Boutique law firm will help you be Legally Ready in the areas of Injury, Bankruptcy, Real Estate Closings or Mediation

Facing a legal event as difficult as a bankruptcy, a serious injury, or even the stress of a real estate transaction can be a difficult experience. With the help of an experienced and easy to talk to attorney, you can get the relief you need to cope and move forward with strength. At O'Connor Cadiz Law, we handle such matters with compassion and skill. We also believe in educating our clients about what is going on because our belief is that things are less stressful when you understand what is happening and can take back some measure of control. Be sure to ask for a free copy of our books and consumer guides - all designed to help you, or give us a call if you are ready to speak to a lawyer. Once you know your options, you will feel better. 

We are conveniently located in Schaumburg and Itasca, serving both DuPage, Cook, and Kane Counties. Don't go through it alone. 

Personal InjuryPersonal Injury

When you've been injured, the last thing you feel like dealing with is insurance companies and the legal aspect of your personal injury. We are here to take much of the worry away from you. To begin with, you will want to know if you even need a lawyer and what happens after you've been hurt. It is crucial that you speak to a lawyer as early in the process as possible, before you make a mistake that can't be undone. The insurance company is not your friend and their interests are opposed to yours, which is why it is so important to work with someone who understands the process and can be sure that you are treated fairly.  At our boutique firm, we believe that everyone is entitled be treated with utmost respect, empathy and understanding. You will never be treated as just another personal injury case.  We do not accept all cases and deliberately limit the number of cases that we handle, in order to make sure that every case is treated with the utmost care and attention. 

Uber and Lyft Accidents

Injuries from Uber or Lyft accidents work in the same way as other car accident claims but often have additional layers of complexity.  A thorough investigation of all the facts is critical in order to properly pursue a ride share claim if you were hurt in an accident involving Uber of Lyft. Whether you were the passenger, driver, pedestrian or in the other car, we can help. The good news is that Uber and Lyft have one million dollar insurance policies in place but they are hard to access since the drivers are not seen as employees. Knowing which insurance to use after establishing who was at fault is just one of many obstacles to overcome in these cases which is why you should consult with a Chicago area attorney for guidance. 

Trucking Accidents

Trucks are common on the many roadways in and around Chicago. Accidents with trucks can be very scary for the people involved, especially if you were in a car at the time. Serious injuries and even death is not uncommon and have to be taken just as seriously on the legal end. While truck drivers or the owners are often at fault, which is not always the case, it is still up to the injured party to prove fault and the exact cause can be tricky to pinpoint. Make sure that you are legally informed and protected from the very outset in order to increase the chances of a fair outcome. 

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents, or accidents involving getting hit by a car, are becoming more and more common in this age of distracted driving. Pedestrians have rights after an accident but are often unsure as to how to go about holding the at fault driver accountable. Common questions include which insurance company should the medical bills go to, what to do to start a claim, whether or not pedestrians can be found to be at fault, and how the process works. Get answers here if you’ve been injured as a pedestrian in the State of Illinois. 

Dog bites and Animal Attacks

The Illinois Animal Control Act hold dog and other pet owners legally responsible when someone is bitten or injured by an animal, provided that the dog was not provoked and the victim was someplace that he or she was legally allowed to be. Animal bites should be taken seriously as they often require medical treatment and can even be disfiguring. Many homeowners insurance policies will cover animal bites and injuries. 

Real Estate Closings: Selling or Buying a HomeReal Estate Closings: Selling or Buying a Home

Is it time to sell your home or buy a new home? No matter the reason for putting your home on the market or entering into a contract to buy a house, the decision is a big one. As the largest investment, purchase or sale that most people will ever make, it is important to make sure that not only are you getting a fair price, but that all of the other financial and legal aspects are handled correctly once you are under contract. You probably have a ton of questions about how it all works, especially if this is your first time buying or selling in Illinois. Forget about how your closings have gone in other states, Illinois is unique in how the transaction is handled.  Feel free to browse around my website for straightforward information written to answer your questions and familiarize you with the process of selling or buying a home.

Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

Broke? Stop Being Afraid of that Stack Of Bills- Get out of Debt with Bankruptcy for a better life! 

If you are wondering about bankruptcy, you are probably worried about your overwhelming debt. It is normal to worry, and to wonder what will happen in the weeks and months ahead in the face of deep financial struggles and an inability to pay your bills.  Will your paycheck be garnished? Do you face losing what you have? What will you tell your family? Now what? There may be a solution for you in bankruptcy. If you are visiting this site, chances are that it is time to explore your options. There are answers out there and you need to find out what they are and if any of those solutions are for right for you. You are already one step ahead by visiting my website, to get information about bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is not going to be the solution for everyone but for many people, it can be the answer that they have been hoping for as a way to financially start over.  I help people file for what is known as “Chapter 7” Bankruptcy or "Chapter 13" Bankruptcy. There are other kinds of bankruptcies and which kind you will file for (if any) is determined by your circumstances: the type of debt you have, what you are looking to accomplish, what you have, your income, etc. The majority of consumer (ie: individuals or families as opposed to businesses) will file for either a Chapter 7 or 13. 

MediationMediation

Litigation is very expensive. Divorces and other court cases in Illinois can drag on for years and drain your finances. You might not even get the result you wanted in court or end up settling for an outcome that you didn't want, because you were out of money and out of patience. Mediation can be a terrific alternative, if both parties are suitable candidates and mature enough to handle it. 

PrenupsPrenups

Prenuptial agreements, or prenups, are becoming more common. No longer for only the rich, smart couples see the value in taking basic steps to plan for all aspects of the future, even aspects that hopefully won't happen. Definitely at the bottom of the list in terms of fun insofar as wedding plans go, it could be the most important! You owe it to yourself and your bride or groom-to-be to take some time to learn about it and see if a prenup could be right for you. 

 

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Lawyer ReferralsLawyer Referrals

Its easy to find a lawyer. Its not so easy is to find the right lawyer for you and for your case. Likewise, not every client will be the right fit for every law firm.  The attorney client relationship is important, special, and entails mutual trust and respect.  Both lawyer and law firm should make sure that they are the right fit for each other before entering into an attorney-client professional relationship. If we can't help, we may be able to point you in the right direction. And if you are an attorney who has a client with a case that you don't handle or wish to find a Spanish speaking lawyer to refer a case to, please give us a call. We may be able to help.