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900 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-932-9100

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134 N. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone: 630-529-4761

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333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104, St. Charles, IL 60175

Phone: 630-443-0600

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105 W. Madison Street, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 630-932-9100

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1730 Park Street, Suite 202, Naperville, IL 60563

Phone: 630-420-1000

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Bloomingdale Dog Bite Injury AttorneyOwning a dog is usually a very rewarding experience. Multiple studies have shown that canine companionship is good for humans of all ages, because a dog can reduce stress and promote relaxation. However, not everyone’s experience with dogs is good. Although canines can be domesticated, they do not always act in predictable ways, and they can cause serious harm if they decide to attack someone. Though dog bites can happen to any person, children tend to be most susceptible. Injuries sustained from a dog bite can range in severity from small scrapes or bruises to severe lacerations or serious infections. If you have been bitten by a dog in Illinois, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

Legal Liability for Dog Bites

In some states, owners are not liable for first-time dog bite attacks if they did not have a reason to believe their dog was capable of that behavior. Illinois is not one of those states. According to the Illinois Animal Control Act, dog owners are responsible for injuries inflicted by their animals in most situations, even if it is the first time the dog has acted with aggression. Typically, the onlys way an owner would not be held liable is if the victim provoked the dog or if they were trespassing on the owner’s property.

Proving Negligence

Since Illinois law allows a victim to pursue compensation from an dog's owner in most dog bite cases, it may not be necessary to prove that an owner was negligent. However, a person may be able to improve the chances of success in their case if they can show that an animal's owner did not take the proper measures to protect others from injury by their dog. For example, an owner may be found to be negligent if they did not keep their dog on a leash or ensure that it was contained within a yard or enclosure. An owner may also be negligent if their dog had been found to be "dangerous" or "vicious," and they did not meet their legal requirements for ensuring that the animal was kept in a proper enclosure where it could not harm others.

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IL immigration lawyerThe U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its policy manual regarding mobile biometrics services and fingerprint waivers. USCIS mandates that all applicants, petitioners, beneficiaries, sponsors, derivatives, and others who petition for certain immigration benefits must go through biometrics testing. Biometrics refers to specific body measurements, calculations, and metrics related to human characteristics. This scientific system is used to verify identity and conduct criminal and national security background checks. Below are the updated policy guidelines that are now in effect. The goal of the updates is to enhance consistency, fairness, and efficiency in how biometrics services are handled for immigration cases.

Mobile Biometrics Services

Typically, immigration applicants can initiate the biometrics collection process by scheduling an appointment at an Applicant Support Center (ASC). In limited cases and depending on a requestor’s circumstances, USCIS provides mobile biometrics services. Those with a disability or a health issue that does not allow them to attend in person are eligible for the mobile option.

The new policy clarifies that USCIS does not offer mobile biometrics services for individuals who cannot appear at their ASC appointment because they are detained or incarcerated. This is often the case if an immigrant did not enter the country legally or if he or she committed a crime. The policy only applies to those who are in custody at correctional facilities that are not governed by DHS.

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Naperville Contested and Uncontested Divorce LawyerWhen considering divorce, people are often concerned about two main points: the disruption that they and their children will experience in their lives and how much the divorce will cost. While one cannot overlook or discount the emotional pain that comes with the end of a marriage, financial issues can also be an important components of a divorce case. The costs involved in a divorce can vary significantly depending on the situation and the couple involved. Many circumstances, such as difficulties with the division of assets, can increase the overall cost of a divorce. Contentious divorces typically cost more than amicable ones. In short, couples who are concerned about the cost of divorce are encouraged to look for ways and opportunities to minimize their expenses.

Litigation Versus Negotiation

One of the biggest factors that can be controlled in a divorce is the choice to resolve issues as amicably as possible. Divorces that are litigated in the courtroom tend to be more costly than those that are negotiated, but even a mediated divorce can become quite pricey - especially if the negotiation process does not work out. However, in most cases, couples can reduce the costs of divorce by negotiating a settlement outside of the courtroom.

Dividing Marital Assets

During divorce, spouses must divide their assets and belongings according to what is considered “fair and equitable.” Of course, the idea of what is fair can be subjective. What one spouse might consider equitable may seem disproportionate to another - particularly if one spouse chose to stay home to care for the couple's children or suffered from health-related issues that kept them out of the workplace. This is just one example of why it is important to have an attorney who can protect your interests in the division of marital assets.

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DuPage County Car Accident Injury LawyerAlthough there are many prevention programs that aim to reduce the likelihood of car accidents, these tragedies still take place every day. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 6.7 million police-reported traffic crashes in the United States in 2018. In those crashes, more than 2.7 million people were injured, and more than 36,000 were killed. Agencies such as NHTSA have made strides in determining the causes behind car accidents and the different methods that can be used to prevent them from happening altogether.

Crash-Related Factors

Even though a car accident can occur at any time and for many different reasons, there are certain actions that can increase the likelihood of an automobile crash taking place. Listed below are a few common things that have been found to cause a fender bender:

  • Driving under the influence: One of the most notorious causes of a car accident is when a driver operates his or her vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The NHTSA estimates that more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-related accidents in 2018, and that alcohol-related car accident deaths accounted for nearly 30 percent of all accident fatalities. Even when a drunk driving accident does not result in a wrongful death, it can cause serious injuries and property damage.

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DuPage County Family Law and Divorce AttorneyParental guilt is exceedingly common among parents who get divorced, as many moms and dads struggle to overcome the feelings of remorse as they worry whether the choices they have made are what is best their child. Unfortunately, parents who succumb to such guilt can contribute to the manifestation of behavioral issues in their child, perhaps to the point where the child feels the need to comfort the parent. As a result, children in this type of situation may suffer from maladjustment during their developmental years. Thankfully, with an understanding of why parental guilt should be put into perspective, you may be able to avoid these issues and help your child get through the divorce process. Here are some tips that can help protect your child from the effects of divorce-related guilt:

  • Be honest - Your kids can tell that you feel bad about the divorce, but voicing your emotions out loud can put them in a difficult position where they may feel the need to protect your feelings. You will want to be thoughtful about how you word things. Do not apologize for splitting up with your spouse when you know it is the best option for your family. Instead, apologize for the pain that it is causing your child. This approach lets them know that their hurt is your hurt, and it encourages them to accept the changes for what they are.

  • Learn to manage difficult emotions - Grief, anxiety, and depression can become addicting. As strange as that sounds, the truth is that when you spend a long time being upset, you can actually begin to feel guilt about potential happiness. That feeling is often intensified if your child is in pain. However, your child is more likely to move forward and heal if they see that you are starting to seem happy. Even if you feel guilty or sad about your divorce, it is important to find ways to enjoy your new life.

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