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Stephen I. Lane

Chicago Trucking Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Is it true there is little to no case value on settlement for post concussion as Ins Co and a jury cannot see the injury?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Stephen I. Lane
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    It's not possible to know whether your attorney is right or wrong in his/her assessment of the damages in the case. There are many good and experienced lawyers who have significant legal experience, but lack medical experience and knowledge. The question of what a case is worth depends on several factors. From your description, it seems liability fault is clear. Even the smallest insurance coverage is more than $10,000, so I assume the value is being determined essentially by your lawyer's...

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  2. Can I sue my sister insurance company?

    Answered 3 months ago.

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    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
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    From what you've described, you may have the basis for making a claim against both drivers. There is no reason you can't bring the claim against your sister, through her insurance company unless there is what's called an "exclusion" on her insurance policy. You should meet with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can review your options with you, and explain the different course of action that may be available to you. I wouldn't be too concerned about what either insurance company is...

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  3. Hello, I have a question..my dog bit someone who taunted him and provoked him. are we responsible for the persons bills?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Stephen I. Lane
    2. Neal Stewart Gainsberg
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
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    In Illinois, there is a statute known as the Animal Control Act. Under this statute, if a dog or other animal, without provocation, attacks or injures someone who is lawfully present on the property, then the owner or "harborer" of the animal is liable for the damages suffered. The plaintiff does not have to prove that the animal owner was negligent. In your case, it sounds like there was provocation so I doubt you have much to worry about there, assuming you can prove what you say. However...

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  4. How do we go about pressing charges and getting someones insurance to pay for hospital bills and possibly sue?????

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Stephen I. Lane
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Neal Stewart Gainsberg
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    The answer, unfortunately, will probably change from insurance company to insurance company. Some can be negotiated with on a reasonable and professional basis. Others will be unreasonable, unresponsive and unprofessional. In those cases, there just is no reason to delay filing suit, as the court is the only way they can be forced into reasonable conduct. If she has her own medical insurance, she should submit the bills to her own carrier, and let them deal with the issue. In any event, it...

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  5. GOT REAR ENDED BY SOMEONE WITHOUT INSURANCE AND HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. CAR TOTALLED!!

    Answered 29 days ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Matthew Lyle Willens
    3. John L. Schroeder
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    Unfortunately, your circumstances highlight how important it is to have your own insurance, and how much of an impact your failure to protect yourself adequately can have. Fortunately, if you do have good coverage yourselves, you should have little or no difficulty getting the compensation you're entitled to through your own insurance company. You should, however, talk with an experienced and competent plaintiffs' personal injury attorney. He/she can help you to the best course of action...

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  6. My husband had surgery and they were having problems with his blood cloting, he pass away cause they couldn't stop the bleeding.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Stephen I. Lane
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Jack Edward Grewer Jr.
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    You should consult with a knowledgeable plaintiffs' medical malpractice attorney. The circumstances you describe may or may not be the result of anyone's malpractice. I'm sure there is more to your story than what you've provided. For instance, you mentioned that your husband was high risk, but I would need to know why he was at high risk. I currently have a case where the patient had an elective procedure, and he was at risk for bleeding because he was taking daily aspirin, and the doctor...

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  7. Misdiagnosis of pulmonary embolism

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Stephen I. Lane
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Jeffrey Edward Martin
    4. Zaheer A Shah
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    In order to have a medical malpractice case that you can win, there are 2 technical elements you must prove, and a third that is just practical sense. You have to prove a) that the hospital/doctors were negligent and b) that their negligence caused your injury. The third element, though not a technical requirement, is a practical one. These cases are very costly, in both time and money, to pursue. If your injury resulting from the negligence is not so serious as to justify the expense of at...

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  8. If I have diagnosed an athlete with a concussion as a certified athletic trainer and doctor overrules and says no am i liable?

    Answered 6 days ago.

    1. Stephen I. Lane
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    Once you've exercised "ordinary care", which would be defined as that care which a reasonably prudent trainer would use, you are not "negligent", and if you are not negligent, you cannot be liable for the athlete's injuries. Some jurisdictions require that the plaintiff prove more than ordinary negligence, and require recklessness as the standard needed to impose liability. But having nothing to do with potentials for liability, a pediatrician is NOT the specialty whose expertise should be...

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  9. Should I sue the insurance company?

    Answered 13 days ago.

    1. Steven Ronald Kuhn
    2. Barry P. Goldberg
    3. Stephen I. Lane
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    I know it can be a pain dealing with insurance companies. It's particularly difficult when you're trying to work with the other party's company. If your claim is just property damage, you're almost always better off going through your own insurance company, as they owe you a duty of fair dealing, whereas the other company owes you no duty at all.

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  10. Is there a suit for warfarin

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Stephen I. Lane
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    4. Matthew Charles Friedman
    5. Michael J. Lewis
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    You should absolutely retain a qualified and experienced medical malpractice attorney. While you may be eligible for participation in a class action, in my opinion you have a very strong medical malpractice case. One of the rare, but well-known complications of warfarin is skin necrosis. Your doctor should have taken you off the drug as soon as you were showing signs of adverse reactions. You need to plan for all of the needs today and in the future. There is no doubt you will have to...

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