Eric J. Parker’s Answers

Eric J. Parker

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Their Insurance Company is asking me to fill out a Medical Authorization and Wage Verification forms, Why?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Eric J. Parker
    3. Joyce J. Sweinberg
    4. David Thomas Dorer
    5. Michael R Crosner
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    Ultimately it is necessary to allow them to see your medical records, because they need to confirm that you had an injury before they will pay your claim. If you have health insurance, you should be able to submit your bills to them and they are required to pay. Down the road, if you recover money from the store (through its insurance company) you may be required to pay back your health insurance company. For now, I would not sign a release for your medical records. This is the type of...

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  2. I was hit by a driver that was not the owner of the vehicle and had no drivers license and the owner only had

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Jonathan Paul Crannell
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3. Eric J. Parker
    4. Chen Kasher
    5. Shaun Michael Lieser
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    There are several ways that you can likely recover. Like the others who posted, I think you will need an attorney to assist you. Generally - you should be able to make a claim against the other driver and have it be covered. If for some reason they have no coverage you should still have uninsured motorist coverage on your own vehicle that would cover the loss. There are several other coverages that may apply to help you with medical bills etc. Happy to explain if you have further...

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  3. Uninsured motorist claim

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Burton A. Padove
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    4. Eric J. Parker
    5. Christopher Steven Hoffmann
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    I think you are right. Assuming that the driver that hit you did not have insurance, you may want to make a claim. Keep in mind that you can make a claim for medical payments and still make a claim for uninsured motorist benefits as well. They would get a credit for anything they pay, but you can make both. For the uninsured motorist benefits claim, I agree with the others - you will need a lawyer - probably sooner rather than later.

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  4. Work Injury

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Eric J. Parker
    2. John Justin Hansen
    3. Nima Taradji
    4. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    At the risk of stating the obvious, you need an attorney. It is not unusual for a company to fail to document your injury. They are often more interested in avoiding liability than in documenting the injury. In any event - the circumstances you describe may make it more difficult to prove your case, but you should not lose your rights. If you were hurt at work, you are entitled to certain things. If they are fighting you already, you are going to need help. Please feel free to call...

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  5. If you are named the sole beneficiary of someones pension fund is it yours and only yours?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Eric J. Parker
    2. Paul A. Smolinski
    3. Matthew Allan Quick
    4. Mark S. Katz
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    I think that any attorney would need to see the details of what type of plan it was to give you a definitive answer. Generally speaking, however, life insurance policies, beneficiary accounts and similar plans are considered non-probate assets - meaning that they pass to the beneficiary directly and do not become part of the probate estate. If you are the named beneficiary, you can probably ask the pension fund to provide you with the details about what kind of plan / benefit is involved.

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  6. Can a insurance company deny a auto insurance claim based on the fact that they can't get in touch of their policy holder?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Eric J. Parker
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3 lawyer answers

    The other lawyers are correct - they can deny coverage on this basis, but there are a number of ways to combat this. You still have a right to file suit against the person that hit you. If you do, it is likely that that person will contact his insurance company. Once they do that, they usually start "cooperating" again - and the insurance coverage becomes available. If injuries are involved, you are likely to need a lawyer to help. If it's just property damage, you might consider...

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  7. What is a reasonable pain and suffering amount?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Eric J. Parker
    2. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. Catherine Diane Battista
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    Very sorry to hear about your injury. The others who posted are correct - it is pretty hard to estimate an exact number for this type of injury without having a lot more facts. Assuming that this is not a work related injury (i.e. not worker's compensation) - you would be entitled to damages for medical bills, wage losses, pain & suffering and disability and disfigurement. The disfigurement part of this could be the biggest part, depending on a several factors. If you question whether...

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  8. Handling my own PI case with Allstate in IL - they do not want to pay my chiropractor bills or my visit to a ortho specialist.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    2. Tina Marie Fox
    3. Eric J. Parker
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. Neal Stewart Gainsberg
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    Allstate can be very difficult on settlements like this. Ultimately, you may need to hire a lawyer to get this resolved. It sounds like you have developed a good understanding of the rules, since you know that the liens need to be repaid - most people don't know that and as a result, they settle for too little. In addition to getting Allstate to increase the offer, you should consider trying to get the medical lienholders to accept less. If that doesn't work, I think you're going to...

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  9. I was badly hurt last week and wondering if i can sue anyone.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Adam Sigmond
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Nima Taradji
    4. Louis Joseph Meyer
    5. Joseph Paul Giamanco
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    I am very sorry to hear about your injury. What a terrible situation. In addition, it sounds like the insurance company has treated you terribly as well. You are going to need a lawyer. There are a number of strategies that should allow you to make a recovery in this situation. It's a little more complicated than a quick comment, but I would be happy to discuss the issues with you. I would guess that any number of personal injury lawyers will offer to help. Take your time, ask...

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  10. Can a beneficiary also be the executor of the will?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Eric J. Parker
    2. Paul A. Smolinski
    3. Michael S. Haber
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes.

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