Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond, PC

Chicago Accident Lawyer Sigmond has 25 years experience representing injury victims. We get results for people who have been injured!

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Firm Overview

Personal Injury, Workers Compensation

Example cases

• $363,853: Jury verdict in 2011 for a 59-year-old woman with a herniated disc at L4-5 following a collision between a CTA bus and a semi-truck.

• $220,000: Combined settlements in 2012 for an in-home healthcare worker injured while driving within the scope of employment ($100,000.00 personal injury settlement in addition to $120,000.00 workers comp settlement)

Main Office

Main
345 N. Canal Street
Suite 1208
Chicago  IL  60606

Phone
  • (312) 258-8188
Fax
  • (312) 756-0902

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, we offer a free initial consultation to anyone. We give free initial consultations every day. We can be reached by phone, email, or contact forms found on our websites. We do not set time limits on free consultations. We simply reserve the right to limit the consultation to what is reasonable, we will not give more than one free consultation regarding the same matter, and we prefer an initial consultation be done over the phone or through email before an office visit is scheduled.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

On workers compensation cases, we charge a 20% contingent fee in accordance with State Law.
On personal injury cases, we charge a 33.33% contingent fee and reserve the right to charge up to 40% on cases that proceed through litigation. All fees are set out in written contracts on the day of initial engagement. These fees are not negotiable.

Hourly Rates

Our firm concentrates in representing injury victims on a contingent fee basis

Office Information

Office Hours

We are open during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We work many more hours than those listed, but such extra hours are not regularly scheduled.

Office Manager

Patricia Chodor, legal secretary and legal assistant to Mr. Sigmond, has 20 years experience in the legal field and has been employed by our firm since 2007.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

None.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Some clients who have been hurt while working due to the negligence of someone other than a coworker may be able to successfully pursue both a personal injury and a workers compensation case based upon the same event. We would prefer to represent the client in all aspects, but will at times accept on an injury case or only a workers comp case when the client already has another attorney handling the other aspects of the case.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

When you retain the Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond, your attorney will be Steven A. Sigmond. At this firm, your case will NEVER be passed off to a rookie - I mean "associate" - on the basis of "cost-effectiveness". We do have a staff, and have employed legal secretaries, law clerks, paralegals, and even associate attorneys at times. However, cases are never assigned away from Steven A. Sigmond to other individuals, only particular tasks or assignments. We believe that clients who hire a law firm for the skill and experience of a particular lawyer should get exactly that.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

We are willing to use alternative dispute resolution, including mediation or arbitration, as well as negotiation, in order to speed up the process of getting our clients the results they deserve, in almost every case. Although proud of our record of success in jury trials, we see trial work only as a means to an end. We make every possible effort to resolve every case in a fast and fair manner. However, when a negotiated resolution is not possible, we always stand ready for trial.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

We offer free consultations to the public through a variety of organizations, and free legal service to a limited number of non-profit organizations.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

The high level of skill, experience and personal connection that Steven A. Sigmond offers to each client of his firm distinguishes the Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

At the Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond, we like when our clients know their rights. The State of Illinois Publishes a free, comprehensive pamphlet explaining the workers compensation, which is always available at our office. Additionally, we have published guides concerning, "what should I do if I've been injured in an accident", and "what are my rights if I've been hurt at work?" which can be found on our firm websites, www.siglaw.com and www.chicagoaccidentlawyer.com

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

We always offer a free initial consultation to anyone, and that can include review of documents.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We always offer a free consultation to anyone, but only one. With over 25 years experience practicing law, I simply don't believe that anybody is well-served by attempting to represent themselves against an experienced insurance defense lawyer. That is not something that I will encourage.

Steven Sigmond

Established in 1989, the Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond has successfully represented thousands of injury victims in the greater Chicago area. Steven A. Sigmond has over 60 jury verdicts to his credit individually, with experience not only in auto accidents and workplace injuries but also truck accidents, bicycle accidents, dog bites, medical malpractice, civil rights, and construction accidents, in both State and Federal Court as well as the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission.

When you retain the Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond, your attorney will be Steven A. Sigmond. At this firm, your case will NEVER be passed off to a rookie - I mean "associate" - on the basis of "cost-effectiveness". We do have a staff, and have employed legal secretaries, law clerks, paralegals, and even associate attorneys at times. However, cases are never assigned away from Steven A. Sigmond to other individuals, only particular tasks or assignments. We believe that clients who hire a law firm for the skill and experience of a particular lawyer should get exactly that.

License
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    Illinois , 1985

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Articles Written

Job Status of Injured Workers Secure After Supreme Court Case

Created On: 03/04/2010

"Can they fire me for filing a workers compensation claim?"  That is a question I get asked fairly often when interviewing new clients who are considering filing a workers' compensation...

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