August 2014 Archives

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Chicago

Centers_for_disease_control-bizzieri.jpgAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), numerous deaths occur each year in the United States including: 120,000 due to injury; 26,000 due to falls; 33,600 due to motor vehicle accidents; and 33,400 due to poisoning. A number of these deaths occur as a result of the negligence of another. A wrongful death claim occurs when the negligence of one party causes the death of another by "wrongful act, neglect or default," according to state law. If your loved one has passed as a result of someone else's negligence, contact a Chicago attorney today for a consultation on your rights.

Prompt Payment Required in Illinois Personal Injury Settlements

Il-Gen-Asslembly-Bizzieri.pngEarlier this year, the Illinois General Assembly passed736 ILCS 5/2-2301, requiring defendants and insurance companies settling personal injury cases to pay all sums due to the plaintiff agreed upon during negotiations within 30 days of signing the settlement documents. This rule of civil procedure went into effect on January 1st and was passed in response to concerns over delayed payments issued to injured parties, which sometimes would take up to 6 months longer than the deadline in the settlement agreed to by the parties. The law pertains to lawsuits regarding personal injury, damage to property, wrongful death, or other tort actions.

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