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About sigmondlaw

Chicago attorney Steven A. Sigmond, a trial lawyer with 25 years experience representing injury victims, blogs about legal news and topics of interest from a trial lawyer's perspective.

Everything You Should (and Shouldn’t) Ask at a Personal Injury Consultation

You hear it in commercials all the time: if you are injured, you may be entitled to compensation. If this is the case for you, then I sincerely hope you are able to get the compensation you deserve. The first … Continue reading

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We Should All Be Concerned About Net Neutrality

Written by Steven A. Sigmond and Juliette Sigmond Today is Net Neutrality Day. You have no doubt already seen reminders of the debate cropping up in hashtags and banners throughout your daily online activities, so you likely already know that … Continue reading

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Your Lawyer’s Top 5 Lawyer Movies

In honor of the holiday weekend, I’m providing one of my favorite kinds of legal advice: what are the best lawyer movies? 5. The Verdict Critics love this film and so do I. It’s amazing how many different types of … Continue reading

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6 Things Nobody Told You About the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case

Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants, better known as the “McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case” is perhaps the most infamous civil lawsuit in modern history. A case frequently ridiculed by insurance industry lobbyists and their cronies pushing for tort reform, it has had … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About the So-Called “Protecting Access to Care Act”

The Protecting Access to Care Act is a brazen misnomer; the only thing this bill, also known as H.R. 1215, would protect is wrongdoers’ immunity from the legal process. I have dealt in dozens of medical malpractice cases. I know … Continue reading

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Workers’ Comp: the Democratic Proposals to Help Business

If you live in Illinois, you are more than likely already aware of Governor Rauner’s continued to refusal to submit a state budget unless he gets his way on workers’ compensation “reform”, despite the fact that reforms were already enacted … Continue reading

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Distracted Driving: Why it’s Still an Issue

Illinois is one of 46 states in the U.S. that prohibits text messaging while driving, and one of 14 that prohibits the use of handheld cell phones for all drivers. evidence surrounding the issue of distracted driving and the necessity of … Continue reading

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