Cook County, Illinois

Cook County is Illinois’ largest and most populous county with 5,240,700 residents and 946 square miles of land and 689 square miles of water. It shares the state’s beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline with Lake County and is the second most populous county in the United States after Los Angeles County in California. Nearly 41% of all Illinois residents live in Cook County, which includes over 130 incorporated municipalities, the largest of which is Chicago with close to 3 million people and approximately 54% of the population of Cook County. That part of the county outside Chicago’s city limits is divided into 30 townships, each of which includes various cities, towns and villages. Chicago, the third largest city in the United States, is the county seat and home to many famous attractions including the Art Institute of Chicago, Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry and America’s tallest building, the Willis Tower, 1451 feet tall and 110 stories.

Types of Cases We Handle in Cook County

For over a decade, our experienced attorneys have been helping clients seek justice including compensation for injuries they have sustained in Cook County as well as other counties in Illinois. We specialize in civil litigation including injuries resulting from nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect, such as, dehydration, lack of nutrition, bed sores, falls, bruises, abrasions, improper use of restraints, incorrect medication, sexual abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats or intimidation, wandering or elopement and theft or financial abuse, medical malpractice, such as, medication errors, failure to diagnose or misdiagnose, surgical errors and treatment mistakes, personal injury and wrongful death as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect, medical malpractice, hospital malpractice, police abuse or misconduct and car or truck accidents, employment discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and retaliatory discharge as well as other employment issues and police misconduct, such as, false arrest, wrongful search and seizure, excessive force, coerced confessions and racial profiling, wrongful conviction, violation of due process rights, unfair or abusive actions by other law enforcement agencies and teachers or private sector employees, First Amendment rights violations as well as other civil rights violations.

How We can Help You and Your Family

If someone’s intentional, careless or wrongful actions caused you or someone you love to be injured physically, emotionally or financially, or to have caused a loved one’s death, our attorneys will aggressively pursue your case to obtain justice and compensation for you and your family.

First, we will meet with you to discuss your case, answer your questions and advise you of your rights. We will then investigate the incident or events which have caused you injury, interview witnesses and gather all relevant evidence to prove your case. It may be necessary to hire experts to prove the actions of those that caused you or your family harm were negligent, intentional or unlawful. To prove the nature and extent of your damages, we may obtain your medical, employment and financial records and hire doctors, life care planners, economists and other experts.

Court Information

If it becomes necessary for us to file a lawsuit to protect your rights, depending upon the nature of your case, we will file it in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division or the Law Division of The Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, both of which are located in Chicago within walking distance from our offices.

The United States District Court has 50 judges and magistrates, most of who handle civil as well as criminal matters. After a case is filed in the District Court, a judge and magistrate are assigned to handle it until it’s’ completion, either by settlement or trial. Although civil cases in the District Court are governed by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Rules of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, each judge has his or her own set of rules to manage their courtroom, which dictate, among other things, how the case will proceed and when and how motions will be heard. Once your case has been filed and assigned a judge, you may find out about the judge and his or her courtroom rules by clicking here to access the District Court’s website.

The Circuit Court of Cook County is one of the largest unified court systems in the world. It has more than 400 judges and accepts more than 1.2 million cases each year for filing. The Court is divided into ten divisions and six geographic districts. The Law Division handles civil litigation matters only. Once a lawsuit is filed, it is assigned a motion judge who will handle the case until it is ready for trial, at which time, the case will be re-assigned to a trial judge. Cases proceed in accordance with the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure, the Illinois Supreme Court Rules and the Rules of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Information about the Law Division of The Circuit Court of Cook County can be found here.

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We invite you to review our website to learn about our experienced Attorneys, Settlements and Verdicts we have obtained on behalf of our clients and specific information about our various Practice Areas.

We handle all injury and death cases on a contingency basis, so we only get paid if we actually recover money for you.

Contact us and let us help you. Call 312-345-887 or contact us online.

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