Bill Status of SB2159 98th General Assembly
Short Description: CIV PRO-ADMISSABILITY-PHOTOS
Sen. Jason A. Barickman
| 1/13/2015||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
|735 ILCS 5/Art. VIII Pt. 29 heading new|
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that in an action concerning a motor vehicle accident in which a personal injury or property damage is in issue, a photograph of a motor vehicle or other property is deemed relevant and admissible into evidence if authenticated by a lay or occurrence witness with personal knowledge that the photograph accurately portrays the vehicle or property as it appeared before or after the accident. Provides that it is not necessary that an expert or opinion witness testify about the photograph's relevance or any correlation between the vehicular or property damage and the claimed injury which may have been caused by the incident which caused the property damage.