I often hear prospective clients tell me, “I don’t like lawsuits” or “I don’t want to cause trouble for anyone.” This is admirable, but clients are often surprised that settlements and jury verdicts are actually paid by the at-fault driver’s insurance company, and not the driver who hit them. As my friend Ken Levinson, a […]
The Illinois Legislature amended the Illinois Vehicle Code to require all drivers to physically stop their vehicles to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk where there is no traffic signal, rather than just slowing down or only stopping if need be. In other words, drivers must now come to a complete stop, rather than […]
A recent investigative report in the Chicago Tribune revealed that the Illinois Department of Health ignores a shockingly high number of catastrophic events in hospitals. In 2010, patients or their families made 560 complaints to the DOH. The DOH refused to investigate 85 percent of them, even in cases where patients alleged that they were […]
A federal jury awarded $1.35 million to the family of a man shot to death by an off-duty Chicago Police officer after a confrontation at a Northwest Side bar, an attorney for the family said Thursday.