I hurt my left shoulder 11/2016. I was getting TTD until 2/2017, my benefits got cutt off at this time due to their M.D IME report stating its preexisting condition and I'm clear to return. 3/2017, I had my own orthopedic evaluation and MRI-A stat...
If you mean "will the insurance company authorize surgery?" The answer is "maybe." The case CANNOT "settle" until you are at MMI (maximum medical improvement) and you haven't even had needed surgery yet. Discuss all of this with YOUR attorney who you are PAYING to represent you. The Arbitrator's recommendation in a pre-trial DOES carry weight but it is NOT binding. You are probably a MINIMUM of 9-12 months from settlement. Communicate with your attorney, THROUGHOUT your case, NOT just when it's time to settle. Good luck.See question
Got pulled over and was told my plate was illegal or invalid. However, my registration proves it legal. Should I get the ticket dismissed?
Why was it invalid? ....................................See question
To start things off, I was parked at a local gas station for about 45 minutes while I finished a snack and awaited a call from my friend who lived about 6 miles away so I could visit. I get a text from him, so I was on my way. That's when I notice...
On YOUR facts,here's what I see: 1.) You admit to driving while suspended; 2.) If you are known to the police OR your brother's license is also suspended, the stop was good; 3.) If you are NOT known to the police AND your brother's license is NOT suspended, the stop was BAD; 4.) The canine unit is a red herring because you were alone with a suspended license so the car HAD to be towed. That means that the police HAD to perform an inventory search. I assume that drugs or weapons were found.
Stop posting and contact an experienced, local attorney to represent you. If you posted bond, you are probably not eligible for a PD because most Indiana courts have a pool of attorneys who are willing to represent you for assignment of the bond.See question
I work at a restaurant and received severe burns to my hand. I have to take at least 2 weeks off work and with 2 kids that a tough blow financially. Am I entitled to some sort of partial or full compensation for the days of work I'll miss?
If you must be off work for 2 weeks or longer by direction of your doctor, you are entitled to be paid for EVERY day you miss.
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. We CANNOT charge you a fee for benefits that are voluntarily paid by your employer, 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.See question
They wrote the time down for an hour after the court closes
More importantly, call the Court to make sure a bench warrant was not issued for Failure to Appear. If it was, take the ticket to the Court so that the Warrant can be recalled.
Assuming that the underlying offense was a traffic matter, hire a traffic attorney to represent you and perhaps keep it off of your record.See question
My boyfriend was arrested in Hamilton County, IN. We posted bond days ago but he has warrants out of Howard County, we have called the court and the jail trying to pay his bail for those warrants. No one will let us pay, Hamilton County says the...
Please recognize that your boyfriend has multiple warrants in multiple counties. THAT is crazy. If any of the warrants is a bench warrant for Failure to Appear, there is NO bond because it is NOT bondable. He MUST remain in custody until he sees the judge and he files a bond petition.
Please also note that posting bond in most Indiana jurisdictions makes you ineligible for a public defender because there are attorneys who will accept the representation for assignment of the bond. Bonding him out may have been a bad strategy, especially if you cannot afford or choose not to post bond on the other offenses.
Discuss the situation with local counsel, preferably someone who regularly practices in BOTH Hamilton and Howard Counties. Good luck.See question
I've been doing everything the case worker ask me to but now since I've been injured at work and got fire what should I suspect from the court, the case worker, my attorney and also foster parents? I am in the process of a new career?
You should consult a Family Law attorney about custody of your daughter.
You should ALSO consult a Workers' Compensation attorney about your injury. Though an injured worker CAN be fired, they MUST be paid while they recover and their medical must be paid also. Workers' Compensation attorneys do not charge for consults and there is no up-front fees or costs so your up-front cost is zero.See question
About 12 years ago I was arrested for check deception. It was just a checkbook mistake on my part, but definitely not intentional. I was entered into a deferment program and was told that's all there was to it unless I got in trouble again(which I...
Prosecution was deferred. You were NOT convicted of anything. The fact of the arrest will remain on any NCIC report that is run.See question
Nephew with bipolar didn't appear in court 4 times for driving without seatbelt, was driving with suspended license and pulled over because headlight out and put in jail pending court on Monday and a fine of $1,250.
There are two questions. 1.) There is no bond on a bench warrant because you failed to appear. 2.) This is not 18th century England. You CANNOT be held in custody because of a debt. If the suspended license charge was "Suspended Prior" it is NOT a traffic ticket but a Misdemeanor. If he pleads guilty or is found guilty of a Misdemeanor, he CAN serve jail time. The most common result of unpaid fines is indefinite suspension of your license. Hire a traffic attorney to represent him.
If his bipolar disorder is so bad that he cannot appear in court, he may not be fit to drive.See question
hurt at work he took severe blow to head which caused a stroke; couple weeks after being discharged he experienced seizures which has caused more damage to his brain he is on workmans comp but the hospital was never addressed and I think their rel...
I agree with my learned colleagues. I would only add that if your husband's employer already agreed that he is permanently and totally disabled, no attorney can charge you more than $100.00. Saving that $100.00 may have cost you hundreds of thousands. Hire experienced counsel before more bad things happen.See question