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  • Will my insurance cover my at fault dui accident? The other driver filed a personal injury claim. What does this mean for me.

    At fault dui rear end accident. Was dropped down to a reckless. The other driver drove away from the accident with no apparent injuries. Ambulance was there but nobody was taken to a hospital.

    Charles’s Answer

    Your insurance will pay. The fact that the other driver was not taken away by ambulance has nothing to do with her ability to claim injury so long as it is supported by medical evidence.

    Your insurance will assign defense counsel, if necessary.

    You apparently did hire criminal defense counsel as you state that the charges were reduced.

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  • When someone gets injured on the job because of faulty machinery,, shouldn't he receive workers comp?

    Regarding injuries on the job. When one becomes injured on the job, and there is no doubt that the injury was a consequence of faulty machinery, I thought the injured would receive a small amont to pay for his bills until he was better. There was ...

    Charles’s Answer

    Fault has NOTHING to do with it. It is a no-fault system. If you are not getting benefits, you need an attorney. It's as simple as that.

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  • How long can Indiana legally hold an inmate for the state of Michigan

    my friend was picked up in Indiana on a warrant from Michigan for larceny

    Charles’s Answer

    Indiana MUST hold him until Michigan responds. There is no timeframe for this. The only way to prevent this is to resolve the outstanding warrant. Hire an attorney in the jurisdiction where the warrant was issued. It is expensive to extradite and most jurisdictions will not do so on minor crimes but you could be sitting in jail for 45 days. WORST of all is that your failure to resolve the underlying matter can result in your being re-arrested at any time after release because the warrant remains active.

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  • Can you be arrested for a failure to appear in court bench warrent if you go to court for an apartment eviction in another state

    My husband has a bench warrant out in another state for missing a child support court hearing. WE have a court date tomorrow where I live currently due to not paying our eviction bill to a landlord. If he goes to court tomorrow will they hold him ...

    Charles’s Answer

    If the Court where you are going has Notice of the Warrant, yes. The ONLY way to avoid spending (potentially weeks) in custody, it to clear-up the other warrant.

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  • Should I find a new lawyer??

    I tore my ACL and meniscus a year ago at work had a successful surgery in December. 2 months afterward I fell down the stairs at home breaking my arm. During this time I've had very poor communication with the law firm that's handling my case they...

    Charles’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. Your attorney should have explained that if your employer is able to accommodate your restrictions, you CANNOT receive TTD, you MUST accept the work or remain unpaid.

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  • Insurance company says I'm 10% at fault!!!

    I was in a car accident 5/31/15. I was driving eastbound down a four lane road (two lanes both directions and a soft median) in the right lane. While driving through a intersection(no stoplight/stop sign for me) a car comes out of nowhere and hits...

    Charles’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. I would only add that I am concerned about the "little check" for your medicine. If you signed a Release, it's all over. PLEASE speak with a qualified attorney before you ruin your case.

    You can find an experienced Personal Injury attorney here on AVVO. Attorneys on AVVO want to help you but we are not permitted to solicit your business. You must contact us.

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  • How much is a an L5-S1 permanent never damage case worth in IL?

    I have an L5-S1 fusion surgery done, and the surgeon used the wrong sized screws and they impinged my nerves. I had to have an emergency surgery done to remove the screws. I then had to see a new surgeon and they had to do a complete revision l5-s...

    Charles’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues that nobody can answer you without more information. That said, you should consult a medical malpractice attorney. On your facts, you may have a claim against the doctor.

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  • Do I have a case against the Workers Comp. Insurance company?

    In Dec, 2013 I got hurt at work, my doctor ordered 3 tests, the Insurance company doctor (who I never seen) only allowed the MRI, My doctor went ahead and did the surgery according to the MRI, in Aug, 2014 I had surgery and after surgery I still h...

    Charles’s Answer

    You have a claim. You do NOT have an action against the carrier. Your attorney could have filed a Motion for Immediate Hearing under Section 19(b)(1) and you could have had a Decision from the Commission within 4 months. Your attorney's failure to enforce your rights does NOT give you a right of action against the insurance carrier.

    If you are not represented by an attorney, this is what happens. For Illinois Workers' Compensation claims, you will ALWAYS cheat yourself if your do not hire experienced counsel. You will have someone to guide you through the process AND when it is time to settle, an attorney can add value to your case IN EXCESS of his fee. So, you have fewer headaches AND you get more money. It really is a no-brainer.

    You can find an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney here on AVVO. Attorneys on AVVO want to help you but we are not permitted to solicit your business. You must contact us.

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  • Is it enough proof beyond reasonable doubt?

    I was recently arrested for possession of marijuana and when the cop found the weed he found a diamond ring in the vase I hid the weed in. He kept pressuring me to admit I stole the ring but didn't charge me for it. He did say he would though and ...

    Charles’s Answer

    "Admissions" are very powerful. You can "admit" to anything that is factually possible and be found guilty. It is very unwise to admit to anything without consulting your attorney, first.

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  • Hurt on the job due to unsafe ladder can I sue employer and business in witch I fell. already have a workers comp

    told employer that ladder was unsafe to use. I was told to use it anyway. it resulted in me falling off and getting hurt. off work for over 6 months now and still getting medical treatment to my head back and shoulder. I have filed a worker comp c...

    Charles’s Answer

    WC is your exclusive remedy. Your attorney should have explained this. If you are not represented by counsel, you are making a big mistake.

    For Illinois Workers' Compensation claims, you will ALWAYS cheat yourself if your do not hire experienced counsel. You will have someone to guide you through the process AND when it is time to settle, an attorney can add value to your case IN EXCESS of his fee. So, you have fewer headaches AND you get more money. It really is a no-brainer.

    You can find an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney here on AVVO. Attorneys on AVVO want to help you but we are not permitted to solicit your business. You must contact us.

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