Joseph Andrew Brabender IV’s Answers

Joseph Andrew Brabender IV

Chicago Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

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  1. When you are in a car accident do you really need to get a police report ?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Andrew Brabender IV
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    4. Louis Joseph Meyer
    5. Jonathan P. Groth
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    You need to make a police report, especially when there is substantial damage. You don't usually need a lawyer for a non-injury case and most lawyers don't handle property only matters unless the vehicle is very valuable. Report the incident to your carrier, they will resolve the dispute with the other driver's carrier. If you don't have collision coverage, you will be left negotiating with her carrier on your own.

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  2. Was hit by a fire truck in chicago while working and driving a company vehicle

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Joseph Andrew Brabender IV
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Daniel Anthony Thomas
    5. Mario C. Palermo
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    You may have both a workers' comp and personal injury claim. You should schedule an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney and bring all your documents to him/her for review. Do not speak to insurance agents and claims adjusters from the city or their insurers. We all offer free initial consultations and work on contingency fee (we are paid a portion of recovery).

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  3. How do I know if I'm being offered enough in an accident settlement?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Chen Kasher
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Steven Adam Sigmond
    4. Joseph Andrew Brabender IV
    5. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
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    As Mr. Hoffman and Mr. Kasher have already stated, you really need an attorney for this type of accident if you want a fair settlement. Insurance companies employ professional negotiators, they settle claims for the minimum possible every day. Unless you are a professional negotiator, you will be at a distinct disadvantage. Not only does an injury attorney help obtain a fair resolution, we also resolve liens, subrogation claims, and the many other aspects of an injury case you are likely...

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  4. My son13years old) was bitten by dog while doing his paper route. Police were called and son went to hospital for treatment.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Andrew Brabender IV
    2. Jonathan Paul Crannell
    3. Michael Loren Shacter
    4. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    5. Chen Kasher
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    Owners of dogs are almost always responsible for bites under the Animal Care and Control Act. That said, they don't normally offer money without you taking action. You need to hire a personal injury attorney who will evaluate the matter, issue a demand, and file a lawsuit if necessary. Consult with a few attorneys and choose one you like.

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  5. Can I sue? And who is responsible?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Andrew Brabender IV
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Mark Dean
    4. Steven Adam Sigmond
    5. Michael David Myers
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    7 lawyer answers

    Responding to your comments under Mr. Hoffoman's answer: A diagnosis of acute nausea is not going to give rise to a cost-effective lawsuit. You can try to convince McDonalds to pay for your medical bills. They may or may not. I strongly doubt you will get anything greater than that. With regard to the offender - you can report her to the police. Poisoning a person is a serious crime.

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  6. Have a workman's comp case that is ready to close on my knee after 3 surgeries in the past 2 years how much should i settle for?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Joseph Andrew Brabender IV
    3. Robert H. Hanaford
    4. Jason Todd Studinski
    5. Sean M. Dormer
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    I agree with Mr. Hoffman, you really do need a lawyer to make sure you receive fair compensation.

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  7. I had car accident back in june & it has already been settld but now im havin neck issues can I still go back on the othr party

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Burton A. Padove
    2. Joseph Andrew Brabender IV
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    4. Steven Adam Sigmond
    5. J. Richard Kulerski
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    Once you settle, you will get no further recovery. I'm assuming this was a formal settlement with lawyers involved or at least the insurance company of the other driver. If so, I'm sure you signed a release which would bar you from suing again.

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  8. I was involved in a car accident last night, i only idled into the back of there car at very low speed 1-2mph.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Andrew Brabender IV
    2. David Ian Schoen
    3. Philip Anthony Fabiano
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Gerald R Stahl
    5 lawyer answers

    Advise your insurer of the incident, though hopefully nothing will come of it.

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  9. Do I need an Attorney? Rear Ended and Want to have therapy..

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Joseph Andrew Brabender IV
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Shoshana Kunin-Leavitt
    5. Jason Todd Studinski
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    If you were injured in the accident you should consult an attorney before you talk to the opposing party's insurance company.

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  10. 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 over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Joseph Andrew Brabender IV
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    4. Andrewe William Johnson
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    8 lawyer answers

    Sounds like you husband has a very severe injury, which is unfortunate and no amount of money will adequately compensate. It seldom make sense to go after a person's assets unless they are extremely wealthy. Both their home and retirement accounts are protected in various ways. You can decide to hire a different lawyer if you are unhappy, but, in more cases than not, accepting the policy limits is the wise decision. You should ask your lawyer the rationale for accepting the policy...

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