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David Andrews Williams

Bellevue Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Do I have to go to court?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

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    2. David Andrews Williams
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    You can always say "Take the offer', it's your case and your lawyer must follow you settlement decision. However, it would indeed be in your best interests to have the lawyer explain why he/she recommends against it. "Going to court" is an investment of time, energy, effort and emotion, as well as money. You have a right to a clear explanation of the potential upside of "going to court", as your attorney sees it, and the potential downside. I will say that, without knowing any of the...

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  2. I was rear ended today and I do not have insurance, so did not want police called. Is other party's insurance obligated to pay?

    Answered 2 months ago.

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    The first thing to do now is report the accident to her insurance company, if you haven't already. If the police didn't come, the risk is that she will report a false version of events to her carrier, claiming for example that you started out into the intersection, then backed out, into her. You can't prevent that now, but it's best to get a claim file set up immediately.

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  3. I had a car accident. I have an 8% permanent shoulder disability. What is the average claim settlement for that injury?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

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    If you have a serious injury (and it certainly sounds like you do), you almost assuredly will not receive anything closely approaching a reasonable offer for your case, unless you are represented by competent personal injury counsel. The carrier will low-ball you on the theory that the best thing that happens is they get out cheap, and the worst thing that happens is you hire a lawyer. I'd proceed directly to hiring counsel in your area.

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  4. My cataract surgery left some cataract in my eye. They operated two more times to get it out. Cornesa is swollen vision blurry

    Answered about 2 months ago.

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    2. Robert David Shapiro
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    First step would be to get a second opinion, NOT for purposes of any claim, just for your health. There can be unfortunate complications from lens implant surgery. Get treatment, establish care with a new doctor, then I suggest you seek counsel with a florida malpractice attorney. Good luck.

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  5. Does the Husband-Wife privilege apply when neither spouse is a party to the suit?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
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    That is a technical question that half the competent attorneys in your state would want to research before answering confidently. In most states the privilege is absolute, but can be waived. I strongly advise you to get an attorney. Good luck.

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  6. Do I have a claim rear ended an pregnant

    Answered about 2 months ago.

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    Absolutely you should get a lawyer, though you have time to do so. I would see to the safe delivery of your little one, then find a lawyer in your area. Good luck.

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  7. Does a personal injury claim which includes depression make your life an open book?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

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    You know better than anyone whether your life as an open book would be uncomfortable. Your lawyer is correct that alleging depression would likely make any previous counseling/emotional/psychological issues "relevant", at least in the investigatory phase of your case. But if there isn't anything you're uncomfortable with the other side knowing, then you should feel free about including it.

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  8. What can I do if I want to settle but my lawyer doesn't want to cause it doesn't benefit him?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

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    Not enough information to give a very informed answer, but your lawyer works for you and has a duty to follow your instructions. You can always get another lawyer.

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  9. I am crafting a personal injury settlement demand letter. May I include that if I hire an attorney demand amount may increase?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

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    From the perspective of a lawyer who practices on the other side of the country, and therefore is not someone you would conceivably hire...............get a lawyer.

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  10. Is there a possibility of a wrongful death suit and or are the doctors in any way liable

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Steven L Shaw
    2. Zaheer A Shah
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    The first question in any medical malpractice case is: What Happened? Sometimes (many times) the answer isn't clear. The next question is: Was What Happened Preventable with Reasonably Prudent Medicine? Those two questions are answered by retaining experts to review the medical records and offer opinions. If as your question suggests, your friend passed from uncontrolled high blood pressure, the question would be whether his doctors were using to care to try to control it; i.e.,...

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