This is an unimaginably difficult situation for any parent to endure. Please do not add the burden of trying to navigate the complexities of handling a wrongful death action on your own. There are many nuances to handling these claims, including complexities concerning medial liens, determining...View More
I'd talk to the County Clerk, unless you think that's the source of the fraud. Perhaps then turn to your State's Attorney. If you don't get any traction, you might raise the issue with the chairman of the county party adversely impacted by the fraud. They may be able to get more...View More
Yes, you can sue. You should try to discuss it with your neighbor first to see if he will help with vet costs. I'm assuming your neighbor is more moron than monster and this was accidental. If you think his conduct was deliberate, there is a statute that allows for more serious damages for...View More
I was being sued by a finance company for the balance of a reposessed vehicle. I live in Indiana but they are out of Illinois. I appeared in court, they did not. The judge then dismissed the case. Two weeks later I receive a letter showing that they filed a motion to vacate the dismissal. I feel... View More
If you would have been defaulted, the court would almost certainly allow you to vacate the default if you moved to do so within 30 days. Courts prefer for disputes to be decided on the merits rather than on a default basis. You should consider hiring a lawyer to defend your position. Good luck.
Or do I need to prepare both forms for my recently deceased mother? The forms posted by Cook Cty and IL Sec of State are slightly different. In addition to the car title transfer, I need to provide a form for an investment account.
he refuses to show me any medical costs, nor proof of any lost wages. he claims he lost his contractor job, but refuses to show me any proof of this. His wound is not very bad (the dog was clearly trying to defend me, not attack him), but he has hired a lawyer. We spoke and agreed informally that... View More
If you have homeowners insurance or renters insurance, advise them of the claim immediately. You shouldn't pay $5,000 without some kind of evidence. You can probably pay a lawyer for a few hours of time if you want to settle to review everything for you and draw up a settlement agreement and...View More
Was the vehicle he was driving insured? If so, I'd start with bringing a claim against that policy. If not, you could try asserting a claim against the driver's policy. Ultimately, the smartest thing you can do is protect yourself from other drivers who might not have adequate insurance...View More
Unfortunately, it's hard to give you meaningful advice without more information. Are you a realtor? What exactly caused your fall? How serious are your injuries? Feel free to contact me at the office if you'd like to discuss your specific situation in detail. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
My mother passed away in 2012, my father in 2010. They left their real estate property to me, but since it was underwater I didn't accept ownership. Mailed the keys and a letter stating i was not executor to the mortgage company. Now, years later, the city has summoned me to court to state... View More
You may be able to get them off of your back if you record a document called a "Disclaimer" and do so right away. Get help from a real estate lawyer if you can. After you record the disclaimer, show it to the City and see if you can negotiate a dismissal.
I was injured when rear ended by an uninsured motorist while driving a company vehicle. I'm currently going back and forth with my company's insurance. The adjuster keeps threatening to close the claim, trying to pressure me into signing the release. Recently, he sent an email to my... View More
Insurance adjusters apply all sorts of tactics to pressure you to take less money than your claim is worth. I'd recommend hiring a personal injury lawyer to help you and who can deal with the adjuster on your behalf. I'd start by looking for a lawyer who is a member of the Illinois Trial...View More
I lived with a man in a house. He rented the house and everything in the house was in his name. Nothing belonged to me. He had a dog that never acted mean but ended up biting the mailman one afternoon. I am being sued. In the paperwork it says I was an owner. Animal control took the report... View More
You should strongly consider hiring a lawyer to defend your claim. Under the Animal Control Act, "Owner" means any person having a right of property in an animal, or who keeps or harbors an animal, or who has it in his care, or acts as its custodian, or who knowingly permits a dog to...View More
It depends. The answer is usually yes, but sometimes parties agree to other terms. Also, sometimes a lawyer might need to hold back part of your settlement to cover any liens from doctors and insurance companies while they finish attempting to negotiate reductions in your medical liens. In several...View More
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