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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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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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259 Questions Answered

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.
Q. At fault insurance company in auto accident won't pay subrogate claim amount. I'm out $1000.00 deductible. HELP
A: Did you sustain bodily injuries as a result of the collision? If so, I recommend organizing everything in your possession related to this matter, including the crash report and medical records, and consulting with a personal injury attorney. Many of us offer free consultations and will represent you on a contingent basis in relation to your bodily injuries, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the representation of an experienced professional. If you were not injured, I recommend consulting with an attorney familiar with insurance law and bad faith claims. If American Access is denying the claim without a justifiable reason, they may be in violation of the Illinois Insurance Code, which would entitle you to a remedy.
Q. How long does an insurance company have to pay out an accident settlement?
A: Generally speaking, an insurance company has 30 days from the date it received all settlement documentation. If it has been more than 30 days, it is in your best interest to discuss this matter with your attorney, and if you do not have one, I suggest consulting with one immediately.
Q. I countered to a workers comp proposal. It has been 1.5 months sense that counter.
A: You may never receive a counter, as you will never be taken seriously unless you are represented by an attorney. This is a common tactic used by adjusters I see all the time when dealing with unrepresented parties. Do yourself a favor, and hire an attorney immediately. Do not make another statement to the adjuster until you do. Many of us offer free consultations, and will represent you on a fixed contingent basis, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the guidance of an experienced professional who will work with you to ensure you do not get taken advantage of any further, and will also work to add value to your claim far in excess of his or her fees.
Q. If workers comp offered me settlement, I countered, 2 months have gone by with no response , should I reach out?
A: You are being taken advantage of because you are not represented by an attorney. This is commonplace for unrepresented parties. As such, I recommend organizing all information relevant to this matter, and consulting with a worker's compensation attorney immediately. Many of us offer free consultations, and will represent you on a capped contingent basis, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the guidance and representation of an experienced professional who will work with you to add value far in excess of his or her fees.
Q. Must proposal/contract of the roofing contractor be signed by both parties? Homeowner, signed but wants to cxl.
A: It is possible you can cancel without liability, but it depends on very specific facts that are not provided here, such as the precise language in the contract, the extent of the work performed, and other representations made by all parties involved. As such, I recommend organizing all documents relevant to this matter, including the contract, and consulting with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations and will advise as to the best course of action moving forward.
Q. I had to move out of my rental(broke lease) due to property being unlivable. Can i sue for security and rent
A: It is certainly possible, but the viability of prevailing and recovering in such a lawsuit is a very fact specific determination. That being the case, I recommend organizing everything in your possession related to this matter, including any pictures and communications with your previous landlord, and consulting with an attorney individually for assistance. A knowledgeable attorney will review the facts, and advise as to your options moving forward.
Q. I've been renting a duplex for 3 years. I asked about return deposit and landlord gave me a laundry list of repairs
A: Assuming the duplex was in Chicago and is subject to the RLTO, you may have a few different options. That said, it is an extremely technical analysis, and I highly recommend you consult with an attorney individually prior to discussing this matter with your landlord any further. Many of us offer free consultations, and will at the very least advise as to your options moving forward after reviewing some of the facts that are unique to your situation. As such, organize all information you have in your possession regarding this matter, including your lease, all pictures/videos, and all communications with your landlord, and reach out to an attorney individually for further assistance.
Q. I purchased 3 plots - 1 paid in full, 2 on contract. I tried to terminate the contracts due to financial difficulty.
A: Based on the facts provided, it seems that the seller is giving you the runaround, you have hit an impasse, and it is in your best interest to retain an attorney to assist you with next steps. You may be entitled to remedy, but an attorney will need to review the contracts, as well as all communications with the seller prior to providing you with a comprehensive evaluation of your options moving forward. That said, I recommend organizing everything you have in your possession related to this matter, including the contracts and written communications with the seller, and consulting with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, so it will not cost you anything to obtain the opinion and guidance of an experienced professional who can tailor his or her opinion based on the specific facts of this instance.
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