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Roxanne Eberle

Kirkland Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. A friend got into a car accident with my car w/o liability car insurance in WA. The friend admits & accepts blame. (read more)

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Roxanne Eberle
    2. Shawn B Alexander
    3. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3 lawyer answers

    The other attorneys who have responded previously state you should contact your insurer, but I understand from your question that your car is "w/o" (without) insurance. In the case that you are uninsured, you will have to defend yourself because no insurer has a duty to provide you with an attorney. In order to be responsible for a civil tort such as an auto accident, you typically have to have done or not done some action "negligently." Negligence means that you had a duty to act in...

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  2. Help for pro se: Need to know a definition of phrase, and where I could look up legal terms, phrases, and other need-to-knows

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Roxanne Eberle
    2. David Hamlin Madden
    3. Michael Douglas Shafer
    3 lawyer answers

    Washington's Pattern Jury Instructions are often very helpful in defining the elements a legal case. Washington's Pattern Jury Instructions are free through April 2010 at this website: http://government.westlaw.com/linkedslice/default.asp?SP=WCCJI-1000. I don't know what you're needing to define "fraud" or other items for, but both criminal and civil instructions are available. Each sets forth the burden of proof, what you need to prove, etc.

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  3. My PIP allows $10K. Is it okay to ask insurance to pay me the difference between $10k and my med expenses?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Roxanne Eberle
    2. S Edmond ElDabe
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    If you're asking if it is OK to ask your own PIP insurer to pay you the amount that remains from your $10,000 policy after payment if your medical expenses, the answer is that you can ask, but they won't do it. The limit on your policy is actually $10,000 for "reasonable, necessary and related" medical expenses incurred within three years of the accident date. This means that they are only going to pay for the medical bills you incur. They won't give the the remaining policy amount. If...

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  4. What happens to my 12 year old sister when our Mother passes away?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Roxanne Eberle
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3. John J. Sullivan
    4. Michael L Rich
    4 lawyer answers

    I am sorry that your mother is so ill. It sounds like your mom is still lucid and thinking straight despite her serious illness. If so, it is not too late for her to make a will and to have it signed and witnessed in the her home, the hospital or hospice, wherever she is currently receiving care. The important thing is that you rmother must be of "sound mind" when signing a will or it may be declared invalid. This also means not under the influence of too many pain killers. If your...

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  5. I slipped and fell at work. I have numbness right leg and arm. thoracic outlet sydrome am i entitled to settlement

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Roxanne Eberle
    2. Shawn B Alexander
    3. Theodore John Koban
    3 lawyer answers

    Because your question does not involve a personal injury caused by the negligence of someone other than possibly your employer or co-workers, you may get a better response by posting your question in the "Workers Compensation" section of Avvo instead. A Workers' Compensation Attorney focuses on the types of questions you are asking.

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  6. Preparing to modify parenting plan. Can I limit my ex-spouse's new partner from contacting me regarding kids or other matters?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Roxanne Eberle
    2. Michael Douglas Shafer
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can request the court limit the new partner's ability to communicate with you, especially since abusive communication is detrimental to the children. You may also want to include a declaration from your counselor. I also think you should seriously consider having an attorney help you with your modification of the parenting plan. Sometimes in family law cases, the legal case itself just becomes another avenue for the abuser to be abusive. Having an attorney acting for you would...

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  7. Please need information or where to find resources on us citizenship.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Roxanne Eberle
    2. Shah Iqbal Nawaaz Peerally
    2 lawyer answers

    "Washington New Americans" and "OneAmerica" have free resources on becoming a citizen on their webpage at http://www.wanewamericans.org/oneamerica under the "Become a Citizen" tab. if you believe your friend to be at all complicated, you should consult with an immigration attorney. I know of a few in Seattle who will do a one-hour consultation for $150. It would be worth it to have the application checked by an expert before submitting it. Good luck and my future congrats to your friend!

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  8. Can I sue a doctor for libel and receive monetary compensation?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Roxanne Eberle
    1 lawyer answer

    Typically, libel requires publication of a false statement to a third person. Plus, you'd have to show what damages you sustained from this being in your girlfriend's record in order to recover compensation. I think a better avenue for you both is to have the healthcare record corrected. Fortunately, Washington State Law gives patients the right and the procedure for having the record corrected. See RCW 70.02.100 (http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=70.02.100) and RCW 70.02.110 (...

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  9. I have a L&I claim in washington state.is there a settlement for injury?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Ted David Mechtenberg
    2. Roxanne Eberle
    3. Tami Leigh Diebel
    3 lawyer answers

    You may get a more specific answer to your question if you post it under the "workers compensation" section of Avvo since your injury is primarily an "workers compensation" (L&I) issue. I believe whether L&I will give you a settlement for injury depends on the severity and permanence of your injury. I recommend that you consult with a workers compensation attorney about your case before settling anything though to be sure that you are getting what you are entitled to.

  10. Summons-Complaint 20 day response timeline

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Shawn B Alexander
    2. Roxanne Eberle
    3. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3 lawyer answers

    Mr. Alexander is correct that you should rush to file a "Notice of Appearance" at the courthouse and then get your "Answer" filed ASAP. The fact that you are over the 20 day deadline does not give the other side a "default judgment" against you automatically. Therefore, getting those two documents filed should protect you. While you are at the courthouse, check the court file and make sure that the other side has not already filed a "Motion for Default" before you got your "Notice of...

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