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Alex Bretzer Ferguson

Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. I recently got a chemical burn from a tanning salon that is about 2-3 inches big. Do I have a case?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Alex Bretzer Ferguson
    2. John William Ladenburg
    2 lawyer answers

    You very well may have a case, but it will depend on a number of factors. First, you will need to determine whether the release covered injuries other than from UV lights. To do this, you'll need a copy of the signed release and will likely want an attorney to review it. Second, you will need medical confirmation that your burn was indeed caused by chemicals. That may be difficult to prove, and it may be even more difficult to prove that the chemicals came from the tanning bed. Then...

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  2. Can I have the lawyer represent me in small claims? Or anyone to talk for me?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Alex Bretzer Ferguson
    2. Frances Turean
    2 lawyer answers

    Lawyers are not allowed in small claims court, unless they represent a corporation, which you are not. You could, of course, consult with a lawyer before you go to court if you'd like. Hope this helps!

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  3. Can I have a lawyer with me in small claims?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Alex Bretzer Ferguson
    1 lawyer answer

    Lawyers are not allowed in small claims court, unless they represent a corporation, which you are not. You could, of course, consult with a lawyer before you go to court if you'd like. Hope this helps!

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  4. I went to jail for breaking restraint order twice, now on probation for 2 years, with open case of misdomeanor. will it show on

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Alex Bretzer Ferguson
    2. Jamila Adia Taylor
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3 lawyer answers

    If you went to jail for breaking restraining orders, that will show up on a background check. What actually will show is "Misdemeanor Violation of a No Contact Order" or something of the like. I can't say for sure, but I would imagine that pending charges might not show. When you are applying for your job, the most important thing is that you do not try to hide anything. Pay attention to whether they ask if you have had any "Criminal convictions" or if you have simply had any "Criminal...

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  5. Is it legal for a business to make employees sign a waver to give up break rights?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Alex Bretzer Ferguson
    1 lawyer answer

    Well your question is a bit jumbled. Let me try to parce it out. One issue is whether you are entitled to rest periods. The answer is yes; you are entitled to one 10 minute rest period for every four hours worked. Your employer can, however, limit what you do in the workplace during your break to some degree. The would likely allow your employer to prohibit smoking on the premises during breaks. If you're interested in finding out more information, I would first read this: http://www.lni....

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  6. Does rejecting a plea offer change my case

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Noah Howard Pines
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Alex Bretzer Ferguson
    3 lawyer answers

    There is no way to predict what the outcome will be if you reject the plea offer. It is best, however, to NOT make any decisions until you are given a court appointed attorney. Court appointed attorneys are very experienced with the workings of plea offers and will be able to give you advice as to whether the plea is reasonable. It's always your choice to decide whether you want to accept or reject a plea. If you reject the plea, another offer may be made, the case may go to trial, or...

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  7. Should i get a lawyer

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jennifer Rose Congdon
    2. Alex Bretzer Ferguson
    3. Robert A Manson
    4. James Regan
    4 lawyer answers

    Short answer: yes you should get a lawyer. Longer answer: There are a number of issues in this scenario. There is a possible juvenile criminal case. That's something, however, that you cannot file or pursue on your own. The best you can likely do with that is talk to the police, who may investigate the case. Ultimately, it will be the prosecutor's decision to decide whether to press charges against the boys in juvenile court. There is also a potential civil case for assault and...

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  8. My parked car got hit by A multi terrain loader doing work in street. Is that considered a motor vehicle?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Heather A Lottmann
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. James Richard Miron
    4. Alex Bretzer Ferguson
    4 lawyer answers

    Whether it's a vehicle is a bit irrelevant. Fact is it hit your car and caused damage. If you have comprehensive insurance, they should cover the repairs. The company that owns the loader is also liable for the damages and any injuries. Before pursuing a claim against the company, however, I would consult with a personal injury attorney.

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  9. How to file for discovery for traffic violations in benton county, washington

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Alex Bretzer Ferguson
    1 lawyer answer

    Go to the District Court clerk. They will likely have forms to help you out when requesting discovery in traffic court. Make sure to go there as quickly as you can, as you only have a limited window to request discovery in traffic court.

  10. How to I tell the court I made a really big mistake without going to jail?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Alex Bretzer Ferguson
    1 lawyer answer

    There are a number of steps you have parse out in this process. First of all, was your boyfriend brought in? Did he receive any notice that charges are being filed against him? If so, at his first appearance he should plead not guilty and request a public defender. He should not say ANYTHING other than that. When you talk to the DV advocate, tell him/her about the situation with your boyfriend and that there may be extenuating mental health circumstances here. Also tell the advocate (...