Can You Sue a Child for Damages?

If you are injured due to the actions of another party, you likely understand that you have the right to sue them to attempt to cover your damages. This type of lawsuit happens all the time in our legal system. If your injuries were caused by a child, however, it will introduce some additional complexities that most people aren’t familiar with. This blog post covers the most important aspects of how and when you can Read More

“One’s Own Recognizance” Explained

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you may expect to have to pay bail in order to be released until your trial. For some situations, however, it is possible to get out of jail without having to pay anything. The judge will simply let you out on your own recognizance. This simply means that they are trusting you to return for your court date. There are quite a few factors that are considered when a Read More

5 Factors Considered when Determining an Injury Settlement

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, an auto accident, or another situation, you need to make sure you know your rights. If the injury was caused by the negligence of another party, you may be able to file a lawsuit against them (or their insurance company). Understanding how much your settlement offer may be will help to determine whether pressing forward with the lawsuit is a good Read More

URGENT: Your Case May Be Eligible For Immediate Dismissal!

URGENT: Your Case May Be Eligible For Immediate Dismissal! Call 312-736-7829 for Your FREE Consultation (if You Call in The Next 5 Days) If you’ve been accused of a crime, it’s your worst nightmare come true. And for good reason. If you’re convicted, it can have devastating long-term consequences. It can ruin your reputation, career, relationships, and family, and even lead to jail. I’m here with some good Read More

Know Your Rights When Dealing with the Police

Dealing with the police can be a scary event. Whether it is related to a traffic stop, the execution of a warrant, or anything else, there is always the potential that something could go wrong. Sadly, some police officers don’t seem to understand that the citizens they are sworn to protect have important rights that shouldn’t be infringed upon. If you are dealing with the police for any reason, make sure you Read More

Personal Injury 101: Understanding Negligence

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident or due to the negligence of another party, you may have the ability to win a personal injury claim. These types of claims, however, rely on the legal concept of negligence, which is somewhat more complicated than what it means in common usage. Understanding negligence will help you determine if you have a strong legal case, and how to best proceed. What is Read More

A Brief Guide to Illinois DUI Laws

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a DUI, you need to take it very seriously. The laws in Illinois are quite strict when it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol or any other drugs. This post offers an introduction to the various laws and penalties associated with a DUI conviction in Illinois, and will serve to show you why it is so important to fight these charges Read More

What You Need to Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

Head injuries can be among the most dangerous injuries a person can experience. Even though humans have strong skulls to provide protection, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized due to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) each year, and tens of thousands die from them. If you or a loved one has experienced any type of head injury, you need to be aware of what a traumatic brain injury is, how it can affect a Read More

4 Myths About the Breathalyzer

The breathalyzer test has been an important tool used by law enforcement to determine how much alcohol is in someone’s system. It is commonly used when someone is pulled over on suspicion of a DUI. The driver will have to blow into the machine for a sustained period of time, and the machine will detect how much alcohol is present. If you blow a .08 or higher, you will be arrested for driving under the influence. Over Read More

Understanding the Difference Between Assault and Battery

On television and movies,people often hear of someone getting charged with assault and battery. This is one of those phrases that is heard so often that people assume it is one charge; but in reality, it is two distinct legal issues. Understanding the difference between assault and battery in Illinois is important when you’re facing one of these charges. The easiest way to understand the difference is to separate Read More