Steven L Shaw’s Answers

Steven L Shaw

Issaquah Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 13
  1. We are trying to get policy limit from auto accident insurance company.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Steven L Shaw
    2. Carrie D. Umland
    3. Debra J Toews
    4. Jason Henry Schauer
    5. Gabriel Dante Mazzitelli
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    While we all might have an opinion regarding the value of your claim, this is a question you must ask your attorney. It is the most important reason you hired your attorney. If you question your attorney's judgment, you need to discuss that with your attorney. If, after speaking to your attorney you disagree, you can seek a second opinion, but I suggest meeting with another lawyer, so that many more questions can be answered about what has happened to you. This forum is just not conducive...

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  2. I was driving in Renton and got hit by another car

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Steven L Shaw
    2. Jason Henry Schauer
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Michael David Myers
    5. John M O'Brien
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    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...

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  3. My father passed away in his car parked out front of the hospital after an appointment. He went unnoticed approx. 6-8 hrs.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Steven L Shaw
    2. Justin Eric Elder
    3. Jacob Brian Smith
    4. Kelly Scott Davis
    5. Ruth Elaine McMahon
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    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...

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  4. I was injured in an accident, other party accepted liability. Should I pursue this?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Steven L Shaw
    2. Joshua Michael Joerres
    3. James Edmund Oliver JR
    4. Jeffrey R. Johnson
    5. Joseph C Rome
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    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.

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  5. ATTENTION PLEASE HELP...I NEED TO FIND AN ATTORNEY FOR MY BOYFRIEND. I NEED TO KNOW IF WE HAVE A CASE?????PLEASE READ

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Scott W Edwards
    2. Carrie D. Umland
    3. Steven L Shaw
    4. Jason Henry Schauer
    5. James Edmund Oliver JR
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    The area of law you need help with is personal injury, premises liability. Premises liability claims are made when you enter someone else's property (like a business) and are injured either because of their negligence, or because they failed to warn you about a dangerous situation that they knew (or should have known) about. Your first step is making sure your boyfriend gets adequate medical care. That might include a consultation with someone who can help him with the scar that will be...

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  6. Slip and fell on apt premises due to muddy grounds, broke my ankle which req orif surgery and loss of job,do i have a case??

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Steven L Shaw
    2. Daniel Matthew McLafferty
    3. Robert J Adams Jr.
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. John L. Schroeder
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    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...

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  7. Who should I hire to sue a car manufacturer that gave no notice of a dangerous product defect, resulting in an accident?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Steven L Shaw
    2. Karen Kathryn Koehler
    3. Gordon Charles Webb
    4. George Costas Andriotis
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    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: steve@pearsonlawfirm.com

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  8. What do I do if I was in an accident . It was not my fault but the other driver doesn't have any insurance/

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Steven John Angles
    2. Scott W Edwards
    3. Steven L Shaw
    4. C. Donald Briggs III
    5. Ryan D Poole
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    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...

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  9. Should I pay the Medical Bills that are not being covered by PIP insurance?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Steven L Shaw
    2. Daniel Matthew McLafferty
    3. David Ian Schoen
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Jason Todd Studinski
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    I would discuss your question with your attorney again. Paying the bills out of pocket does not negate your ability to hold your insurer responsible for non-payment under the Insurance Fair Conduct Act or other principles of insurance bad faith. And as you point out, paying the bills out of pocket, while not preferable, will keep you out of collections and keep you away from potential credit issues. That being said, some medical providers will agree to hold onto bills until you have made a...

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  10. I'm trying to figure out if it's "gross negligence" in my car accident claim because the driver breaking a traffic law caused it

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Scott W Edwards
    2. Steven L Shaw
    3. C. Donald Briggs III
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. John M O'Brien
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    You don't have to find out "how much" someone is negligent in a collision, unless there is more than one negligent party. The facts you have shared seem to indicate that only the driver who hit you was negligent. There wouldn't be any benefit to showing that he was more or less negligent; only that it was his negligence, and that of no one else, that led to your damages. It certainly appears that your collision was serious, and after getting adequate medical attention, you should strongly...

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