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Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
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  • How can I get my license back after I get a ticket for driving with no insurance . I was also in a accident .

    While driving I hit two separate cars that were parked, since my axle on my car broke after first impact . I parked to the side and the cop cited me for no insurance and driving an unsafe vehicle . Car is not drivable , I have no garage , and even...

    Charles’s Answer

    An attorney is best but MINIMALLY, you MUST
    1.) Pay fines
    2.) Pay for ALL damage to the cars you hit
    3.) Provide proof of sale of car
    4.) Say as little as possible.

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  • Is this "sue-able" for false advertising?

    Around a year ago Xbox One announced they would be bringing games from Xbox 360 to Xbox one via backward compatibility. On their original promo add there was a photo of the cover of EA Skate 3. Their site admin "Mr. Retro" stated it would be avail...

    Charles’s Answer

    This is NOT a viable claim unless prosecuted as a class action. Your stated damages aren't much more than the filing fees to file a lawsuit.

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  • Do I have a case?

    I was involved in an accident in which I hit the rear end of an eighteen wheeler. The eighteen wheeler had no brake lights. I was driving my sisters' car she had insurance and I also have car insurance. I broke my pelvis in the accident and am now...

    Charles’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues that you NEED a truck accident attorney. That said, if the pre-trip inspection indicates that the lights were working and there are no witnesses, it is your word against his. Moreover, He can argue that you were following too close or you would have identified that the truck was stopping. This will be aggressively defended. Good Luck.

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  • Workers comp herniated disc

    I got into work related accident In about 7 years ago and the company did not put me under workers comp or they did not open workers comp case the told me to stay home and they paid all the medical bills and they paid my salary for the whole ent...

    Charles’s Answer

    You CANNOT force your employer to make work available to you but you CAN force them to pay the difference if you need to do lighter work and earn less money. Call an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney ASAP. There is no up front cost and it is the ONLY way for you to learn your options.

    I cannot stress too strongly that you WILL be disadvantaged if you do not hire an attorney. For Illinois Workers' Compensation claims, you will ALWAYS cheat yourself if your do not hire experienced counsel. You will have someone to guide you through the process AND when it is time to settle, an attorney can add value to your case IN EXCESS of his fee. So, you have fewer headaches AND you get more money. It really is a no-brainer.

    You can find an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney here on AVVO. Attorneys on AVVO want to help you but we are not permitted to solicit your business. You must contact us.

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  • Can I sue (in small claims court) a person who is covered my insurance for damages caused to a vehicle in an accident?

    My car was hit while I was working in the parking lot of my workplace. I was not in the car at the time and was notified of the accident after the fact. The damages to my car according to the estimate is $3861.43. The market value of my car is ...

    Charles’s Answer

    If $1,417.43 is the fair market value of the car, that is your maximum recovery. The insurance company may also require surrender of your title if you want to keep the car because they would own it. If you want to repair it, you may have to "buy" it back from them for the salvage value.

    If the car is worth more, press the insurance company for a market survey to determine how much the same car has recently sold for in your area.

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  • Do i have any legal recourse for out of pocket expense for an accident i did not cause.

    I was in an accident on the 11th. of July I was t-boned on the drivers side of my car by a large suv. No one was injured but my car was badly damaged and is at a body shop waiting for an appraiser whom will not be out until the 27th. of July i wa...

    Charles’s Answer

    As Mr. Friedman noted, your options are VERY limited when the amount in controversy is so low. You certainly could not justify hiring counsel.

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  • Can a lawsuit be refiled in Illinois after being dismissed because the attorney did not make an appearances?

    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...

    Charles’s Answer

    On these circumstances, probably. You are generally NOT able to reinstate a case that is dismissed for longer than 60 days. Hire another attorney IMMEDIATELY.

    You can find an experienced Personal Injury attorney here on AVVO. Attorneys on AVVO want to help you but we are not permitted to solicit your business. You must contact us.

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  • Someone threathen me and my familys life. I dont know what to do...

    I am a kiosk owner in the shopping mall and the owner of the other kiosk came to me and threathen me and my family members life with the reason he lost money while compiting with my prices. He did this verbally so I dont have any proof.. Any advis...

    Charles’s Answer

    If you truly feel this threat was sincere, make a police report. Then go to the Marion County Prosecutor and request that charges be filed against the other kiosk owner for Intimidation. Given that your businesses are so near to each other, it may be impossible to enforce any protective Order.

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  • Can a hospital fire me if I'm off work on workers comp?

    Was injured on 3-2-16 with tendinitis. Had surgery on 5-17-16 to repair my right elbow. Now the Dr. Has me going to pt for 4 weeks. Been off of work the whole time. Today I received a call from my employer saying my position was given up for hire,...

    Charles’s Answer

    Unless you are protected under a collective bargaining agreement or employee manual, they almost certainly CAN fire you. That is what it means to be an "at will" employee. No state law protects you from dismissal. The only protection under the various Workers' Compensation laws is protection against any retaliation that an employer may take against you BECAUSE you filed a Workers Compensation claim. You correctly note that FMLA is your ONLY protection against job loss. Your attorney should have explained the importance of working with your employer to accommodate your light duty restrictions so as not to exhaust your FMLA time.

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