Chicago attorney Steven A. Sigmond, a trial lawyer with 35 years experience representing injury victims, blogs about legal news and topics of interest from a trial lawyer's perspective.

Injured in a Hit-and-Run Accident? Here’s What You Should Know.

What’s worse than being injured in a traffic accident? Being injured in a hit-and-run accident. We know that going through the stress and pain of a traffic injury only to watch the other driver cruise away without a word is …

Rear-End Collisions: Why They are Dangerous and What To Do If You’re In One

If you have driven a car in the city of Chicago, chances are you know what it’s like to be tailgated. Unfortunately, this practice is not just annoying, but also very dangerous.

Bike-Rider Injured in Traffic? Here’s What You Should Know.

Here in Chicago, beautiful weather always goes hand-in-hand with people dusting their bikes off from the long winter in the garage and taking them out on the road. Unfortunately, more cyclists on the road means more bicycle-related traffic accidents and …

Everything You Should (and Shouldn’t) Ask at a Personal Injury Consultation

You hear it in commercials all the time: if you are injured, you may be entitled to compensation. If this is the case for you, then I sincerely hope you are able to get the compensation you deserve. The first …

We Should All Be Concerned About Net Neutrality

Written by Steven A. Sigmond and Juliette Sigmond Today is Net Neutrality Day. You have no doubt already seen reminders of the debate cropping up in hashtags and banners throughout your daily online activities, so you likely already know that …

Your Lawyer’s Top 5 Lawyer Movies

In honor of the holiday weekend, I’m providing one of my favorite kinds of legal advice: what are the best lawyer movies? 5. The Verdict Critics love this film and so do I. It’s amazing how many different types of …

6 Things Nobody Told You About the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case

Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants, better known as the “McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case” is perhaps the most infamous civil lawsuit in modern history. A case frequently ridiculed by insurance industry lobbyists and their cronies pushing for tort reform, it has had …