How to prepare Jury Trial hearing and its paperwork at small claim court in Chicago, Illinois?

I got car accident, fortuntely I didnt get hurts, only my car got big damages, the fault driver’s insurance refused to pay me full repairs. only very little portion of repair estimates. my insurance policy is liability only, I do not have money to pay the full repairs. So i hv to sue faultdriver at small claim court. Now it will be final step – Jury Trial hearing. The defendent got attorney who was hired by his insurance, I do not hv attorney since my case is too small, only property damage without personal injury. no attorney would like to take it. I won the Arbitration hearing, but the defendent attorney filed appeal to the court against the arbitration decision. Now I dont know how to prepare Jury Trial hearing and paper including 1, opening statement of case; 2, Jury instruction; 3, Motions in Limine; 4, Additional questions i’d like court to ask during voir dire; 5, Settlement offers; 6, Settlement Autority. Who can advice me how to write those papers and what to speak?
I did call bar association to talk with their referal attorneys,nobody wanna take my case or even further talk in details with me.

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3 Responses to “How to prepare Jury Trial hearing and its paperwork at small claim court in Chicago, Illinois?”

  1. mike g Says:

    its time to talk to a lawyer since the case is going to a jury trial

  2. TOMMY Says:

    u r beuatiful

  3. The Man Says:

    An opening statement is just a summary of what you intend to prove. It is not an argument as to why you should win. Just the facts, ma’am.
    There is a book containing model jury charges which the judge has in his possession. Talk to the judge’s law clerk about copying the jury charges.
    Motions in Limine concerning evidential issues that are decided before the jury is impaneled – usually because they are complicated. I doubt you will have any complicated evidential issues requiring a motion in limine. Perhaps, the admissibility of the police report.
    Don’t worry about additional questions for voir dire, the judge will ask the most relevant questions.
    Don’t worry about settlement offers or authority, that’s for the defendant. You probably should have a demand amount ready for the judge, which could be the amount awarded in arbitration as that has the appearance of objective fairness and will be difficult for the defense attorney to refute. Good luck.