Gerald William Napleton’s Answers

Gerald William Napleton

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 14
  1. Auto hit by woman w/ no license and no ins. I am college student with no money and only liability cov. How can I pursue-

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gerald William Napleton
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    4. Chen Kasher
    5. Mark Dean
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    That's a bummer. You don't realize the importance of uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage until it is too late. You have an uphill climb ahead of you. You'll have to find this woman and sue her individually. She may be judgment proof and completely without assets making all that work essentially for naught. Good luck.

    Selected as best answer

  2. Should I consult with an attorney?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Gerald William Napleton
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Philip Anthony Fabiano
    4. C. Donald Briggs III
    5. Kevin William Attkisson
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    This may be the strangest fact pattern I've seen here. Have you been sued? If so, you need to consult with an attorney who can best advise you of your options. If you haven't been sued then I would find it difficult for someone to sue you based on ringing their doorbell - unless something is missing from this story. So, if you've been sued please consult a lawyer. If you haven't, I don't believe you should worry about any impending lawsuits (though anything is possible).

    14 lawyers agreed with this answer

  3. What are my rights, can i sue the company or their insurance or my superiors?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Gerald William Napleton
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    4. John M Connell
    5. Michael Lebovitz
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You may have a valid workers' compensation claim. The company's negligence isn't a factor as your only recourse is to file a claim with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. If a third party (someone or something different than your employer) was a cause of the accident you may be able to file suit against that person/entity through a third-party suit for personal injury. You should look into hiring a workers' compensation attorney quickly to get your past Temporary Total...

    11 lawyers agreed with this answer

  4. 4 OWI's after 1999 = Lifetime revocation....... Is there a reason why has this never been taken to the Supreme Court?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Gerald William Napleton
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Raymond George Wigell
    4. Joshua Sachs
    5. Raymond M. Flavin III
    5 lawyer answers

    The problem is that driving is not considered an absolute constitutional right. Challenges to the Supreme Court would bear little fruit. This must be handled by the legislature, as Attorney Goldstein said.

    Selected as best answer

  5. Does piercing a corporate veil require a chancery proceeding?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gerald William Napleton
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4. Jennifer Lynn Mozwecz
    4 lawyer answers

    No, but it will have to be done via amending your complaint and adding a defendant in an individual capacity. You'll need leave of court/permission to do that. Piercing the veil is difficult and requires a good faith basis to be alleged in a pleading. If you're doing this without an attorney make sure you have an adequate basis (there's a lot of information on piercing the veil and its requirements available online) as the court can sanction you for filing an allegation that isn't based in...

    Selected as best answer

  6. I am starting my own website business in Illinois. Can I write my own operating agreement? (See Details Please)

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Gerald William Napleton
    3. Roman J. Seckel
    4. Markus May
    5. Bruce E. Burdick
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    The operating agreement is the most important part of an LLC's foundation. It is possible for you to draft your own but ill-advised. There are factors that you may leave out which, upon dissolution or sale, end up hurting you or your partners. I would caution you against drafting your own. Lawyers fees are a cost of doing business. Find one you trust that has reasonable fees.

    9 lawyers agreed with this answer

  7. Federal grand jury proceedings question?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Timothy Witczak
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Gerald William Napleton
    4. Steven Andrew Kozicki
    5. Stephen F Wallace
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Hearsay is allowed in grand jury proceedings, however, its overuse can be considered prosecutorial misconduct. It's weight is determined by the members of the jury.

    9 lawyers agreed with this answer

  8. Recovering Lost Wages, Legal Fees, Emotional Distress In Traffic Court

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gerald William Napleton
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Thomas O. Moens
    4. Thomas G. Briody
    4 lawyer answers

    Be careful in how you go about defending yourself in traffic matters. Traffic laws are very specific, police officers are expert witnesses and it generally requires skillful lawyering in order to prevail. If you have a clean record you may be better off speaking to the prosecutor/village attorney to see if they'll agree to supervision or dismissal. If you intend to have a hearing be prepared to state a clear reason for why you're not guilty and be prepared to be able to prove whatever facts...

    Selected as best answer

  9. Are weekends included within times to plead or answer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gerald William Napleton
    2. J. Richard Kulerski
    3. Brandy Ann Peeples
    4. Daniel G. Gurwitz
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes. 21 days is 21 days, not 21 work days.

    Selected as best answer

  10. I was recently in a car accident without personal injury 2 weeks ago and my vehicle was badly damaged.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Anthony Robert Scifo
    2. Gerald William Napleton
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Katherine Susan Mix
    5. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    5 lawyer answers

    You still have a case. Many lawyers do not take property damage cases because of the low value at stake. You may be able to find an attorney willing to take the case on an hourly basis if there is enough money at stake to warrant the expense. Otherwise look into filing a small claim complaint on your own.

    8 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful