my brother is in a Indiana prison on a sex offense,in July inmates of that prison beat him breaking his shin an arm his pelvis and fractured his skull he was sent to a area hospital and placed in critical care where he fought for his life he has s...
I agree with my colleagues. I would especially reinforce that you have what amounts to a six-month statue of limitations for filing your tort claims notice. If your brother does not serve that within 180 days, he will be forever barred from recovery. I would further advise that he consult an attorney as soon as possible. Obviously, you may need to assist him in identifying a suitable attorney. No matter how good the case, attorneys are always very reluctant to accept representation on cases where a filing deadline is looming.See question
The 1st officer on scene knew the victim in the accident had a personal relationship with the individual. Can they be involved on investigation?
He was the first responder and would prepare a report. There would typically NOT be "investigation" unless there were fatalities. Did someone die? Was the accident your fault?See question
Got proper saying were recently arrested for something I haven't done in a place I have t been one month and then month layers warrnt so confused
The prosecutor has 5 years to charge a felony and 2 years to charge a misdemeanor. They also have the option of charging you by means of warrant or summons. Carefully read the charging information (list of offenses you are charged with) and the probable cause affidavit (basis for judge approving the charges). Do not post any further details online. You need to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.See question
I was broadsided on my driver's side by a driver who ran a red light. She admitted fault, was ticketed and fined. This was her 6th traffic violation in this county. I was taken by ambulance with injury to my left wrist and hand. X-rays showed mino...
You need an attorney.
You don't ask for a specific amount for pain and suffering. Rather, the insurance company will want to settle the claim, in its entirety. They will not pay one penny in medical bills until you agree on that number. Given that you are a professional and the mother of 4, I will assume that you have health insurance. Realize that that health insurance must be repaid. If you have an attorney, you can reduce the amount that you have to pay your insurance company by one third. Moreover, no insurance company is going to take you seriously. If you don't agree with the amount of any proposed settlement, what are you going to do? You would eventually have to hire an attorney to file a lawsuit. Rather than create more headaches for yourself, it is far better to hire an attorney now.See question
Hi, My 20 year old daughter was hit from behind, by another 19 year old driver. The girl who hit my daughter, said she was covered under her Mother's insurance and gave her mother's insurance card to the officer. After a month, the claim was den...
Sue both. Under Illinois law, the mother is only personally responsible if she sent her daughter on an errand or the daughter was doing something else at the Request of her mother.
Don't confuse that with insurance coverage. There probably is insurance. As long as the daughter had permission to drive the car, the daughter was insured unless the mothers insurance policy had an express exclusion for the daughter. Though certainly possible, this is very rare.
Even if there is no insurance, you will probably eventually recover the loss because it will be read ported to the Illinois BMV/Secretary of State which will in turn suspend both the mothers and the daughters drivers licenses until one or both of them enters into a repayment agreement with you and adheres to it.
If your daughter or any of her passengers were injured, simply turn the matter over to a personal injury attorney.See question
I was involved in a hit and run. I thought I was fine but now I have upper back soreness and tingling in my left hand going down to my fingers.
Sooner is better so don't wait any longer. NEVER treat with a chiropractor after an automobile accident unless you are referred by an orthopedic doctor. You will eventually need an attorney. It would be very wise to hire an attorney earlier, rather than later so that he can guide you through your care and avoid any additional missteps.See question
At fault driver slammed into my drivers side, totalled my car, she was looking down(cellphone probably) and my injuries were whiplash resulting in 3 herniated discs, and progression of disc disease throughout spine. Happened 13 months ago. I also ...
This is a perfect example of why it makes sense for you to have significantly higher personal injury coverage on your own insurance. It is the cheapest component of your insurance.
You have the correct answer but here is the longer explanation: you absolutely can sue the at fault driver but that would be silly. You would end up spending a minimum of $7000-$10,000 working up the case for trial. Once you got a verdict, the Defendant's insurance company is going to give you exactly the same $50,000. Let's say that your verdict is in the amount of $250,000. If you were the Defendant, would you choose to allow your wages to be garnished $1000 a month for 18 years or would you simply spend $500-$1000 to declare bankruptcy? Most people would declare bankruptcy.
If the Defendant declares bankruptcy, after the time expense and effort of a trial, you would be left with at least $7000 less than you would have had if you settled. Consider it a lesson learned and increase your insurance coverage.See question
I am trying to get a hold of the Lawyer in charge of the collections to explain that this was settled and been paid but the secretary will not give me any information what so ever. I initially called and while she was telling me i missed a payment...
This was improperly classified as criminal defense. I have reclassified it as debt collection. Though the staff's behavior seems clearly rude and unprofessional, I do not understand why you cannot simply appear in Court with your repayment agreement and canceled checks or copies of money orders memorializing payment.
If you entered into an agreement to repay a lesser amount by a date certain and failed to make the payment in a timely fashion, it may be that the creditor is seeking to collect the rest of the money originally owed.
You would know this by reviewing your own correspondence with the creditor or the collection attorney.See question
I had an admitted shoulder injury while I was working on the job, and I was sent to the company doctor, who took me off work for eight weeks on "temporary total disability." During that time, I received TTD benefits or two-thirds of my wages. ...
The answer is in your contract. Ask your union. TTD is NOT taxable. If properly calculated, your TTD should be roughly equivalent to your NET pay when you were working unless you work a great deal of discretionary overtime.
Perhaps your TTD was miscalculated. Consult an attorney. Initial consults are generally without charge.See question
In 1996 a person surrendered, turned over the illegal weapon used in a homicide and was charged with first-degree murder. The person was offered a plea agreement and plead guilty to a lesser charge of reckless homicide due to the alleged manner ...
The simple answer to your question is "NO." Courts can ONLY act on matters before them. If the Defendant refused to appeal his plea, there is NOTHING that ANYONE can do. NO OTHER FACTS MATTER.See question