Timothy L Williams’s Answers

Timothy L Williams

Bend Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. How do I file a claim against an estate in Oregon.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Timothy L Williams
    2. Tim L Eblen
    3. Don Springmeyer
    4. Larry K Gray
    4 lawyer answers

    I believe that there is a process through which you could essentially place a lien against the estate when it goes to probate, but I don't know much else (I don't do trust and estate law). I would call my friend, Brooks Cooper, in Portland, as he would know likely off the top of his head.

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  2. I slipped and fell in a store on some icey water when I fell My head went hit the glass wall very hard and twist my ankle.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Mayne Donaldson
    2. Timothy L Williams
    3. Howard Robert Roitman
    3 lawyer answers

    Mr. Donaldson is correct. In most jurisdictions, you must be able to prove that the substance on the floor was either placed there by a store employee, that the store knew about it, or that the store should have known about it had it been paying proper attention. The fact that there was still ice in the water indicates that the water was there for only a short while - not long enough to melt the ice that was spilt with it. I would consult with your lawyer to be sure, but I suspect that it is...

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  3. I got in a reck on july 7th 2012 i did not have insurance at the time now i have to pay for the reck which is almost 2700 right

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Eric Charles Lewis
    2. Timothy L Williams
    3. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    4. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    4 lawyer answers

    If the wreck was your fault, you will most likely have to pay out of pocket, given that you were uninsured. However, check with a local attorney as to the specific requirements in your area. You may be able to communicate with the adverse party's insurance adjuster as to what to do, but they may mislead you in terms of your obligation. At least talk with a lawyer. Better safe than sorry.

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  4. If I drive with a minor who has a learner's permit and there's an accident, do I have legal/financial liability?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey S Merrick
    2. Kathleen O'Brien
    3. Timothy L Williams
    4. Krystin Draper Rose
    4 lawyer answers

    From my perspective, there is little chance that you would have legal liability under these facts, assuming that you are acting as a resaonable adult supervisor of the young adult. Of course, knowingly allowing him to drive places you in the supervisory position. If, for instance, he is not correcting his wheel to avoid oncoming traffic, and you have an opportunity to correct the wheel, you should do so. However, given that you sound like a cautious person (heck, you are even asking a bunch...

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  5. Why are charges of perjury and filing a false police report not being filed against someone who fabricated an incident for a TRO

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Timothy L Williams
    1 lawyer answer

    Probably because that is a function of the District Attorney's office, and not the court. Someone should contact the DA's office or local authorities to report it. There are also various testimonial privileges in Oregon that may come into play. The DA's office is the best to sort that out.

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  6. How can I beat a too fast for conditions ticket given after an accident?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. C Steven Moskos
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. Timothy L Williams
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other gentlemen. Only an attorney knowledgeable in the statutory requirements and the case law or legislative history interpreting those requirements has a realistic change of winning on the ticket. Experience in cross examining police officers is key as well. I hate to say it, but without a lawyer, your husband may end up a lamb at slaughter. Not to say he couldn't get out of the ticket, but his chances are significantly increased with a lawyer, and judging from your...

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  7. If i was backing up slowly into a loading area and a kid on a bicycle did not move and i knocked him can i be sued

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lars A. Lundeen
    2. Timothy L Williams
    3. David J. McCormick
    4. Daniel C. Cuppett
    4 lawyer answers

    The short answer is yes, you can be sued by the kid if there was personal injury or property damage. The better question is whether you are legally liable for causing the incident in the first place. Could you see the kid? Did you know he was there? Was it a total surprise? Those are all questions that would need to be answered. Even assuming you were negligent, there would be certain defenses available to you - most notably, that of comparative negligence. If the kid watched you...

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  8. Photo-radared in a 30 mph going 41 mph approximately 300 ft from a 45 mph sign.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Timothy L Williams
    1 lawyer answer

    I don't believe that you could win in court, as you were still in a 30 mph zone at the time. It's a classic speed trap. However, the judge may be lenient and reduce your fine if you explain how close you were to the 45 mph zone. (I presume that you were increasing your speed as you approached the change in speed zone, and if that's the case, you should point that out to the judge). In the end, it will be the judge's discretion. If you don't have any other recent traffic tickets, are...

  9. Hello someone wrote a blog about me that not true and its slanderious what should i do to get it removed

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Simon Hahn Szalkiewicz
    2. Brian Curtis Pascale
    3. Timothy L Williams
    3 lawyer answers

    Contact a lawyer who is knowledgeable in this area to 1) find out who owns the site (all sites are registered and have contact persons in charge of such issues), and 2) draft and send a cease and desist letter. You may have an actionable case for defamation, but I wouldn't know for sure, as I am unaware of the context, any damages, and your state's specific laws in that area. Best of luck.

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  10. In a divorce, if a vehicle is awarded to one, is the other liable in case of an accident?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Edward C. Airhart
    2. Timothy L Williams
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3 lawyer answers

    That is extremely jurisdiction dependent. There is likely no liability (husband was not driving, did not have control of the vehicle, no evidence in this post that he knew ex was a bad driver, court awarded it to the ex and he did all he was required to transfer title), but the jurisdiction may have strange rules that are applicable. In Oregon, for example, under the Family Purpose Doctrine, if you allow a family member to drive your vehcile, you can be liable for their negligent conduct....

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