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Chong Hae Ye
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  • I was injured in an auto accident, the drivers license was suspended and he did not have insurance. He was at fault and sited.

    Can I sue for this and how? I had a broken sternum in 3 places, 8 fractured ribs, and several vertebrae fractured. I had a large hole on my chin and a large hematoma on the same shin. The person who hit us was sited and at fault and he is also...

    Chong’s Answer

    In order to go through his employer, you will need to determine whether the accident occurred while he was working at the time of the accident. If not, I agree with my colleagues, if you have uninsured motorist coverage on your vehicle, you will need to go through your own insurance with this claim. It might not hurt to call or sit down with a personal injury attorney for an initial free consultation.

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  • Am I legally responsible for repairs on an uninsured vehicle that I technically damaged but was granted permission to drive.

    I didn't know that the car was uninsured I only have a learners permit I was given permission through the borrower of the car The car slipped into a ditch

    Chong’s Answer

    Unfortunately, since you were driving the car when you caused the damage, you will be responsible.

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  • I was hit in an unsigned intersection on my rear bumper. Hit so far back on my car, is 50-50 what I should hope for?

    Intersection was 4 way, no signs. Person who hit me was on my right but I was 98% thru the intersection before she looked up from her phone and then ran into my rear R side bumper.

    Chong’s Answer

    From your facts, I agree with my colleagues, theother driver more than likely will be more than 50% at fault. If you were injured, you should seek help from an atttorney. If you weren't injured, contact your insurance company and let them handle this matter. Good luck!

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  • How can I obtain the address of the escaped car in the hit n run accident for the small claim case?

    I was involved in a hit n run accident and reported to the police. I recorded the plate number of the escaped car. My insurance also located the person. The insurance company of her denied their liability. So I am going to the small claim court. M...

    Chong’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues, the best place to do this is by going to the Department of Licensing. Hope you are able to locate the other driver soon.

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  • Why would I need another lawyer?

    I was involved in a car wreak the damages done to my car have already been settled I'm still in physical tharpy but almost finished my attorney now says that we need to hire another attorney to finish this why ? Would I have to pay for both laye...

    Chong’s Answer

    From your question it appears that your attorney is wanting to associate with another attorney to continue on with your case. Depending on the type of case your attorney is working on, it is common to associate with another attorney who might have more experienced than him/her. Your attorney should have gone over with you how the attorney's fees are going to be calculated on your initial fee agreement and when he/she advised you that he/she will need to associate with another attorney. In most instances, your take home shouldn't be less. Your attorney will split his/her fees (33% or 40%) with the associating attorney. Good luck.

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  • Car accident settlement

    My husband and we're hit read end on I was 7 months pregnant and was hospitalized for a day and given medication (magnesium/steroids) in case my baby was born early. The claim adjuster didn't want to settle until baby was born. I just recently ha...

    Chong’s Answer

    First of all, congratulations on giving birth to your baby full-term. Second, insurance company is not in the business of being nice to you and offering you all the money you want. They are in the business of making sure that they pay out as little as possible. My advice is for you to contact one of the car accident attorneys on Avvo and have them review your case. Most attorneys will offer free initial consultation and will take your case on a contingent fee based.

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  • A car crashed into mine while sitting on a street. There was some damage.

    I own a second car that I had parked on the street. About a month ago a lady crashed into mine; she left her contact info. She now says her insurance company won't pay because its been over a month. I don't have insurance on it because I never use...

    Chong’s Answer

    Yes. You can file a claim against the other party.

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  • I'm trying to figure out if I file my car accident (personal injury) lawsuit in Superior or District Court (at the Thurston

    County Courthouse in Olympia) - are they both considered the state court? What is the difference?

    Chong’s Answer

    Are you trying to do this on your own as a pro se? I highly recommend you speaking to a car accident attorney before proceeding on your own. To answer your question in the mean time, if you value your claim to be more than $75,000 then you will need to file it in the superior court. If you value your claim less than $75,000.00 then you should file in the district court. However, there are many other factors you should consider before deciding which court you should file. I highly sugguest you speak with an attorney. Most personal injury attorneys are willing to sit down with you for free consultation.

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  • Can I claim medical expenses and car repair from an insured motorist if I do not have insurance? Washington State

    A freeway accident occured when I was rear ended by another driver. I do not have insurance. She does. Can her insurance company deny car repair and medical costs because I do not have insurance?

    Chong’s Answer

    Yes, if the driver behind you is deemed to be at fault, you will be entitled to get your car repaired and have them pay for your medicals. However, you should consult with a car accident injury attorney who will make sure you are able to get full compensation for your injuries and damages to your vehicle.

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  • Should we seek a attorney for a rear end accident?

    My wife was rear ended at a stoplight. Vehicle damage is less than $1000. Driver admitted fault & no police etc. When my wife returned home she started to complaining that her neck and back were bothering her. We decided to take her to the ER. ER ...

    Chong’s Answer

    The short answer to your question is yes, your wife will need to hire an attorney. Insurance company will do everything possible to minimize her injury and try to offer her a lowball settlement.

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