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  • The suspect was not arrested yet after car accident that's his fault

    my cousin was killed T boned by other driver. happened may 2012 in Macomb county mi. finally got the report in November 2012 that the suspect ran red light. my in laws called the city cops before December they said we have send report to the coun...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Justice may appear to move slowly but victims and their families must work with the local authorities and as an affected person, you should consider consulting with a local attorney in your location to help you.

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  • Why want my attorney give me a number for what my case is worth?

    I was rear ended by dr. pepper. A demand letter was sent to the insurance adjuster. My attorney was waiting on the economist report and it was received on Friday. He only gave me the numbers of what my loss earnings are but no more. I became disab...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Speak with your attorney and let him or her know your concerns.

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  • IS THIS CONSIDERED MALPRACTICE? CAN I SUE MY EMPLOYER'S DOCTOR?

    Since I been doing a specific job at work, I have been complaining about a burning, pain in my back followed by a numbing sensation. I went to see the plant doctor, he failed to even look at the painful area, nor did he ask me where the pain was l...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Respectfully, this is the sort of complex matter where you should consult directly with a local attorney in your location.

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  • CRESTWOOD WATER CONTAMINATION LAW SUIT NEED HELP

    AT 26 WAS DIAGNOSED WITH COLON CANCER NO FAMILY HISTORY OF ANY CANCERS LIVED IN CRESTWOOD WITH CONTAMINATED WATER. UNDERWENT SURGERIES AND CHEMOTHERAPY

    Stephen’s Answer

    Mr. Hoffman's answer is right on the point. Often there will be a group of lead attorneys. I'm certainly sorry for your situation and I urge you to take action promptly. Water contamination and environmental hazards are of great concern. In the rural areas, farm activity is a big issue.

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  • I was in a hit and run and the driver most likely will not be identified. will UMPD pay for my damanges as i am liability only?

    i know this varies by state, i am in illinois and have nationwide insurance if this helps. i can't seem to understand from my policy papers.

    Stephen’s Answer

    You may be referencing uninsured motorist PROPERTY damage where you have no collision coverage. Make a claim as if you have this coverage, if hit by uninsured driver, even if no collision, you most likely can recover. This coverage is important for those that don't want collision coverage. You should realize how important it is to have adequate coverage. Good luck.

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  • IDOT will be receiving my Illinois Motorist Report on the 28th day after the incident. Am I going to be in trouble?

    Reason for being late: The IMR form was unknowingly misplaced the day of the incident. I happened upon it 26 days later. I read it and in a panic filled it out and Fed-Xed it to IDOT.

    Stephen’s Answer

    You may well be in violation of the reporting requirement but the key is to complete same and consider consulting with an attorney in your area. There may be circumstances that lead to delay in competition, however, getting it completed and sent in is your duty.

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  • Does an Illinois Motorist Report need to be sent in when 1 car had no damage, other car had bumper ($250) damage, & no injuries?

    Both drivers insured. The only damage (which won't be reported to insurance), was under $1500. One driver had a sore ankle, but refused any medical attention. Other driver and passenger both said they were not injured at all.

    Stephen’s Answer

    The Illinois Motorist Reports outlines the requirement on the report. Even if it is determined that no report is to be sent in, depending on circumstances, you might consider completing same. Injuries and claims often result when at first review none is likely. There can be consequences to failing to complete such a form. The value of the property damage may vary and the value may exceed the amount. Consider consulting with an attorney in your location for a complete review promptly.

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  • What are my best options?

    ) I merged into another lane impacting a motorcycle causing 35mph damage. A officer showed up and I was cited with "improperly merging" . ) The vehicle I was driving was registered to another person with insurance , however they don't want ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    While legal information is of assistance, please consider consulting with an attorney in your location promptly.

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  • Insurance companies are playing cheap. Do i need to bring theses to small claims?

    I got a rear-end accident by an at-fault driver and got another accident by a different at-fault driver(while getting a medical treatment). and it was a brand new car. Despite of full repair(cost-$8000 and $6000 each), the condition of the car was...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Consult with a lawyer in your location.

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  • Can you sue for Internet harassment and defamation of character

    My boyfriend for over 20 years is being harassed by a former friend who grew more feelings for him then was there. She became pregnant while on a vacation with friends which he was not there, came back and started telling everyone that she's h...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Consider consulting with an attorney in your location.

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