Monday, April 16, 2012

Advocating for Quality Medical Care in the Western Suburbs

This month, Eric Parker gave a presentation at the West Suburban Senior Center in Bellwood, Illinois, titled "Advocating for Quality Medical Care" The presentation was part of a series on preventing injuries that arise out of medical malpractice and nursing home neglect. Each year thousands of seniors are injured as a result of preventable medical mistakes. Some of the medical mistakes involve errors by physicians or understaffing by nursing homes. Others involve mistakes by the patient themselves, such as medication errors. The good news is that many of these risks can be reduced by an educated patient and a friend or family member who can advocate for them. The presentation focused on common methods of injury, such as falls, bedsores and medication errors - and things patients can do to improve the care that they receive.

Visit the Stotis and Baird web site at www.stotisandbaird.com to find articles on similar topics including: Recognizing and Responding to Nursing Home Neglect, Ten Tips for Choosing a Good Nursing Home and 7 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Aging Parents. The Elder Law Page is at: http://www.stotis-baird.com/library/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=8&id=24&Itemid=47

Eric Parker will be giving this presentation at a number of locations over the next several months. If you are interested in having him speak to seniors in your area, you can contact him at 312-461-1000 or at eparker@stotis-baird.com

Friday, March 30, 2012

Stotis & Baird Volunteering to Stop Distracted Driving

According to the NHTSA , in 2009 5,474 people were killed in car accidents involving a distracted driver, and another 448,000 were injured. Every year the attorneys of Stotis & Baird Chartered represent individuals and families who have been devastated by distracted drivers. Having seen the impacts of distracted driving first hand, we wanted to do something to stop these senseless injuries. So, this year, we are volunteering our time to try to put an end to distracted driving.

We have teamed up with EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving) to participate in their 2012 End Distracted Driving Campaign. Throughout April and May Stotis & Baird attorneys are volunteering their time to speak at Chicago area high schools and other community groups on the topic. The one hour presentation, discusses the risks of distracted driving and ways to prevent injuries from them.

Consider these statistics, provided by the federal government:

· In 2009, 5,474 people were killed in crashes involving driver distraction, and an estimated 448,000 were injured. (NHTSA)

· 16% of fatal crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving. (NHTSA)

· 20% of injury crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving. (NHTSA)

· Teen drivers are more likely than other age groups to be involved in a fatal crash where distraction is reported. In 2009, 16% of teen drivers involved in a fatal crash were reported to have been distracted. (NHTSA)

· 40% of all American teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put people in danger.(Pew)

· Drivers who use hand-held devices are 4 times more likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. (Monash University)

· Sending or receiving a text takes a driver's eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent-at 55 mph-of driving the length of an entire football field, blind. (VTTI)

· Headset cell phone use is not substantially safer than hand-held use. (VTTI)

· Using a cell phone while driving - whether it's hand-held or hands-free delays a driver's reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent.(University of Utah)

· Driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37%. (Carnegie Mellon)

How You Can Help:

Invite us to come speak at your local high school or community organization. Distracted driving is completely preventable. The best prevention is education.

To schedule a presentation call Eric Parker or Brion Doherty at 312-461-1000 or e-mail eparker@stotis-baird.com or bdoherty@stotis-baird.com. For more information about distracted driving prevention, check out: www.enddd.org, www.distraction.gov, and www.60forsafety.org. Stotis & Baird Chartered attorneys are available to give this presentation in the Chicagoland area including Evanston, Skokie, Park Ridge, Wilmette, Lincolnwood, Midlothian, Markham, South Holland, Cicero, Justice, Blue Island, Alsip, Harvey, Robbins, Riverdale, Posen, Dixmoor, Dolton, Calumet City, Chicago, Chicago Heights, Park Forest, Berkeley, Bellwood, Melrose Park, River Grove, Bensenville, Schiller Park, Rosemont, Harwood Heights, Prospect Heights, Summit and Stickney.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dixmoor Can Be Dangerous

The web site "City-Data" maintains statistics about communities all over the country. Among other things, they maintain information about the number of fatal traffic collisions that occur. According to City-Data, Dixmoor has fatal collisions about 3 times more often than the Illinois average. The web site also shows substantially more incidences of fatal accidents from drunk driving than the state average. Dixmoor is certainly not alone - but if you live and drive in Dixmoor, please be careful!
For information about what to do if you are invovled in a collision in Dixmoor, check out: http://www.stotis-baird.com/library/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=135&Itemid=57

For help finding a good lawyer for Dixmoor Illinois check out: http://www.stotis-baird.com/library/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=116&Itemid=57


Monday, January 30, 2012

Got an Autopsy?

Autopsies are done today at a fraction of the rate that they were decades ago. Today, just 5% of patients that die in a hospital are autopsied; that number used to be closer to 50%. There seems to be two main reasons for the decline. First, hospitals don’t get reimbursed by insurance companies or the government for doing autopsies. Second, hospitals have little incentive to conduct an investigation into a death that may reveal hospital or doctor negligence. To us, neither reason sounds like it does much good for public health.

Autopsies are important. They do reveal errors; but, the revelations can be used to save lives in the future. Without autopsies, doctors don’t get to learn about the effectiveness of treatment on diseases they treat. Sometimes, the proper cause of death is never discovered without an autopsy.

A study conducted by the federal Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality found that when patients were autopsied, major errors related to the principal diagnosis were found in one in four cases.

Read more in this article written by Marshall Allen for ProPublica.Org: http://www.propublica.org/article/without-autopsies-hospitals-bury-their-mistakes.

Friday, January 6, 2012

How Can I Find a Qualified Injury Lawyer for Rivergrove, Illinois

Many people think that it makes sense to hire a lawyer whose office is in the neighborhood. Actually, though, this may not be the best option. Let’s say that you are involved in a car accident in Cook County, Illinois. You are injured and you need a lawyer. Why not just hire someone in Rivergrove?

You might find a qualified lawyer in the neighborhood. On the other hand, you might consider the following:

· The most important factor in hiring a lawyer is to find an experienced lawyer with a proven track record for getting results.

· Most experienced trial lawyers find that they need to have their offices near the courthouse in order to be available for daily court appearances.

· The cost of a personal injury lawyer is likely to be same. Personal injury lawyers generally charge a contingency fee of 1/3 of your recovery. This is true wherever they are located.

· You will rarely need to come downtown. it may be necessary for you to come downtown for a deposition and possibly for a trial. This is true even if find a lawyer in Alsip. Generally, though, those will be the only two times you will need to come to the city – regardless of where your lawyer’s office is located.

· Your lawyer can come to you. Some law firms (including Stotis & Baird Chartered) are willing to come out to you for the initial consultation. We understand that If you have had a serious injury, it simply may not be possible for you to get to the city.

· Initial consultations are free. It pays to ask questions. If you are unsure who to hire, you should set up a meeting and find out more.

In short – you should hire a great lawyer with a proven track record. If you can find that lawyer in Rivergrove, then, by all means, hire them. If you’re not sure – keep looking. And consider that the best lawyer for the job may be a little farther than your neighborhood.

For more information about Stotis & Baird Chartered, Illinois personal injury lawyers serving Rivergrove and the rest of the Chicagoland area, visit us at
http://www.stotisandbaird.com/. Stotis and Baird handles serious personal injury lawsuits, including, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, automobile collision, trucking accidents, motorcycles accidents and nursing home neglect. You may also contact us via e-mail at eparker@stotis-baird.com.

Finding a Great Personal Injury Lawyer for Chicago Heights, Illinois

Many people think that it makes sense to hire a lawyer whose office is nearby. Actually, though, this may not be true. Let’s say that you are involved in a car accident in Cook County, Illinois. You are injured and you need a lawyer. Why not just hire someone in Chicago Heights?

You might find a qualified lawyer in the neighborhood. On the other hand, you might consider the following:

· Most experienced trial lawyers find that they need to have their offices near the courthouse in order to be available for daily court appearances.

· The cost of a personal injury lawyer is likely to be same. Personal injury lawyers generally charge a contingency fee of 1/3 of your recovery. This is true wherever they are located.

· You won’t have to come downtown often. It may be necessary for you to come downtown for a deposition and possibly for a trial. This is true regardless of where your lawyer has his or her office. Generally, though, those will be the only two times you will need to come to the city.

· Your lawyer can come to you. Some law firms (including Stotis & Baird Chartered) are willing to come out to you for the initial consultation. Our practice specializes in representing people who have sustained serious injuries. It would be unfair for us to expect our clients to come to always come to us.

· Initial consultations are free. It pays to ask questions. If you are unsure who to hire, you should set up a meeting and find out more.

In short – you should hire a great lawyer with a proven track record. If you can find that lawyer in Chicago Heights, then, by all means, hire them. If you’re not sure – keep looking. And consider that the best lawyer for the job may be a little farther than your neighborhood.

For more information about Stotis & Baird Chartered, Illinois personal injury lawyers serving Chicago Heights, the South Suburbs and the rest of the Chicagoland area, visit us at
http://www.stotisandbaird.com/. Stotis and Baird handles serious personal injury lawsuits, including, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, automobile collision, trucking accidents, motorcycles accidents and nursing home neglect. You may also contact us via e-mail at eparker@stotis-baird.com.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Find a Great Personal Injury Lawyer for Justice, Illinois

Many people think that it makes sense to hire a lawyer whose office is nearby. Actually, though, this may not be true. Let’s say that you are involved in a car accident in Cook County, Illinois. You are injured and you need a lawyer. Why not just hire someone in Justice?

You might find a qualified lawyer in the neighborhood. On the other hand, you might consider the following:

· Most experienced trial lawyers find that they need to have their offices near the courthouse in order to be available for daily court appearances.

· The cost of a personal injury lawyer is likely to be same. Personal injury lawyers generally charge a contingency fee of 1/3 of your recovery. This is true wherever they are located.

· You won’t have to come downtown often. It may be necessary for you to come downtown for a deposition and possibly for a trial. This is true regardless of where your lawyer has his or her office. Generally, though, those will be the only two times you will need to come to the city.

· Your lawyer can come to you. Some law firms (including Stotis & Baird Chartered) are willing to come out to you for the initial consultation. Our practice specializes in representing people who have sustained serious injuries. It would be unfair for us to expect our clients to come to always come to us.

· Initial consultations are free. It pays to ask questions. If you are unsure who to hire, you should set up a meeting and find out more.

In short – you should hire a great lawyer with a proven track record. If you can find that lawyer in Justice, then, by all means, hire them. If you’re not sure – keep looking. And consider that the best lawyer for the job may be a little farther than your neighborhood.

For more information about Stotis & Baird Chartered, Illinois personal injury lawyers serving Justice, the South Suburbs and the rest of the Chicagoland area, visit us at
www.stotisandbaird.com. Stotis and Baird handles serious personal injury lawsuits, including, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, automobile collision, trucking accidents, motorcycles accidents and nursing home neglect. You may also contact us via e-mail at eparker@stotis-baird.com.

Hiring a Great Personal Injury Lawyer in Rosemont, Illinois

Many people think that it makes sense to hire a lawyer whose office is in the neighborhood. Actually, though, this may not be the best option. Let’s say that you are involved in a car accident in Cook County, Illinois. You are injured and you need a lawyer. Why not just hire someone in Rosemont?

You might find a qualified lawyer in the neighborhood. On the other hand, you might consider the following:

· The most important factor in hiring a lawyer is to find an experienced lawyer with a proven track record for getting results.

· Most experienced trial lawyers find that they need to have their offices near the courthouse in order to be available for daily court appearances.

· The cost of a personal injury lawyer is likely to be same. Personal injury lawyers generally charge a contingency fee of 1/3 of your recovery. This is true wherever they are located.

· You will rarely need to come downtown. it may be necessary for you to come downtown for a deposition and possibly for a trial. This is true even if find a lawyer in Alsip. Generally, though, those will be the only two times you will need to come to the city – regardless of where your lawyer’s office is located.

· Your lawyer can come to you. Some law firms (including Stotis & Baird Chartered) are willing to come out to you for the initial consultation. We understand that If you have had a serious injury, it simply may not be possible for you to get to the city.

· Initial consultations are free. It pays to ask questions. If you are unsure who to hire, you should set up a meeting and find out more.

In short – you should hire a great lawyer with a proven track record. If you can find that lawyer in Rosemont, then, by all means, hire them. If you’re not sure – keep looking. And consider that the best lawyer for the job may be a little farther than your neighborhood.

For more information about Stotis & Baird Chartered, Illinois personal injury lawyers serving Rosemont and the rest of the Chicagoland area, visit us at
www.stotisandbaird.com. Stotis and Baird handles serious personal injury lawsuits, including, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, automobile collision, trucking accidents, motorcycles accidents and nursing home neglect. You may also contact us via e-mail at eparker@stotis-baird.com.

Your Car Accident Was in Stickney -Your Lawyer Doesn’t Have to Be

Many people think that it makes sense to hire a lawyer whose office is nearby. Actually, though, this may not be true. Let’s say that you are involved in a car accident in Cook County, Illinois. You are injured and you need a lawyer. Why not just hire someone in Stickney?

You might find a qualified lawyer in the neighborhood. On the other hand, you might consider the following:

· Most experienced trial lawyers find that they need to have their offices near the courthouse in order to be available for daily court appearances.

· The cost of a personal injury lawyer is likely to be same. Personal injury lawyers generally charge a contingency fee of 1/3 of your recovery. This is true wherever they are located.

· You won’t have to come downtown often. It may be necessary for you to come downtown for a deposition and possibly for a trial. This is true regardless of where your lawyer has his or her office. Generally, though, those will be the only two times you will need to come to the city.

· Your lawyer can come to you. Some law firms (including Stotis & Baird Chartered) are willing to come out to you for the initial consultation. Our practice specializes in representing people who have sustained serious injuries. It would be unfair for us to expect our clients to come to always come to us.

· Initial consultations are free. It pays to ask questions. If you are unsure who to hire, you should set up a meeting and find out more.

In short – you should hire a great lawyer with a proven track record. If you can find that lawyer in Stickney, then, by all means, hire them. If you’re not sure – keep looking. And consider that the best lawyer for the job may be a little farther than your neighborhood.

For more information about Stotis & Baird Chartered, Illinois personal injury lawyers serving Stickney, the South Suburbs and the rest of the Chicagoland area, visit us at
www.stotisandbaird.com. Stotis and Baird handles serious personal injury lawsuits, including, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, automobile collision, trucking accidents, motorcycles accidents and nursing home neglect. You may also contact us via e-mail at eparker@stotis-baird.com.

Where Schiller Park Residents Can Find a Great Personal Injury Lawyer

Many people think that it makes sense to hire a lawyer whose office is in the neighborhood. Actually, though, this may not be the best option. Let’s say that you are involved in a car accident in Cook County, Illinois. You are injured and you need a lawyer. Why not just hire someone in Schiller Park?

You might find a qualified lawyer in the neighborhood. On the other hand, you might consider the following:

· The most important factor in hiring a lawyer is to find an experienced lawyer with a proven track record for getting results.

· Most experienced trial lawyers find that they need to have their offices near the courthouse in order to be available for daily court appearances.

· The cost of a personal injury lawyer is likely to be same. Personal injury lawyers generally charge a contingency fee of 1/3 of your recovery. This is true wherever they are located.

· You will rarely need to come downtown. it may be necessary for you to come downtown for a deposition and possibly for a trial. This is true even if find a lawyer in Alsip. Generally, though, those will be the only two times you will need to come to the city – regardless of where your lawyer’s office is located.

· Your lawyer can come to you. Some law firms (including Stotis & Baird Chartered) are willing to come out to you for the initial consultation. We understand that If you have had a serious injury, it simply may not be possible for you to get to the city.

· Initial consultations are free. It pays to ask questions. If you are unsure who to hire, you should set up a meeting and find out more.

In short – you should hire a great lawyer with a proven track record. If you can find that lawyer in Schiller Park, then, by all means, hire them. If you’re not sure – keep looking. And consider that the best lawyer for the job may be a little farther than your neighborhood.

For more information about Stotis & Baird Chartered, Illinois personal injury lawyers serving Schiller Park and the rest of the Chicagoland area, visit us at
www.stotisandbaird.com. Stotis and Baird handles serious personal injury lawsuits, including, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, automobile collision, trucking accidents, motorcycles accidents and nursing home neglect. You may also contact us via e-mail at eparker@stotis-baird.com.

Why Would a Hanover Park Resident Hire a Chicago Lawyer?

Many people think that it makes sense to hire a lawyer whose office is nearby. Actually, though, this may not be true. Let’s say that you are involved in a car accident in Cook County, Illinois. You are injured and you need a lawyer. Why not just hire someone in Hanover Park?

You might find a qualified lawyer in the neighborhood. On the other hand, you might consider the following:

· Most experienced trial lawyers find that they need to have their offices near the courthouse in order to be available for daily court appearances.

· The cost of a personal injury lawyer is likely to be same. Personal injury lawyers generally charge a contingency fee of 1/3 of your recovery. This is true wherever they are located.

· You won’t have to come downtown often. it may be necessary for you to come downtown for a deposition and possibly for a trial. This is true regardless of where your lawyer has his or her office. Generally, though, those will be the only two times you will need to come to the city.

· Your lawyer can come to you. Some law firms (including Stotis & Baird Chartered) are willing to come out to you for the initial consultation. We understand that If you have had a serious injury, it simply may not be practical for you to get to the city.

· Initial consultations are free. It pays to ask questions. If you are unsure who to hire, you should set up a meeting and find out more.

In short – you should hire a great lawyer with a proven track record. If you can find that lawyer in Hanover Park, then, by all means, hire them. If you’re not sure – keep looking. And consider that the best lawyer for the job may be a little farther than your neighborhood.

For more information about Stotis & Baird Chartered, Illinois personal injury lawyers serving Hanover Park and the rest of the Chicagoland area, visit us at
http://www.stotisandbaird.com/. Stotis and Baird handles serious personal injury lawsuits, including, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, automobile collision, trucking accidents, motorcycles accidents and nursing home neglect. You may also contact us via e-mail at eparker@stotis-baird.com

How Can I Find a Qualified Injury Lawyer for Calumet City, Illinois

Many people think that it makes sense to hire a lawyer whose office is nearby. Actually, though, this may not be true. Let’s say that you are involved in a car accident in Cook County, Illinois. You are injured and you need a lawyer. Why not just hire someone in Calumet City?

You might find a qualified lawyer in the neighborhood. On the other hand, you might consider the following:


· Most experienced trial lawyers find that they need to have their offices near the courthouse in order to be available for daily court appearances.

· The cost of a personal injury lawyer is likely to be same. Personal injury lawyers generally charge a contingency fee of 1/3 of your recovery. This is true wherever they are located.

· You won’t have to come downtown often. it may be necessary for you to come downtown for a deposition and possibly for a trial. This is true regardless of where your lawyer has his or her office. Generally, though, those will be the only two times you will need to come to the city.

· Your lawyer can come to you. Some law firms (including Stotis & Baird Chartered) are willing to come out to you for the initial consultation. Our practice specializes in representing people who have sustained serious injuries. It would be unfair for us to expect our clients to come to always come to us.

· Initial consultations are free. It pays to ask questions. If you are unsure who to hire, you should set up a meeting and find out more.

In short – you should hire a great lawyer with a proven track record. If you can find that lawyer in Calumet City, then, by all means, hire them. If you’re not sure – keep looking. And consider that the best lawyer for the job may be a little farther than your neighborhood.

For more information about Stotis & Baird Chartered, Illinois personal injury lawyers serving Calumet City, and the rest of the Chicagoland area, visit us at
www.stotisandbaird.com. Stotis and Baird handles serious personal injury lawsuits, including, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, automobile collision, trucking accidents, motorcycles accidents and nursing home neglect. You may also contact us via e-mail at eparker@stotis-baird.com.

Finding a Great Personal Injury Lawyer for Dixmoor, Illinois

Many people think that it makes sense to hire a lawyer whose office is nearby. Actually, though, this may not be true. Let’s say that you are involved in a car accident in Cook County, Illinois. You are injured and you need a lawyer. Why not just hire someone in Dixmoor?

You might find a qualified lawyer in the neighborhood. On the other hand, you might consider the following:


· Most experienced trial lawyers find that they need to have their offices near the courthouse in order to be available for daily court appearances.

· The cost of a personal injury lawyer is likely to be same. Personal injury lawyers generally charge a contingency fee of 1/3 of your recovery. This is true wherever they are located.

· You won’t have to come downtown often. It may be necessary for you to come downtown for a deposition and possibly for a trial. This is true regardless of where your lawyer has his or her office. Generally, though, those will be the only two times you will need to come to the city.

· Your lawyer can come to you. Some law firms (including Stotis & Baird Chartered) are willing to come out to you for the initial consultation. Our practice specializes in representing people who have sustained serious injuries. It would be unfair for us to expect our clients to come to always come to us.

· Initial consultations are free. It pays to ask questions. If you are unsure who to hire, you should set up a meeting and find out more.

In short – you should hire a great lawyer with a proven track record. If you can find that lawyer in Dixmoor, then, by all means, hire them. If you’re not sure – keep looking. And consider that the best lawyer for the job may be a little farther than your neighborhood.

For more information about Stotis & Baird Chartered, Illinois personal injury lawyers serving Dixmoor, the South Suburbs and the rest of the Chicagoland area, visit us at
www.stotisandbaird.com. Stotis and Baird handles serious personal injury lawsuits, including, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, automobile collision, trucking accidents, motorcycles accidents and nursing home neglect. You may also contact us via e-mail at eparker@stotis-baird.com.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Your Car Accident Was in Dolton -Your Lawyer Doesn’t Have to Be

Many people think that it makes sense to hire a lawyer whose office is nearby. Actually, though, this may not be true. Let’s say that you are involved in a car accident in Cook County, Illinois. You are injured and you need a lawyer. Why not just hire someone in Dolton?

You might find a qualified lawyer in the neighborhood. On the other hand, you might consider the following:

· Most experienced trial lawyers find that they need to have their offices near the courthouse in order to be available for daily court appearances.

· The cost of a personal injury lawyer is likely to be same. Personal injury lawyers generally charge a contingency fee of 1/3 of your recovery. This is true wherever they are located.

· You won’t have to come downtown often. It may be necessary for you to come downtown for a deposition and possibly for a trial. This is true regardless of where your lawyer has his or her office. Generally, though, those will be the only two times you will need to come to the city.

· Your lawyer can come to you. Some law firms (including Stotis & Baird Chartered) are willing to come out to you for the initial consultation. Our practice specializes in representing people who have sustained serious injuries. It would be unfair for us to expect our clients to come to always come to us.

· Initial consultations are free. It pays to ask questions. If you are unsure who to hire, you should set up a meeting and find out more.

In short – you should hire a great lawyer with a proven track record. If you can find that lawyer in Dolton, then, by all means, hire them. If you’re not sure – keep looking. And consider that the best lawyer for the job may be a little farther than your neighborhood.

For more information about Stotis & Baird Chartered, Illinois personal injury lawyers serving Dolton, the South Suburbs and the rest of the Chicagoland area, visit us at
www.stotisandbaird.com. Stotis and Baird handles serious personal injury lawsuits, including, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, automobile collision, trucking accidents, motorcycles accidents and nursing home neglect. You may also contact us via e-mail at eparker@stotis-baird.com.

Find a Car Accident Lawyer for Berkeley, Illinois

Many people think that it makes sense to hire a lawyer whose office is in the neighborhood. Actually, though, this may not be the best option. Let’s say that you are involved in a car accident in Cook County, Illinois. You are injured and you need a lawyer. Why not just hire someone in Berkeley?

You might find a qualified lawyer in the neighborhood. On the other hand, you might consider the following:

· The most important factor in hiring a lawyer is to find an experienced lawyer with a proven track record for getting results.

· Most experienced trial lawyers find that they need to have their offices near the courthouse in order to be available for daily court appearances.

· The cost of a personal injury lawyer is likely to be same. Personal injury lawyers generally charge a contingency fee of 1/3 of your recovery. This is true wherever they are located.

· You will rarely need to come downtown. it may be necessary for you to come downtown for a deposition and possibly for a trial. This is true even if find a lawyer in Alsip. Generally, though, those will be the only two times you will need to come to the city – regardless of where your lawyer’s office is located.

· Your lawyer can come to you. Some law firms (including Stotis & Baird Chartered) are willing to come out to you for the initial consultation. We understand that If you have had a serious injury, it simply may not be possible for you to get to the city.

· Initial consultations are free. It pays to ask questions. If you are unsure who to hire, you should set up a meeting and find out more.

In short – you should hire a great lawyer with a proven track record. If you can find that lawyer in Berkeley, then, by all means, hire them. If you’re not sure – keep looking. And consider that the best lawyer for the job may be a little farther than your neighborhood.

For more information about Stotis & Baird Chartered, Illinois personal injury lawyers serving Berkeley and the rest of the Chicagoland area, visit us at
http://www.stotisandbaird.com/. Stotis and Baird handles serious personal injury lawsuits, including, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, automobile collision, trucking accidents, motorcycles accidents and nursing home neglect. You may also contact us via e-mail at eparker@stotis-baird.com.