Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Personal Injury is the body of law covering harm to you and your property from damage caused by another persons conduct or failure to act. Also known as negligence or tort law, common actions for personal injury include automobile accidents and slip-and-falls. When a death results from the action or inaction of another persons conduct, the action is known as Wrongful Death.

Medical Malpractice

When the negligence of medical professionals deviates from the accepted standards of care in the medical community and causes injury, medical malpractice has been committed. The types of injuries related to medical malpractice are wide ranging and can have long term consequences.

Professional Malpractice
Like medical professionals, other professionals owe specific duties to their clients. Attorneys, accountants, investment advisors, engineers, architects, and other professionals can be liable for breaching their specific duties.

Workers Compensation
When an injury occurs on the job, Workers’ Compensation law applies. This statutory body is different than other injury cases, and can raise many issues including loss of earnings, benefits, vacation time, as well as permanent injury.

Products Liability
When a product is sold in a dangerous or defective condition, the manufacturers, retailers, and distributors of the product can be held liable for the injuries caused by the product. Commons products liability cases involve automobiles and prescription drugs, but may include any product.

Probate and Fiduciary Duty
Probate is the process by which the estate and belongings of an individual are distributed upon his or her death. The administration of an estate can involve questions of the mental capacity of the creator of a will, the passing of real estate, and trust administration. When the estate administrator or trust administrator uses their position for their personal gain, they may have breached a fiduciary duty.

E.R.I.S.A.
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act, more widely known as ERISA, is a federal body of law governing pension and health plans. The law makes requirements of employee health plans and pension plans.

Insurance Coverage
An insurance policy is a complex legal document dictating what can be covered under the policy, and may result in differing interpretations of what may be covered.

Family Law
Divorce, custody, adoption, and other family law matters can combine complicated and confusing matters of law with personal emotional issues.

Appellate Practice
When a case is appealed, it often creates complex issues of legal interpretation and even undecided rules of law. The ruling of a trial court is then examined by a higher court.

Business and Contractual
Businesses may defend themselves against claims as well as pursue their own to protect their interests, including disputes with shareholders, management, and directors. Contractual disputes can arise in a variety of contexts.

School Law
The firm handles the defense of school law for a number of central Illinois school districts.