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  • How can I obtain the case file, fda reports etc as evidence for a strong case presentation.

    In July of last year, I suffered a massive stroke from a blood clot within roughly 15 minutes of completing a plasma donation at a well known for profit donation center. In 2003, a woman donated at the same company, in a different state and within...

    Charles’s Answer

    Provided negligence can be proven, this is NIT a DIY project . If it is important enough to litigate, it is important enough to hire experienced counsel. Seriously, Successful prosecution of a med mal claim takes specialized knowledge, doctors who are willing to advise you, and and a big pile of money.

    Hire experienced counsel, NOW.

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  • Is 15500 a fair settlement for negligence of used car dealer for letting someone drive without a DL ?!

    I was involved in a car accident with an undocumented person. He was never issued a drivers license. The car he was driving was from a used car dealership. They have taken responsibility for accident . My car was totaled. I suffered soft tissue...

    Charles’s Answer

    Your question cannot be answered without review of the medical records.Do NOT settle this case without consulting an experienced attorney. NO insurance company would offer 2x special damages unless there were some significant injury. You may have a herniated disk in your neck or back as a result of the accident. If you do, the case is worth 5x what you are being offered. Moreover, you need to PAY BACK your group health insurance / Medicare AND your own med pay. If you do NOT have an attorney, you will need to repay them, dollar for dollar. If you hire an attorney, you can take a 1/3 reduction PLUS a pro rata share of costs.

    You CANNOT do better than a professional personal injury attorney AND you have the headaches of making sure everyone is paid or repaid. Consults are free. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by consulting an attorney BEFORE you settle.

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  • My settlement money for my son's traumatic brain injury is gone because my lawyer's house was about to get foreclosed.

    my lawyer had to spend my $150,000 check to pay off his mortgage debt so that his house doesn't get foreclosed now he says that it will take him years to return my settlement money to him. my soon needs that money to pay rehabilitation. are there ...

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    Your attorney will almost certainly lose his license if your understanding is correct. The good news is that the ARDC has a Client Protection Fund which will cover $100,000 of your loss.

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  • Is ptd more then ttd benefits

    Can anyone tell me do ptd be more then ttd im at mmi i cant perform the duties i was doing before my injuries and my job also deny my accompdations and the reason for is they dont have anything. so can you tell me if ptd rate different from ttd

    Charles’s Answer

    The rates are the same but you probably do not qualify for PTD. Unless you had a catastrophic injury such as amputation of TWO major limbs, an insurance carrier would NOT agree to PTD. You would need to go to trial and that is far more than you should attempt without experienced counsel.

    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.

    Consult an experienced attorney before you do anything else.

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  • Can you give me a timeframe on how long it will take for workers comp to approve the surgery?

    On day 432 of work comp case. My attorney had to file a petition for alternative medical care three weeks ago to force the issue of other side hiring a surgeon. Magically it worked in three days ,and they hired a surgeon. My pre surgery appointme...

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    I must respectfully disagree with my colleagues who suggest that your attorney is doing his job if you have only received 2 of the 62 payments to which you are entitled. You could have had a hearing on an emergency basis (19(b)(1)) within 2 months of filing and you would almost certainly have had a decision within 3 months of filing, nearly a year ago. Make your attorney explain just exactly what he IS doing and how long it will take. A regular emergency motion can take 3-4 months from the time of filing to the time of the Decision AND it can be appealed which can take another year.

    This greatly affects your life and your credit. YOU have a duty to understand the process and your attorney has a duty to explain it.

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  • So based on this what should I do because the opposite insurance only cover 80% not 100% even though it is their fault?

    I was driving down on main neighborhood street. In one T intersection, there is no stop sign for me but the opposite party had a stop sign. The opposite party missed his/her stop sign, and hit my rear back door. The person admitted that it was the...

    Charles’s Answer

    Complain to the Illinois Department of Insurance, IN WRITING and copy the at-fault driver's carrier. Include a copy of the police report which memorializes the other drivers admission and the fact that he was cited for running a stop sign. They will probably "reconsider."

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  • What do i do now if my job saying that they cant accommodate me

    Hi hurt myself at work i operate trains had a acdf c3-c5 i no longer can performs the duties of operating i have restrictions i receive workers comp i applied for reasonable accommodations my job deny me for the reasonable accommodations so can...

    Charles’s Answer

    You are in over your head. "Reasonable accommodation" has nothing to do with Workers' Compensation. Your employer has no obligation to continue your employment if you cannot do the work for which you were hired. You probably have a wage differential which means that you are entitled to the difference between what you earned BEFORE you were injured and what you can earn now.

    You REALLY need an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney ASAP. Make sure that any attorney you hire is able to explain the process in terms you can understand. Anyone who can't explain what they are going to do almost certainly doesn't have the experience to handle your claim, effectively.

    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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  • What can he do about the whole situation and how do he go about pleading? Should he plead guilty or not guilty ?

    Me and some friends got arrested at a party in college my friends and I all had a court date except my boyfriend he called and called but they kept saying they had nothing on file for him. A couple weeks later I have my meeting because I have to t...

    Charles’s Answer

    If he failed to appear, a Bench Warrant issued, automatically. He needs to hire defense counsel IMMEDIATELY! He should provide the dates, times, and the clerk with whom he spoke (when he called to ask if he had charges pending) to his defense attorney. He NEEDS to take this seriously to avoiud having a criminal record. It is not too late for his attorney to negotiate a plea that would keep this off of his record provided he has a clean record. Good luck.

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  • Three weeks and still no summons?

    So a few weeks ago I was called by a detective and he said he was charging me with petty misdemeanor theft (long story, I'd prefer not to get into it on here, basically I got involved with a stupid friend). He told me that he was filing the char...

    Charles’s Answer

    The prosecutor has 2 years from the date of the alleged offense to file. Most misdemeanor offenses are charged less than 6 months after the incident.

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