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Appellate Court Reaffirms Requirement to Strictly Adhere to 735 ILCS 5/2-203

On September 11, 2017, the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District reaffirmed that plaintiffs must strictly adhere to 735 ILCS 5/2-203 if they wish to seek alternative service of process on a defendant. In Thompson v. Braggs, et. al. 2017 IL App (1st) 161329, the First District was tasked […]


Does the City of Chicago have a Duty to Inspect its Property?

The City of Chicago is vast, and stretches approximately 234 square miles.  Although this area is indeed vast, the City of Chicago still DOES have a duty to inspect and maintain its property, which includes streets and sidewalks, so that the public ways are free from unreasonably dangerous and defective conditions. For […]


Is Your Physician Legally Responsible for Your Opioid Addiction?

As the opioid epidemic reaches the forefront of political and media attention, some have started to ask whether prescribing physicians should bear some legal responsibility for the overwhelming cost of drug rehabilitation, and in the most tragic cases, overdose.  Currently, state attorneys general and some federal regulators are testing the […]


Cause for concern over some e-cigarettes going up in smoke?

Several cases have been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County against certain manufacturers and retailers of electronic cigarettes, otherwise known as “e-cigs.” Made popular by numerous celebrities, the use and production of e-cigs has skyrocketed in recent years as an alternative for people who want to quit smoking.  […]


If I am Unit #1 on the Police Report, Is the Car Accident Automatically My Fault?

Not necessarily. When police in Illinois complete an Illinois Traffic Crash Report to document a car accident, it seems they will generally list the driver they think to be more at fault as the “Unit #1” driver on the police report. But many times the police report doesn’t tell the whole […]


Social Media in Personal Injury Law

Since the birth of Social Media, people have integrated it into their every day lives. From Facebook to Twitter to Snapchat to Instagram, more and more people are sharing intimate details about their every day lives with anyone and everyone who has access to the internet. Social media can become very problematic […]


Know your insurance policy

If an ambulance is responding to an emergency and negligently causes an accident that hurts you, in most instances they are immune and you cannot recover for the damages they cause. According to the Emergency Medical Services Act (210 ILCS 50/3.150), and the Illinois Tort Immunity Act (745 ILCS 10/5-106), […]


Goldstein Bender & Romanoff Announces Move

Goldstein Bender & Romanoff is proud to announce that it is moving office locations. Currently located on the 26th floor of One North LaSalle Street in Chicago, Goldstein, Bender & Romanoff will move to a newly constructed, larger office on the 10th floor. We at Goldstein Bender & Romanoff are […]


Don’t Plan To Settle

One of the largest mistakes attorneys can make when practicing personal injury law is to expect a case to simply settle. Assuming a case will settle has disastrous results. For example, when an attorney thinks a case will settle he/she may not obtain all of the evidence required to win the case […]