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Month: October 2015
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Month: October 2015

Slip and Fall

Was the banana peel yellow or brown? That’s the first question I ask a new client who has been injured in a slip and fall case. Most people just laugh, but as strange as it sounds, it’s one of the best metaphors you can use to explain to a client the basics of...

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Frolic v. Detour

You get into a car accident on your lunch break while driving to the local eatery, or while driving across town to drop off a report for work.  Many people work eight hours a day, five days a week.  That’s forty hours a week that a car accident can happen while you...

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The Two Doctor Rule

Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, an injured employee has a right to seek medical treatment for a condition related to a workplace injury, at the employer’s expense. The Act has a “Two Doctor” Rule, allowing the injured employee to select two doctors with...

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Illinois Wrongful Death Act

Under common law, a civil action for a wrongful death did not exist.  In response, Illinois enacted the Wrongful Death Act, thus allowing the survivors, i.e. spouse and/ or next of kin, a means to bring an action for damages based upon the wrongful act, neglect, or...

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