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Kevin Chandler Smith

Munster Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Will they let my husband out soon? Please help me.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kevin Chandler Smith
    2. Max Allen Keller
    2 lawyer answers

    Usually in Lake County when arrested they will set a bond based upon the offense. You should either call an attorney or call the jail (the main line at countey is 219-755-3000 and ask for the jail) and find out what the bond is. Hopefully you have the money to bond him out (based on your question I would think it wouldn't be more than $1,500). If you don't you will need an atty to file a motion for bond reduction which will take 48-72 hours to be heard. If you do bond him out, hire an atty...

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  2. I was ripped off by a friend on bogus deals, $18230. I do have a signed promissory note. Is it legal for me to tell his family?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kevin Chandler Smith
    2. Veronica L. Jarnagin
    3. Michael T Millar
    3 lawyer answers

    I can't think of any prohibition of telling his family, but you may open yourself up to him taking action against you for a perceived harm and it may not be worth the risk. If he lives with his family, sending a letter or the notice of suit may take care of having his family be aware. I would consult with an attorney to futher explore your options.

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  3. Should I sue my insurance company?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Angela Brown Swenson
    2. John Stephen Terry
    3. Kevin Chandler Smith
    4. Timothy E Fizer
    5. Michael David Babcock
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    There are a few questions that need answering but provided you have good insurance coverage on your daughter's vehicle your daughter and her friend should be able to recover for their injuries. The key to the question is whether or not the auto that hit your daughter has insurance. If it does and the driver had permission and it wasn't stolen you should be fine. If it didn't have insurance coverage your daughter's policy of uninsured motorist coverage most likely will cover for the injuries....

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  4. My wife and I signed a lease agreement (contract) for an apartment in Indiana for one year. We moved after 10 months.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kevin Chandler Smith
    2. Gregory Philip Bowes
    2 lawyer answers

    First and foremost it would be essential to review the lease to determine what your agreement with your landlord specifically states. Generally in this type of situation, landlords are expected to mitigate their damages, or as you mention, get the place rented out as soon as they can. If your landlord won't voluntarily return the month's rent you may have to sue him to have it returned. The lease, however, will be the controlling document unless it is silent on what happens to the rental...

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  5. I have a witness to a hit and run involving my parked car in apartment complex will that help with the burden of proof

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Zaheer A Shah
    2. Kevin Chandler Smith
    3. Timothy E Fizer
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4 lawyer answers

    Try getting the witness to give a recorded statement via your smart phone or other means to tape record or video record it. This will preserve the statement. Also take pictures you may need those down the road showing the paint transfer and damage. Make a police report. Many times the police will have a hit and run officer that will help you track down the person who hit you.

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  6. What do i do or say when i go to court

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Paul Stanko
    2. Kevin Chandler Smith
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3 lawyer answers

    No City Sticker made me think you may have lived in Chicago or Illinois where city stickers are common so the first issue to be determined is if you have an IL or IN license. Suspension of licneses in IN vs. IL are different and you would need an atty who practices in one or both states depending on the situation. The seatbelt tickets should be easily resolved or paid (they are no points on your license in Indiana). Insurance violation can be serious so seek the counsel of an attorney of your...

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  7. Does a contingency offer make a signed agreement not hold up if the seller wants to back out?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Kevin Chandler Smith
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    It all depends on the exact wording on the contract. If you are willing to fulfill the contingency (pay cash or otherwise indicate that the contingency is fulfilled) that would mean that you are ready to perform under the contract and could attempt to make the seller perform his end of the deal (for him to "specifically perform." Of course any advice you may get can't really be relied upon until you have an attorney review the contract. Given that this is a Michigan agreement you may want to...

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  8. I'm on probation for a felony what do I put on a job application?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mary Frances Higdon
    2. Kevin Chandler Smith
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a very common question. Ultimately it depends what the job application asks. If for example it asks "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?" You most likely would answer, Yes. It may say "have you ever been convicted of a felony involving theft or dishonesty?" Then, you may answer no. Also, in Indiana there is a statute that allows judgment of a class D felony to be entered as a misdemeanor, so that a felony judgment of conviction is not on your record. You may want to consult...

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  9. Will a sole membership LLC protect personal assets if a LLC that repairs equipment is sued for personal injury?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Terrence Marc Rubino
    2. Kevin Chandler Smith
    3. David J. McCormick
    3 lawyer answers

    Another thing to be aware of is that you should have a general liability policy with your insurance company that would most likely cover the LLC up to the limits of liability so that if the LLC is sued you should turn a copy of the lawsuit over to your insurance agent immediately. Most policies provide for the defense of the lawsuit and an attorney will be appointed for the company and will handle the defense of the lawsuit. The only time LLC assets would come into play would be if there is a...

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  10. I sold a car to an aquaintance.I wrote a contract.He has failed to pay for months.What can I do?Is the contract legal binding?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Kevin Chandler Smith
    2 lawyer answers

    Although it is a contract the end result may not be one that you are happy with. You can sue him for breach of contract and he may owe you money but getting the car back may be tough. Think about how car loan companies transact business--they hold the title until you make the last payment then they send it to you. That prevents you from transferring the vehicle before their lien is paid. Small claims sounds like the way to go. Go to the Porter County courthouse (actually you could probably...

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