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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: can I get power of attorney after signing settlement agreement without fully understanding it?
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Charles Candiano answered on Jan 15, 2022

Please re-post your question in a more coherent fashion. What you ask is not what you mean. I cannot divine what you were thinking or I would simply answer your question. You NEVER have a right to get someone's power of attorney.

If you are asking whether you can void a settlement...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Domestic Violence and Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: My ex has my car that i paid for. He has the car because both names are on the car. He totaled it and wants the title.

There is a restraining order so this is why it’s difficult. What do i do about the car situation and the title? I believe he’s getting money from the insurance company.

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Charles Candiano answered on Jan 13, 2022

I agree with Mr. Van Oostendorp. If there was a decree of divorce, it would state who got the car. If you were never married, it is more difficult for the courts to say. Factors to consider would be whether you have a receipt for the car's purchase, whether your ex made payments, who paid... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Tax Law for Illinois on
Q: I got hit from a semi truck from behind . I called the police and he give me the ticket . Developed dvt,head injury back
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Charles Candiano answered on Jan 13, 2022

The only way that YOU could be ticketed on a rear-end accident is if your disabled car was in the roadway. If this is not the case, you should NOT have received a ticket AND you should be able to recover. Please contact my office and I am happy to answer any questions you may have without any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: My bank received a subpoena for an account I am on with my son. My name was listed on the subpoena as well as his.

He is the one they are investigating. Were my rights violated? Were my sons? We were not given a copy of the subpoena and only know because I work here. And everyone knows!

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Charles Candiano answered on Jan 10, 2022

How can your rights be violated by a Subpoena? The Subpoena was NOT issued to you, but rather to your bank so your bank received the subpoena and apparently responded to it as they must.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: was at fault in an accident involving 4 cars, no insurance and driving on a suspended license. what charges will i face

my license is suspended for a previous at fault car accident. i also admitted to not having insurance at the time of the accident. what kind of charges am i looking at?

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Charles Candiano answered on Dec 29, 2021

At a minimum, you are responsible for the damage to all four cars and injuries sustained by all of the passengers of all cars. You will never be eligible to reinstate your license until all debts from this accident and the prior accident are either satisfied or discharged in bankruptcy. Even if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: What do I do for myself my mother tried to chew off my sexual organ at eight years old lied to the police and chestnut

She is a murderer and a psychopath every time I contact a lawyer they try to lie and say they do not work with my case type

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Charles Candiano answered on Dec 29, 2021

What do you want to do?

How old are you now?

Injury to your genitalia is an intentional act which means that it CANNOT be covered by insurance. This means that no attorney is going to spend their money to get a judgment that she can make worthless by filing bankruptcy. You would...
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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death and Health Care Law for Illinois on
Q: What legal action can I take against a business who consciously ignores covid regulations, which resulted in a death?

My mother recently passed away from covid. She works at a church that refuses to acknowledge covid and follow regulations. This church is a known hotspot for covid and they still refyse to follow any kind of safety rules. We know my mother caught the virus there and covid is listed on the death... Read more »

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Charles Candiano answered on Dec 22, 2021

Unfortunately, none. If your mother was truly an employee of the Church, then her/your sole remedy is through Workers' Compensation, provided that the church carries Workers' Compensation insurance. If she was an employee but the Church had no WC insurance, you may be able to sue,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: Being in jail after revoking probation on a b misdemeanor for failing to stop after accident, what can I expect at court
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Charles Candiano answered on Dec 14, 2021

There are too many variables. A Class B Misdemeanor in Indiana is only punishable by a maximum of 6 months.

What caused your probation to be revoked? What is your criminal history? Consult a criminal defense attorney in the jurisdiction where you are alleged to have committed the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: What should I do when I have lack of communication with my lawyer & have reached full MMI?

I’m 26 with two surgeries in one year from a job injury that led to termination. I still have chronic pain after having both surgeries in a year. It’s been 3 years that my case has been ongoing and I’ve reached MMI. I have been having major neck pain on the opposite shoulder & I don’t... Read more »

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Charles Candiano answered on Dec 8, 2021

There is no excuse for no contact in 4 months and there is rarely a need to speak specifically with your attorney. There is no reason why someone cannot get a question answered for you, MOST of the time. If your attorney is doing his job, he should be apprising you of options. No attorney can do... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: If fired while on workers comp, can your lawyer fight to get your job back if it was an wrongful termination?

Was fired because I was unable to go into work, I kept calling my supervisor to say I wasn’t coming in but he would just ignore my call.

Also how often should you meet or speak with your lawyer I can rarely get in contact with him. Out of the 3 years I believe we only spoke 6 times and... Read more »

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Charles Candiano answered on Dec 6, 2021

Your employer has NO obligation to hold your job (beyond the 12 weeks under FMLA, IF APPLICABLE) while you are off on a work injury. Some clients call frequently and some do not call at all. Staff can answer most questions and it is reasonable for answers from your attorney to be relayed by... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: If a vehicle is standing that got hit by another car can I sue the driver of the standing vehicle also

Lawsuit

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Charles Candiano answered on Dec 6, 2021

If a vehicle was stopped on a roadway and ANY of the vehicle remained on the roadway, it constituted a hazard to other vehicles on the roadway and it is liable for ALL property damage and injury that results, no matter how many vehicles are involved. If the stopped car caused the car that hit you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: I have a Vehicle that is under warranty that has an engine problem. I have receipts of the maintenance done on the car,

Warranty company rejected the claim because the work was not done by a national chain? Can they do that?

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Charles Candiano answered on Dec 1, 2021

You have a contract with the warranty company. Nobody can answer your question without looking at the contract. The warranty company doesn't want you to go to someone who doesn't know what they are doing, do MORE damage, and then have you come back to them for more service.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: My car was involved in an accident a side swipe at the scene I gave my information the other party pulled off

The other party didn’t give me there information a couple weeks after the accident this young lady contacted me via Facebook and got my cell from local people sending me threats of what’s she’s going to do if I don’t cough up money for her car after we went back n forth a moment of who’s... Read more »

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Charles Candiano answered on Nov 20, 2021

Why are you admitting to a hit and run, in a public forum? You gave the other driver your information because you were at fault. You were obligated to get the other driver's information and you should have made a police report and turned it in to your insurance company. The only reason... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Illinois on
Q: Hello. I believe that I have solid discrimination case against my employer. I would like to get a legal perspective.

I believe that I am being wrongfully discharged and I need legal advice. My doctor’s recommendation against my taking vaccinations due to previous medical reactions were rejected by my employer. I also have religious beliefs that do not support my taking the vaccines. My employer fraudulently... Read more »

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Charles Candiano answered on Nov 15, 2021

Sorry, but it is a slam-dunk loser. Every court that has addressed compulsory vaccination has found that it was merited. If your children are not vaccinated (against childhood diseases), they CANNOT attend public school. Why should you have an additional opportunity to become infected and to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: If you sign a legal document , and get a copy of it but there is new stuff on it I didnt agree to? Is it null and void?

It was a settlement agreement, When I got hit by a car in the crosswalk. The lawyer changed how the money is being split up. I did not agree to pay any of my doctor visits.

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Charles Candiano answered on Nov 11, 2021

Talk to your attorney. If a medical provider sends a lien to your attorney, the attorney CANNOT make any distribution until the attorney strikes some agreement with the lienholders or YOUR ATTORNEY would be personally liable for the amount of the lien.

When an attorney conveys a settlement...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: I thought I got assaulted but it was an accident come to find out. Can I drop charges?

I have severe ptsd (I have documents from my doctor to prove this) from a previous abusive relationship. I was half asleep when it happened. It was dark. And my back was turned. I panicked and went into a panic attack and called 911. He even said "I didn't see you there I'm sorry why... Read more »

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Charles Candiano answered on Nov 8, 2021

There is a BIG difference between honestly reporting an assault in error and perjuring yourself to stay in an abusive relationship where the police are used as pawns. Tell them, honestly, how you must testify.

Please understand that Prosecutors and police waste way too much time on...
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1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Landlord - Tenant, Personal Injury and Contracts for Indiana on
Q: having persistent issue of sewers backing up into home for over 5 years in a row, i own the unit , an rent the land
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Charles Candiano answered on Nov 7, 2021

I assume you do not want a plumber so you really need to ask a legal question, though it seems apparent you need to have check-valves installed to prevent back-up.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: If I got Into a car accident and I was issued a ticket but the cop said I didn’t have to show up to court I just had

To pay it. But then I got a letter in the mail saying I have to show up to court.what does that mean?

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Charles Candiano answered on Nov 3, 2021

Obey the "letter" from the Court. Most importantly, Contact your insurance carrier and seek their advice BEFORE you do anything that may jeopardize your coverage. Part of your insurance is a "duty to defend" you. That would be VERY expensive or not affordable if you had to pay for it.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: Can you negotiate a new union contract before the old one has expired if it is in the best interest of the workers ?

I am part of a labor union in Illinois. Since COVID, we have lost many co-workers and applicants to higher-paying non-union jobs in our field. Our contract is not up until January, but if it keeps going this way, we will have no labor force left by then because we cannot stay competitive pay-wise.... Read more »

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Charles Candiano answered on Oct 12, 2021

This is a contract law question. Workers' Compensation is an area of law that deals with work-related injuries. Whenever BOTH parties to a contract WANT to make a changes (irrespective of reason), they certainly may.

The Union's response should be "Your hands are NOT tied...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Need advice on insurance company trying to claim our statute of limitations ended in Indiana over an accident.

Their client was at fault, been trying to get a reasonable settlement outside of medical liens, and Selective insurance is now trying to say they don't owe us anything because we couldn't come to an agreement on what was a fair amount to resolve the issue.

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Charles Candiano answered on Oct 9, 2021

If your accident occurred on or before 10-08-19 and you did NOT file suit on or before 10-08-21, the Statute of Limitations HAS run and you have no right to recover anything. This is yet another reason why you should have hired an experienced personal injury attorney. If the attorney missed the... Read more »

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