They live on my block and I caught them after the accident. She admitted she had been drinking but will not provide her name or insurance information.
answered on May 7, 2023
ONLY the state's attorney or one of her deputies can bring criminal charges against anyone. If you are not the state's attorney or a deputy state's attorney, you cannot bring criminal charges against anyone.
You can and should make a police report, identifying the driver... Read more »
I merged into the lane next to me and as I was doing so the person sped up and I clipped their car minor damages occurred the person never reported the accident but is now trying to make a police report
answered on Apr 15, 2023
If they do not report it, nothing happens. I think you mean to ask what will happen if they DO report the accident and that is the question I'm answering.
Failure to Stop at the Scene of a Property Damage Accident and Improper lane usage are the first to come to mind. On your... Read more »
So back in 2020 I was in a car accident and because of the accident I did have to see get physical therapy I got injections in my back the first offer was like 13,000 something and I turned it down because I felt it was highly unfair that was a commercial vehicle that hit me they ran a light was... Read more »
answered on Mar 23, 2023
That is not possible. You should get a minimum of $16,000.
Though you do not tell us the amount of your medical liens, they must have exceeded $24,000 (40% of your recovery). Under the Illinois healthcare lien act, when that happens, by operation of statute, provider liens are limited to... Read more »
I was in an accident And i panicked for whatever reason and I drove off. I checked online and there was a report made with no injuries but there was damage over 1500 dollars. I have insurance and I have a license I don't know why I panicked. But now I don't know what to do should I turn... Read more »
answered on Mar 8, 2023
Doing Nothing is NOT an option! Consult a local traffic/criminal defense attorney with further details to assess your options. Do NOT provide any further details online as you are admitting to a crime. If you had a valid license and insurance, there could be no immediate consequence beyond your... Read more »
And went to see an Attorney and we went into arbitration and I kept telling my Attorney I did not want to settle out of court and he pressured me to settle cause I didn't go to the Hospital and this whole time I live in Pain and my back and right side of my body was deeply effected I have... Read more »
answered on Mar 7, 2023
The facts that you provide are not sufficient to provide a meaningful response. It is absolutely true that waiting two months to secure medical care is usually fatal to your claim. That said, you know the old expression "it depends."
I understand that if you're not... Read more »
I had a coworker who threw several boxes product (card sleeves) at me . Three hit my head and the rest hit my body. Anyways my manager told me he had a zero tolerance to that type of stuff and the co worker constantly outrages in the work environment. Yet he still working here so I just want to... Read more »
answered on Feb 28, 2023
On your facts, this is neither a personal injury nor a Worker's Compensation claim as you sustained no injury. Your coworker's behavior should be unacceptable to anyone. It is obvious that your supervisor does not have a "zero-tolerance" for such behavior. By definition,... Read more »
Hazardous Material was easily accessible; even to children, Mental distress/ Aggravation/ negligence. This is well known to cause cancer and other bodily harm and has been well known for quite an extensive period of time. This is a public area where tens of thousands of people are known to interact... Read more »
answered on Jan 19, 2023
You listed this question under personal injury. Please specifically state the nature of the injury that you sustained. If you are saying that you were exposed to asbestos but were unharmed, you have no cause of action as you were not "injured." There are no health risks associated with... Read more »
My situation is, my mom fell or was dropped in a nursing home, a lawyer called me and said he was on the case 1y and 9m later he called and said he passed the case to another firm but that firm had no records and urged me to get the records which has pushed up to the deadline to file tomorrow. The... Read more »
answered on Dec 16, 2022
On your facts, the statute of limitations (SOL) is two years. You need to file on or before that date. No attorney or law firm was "on the case" unless your mother signed documents, hiring that attorney or that law firm. The SOL is all that matters. Whether your mother hired two... Read more »
I had no knowledge the police had been notified, therefore I left. Other civilians called an ambulance. There were no injuries.
answered on Dec 12, 2022
If you were parked and somebody hit you hard enough for bystanders to be so concerned that they called the police and an ambulance, the police will wonder why you would leave without exchanging insurance information or making a police report for your insurance. The conclusion that would be drawn by... Read more »
I was driving to work when a car from the left lane swerved into my lane ended up bumping my front driver's side bumper and, making me swerve out of the way and having me lose control. My car hit the right side rail on the highway and then spun around, crashing into the median that separates... Read more »
answered on Dec 7, 2022
On your facts, the claim cannot be "denied." The insurance company can deny that it was a hit and run if there is no physical evidence of another car hitting yours (e.g. a different color paint on your fender or eyewitnesses). That does not mean that your insurance company can deny the... Read more »
& her family in Indiana. My son's father signed over educational guardianship to the girlfriend's grandma, as it was her property they had moved to. The same school initially told my son the school was his district based on his address. A week later they received records from the... Read more »
answered on Dec 4, 2022
Your son's death was a terrible tragedy. That said, there is something wrong with the facts. "There are no buses to your home" CANNOT be reconciled with a bus stop a few houses down. Either way, his custodian (the girlfriend's grandma) is NOT responsible for his death.... Read more »
My brother and I had just gotten on the escalator. I was in front and him behind. I fell backwards on top of him. Even though the escalator continued to go up we stayed at the bottom. Both of us received many lacerations. I received several on my right calf. My brother received several on his calf,... Read more »
answered on Nov 29, 2022
On your facts, there was no defect or malfunction of the escalator. Rather, you lost your balance from drinking too much and fell backwards, on your brother which caused him to fall. If you were overserved in a hotel bar or restaurant, it may be possible for you or your brother to bring a... Read more »
SBDC office rep was to transfer me to their office manager to go over business plans for services. The Receptionist spoke to me for 40 seconds. After, transferred me. She then continued to file a State police complaint claiming I was a threat to society. Googled my name, saw images of me over... Read more »
answered on Nov 23, 2022
You cannot sue a State Agency in Civil Court. You must sue them in the Court of Claims and then only after filing a Tort Claims Notice (usually within 6 months). That is probably a very bad idea for many reasons, including limited recovery and a long wait time to be paid.
The suggestion... Read more »
i feel the doctor should be held accountable for causing me additional injury pain and suffering here in life!
answered on Oct 18, 2022
I do not know anything about your situation. If a law firm has confirmed to you that the physician's actions constituted medical negligence, you can always file a complaint with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. That is the State agency that licenses all... Read more »
I don't have insurance and I'm scared. The cops came here but I hadn't made it home yet. I don't know what to do
answered on Oct 12, 2022
If your friend had insurance, the accident is covered.
If your friend didn't have insurance, you gave your friend permission to drive your car, knowing that it was uninsured so you are responsible for all property damage and/or personal injury that resulted. Whether you were driving... Read more »
I,ve talked to few lawyers and they keep dropping out
answered on Oct 12, 2022
You don't give us a lot to go on so I'll begin at the beginning. Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency which means that they do not get paid unless they win. Regardless of the reason, if witnesses are claiming that you are responsible for an accident, a judge, jury, or... Read more »
could this possibly be plead down to a falure to yeild or something?
answered on Oct 11, 2022
You need to be represented by counsel. Almost everything can be played to a lesser included offense, under most circumstances. There are too many variables to discuss and there are details that should not be published in an online forum. You need to contact a criminal defense attorney who... Read more »
there was accident invoving my driver of truck and trailer , police never asked us to call towing. he calls "preferred towing", towing never asks us where to tow. tow us to there location and now they have 15000$. truck and trailer were towed separatelly and they do not wanna release my... Read more »
answered on Oct 6, 2022
ABSOLUTELY! The police have a duty to clear the highway after an accident. To that end, in any given jurisdiction, tow operators must apply with the police agency or district and must be able to respond 24/7 (in good weather) within 20 minutes and meet other criteria, as provided by State Vehicle... Read more »
He caused my shoulder to sprain. Can I get a payment from workers comp for the injury?
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 »
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 »
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 »
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