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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I was in a car accident in 2019 I settled my case but now I may have to get my leg amputated can I do anything else

Or can I take the lady to small claims court

Adam Maksimovich
Adam Maksimovich
answered on Feb 17, 2024

It’s unlikely due to both the statute of limitations (since accident was in 2019) and the fact that there was a settlement. However if the amputation has some additional cause (medical negligence perhaps?), then it might be possible to recover in some other way. It’s best to contact a lawyer to... View More

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: How do I proceed with legal action against a hospital for giving me third degree radiation burns on my face from a CT

Scan that left imprints of teeth tongue and bone of my mouth inside on the outside of my face on both sides of my cheeks.

Adam Maksimovich
Adam Maksimovich
answered on Dec 7, 2023

I recommend promptly speaking with an attorney in the state where the CT scan occurred. To answer your question, a lawsuit will need to be filed where you will need to demonstrate that the medical personnel were negligent, specifically by failing to conform to the appropriate standard of care in... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Illinois on
Q: Can I file an extension for the 2yr statute of limitations in Illinois if the plaintiff was legally incompetent?

The laws and exceptions to extend are different for each state I believe. So would I have time to extend in Illinois if I can prove the plaintiff was legally incompetent at time of injury and the defendant was out of state? How can I file the extension before the statute expires?

Adam Maksimovich
Adam Maksimovich
answered on Oct 27, 2023

The answer to this question would depend, in part, on whether the Plaintiff was under a "legal disability" at the time of the injury, as Illinois law provides for an "exception" to the general statute of limitations rule, with respect to people with a "legal... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: I didn’t settled my car accident case until 2021 but I am have to get my leg cut off due to the accident I’ve had the

Same surgery 2 times I feel the first dr should have done better is there anything I can do cause this has changed my life forever I never knew it would of turned out this bad

Adam Maksimovich
Adam Maksimovich
answered on Feb 17, 2024

It depends on whether the doctor was negligent/acted outside the standard of care in performing the surgery. I recommend having a lawyer request your medical records and review them to determine liability.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: Our daughters passed away from NEC. We cannot get their charts. Could we join the formula suit

They were born Oct 11 2022. Both passed of NEC unsure if they had formula.

Adam Maksimovich
Adam Maksimovich
answered on Jan 13, 2024

Yes, it’s possible depending on whether they had certain types of formula and other factors. Contact an attorney to conduct a records request and investigate this further to determine eligibility.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got a ticket for expired license plate. Been expired for 2 months. I just bought the car from a lease a while back.

Secretary of State didn’t remove the lease off the plates. I was wondering if I can avoid the ticket.

Adam Maksimovich
Adam Maksimovich
answered on Jan 9, 2024

Yes, it’s possible to avoid the ticket depending on a number of factors including, but not limited to: where you received the ticket, whether you have proof of compliance, driving record and other factors. I recommend contacting an attorney who can explain further.

Thanks

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Police have held my car on hold since 3/18/23 and I tried to get info on it but the police report doesn’t even exist

I was passenger in the vma and my “friend” driving My car crashed & left me there. When police arrived I was unconscious so I went to the hospital as trauma 1. He has since been in jail and I have tried to get information for my Insurance but all I have is a report number that doesn’t... View More

Adam Maksimovich
Adam Maksimovich
answered on Jan 5, 2024

Hello,

I would recommend requesting records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and/or contacting the police department that issued the report to get more information. If you are unfamiliar with this process I recommend contacting an attorney to help you.

Have a nice day!

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: I rear ended someone because I taught they had gone ahead taking a yield turn but instead they stopped and I went

Ahead but saw they were there and breaked too late, I got a ticket for “ driving too fast” and I don’t have to appear in court. It was a minor hit, my car didn’t get damaged and the other car got a slight dent and some scratches from my license plate. Should I plea guilty ?

Adam Maksimovich
Adam Maksimovich
answered on Dec 9, 2023

If you plead guilty, without appearing in court (ie paying the ticket), it will be a conviction on your driving record and may affect your insurance, and potentially cause other problems. I would recommend speaking to a lawyer to see if you can have it dismissed or if you are eligible for court... View More

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