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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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276 Questions Answered

Q. are electricity bill is $629.00 and our house is still freezing and the land Lord is a jerk no ceiling in the bathroom
A: You are likely entitled to a remedy, but the best course of action is dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the location of the apartment, and whether or not it is subject to the RLTO. In any event, I recommend organizing everything in your possession relevant to this matter, including your lease, and consulting with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, and after a thorough review of the facts can advise as to the best course of action moving forward.
Q. What legal rights do we have against a Contractor?
A: Your legal rights are dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the precise terms of the contract and the nature of the issues you are having with your home. That being the case, I recommend you organize everything in your possession related to this matter, 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 obtain the opinion and guidance of an experienced professional. In addition, I recommend acting quickly, as you may be running into some statute of limitation issues if you are to plead statutory violations against the contractor if certain representations were made over 2 years ago.
Q. Contract for deed void because of missing and wrong info on contract? It's also only a 4 year contract.
A: There are several issues based on the facts presented. Illinois has very strict requirements when it comes to contracts for deed, or installment land contracts. If all of the requirements are not met, it can be deemed voidable by the court, which could entitle the previous buyer to all funds paid towards the contract. That said, I recommend organizing the contract, as well as everything else that is relevant to this matter, and consulting with an attorney. After a thorough review of the facts, a knowledgeable attorney can advise as to the best course of action moving forward.
Q. Do I have the right to pull his fence on my property?
A: Assuming the survey clearly shows the fence is on your property, you have every right to remove it off of your property. That said, there are practical considerations to take into account when dealing with a neighbor. Thus, I recommend organizing everything in your possession relevant to this matter, including the survey, and consult with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, and can act as an intermediary to reach an amicable resolution prior to filing formal court proceedings which can potentially cost you and your neighbor time, stress, and money.
Q. If I develop depression as a result of being bed-ridden after two surgeries from a car accident, is that something I can
A: Yes, you can certainly sue for damages based on depression so long as your attorney can prove it is proximately caused by the accident in question. Therefore, I recommend seeking treatment related to the depression if you have not done so already. After seeking treatment, I recommend you organize everything in your possession related to this matter, including all medical records and bills, and consult with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, and will represent you on a contingent basis if your case has merits, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the representation and guidance of an experienced professional who will assist in maximizing your recovery.
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. 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. What type of evidence should I try to preserve after a multi-car accident that caused me injuries?
A: If you were involved in a multi-car accident and sustained injuries, you should first and foremost obtain all medical treatment necessary. Next, you should hire a personal injury attorney. Do not make any statements until you are represented by an attorney. Many of us offer free consultations, and will represent you on a contingent basis if your bodily injury claims have merit, so it will not cost you anything to obtain the representation and guidance of an experienced professional to ensure you maximize your recovery. In the meantime, make sure you have pictures, a crash report, and all medical records and bills organized so you can move forward as efficiently as possible.
Q. I was involved in a car accident 10/19/2018. No liscence or insurance...
A: I am terribly sorry to hear this. First and foremost, you and all of the passengers in the vehicle should seek all necessary medical attention immediately. Next, you should consult with a personal injury attorney to discuss details surrounding this matter. An attorney would have to view far more details than what is provided in the question in order to ascertain liability in such an instance. Many of us offer free consultations and will represent you and the passengers on a contingent basis if your claims have merit, so it will not cost you or any of the passengers anything out of pocket to obtain the representation and guidance of an experienced professional who will work with you to maximize your claims. Also, I recommend acting quickly and refraining from speaking with insurers until you are represented by counsel.
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