I was involved in an accident in the slick weather the other night. I was rear-ended by someone who is saying he was rear-ended. His insurance is denying my claim because the mystery car is liable. Problem is, neither he or I ever saw this other car. It's purely his word that he was hit. He asked... Read more »
It is absolutely reasonable for his insurance to take this position. If the only reason he hit you is because someone hit him, he is not liable. In turn, his insurance company is not liable. That said, common sense should reign. It would be nearly impossible for his card to be hit hard enough...Read more »
The situation you explain is simply not possible. A glass bottle cannot explode any more than a water glass can explode. On the other hand, if a sealed milk bottle was in the sink, before it had been washed, it is certainly possible for back area growth to result in sufficient pressure to cause...Read more »
I have liability w/ medical but lawyer says wait for settlement & fix yr own car? If my insurance pays medical will I have no settlement or more $ to fix my car? Or can they still sue to get her insurance to fix?
I do not practice in Illinois, and more information would be helpful here. However, as a general matter, if you have retained an attorney and they have contacted the other side’s carrier, that should enable moving forward with a property damage claim regardless of driver contacting her insurance....Read more »
When someone who owns the entire interest in a parcel of land or real property and passes away without a will, the state’s laws of intestate succession generally determine ownership. Therefore, just because she said the property becomes your property means very little at this time....Read more »
Dog bites are treated as strict liability in Illinois, with the exception if someone provoked the dog, or is some was trespassing. Under Illinois statutes, if a dog, without provocation, attacks, attempts to attack, or injures any person who is peaceably conducting himself or herself in any place...Read more »
If you were involved in a multi-car accident and sustained injuries, you should first and foremost obtain all medical treatment necessary. Next, you should hire a personal injury attorney. Do not make any statements until you are represented by an attorney.
Yes, they can be. Salons are held to a negligence standard like most other personal injury cases. A lot of salons fail to properly sterilize or use new equipment, which tends to be the main reasons infections happen at these types of businesses. Either way you need to consult with a personal...Read more »
It looks like you already identified the workers’ comp element in this matter. I don’t practice in Illinois, but if you were injured and are exploring your rights outside of workers’ comp, consult with an Illinois personal injury/product liability attorney regarding third-party cause(s) of...Read more »
Hello! I’m just trying to ask, my boy friend are studying aviation in America but that is a Chinese school. So they don’t let all the student spend night at outside and they have to be at their dorm after 10pm. It’s that legal? And if they spend the night at outside they will stop that... Read more »
It sounds as if this is private organization, where your boyfriend decided to study aviation. They can set their own rules. If the students cannot accept their rules, I would imagine they can leave the program.
Therefore, you will need to accept these rules. I am hopeful that your...Read more »
I was involved in an accident. I hit a parked car , however the entire vehicle flipped causing me to be hospitalized, I lost wages at work, etc. I later found out the car had frame damage which played a huge role in why the car flipped instead of staying upright.
It is certainly possible you have a viable cause of action, as well as the ability to recover for the personal injuries sustained. However, the chances of recovery are dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the details around the collision and the applicability of various...Read more »
It certainly possible that not wearing a helmet in a motorcycle accident, but the affect of that fact is dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the nature and extend of your injuries.
More importantly, do you have an attorney representing you in this matter? If...Read more »
There is no such scenario. Each of the 2 or more Parties to an accident is ALWAYS assigned some degree of contributory negligence. If it turns out that 2 drivers are determined to be equally negligent, they are each responsible for one half of whatever injury and other damage they cause. In...Read more »
From the limited facts you provided it does not sound like any personal injury was actually suffered? Did they cause you injury? Have you seen a doctor or psychologist as the result of the threats? If you did not sustain an injury it would be difficult to say "you have a case" and even more...Read more »
Without knowing the nature of your injury and the extent of your disability (if any) resulting from the injury, there is no way to answer your question. Also, as a general rule workers' compensation insurers do not voluntarily make offers to settle cases unless an attorney is negotiating for you. I...Read more »
The neighbor's lawyer has already sent papers that I sent to my insurance. They found us not liable and offered the 5K in medical. Neighbor has been advised to not take that and the lawyer is going to try again. Should they be going after my father's home owners instead since my sister lived... Read more »
This is a complicated question, but if you did not own the dog or were dog sitting or letting the dog stay at your house, you are probably no responsible. If your sister lived with your dad then his insurance could cover it. Your sister is definitely responsible, but probably does not have any...Read more »
It is possible, but unlikely unless you have some type of valid defense such as duress or unconscionability. That said, I recommend asking the attorney and/or firm that is representing you in this matter, as they are in the best position to answer your questions due to their implied knowledge of...Read more »
First, you need to consult a lawyer as a medical malpractice case can be one of the most expensive and complicated types of Personal Injury cases. In terms of the medical bills you should contact the providers directly and either submit it through your health insurance if available or work...Read more »
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