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Steve McCann

Steve McCann

Ball & McCann, P.C.
  • Real Estate Law, Personal Injury, Landlord Tenant...
  • Illinois
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  • Real Estate Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Consumer Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Business Law
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  • Free Consultation
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  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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  • English
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Ball & McCann, P.C.
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Education
Hamline University School of Law
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Awards
CALI Award
Hamline University School of Law
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar # 6318252
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Chicago Bar Association
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Speaking Engagements
Know Your Rights- Public Speaker, Street Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
Minnesota Justice Foundation
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Certified Mediator
Minnesota Mediators
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267 Questions Answered

Q. I signed my lease and never got a copy of it?
A: You have a couple of options based on the facts provided, but the most suitable option is dependent on facts that are not provided here, such as your goals in the matter (i.e. if you want to terminate the lease, etc...) and if your lease is subject to the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance. That said, I recommend you organize everything in your possession related to this matter, and consult with an attorney individually to explore your options. Also, if your lease is subject to the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance, you may be able to recover attorney's fees and other penalties, so there is minimal risk to you to consult with counsel to ensure you make informed decisions moving forward.
Q. What types of injuries qualify as medical malpractice rather than just risks assumed by a procedure you undergo?
A: This is a very fact specific determination that cannot possibly be answered with specificity based on the limited facts provided. Thus, if you believe you have sustained injuries as a result of medical malpractice, I recommend organizing all medical records and bills, and consult with an attorney individually for a consultation so you can obtain a comprehensive evaluation.
Q. A contractor took my deposit over 10k and never performed work, will not provide refund, said he no longer wants to talk
A: You have a couple of options, but the best option is dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the terms of the contract, and details about the contractor's company. That being the case, I recommend you organize everything in your possession regarding this message, including the contract, and consult with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the opinion of an experienced professional. Also, I recommend acting quickly if it has been nearly two years, and your options will only minimize the more time that lapses.
Q. I was sold a vehicle which I was told had no damage . i later found out in had frame damage.Can I sue for product liab?
A: It is certainly possible you have a viable cause of action, as well as the ability to recover for the personal injuries sustained. However, the chances of recovery are dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the details around the collision and the applicability of various warranties and insurance policies. That being the case, I recommend you first seek all of the medical attention necessary. Next, I recommend you organize everything in your possession that is relevant to this matter, and consult with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, and if your claims have merit, will represent you on a contingent basis, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the opinion and guidance of an experienced professional who will work with you to add value to your claims.
Q. Hi I was wondering if a tenant has to leave his apartment because of a pest control issue and someone burglarizes
A: It is certainly possible a tenant can leave an apartment due to pest control issues and burglaries, as there is an implied warranty of habitability in every lease in Illinois. In addition, there may be added protections to the tenant if the apartment is in Chicago and subject to the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance. That being the case, I recommend organizing all documents relevant to this matter, including the lease, and consulting with a landlord tenant attorney to explore the best course of action moving forward.
Q. My husband passed away and legally left me his business. Do I still need a lawyer to sell the building?
A: There are a variety of scenarios that are possible based on the limited facts provided, but all solutions should begin with consulting an attorney to ensure the transaction is done correctly and efficiently. There can be probate implications, contractual implications and the like. Many of us offer free consultations, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the representation and guidance of an experienced professional.
Q. Is contingency allowed for a 22.1 disclosure negotiable, or timebound? Does buyer have an out on this basis til closing
A: It depends on the language in the contract and the basis for justifying the buyer terminating the contract based on the 22.1 disclosures, as it is a fact specific determination. I recommend asking the attorney representing you in this transaction for his or her opinion on this matter, as they are in the best position to assist you based on their presumed familiarity of the transaction. If you are not represented by an attorney, you should hire one immediately. Many of us offer very reasonable flat rate fees for closings, and the value and security we can add to the transaction can save you a great deal of time and money in the long run that far outweighs the fee.
Q. What action can I take against a general contractor who did not get the permits he promised me for our home remodel?
A: Your options are dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the terms of the contract with your GC and the representations your GC made regarding obtaining the requisite permits. That being the case, I recommend organizing everything in your possession regarding this matter, including all contracts and written communications with the GC, and consulting with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the opinion and guidance of an experienced professional.
Q. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident but weren't wearing a helmet can that hurt your case?
A: It certainly possible that not wearing a helmet in a motorcycle accident, but the affect of that fact is dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the nature and extend of your injuries. More importantly, do you have an attorney representing you in this matter? If you do not, you should retain one immediately. Do not make any statements until you are represented by counsel. Many of us offer free consultations, and will represent you on a contingent basis, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the representation and guidance of an experienced professional who will work with you to maximize your recovery.
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