Charles Joseph Michael Candiano’s Answers

Charles Joseph Michael Candiano

Chicago Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 20
  1. I want an idea of the kind of settlement I should be looking for after my accident.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Robert Alan Cohen
    2. Mark Dean
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    13 lawyer answers

    I agree with all of my colleagues. I would only add that if the at-fault driver offers you the policy limits AND you do not have coverage in excess of that amount, it would be unethical for any attorney to take 1/3 of the recovery. If you do have higher coverage than the at-fault driver, you need to hire experienced counsel so that you do not jeopardize your right to those funds.

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  2. Ok i signed a release form about to weeks ago and now my lawyer is holding on to the check why is that?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    4. Steven Adam Sigmond
    5. Steve Eliot Sanderfer
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    If you just signed the release 2 weeks ago, it would be a miracle if your attorney even received the check, especially with the weather. Once he receives the check, it MUST clear his bank (3-5 business - not calendar days) BEFORE he is ALLOWED to write you a check. If there are any liens or subrogation interests, they could take weeks or months to resolve. You are paying your attorney. Why not talk to him?

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  3. I was hit in an accident 3 yrs ago and I am now being sued for $50,000. I was driving and insured under someone elses car.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    4. John L. Schroeder
    5. Kevin William Attkisson
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    No worries. The simple answer to your question is NO. The statute of limitations is 2 years in Illinois. Simply give the paperwork to the insurance you had at the time and they will dismiss the action.

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  4. Flipped Jeep March 2012 had car insurance and the lady is now sueing him for "medical" bills? how is this possible?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Burton A. Padove
    2. Michael David Myers
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. C. Donald Briggs III
    5. Gintare Grigaite
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    7 lawyer answers

    You are correct. That is why you buy insurance. They will hire or assign an attorney to defend him and pay the claim. No worries.

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  5. What should I do about subrogation claim from Farmer's insurance related to an uninsured vehicle

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Joseph Paul Giamanco
    2. Joseph Younes
    3. Peter Vlantis
    4. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    First, make them prove-up their damages. There are only 2 ways to retain your driving privileges: 1.) Enter into a monthly repayment plan or 2.) File Bankruptcy. Consider the amount if you side-swiped a Bentley or worse still, caused a semi to jackknife, rendering much of the contents unsaleable. It could be hundreds of thousands of dollars. The smart thing here is to get insurance and make monthly payments. An attorney may be able to reduce the amount you owe but it will probably...

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  6. My father was driving my truck on highway I had just finished paying off. He was rear-ended by a trucker. My insurance wont pay

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Jonathan Paul Crannell
    2. Burton A. Padove
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    4. Jonathan P. Groth
    5. Francis M Smith
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    12 lawyer answers

    Was your father injured? Was your father at-fault?

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  7. Workers comp insurance carrier

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Jonathan Paul Crannell
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    5. Mitchell Horwitz
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    7 lawyer answers

    1. You are WRONG. 2. If your attorney files a Motion for Hearing in an undisputed case, the adjustor will assign counsel and you will have guaranteed yourself SEVERAL extra months because the defense attorney only gets paid UNTIL the case settles. HE has less than NO incentive to settle. You may even buy into depositions which could cost you thousands. 3 You hired an attorney and you will be paying him/her a fee. Why not seek their advice, including WHY they recommend the course they do?

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  8. Corvel worker comp insurance

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Jason Andrew Marker
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    4. Peter Daniel Corti
    5. John M Connell
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    1. Corvel is NOT an insurance company or a TPA. They support nurse case management, ONLY. You will NEVER get an offer from them. 2. Has your attorney sent a comprehensive demand? We don't wit for offers. We demand a sum of money and provide an explanation for the demand. 3. If you were not released by your treating physician, you should be demanding the additional TTD.

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  9. How can I get back cars that were impounded by police?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You need a traffic or criminal defense attorney to address the ticket. You need to ask the police what they need to release the cars. They may be the source of an ongoing investigation. What are you or your buddy doing with 3 salvage vehicles and what was your buddy doing with the cars? That is what the police may want to know. Selling these cars without disclosing that they are salvage vehicles can be charged as a Felony.

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  10. Can my attorney settle my case on workman comp, without consulting me on a settlement number, the attorney is in AZ

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    4. Mishka L Marshall
    5. Peter Daniel Corti
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues but would add that if you did not sign any documents, your case is NOT SETTLED. Anything that your attorney did AFTER you told him to stop working on your behalf CAN be undone. Simply send a copy of the dated correspondence firing your attorney to whatever entity is involved and advise that any action taken after that date was without your consent. Please tell us whether there was IL jurisdiction over your WC claim. In other words, were you injured in Illinois,...

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