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Charles Candiano

Charles Candiano

Accident and Injury Advocates Who Care About YOU
  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation
  • Illinois, Indiana
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Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Free Consultation
    You and I will discuss your claim until I am satisfied that I can help and your questions are answered, WITHOUT cost or obligation.
  • Contingent Fees
    Our fee on Personal Injury cases is 1/3 of the recovery and costs. Our fee on Workers' Compensation cases is set by statute at 20% of Settlement or Award and costs
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Federal Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Candiano Law Office
- Current
Trial Attorney
The Margolis Firm, PC
Trial Attorney
Margolis & Velasco
Trial Attorney
Rusin, Patton, Maciorowski & Friedman
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Lake County Indiana
The John Marshall Law School
J.D. (1995)
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Professional Associations
Chicago Bar Association
Chair Professional Fees Committee
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Indiana State Bar
- Current
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Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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Legal Answers
184 Questions Answered

Q. If I hit a deer while on call for work are they liable for damage to my vehicle?
A: If you were driving at the request of your employer and you were injured, the injuries and any wage loss would be covered under Workers' Compensation. It is NOT sufficient that you were "on-call" but driving for entirely personal reasons. Under NO circumstances would your car be covered under Workers' Compensation. Moreover, your own insurance carrier can deny the claim if you tell them that you were driving for work because you probably insure your car for pleasure and commuting. You would need to declare it as a "business" vehicle (read much higher premiums) for any damage or personal injury to anyone other than yourself to be covered.
Q. our car was hit outside our home. other party fled on foot, how do i proceed
A: Report the accident to the police, immediately, and forward the report to your insurance. If you didn't have comprehensive coverage, you can write to Indianapolis with the license plate and VIN (from police report) to enquire as to whether the car was covered by any policy of insurance at the time of the accident. Of course, the driver is ultimately responsible but you may never learn his identity.
Q. our car was hit outside our home?
A: You need to ask a question.
Q. Is there any possible way I can lower the amount of my ticket that was being sent to the wrong address?
A: It depends. If the "wrong address" was your prior address and you forgot or didn't bother to notify the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, then you have no chance because it was your responsibility to correct that information. If the clerk made a mistake, you can probably get it reduced.
Q. Hello i was i was collateral damage in a car accident.
A: Whether you have towing coverage or not, get the car out of impound, ASAP. If car rental was important, why didn't you have it on your insurance? The easiest thing to do is to pay your deductible and repair the car through your own insurance. When your insurance resolves the claim, they will reimburse you. Done.
Q. What should I do in my case? How do I get my insurance to cover the damages to my car ?
A: If you are correct about your misrepresentations, your insurance is probably within its rights to refuse payment and to cancel you.
Q. Husband misdiagnosed for a year ,found out has stage 4 cancer ,died less than 3onths later
A: You are not alleging Wrongful Death, you are alleging medical malpractice. You should NOT have waited so long. Do you have a doctor who can testify that the failure to diagnose resulted in his death? Are you sure that the cancer from which he suffered would not have been fatal even if diagnosed a year earlier? If you are in Minnesota, why did you post this under Illinois? You MUST immediately take the medical records to medical malpractice attorneys in the state where this hospital is located.
Q. what kind of attorney do I contact in Indiana to sue an uninsured driver? My insurance is not involved
A: Assuming the accident was NOT your fault, you do NOT need an attorney, UNLESS YOU WERE INJURED. If you were injured, contact a personal injury attorney. They will file a UM claim against YOUR carrier. If you reinstated your insurance at 11:59 and then had an accident at noon, you are still covered. YOUR insurance should be covering your claim, less your deductible. When out-of-state or out-of-the-country, you still need insurance for theft and comprehensive damage. NEVER cancel your insurance, altogether.
Q. Civil Case Against UBER Techs, Rasier LLC and the Drivers Negligence caused my accident in Illinois. To my Son and I.
A: You may be exceptionally talented but you do not have the training and experience to properly prepare this case for trial. You probably also lack adequate resources to fund the preparation. Hire an experienced attorney to work the case up. I understand that you had suicidal ideations. Other considerations are wage loss, wage differential, cost of future medical care, whether you have applied for SSDI, whether you had health insurance, and any injury that your son may have sustained. We would welcome the opportunity to explain how we can help you without any cost or commitment. Please call us at 312-465-2914.
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Chicago, IL 60604
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Telephone: (312) 465-2914
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