Burton A. Padove’s Answers

Burton A. Padove

Hammond Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 16
  1. I had car accident back in june & it has already been settld but now im havin neck issues can I still go back on the othr party

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Burton A. Padove
    2. Joseph Andrew Brabender IV
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    4. Steven Adam Sigmond
    5. J. Richard Kulerski
    6. ···
    11 lawyer answers

    If you settled the property damage only, you can still proceed. If you settled the personal injury part of your claim, you cannot now go back. If you are not sure, have an attorney review your documents.

    Selected as best answer

  2. Flipped Jeep March 2012 had car insurance and the lady is now sueing him for "medical" bills? how is this possible?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Burton A. Padove
    2. Michael David Myers
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. C. Donald Briggs III
    5. Gintare Grigaite
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Indiana law prohibits a direct lawsuit against a driver's insurer by another driver. Therefore, the lawsuit must name the other driver, in this case, your boyfriend. He needs to send a copy of the lawsuit papers to his insurer right away. He should also call them and let them know that he has been sued. They will hire a lawyer to defend him and pay any judgment or settlement up to the amount of policy coverage.

    17 lawyers agreed with this answer

  3. Slip and fall

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Chen Kasher
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Burton A. Padove
    5. Jonathan P. Groth
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Your attorney has had your case for many years. He is in afar better position than anyone on here to make recomendations to you. Meet with the attorney and ask hi to explain why a settlement is the best route to pursue.

    17 lawyers agreed with this answer

  4. Can i sue my brother's doctor for wrongful death if he left a wife behind and I was not his POA?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. John Reid Malkinson
    2. Richard Marc Katz
    3. David Herman Hirsch
    4. Miguel Amador
    5. Burton A. Padove
    6. ···
    13 lawyer answers

    Our condolences. It sounds like you were very close to your brother. I agree with the other counsel. However, to be more specific, you can open an estate and seek to be appointed as personal representative. If approved, you can proceed to file suit on behalf of the Estate. There is a specific procedure in Illinois that would permit you to be appointed for the sole purpose of filing the lawsuit. I suggest that you contact a licensed Illinois attorney and obtain a consultation. If...

    16 lawyers agreed with this answer

  5. My daughter was passenger in car and the driver was charged with DUI he hit a tree and , does she have claim for bodily harm ?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Burton A. Padove
    3. J. Richard Kulerski
    4. Steven Andrew Kozicki
    5. Mark Dean
    6. ···
    13 lawyer answers

    Yes. Contact an injury lawyer for a free consultation. Injury lawyers take these cases on a no recovery no fee basis so you have nothing to lose. Good luck and I hope that your daughter makes a full and quick recovery.

    16 lawyers agreed with this answer

  6. Had hip replacement on 5-8-11 it was wrong I just had a total hip revision 21 days ago I live in fl this was in IL what to

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Burton A. Padove
    2. Chen Kasher
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. Jason Andrew Marker
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    You need to contact an attorney as sons as possible as there is a two year statute of limitations-which can be tolled ( extended) under certain circumstances that are fact specific. You may be able to proceed but must see an attorney immediately. You should have all medical records from both surgeries and office records from the initial surgeon. I can't emphasize this enough-see a lawyer immediately.

    15 lawyers agreed with this answer

  7. Wife and I were in a car wreck about a year and a half ago. My wife was 8 weeks pregnant.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Burton A. Padove
    2. Bradley D. Harville
    3. Samuel Cohen
    4. C. Donald Briggs III
    5. Michael R Varble, Esq.
    6. ···
    12 lawyer answers

    How fortunate that the baby is doing well! That being said, this forum is really designed for general questions and not fact specific inquiries about case values. There is no common formula for evaluating a claim anymore since the insurance companies now use computers and software to evaluate a case. There are way too many variables involved for any type of accurate estimate based on a paragraph submission. Lawyers review medical records, bills, life expectancy, other similar cases, the...

    15 lawyers agreed with this answer

  8. My father was driving my truck on highway I had just finished paying off. He was rear-ended by a trucker. My insurance wont pay

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Jonathan Paul Crannell
    2. Burton A. Padove
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    4. Jonathan P. Groth
    5. Francis M Smith
    6. ···
    12 lawyer answers

    Ask your insurer to state in writing why he is not a covered driver. Since he was rear ended, why havent you made a claim against the trucking company since they may be at fault. Hopefully, your father was not hurt.

    15 lawyers agreed with this answer

  9. I broke my leg at work do to a accident. How much should I ask for from my employers insurance as a settlement.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Burton A. Padove
    2. John Gus Zgourides
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. David James Steele
    5. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    5 lawyer answers

    Someone is giving you some pretty poor advice. If you are making a claim against your employer, that is known as a workers compensation claim. Pain and suffering is not an element of a worker's compensation claim. If some other company constructed the cement wall that collapsed and you are not barred from filing a suit against that company, you might be entitled to pain and suffering. I suggest that you seek representation fromm a local injury/comp lawyer.

    15 lawyers agreed with this answer

  10. Car Accident Doctor Note (Doctors Not Helping)

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Burton A. Padove
    2. Evan Matthew Oshan
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Larry Alan Apfelbaum
    5. Kevin Coluccio
    5 lawyer answers

    A different physician with a more detailed history with the additional symptoms that you now could be related to the accident would be helpful. An argument could easily be made that the earlier doctor's opinions were premature. You should contact a victim's attorney as soon as possible. Most, like myself and others on AVVO provide free consultations. Good luck.

    Selected as best answer

Call now for a free consultation.

219-836-2200