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Steven Sigmond

Steven Sigmond

Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond
  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability
  • Illinois
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Biography

Steven A. Sigmond has been representing injured people in and around Chicago for over 30 years in personal injury cases, workers compensation cases and social security disability claims. After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1985, Steven A. Sigmond returned to his hometown of Chicago, where he spent the next four years working with law firms in and around the city, gaining important professional experience. In 1989, Mr. Sigmond founded his own practice, the Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond. Since then, he has represented thousands of clients in personal injury and workers compensation cases. His dedication to quality individual representation has made him one of the top personal injury lawyers in Chicago.
The Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond is based on these three core beliefs:
1 Open Communication:
Our firm builds strong relationships with our clients and our opponents through open and straightforward communication. Often problems between attorneys and clients, and problems between attorneys and other attorneys, result from a basic lack of effective communication. We work hard at returning phone calls and answering emails promptly.
2 Negotiate and Prepare:
Mr. Sigmond is a skilled negotiator and an experienced and accomplished trial attorney. "I believe that every effort must be made to resolve each client's case through negotiation, but we must be ready and willing to go to trial on each case as well. Thorough trial preparation makes for effective negotiation."
3 Individual Responsibility:
When Chicago Accident Lawyer Steven A. Sigmond takes your case, he will be your attorney from the initial free consultation through the day your case is completed. Individual responsibility for your case allows for effect representation with integrity, consistency and accountability.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Workers' Compensation
    Social Security Disability
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Steven A. Sigmond is pleased to provide a free initial consultation concerning personal injury, auto accidents, workers compensation and social security disability claims. Free consultations are directly with the attorney by telephone or email.
  • Contingent Fees
    There are no attorney fees for injured people until you collect. Attorney fees are 1/3 for personal injury, 20% for workers comp. For Social Security Cases, fees are 25 % of the past due benefits recovered up to a maximum of $6,000.00
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    If I can't get you anything, you don't owe me anything.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond
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Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond, founded 1989. Current location at 345 N. Canal #1208 since 2004
Education
University of Illinois College of Law
J.D. (1985) | Law
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.S. | Political Science
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Honors: Graduated with Honors in Political Science Deans List 4 straight years Awarded Charles E. Merriam Scholarship
Activities: Tau Epsilon Phi
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Awards
Top Contributor Award
Avvo
Complaint Free Award
Better Business Bureau
Top Ten Attorneys in Illinois
National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
Member
Current
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Chicago Bar Association
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Website
www.ChicagoAccidentLawyer.com
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered
Q. Can my employer contact my personal doctor over a personal injury requesting for a note to be changed
A: You have a right to privacy. However, often unrepresented people sign medical authorizations or waivers that specifically allow this type of contact without really understanding what they are agreeing to. You can insist that your employer and it's representatives have no communication with your doctor other than through formal subpoenas if that's what you want. That being said, you still need to be sending the employer copies of your medical records if you hope to continue receiving benefits. If you're not represented by an attorney, you really should be.
Q. If fired while on workers comp, can your lawyer fight to get your job back if it was an wrongful termination?
A: Getting your job back isn't normally something that a workers comp lawyer can fight for, because it isn't something that can be awarded at trial. However, in negotiation, you can always ask. You need to have been released back to work by your doctor before you can ask to have your job reinstated. Your post isn't clear regarding your current work-restrictions per your doctor. As far a attorney - client communications go, there is no hard rule hard rule as to how often contacts should occur. Twice a year does seem like not enough.
Q. If a vehicle is standing that got hit by another car can I sue the driver of the standing vehicle also
A: Liability is on the party that caused the accident, not the car that hit you. Although you CAN file suit against the driver of every car involved, you should first ask yourself, what is your good-faith basis for claiming that car was negligent.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond
345 N. Canal St
#1208
Chicago, IL 60606
Telephone: (312) 258-8188
Cell: (312) 258-8188
Fax: (312) 756-0902