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The Car Accident Claims Process in Illinois

As the nation and the state of Illinois recover from the lockdowns and restrictions of the pandemic, people are returning to the roads at near record levels, according to the National Safety Council. Miles traveled rose 11 percent in 2021 from the year before and stood at just 1 percent below 2019 pre-pandemic levels.

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U.S. Supreme Court Decision McDonald, et al. v. Chicago
Terry Dodds

I have received some comments under previous unrelated posts regarding the United States Supreme Court’s decision released Monday, June 27, 2010, captioned McDonald, et al. v. Chicago, Illinois

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Blog Relating to Smell of Cannabis for PC
Terry Dodds

Recently while reading an email that I receive daily from the Illinois State Bar Association I was alerted to a case that caught my attention written about by Alfonso Cerna of WQAB8 News, located in Moline, IL, and owned by TEGNA Inc. Mr. Cerna was writing about a case he was covering in the Circuit Court of Whiteside County titled People v. Vincent Molina.

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New Illinois Prejudgement Interest Act
Terry Dodds

In January 2021, the Illinois General Assembly finally passed legislation to enable Illinois Personal Injury Claimants to collect prejudgment interest in cases which resulted in bodily injury.

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Il Police Officer Seeking Workers Compensation Benefits Awarded Surgery & Benefits
Terry Dodds

On February 17, 2009, Officer Michael Toles of the Bolingbrook Police was working when he claimed he injured his back. Officer Toles filed a workers compensation claim. The Application for Adjustment of Claim alleged that he injured his back while he was lifting his duty bag at home into his personal vehicle.

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7th Circuit Holds Stop for Ordinary License Plate Bracket Unreasonable Pursuant to IV Amendment
Terry Dodds

United States v. Flores, 1) – IL Traffic Stop for License Plate Bracket Unreasonable Pursuant to IV Amendment

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Saying Goodbye to One of My Mentors
Terry Dodds

Had to say goodbye to one of my mentors today. He was not only a mentor, but a friend, someone who took me under his wing, and someone who was later able to refer to me as colleague in his profession; thanks partially to his guidance.

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Mcdonald, Et Al. V. City of Chicgo, Illinois – A Highly Anticipated Decision Regarding Your Second Amendment Rights
Terry Dodds

I have received some comments under previous unrelated posts regarding the United States Supreme Court’s decision released Monday, June 27, 2010, captioned McDonald, et al. v. Chicago, Illinois, a monumental Supreme Court decision relating to 2nd Amendment Rights, specifically the right to possess handguns.

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“Sexting”! What Is All This “Sexting” About Anyway?
Terry Dodds

The Illinois Legislature is considering making “SEXTING” a crime. What is it “SEXTING” you ask?

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Spoofed Phone Number Claiming to Be Representative of Dodds Law Office
Terry Dodds

Recently our Law Office, located in Bloomington, Illinois, has Received a Multitude of Calls Claiming that Someone from our Office with a Very Thick Foreign Accent Calling from a Number with a (309) Area Code Represents Our Office.

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