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Our teenage son just received his driver's license last week. He's not going to have a car of his own and will only be driving our car during the weekend. My agent says it's okay not to put him on my policy. We have comprehensive insurance. Is...
While it really depends on your policy and it's language, odds are he needs to be named on it as a driver to avoid a coverage dispute in case something happens. While most policies allow for insureds to allow someone else to drive their car and for that person to subsequently have coverage, if the person is a regular operator of the car they likely need to be on the policy.
Get your policy out and read through it. If you're not sure, hire an attorney to review it for you.See question
I was hit by someone cutting across the parking lot (as the driver of a vehicle) I suffered what I thought were minor injuries and intended to take any offered settlement, after several treatments and over a year my pain and discomfort have not ce...
Look for an attorney who handles injury cases either exclusively or as the bulk of their practices.
Often times a knowledgeable attorney can help you recover substantially more than someone who just dabbles in it. Call a few attorneys, nearly all injury attorneys will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation. Pick someone you are comfortable with and you trust.
Make sure whoever you select is someone who not only takes on such cases but has experience in taking them to trial. Not all cases settle, sometimes the client can benefit by turning down all offers and taking the matter to trial.See question
If My ins. co. unable to settle w plaintiffs ins. I will be provided a lawyer. Since i am not financially liable, will lose a days pay, with no compensation and should have never been involved because plaintffs ins. Co. Should have initially conta...
Your insurance policy obligates you to cooperate and participate. If you fail to and if prejudices your case then you can be denied coverage and become personally liable for the collision which can lead to a suspension of your drivers license.
Contact your attorney and explain your situation. Ask them if there is anyway for them to handle it without you appearing, though not common, sometimes this is possible.
Also, look at your insurance policy. Sometimes companies will compensate a person when they have to go to court.See question
what happens if you cannot afford someone to defend you in court
If your charged with a crime that is punishable by jail time then you can ask the court to appoint an attorney for you.
If it's a civil case then you can either represent yourself or seek an attorney who will represent you pro bono (for free). Legal aid clinics, law schools and some private attorneys provide free or low cost legal services from time to time, though not always.
Worst case scenario, file an appearance and represent yourself. Do not ignore it, that's a sure way to lose.See question
I received a notice in the mail that my wages would be garnished for a medical bill from several years ago. I did not have health insurance and visited an ER. With the garnishment at 15% of my disposable income I am unable to pay for my rent. I am...
If you were never served with the lawsuit and they used an old address you did not live at then a motion to quash service and to vacate the judgement against you is in order. Creditors cannot serve you at an address you do not reside at and if they do and you later learn about the case the judgment is voidable because you never had the chance to defend yourself.
If you go this route you will need to promptly file a motion asking the court to quash the improper service on you, support the motion with an affidavit from yourself that attests to where you lived and provide the plaintiffs attorney with notice of the motion.
It's obviously easier to have an attorney do this for you, but if you can't afford to hire one you certainly can represent yourself.
File the motion asap. If your wages are subject to garnishment then your employer will start to withhold funds immediately and until otherwise directed by the court.
The other routes you can go with this would be to call the cresidtors attorney and see if you can work something else out in terms of a payment plan that doesn't include garnishment or, file for bankruptcy to have the entire debt discharged.
You have options, you just have to decide what route to go.
If you have additional questions then call an attorney who handles debt collection defense cases, many of us provide free phone consultations.
Good luck to you.See question
My father passed away and had a life insurance policy.But we dont know who the beneficiary is.my mother and my brothers all called the insurance company to find out if any one of us is the beneficiary.But the lady said were not.so i asked who is ...
Talk with a probate attorney. They should be able to help.See question
My mother broke her leg due to a pot hole in a mall parking lot that was covered by snow. She hired a law firm to represent her interests because the break required surgery to repair and complications resulted from the surgery. The attorney handli...
You need to retain a new lawyer immediately. If the case has been dismissed for want of prosecution it can likely be refiled, but you're limited on the amount of time you have to do this.
Select an AVVO attorney, and give him/her a call ASAP. Do not wait.See question
Someone at my job was served instead of myself for a credit card debt lawsuit. I can prove I was not on the property at the time of service. Also witnesses will state they told the process server I was not there and he left the paperwork on the co...
Assuming the judge did not give special permission to allow this type of service (which is unlikely), serving a co-worker at work is not proper service. On this basis alone you should be able to get the judgment vacated.
The time you have to appear depends on the case - in Will County if the case is in either the SC (small claims) or the AR (arbitration) division then you are supposed to be in court on the return day. If you're not it's possible to be defaulted.
Call an experienced debt collection defense lawyer, many of us provide free phone consultations.See question
Hello Does any judgement agenst me for example t mobile sued my for not pating my bill , means automatically lien on my apartment? One more question, how long does it take for some company to sue me and put a liean on my apartment ? Thank you...
Unless you own your apartment they can't place a lien against it.
You do not get a lien simply by obtaining a judgment, there are extra steps that they would need to take to record the judgement as a lien.
If a lawsuit is filed against you it can take a few months or longer to obtain a judgement, it depends on the court and the attorney. If you don't fight it you will make it easy for them and they will default you, likely on the first court date.See question
my new 2016 car was in accident.. the car is only 5 weeks old... it was the other persons fault..its in shop now being repaired,,, her insurance is paying for it...can I file diminished value ?she hit me(who do I go after her or her insurance com...
Illinois law allows you to receive the lesser of the following: "the reasonable expense of necessary repair of the property plus the difference between the fair market value of the property immediately before the occurrence and its fair market value after the property is repaired." or "the difference between the fair market value of the property immediately before the occurrence and the fair market value of the unpaired property immediately after the occurrence." See Illinois Pattern Jury Instruction 30.10.
Under the first part of the equation you can recover what you're looking for. Before you sign a release make sure it's clear that you are not waiving the diminished value. Second, while you may deal with the other party's insurance company if you have to file suit you will need to do so against that person directly as Illinois does not recognize "direct action" cases against insurance companies. Third, you're going to run into a problem proving your case if you end up filing suit - specifically with proving the values as you're going to need an expert to provide these opinions. If you believe the fair market value on your car is $15,200 and someone is willing to buy it for $13,500 your damages are likely limited to the difference - $1,700. Finally, good luck getting an insurance company to even negotiate with you over diminished value, most don't consider it and most adjusters and attorneys don't understand it.
As you're dealing with a brand-new vehicle this might be a case worth pursuing but it will take some thoughtful and thorough consideration before taking any action.See question