I would encourage you to contact some of the very fine attorneys that handle auto collision cases listed here on AVVO. There are many who have offices in Renton and would be great choices to help you.
Keep in mind that preserving evidence of what happened in key. Photos, witnesses - anything you can obtain that shows that the other driver was responsible for the collision is crucial, so do not wait to go get it. Also, go to the Washington State Patrol's website and download/fill out a...
What a tragedy. So sorry for your loss.
The question of a claim will come down to defining what the hospital's duty was. How far did it extend? Are there professional or community standards that were violated? These and many more questions would need to be answered before knowing of there was a claim to be made.
That said, we (as personal injury attorneys) conduct the investigation that answers those questions. Few of our clients come in knowing whether there is a claim or not; it is...
Probably. At the very least, you should consult with a few others to see how they evaluate your claim.
It's unusual for an attorney to "fire" a client without an obvious reason to do so. You are entitled to your entire file from your former attorney. I would secure it and take it with you when you visit with other attorneys.
There are a lot of really talented lawyers on AVVO. Do a search for a highly rated one in your area.
Best of luck.
Premises liability (slip and fall) claims are really challenging to make. The prevailing thought amongst the general public is that people are responsible for looking where they are going at all times. Fortunately, Washington State law recognizes the fact that we often rely on reasonable conditions in areas where there is an expectation of frequent use. The law itself is more complex than that, but let it suffice to say that property owners have specific duties to those that enter their land...
It is sad that so many people are driving today without insurance.
I would suggest starting with the collection of evidence. You need proof that the other driver ran the stop sign. Witnesses, passengers - anyone who saw what happened. If there is a police report of the collision, then get a copy. Getting this information now will make all the difference.
Of course, if you were injured, get medical attention right away. Get seen by a medical professional that can document your...
The decision to accept a bad offer or take a challenging case to trial is not an easy one, and none of us on AVVO know enough about your particular case to advise you. That is what your attorney is responsible for - to explain your options, and then recommend the one he thinks is best.
Having said that, here is what I can tell from the facts you shared -
1. The car damage is modest, which means it is unlikely that your car showed much damage. The way damage looks affects the value of a...
Auto defect claims are very specialized products liability actions which require different things that the typical personal injury action. It is often takes a tremendous amount of resources to prosecute that type of claim.
There are only a few attorneys in our area that I would consider competent to handle those claims. Happy to pass their names along if you want them. Feel free to email me and I will send you their contact information: email@example.com
Following drivers have the responsibility to keep a lookout ahead of them and keep a safe distance and speed to avoid colliding with any cars in front of them. All drivers must yield to emergency vehicles which create 'emergency zones' when they use lights and sirens. Drivers are permitted to stop quickly if they do so in an area where stopping or slowing is reasonably expected (intersections, when emergency vehicles are present, etc.)
While there may be facts which affect whether or not...
A reasonable amount depends on a number of things: level of injury, how much the injuries affect your life, the level of intervention taken by your medical providers, the insurance limits of the at-fault driver, the continuing nature of your symptoms, and much more.
I also wonder if your injuries have been fully diagnosed and treated. While none of us are doctors, the symptoms you are describing are indicative of a head injury, which requires considerable examination and treatment. I hope...
For health insurance plans that are governed by Washington state law, there are provisions for reducing or eliminating obligations to reimburse health insurers (Common Fund Doctrine, Made Whole Doctrine) when circumstances warrant it.
For those governed by Federal law, more specifically, those that are fully funded by your employer, getting health plans to agree to any kind of compromise becomes very difficult.
As the others have said, it is unwise to continue without help.