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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Fall while patient in hospital for unrelated issues, due to faulty railing, taken to ER, then to another hospital

for injuries, then rehab., released and sent home March 1, 2021. no photos of faulty stair railing available, has been repaired, no acceptance of responsibility but visit while in rehab and phone calls from someone, asking that he sign a 'release'...has not to this day signed. Are their... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Jul 26, 2021

It is necessary to know the nature of the faulty stair railing as well as the nature of the injury sustained and whether there are any deficits from the injury. It would be a premises case so you need to establish that the hospital knew or should have known of the defective banister. It is... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I was involved in a minor accident & I have no insurance. Will I have to go to court? They sent me an attorney lien lett
Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman answered on May 4, 2021

The short answer is that a lawyer for the party who may claim some injury has sent you the form letter that generally kicks off such a case. I'm sure the letter asks you to report this incident to your insurer, which you don't have. Many lawyers in your situation will turn to their... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: APPEARANCE FILED - FEE PAID - (JURY DEMAND) What does this mean
Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman answered on Apr 15, 2021

This means that the defendant(s) has filed an appearance and a demand for jury trial. This filing would almost always be filed by the attorney(s) representing the defendant(s).

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Belleville, Il. 62221 of St. Clair County. Question: Will get paid comp from missing 4 days of work (Covid 19)

In regards to being paid by worker's comp.

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Jan 24, 2021

If you contracted Covid-19 as a front-line worker, you enjoy a rebuttable presumption that it was work-related. Once that is proven, it is the same as any other Workers' Compensation claim. In Illinois, an injured worker is not compensated for the first three days that they must be off work... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Personal injury lawsuit in (Lake County) Illinois. See below.

In general when the deadline for doing something falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday the deadline is extended to the first day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

In Illinois does this apply to the deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit? Thank you.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 28, 2020

An Illinois attorney could answer best, but you await a response for two weeks. As a GENERAL matter in MANY jurisdictions, the practice you describe is often followed. But each jurisdiction can apply its own rules, customs, or practices. Therefore, it would be best to reach out to a local attorney.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Where can you find an attorney personally invested for a demand to ensure justice? practicing all areas of law
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Oct 19, 2020

I can only speak for myself as a criminal defense lawyer. I guess the best answer is to ask the lawyer you're thinking about hiring why they became a lawyer. I would also ask the lawyer what professional associations they belong to and why.

I find that many of the best criminal...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I was working at a customer's house and I injured my knee very badly so badly that I have to have an emergency surgery t

Can I sue her homeowners insurance company I'm pretty sure I can I need to do something very quickly

Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman answered on Oct 4, 2020

Two things come to mind. Were you working for an employer who carries workers' compensation insurance? Secondly, to your question on whether you can sue the homeowner for your injuries depends on what you believe was the cause of your knee injury. Was there something unsafe that the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I have been drinking sugar free drink packets since I was in Iraq in 2009 until now. Now I have crazy blood sugar levels

My blood sugar levels are super high due to an ingredient I was not aware would mess with my blood sugar, especially since I was drinking a SUGAR FREE DRINK Mix. So more than 10 years of drinking more than a gallon a day in 32oz water bottles each uaing a packet for flavor now I have super high... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 1, 2020

An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. There wasn't a question included in your post, but if you are wondering whether this situation gives rise to a legal cause of action, you would need to reach out to attorneys to discuss in greater detail. As you... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: So my ex ( gf at the time we are both girls ) got into a fight she’s 19 I’m 17 she wants to take me to court

She cheated on me I confronted her and she got mad and got my face and we started fighting but while physically fighting her phone was in her pocket and got broke she wants to take me to court and I’m wondering what’s the worst could happen

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 28, 2020

Well you are a juvenile, so they can put you on supervised probation and probably make you pay for the phone. Or, if you’re lucky they may just put you on a consent decree and not adjudicate you delinquent. Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Since I have got a citation dismissed and did not signed it. What will happen with the Illinois Crash report?

I am the one that got badly injured and car completely totaled.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 5, 2020

An Illinois attorney could best advise, but your question remains open for two weeks. The description here is somewhat brief, but the fact that your citation against you was dismissed is something in your favor. If the citation was for something administrative, it might not be significant. If the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: How do i find money already paid from non-constodial parent from 2002 that i never received .?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 26, 2020

An Illinois attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This does not look like a personal injury matter. There's no guarantee that all posts are picked up, but you could try reposting and adding Child Support and Family Law (and any other related categories) -... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I was the first to go through an unmarked intersection and was hit by a truck on my bike and was ticketed am I at fault.

I was more than 1/2 through the intersection on my motorized bike. I was thrown 15 plus feet by a suburban. My ankle was shattered and my bike was ruined. As well as stolen. Loss of ability to work. Inability to put any weight on my leg for 12 weeks. The intersection itself was completely unmarked... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Aug 23, 2020

Hire a personal injury lawyer. The ticket is small fries.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: my wife died car accident and is on her dad's insurance but since she's my wife do I get paid
John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Aug 22, 2020

This is a complicated issue. If you don’t have an attorney, you should retain one as soon as possible. You can feel free to contact me if you’re not represented.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I was shopping and upon exiting the store the door greeter grab my child by the arm while he was in a cart. Can I sue?

My child was in a cart and she did not have permission to touch my child. As many people as she sees all day and touching all the carts everyone touches I feel she put my child at risk for infection of covid-19 aren't there social distancing laws in place?!

George W. Svoboda
George W. Svoboda answered on Aug 10, 2020

Maybe, but what would your damages be? Also, what affirmative defense might the greeter have? You are only providing half of the facts. Did your child grab an item that wasn't paid for? Was your child in danger and about to fall? It's not clear why the greeter touched your child.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Illinois on
Q: My McDonald's burger was wrapped and had a glove wrapped with it. Can I sue them for covid health hazard?

We ate more than half the food in the bag. When I pulled out another burger to eat I noticed that there was a full blown glove wrapped with the burger.

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on May 19, 2020

I understand how gross this must make you feel.

Can you sue? You can sue anyone for anything, but that doesn't mean you can win. I imagine you'll have a hard time finding a lawyer to bring a claim for this unless you can prove you were injured. Injury might be a long term...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Q: What should I do I rent an apartment and when I was walking down stairs the stair broke to where my foot went through.

Hurting my back and foot is swollen and bruised. Where should I go from here.

Jeremy Wang
Jeremy Wang answered on Apr 13, 2020

If you are experiencing pain then you need to seek medical attention right away. An injured person should not allow the Co-vid 19 pandemic to result in untreated pain, or even worse, allowing a severe injury to become permanent or cause death out of fear of going to the doctor. The emergency rooms... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Insurance Defense for Illinois on
Q: When do I send out my demand letter?

I’ve spoken with the other party’s insurance adjuster haven’t signed anything or given a recorded statement. Just given him a few pieces of my medical records pertaining to this injury. I am still have ongoing medical treatment. I have no attorney I’m handling this insurance claim all by... Read more »

Steve McCann
Steve McCann answered on Mar 5, 2020

You generally send out demand letters once your treatment has been completed. That said, you are doing yourself an immense disservice by not having an attorney represent you, especially considering the severity of the injuries you described. You will never receive a fair offer unless you are... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I have a personal injury claim and I have 30 days to appeal it I am looking for an attorney to help me if possible

I fell and broke my left wrist and have a plate and screws in it I had huby and Abraham’s and they won’t appeal the case I m a disabled women on disability and have limited income

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 3, 2020

If you have a pending appeal, please do NOT lose time waiting for a response here. This is only a Q & A Board, not an attorney referral service. Start looking for attorneys on your own without further delay. An attorney will need time to review your file and determine if you have grounds for a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: We had an unusual experience with HERTZ in Chicago IL that affected us and our children. Type of attorney to sue HERTZ?

There was mental and emotional damage to all involved, and an unusual circumstance that is positive for a successful case brought against HERTZ

Evan S. Sloan
Evan S. Sloan answered on Feb 5, 2020

Mental and emotional damages can be hard to prove. An attorney will need much more information on what happened to perform a proper evaluation of your situation. It is difficult to ascertain what exactly occurred from your post. Please post again with more facts or contact a local personal injury... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I was in a car accident that was caused by the other driver. I was injured.

I can't afford an attorney and I can prove fault was on the other person despite the police reports findings. There were also factual errors in the police report. Can anyone help me or am I out of luck and a car? I am living below poverty level. I am a single income home for a family of 5.

Steve McCann
Steve McCann answered on Jan 30, 2020

If you were injured and did not cause the collision, many of us would be willing to represent you on a contingent basis in regards to your personal injuries, meaning you would not have to pay anything out of pocket for legal services. The attorney you retain would be compensated by way of a... Read more »

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