Why should Public Act 102-0006, the new law signed by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker on May 28, 2021 matter to you? The law becomes effective July 1, 2021. The short answer to why it should matter to you is that on certain personal injury claims, 6% prejudgment interest will accrue. What Does Prejudgment Interest Apply to and How Does it Work? Prejudgment interest applies to specific types of injury claims, namely those cases based upon negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, intentional misconduct, or strict liability. That means that prejudgment interest accrues if the judgment on the case (the verdict in… Continue Reading Does This Interest You?