Personal Injury Law Blog

 

Phone Harassment – Who to Contact?

 

Question: My partner and I have separated, and he moved out. I’ve been receiving threatening calls, and I believe he is the culprit. Should I contact the police? Answer: A common form of harassment is phone harassment, a crime that involves using a telephone to convey obscene comments or to abuse, threaten or harass a person, or to cause the phone to repeatedly ring, or to conduct a harassing conversation. If the abuse continues, or you feel threatened in any way, … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 17, 2014 |
Filed under: General Information,ISBA
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The 33rd Annual Ask-a-Lawyer Day

 

Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA) 33rd Annual Ask-a-Lawyer Day is Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon. On this day, residents of Illinois with a question about a legal matter are invited to talk to a lawyer at no cost to them. According to Illinois Law Finder, lawyer volunteers will be standing by to provide general information about consumer problems, family law, estate planning, personal injury and other common legal matters. Callers will be given general information about … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 16, 2014 |
Filed under: Uncategorized
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Age Discrimination and Filing a Lawsuit – The ISBA Advises

 

Question: I lost my job and believe I may be the victim of age discrimination. Should I file a lawsuit? Answer: Contact a lawyer to see if you have a case. Federal law prohibits companies from discriminating against employees 40 or older because of age. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Anyone with a question … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 16, 2014 |
Filed under: General Information,ISBA
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Former CLO Client Molly Akers Featured on NBC News for Her Work with Boston Bombing Victim’s Charity MR8

 

Molly Akers is set to run this year’s Boston Marathon on Monday in honor of Martin Richard, the youngest of the 3 victims of last year’s brutal attacks. Akers took up running because, as she puts it, “I needed something to do after my whole ordeal.” The ordeal she is referring to is an incident involving Akers having a healthy breast removed by an Illinois Hospital. The surgeon removed her right breast due to an alleged mislabeling of a pathology … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 16, 2014 |
Filed under: Clifford Law Offices,General Information
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Clifford Law Offices Case Against Live Nation Profiled in CBS Investigative Report

 

A 29-year-old concert goer was seriously injured at a Live Nation concert in Tinley Park, Illinois (First Midwest Bank Ampitheater).  Apparently he is not alone. Channel 2 investigative reporter Dave Savini is doing a story on Matt Zielinski, a client at Clifford Law Offices, who is suing for his injuries when he was attacked by a group of men with no security in sight.  He merely had gone to the men’s room and was returning to his lawn seat while … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 14, 2014 |
Filed under: Negligence,Personal Injury
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Bob Clifford Speaks to Wall Street Journal Reporter on Missing Malaysian Airliner

 

Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, was quoted in The Wall Street Journal in the April 10, 2014 issue in an article that discussed the need for review of procedures following international plane crashes. In a story entitled, “MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 370 PROBE PROMPTS REVIEW OF INVESTIGATION PROCEDURES IN PLANE CRASHES,” aviation reporter Andy Pasztor, reports on air safety officials reassessing long-established procedures in large commercial jet crashes. In light of the month-long probe into the disappearance of … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 14, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation Law Firm,Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370
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Photo Usage on Website – Is Permission Needed?

 

Question: May I use a photo on my website without express written permission from the photographer? I emailed a request, but have not heard back. Answer: If you did not receive express written permission from the rights holder, you do not have permission, and using it is infringement. The photographer’s lack of response to your request may simply mean he or she did not receive the email. If you want to use the photo without fear of violating the law, … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 11, 2014 |
Filed under: General Information,ISBA
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Legal Advice on Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis

 

Question: Under Illinois’ new medical marijuana law, is it legal for motorists to drive with cannabis in their system? Answer: For the first time, a person can legally drive in Illinois with cannabis in his or her system, as long as the driver is not impaired. The Medical Cannabis Act makes important changes, but it also introduces inconsistencies into DUI law that are likely to inspire litigation. Anyone with a question about a legal matter can talk to a lawyer … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 9, 2014 |
Filed under: General Information,ISBA
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Bob Clifford Presents Opening Statement in “The Trial of Wyatt Earp”

 

Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, presented an opening statement in defense of Wyatt Earp, lawmen of the Wild West, at an American Bar Association (ABA) all-day program entitled “An Anatomy of a Trial.” The packed room watched as Clifford, with Earp sitting next to him in costume, made his opening statement, said that Earp, as sheriff of Tombstone, along with his deputized brothers and Doc Holliday, acted in self defense at the OK Corral where a gunfight took … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 9, 2014 |
Filed under: ABA,General Information
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Pam Menaker Writes Article for American Bar Association Litigation Journal – “Decent Exposure”

 

Pamela Sakowicz Menaker, Communications Partner at Clifford Law Offices, authored an article for the American Bar Association (ABA) Litigation Journal on marketing tips for attorneys. The article entitled, “Decent Exposure,” appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of the Journal that is disseminated to more than 65,000 members of the Section of Litigation of the ABA. “Instead of the shotgun approach, try to think of your marketing plan more like a rifle shot, targeting an audience that really may be in … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 8, 2014 |
Filed under: ABA
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