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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: What happens if you are still going to court over lawsuit and the statute of limitations has expired in illinios?

I dont remember much of my accident but i was stopped and looked both ways before turn left now i being sued i did not receive accident report i suffer from ptsd and short term memory loss its been two and half years

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answered on Sep 9, 2023

Illinois has a 2 year statute of limitations for motor vehicle accidents, without taking exceptions into account. So long as the civil suit was filed on or before the 2 year anniversary of the accident, the case will remain in court until it comes to a resolution. A resolution to the civil case... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Illinois on
Q: What do I need to file to have my minor sons estate money put in a trust before he turns 18 ?

Me and my ex wife won a lump sum from a settlement from a malpractice suit our son received his amount and is not available until he is 18. Is there a trust I can have his money put in so when he turns 18 he will get a small portion amount or being able to withdraw funds for college if he decides... View More

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answered on Jul 13, 2023

Sounds like the settlement proceeds for your son were placed only a restricted bank account. The better choice would have been to place the money in a structured settlement, which the money could have been paid out in portion throughout time. You will need to consult with an attorney in your area... View More

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: Was hit by a driver who was insured by United Equitable in Illinois. Equitable has denied liability because

Their client has not submitted the required “paper work” within the 91 days required by UE. Even though their client was at fault, as evident by the police report, UE denies any liability because their client has failed to submit his required accident report. Is this legal?

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answered on Jun 30, 2023

Legal as the insurance company is merely following their own policies for its basis of denying the claim. You are better off seeking an attorney to pursue the claim further in court in the event that you are seeking recovery for any bodily injuries you may have sustained. However, if the accident... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: Do we need a lawyer?

Me and my wife have never had a criminal offence. We have a squeaky clean record. We both received a misdemeanor domestic in Missouri. Do we need a lawyer if we both want this to disappear and not go on our record?

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answered on Aug 2, 2023

It would be best to seek an attorney out in Missouri, preferably an attorney within the City or County were the charges were filed.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Illinois on
Q: My husband passed away, can I give his truck to our son?

I paid the truck off and would like for our son to have it. My name is on the title too.

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answered on Jul 13, 2023

You may give it to your son to use. If you are looking to also transfer the title from yourself to your son, you will need to go through the IL Secretary of State.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: My ex and teenage daughter took my cat (she says it's hers). How do I start the process of getting my cat back?

It happened when I was out of town, so they sneaked over. Totally out of character for my daughter, but I'm not surprised my ex was involved and driving the getaway vehicle!

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answered on Jul 8, 2023

As pets are considered property in IL, you should start with filing a police report. Then to regain the property, you will have to file the matter in court against your ex and your daughter.

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