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  • Do I need a lawyer to fight my speeding ticket?

    My speeding ticket indicates that I was driving at 70 on 35 speed limit road. I did speed but not sure if it was 70 and I did speed only because I needed to shift from right lane to left lane (there were cars behind me as well as on the lane left ...

    Charles’s Answer

    This could have been charged as Reckless Driving and probably does not qualify for Infraction Deferral without counsel. Discuss your matter with a local traffic attorney to see what can be done.

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  • I was hit by a police car while driving through an intersection and he did not yield, he admitted at the seen he did not yield

    do i have right to sue

    Charles’s Answer

    You can sue anyone. The better question is whether it makes any sense. If you were injured, hire an attorney. If not, simply turn it in to your insurance. They will get the money from the City and reimburse your deductible. Done.

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  • When u file for a 19b hearing ,at the moment u file is there a date set for the hearing

    no details

    Charles’s Answer

    No.

    1.) You must "Notice" it up on your arbitrator's next "call" that is at least 14 days away.
    2.) You must go to the call. That is when and where the date for the Hearing on you motion will be assigned.
    3.) If your arbitrator is on vacation or you are currently unassigned (TBA1 or TBA2), you need to contact the Commission.
    4.) On the date of your Hearing, you will testify but the Arbitrator will NOT rule for about 3 months.
    5.) The Respondent will have 30 days to "decide" whether they accept the Arbitrator's Decision so from the time you think about filing a 19(b) until you have a final Decision is usually 5-6 months.
    6.) If the Respondent appeals the Decision, add a year, another brief, and preparation of oral argument before a panel of 3 Commissioners.

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  • Can you apply for ssd while out on compensation

    Out on compensation for knee injuries, pelvic injury s. I am in constant pain, depression. Can I apply for ssd now while on compensation in case I cannot go back to work. Is this legal.

    Charles’s Answer

    Of course. You need to repost this under SSDI and contact a social security attorney or go to SSA.gov to apply online.

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  • Failure to Appear Warrant but case was dismissed?

    My husband got arrested yesterday in Lake County Indiana for a warrant in Newton County. He'll be transferred to Newton some time between today and Tuesday. Newton can't give me any bail info until he gets there. Here's the issue. He's being going...

    Charles’s Answer

    You have no specific question. The general question of "what else you should do" can only be answered by your husband's attorney. Call him and ask.

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  • I am having umbilical hernia surgery as a result of a work related injury.am i entitled to a settlement and if so..how much?

    workmans comp

    Charles’s Answer

    This is a duplicate posting. There is no table to look it up. It is NOT an injury that is worth much money.

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  • Is it worth my time to sue my job for a head injury they caused giving me central sleep apnea.

    What caused it was a heavy steel sign holder not secured. Spit the back of head open. Filed a report, didn't go to hospital and coped with it as it slowly got worse. Workmens comp denied my claim because of statutory limitations. Happened in 2009...

    Charles’s Answer

    If you have been seeking medical care for this, all along, through your group health insurance, you may still have a timely claim. As an at-will employee you CAN be fired without any reason but you CANNOT be fired because you file a Workers' Compensation Claim. DO NOT WAIT.

    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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  • Can the court order listed with state and plea agreement contain different charges?

    There are count 1, criminal recklessness, count 2 intimidation, count 3 intimidation. Received a plea agreement, it states count 1 criminal recklessness, count 3, intimidation, count 4, criminal recklessness. The original changes are files with ...

    Charles’s Answer

    It's a plea agreement. It can have you pleading guilty to anything for which you can lay a factual foundation. Until or unless you sign it, the Prosecutor signs it, and the Court approves it, it doesn't mean anything. You should be represented by private counsel or a PD BEFORE you sign anything.

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  • Work comp

    Buldging discs with nerve infringment while working. It took my attorny 11/2 TO get a court date. When he announced it to my employer they said no need to go to court, they they will deem it work comp and take care of back pay, medical ext. The da...

    Charles’s Answer

    It depends how the Order was written. You may need to use your group health insurance and then have a trial to be reimbursed. YOU HAVE an attorney who you are paying. WHY ASK US?

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  • What are the chances that our loved one will come home? Post conviction relief in Indiana.

    My loved one has been incarcerated for 8 years. He plead out to a reduced felony count of rape and burglary only because he was facing more time if he went to trial. The family was unable to afford a lawyer so he was stuck with a pd. I wont go int...

    Charles’s Answer

    You are confused. On your facts, it is NOT possible. You stated that he entered into a plea agreement. That contract binds him and the State to the terms of the agreement. It CANNOT be modified.

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