What Does Comparative Negligence Mean in a Car Accident Lawsuit?

Web Admin - Monday, March 11, 2019
Barrington car accident attorney comparative faultThe question of comparative negligence--sometimes referred to as contributory fault--often arises in an Illinois personal injury lawsuit. If you are seriously injured as the result of another party’s negligence and awarded damages of $100,000, you would expect to receive $100,000. However, under Illinois’ modified comparative negligence law (735 ILCS 5/2-1116), the total amount of compensation you receive will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you, up to 50 percent. For example, if you are awarded $100,000 but found to be 25% at fault for the events which caused your injuries, your award will be reduced to $75,000. If you are assigned more than 50 percent of the blame, you are barred from receiving any compensation.

How Comparative Fault Is Determined Under Illinois Law

Fault is determined based on the evidence and the law. For example, if you are properly stopped at a red light and are rear-ended by a speeding driver, you did not do anything wrong. The driver behind you failed to obey the speed limit and to slow or stop to avoid a collision, so they would be assigned 100 percent of the fault. 

If, however, you were in the process of changing lanes when you collided with a speeding driver, each of you might be assigned part of the fault. You had a duty to make sure the lane was clear before moving into it. The other driver had a duty to obey the speed limit and to slow down to avoid a collision if possible. 

When fault must be apportioned, your attorney will thoroughly study the events leading to your injury. This effort may include reviewing physical evidence, interviewing witnesses, studying police reports, gathering medical records, and consulting with experts. Most commonly, your lawyer and the defendant’s lawyer will discuss the evidence and come to an agreement about the amount of damages and the division of fault. If no agreement can be reached through negotiation, you will have to go to court.

In a court trial, your attorney will argue that the defendant’s negligence was the primary or sole cause of the events that led to your injuries. Under Illinois law (735 ILCS 5/2-613(d)), the burden is on the defendant to show how your own negligence contributed to your injuries and to argue what percent of the fault should be assigned to you. The jury--or, in the case of a bench trial, the judge--will then decide how the fault should be apportioned.

Consult an Experienced Palatine Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been severely injured in a car accident or other incident resulting from another person or company’s carelessness, consult a knowledgeable Schaumburg civil litigation attorney for advice. Call the law offices of Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC at 847-934-6000. There is no fee for your initial 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.


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.


Serious Bicycle Accident Injuries Can Result from “Dooring”

Web Admin - Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Rolling Meadows bicycle accident injury lawyerRiding a bicycle is a great way to get exercise and save on transportation costs. However, when sharing the road with larger vehicles, cyclists are at risk of serious injury in a collision. One type of bicycle accident that is becoming increasingly common is “dooring,” and both drivers and cyclists should be aware of the risks of these types of accidents and take steps to prevent them from occurring.

What Is Dooring?

Dooring occurs when a driver or passenger in a motor vehicle opens their door in the path of a cyclist. This often happens when a person who is exiting a vehicle next to a bike lane fails to check to make sure the lane is clear.

A large number of people in Illinois and Chicago have been injured by dooring accidents in recent years. According to data from the City of Chicago, there were 181 dooring accidents in 2017, and there have been over 100 dooring accidents so far in 2018. While this has decreased from 302 reported cases of dooring in 2015, the increasing number of people using bicycles for transportation in the Chicago area means that these types of accidents are becoming more and more likely.

Dooring Injuries

Colliding with the door of a vehicle can cause a wide variety of serious injuries to a cyclist. Depending on the speed at which a cyclist is traveling, they may be thrown from their bike, and they can suffer broken bones, dislocated shoulders, serious bruises, neck and spine injuries, sprained wrists or knees, injuries to internal organs, and disfiguring lacerations and abrasions.

While cyclists can protect themselves from head injuries by wearing a helmet, they may still suffer traumatic brain injuries in dooring accidents, especially if they are knocked into the path of a moving car. In some cases, cyclists have been caught underneath vehicles, which can result in loss of limbs, paralysis, and death.

Contact a Schaumburg Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Drivers and passengers of motor vehicles should take steps to prevent dooring accidents by always looking behind their vehicle before opening their doors, and they should take extra care when driving or parking near bike lanes. Failure to protect the safety of others is a form of negligence, and cyclists who are injured because of dooring may be able to pursue compensation for damages caused by a negligent driver. If you have been injured in a bike accident, contact an Arlington Heights personal injury attorney at Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC today. Call our office at 847-934-6000 to schedule a personalized 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.


Insurance Claim After an Automobile Accident

Web Admin - Friday, July 31, 2015

insurance claim, Illinois car accident lawyer, insurance disputeIn a perfect world, we would not need insurance because we would never have any accidents. Unfortunately, we do not live in such a wonderful place. If you have never been involved in an automobile accident, you may not be familiar with the process of making an insurance claim. Though we hope you never have to go through this process, understanding what to expect if you do can be helpful.

Illinois Fault-Based Insurance

When it comes to automobile accidents, Illinois is a fault-based state. This means that whoever is legally at fault for the accident is responsible for paying those individuals injured by the accident. Usually, this means that the at-fault party’s insurance carrier will pay for the damages. An individual involved in an accident caused by another driver has three options:

  1. 1. File a claim with his or her own insurance company, which will then pursue a subrogation claim against the at-fault party’s insurance company;
  2. 2. Pursue a claim directly with the at-fault party’s insurance company; or
  3. 3. File a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver.

Pursuing Insurance Claims

Usually, automobile accidents involve claims with insurance companies. The requirements on automobile insurance are codified under the Illinois Insurance Code. After a claim is filed, a claims adjuster will be assigned to the case. The adjuster may contact the insured person to obtain more information about the accident. In addition, the adjuster may do the following:

  1. 1. Request a copy of the police report;
  2. 2. Contact the other driver involved in the accident;
  3. 3. Contact any known witnesses to the accident;
  4. 4. Inspect the car for damages (this may include the adjuster taking photographs of the vehicle); and
  5. 5. Contact healthcare providers for information in relation to any injury expenses.

If the accident resulted in no injuries, the only issue will be repair to the vehicle. Resolution of claims made for vehicle repairs usually involves one of the following options:

  1. 1. Use a body shop approved by the insurance company: these shops are already approved to perform automobile repair by the carrier; the claimant simply takes his or her car in for an estimate and the work is subsequently completed;
  2. 2. Obtain quotes: the adjuster may request that the claimant take the vehicle to several shops in order to obtain estimates to compare; or
  3. 3. Claimant uses their own shop: claimants may decide to use a shop of their choosing. But, this may result in the claimant having to pay the difference in cost between the shop he or she chooses and what the insurance company determines is the fair price of the work.

If injuries occur as a result of the accident, resolving the insurance claims becomes more complex. It will be necessary for the claims adjuster to receive evidence of all medical bills. This may require the claimant to sign a waiver granting the insurance company access to his or her medical records. Further, personal injury can add significant costs on top of the cost to repair the vehicle. This added cost may make coming to an agreement on who was at fault and for what amounts much more difficult and time-consuming.

Making claims against insurance companies can be difficult and frustrating. For assistance with your insurance claim, call an experienced Illinois insurance dispute attorney at 847-934-6000 today. Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC proudly provides representation for individuals throughout the northwest suburbs, in communities such as Crystal Lake, Barrington, Deer Park, Inverness, and Schaumburg.

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.

Recent Posts


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