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  • I was rear ended by a ambulance almost a month ago...

    I had no injuries, my small child was in the vehicle, I have damages and would like them to be fixed. Since then the private insurance company for the driver has been giving me the run around. My insurance company (statefarm) has tried to resolve...

    Charles’s Answer

    Do you have property damage insurance? If so, simply take your car to be repaired and tell thel to bill State Farm. You will owe the deductible but State Farm will eventually recover it from the at-fault driver and send you a check. Done. No worries. Certainly no reason to incur legal costs.

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  • I was terminated after receiving a workmen comp settlement was still on medical leave and then denied early retirement pension

    I was on medical leave due to getting hurt on job I was terminated while still on leave and then denied my disability pension was told that I was months short of work time so when asked found out that I had been penalized for time I was off injured

    Charles’s Answer

    Workers Compensation does not guarantee your job and pension plans have their own rules. It is not surprising that you would not be credited for time you did not work because you made no contributions during that time. This is not a penalty.

    The Commission would not have approved a settlement unless some doctor pronounced you to be at MMI (maximum medical improvement). If you did not have an attorney, there was nobody to bring the fact of your ongoing care to the Arbitrator's attention.

    You went before the Arbitrator and told him that you wanted to settle your case and that you understood the insurance company would be released in exchange for whatever sum you agreed. Without an attorney, you probably settled for 30-40% less than you could have and you may be responsible if any unpaid bills turn up in the future. Not having an attorney was a big mistake.

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  • How do I get the person who stole my car arrested?

    Last night my car was stolen by one of my fiances roommates while it was parked outside his house. I did go to the police and try to file a stolen vehicle report, but before the officer entered the report, I got the car back. When he found out tha...

    Charles’s Answer

    If there is a police report, as you say, you can take that report to your county Prosecuting Attorney. There, you can swear out an affidavit which would provide the basis for charging this girl.

    The decision whether or not to file charges is in the SOLE DISCRETION of the prosecutor. You have no say in the matter.

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  • Can a town police officer pull you over on an interstate a mile or more down the road and issue a ticket.

    Officer says I was doing 62 mph in a 40 mph zone. Iask him where, he replied just before you got off the exit. I said couldn' t be, I was behind a truck and trailer going very, very slow, less than 40. Thr officer then said, it must have been b...

    Charles’s Answer

    Absolutely. They have concurrent jurisdiction with the State Police on any roadway within the town's boundaries.

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  • My husband is in jail on a suspicion of a burglary. he was already on house arrest for a burglary in 2009 ...

    he is on a 72 investigation and we dont know what evidence they have since i know he didnt commit the crime whats my options

    Charles’s Answer

    Once he is charged, you can get a copy of the Charging Information and Probable Cause Affidavit. You would then hire a Criminal Defense attorney so he can request Discovery. The State MUST disclose EVERYTHING they know - BOTH for and against your husband.

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  • Car wash attendant crashed my vehicle into another vehicle. How can I recoup my money for deductible and rental fees

    car wash attendant states his foot got stuck on something in the car and he was unable to s top the vehicle.

    Charles’s Answer

    Get the car wash's insurance information and give it to your insurance along with a copy of the incident report. The car wash insurance will reimburse your insurance and they, in turn, will reimburse your deductible. If you do not have rental coverage, you cannot COMPEL the car wash to pay. That said, they should offer to pay on your facts.

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  • How do I get back pay or medical bills covered?

    I worked for Amazon for almost 4 years. October of 2015 I got injured on the job. In December I was let go from my insurance and lost almost everything I had because of being off of work. Amazon has informed me that I can't come back til I'm relea...

    Charles’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Farr. In addition, you could have applied for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act from October through February. It would have been free.

    Your related care should be covered under Workers' Compensation. See a local WC attorney ASAP.

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  • Social security overpayment

    hi I had a workmans comp case settled in 1998 I live in Illinois. social security has contacted me saying an overpayment of 65,000 is due. my full settlement was 145,00 that is with atty fees. i contacted the atty who handeled this and he said th...

    Charles’s Answer

    Apparently, your attorney neglected to put "spread" language in the contract. Discuss the matter with a legal malpractice attorney. The claim may be barred because so much time has passed.

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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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