Mark Leonard Karno’s Answers

Mark Leonard Karno

Aurora Wrongful Death Attorney.

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  1. Is a car insurance company in IL required to pay for damages incurred by a hit-and-run driver?

    Answered 10 days ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Mark Leonard Karno
    3. Christopher William Holwell
    4. Matthew Charles Friedman
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You would need Comprehensive property damage coverage to cover your vehicle damage. Your uninsured motorist coverage only covers bodily injury claims unless you had paid for an uninsured property damage coverage which would be redundant to the Comprehensive coverage.

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  2. Who is responsible for damages in this situation?

    Answered 23 days ago.

    1. Mark Leonard Karno
    2. Matthew Charles Friedman
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
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    There are two issues. Are you responsible for the injured parties' injuries and damages and who will pay to fix your car. Since your friend's son was not a permissive user of the car then you are not legally responsible nor will your insurance cover the injured parties' claim. If you had collision and/or comprehensive coverage then your insurance carrier should probably pay to fix the car. If you let your insurance lapse then your friend will have to pay you for the damage to the car.

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  3. Do i need to share my info after car accident?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Turn this matter over to your insurance carrier ASAP. You do not want to give them an excuse to deny coverage for late notice of the claim. I would also reach out to the police officer who called you and let him know that this was a minor contact and that you did not even think the other driver was going to make a report due to very minor nature of the contact, especially if you did not have any visible damage to your vehicle.

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  4. Do I need a lawyer?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Matthew Charles Friedman
    2. Romas K. Mockaitis
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    Pass the notices along to your insurance carrier who will hire a lawyer to represent you should you be sued. Your auto insurance policy will provide you with a defense and indemnify you from this claim up to the limits of your insurance policy. Just make sure that you give them timely notice of the claim and do nothing to jeopardize their defense of the claim so that you do not give them any policy defenses to deny coverage of the claim.

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  5. I was hurt in a gym around september 24th 2012. What is the deadline to file a claim against the gym/manufacturer of equipment

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Burton A. Padove
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    The threshold question in gym injury cases is whether you signed a waiver of liability form when you entered the gym or started your membership there. The next question is whether you can prove that the equipment was defective. Not every gym injury is due to defective equipment. It could have been due to improper maintenance of the equipment which could be covered by the waiver of liability form that you probably signed. Regards, Mark L. Karno 33 North La Salle Street, Suite 2600, Chicago,...

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  6. When settling out of court from a small claims personal injury case, which parties need to sign the Release of All Claims?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Richard W. Warner
    3. John L. Schroeder
    4. Mark Leonard Karno
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    The injured party bringing the claim should sign.

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  7. I left nursing home, wanted my civil records and they refused me. now they want to charge me $400.00 to get my records.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Mark Leonard Karno
    4. Jason Ellison Harris
    5. Bruce Ward Bain
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    If you were a patient in a nursing home then they can charge you for your medical records based upon a flat fee plus a per page rate which is governed by statute in Illinois. If you have an injury claim for something that occurred in the nursing home then you should immediately consult with an attorney who represents clients in nursing home neglect cases. My law firm regularly handles these claims and I would be happy to direct you.

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  8. Can someone cancel an insurance claim without you?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jason Ellison Harris
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Karen Linda Shishem
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    His recourse is to hire a lawyer to investigate whether the statute of limitations will permit him to pursue his independent claims. If the statue of limitations has not yet run and there is insurance with either the at fault driver or as an uninsured motorists claim then he still has his right to proceed with his claims.

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  9. Will I get nothing from my personal injury case?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Bryan J. Kirsch
    3. Burton A. Padove
    4. Sean C. Burke
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    In the usual scenario, BCBS normally pays "in network" medical providers a contract rate and not the full face value of a doctor or hospital bill. Sometimes they only pay as little as 30 percent of the face value of a bill. Under the terms of the BCBS insurance policy, there is usually a contractual right of reimbursement. (Although I have seen at least one Plan that did not have any reimbursement provision). This is known as the legal doctrine of Subrogation. This typically requires the...

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  10. Iwas in car\Parking lot whenlarge electical pole hit the car Is the car insurance responsible for any of my medical bills?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Mark Leonard Karno
    2. Benjeman L. Nichols
    3. Raphael Samuel Moore
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    If you have Medical Pyments coverage on your automobile insurance policy then you should get at least some of your medical bills covered. More importantly, you may have a claim against the property owner for failure to maintain their property. That claim may entitle you to seek damages for your medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of normal life, lost earnings and any disfigurement. Let me know if I can answer any more questions that you may have. Mark L. Karno Mark L. KARNO & Assoc....

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