Chicago attorney Steven A. Sigmond, a trial lawyer with 35 years experience representing injury victims, blogs about legal news and topics of interest from a trial lawyer's perspective.

How do Personal Injury Lawyers Get Paid?

If you have been injured in an accident and are looking for representation, you may be wondering, how do injury lawyers get paid? This is a reasonable thing for a client to wonder at the beginning of any professional relationship, …

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Injured While Working from Home: Can You Still Get Workers’ Comp.?

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a lot of changes to our daily lives. For many people, one of those changes is that their office is now a room in their home. Unfortunately, workplace injuries don’t automatically go away now that …

Why Non-Lawyers Shouldn’t Own Law Firms and Why You Should be Concerned About It

Tale as old as time: corporate powers would like us to believe that signing over our rights and protections to them will benefit our community. What’s Going On? Talk of allowing non-lawyers to own law practices is gaining traction in …

Injured in a Hit-and-Run Accident? Here’s What You Should Know.

What’s worse than being injured in a traffic accident? Being injured in a hit-and-run accident. We know that going through the stress and pain of a traffic injury only to watch the other driver cruise away without a word is …

Rear-End Collisions: Why They are Dangerous and What To Do If You’re In One

If you have driven a car in the city of Chicago, chances are you know what it’s like to be tailgated. Unfortunately, this practice is not just annoying, but also very dangerous.

Bike-Rider Injured in Traffic? Here’s What You Should Know.

Here in Chicago, beautiful weather always goes hand-in-hand with people dusting their bikes off from the long winter in the garage and taking them out on the road. Unfortunately, more cyclists on the road means more bicycle-related traffic accidents and …