Do You Really Need an Attorney to Handle Your Personal Injury Claim?

Do You Really Need an Attorney to Handle Your Personal Injury Claim?

Jul 5, 2017 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags:

By law, you don’t need a lawyer to file lawsuit – however, you’re much more likely to have a successful claim with an experienced personal injury law firm like Schum Law on your side.

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Bikes and Cars treated as Equals under Illinois' Rules of the Road

Feb 16, 2017 | Categories: News | Tags: automobile, accident, bicycle

Recently, Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 5912, and the bill went into effect January 1, 2017. This bill amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to include that every bicyclist is entitled to the same rights as vehicles, including to right of way, while on highways. This comes after hundreds of yearly deaths in bicycle/motor vehicle collisions.

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Just in Time for the Holiday Season

Illinois Supreme Court Issues New Ruling Involving Scope of the Snow and Ice Removal Act

Dec 6, 2016 | Categories: News | Tags: accident

On December 1st, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its opinion in Murphy-Hylton v. Lieberman Mgmt. Servs., where it addressed the scope of the immunity provided under the Snow and Ice Removal Act (745 ILCS 75/0.01 et seq.) (Hereinafter "the Act"). 2016 IL 120394. Ultimately, the court held that the Act did not provide immunity to an owner and manager of a condominium complex on a negligence claim brought by a resident who slipped and fell on an icy sidewalk

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Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post-Concussion Syndrome

TBI can occur after falls, car accidents, or other head injuries and emerge as a chronic issue

Mar 18, 2016 | Categories: News | Tags: Accidents

A TBI, traumatic brain injury, can happen to anyone, whether it happens while playing sports, at work, or while taking a drive or leisurely walk on a sunny afternoon. Most people who suffer from a TBI will recover within a fairly short time period, but there is a significant minority that may develop chronic problems.

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Anna Kaluzny

Welcoming a new associate attorney to Schum Law.

May 1, 2014 | Categories: News | Tags: news, careers, attorney

Schum Law is pleased to welcome a new associate attorney to the practice. Anna Kaluzny is intelligent, fluent in Spanish and highly knowledgeable in legal matters. She is an excellent addition to the practice, and looks forward to helping clients get the settlements they deserve.

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Where are the worst drivers?

The NSC found that 10.6 percent of all fatal crashes in that state involved the use of a cell phone.

Jul 23, 2013 | Categories: News | Tags: automobile, accident, driver

Many of us feel like our city or town is the home of the worst drivers anywhere. With statistics to support it, Craig Fitzgerald of sets the record straight with enticing categories like Worst Teen Drivers (you’ll never guess), Worst Senior Drivers, and Most Distracted Drivers. 

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