Illinois Appellate Court Finds Testimony Regarding Plaintiff’s Lack Of Health Insurance Admissible

Posted on May 6th, 2016 by Andrew Kryder

In the Illinois Appellate case of Vanoosting v. Sellars, the Appellate Court held that the trial court incorrectly excluded Plaintiff’s testimony that she would have sought more medical treatment in the years following the accident if she had medical insurance, but that she could not afford the treatment she desired. 2012 IL App. (5th) 110365. […]


UM/UIM Claims and The Health Care Services Lien Act

Posted on April 27th, 2016 by Andrew Kryder

In the recent Illinois Appellate Court Decision of McRoberts v. Porter, the Appellate Court held that the Health Care Services Lien Act applies to uninsured/under-insured claims in addition to standard liability coverage. 2013 IL App (5th) 120017. The facts of the case are simple. Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle accident and suffered substantial […]


Can a Landlord be Held Liable for Injuries Caused by a Tenant’s Dog?

Posted on April 18th, 2016 by Andrew Kryder

The answer to this question is yes, but only under particular circumstances. The Illinois Animal Control Act, commonly referred to as the Illinois Dog Bite Statute, controls when a person is liable for injuries caused by a dog or other animal. The central portion of the Act states: If a dog or other animal, without […]


Do I have a case against my landlord for injuries I suffered in my apartment?

Posted on April 8th, 2016 by Andrew Kryder

Unique legal rules apply to a tenant who is injured in his apartment. These little-known rules determine whether an injured tenant has a compensable claim against his landlord. Two major questions determine the outcome of a landlord-tenant case for personal injuries: First, did the accident or injury occur in a common area of the apartment […]


Snow and Ice Slip and Falls: Do I have a claim?

Posted on March 29th, 2016 by Andrew Kryder

Many people who are injured when they fall on snow or ice are confused about exactly what is required for their claim to be compensable. To the surprise of many, merely falling on the snow or ice in front of a store or house is not enough. As discussed in this post, the snow or […]


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