Jason Garrett Epstein’s Answers

Jason Garrett Epstein

Bellevue Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 12
  1. My wife was hit by a driver running a red light. His insurance is saying that it is a disputed claim. Should I get a lawyer?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Shannon M Kilpatrick
    2. Jason Garrett Epstein
    3. Donald Curtis Kudler
    3 lawyer answers

    If you go to my website, www.StraightTalkLaw.com you can find a lot of valuable free information for Washington residents. I have authored a guide to handling your property damage claim. You can find that at: http://www.straighttalklaw.com/special-report. You may also want to request a free copy of my book, Straight Talk Law; The Truth About Washington Auto Accidents which contains the Secrets the Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Know . The book is available for purchase on Amazon, but...

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  2. Auto vs. Motorcycle Accident.

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Jason Garrett Epstein
    2. David Carl Beyersdorf
    3. John M. Kaman
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the prior answer in that you really need to speak with a lawyer quickly. You are probably going to have to pay an attorney an hourly fee to get their advice, but you realy need help. I don't do that type of work, but give me a call and I'll try to refer you to someone. Good luck.

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  3. Work injury combined with auto accident injury

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jason Garrett Epstein
    2. Okorie Okorocha
    3. Jose Antonio Negroni
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you already know the answer. You've got to hire an attorney immediatley. In your situation you have L&I pointing the finger at the auto accident, and the auto accident pointing the finger at L&I. You need an advocate who is on your side that can hold both sides feet to the fire and get a resolution that puts you in the best position possible.

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  4. My car caught on fire from being given the wrong battery model.

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Jason Garrett Epstein
    2. Okorie Okorocha
    2 lawyer answers

    Both parties are going to point the finger of blame at the other one. The mechanic will say it is NAPA's fault, and NAPA will say it is the mechanic's fault. The only way you are going to get anywhere is by filing a lawsuit. Depending on the amount of damage to your car you may be able to handle the matter yourself in small claims court. If the damage is big enough then an attorney may be willing to get involved. Have you tried making a claim for the damage under your automobile policy?

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  5. I was rear ended by a drunk driver, should I retain a lawyer?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Y. Kim
    2. Gregory Stephen Colburn
    3. Jason Garrett Epstein
    4. Richard James Milham
    5. Scott W Edwards
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You should definitely hire an attorney to represent you. In fact, you should probably interview two or three lawyers before choosing who you want to hire.

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  6. Personal injury law in WA state, car auto accident

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Jason Garrett Epstein
    2. Joann Leigh Pheasant
    3. David Carl Beyersdorf
    3 lawyer answers

    If your insurance company pays un-insured motorist benefits to you and your friend, then the insurance company can go after the girl who caused the accident for repayment if they choose to do so.

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  7. Passenger in an accident. Rearended.

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Valerie Farris Oman
    2. Jason Garrett Epstein
    3. Brian Michael Sullivan
    4. Dennis Andrew Chen
    5 lawyer answers

    You need to consult with an attorney who focuses on Person Injury as soon as possible. I'd be happy to talk to you. Give me a call.

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  8. Accident

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2. Jason Garrett Epstein
    3. John Andrew Campanella
    3 lawyer answers

    You should definitely speak to an attorney who focuses on personal injury law. As one of the prior attorneys said, the police don't have the final word on who is liable for an accident or injuries. Not only may your time to bring a claim against the other driver be running out, but there are other steps an attorney may be able to take to prove that you aren't liable for the other parties injuries. For that type of work, however, you may have to pay someone an hourly rate. Best of luck.

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  9. Car accident, best next step?

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Andrew Nguyen
    2. Jason Garrett Epstein
    3. Keith Samuel Hasson
    4. David Justin Brauns
    4 lawyer answers

    You don't need to hire an attorney...if you want the other insurance company to screw you. So far, everything you've described is normal. You need to hire an attorney as soon as possible. The only way you are going to get a fair settlement is by hiring an attorney. The longer you wait, the greater the chance that you may make a mistake that will end up costing you. Typically, those who hire attorneys will get more in their pocket at the end of the day than those who don't hire...

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  10. Assault

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Wade Steven Samuelson
    2. Jason Garrett Epstein
    3. Anthony John Colleluori
    3 lawyer answers

    I would have to disagree with the above post. First and foremost, I would need more information regarding the type of assault. The common definition of assault is different than the legal definition of assault, and you may not be dealing with an assault at all. Also, the context of how the event occurred is crucial to determining what type of case it is. My best advice would be to contact an attorney who's practice focuses on personal injury. They will ask the questions they need to in...

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