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Steve McCann

Steve McCann

Ball & McCann, P.C.
  • Real Estate Law, Personal Injury, Landlord Tenant...
  • Illinois
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Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Consumer Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Business Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
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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
Certifications
Certified Mediator
Minnesota Mediators
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252 Questions Answered

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.
Q. can I sue my boss for work comp I fell on the job in the pool area slip on water went to er nothing broke just bruised
A: It is possible, but the viability of your claims are dependent on very specific facts that are not provided, such as the nature of the fall, if warnings were present, and the knowledge of your employer to name a few. That said, I recommend organizing everything in your possession related to this matter, including pictures and medical records, and consulting with an attorney individually for a consultation.
Q. What kinds of compensation can I ask for in my defective product liability claim?
A: It is impossible to know what a claim is worth without knowing a great deal of more facts surrounding the claim, including the nature of the defective product, and the damages sustained. That said, I recommend organizing everything you have in your possession relevant to this matter, including all pictures, bills, and records, and consulting with an attorney individually so we can help you gain a better understanding as to the amount of compensation you should demand.
Q. What is court-annexed arbitration? Does that means I'm not allowed to litigate my claim?
A: No. Depending on the court, you are likely required to participate in an arbitration in good faith prior to proceeding to trial. Assuming the arbitration is court mandated and not mandated by contract, if you or the other party do not agree with the arbitration award, you can reject it and proceed to trial. That said, arbitrations are highly technical, and it is highly advised you consult with an attorney immediately, as there are deadlines and notice requirements that must be met.
Q. Should I talk to a lawyer first before talking to the nurse at work about my workers comp which she is in charge of
A: I am terribly sorry to hear this. Yes, you should absolutely talk with a lawyer, and you should do so as soon as possible. Do not make any recorded or written statements until you speak with an experienced attorney. Your injuries are very serious, and you need an attorney to ensure you take the best course of action moving forward to ensure you obtain the recovery you deserve. 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 have an experienced attorney working for you to ensure your recovery is maximized.
Q. The person who rear-ended me wanted me to give a statement to their insurance company over the phone at the site of the
A: Do not give a statement without first discussing this matter with an attorney. First, you should obtain medical attention if you were injured after you were rear-ended. Next, you should consult with an attorney individually to discuss your options moving forward. Many of us offer free consultations, and if your case has merit, we will represent you on a contingent basis, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the guidance and representation of an experienced professional. We can guide you through the recovery process and ensure no mistakes are made, as insurance companies often times attempt to take advantage of non-represented parties, which is precisely what is happening here. Speak with an attorney who can answer your specific questions and add value to your case.
Q. Settle violation of fiduciary responsibility.
A: I understand the principle aspect of this situation, as you trusted these individuals with your money. That said, your options and remedies moving forward are dependent on very specific facts that are not provided here, such as your agreements you had with the relevant parties, and the communications you had regarding those agreements. As such, I recommend organizing everything in your possession related to this matter, 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 of an experienced professional who can advise as to your options moving forward.
Q. after signing a class action lawsuit settlement, can I change my mind because I have yet to receive a copy of my contrac
A: It is possible, but unlikely unless you have some type of valid defense such as duress or unconscionability. That said, I recommend asking the attorney and/or firm that is representing you in this matter, as they are in the best position to answer your questions due to their implied knowledge of the facts surrounding your situation.
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