Monthly Archives: July 2014

Retaliatory Discharge /Wrongful Termination: What the paralegal needs to know

    I recently asked my employment discrimination paralegal to give me a list of things she wishes every client could have or know when they come to the office for their first meeting.  The list was too long to mention … Continue reading

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Say hello to “The Cat”

This tiny cat greets me every morning as I walk to the front door of the building.  She walks in the front with me, through to the back and then she waits while I get her food.  Then she walks … Continue reading

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A Conviction for Reckless Driving Can Have Serious Consequences.

625 ILCS 5/11-503 states that a person commits the offense of reckless driving if he or she: “drives any vehicle with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property; or knowingly drives a vehicle using an … Continue reading

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TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS MUST BE HANDLED CORRECTLY

If you have received a ticket in IL for any sort of traffic violation, it is in your best interest to contact attorneys that will have your best interests at heart and will aggressively represent you.  It is imperative that … Continue reading

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Workers’ Comp: 4 ways your doctor is your enemy

It might seem difficult to believe, but one of the problems we often encounter in workers’ compensation claims is when a client’s treating doctor (the one he/she chose) actually hurts his case and even prevents him from getting medical care.  … Continue reading

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When an Act of Everyday Living (ADL) can become a workers’ comp claim

Below is a clip from the Illinois State Bar Association regarding the issue of whether a “risk” of injury is common to everyone in the general public (a “neutral risk” therefore not work comp) or if it is essential to … Continue reading

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Life & Death and the value of a case. Thoughts in 3 points

Point 1:  We recently settled an automobile collision case for $1 million.  The client was happy but wondered if we could get more had we gone to trial.  It was a fair question but we were convinced that we had … Continue reading

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THE FIGHT: An example of why a Workers’ Compensation claim might takes years.

Today I issued a demand to finally resolve a claim that’s 5 years old.  The case is set for a trial on damages next month.  The insurance company wants to settle and have offered us $250,000 and $83,000 for future … Continue reading

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PROVIDING NOTICE AFTER A WORKPLACE INJURY

It is amazing how many clients we speak with that are not aware of a single policy or procedure in which they should abide by after suffering an injury while on the job.  We understand that getting hurt at work … Continue reading

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PROOF THAT SUCCESS DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN WINNING

At The Law Office of Keith Short we only get paid if we win your trial or force a fair settlement.  We don’t issue bills to our clients nor do we seek reimbursement of costs if we don’t succeed.  We … Continue reading

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