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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Social Security for Illinois on
Q: How can I find the disability lawyer that I had a few years ago but I forgot there name
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answered on Apr 17, 2024

Here are some steps you can take to try to find the disability lawyer you worked with a few years ago:

1. Check your records: Look through old emails, letters, contracts, or receipts related to your disability case. The lawyer's name and contact information may be listed on these...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Social Security for Illinois on
Q: How can I find the disability lawyer that I had a few years ago but I forgot there name
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 24, 2024

Addendum - another option, but it could cost a fee. The larger process server companies handle a variety of functions related to investigation, skip tracing, and general court records research. You could discuss with them. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: We have a similar case but wife had tubes tied same surgery and nerve condctn tests considerable scarring and sunken tsu

She found she has carpal tunnel both wrists from workin for same facility for years as housekeeper now shes a receptionist there loved by all her patients. She now has alot more problems with said arm being numb and having bad bloodflow. We get many bills from that n previous back surgereywhich she... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 25, 2024

An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It isn't fully clear whether you are inquiring about your rights in a potential med mal matter, or are seeking representation in defense of a collection suit. One option could be to reach out to law firms to... View More

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

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Feb 19, 2024

CAR ACCIDENT

If you are asking about reopening the car accident, you CANNOT do that. That said, given the extent of your injuries, the insurance carrier probably surrendered their policy limits. That is to say that you probably received ALL available money.

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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 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

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Feb 19, 2024

Apparently, you posted the question about settling your claim in 2021. When you settle a claim, you release the Defendant from any liability that is in any way related to the events that took place on that date. As noted in my other answer, you probably received the policy limits. Contact the... View More

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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

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 20, 2024

As my colleagues point out, it's possible the terms of the release and the timeline could present challenges. Most releases are worded to preclude future claims (unless you mean a claim based on med mal, which is usually a separate matter). This is something you should discuss with the... View More

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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

Lindsey Seeskin
Lindsey Seeskin
answered on Jan 5, 2024

I'm very sorry to hear what you have been through. It's possible the police report number you were provided is incorrect. If that's the case, please know you can also search for police reports using the name of your "friend" and/or your own name, the date of the crash, and... View More

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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

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jan 8, 2024

If I understand correctly, you were a passenger in your own car at the time of the accident. Your friend who was driving is currently incarcerated, and your car was impounded and has remained impounded for 10 months. Sadly, the towing and storage fees on your car may far exceed its fair market... View More

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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

Scott K Walker
Scott K Walker
answered on Jan 24, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your accident and hope everyone is recovering well. Here's are some things you can try to obtain information about your accident.:

Illinois State Police (ISP) Crash Reports: You can request a crash report from the ISP online at...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: Lets say i'm a pedestrian in chicago IL, Apon taking a picture of the cities skyscrapers I begin crossing the side walk

I assume its my turn but I wasn't a 100% sure because I was mostly trying to take pictures but no cars were driving on toward me. Apon looking left I look right and I see a sedan flying by possibly speeding and almost hitting me, What would have happend if i got hit and who would have been... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 27, 2023

An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Both of you would be liable to some extent - the vehicle for speeding (and other possible reasons, depending on whether it was in a crosswalk, traffic control device, etc.). You would be liable for being distracted... 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 Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I was diagnosed as overdosing on feytonal patch when blood test shoeed no evidence of such.showed low blood pressure.

Is there grounds to sew.it has caused problems with my family causing them to think I'm on drugs.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 23, 2023

It does not sound like it would be a strong case. Because of the costs involved in litigating med mal cases, law firms are generally reluctant to contemplate something where the potential for recovery is not strong. I'm sorry for your ordeal. It's possible other attorneys could see things... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I was diagnosed as overdosing on feytonal patch when blood test shoeed no evidence of such.showed low blood pressure.

Is there grounds to sew.it has caused problems with my family causing them to think I'm on drugs.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Nov 19, 2023

It would probably not be a viable case.

The first issue is did the doctor commit malpractice. Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor would be needed to evaluate what the doctors did.

The second issue...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I was forced on unpaid medical in October. As of today the leave was not approved and the case has not been worked. Help

I have been trying to return to work but I'm getting the run around. What can I do?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Nov 16, 2023

You need to provide some facts before anyone can help you. For example, how were you forced to take an unpaid medical leave? Does your employer qualify for FMLA? If you "took a leave" without the leave being approved, how is that different from abandoning your job? You have been... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: wrongful termination based on race and religion

I was hired than a company for a period of time and the end of the 90 days period I got fired based on this wrongfully termination I got severed damaged financially mentally and emotionally through a lot of abused and harassment at the workplace my case right now at the federal court.

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answered on Nov 2, 2023

The law protects employees from being fired for their race, religion, age, gender, disability, or other protected characteristics.

To win a wrongful termination lawsuit, you must prove that your employer fired you for an illegal reason. You can do this by providing evidence of...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Who is at fault

If a truck driver was In the left lane but had the right turning signal on . I pulled up and got in the right lane at the stop sign . After traffic is clear The truck driver makes a right and hit my car while I’m still sitting at the stop sign . Who is at fault

Lindsey Seeskin
Lindsey Seeskin
answered on Oct 19, 2023

I'm very sorry to hear you were involved in an accident. The truck driver is at fault. Truck drivers, especially those driving semitrucks, even though they sometimes must move to the left lane to make a wide right turn, are obligated to check their side mirrors and be aware of vehicles that... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Who is at fault

If a truck driver was In the left lane but had the right turning signal on . I pulled up and got in the right lane at the stop sign . After traffic is clear The truck driver makes a right and hit my car while I’m still sitting at the stop sign . Who is at fault

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Oct 19, 2023

On your facts, you are at fault. You state that the truck driver had his right turn signal on, so you knew that the truck was turning right. If you have ever driven a very long vehicle, you know that they must take very wide turns. Moreover, you have seen the writing on the back of trucks that... View More

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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

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Can I sue or ask for damages from my husband if my husband caused a boat accident and severely injured my daughter?

The boat accident happened in 2022 on Lake Michigan. My husband was driving the boat and didn't follow my daughter's numerous pleadings to return to the shore.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 3, 2023

I'm sorry about the accident and your daughter's injuries. I hope she is okay. You may be able to sue, but additional information could be helpful. It may depend on whether there are any family or household exclusions on the policy. If it's a small boat under 26 feet, it may have... View More

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