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James Andrew Robson

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  • 29 year old daughter hit by car

    My 20-year-old daughter was hit by a car at 2 AM. Fortunately , She only sustained a minor head injury however her medical bills will be large due to a CAT scan, MRI, ambulance ride, along with 9 prominent stitches in her forehead. She will carry ...

    James’s Answer

    Sorry to hear that this happened to your daughter. It sounds like she is going to be fine, but make sure that is the case as head trauma can be a serious issue, even if only "minor." Liability is going to be disputed by the other driver's insurer given what the police officer put in his report. That will make it a challenge to get his insurer to pay her bills. If that driver was truly blameless (i.e. not speeding, distracted, etc) then it's an uphill battle and you may want to just move on. However, if the bills are substantial and there is some evidence that the driver did something wrong, your best bet is to speak with an attorney so they can investigate.

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  • My neighbor damaged my bug shield on my car. $110 in damage and she said she did the damage and wont pay. What can I do?

    She won't pay for the damage and is not returning phone calls. What can I do about this? There was no police report filed and I didn't occur to me as it was an accident. He dog lease got caught on the sheild I guess.

    James’s Answer

    As the others note, small claims court is likely your only legal option since no lawyer will be willing to take the case. If you decide to go that route, the cost in time and filing fees may be more than bringing the lawsuit.

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  • Do I need to get an attorney ?

    I was driving on the freeway and traffic came to a stop so I stopped and was about 10-15 feet away from the car in front of me when a car slammed into me. And damaged the back of my car . I don't have insurance but the person behind me was driving...

    James’s Answer

    Cases involving rental cars can be especially tricky and you want to make sure all possible insurers have notice of the claim. Yes, you need to consult with an attorney if you were injured.

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  • How I qualify for SSI

    I am not able to walk I need hip replacement in both of my legs I have sciatic nerve I take morphine and norco for pain how do I qualify to get SSI

    James’s Answer

    SSI eligibility depends on your income. If you are talking about SSDI, you can apply on your own. Odds are good you will be denied, at which point you should hire an attorney for your appeal.

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  • Do I have the legal right to sue the bar for over serving me and refusing me help

    I went to a local bar in Key West Florida or in for happy hour in and I was extremely overserved with strong liquor , to the point I panicked and got violently sick. I asked the bartender and manager for help , if they could call me an ambulance...

    James’s Answer

    Probably not. You have an assumption of risk problem and lack significant damages to justify taking the case. .

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  • In August of 2013 I was assaulted and suffered serious injury. Do I have any recourse at this time or has it been too long?

    I suffered a broken leg and three torn tendons in my left leg.

    James’s Answer

    You need to consult a personal injury attorney familiar with Washington's laws and the statute of limitations. Do not delay as the failure to file by the deadline will bar your claim forever.

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  • I was in a car accident And not at fault. Offer is $6500, $4092 for medical and $2500 for pain & suffering, is this sufficient?

    I was at a full stop, the at fault driver pulled out and hit a truck, and the truck hit me. Hand and leg bruised

    James’s Answer

    You need to consult an attorney who can look at all of the information and assess whether the settlement is a good one or not. There are so many factors that go into what is appropriate for settlement. However, the fact you have negotiated it yourself likely means the insurance company is low-balling you. If you don't have an attorney, it will be nearly impossible to recover the full value of your claim.

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  • Do I need an attorney

    I was rear ended

    James’s Answer

    If you got hurt, you should seek medical attention immediately. You should also contact a lawyer to protect your rights and ensure you get compensation for the bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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  • What happens from here? Who and what is covered

    I drove my boyfriend's car to the grocery store and another driver rear-ended his vehicle while I was on my way. I am not listed on his insurance policy (American Family Insurance), and I respectively have Allstate. I just moved in with him about ...

    James’s Answer

    The at-fault driver is responsible for the wreck and your injuries/damages. Depending on the amount of coverage for the at-fault driver, your injuries, and the American Family and Allstate policies, there may be additional insurance available as well. Best bet is to contact an attorney to make sure all insurers are on notice while you focus on treatment.

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  • I was stabbed with a knife during an argument. The offender was arrested. What options do i have? Can i make him pay for medical

    In a non physical argument, the offender stabbed me for whatever reason he did. I did not touch him before or after the stabbing. I went to the ER and got stitches. Can i make him pay my medical bills or compensation?

    James’s Answer

    While you can file suit, your better bet is to ask the prosecutor for restitution.

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