Personal Injury

Liability When a Building Collapses

Wrongful Death Lawyers The recent building collapse in Miami raises the question of whether any of the surviving family members of the apartment dwellers who perished in this catastrophe will be able to hold anyone accountable for damages caused by this unacceptable tragedy. Already, wrongful death lawsuits have been filed. Often, early class-action litigation takes …

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Illinois Court of Appeal Overturns Summary Judgment for Injured Forklift Operator in Multi-Defendant Dispute

One of the most frustrating aspects of a Chicago personal injury lawsuit can be figuring out who is responsible for your injuries. There are often multiple defendants involved in an accident, especially if it happens at a business or other public location. Even if you are able to identify each potentially liable defendant in your …

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Illinois Appellate Court Issues Opinion in Wrongful Death Case Involving Discovery Dispute About Decedent’s Mental Health Treatment Records

An issue that can come up in a personal injury lawsuit is whether a party is entitled to see a plaintiff’s psychiatric records or discover information about their mental health status or treatment. For obvious reasons, this can be a very sensitive topic for people and the subject matter is not always relevant to the …

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Illinois Court of Appeal Discusses Liability of Landowner in ATV Personal Injury Accident Case

Riding or driving off-road vehicles is a common activity for people who enjoy the outdoors and a bit of adrenaline. There are many ways to engage in this sport, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Although they are much smaller in size compared to other off-road vehicles, ATVs can still pose a serious threat to riders, passengers, …

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Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Dismissal of Battery Claim Against University Professor

If you are involved in a battery, you can bring a claim against the person who injured you for compensation. This civil claim is separate and independent from any criminal liability that the person may face as a result of the altercation. A battery can be an incredibly traumatic and damaging experience. Many victims are …

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Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment for Defendants in Elevator Injury Accident Case

Elevator accidents can be terrifying for the victim. When we get into an elevator, we rarely expect some kind of serious malfunction to occur. But when it does, we can bring a personal injury claim to recover compensation for the damages that we may have suffered as a result of the accident. At Therman Law …

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Illinois Court of Appeal Reverses Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Claim

Intentional emotional distress is a claim that is meant to compensate the plaintiff for the impact of the mental anguish and suffering that he or she experiences after a personal injury accident. There are specific things that a plaintiff must prove to receive compensation for this claim, and it is important to pay attention to …

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Illinois Court of Appeal Discusses the Role of Jury Instructions in Wrongful Death Appeal

During trial, there comes a moment when the court must decide which instructions to give the jury before it begins its deliberations. These instructions are what the jury will use to determine whether the defendant is liable to the plaintiff and how much compensation the plaintiff is entitled to receive. This can be one of …

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Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Dismissal of Negligence Claim against Care Providers Following Death of Minor

Personal injury lawsuits often involve claims of negligence around car accidents and slip and falls. But they can also include situations in which someone failed to exercise reasonable care and skill when providing supervision for someone else. At Therman Law Offices, our seasoned team of Chicago personal injury lawyers is prepared to assist you with …

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