Charles Joseph Michael Candiano’s Answers

Charles Joseph Michael Candiano

Chicago Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. What do you do if you think your atty is pushing a "settlemt" and discouraging going to court. We can push it, but should we?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Joseph Andrew Brabender IV
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    4. Andrewe William Johnson
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    You CANNOT sue the other driver unless you REFUSE to accept the policy limits which have apparently been tendered. NO attorney would file suit in this situation. It will take at least $7,000.00 and 9-12 months to prepare the case for trial. Let's say you get several million dollars. Think about what you would do if you owed that much money. The Defendant would spend $400.00 to file bankruptcy which would make the multi-million dollar verdict worth less than the paper it was printed on....

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  2. Do I have a case?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    2. J. Richard Kulerski
    3. C. Donald Briggs III
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. Andrew Daniel Myers
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    Hire an experienced personal injury attorney BEFORE you say anything other than you will have your attorney provide any information they may need. Just using the wrong word can cause an adjuster to wrongly deny a claim. Discussing the facts with an attorney, first, can easily prevent this. All of this work is performed on a contingency basis so there are no up-front costs.

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  3. Hit from behind. car damaged and hand, neck back injuries.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Joseph Paul Giamanco
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Miguel Amador
    4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    Please read my comment.

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  4. Can I be sued by both the insurance co on behalf of the plaintiff as well as the plaintiff through a personal injury lawyer?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. James Douglas Desmond
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3. Shoshana Kunin-Leavitt
    4. John L. Schroeder
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    I agree with my colleagues. No worries. Your only obligation is to cooperate with the attorney your insurance company assigns to defend you.

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  5. As the result of an accident involving an 18 wheeler, I tore the meniscus in my right knee, is this considered a hard injury? wh

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Richard Marc Katz
    2. Kevin Coluccio
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    You have been seriously injured. That said, you are fortunate that you have a commercial policy which will have the capacity to pay fair value. You will NEVER be "offered" fair value. You need an attorney experienced at such cases to fight for you. Please do not delay. Find an experienced Personal Injury attorney here on AVVO through the "Find a Lawyer" tab above. Attorneys on AVVO want to help you but they are NOT permitted to solicit your business. YOU must contact them.

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  6. What recourse when our lawyer didnt file amended complaint within the 30 days and lied to us about it and many other things.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    2. Thomas O. Moens
    3. Louis Joseph Meyer
    4. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You have a potential legal malpractice case. You should contact a local attorney who handles these matters as soon as possible. You can also go to the attorney registration and disciplinary Commission's website to determine whether or not your attorney carried malpractice insurance. Too busy filing date is not necessarily malpractice that your attorney would be liable to you for the amount of your loss. Legal malpractice cases are difficult and are often called a case within a case...

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  7. Was hit by city bus and in hospital for 1 week what should I do?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Chen Kasher
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3. Joseph Younes
    4. Mark Dean
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    You CANNOT afford NOT to hire an attorney! There is NO up-front cost. Consult an experienced Personal injury attorney ASAP. Most of us are willing to arrange to meet with you at home if you are unable to travel, due to your injuries. Good luck.

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  8. Do I need an lawyer to get a fair deal for a totaled truck after being hit by a semi-truck running a red light?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    4. Troy Windel Marsh Jr.
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    The only thing I would add is to reinforce that no attorney is going to concern themselves with the property damage. You should demand a market survey if you believe they are low-balling you on the truck. That said, it was a 20-year-old "smaller" pick-up. The insurance company is only obligated to pay you the fair market value, regardless of how well you cared for it. Whatever your husband decides to do, NO decision should be made to settle until he is examined by an orthopedic surgeon to...

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  9. I need to know if this can really happen, something seems very wrong with this,

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    4. Jason Andrew Marker
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    As Mr. Hoffman told you, she can ask for the moon. She CANNOT get a cent more than she can prove. Simply cooperate with your insurance company. They will assign counsel to defend the suit.

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  10. Was in car accident by under insured motorist. Medical bills were around $150,000 & I will not be able to work for 6 months.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Jonathan Paul Crannell
    3. Steven Adam Sigmond
    4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
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    You must be confused. Regardless of whether this is an uninsured motorist case or a underinsured motorist case, you are NOT filing suit. In either event, your claim is against your own insurance which you CANNOT sue. You can only pursue a claim against your policy. The amount of the billed medical charges and your wage loss are "damages" - components of your loss. These, together with your permanent injury, determine the value of your claim. Depending on your own insurance coverage, you...

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