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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Victim lures defendant to place where no contact order is to humiliate cyber bully attack and cause distress to cause ha
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Sep 18, 2022

You only provide part of the scenario. The way this works is that you need to ask a question so that we may respond. Please repost with a question.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Indiana on
Q: I was at work holding a students hand lightly when he grabbed my hand with both his hands and fell to the floor.

He caused my shoulder to sprain. Can I get a payment from workers comp for the injury?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Sep 18, 2022

Your question is very oddly phrased. If you sustained an injury as diagnosed by your physician, by the means that you explained, you have clearly sustained a work injury. If you timely report this injury to your employer, you have a solid Worker's Compensation claim which means that you are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: a vehicle with a dealer lien was involved in a collision, towed to our shop in chicago.

the vehicle owner stated he had no current insurance. i called the lienholder at their corporate headquarters; they are located in the state of Georgia. I was informed they would have to report the incident to the department of abandoned vehicles, which would probably involve a delay of 30-60 days... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Sep 12, 2022

Please ask a more specific question. If you are asking whether you are permitted to charge storage fees as permitted by Illinois statute, the answer is YES. Just to be on the safe side, I would send the lienholder a letter by certified mail with return receipt requested, memorializing your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Employment Law and Social Security for Illinois on
Q: Can i form an llc for my future box truck business while receiving benefits?

am currently 33yrs old.

Three years ago I was driving semi trucks . Stopped due to multiple surgeries (non-work-related).

Currently on Government Benefits.

Temporary Social security disability

Now present time.

Im close to being fully recuperated so its... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Sep 12, 2022

I agree with Mr. Jesky. I would only add that your question has nothing to do with Workers' Compenstion which is an area of law concerning work-related injuries.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Education Law for Illinois on
Q: My son is in 1st grade, today he was hit multiple times by another student who he doesn’t even know.

He’s never even spoken to this kid. He walked up to my son during lunch and started kicking him and hitting him. There is supposed to be lunch attendants making sure this stuff doesn’t happen. No body helped until my son was crying. His friend was screaming and asking for help. A teacher came... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Aug 31, 2022

There have always been bullies. There probably always will be bullies. There is no law to invoke. If the school has a zero-tolerance policy about violence, the aggressor should be reprimanded. Request a meeting with the principal to express your concern and to request that the student be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: Value of shoulder labrum tear from rear-end accident.

I know the value can fluctuate but looking for best guestimate range. Rear ended in vehicle accident when I was at a red light. Neck/back and shoulder pain. Neck/back was treated by chiro for a couple of weeks before I got into an orthopedic doctor. Received cortisone shot in right shoulder (right... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Aug 30, 2022

First of all, let me commend you for having the foresight to carry reasonable limits of insurance. It is exactly this type of situation where that pays off. Irrespective of the at fault driver's policy limits, you have at least $250,000 of coverage available, without looking at the policy.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Indiana on
Q: The sheriffs department has denied me copies of the autopsy pictures from my sons autopsy, how can I obtain them?

County coroners office says they did not take pictures of autopsy(only investigative pictures from the scene and they won’t release those) but the sheriffs department did take pics of autopsy. I have requested them and they denied them but I need them to have his case properly investigated.... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Aug 15, 2022

You offer no explanation for asserting that you know autopsy photos exist or why the Coroner and the Sheriff would prevent you from getting them. The easiest way to memorialize your request for the documents is to make a FOIA request. Serve one on the corner and serve another on the sheriff.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: my car worked on and when I got the car back I had cut my finger from a razor blade that was left in my seat.

Is there anything legal I can do

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Aug 11, 2022

You must be able to prove that the repair shop was responsible for placing the razor blade on your seat. That may not be easy unless you can demonstrate that you were charged for some procedure in the interior of your car that would have required or may have required use of a razor blade. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: My neighbor planted Oelander on an easement close to street where lots of neighborhood children and elderly walk, in IN

It is poisonous to the touch. Can I make them remove it?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Aug 5, 2022

All parts of the plant are highly poisonous. If you are positive of the plant's identity, your neighbor must be a moron. Nobody would want to assume the liability for causing serious illness or death to humans and pets, irrespective of their age. If it is their property, they have a right... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Could screaming be assault if directed at a stroke victim in a real estate office owner doing the screaming
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jul 23, 2022

There are no lottery winners in personal injury. If you have a doctor who provides a nexus between the screaming and the stroke, THEN we can ask if the stroke was a foreseeable consequence of the screaming. Probably not.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Municipal Law and Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: A light pole fall on top of my car in the middle of a rain storm. What type of laywer do I need?

My car is mexican and insurance only covers third party accidents. The sheriff said I needed to go to the city so that they would make the electric company pay for the damages. Inspection determined that the pole fell due to the wood being rotten. The car suffered great damages and is unusable now.... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jul 18, 2022

Hopefully, you took several pictures of the car with the downed light pole so that you can prove that the damage to the vehicle was caused by the downed pole. You said that the sheriff was there so the sheriff should have prepared a report, memorializing the downed utility pole and the damage to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: I have a Workman's Compensation Settlement being processed. If I pass away, will my spouse then receive it?

I'm waiting to receive money from a Workman's Compensation Settlement. If I were to pass away before I actually receive the money, does my spouse still get it?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jul 5, 2022

It depends upon what you mean by "being processed." If you have entered into a settlement agreement and that settlement agreement was approved by an arbitrator or a Commissioner, it must be paid within 30 days and is usually paid in 10 days or less. If you should die before you received... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: Diminished Value on a suv because of a delayed reporting on a crash. Bought a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, used, carfax

showed no accidents, and two years later, during a repair, discovered it had been involved in a left frontal accident, checked carfax again, and it was reported a year later after my purchase?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jun 30, 2022

Though it is true that a car has diminished value once it is involved in an accident, the amount by which the value is diminished varies widely. Illinois law provides for you to make a claim for diminished value on vehicles that you own. On your facts, this vehicle was involved in an accident... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Indiana on
Q: I was visiting my parents with our cat. Their neighbor baited and trapped it and had it spayed what recourse do I have?

My dad ask him if he did it and he admitted it,even told him where he took it to have it done. He sign papers at the vet stating he owned the cat and was responsible for it. We are from Kentucky and were visiting my parents in elwood in.

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jun 23, 2022

Presumably, the trap was set on the neighbor's property so the cat could not have been trapped unless it was out of your control, on the neighbor's property. If your father's neighbor does this routinely, to decrease the surplus population of feral cats, it is commendable that he... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Identity Theft and Land Use & Zoning for Illinois on
Q: First of all house. My house at 7229 South Harvard in Chicago they took me to court I w o n of my case a rule 23 return

The managers in the work program man have stole all my stuff then I got me to the other building they change my rent to $1,000 or $37,000 I they won't take me to court and I can't get nobody help me how to build a change my property my unit told me I wasn't the owner but they... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jun 23, 2022

Please read:

You must ask a coherent question or NOBODY can help you.

Reciting rambling facts with no syntax wastes your time and ours because it is unintelligible.

Never use proper names in an online post. Your question is supposed to be anonymous.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Consumer Law for Indiana on
Q: Can I sue a gas station for refusing to give me a receipt for gas purchase and being racist to me.

I went to purchase gas at a gas station and the machine was out of receipts, I went inside to ask for one. The worker was very racist and rude in her talk and refused to give me a receipt. I asked why she said I don’t know how but she mentioned that she has been working at the place for 20 years.... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jun 20, 2022

Workers' Compensation is an area of law that deals with work-related injuries.

It is illegal for a retail merchant to refuse to provide you with a receipt. The situation that you describe happens EVERY day. A remote printer either runs out of paper, misfeeds, jams, or runs out of...
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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury and Construction Law for Illinois on
Q: A guy wants to take my old barn down. What can I do to make sure I'm not liable for accidents etc? ILLINOIS

Agreed he could have half the wood.

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jun 20, 2022

Spend a few hundred dollars to have an attorney draw a contract where the party who is to demolish the barn where the other party agrees to demolish the barn and further agrees to assume ALL liability for injury or damage to any people and to any property other than the barn in exchange for 1/2 of... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: I don’t know if it’s worth it my finger ring finger got smashed at work broken tip I had surgery and pins put in thank

Pins are currently out hand swollen

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jun 15, 2022

I don't know what question you're asking. If you are asking whether it is "worth" hiring an attorney, the answer is always yes in Illinois Worker's Compensation claims. You hire the attorney on a contingent fee basis which means that you pay nothing until the claim is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: If my dog broke off his chain and my neighbor ran him over can I sue him? He never stopped! Never braked!

Never checked his rearview mirror! I'm in Indiana. And if he would of stopped and i would have know sooner i may have been able to save him. 20 mins after he was hit i found him suffering in pain. This guy and his wife speed on all the streets in my little town constantly. Before this event we... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jun 12, 2022

In Indiana, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident with a domesticated animal before you call the pet's owner or animal control. As a dog lover, I feel your pain. That said, if the driver had lost control while taking evasive action, you would be responsible for all property damage... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Illinois on
Q: What are considered disrespectful attorney acts in context of failing to answer a complaint timely?

Illinois appeals cases for default judgements based on untimely answers have generally cut slack to the untimely Defendant it appears. However it does add a caveat that the attorney cannot be disrespectful in doing so.

Is not the fact that the attorney failed in a case to file answer until... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jun 9, 2022

I'm not really certain as to what you are asking. If you are the client and a default judgment was entered against you, the only aspect of the attorney's conduct that would ever be examined is whether the attorney was able to vacate the default judgment. So long as that is accomplished,... Read more »

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