First-Ever Remote Civil Jury Trial In Illinois

A remote civil jury trial – the first in Illinois, to be conducted in Lake County – will occur next week. The Elman Joseph Law Group will serve as plaintiff attorneys in this first-ever remote civil jury trial.

This “virtual” trial is discussed in the February 10, 2021 Lake Forest – Lake Bluff Patch article titled “Jury Trials Returning To Lake County For 1st Time Since COVID-19.” An excerpt from this article:

In-person jury trials are set to resume in Lake County next month for the first time since the emergence of coronavirus in Illinois. But first, the county is scheduled to make “virtual” history.

While hearings have been proceeding via Zoom video teleconferencing software for nearly a year, the six-person panel scheduled to be seated Wednesday to render a verdict on a civil case involving a traffic crash in Mundelein will mark the first remote jury trial in Illinois history, according to a court spokesperson.

This remote civil jury trial pertaining to the Mundelein traffic crash involves a plaintiff who alleges injuries due to a vehicle collision. The plaintiff’s vehicle was “rear-ended” by another vehicle whose driver had bumped the back of the plaintiff’s vehicle after the driver had reached down to pick up a cookie that had fallen to the floor of the vehicle.

Neither vehicle sustained damage during the collision. The plaintiff did not believe she was injured at the time of the accident. However, after she went to Target she felt pain in the back and neck, and went to the Emergency Room (ER) for medical evaluation and treatment.

After this hospital visit she had physical therapy (PT) for four months. She is seeking injury compensation related to the traffic accident. The defense hired an expert witness – a nurse billing expert – who will testify that the medical bills are excessive and unreasonable.

Additional details regarding this remote civil jury trial can be seen in the article mentioned above.

The Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC is an Illinois personal injury law firm. Over the last 25+ years, the firm has won many high settlements and court verdicts. As well, the firm’s lawyers have received awards for their achievements.

This success has involved a wide range of Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases. Various notably successful lawsuits and awards granted to the firm are discussed on the “Illinois Personal Injury Case Results And Litigation Capabilities” page.


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