Charles Joseph Michael Candiano’s Answers

Charles Joseph Michael Candiano

Chicago Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. Should I obtain a personal injury lawyer?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Fernando Davin Vargas
    2. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    4. Matthew William Hoffmann
    5. Richard Marc Katz
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    Your only access to medical care is through your own insurance or Medicare / Medicaid. If you have a serious injury, hire an attorney and consult an orthopedic doctor. Chiropractors make insurance adjusters laugh. If there is any way to avoid it, do NOT allow any doctor or chiropractor to "hold" your bill as it will significantly reduce your recovery.

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  2. Can I sue the owner of a car who was responsible for totaling my car in a hit and run accident for the balance owed on my car?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Jaime Julian Garcia III
    3 lawyer answers

    Mr. Hoffman is exactly correct. That is why gap insurance is so critical. Anytime you finance a car, it will be worth less than what you owe for a majority of the finance period. Adding insult to injury, you could not keep the car and fix it without PAYING the insurance company the salvage value. Consider this a lesson learned.

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  3. I got hit by a car while crossing a street. I was the pedestrian crossing my light in green is there anyway I can sue the driver

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Zaheer A Shah
    4. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    5. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    You MUST have a police report. You MUST also know the identity of the driver OR you must have an auto policy so you can make an uninsured motorist claim. If your injuries are so minor, why would you need a month off?

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  4. Should I pursue for third degree burns

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3. Daniel Robert Klosowski
    4. Burton A. Padove
    5. Neal Stewart Gainsberg
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    You NEED a Workers' Compensation attorney. 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...

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  5. How much would Horners Syndrome in a child be worth regarding a non-disputed auto accident insurance claim?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3. Charles Maring II
    4. Shaun Michael Lieser
    5. Jason Andrew Marker
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    Your daughter NEEDS an attorney. Without experienced counsel, she may well have a mess, especially if any medical bills are not paid.

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  6. What is a fare settlement on permenant eye injury

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Alexander Mchenry Memmen
    2. John L. Schroeder
    3. Steven Adam Sigmond
    4. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Workers' Compensation should pay all bills and provide you with income for any time you were not able to work. That said, work-related eye injuries are NOT compensable unless your CORRECTED vision is worse. I your vision is unchanged or can be corrected by stronger glasses, there is no permanency beyond the present cash value of a lifetime supply of eyedrops.

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  7. My daughter was involved in an auto accident in Jan. 2011. She is totally disabled due to stroke suffered.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Burton A. Padove
    3. Mark Dean
    4. Fadi Bader Rustom
    5. Mario C. Palermo
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    Make any attorney explain what they can do for you BEFORE you hire them. You have not told us whether this is an uninsured motorist claim or whether your wife was at-fault. That will determine whether the medical providers can subrogate. If this is an uninsured motorist claim and the carrier has offered the policy limits, seek a flat fee to create the special needs trust but there is no reason to pay an attorney a 1/3 fee.

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  8. Can I collect pain and suffering from my own insurance company when the at-fault driver's company has reached its policy limits?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Chen Kasher
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Robert Alan Cohen
    4. C. Donald Briggs III
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    I agree with my colleagues. The only thing I would add is that you need to be very careful that you get permission from YOUR insurance company BEFORE you take any money from the at-fault driver so you do not jeopardize your UIM claim.

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  9. Do I need a workmens comp attorney or disability attorney? After working 25 yrs. As occ. Therapist in SNF,s, I have neck +back

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Chen Kasher
    3. Robert Alan Cohen
    4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    The simple fact is that there is nothing a WC attorney can do unless you have restrictions linked to a specific diagnosis which a reputable orthopedic surgeon can relate to repetitive stress trauma. No disability attorney can help you unless one or more doctors say that there is NO work you can do for at least one year.

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  10. I gave a physician deposition on Oct. 8, 2013 now the defendant attorney wants me to give another one, do I have to?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Chen Kasher
    3. John L. Schroeder
    4. James Patrick McLane III
    5. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
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    If it is really the case that "nobody will take your case," don't you think there must be a reason? We are in business to make money. We do NOT turn down viable cases. I surmise this is a medical malpractice suit. Perhaps you had a very bad outcome but there was no negligence. We see this VERY frequently. You MUST have a far better appreciation of what is happening and why IN ADDITION to retaining an attorney or you are throwing your money away. If you need to re-group, do as my...

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