Pamela Louise Pierro’s Answers

Pamela Louise Pierro

Chicago Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Hi, I was recently T-boned by an uninsured driver causing over 5-grand to my vehicle. I have full coverage....can

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Pamela Louise Pierro
    2. Nima Taradji
    3. Steven Abraham Amjad
    4. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    5. Jacob Adam Regar
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    9 lawyer answers

    Yes. If you have insurance you may have uninsured motorist coverage which allows you to recoup your damages from your own insurance company. You should definitely contact a lawyer

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  2. How long do I have to file a civil suit for an accident in a stadium in Chicago IL?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. John Justin Hansen
    3. Pamela Louise Pierro
    4. Nima Taradji
    5. Daniel G. Galivan
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    6 lawyer answers

    You have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.

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  3. Motion to Reconsider before Final Appealable Order?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Pamela Louise Pierro
    2. Robert Thomas Kuehl
    3. Omer Jaleel
    3 lawyer answers

    Absolutely and you SHOULD. You need to protect your rights. If the 30 days runs and you don't file a motion to reconsider, you WAIVE the right to file it. Your claims against each defendant are technically considered separate, though they are within one lawsuit. I presume the Motion to Dismiss was granted with prejudice, since you mentioned it was a final and appealable order. You should consider hiring an attorney for the best chance of success in your lawsuit.

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  4. Pleading - not guilty on a "failure to yield" when we believe the other party was at fault.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Pamela Louise Pierro
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    4. Joel H Schwartz
    4 lawyer answers

    I would recommend pleading "not guilty". If the other driver ends up filing a personal injury lawsuit (and even if they did not appear injured at the scene, many people do), an admission of guilt on the ticket can later be used in a personal injury suit. Many people don't realize this and simply pay the fine or accept the supervision as a matter of convenience, only later to learn the consequences. You can always put on your own evidence that it was the other person's fault, but a prior...

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  5. UMBI settlement with insurer and medical bills?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Pamela Louise Pierro
    2. Michael J Corbin
    2 lawyer answers

    I would recommend giving the insurance company access to your medical records by signing a HIPPA authoriation form, but limit the authorization to the facilities you treated with for the accident to protect your privacy with any other medical treatment you may have had. The insurance company would settle with you directly, then you are responsible for paying the medical bills. However, since the hostpial and ambulance have provided Geico with a lien, Geico won't be able to issue you a check...

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  6. I have to defend myself against a creditor for a credit card debt? I really do not know what to say. What do I do or say?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Pamela Louise Pierro
    2. Barbara L. Horan
    2 lawyer answers

    If the debt is yours and the case is in suit, try working with the creditor's attorney to arrange for a payment plan or a settlement for less than the total value. Many of them will be willing to work with you. However, make sure that it is a payment plan you can actually meet, because if you end up settling the case and then defaulting (not paying the agreed upon amount on time), the full balance will become immediately due. Depending on the amount of your debts, you may also wish to consider...

  7. Fell in the street

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Pamela Louise Pierro
    3. Henry Repay
    3 lawyer answers

    Generally, you have 2 years from the date of injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, when suing a municipal entity (ie the City) I agree with my collegue that the statute of limitations is only one year and that appears to have expired.

  8. Can a plaintiff be represented by lawyers in small claims court in IL.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Pamela Louise Pierro
    3. Tara Leigh Goodwin
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. Al parties have a right to have an attorney for any litigation. Based upon the information in your question, I imagine the dentist has one firm handle all of his matters for collections of unpaid bills.

  9. Lawsuit

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Brian Michael Radke
    2. Pamela Louise Pierro
    3. Stephen Samuel Messutta
    4. Scott James Golightly
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with both attorneys. To expand on Mr. Golightly's answer, in Illinois, a plaintiff can nonsuit a case/(voluntarily dismiss it anytime and for any reason before judgment is entered and then refile the same case within 1 year from the date of the dismissal. They only have the opportunity to do this one time. On the other hand, if the matter was dismissed by agreement, that seems to indicate that some sort of settlement was reached. If the case was settled, the court may retain...