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Covers birth injuries, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death. By Goldberg & Goldberg.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1887

Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona…

Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona Blog

Covers Illinois injury law.

http://gkwwlaw.com/news/
  • Jan 7

    Personal Injury: 7 Legal Protections To Take

    Personal Injury: 7 Legal Protections To Take
    If you have been injured as a result of a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, your first objective should be to get proper medical care. Even if you are certain that the other driver is at fault, you should not … Continue reading…
  • Dec 15

    6 Things to Consider Before Signing a Prenup

    6 Things to Consider Before Signing a Prenup
    It’s not difficult to grasp why many couples are hesitant to even consider signing a prenuptial agreement. At first glance, it can feel as if you’re hedging your bets against the marriage lasting before it even begins. And for the…
  • May 9

    Municipal Flooding Lawsuit

    Municipal Flooding Lawsuit
    Illinois Farmers Insurance Company has filed several class action lawsuits against dozens of Chicago-area municipalities alleging that these municipalities each failed to provide safe storm sewer systems and conduct adequate storm water…
Rank this Week: 1845

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and injury law, as well as medical malpractice and construction injury news. Published by Chicago, Illinois personal injury attorney, Joseph Klest.

http://www.josephklest.com/
  • Sep 22

    Left turn accident kills Motorcyclist in Wilmette

    Left turn accident kills Motorcyclist in Wilmette
    Motorcycle accidents may not occur more frequently than any other kinds of accidents, but the injuries that result from a motorcycle crash are often more serious and more likely to result in death simply based on the lack of protection a…
  • Sep 9

    Legionnaires' outbreak at veterans' home claims two more live

    Legionnaires' outbreak at veterans' home claims two more live
    Adams County health officials have reported that two more victims of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at the Quincy Illinois Veterans' Home died as a result of the disease, bringing the overall death toll to nine. The local health…
  • Sep 1

    Illinois - Four veterans home patients have died of Legionnaires' disease

    Illinois - Four veterans home patients have died of Legionnaires' disease
    Four patients at the Quincy Veterans Home in Quincy, Illinois have died during an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. According to the Adams County Health Department, twenty-five other patients at the home have tested positive for Legionella,…
Rank this Week: 1855

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Aug 24

    The Transformation of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act: The Overview

    The Transformation of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act: The Overview
    The concept of family has made an incredible transformation over hundreds of years. The traditional family unit hundreds of years ago painted a portrait of the nuclear family – father, mother, and children – with various layers of…
  • Aug 17

    Parental Authority and Children’s Right to Privacy: Where Is the Line Drawn?

    Parental Authority and Children’s Right to Privacy: Where Is the Line Drawn?
    Technology has changed the relationship that kids have with electronic devices and the relationship that parents have with their children’s electronic devices. As technology made surveillance easier and easier, nanny cam’s became…
  • Aug 10

    Is Denying Medical Treatment to Children Due to Religion a Right?

    Is Denying Medical Treatment to Children Due to Religion a Right?
    With the widespread return of disease epidemics spawned by parents not vaccinating their children, the topic of religious exemptions in the medical field has legislators in hot debate. Fundamental rights of freedom of expression are always…
Rank this Week: 1716

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

Offers tips and techniques for trials lawyers. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Aug 17

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive
    Although I've been posted here regularly (sometimes semi-regularly) for more than ten years, I think it's time to wrap up this blog and put some sort of bow around it. As of now, I have no plans to delete the...
  • Jun 26

    More Articles I Wrote Recently for <ital>Lawyerist</ital>

    More Articles I Wrote Recently for &lt;ital&gt;Lawyerist&lt;/ital&gt;
    Here are two articles I wrote recently for Lawyerist, both on litigation-related themes: 1. How to Take a Deposition Like a Pro 2. How to Have a Collegial Relationship with Opposing Counsel I tried to fill both articles with solid,...
  • May 5

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation
    The sixth revision to my book about depositions, Deposition Checklists and Strategies, is available from James Publishing. Here's information about the book from the James Publishing website-- Creating an outline is the most efficient way of…
Rank this Week: 1791

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Covers the legal profession including the future of the profession, legal careers and law schools. By George S. Bellas.

http://www.attorneyscreativeroundtable.com/
  • Aug 4

    Programming Life And Death Decisions into Robot Driven Car

    Programming Life And Death Decisions into Robot Driven Car
    The ability of machines to make ethical decisions is quickly becoming a critical component in the development of self-driving cars: Ultimately, these questions will drive fundamental changes in insurance and liability law. Google’s…
  • Aug 4

    Programming Life And Death Decisions into Robot Driven Car

    Programming Life And Death Decisions into Robot Driven Car
    The ability of machines to make ethical decisions is quickly becoming a critical component in the development of self-driving cars: Ultimately, these questions will drive fundamental changes in insurance and liability law. Google’s…
  • Jul 13

    Secondments: A New Type of Legal Employment

    Secondments: A New Type of Legal Employment
    I assume you are aware that we are now several years into an era of fundamental disruptions in the foundations of the law business.  Yet even as technology and other mega-forces drive this rapid and sometimes painful evolution, there are…
Rank this Week: 2283

J. Paye in Brief

J. Paye in Brief

Profiles athletes, business professionals and celebrities and discusses current events and entertainment news.

http://jpaye.com/in-brief/
  • Jun 14

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Feb 25

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire
        “The Lucious Lyon I knew would tell those idiots the streets aren’t made for everybody. That’s why they made sidewalks.” -Cookie Lyon Every Wednesday night,  Cookie Lyon on FOX’s hit show…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire
        “The Lucious Lyon I knew would tell those idiots the streets aren’t made for everybody. That’s why they made sidewalks.” -Cookie Lyon Every Wednesday night,  Cookie Lyon on FOX’s hit show…
Rank this Week: 1686

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Covers business, contracts, and nursing home negligence litigation. By Philip J. Berenz.

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
  • Apr 20

    Piercing Corporate Veils / Alter Ego - Business Litigation

    Piercing Corporate Veils / Alter Ego - Business Litigation
    "Piercing a corporate veil" means an individual can be personally liable in certain situations. Courts apply this equitable remedy to avoid improper use of corporate laws meant to shield innocent shareholders and to promote justice. The…
  • Apr 20

    Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect - Growing Elderly Population

    Nursing Home Abuse &amp; Neglect - Growing Elderly Population
    Our elderly population is clearly growing which directly correlates to more of our loved ones in nursing homes or similar facilities. Often an elderly person - our loved ones - are like children who need care and help with the most basic…
  • Apr 1

    Workers Compensation War!

    Workers Compensation War!
    Shockingly, States are trying to "dismantle" the workers compensation system. Little do you pay attention to such laws until you get hurt at work and start the downward financial (and health) spiral because some insurance company won't pay…
Rank this Week: 1849

St. Louis Bankruptcy Info

St. Louis Bankruptcy Info

Information about bankruptcy for individuals and businesses in Missouri and Illinois. By A & L, Licker Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.stlbankruptcyinfo.com/
  • Nov 21

    Taxes and Bankruptcy, Can They Be Discharged?

    Taxes and Bankruptcy, Can They Be Discharged?
    To be dischargeable, individual income tax liabilities must meet the following “mechanical” rules of 11 USC §523:(a) A discharge under section 727, 1141, 1228 (a), 1228 (b),…
  • Nov 21

    What is a Discharge?

    What is a Discharge?
    One of the core reasons an individual files bankruptcy is to receive a “discharge.”  While this is an important aspect of bankruptcy, it is not the only purpose of bankruptcy.  There are numerous examples of why an…
  • Nov 15

    Bankruptcy and Credit Scores – How Much Will it Drop?

    Bankruptcy and Credit Scores – How Much Will it Drop?
    One of the biggest fears I have seen from people considering bankruptcy is the impact it will have on their credit score.  Credit plays such an important part of our lives in this day and age, that people fear they will never get credit…
Rank this Week: 1947

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From the Chicago law firm of Hurley McKenna & Mertz.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1829

Smarter Will Blog

Smarter Will Blog

Provides estate planning and probate news.

http://www.smarterwill.com/estate-planning-news/
  • May 23

    Holographic Wills: Legal in Illinois?

    Holographic Wills: Legal in Illinois?
    Holographic wills (wills that are entirely handwritten) are not generally recognized as valid wills in the state of Illinois. Why? It's not because they're handwritten, but because holographic wills are usually not 'witnessed' properly (the…
  • May 9

    Organ Donation Process in Illinoi

    Organ Donation Process in Illinoi
    Did you know that Illinois has a fairly new organ donation process, and that even if you've registered before to be an organ donor, you may need to re-register under the new system? In 2006 (only 5 years ago), a new Illinois organ donation…
  • Apr 25

    Pulling the Plug: Illinois Law That Make it Possible

    Pulling the Plug: Illinois Law That Make it Possible
    Everyone has the right to live. But does everyone have the right to die? Dying on your own terms (or “pulling the plug”) is a privilege granted at the state level. But it requires advance planning. Every state has different rules on how…
Rank this Week: 2147

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/injury-lawyer/
  • Dec 6

    Illinois Appellate Court Finds Construction-Related Contract Void

    Illinois Appellate Court Finds Construction-Related Contract Void
    Heron Salgado was a construction worker employed by Abel Building & Restoration. He was assigned to work at a job site at 51st Street on a scaffold that was designed, built, erected and maintained by the defendant Designed Equipment Corp.…
  • Dec 5

    $70,000 Cook County Jury Verdict in Rear-End Four-Car Chain Reaction Crash

    $70,000 Cook County Jury Verdict in Rear-End Four-Car Chain Reaction Crash
    On March 9, 2013, the defendant Roy H. Verdin was driving eastbound on 159th Street in Orland Park, Ill.  His vehicle rear-ended Christina L. Barron’s car at 94th Avenue and pushed it into two other vehicles ahead of her. Barron,…
  • Nov 17

    $485,000 Jury Verdict Entered for Eye Injury to Maintenance Crew Worker Without Safety Glasse

    $485,000 Jury Verdict Entered for Eye Injury to Maintenance Crew Worker Without Safety Glasse
    Theodore Sussan was working as a member of a crew maintaining park trails. He was on supervised probation and community service for a conviction on drug charges. The county had protective equipment, including safety glasses for crews to use…
Rank this Week: 3227

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Dec 5

    A FORMER SCHOOL CAN STILL BE A SCHOOL UNDER ILLINOIS DRUG LAW

    A FORMER SCHOOL CAN STILL BE A SCHOOL UNDER ILLINOIS DRUG LAW
    Under Illinois law, the penalties are increased if you knowingly manufacture, deliver or possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance such as heroin or cocaine when you are within 1,000 feet of a school building. For example, a Class…
  • Nov 23

    CA YOU BE CONVICTED OF BOTH AGGRAVATED UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON AND NOT HAVING A FOID CARD?

    CA YOU BE CONVICTED OF BOTH AGGRAVATED UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON AND NOT HAVING A FOID CARD?
    The answer is yes. You may be convicted of both charges even though your Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon (AUUW) is based on not having a valid Firearm’s Owner Identification card (FOID). The elements of the two crimes are somewhat…
  • Oct 28

    GETTING YOUR CAR BACK: THE ILLINOIS LAW ON FORFEITURE

    GETTING YOUR CAR BACK: THE ILLINOIS LAW ON FORFEITURE
    After you were arrested for a drug or another offense, the state took a look at your expensive car. Or maybe police found drugs in your boat or plane. Maybe that car, boat or plane really belonged to an innocent third party. In any case,…
Rank this Week: 2756

Personal Injury News &…

Personal Injury News & Developments

Covers medical malpractice, workers' compensation and injury law. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

http://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/news
  • Dec 5

    No Seatbelts Present on Bus Involved in Fatal Crash

    No Seatbelts Present on Bus Involved in Fatal Crash
    Low-cost bus services like Megabus are proving that a cheap ride can have expensive repercussions. 43 people loaded into a coach in hopes of winning it big at Salton Sea Casino in California last month, but their expedition ended in disaster…
  • Nov 28

    Rash of Chicagoland Bike Accidents Highlights Danger

    Rash of Chicagoland Bike Accidents Highlights Danger
    While Chicago tries to present itself as a bicycle friendly city, an epidemic of accidents has presented a dark, dangerous and deadly shadow upon those efforts. Six deaths this year and numerous other accidents have made this a record year in…
  • Nov 21

    Self-Driving Trucks Follow in Path of Car

    Self-Driving Trucks Follow in Path of Car
    A stir was created when Anheuser-Busch made news by shipping a trailer full of beer over 120 miles without a driver behind the wheel. While there was a driver in the sleeper berth ready to take over if things went awry, he never took the…
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Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers cerebral palsy, crib death, Erb's palsy and other forms of birth injuries. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.chicagobirthinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Can Labor Inducing Drugs Lead to Birth Injuries?

    Can Labor Inducing Drugs Lead to Birth Injuries?
    Many women are provided with various medications designed to help induce labor. These drugs may contribute to injuries to the baby during birth. Problems may occur both in the mother and infant that could be serious or even dangerous.…
  • Nov 26

    What is the Statute of Limitations on Birth Injury Lawsuits in Illinois?

    What is the Statute of Limitations on Birth Injury Lawsuits in Illinois?
    Parents expect that their baby will be born healthy. While that happens in most situations, unfortunately, some babies are injured during birth. When this happens, parents, and other family members, are probably devastated. Sadly, many of…
  • Nov 19

    Newborn Suffered Permanent Injuries Due to Hypoxia, Doctor Blamed

    Newborn Suffered Permanent Injuries Due to Hypoxia, Doctor Blamed
    The birth of your baby is one of the happiest days of your life. That is, unless your baby suffers a birth injury. Although they happen infrequently, birth injuries are often caused by the negligent care of a doctor or medical team. The…
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Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, truck accidents, and personal injury law in Illinois. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.chicagocaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    Hit and Run Accidents and What to Do

    Hit and Run Accidents and What to Do
    A couple weeks ago, two vehicles traveling on I-64 near mile marker 43.5, were involved in an accident. A Chevy truck rear-ended a Toyota Camry, pushing it off the road and eventually overturning it. The Camry’s driver was uninjured but…
  • Nov 26

    Teenager Seriously injured in a Rollover Crash

    Teenager Seriously injured in a Rollover Crash
    Face it, something that you never want to experience is a rollover crash. However, please be aware that rollover crashes happen often. As a matter of fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that more than…
  • Nov 15

    Thanksgiving Travel on the Rise

    Thanksgiving Travel on the Rise
    With Thanksgiving this week and the holiday season upon us, many will likely be making travel plans to spend time with friends and family. In fact, AAA is reporting that this year will see the most travel for the Thanksgiving holiday since…
Rank this Week: 4534

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers Illinois estate planning, real estate and trusts. By Wilson & Wilson.

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    Spousal Social Security Benefit

    Spousal Social Security Benefit
    Social Security provides benefits to a worker’s spouse or ex-spouse and to a deceased worker’s surviving spouse. Spouses are entitled to benefits if the marriage lasted at least 10 years. A spouse is entitled to an amount equal to…
  • Nov 23

    Estate Planning for your Eighteen Year Old

    Estate Planning for your Eighteen Year Old
    As she points out in her article titled, Estate Planning for Your Eighteen Year Old: What You Need to do Now May Surprise You, Lauren Keenan Rote points out that becoming an adult comes with certain privacy rights and independence under the…
  • Nov 19

    Remember the Digital Asset

    Remember the Digital Asset
    In his article, Estate Planning 101: Don’t forget the Digital Assets, Eric McWhinnie points out the need to consider intangible property when creating your estate plan. The internet is increasingly becoming the main storage of an…
Rank this Week: 4255

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

Covers eminent domain issues in the States of Indiana, North Carolina and Illinois.

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Dec 2

    Dakota Access Pipeline: Iowa Landowners Ask Court to Overturn IUB’s Eminent Domain Ruling

    Dakota Access Pipeline: Iowa Landowners Ask Court to Overturn IUB’s Eminent Domain Ruling
      The controversial Dakota Access pipeline is back in the news as 14 Iowa landowners have asked that the Polk County District Court review to the Iowa Utility Board’s (IUB) ruling allowing the Dakota Access pipeline to be…
  • Nov 18

    Examples of “Public Use” in a Condemnation Action

    Examples of “Public Use” in a Condemnation Action
      The 5th Amendment2 gives the government the power to take private lands under specific conditions. One of the most important conditions is that the purpose of the taking must be for “public use.” While public use…
  • Nov 9

    Hundreds Of Landowners Affected By Kinder Morgan Pipeline

    Hundreds Of Landowners Affected By Kinder Morgan Pipeline
      Pipelines are a major catalyst for eminent domain actions, as these pipelines must be laid continuously for hundreds of miles. Not surprisingly, many landowners with property in the proposed path of the pipeline are less than willing…
Rank this Week: 3172

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Covers Illinois DUI laws and news. By Harvatin Law Offices.

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Dec 1

    Illinois Appeals Court Holds Bloodshot Eyes Insufficient to Establish Probable Cause for DUI

    Illinois Appeals Court Holds Bloodshot Eyes Insufficient to Establish Probable Cause for DUI
    The Illinois Court of Appeals for the Third District recently held that suspicion aroused by bloodshot eyes, unless confirmed by another factor (such as poor driving, stumbling, or an inability to communicate), does not rise to the level of…
  • Nov 7

    West Virginia Supreme Court Says Drunk Driving is Illegal on Private Property

    West Virginia Supreme Court Says Drunk Driving is Illegal on Private Property
    In West Virginia, people often drive their ATVs on their own property after drinking a few beers. The West Virginia Supreme Court, however, struck down this common cultural practice in a decision last month. In a 4-1 opinion, the state high…
  • Nov 7

    National Study Suggests Blood Tests Cannot Accurately Measure Marijuana Impairment

    National Study Suggests Blood Tests Cannot Accurately Measure Marijuana Impairment
    A recent study suggests that blood tests are not an accurate method to measure whether an individual is driving while impaired by cannabis. The current legal blood levels can lead to impaired drivers going without punishment, while others are…
Rank this Week: 4679

Chicago Injury Lawyer

Chicago Injury Lawyer

By the Willens Law Offices.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    Road to Zero Coalition – Will It Prevent Chicago Car Accidents?

    Road to Zero Coalition – Will It Prevent Chicago Car Accidents?
    In 2015, 35,000 people were killed in fatal motor vehicle accidents. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading cause of injuries and death in the U.S. According to the Department of Transportation, in 2015, 35,000 people lost their lives…
  • Nov 30

    Statute of Limitations on Birth Injury Lawsuits in Illinoi

    Statute of Limitations on Birth Injury Lawsuits in Illinoi
    Statute of Limitations on Birth Injury Lawsuits in Chicago, Illinois The birth of a new child into the family is the most exciting time in the life of parents, and everyone expects that their baby will be born healthy. Unfortunately, some…
  • Nov 29

    Why Healthcare Workers Face Higher Injury Risks?

    Why Healthcare Workers Face Higher Injury Risks?
    While healthcare workers perform one of the most important jobs, they are unfortunately at higher risk of injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the healthcare industry employs more than 18 million US…
Rank this Week: 3132

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 30

    Illinois Divorce: Dr. Amy Baker and Parental Alienation

    Illinois Divorce: Dr. Amy Baker and Parental Alienation
    The podcast below is one of the best opportunities to get a summary from Dr. Amy Baker about her work with Parental Alienation, and her efforts to mentor parents affected by Parental Alienation. A large part of my practice involves complex…
  • Nov 9

    DuPage Divorce: Parenting Coordinators and the High-Conflict Spouse

    DuPage Divorce: Parenting Coordinators and the High-Conflict Spouse
    How can a parent that is dealing with a high conflict spouse have a more effective means to address disputes? One of the more challenging aspects of creating Parenting Plans for my clients is creating a methodology in the plan for…
  • Oct 25

    Illinois Divorce: Narcissists vs. Self Esteem

    Illinois Divorce: Narcissists vs. Self Esteem
    Law Offices of Michael F. Roe manages a number of cases where traits of toxic narcissism are involved. These personality traits can cause a lot of suffering in a marriage and eventual divorce, and the suffering is compounded when children are…
Rank this Week: 3287

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers recent cases, helpful tips, and research with personal injury, workers compensation, accident injuries, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • Nov 30

    Announcing the 2016 Malman Law Veterans’ Scholarship: Apply Now!

    Announcing the 2016 Malman Law Veterans’ Scholarship: Apply Now!
    How can we possibly thank our veterans for their steadfast and unwavering service of our country? Each day, millions of members of the United States military dedicate their efforts completely – and often put their lives on the line…
  • Nov 28

    How do You Collect Compensation Beyond Policy Limits?

    How do You Collect Compensation Beyond Policy Limits?
    Experienced Attorneys Fighting for More for Accident Victims in Chicago An insurance company is there to resume responsibility for an injury case. Whether it is medical malpractice or a car insurance claim, they handle claims filed against…
  • Nov 28

    How do You Collect Compensation Beyond Policy Limits?

    How do You Collect Compensation Beyond Policy Limits?
    An insurance company is there to resume responsibility for an injury case. Whether it is medical malpractice or a car insurance claim, they handle claims filed against their insured. Then, the insurance company pays out costs of damages and…
Rank this Week: 3323

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law and visas. By Kalita Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 30

    Provisional Waivers for Unlawful Presence

    Provisional Waivers for Unlawful Presence
    In this posting, lets briefly take a look at Provisional Waivers.  Waivers for Unlawful Presence in the U.S. have been historically used by persons filing outside of the United States and undergoing Consular Processing to receive an…
  • Nov 23

    Trump’s Plan to Prioritize Deportation of Immigrants with Criminal History

    Trump’s Plan to Prioritize Deportation of Immigrants with Criminal History
    Documented and Undocumented immigrants are understandably worried about what will happen in January when President-Elect Trump takes the Oath of Office.  Although his campaign began with a pledge to build a wall and immediately deport 11…
  • Nov 16

    USCIS Fees Increase on December 23, 2016

    USCIS Fees Increase on December 23, 2016
    On December 23, 2017, USCIS fees for most applications will increase by an average 21%.  Any applications filed on or after December 23, 2016 will require the new fee.  Be advised that there are significant increases for some…
Rank this Week: 3532

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 4015

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/nursing-home-lawyer/
Rank this Week: 3233

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Nov 29

    Cyberfunding

    Cyberfunding
    Equity Crowdfunding – The Future of Investing? While nearly everyone has heard of crowdfunding, the concept of equity crowdfunding is not as well known.  For those Chicago business owners that are new to this developing area, prior…
  • Nov 29

    Cyberfunding

    Cyberfunding
    Equity Crowdfunding – The Future of Investing? While nearly everyone has heard of crowdfunding, the concept of equity crowdfunding is not as well known.  For those Chicago business owners that are new to this developing area, prior…
  • Nov 6

    Technology and the Changing of the Rules of Professional Conduct

    Technology and the Changing of the Rules of Professional Conduct
    Luddites and technophobes have no place in the modern practice of law, as least not according to recent changes in the rules of professional conduct.   Technology has found embedded itself into the practice of law. Technology…
Rank this Week: 3225

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Lawyer Who Deposited Fraudulent Check

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Lawyer Who Deposited Fraudulent Check
    Julia Williams and I represented David Goodson, an Illinois attorney, who was sued by First American Bank when a check he deposited turned out to be a fraudulent check. Goodson did not know that the check was fraudulent. Instead, he believed…
  • Nov 26

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment For Plaintiff

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment For Plaintiff
    This case, Fox v. Seiden, has already made two trips to the Illinois Appellate Court. It is interesting because it is the rare case in which the court granted summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff. The underlying case was captioned…
  • Nov 26

    ARDC Hearing Board Recommends Censure for Attorney For Signing Will As Witne

    ARDC Hearing Board Recommends Censure for Attorney For Signing Will As Witne
    There appears to be near 100% enforcement for lawyers who wrongfully notarize or witness documents that where the lawyer did not personally witness the signature. This case illustrates that trend. It also shows that the ARDC Hearing Board can…
Rank this Week: 3218

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Illinois Child Support: Modification in the Event of a Job Lo

    Illinois Child Support: Modification in the Event of a Job Lo
    Under Illinois law, child support may be modified upon a substantial change in circumstances.  Normally, a job loss is considered a substantial change in circumstances which would warrant a modification of child support, but sometimes it…
  • Nov 14

    Can your spouse be required to pay your attorney fees under Illinois law?

    Can your spouse be required to pay your attorney fees under Illinois law?
    In Illinois, during a divorce, either party can ask the court to order the other party to pay some or all of his or her attorney fees while the case is pending.  Section 501(c-1) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act…
  • Oct 31

    Can You File Bankruptcy to Discharge Your Family Support Obligations?

    Can You File Bankruptcy to Discharge Your Family Support Obligations?
    In this current economy, many people find themselves underwater in their mortgage payments, credit card debts, car loans, student loans, and the like.  In certain situations, filing for bankruptcy may seem like a “get out of jail…
Rank this Week: 3195

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

By David Wolkowitz.

http://uncontesteddivorceinillinois.com/
  • Nov 24

    FAQ: The fastest divorce in Illinoi

    FAQ: The fastest divorce in Illinoi
    Do you want to get divorce as fast as possible? If so, utilizing a flat fee Illinois divorce lawyer for an uncontested divorce is likely to be your best bet.  Check out this FAQ on the fastest divorce in Illinois. What is the fastest way…
  • Oct 22

    3 Ways to Get Divorced in Illinoi

    3 Ways to Get Divorced in Illinoi
    An uncontested divorce in Illinois is it divorce where both parties agree on all aspects of the divorce. Even though it is the fastest and most affordable way to get divorced in Illinois, sometimes people would like to know the options before…
  • Oct 21

    Top 5 Differences between Contested and Uncontested Divorce in Illinoi

    Top 5 Differences between Contested and Uncontested Divorce in Illinoi
    If you want a quick and affordable divorce, you’ve probably searched the internet for information about divorce in Illinois. You might have come across the terms uncontested divorce, and contested divorce. As a lawyer who handles many…
Rank this Week: 3009

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

By Jorie K. Johnson.

http://www.illinoisexpungementlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4777

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • Nov 23

    YOUR OUT OF STATE DUI: WHAT YOU CAN DO IN ILLINOIS

    YOUR OUT OF STATE DUI: WHAT YOU CAN DO IN ILLINOIS
    You were celebrating the holidays in Illinois with friends or relatives. You had a few drinks too many before starting the long drive to your home state. Before you left Illinois, a trooper pulled you over, and now you are … Continue…
  • Nov 3

    DO THE CHARGES AGAINST YOU COMPLY WITH ILLINOIS LAW?

    DO THE CHARGES AGAINST YOU COMPLY WITH ILLINOIS LAW?
    In order to charge you with DUI or another offense, the prosecution must prepare written charges against you. Under Illinois law, the charges called the indictment, must contain certain elements. If the indictment is missing an important…
  • Oct 28

    DID YOUR CAR COMMIT A CRIME? THE ILLINOIS LAW ON FORFEITURE

    DID YOUR CAR COMMIT A CRIME? THE ILLINOIS LAW ON FORFEITURE
    After you were arrested for DUI or another offense, the state took a look at your expensive car. Maybe the car really belonged to an innocent third party. In any case, the state wants to keep it. Can they do … Continue reading →
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