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  • Do you need to pay Administrative/Clerical fees for auto accident case? or no?

    I had car accident in 8 month ago my attorney is charging me 33% out of my settlement which is normal but they charged extra for administrative / clerical fee out of my settlement. can someone explain me about that? and why they ar...

    Joseph’s Answer

    I don't like it, but look to the fee agreement you signed.

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  • In a "fault" state like Washington, what role does your insurance company play when you are in an accident and you were hit by a

    drunk driver. I was hit by a drunk driver who left the scene 10 months ago. The atty handling my case advised me to see doctors which I did. Out of pocket expenses of 1822.00. I now get a subpoena from the state to appear as a witness in the crim...

    Joseph’s Answer

    I would want to know why they thought it was not profitable. You probably should start consulting other attorneys.

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  • Should I consult a personal injury lawyer?

    I was in a auto accident at 37 weeks pregnant. Damage was significant but I was able to drive the vehicle. Other driver admitted fault and Im going through his insurance to make my medical and car repair claims. His insurance wants to settle for $...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Yes. Most consultation are free, so nothing to lose and a lot to gain by talking to an attorney.

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  • Dui in the state of wa with a bac of .075?

    A friend of mine blew three times with a .065 a 0.70 then a 0.75 but she was still cited arrested and car impounded. Is the legal limit not .080?

    Joseph’s Answer

    To many people’s surprise you can be arrested and even convicted when you blow below a .08. This is due to the “affected by” prong of the Washington State DUI law.

    “person is guilty of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug if the person drives a vehicle within this state: while the person is under the influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug”RCW 46.61.502(1)(c)

    The government needs to prove beyond a reasonable that you were under the influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug.

    However, because the BAC is not over a .08, there is no presumption of under the influence or affected by.

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  • I recently received a dui, I ended up not blowing and was given paperwork that I can pay $375.00 to appeal not losing my license

    Is it worth appealing or is it an automatic 1 year suspension in WA state?

    Joseph’s Answer

    In my opinion, it is always worth conducting the DOL hearing. However, it is very difficult and nearly impossible to prevail without an attorney. Also, remember you only have 20 days to make your request. Good luck!

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  • I was hit by a car this afternoon

    I was crossing the road and the light was white when a car hit me and lost conscious, I woke up in ambulance and when I got to the hospital a police officer handed me all the informations of the lady's insurance to call them and ask for them to pa...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Sorry to hear about that and I hope you receive the treatment you need and have a speedy recovery. I would highly advice you to consult with and retain and attorney at your eaeliest oppertunitv. These types of cases are very difficult to navigate alone.

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  • Do i have a case if so i need a lawyer that will charge only if we win the case

    I was working for a supposed friend painting his house , i am an unlicensed contractor , we signed an agreement on job details such as what was to be done an the labor cost, thats it . I received a partial payment to start the job in the form of a...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Sorry to hear about your troubles. It's not clear if you have a case, there must be a theory of negligence caused by third party. You shouldn't explain any further here, but you should consult with attorneys.

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  • I got caught shoplifting at Urban Outfitters in Seattle. Worth is little more than 100 dollars. Help me please.

    I know this is really idiot and I feel really guilty and I am regretting now a lot. I am a foreign student and I am going to community college. I am not a citizen nor a resident. I really worry about that I may be kicked out from college and als...

    Joseph’s Answer

    You would be better served scheduling confidential consultation with attorneys than looking for a specific answer to all questions here.

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  • What is the civil liability for serving an 8 year old child alcohol

    I was at a restaurant last week and my 8 year old daughter was served a Guiness beer float instead of a root beer float. What would be a fair settlement amount?

    Joseph’s Answer

    I'm not sure I have an answer for you, but how the heck does that happen? Might what to inform the liquor control board. It is unclear from your question if there are damages.

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  • Can I be arrested for DUI while sitting in a restaurant? My driving was NOT witnessed by a police officer. Civilian call to 911

    I was driving down the highway, not under the influence, I was texting. I know, that's bad... A civilian in a pickup was following me and used his cell phone to report me as DUI. I stopped to get something to eat and the guy followed me and parked...

    Joseph’s Answer

    You need to consult with an attorney ASAP. I am very interested in hearing the story, but avvo is not the right place.

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