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  • Does this hurt my personal injury case?

    I am suing for an upper body injury. They have videos of me lifting shopping bags (probably no more than 10-20 lbs, if that). My lawyer says that it destroys my personal injury case, but the bags were not that heavy.

    Charles’s Answer

    If your doctor says you can lift 30 pounds, it is irellevent. If your doctor says you can lift 10 pounds, it is a death knell. Trust your attorney but make him explain so that you understand. There is no excuse for your having to reach out to us when you are paying your attorney AND he has ALL of the details that we do not have.

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  • Accident! Not my fault don't know what to do?

    I arrived home on my street parking was available in front of my house. I drove up to the car beside me to parallel park. I waited for a clear view of traffic before I attempted to park. Then a car slammed into me.He got out and explained that he ...

    Charles’s Answer

    You chose NOT to purchase collision coverage. If the other driver admitted fault, write to the Department of Insurance, reciting, VERBATIM, what the other driver said and complaining that the insurance carrier is engaging in bad faith by failure to admit that its insured was 100% at fault. Send it certified and cc the insurance adjuster for the at-fault driver.

    ILLINOIS DEPT OF INSURANCE
    100 W. Randolph St., Suite 15-100 Chicago, IL 60601-3251

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  • Would I win an accident case when both parties have no insurance?

    The other party pulled out rite in front of me at an intersection where I had the rite of way.I was east bound on IL US 52 and the other party pulled out from E 15th Rd I had seconds to react before the collision.

    Charles’s Answer

    If the other driver was cited for Failure to Yield Right of Way, you win but you will never collect on a judgment without insurance.

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  • What forms would i file to sue the other party in my accident of no insurance on either vehicle?

    I'm not able to hire an attorney to fight for me I'm going to sue and defend as a poor man!

    Charles’s Answer

    Time out. Deep breath. If there was no insurance and the other driver was at-fault, simply notify the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State will conduct a hearing to confirm fault and calculate damages. The at fault driver will NEVER have a driver's license until they pay whatever is owed. Isn't that easier?

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  • I am seeking federal employment - asked: am I currently under charges for any violation of law? does a diversion program count?

    I was given a ticket for underage possession of alcohol, and enlisted in the pretrial program. The program requires a payment/ volunteer hours which I have not yet completed, but the deadline has not passed. Am I currently under charges for violat...

    Charles’s Answer

    The words are important. If you are asked whether you were charged with a crime, the answer is YES. That fact will NEVER change. You can NEVER honestly state that you were not charged with a crime.

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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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