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  • I wonder if it's worth seeking compensation for an artery injury that my team of Dr.'s "suspect" was caused by my chiropractor.

    There is nothing in my health history which would cause the injury to my carotid artery. The only thing the Dr.s can agree on is that it could have been caused by a visit to the chiropractor days before the symptoms started to occur. Not sure wh...

    Thomas’s Answer

    I agree with the previous posts. It would depend on a review of the medical records and the exact injuries and damages that occurred. I would suggest you contact a lawyer for a case review. Feel free to contact my firm at 312.362.0000.

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  • Can i sue my landlord for causing health issues?

    Myself and my friend moved into an apartment just over a month ago and shortly after we moved in large amounts of mould have been growing on the walls in my bedroom and in the bathroom. I have gotten a chest infection and sore throat from this. I ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    More information would be needed to determine whether or not legal action should be taken. Reviewing the lease, would be the first step. Furthermore, determining whether or not the landlord was aware of, or had been notified of the possibility of the mold growing here. Medical damages would also depend on changes in quality of life, and actual medical expenses. You should contact an attorney regarding this to review your case. Feel free to contact my firm at 312.362.0000.

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  • My ex had legal custody of our son but due to alcohol issues he lived with me. Now I am being prosecuted as dead beat dad.

    My ex wife had legal custody of our son, due to alcohol issues, my son came to live with me when he was 9 and never returned to the ex. My new wife and I raised him, paid for everything, school, medical coverage, cars, college, never received a d...

    Thomas’s Answer

    There are legal aid groups located in Chicago that may be able to help you with your case. Documentation will help any petition to the courts, along with the testimony of your son. Furthermore documentation regarding expenses you provided for your son, along with taking a careful look at the time line of events may prove helpful in handling your case. Should your situation change and you decide to retain the services of a lawyer, feel free to contact my firm.

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  • Took my car to get a muffler, while in their shop...their hoist malfunctioned. flipped my car off, it fell 10 feet it's totaled

    what do I do?

    Thomas’s Answer

    I agree with the previous poster, I would also secure any additional documentation regarding the hoist, and your car, including but not limited to, an estimate or receipt regarding the work being done on your car, names of individuals who work at the repair shop, any photographic evidence, pre-accident pictures to verify the value of the car. It is important to move forward through the proceedings and follow up at all times.

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  • I have non ending numerous roof leaks in my leased commercial loft space. Is it a sufficient cause to be released from the lease

    I rent a commercial loft space for my art studio. They told me that the roof is in good condition when I signed the lease. After I moved in I had (and still have) numerous roof leaks in this place. They (landlord) stop a leak in one spot - next ra...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Although many use a standard lease, leases often include various provisions. Often these provisions include duration and amount of damage sustained due to the conditions of the property. Furthermore, leases often address how the damage occurred, whether by the tenant, normal wear and tear, natural disaster, etc. Lastly, it seems that your landlord is making an effort to stop the leaks, so it would depend on what the landlord was doing, and how long it takes for action to occur. For further information, contact our offices at 312-362-0000 for a consultation.

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  • Is there legal recourse for a negligent Trustee?

    According to my grandmother's will the proceeds from the sale of her house were to go to her grandchildren. My aunt, before my grandmother's death, purchased the house and placed the money in a trust with the grandchildren named as beneficiaries....

    Thomas’s Answer

    With any trustee who does not follow the trust agreement, there is the potential for legal recourse. Depending on how the trust is set up, and what provisions are included. A trustee can be held responsible for actions, especially those that are harmful to the trust. Feel free to contact our office to review the trust documents, and possible legal actions, at 312-362-0000.

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  • Should I get a Lawyer for this Auto Accident or work with the insurance company to get compensated?

    I was in a two car accident in which I was the front passenger. The second vehicle was abandened on the side of the road. We struck the vehicle at 70 MPH, the driver (my friend) was given three tickets, including a DUI. I wasnt given prop...

    Thomas’s Answer

    I agree with the previous lawyer. It will be very beneficial for you to consult with a lawyer regarding how to proceed forward. Feel free to contact my offices at 312-362-0000.

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  • Once i am divorced can he come back and vacate the dissolution three months later also i have remarried

    i did a pulication divorce and it was granted in jan now he is coming back saying he wants part of my pension and custody of the children

    Thomas’s Answer

    As with any divorce cases if not properly handled unexpected complications can arise. If parties have cause divorce agreements can be revised. Divorces are often emotional and difficult times for a family, which is why having proper support from an attorney is important. Contact our offices at 312-362-0000 for a case review.

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  • My Brother fell in a parking lot of a restaurant and died. He was my mother’s caregiver. Can she file a wrongful death claim

    My brother was divorced and lived with my elderly mother in IL. He was at a restaurant just across the border in WI. When leaving he fell in the icy parking lot and died within minutes of a closed head wound. Since he provided for mom’s care, w...

    Thomas’s Answer

    We understand that wrongful death cases can be particularly difficult. We have attorneys licensed to practice in both Illinois and Wisconsin who can help you with your case. There are many factors in your case that need to be discussed including determining who was legally responsible for the parking lot, along with the report from the medical examiner. Feel free to contact our offices at 312-362-0000 to further discuss your case. We have extensive experience with both premise liability and wrongful death.

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  • What is the stipulations on a cash gift? Do you have to pay it back? Can they sue you for it?

    I have a mother-in-law who lives with my husband and I. She gave him and his first wife a gift of cash to help all three of them move in together. Now she lives with us and I do her laundry and she cooks for herself, baths herself and still drive...

    Thomas’s Answer

    In most cases a person cannot sue another for a cash gift. If there were stipulations attached to the gift, especially in writing, this can cause complications. The amount of the transfer will also be important in the eyes of the court. You should contact a lawyer to further explain the issues regrading your mother inlaw's potential case.

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