My husband was in the hospital for the back surgery. He is 58 yrs old and was mobile and working prior surgery. Day before he was released ( 5 day after surgery) we noticed wound on his lower back- tailbone. We informed nurse. Next day he was re...
Medical malpractice cases are very complicated and you won't get a good answer over the internet. Fortunately you are near Chicago where there are many amazing medical malpractice lawyers waiting to speak to you for free. Contact a medical malpractice lawyer and follow their instructions.See question
I have been throwing up after a few drinks for it.
For a viable personal injury claim you need damages (harm) and causation (it was in fact the wrongful conduct that caused the harm). Both of these elements can be challenging in a bad food case.
In cases of simple food poisoning the value of the harm is often not enough to justify litigation. If you are hospitalized or have a severe injury contact a local personal injury attorney.See question
I resigned a six month lease with my apartment complex in October, with a signed agreement that I can keep a dog. I gave them a full pet deposit and pay extra per month to have him. However, the building manager came to my door a few days ago and ...
Assuming the association actually has a properly enacted rule/bylaw that pets are not allowed, you are not going to be able to have a pet. Many associations do not properly enact rules.
If there is a rule against pets, you will probably have a claim for money against your individual landlord for falsely stating that you can have pets and that false statement causing you harm. You could try negotiating moving expenses and a little extra for the inconvenience. If you can't work it out with your landlord, it might make sense to hire a lawyer. Get all agreements in writing signed by both parties.See question
I need a lawyer to help me. Our landlord indicated during walk thru that we would get all but $100 back. We waited but at 42 days we got an envelope of bills and estimates totaling more than deposit. He did not follow the law's time line and now i...
The answer to your question is highly dependent on the location of the apartment at issue and the number of units in the building.
Most of Illinois (other than Evanston, Chicago, Oak Park and Mount Prospect) are subject only to the Security Deposit Return Act. For this law to apply the building must have 5 or more units owned by the same landlord. If the building is smaller than 5 units, the Act does not apply and there will only be a potential breach of contract claim (and the deposit return will be governed by the terms of the lease).
If the apartment is within the city limits of Chicago (not in the suburbs) the Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance probably applies (the biggest exception is owner occupied buildings of 6 units or less). This ordinance is very favorable to tenants and if applicable you should have no problem getting an attorney. Evanston, Oak Park and Mt. Prospect have similar ordinances.
In short, if the Security Deposit Return Act, Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance, or one of the other local ordinances apply, the landlord is likely in violation and you will have significant claims that will also entitle you to attorney fees from the landlord. If none of those laws apply, there may or may not be a violation of contract law.See question
We just received notice that our building is going to be converted to condos, and we have 30 days to declare whether we want to exercise our tenants right of purchase of our unit. We spoke to the landlord who indicated that he is going to...
If you have a lease (and are not month-to-month) you can't just be thrown out with 30 days notice. You should probably talk to a lawyer about what is going on.See question
management/janitor of condo complex is charging $75 for single building key. they claim it's not duplicate key. the key is only schlage, not modeco or more exclusive brand. i think they must take some profit by charging a key for $75. is it...
This is probably excessive (I am assuming you are a tenant and not an owner - owners have far fewer rights). It is impossible to tell without reviewing all the facts, circumstances, leases, ect. I doubt the Attorney General would be interested in a one off excessive charge.See question
to have a resident manager onsite?
There is no requirement in Chicago to have a resident manager on site.See question
wasnt aware that i was supposed to revive after 7yrs can i still do reivive and go bout it
Your question isn't clear, but unless you actually have a judgment or the case is still pending there are some serious concerns with respect to the statute of limitations. You should speak with a personal injury attorney immediately.See question
if someone files a false hit and run (with injuries) claim with my insurance provider and my provider drops their claim "*casualty company hereby disclaims any and all liability or obligation to you and others under policy number" can that person ...
Anyone can sue anyone for anything. Your insurance company's determination is irrelevant to legal proceedings and your son should probably be taught not to tear up legal papers.
Assuming you are in Cook County (and the accident occurred here) you can search cases by name at this link: http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/?section=CASEINFOPage&CASEINFOPage=2400
You will look under either Law or Civil Division and search by name (defendant) last first. You have to click the "search now" in the "search by name" box, otherwise it won't work. This should bring up a list of cases with a defendant that has your name. Yes, the website is no Google and a tiny error (or misspelling by the clerk) will defeat the search.
I assume you have already spoken to your insurance company, they usually have a duty to defend these cases. If they are refusing, hire a lawyer on your own.See question
My landlord has tried to evict me twuce and loss. Currently filed again because it has been found that he units are wired together and i am paying light bill for both units. County inspectors comed and firefighters have made them aware of. Violati...
You call firms and ask. It is going to be a very up-hill battle finding such an attorney outside of Chicago (where we have much more favorable laws).See question