Understanding the Discovery Process in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Web Admin - Thursday, February 07, 2019
Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyer discovery processIf you have suffered severe damages as a result of someone else’s negligence or malfeasance, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation from the at-fault party. In order to win your case, however, your lawyer will have to develop a strong set of facts and arguments through a legal process known as discovery

For example, if you are injured in a collision involving your car, an SUV, and a large commercial truck, some of the questions that will have to be investigated and argued include:

- What percentage of the fault for the collision should be attributed to each party involved in the crash, including the company that owns the commercial truck and employs its driver? 

- Exactly what physical injuries did you suffer as a result of the collision? 

- What are your reasonable medical expenses to recover from those injuries?

- Did the accident leave you with any permanent disfigurement or disability? 

- What other damages did you suffer, such as emotional trauma requiring psychotherapy or lost income from being unable to work?

The legal process through which the parties to a lawsuit exchange information and answer questions such as these is called discovery. Discovery has two phases: sharing of written documents and oral interviews known as depositions.

Written discovery typically involves three types of documents:

- Interrogatories - These are essentially questionnaires submitted by one party in the lawsuit to be answered in writing by another party. The questions may be as simple as asking for names, contact information, and relevant insurance information for everyone involved in the accident.

- Requests for production of documents - The other side may request documents such as your medical records, medical bills, records pertaining to your vehicle, and any photographs you may have of the accident scene, your vehicle, and your injuries. Your lawyer may, in turn, request such information from other parties to the lawsuit.

- Requests for admission - This document spells out certain facts of the case and asks that the other party admit or confirm that these facts are

true, so that these facts do not have to be further investigated or proven in court. For example, in an auto accident case, the request might seek to confirm the details of a negligent party’s personal liability insurance coverage, obtain an admission that they were not carrying out duties for an employer at the time of the accident, and seek an admission that it was their negligence that caused the crash.

The purpose of the written discovery phase is to lock down all possible evidence related to your case, including any evidence that the opposing parties may use to support their position. For example, there is typically an insurance company involved, and their objective will be to minimize the scope of your damages and thereby minimize the compensation they have to pay you. 


Once written discovery has been completed, your legal team will use that information to ascertain the questions they want to ask in the oral interrogation phase known as depositions. Depositions are expensive, so your legal team will want to prepare a very focused list of questions to ask in each interview. Depositions are made under oath and are generally video-recorded and transcribed. 

You may be surprised to learn that the discovery process in a personal injury case can take as long as six months to a year. While this may seem like a long time to wait for a settlement, a thorough discovery process is crucial to prove who was at fault and demonstrate the full extent of your damages. Most cases are won or lost in discovery, and most cases are settled based on the information that comes out of the discovery process, saving you the additional time and expense of a trial.

A Schaumburg Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured in a car crash or other accident that was not your fault (or at least less than 50% your fault), be sure to select a Palatine personal injury lawyer who has the skill and experience to handle the discovery process for your type of case and advocate vigorously on your behalf. Contact us at 847-934-6000 to schedule a free consultation.

Ken ApicellaAbout the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.


What Happens If a Pet Bites Someone?

Web Admin - Friday, July 24, 2015

Illinois dog bite lawyer, dog bite liabilityFor many of us, pets are considered another member of the family. While pet owners love their pets, they may end up costing their owners money if they bite another person through personal injury lawsuits. Though dogs and cats are the typical animal involved, Illinois law is applicable to all living creatures, other than human beings, which may be affected by rabies.  

Owner Responsibility

Under Illinois law, an administrator is appointed to attempt to control the spread of rabies and the overpopulation of dogs and cats. The administrator uses sterilization, humane education, rabies vaccines, impoundment, and any other means deemed necessary to accomplish these goals. The administrator is usually a veterinarian licensed by Illinois.

In the event that an animal bites a person, the animal is confined under the observation of a licensed veterinarian for 10 days. Immediately upon confinement, the veterinarian reports the clinical condition of the animal to the administrator. The report contains the owner’s name and address, date of confinement, breed, description, age and sex of the animal, and whether the animal has been spayed or neutered.

At the end of the confinement period, the veterinarian submits a written report to the administrator indicating the final disposition of the animal. If the animal has been inoculated against rabies and the veterinarian deems it satisfactory, the animal may be confined to a house or in any other manner in which it will be prohibited from biting a person for a period of 10 days. At the end of this confinement, the animal is examined by the veterinarian.

An owner who is aware that his or her animal has bitten someone must inform the administrator. It is illegal for the owner to euthanize, sell, give away, or otherwise dispose of the animal until it is released by the administrator.

If an animal, without provocation, attacks, attempts to attack, or injures a person, the owner of such animal is civilly liable to such person for the full amount of the injury proximately caused by the attack or attempted attack. This places owners under strict liability, meaning they can be ordered to pay damages without the victim proving negligence or any fault on the part of the owner; all that needs to be proven is injury caused by the animal.

In certain circumstances, a determination may be made as to whether a dog is considered a dangerous dog. This determination must be proven by a preponderance of evidence. The decision is made after meeting with the owner, gathering medical and veterinary evidence, and interviewing witnesses. A dog is not considered dangerous if the conduct that led to the inquiry was justified. Some examples of justified behavior is when the threatened person was harming the dog or the dog was protecting itself.

A determination that a dog is dangerous is appealable. The owner must file a complaint against the administrator in circuit court within 35 days of receiving the notice of the determination. The determination that a dog is dangerous places more responsibility on the owner, including mandatory spaying or neutering, microchipping, and adult supervision anytime the dog is in public.

Personal Injury Assistance

If you have been bitten by another person’s pet, it is possible that you have a valid claim for personal injury against the owner. For more information, speak with an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney at Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC. Our firm proudly represents individuals in areas such as Crystal Lake, Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows, and Arlington Heights.

Ken ApicellaAbout the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.

Natural Gas Explosion Prevention and Liability

Web Admin - Friday, December 26, 2014

Illinois natural gas liability, Buffalo Grove personal injury attorneyNatural gas explosions can be some of the most devastating types of home accidents. Flammable mixtures of air and gas can severely injure and even kill unsuspecting homeowners. In fact, natural gas explosions can cause hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage every year, according to government statistics. Natural gas fires are often difficult to prevent, and may require the intervention of skilled professionals. Still, there are some steps that people can take to help keep themselves safe. In the unfortunate event that a natural gas explosion does occur, people should also understand their legal rights as far as pursuing recovery is concerned.

Preventing Gas Explosions

Natural gas explosions are notoriously difficult to prevent because gas is so difficult for people to detect. One of the key ways to prevent gas explosions is by smell. Although the gas is naturally odorless, gas companies add a special molecule to the gas known as an odorant. It is this extra odorant that provides gas with its distinctive smell of rotten eggs. If a person does detect that smell, it is important to leave the house immediately. People should not risk doing anything that would create a spark, which includes using a telephone or turning on a light. Instead, people should call emergency services from a neighbor's home.

People can also take preventative measures to avoid gas leaks in the first place. These include installation of gas appliances by qualified professionals, and the use of gas appliances that meet recognized safety standards. Additionally, people should consider installing natural gas detectors in their homes, especially in places where the gas is likely to build up, such as in a basement.

Gas Explosion Liability

Natural gas is a complex utility that requires a lot of different people to install properly, so many different people may be liable for a natural gas explosion. For instance, a gas leak could occur as a result of a faulty appliance. If that happened, then the homeowners could pursue a product liability action against the appliance's manufacturer. However, natural gas explosions can also occur with properly manufactured equipment. This could be the result of a faulty installation of the appliance or improper maintenance by repair professionals. It is important to conduct a thorough examination after a natural gas explosion in order to determine who was really at fault. That will make it easier to make sure that they cover the costs of the damage that they were responsible for.

Natural gas explosions are complex legal issues that can have serious effects on people's lives. If you have recently been the victim of a gas fire or gas explosion, contact an Illinois personal injury attorney today. Our team of dedicated lawyers helps people across northwest suburban Illinois, in towns like Buffalo Grove, Deer Park, and Des Plaines.

Ken ApicellaAbout the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.

Swimming Pool Accident Injuries and Legal Concerns

Web Admin - Thursday, April 24, 2014

illinois swimming pool injury attorneyNow that the warm weather is finally on the way, people across Illinois are starting to look forward to a nice summer swim. However, this relaxing summertime activity can quickly turn dangerous if people are careless. Hundreds of people each year die as a result of water related injuries, according to information compiled by the Centers for Disease Control. Young children are at especially high risk for these injuries, accounting for approximately 20 percent of those deaths. Yet, people who suffer swimming injuries like this are not without recourse. There are a variety of legal claims available for the different injuries that may occur due to a swimming accident.

Types of Swimming Pool Injuries

Swimming pools can be responsible for a several different types of injuries. One of the most common is, of course, fatalities caused by drowning, but swimming pools can be dangerous in other ways as well. For instance, even if a person survives nearly drowning, the oxygen deprivation can cause permanent brain damage. Further, people diving into pools can often injure themselves by failing to check the depth of the water, which can cause them to strike their heads on the bottom of the pool. This can result in traumatic brain injuries like concussions, as well as damage to a person's spinal cord.

Types of Legal Claims for Swimming Pool Accidents

When a person sustains an injury in a swimming pool, they have two legal claims that they can pursue: premises liability and products liability. Premises liability, probably the more commonly used argument, takes effect when a person injures themselves on someone else's property. The law gives landowners a duty to use reasonable care to ensure that others do not injure themselves because of defects or hazards on their property. That means that pool owners may be liable for a person's injuries if they failed to properly maintain or secure their pool and someone was injured as a result. For example, if a pool owner failed to properly label the pool's shallow end, and a child dove in and injured their head or spine, the pool's owner may be liable for that injury.

Products liability claims do not attempt to hold the pool's owner liable, but are instead aimed against the poo's manufacturer. These claims occur when there is some inherent defect in the pool's manufacturing or design that made it unsafe for public use. Suppose the manufacturer improperly designed one of the pool's drains, and someone got their hand stuck in it, resulting in an injury. That injury might give rise to a products liability claim against the manufacturer since they should have made sure that their product was safe before bringing it to the market.

If you or your child has recently been injured in a swimming pool accident, seek help from a skilled Illinois personal injury attorney. Our firm lends its experience to clients across the northwestern suburbs, including Buffalo Grove, Barrington, and Crystal Lake.

About the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.

Jet Ski Accidents and Injury Lawsuits

Web Admin - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

illinois jet ski injury lawyer

With the warmer months approaching, people are once again going to start taking advantage of Lake Michigan, the Fox River, the Chain of Lakes and other inland waterways. Among the many popular waterfront activities available are the use of jet skis, also known as personal watercrafts (PWCs). While these PWCs are a fun way to spend a summer afternoon, they can also turn dangerous if riders do not take proper precautions. In fact, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, hundreds of people each year are killed or injured in PWC accidents. Many of these accidents are caused by careless PWC operators, but there are also other people who could be held responsible.

Responsibility for Jet Ski Accidents

The majority of lawsuits related to jet ski accidents proceed against the PWC’s driver based on the legal theory of negligence. Negligence is a legal doctrine that requires people to pay for harm that they caused through their own carelessness. Common negligent causes of PWC accidents include excessive speed, distracted boating, and operating a PWC while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

However, more people than just the operator of the jet ski could be responsible for the crash. For instance, many companies rent PWCs to tourists or beachgoers. These companies are responsible for properly maintaining their jet skis and making sure that the people to whom they rent are competent pilots. A failure to fulfill either of these requirements could make them liable for damage that their jet skis cause.

Courts may also hold the manufacturers of the jet ski in question responsible for harm that comes to users. This would happen under the products liability doctrine, which requires companies to pay for dangerous products that they make. There are several types of flaws that could give rise to a products liability lawsuit: design defects, manufacturing defects, and failures to warn:

  • Design defects occur when the producer of the jet ski fails to design it safely enough. For instance, a jet ski designed so that a hot wire next to the gas tank presents a fire risk might qualify as a design defect.

  • Manufacturing defects occur when the company designs the PWC properly, but fails to build it to the right specifications. A flawed manufacturing process that led to the jet ski having a leaking hull could be a manufacturing defect.

  • Failures to warn are slightly different. Rather than resulting from an inherent danger in the product, they arise when the manufacturer fails to warn the user about a possible danger in the product or fails to provide enough instructions about the safe way to use the device.

If you have been injured in an accident with a PWC, seek the counsel of a skilled Illinois personal injury attorney. They can examine your specific case and identify different parties who may be responsible for your injuries. Our firm helps clients in a variety of northwest suburban towns including Rolling Meadows, Buffalo Grove, and Inverness.

About the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.

Recent Posts


pay when paid contract wage theft South Barrington real estate attorney subcontractor auto accidents low-ball insurance settlement Rolling Meadows corporate lawyer eluding a police officer bike accident accidental death benefits liability Illinois LLC creation power of attorney cell phone accidents nursing home negligence spinal cord injury Schaumburg traffic lawyer probate process Deer Park motorcycle accident lawyer Illinois red light cameras Long Grove estate planning Illinois estate planning law firm paid sick leave Illinois civil litigation lawyer Chicago corporate attorney Crystal Lake tax lawyer Illinois medical malpractice claim Palatine estate planning lawyer medical marijuana Buffalo Grove medical malpractice lawyers condo association reckless homicide IRA benefits IRELA drugs Schaumburg employment attorney bad faith insurance claims DUI Crystal Lake employment lawyer manufacturing underfunded trust Inverness probate lawyer defective products lawyer Buffalo Grove probate lawyer Arlington Heights injury attorney Palatine employment law lawyer Inverness insurance attorney Deer Park real estate law firm Buffalo Grove criminal defense lawyer rumble strips DNR condo Illinois insurance attorney installment contracts Inverness real estate lawyer Deer Park personal injury lawyer Illinois medical malpractice attorney small business insurance agents insurance claims insurance negligence murder boating DUI life insurance lawyer Crystal Lake injury attorney Illinois wrongful termination lawyer Inverness civil lawyer pregnant women Palatine real estate lawyer Palatine elder law attorney Illinois trucking safety Crystal Lake accident attorney Palatine corporate law attorneys Rolling Meadows medical malpractice lawyers wills Des Plaines pet law attorney Illinois criminal defense attorney Inverness estate planning lawyer Chicago employment attorney medication errors traffic deaths slip and fall accidents Illinois wills and trusts attorneys Deer Park traffic accident attorney employment law, meal breaks, rest breaks, hotel employees, Des Plaines employment law attorneys Schaumburg wrongful death attorney filing a medical malpractice claim Thanksgiving jet ski landlord tenant law gift taxes murder defense Palatine probate lawyer surgical mistakes Barrington criminal lawyer contracts Palatine personal injury lawyer Fair Labor Standards Act power of attorney for healthcare Palatine trusts lawyer vacation home fines modern family estate planning Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers Illinois boating accident lawyer insurance attorney hands free device Illinois car accident attorney Des Plaines collections attorney Barrington real estate lawyer llinois Real Estate Lawyers Association Crystal Lake law firm Illinois collections attorney Rolling Meadows tax attorney clemency Schaumburg personal injury lawyer automated cars driving DGAA murder charges agent trench injuries civil litigation attorney Des Plaines DUI attorney Illinois insurance claim attorney traffic violations personal injury attorney unauthorized overtime trustee bicycle accidents crossover accidents Barrington estate planning lawyer unpaid overtime South Barrington real estate lawyer fault based insurance estate planning, death tax, succession plans, business estate plans, Barrington estate planning lawyers social media after death probate lawyer Arlington Heights TBI attorney Buffalo Grove real estate attorney Rolling Meadows estate planning attorney Mount Prospect real estate lawyer texting while driving Barrington attorney Illinois defective products attorney real estate attorney health insurance dispute back injuries trucking accident lawyers probate fees Exclusions Chicago will attorney Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers, insurance dispute Deer Park employment law attorney drug crimes Home Sale Contingencies attorney fees Long Grove estate planning attorneys Schaumburg insurance lawyers commercial leases Illinois will lawyer digital assets living trust Schaumburg civil litigation attorney civil litigation appealing an insurance claim Schaumburg injury lawyer life insurance claims Illinois wills and trusts Chicago insurance claim attorneys Schaumburg criminal attorney Crystal Lake will lawyer Barrington medical malpractice lawyers uninsured motorist Do Not Resuscitate Barrington criminal defense lawyer distracted driving accident victims sexual harassment TBI Crystal Lake bike accident lawyer denial of life insurance Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers Rolling Meadows Attorney in terrorem provision expungement Illinois Smoke Detector Act Barrington injury attorney Barrington drug crime attorney Illinois DUI attorney internet DUI penalities insurance agent negligence drug crimes lawyer Schaumburg personal injury attorney Inverness DUI lawyer Illinois mortgages workers compensation Barrington personal injury lawyer personal injury Illinois business lawyer rollover accidents Barrington boating accident attorney Illinois driving without license marijuana crimes attorney suspended license living wills IRS Chicago traffic lawyer employment law, Illinois employment laws Illinois traffic ticket lawyer Arlington Heights medical malpractice lawyer civil rights violation drug possession Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission overtime violations Buffalo Grove law firm Illinois personal injury lawyers insurance denials loss of consortium home inspection lawyer Barrington Traffic Lawyer Schaumburg estate planning attorney Crystal Lake personal injury attorney Palatine punch death severance agreements Chicago biking tips Illinois employment law firm job lawyers Landlord Tenant Ordinance Illinois traffic accident lawyer Chicago will attorney, social media platforms, Illinois estate planning lawyer, Schaumburg Attorney Arlington Heights Traffic Lawyer Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyers Long Grove estate planning attorney Deer Park criminal attorney digital evidence Des Plaines Traffic Lawyer real estate attorneys traffic tickets pain and suffering dealing with problem employees Illinois workplace lawyer Crystal Lake traffic attorney Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act traffic accidents natural gas Arlington Heights personal injury lawyer pedestrian injuries, pedestrian fatality Crystal Lake civil litigation lawyer insurance denial appeals business litigation Crystal Lake insurance lawyer insurance dispute, insurance dispute lawyers, insurance claim denial, insurance claim delays, Rolling Meadows insurance dispute attorneys rent to own real estate contracts drunk driving Palatine corporate attorney Crystal Lake medical malpractice attorneys wrongful termination, employment law, whistleblower protections, Illinois employment laws, discrimination in the workplace gift tax exemption, estate planning, estate planning strategies, Illinois estate planning, South Barrington estate planning attorneys Illinois workplace discrimination attorney meal breaks pet bites Illinois employment laws Illinois small business Rolling Meadows real estate attorney Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyer employment contract, employment law, employment at-will, Deer Park employment law attorneys, contract, guardianship attorney Des Plaines drug crimes lawyer Des Plaines personal injury lawyers insurance disputes, Illinois insurance disputes, Illinois insurance dispute attorneys, denied insurance claims, Arlington Heights insurance dispute attorneys Palatine employment attorney Rolling Meadows insurance lawyer employees Affordable Care Act pedestrian-automobile accident capital gains tax living trust benefits medical research financial advisors Inverness corporate attorney Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act startup company pedestrian accidents personal injury law firm personal injury claims Arlington Heights insurance attorney insurance adjusters BAC traffic laws Illinois employment law attorney license revocation Arlington Heights criminal lawyer Rolling Meadows business lawyer drug crime comp time Illinois construction accident attorney creditors comparative negligence boating under the influence workplace sexual harassment Des Plaines personal injury lawyer brain injury Palatine Attorney healthcare Des Plaines insurance attorney deadly crashes Illinois corporate lawyer Illinois employee rights attorney. FSLA estate attorney Palatine business attorney Illinois speeding lawyer Kenilworth estate planning lawyer Crystal Lake personal injury lawyer preventing accidents Illinois employment law preventable medical errors texting and driving Des Plaines claims law firm Chicago car accident lawyer insurance dispute Illinois law owner responsibility mass shooting rest breaks insurance claim dispute wrongful termination estate planning special needs trust insurance claim delay Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyer Deer Park medical malpractice attorney Des Plaines tax law firm natural gas explosion car crash healthcare claims products liability Rolling Meadows employment attorney deed transfer Illinois pedestrian accident attorney Illinois insurance lawyer real estate contract college kids Illinois real estate lawyer breathalyzer test Arlington Heights personal injury attorney digital assets, digital fiduciary, estate planning, digital content, Long Grove estate planning lawyers no contest clauses Barrington personal injury attorney employment contract institutional trustee speeding elder abuse Des Plaines civil attorney Arlington Heights real estate lawyer Rolling Meadows criminal attorney Detainer Actions Self-Directed IRA Accounts car collision Illinois traffic laws Des Plaines real estate attorney Illinois traffic attorneys first degree murder minimum wage Chicago lawyer digital media accounts, estate planning, Arlington Heights estate planning attorney, liens foreclosure Illinois workers compensation lawyer distracted driving accidents car crashes Deer Park DUI lawyer medical malpractice compensation Schaumburg medical malpractice lawyer Whistleblower Claims personal injury, auto accident injuries, delayed injuries, serious injuries, Des Plaines personal injury attorneys Arlington Heights estate planning attorney Crystal Lake employment attorney commercial real estate Schaumburg drug defense lawyer Schaumburg elder law lawyer Illinois traffic attorney Transfer on Death Instrument Illinois employment law attorneys trust payments Buffalo Grove personal injury attorney license suspension Colin H. Gilbert Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyers Class A misdemeanor criminal defense Super Mario wills and trusts income distribution deducation Inverness personal injury attorney Chicago trucking accident attorney Employment Discrimination Law Crystal Lake traffic lawyer Rolling Meadows probate lawyer Arlington Heights car crash attorneys Buffalo Grove traffic lawyers fatal car accidents Crystal Lake medical malpractice lawyer tax attorney Illinois insurance claims lawyers estate planning for college students forming a corporation in Illinois sexual images Illinois ken apicella Arlington Heights accident attorney foreclosed rental property employee rights insurance claim dispute attorney traffic crimes Schaumburg real estate lawyer estate plan Illinois probate lawyer Illinois real estate Illinois medical malpractice lawyers investment property Rolling Meadows traffic attorney Arlington Heights tax lawyer traffic violations defense Des Plaines criminal attorney Illinois job attorney Illinois bicycle safety Illinois elder law attorney senior citizens Des Plaines accident attorney Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument Kenilworth estate planning attorney Crystal Lake car accident attorney estate planning attorney Chicago attorney Barrington employment law attorney Illinois workers compensation attorney residential real estate underinsured motorist vacation home Long Grove real estate attorney Illinois Probate Act of 1975 Inverness injury lawyer Schaumburg car accident attorney Mount Prospect wills and trusts lawyers BUI Schaumburg estate attorney drunk driving statistics Illinois attorney Retaliatory Discharge Rolling Meadows Des Plaines medical malpractice attorney Palatine civil attorney real estate Mount Prospect elder law attorney Barrington litigation attorney Policy Cancellation Barrington employment law firm traumatic brain injuries Des Plaines injury law firm Schaumburg probate attorney Des Plaines PTSD Fourth of July denied insurance claims Buffalo Grove traffic attorney Buffalo Grove insurance claim dispute lawyers trucking accidents Rolling Meadows Traffic Lawyer underage DUI slip and fall workers comp Palatine traffic accidents car accident lawyers Chicago estate planning privacy estate planning lawyer Arlington Heights trucking lawyer Rolling Meadows personal injury attorney caretaker rights pizza emoji Illinois business law atorneys real estate leasing irrevocable trust Deer Park workers compensation lawyer Palatine law firm Schaumburg construction accident lawyer Illinois insurance disputes Buffalo Grove personal injury lawyer license elder law criminal law icy parking lots probate claims FMLA car accident lawyer Arlington Heights car accident lawyer Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer criminal Rolling Meadows employment law attorneys advance healthcare directive spinal cord injuries employment lawyer holiday statistics whistleblower protections blood alcohol content Des Plaines personal injury attorney estate tax premises liability Rolling Meadows car accident lawyers insurance claim denial anesthesia errors medical malpractice, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medical mistake, Deer Creek medical malpractice lawyers Palatine injury attorney traumatic brain injury Barrington business law firm Crystal Lake medical malpractice law firm operating agreements Colin Gilbert dog bites controlled substance mortgage Home Remodeling Repair Act construction accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys, workers' compensation Inverness accident lawyer taxes Arlington Heights employment attorney Chicago estate planning lawyer Palatine drug lawyer caregiver ACA probate claims process probate traffic offenses Buffalo Grove corporate attorney Illinois insurance dispute lawyers medical malpractice Rolling Meadows DUI lawyer Illinois employment lawyer food poisoning Illinois pet lawyer real estate lawyer Forcible Entry LLCs homestead rights insurance claim product liability real estate zoning Rolling Meadows accident lawyer bicycle dooring accidents defective products Illinois Human Rights Act corporate law loopholes commercial leasing Legal Info sole proprietorship living trust vs will motorcycle accident lawyer Rolling Meadows insurance attorney landlord Rolling Meadows criminal lawyer Rolling Meadows employment law attorney Inverness elder law lawyer real estate closing Crystal Lake criminal defense attorney Inverness real estate attorney liability claims rollover car crashes Barrington estate planning attorney digital information Buffalo Grove car accident lawyer Palatine traffic lawyer POA work unions Rolling Meadows drug defense attorney golf accidents Palatine construction attorney pet law construction contracts Kenilworth estate planning attorneys privacy laws Palatine employment lawyer disability benefits Rolling Meadows boating crash lawyer Palatine criminal defense lawyer Chicago insurance law firm fiduciary rule unpaid assessment Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act ObamaCare hiring employees Crystal lake insurance dispute attorney Illinois estate planning child safety Schaumburg employment law attorneys Illinois trusts attorney DUI defense right to work Barrington employment attorney compensatory time Palatine civil litigation lawyer Crystal Lake pedestrian accident lawyer Palatine insurance lawyer Arlington Heights traffic attorney Liquor Control Act Arlington Heights pedestrian accidents insurance disputes Crystal Lake estate planning lawyer Illinois home inspection car crash injuries personal injury accidents Crystal Lake pet attorney Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorney BAIID personal injury claim criminal record Illinois registered agent life insurance Buffalo Grove injury lawyer Des Plaines real estate lawyer Rolling Meadows traffic law firm car accidents Rolling Meadows marijuana attorney GM ignition switches license reinstatement employee discrimination life insurance policy Mt Prospect Attorney new real estate form unfunded trust revenge porn pedestrian accident fiduciary rule delay Arlington Heights lawyer Des Plaines motorcycle accident attorney DUI attorney employee misclassification dram shop law Jay Andrew breach of contract hit and run accident changes to mortgage law Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorneys overtime pay Illinois rollover accident lawyers Arlington Heights employment law attorneys Illinois personal injury lawyer estate planning trusts construction accidents Crystal Lake business law attorneys Illinois employment attorneys Arlington Heights Attorney field sobriety test involuntary manslaughter Schaumburg estate planning lawyer marijuana Schaumburg Joliet general practice lawyers Barrington civil litigation attorney Deer Park traffic lawyer dynasty trusts Barrington workers compensation attorney employment law Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyer trauma after an accident IRA trust transfer Illinois injury lawyer Illinois living will trusts DMV Des Plaines drug lawyer Schaumburg corporate attorney Illinois personal injury attorney Long Grove real estate lawyer CAM Barrington Illinois estate planning lawyer Illinois personal injury Buffalo Grove employment lawyer School Visitation Rights Act Illinois tax attorney motorcycle accident Illinois Sales Representative Act Illinois medical malpractice case Riverwoods estate planning lawyer Schaumburg criminal law attorney Illinois estate planning attorney truck collisions Illinois jet ski accident lawyer wrongful death blended families Crystal Lake car accident lawyer Chicago employment lawyer Schaumburg personal injury lawyers jet ski accidents medical malpractice claims independent contractor swimming pools insurance dispute attorney workers compensation benefits Crystal Lake employment law attorney cell phone tower data Family Medical Leave Act denied insurance claim federal crimes cell phone Illinois lawyer federal regulations for LLCs employment attorney insurance claim denials Attorney Ken Apicella Deer Park accident attorney estate planning, digital assets, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Illinois digital assets, Illinois estate planning, consent to a search Long Grove wills and trusts attorneys boating accidents Palatine workers compensation lawyer Rolling Meadows litigation lawyer head on collisions car accident Inverness traffic law firm problem employees personal injury lawyer