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Cheryl J. Farrish

Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. I have injuries related to an auto accident. My car was rear ended while stopped at a red light. Do I have a case?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Mark Sweat
    2. Cheryl J. Farrish
    3. Sean Patrick Kuhlmeyer
    4. Richard Eugene Lewis
    5. Crystal Grace Rutherford
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    8 lawyer answers

    Yes, you have a case. Hopefully the person who rear-ended you has insurance. However, even it the other driver does not have insurance, you could make a claim under your own Uninsured Motorist (UIM) coverage. You should contact an attorney in Washington to discuss your case.

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  2. How long is a PIP waiver good for once it's signed?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    2. Cheryl J. Farrish
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree that a letter to the Insurance Commissioner should spur your insurance company into action. However, I wait a few more days before sending this letter because WAC 284-30-360 (3) provides that an insurance company must respond to your requests within ten business days. With the intervening holidays, your insurance company likely havs not had ten business days to respond to your reqeust. If the ten days pass and your insurance company still fails to respond, your complaint to the...

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  3. I am disabled on Section8 fell down stairs broke my ankle, sprained my right and left knee and strain tendons can I sue?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Karl Erik Malling
    2. Cheryl J. Farrish
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    4 lawyer answers

    I'm sorry to hear of your injuries. You should speak to a personal injury attorney in your area to discuss making a claim. I agree that you should photograph the stairway and document your injuries as soon as possible. Do not give a statement to the insurance company until you've sought legal advice. In addition, I do not recommend posting any additional details of your incident online. Your landlord likely has an independent duty to inspect your residence and cannot rely solely on Section...

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  4. My vehicle was parked in another company's controlled lot, broken into and burgled. Can I claim losses against their insurance

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Lennard Anthony Nahajski
    2. Derek Michael Smith
    3. James J White
    4. Cheryl J. Farrish
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the above answers.Namely, you would need to show that the owner of the lot was negligent and, based on the few facts you've presented, it sounds like this would be difficult to prove. That said, hopefully you have your own insurance coverage to cover your losses. If you haven't already done so, you should report this incident to the police and your insurance company ASAP.

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  5. My eye is permanently damaged due to lack of post-op care after surgery. Do I have a strong enough case to go to court?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Cheryl J. Farrish
    2. Lars A. Lundeen
    3. Keith Samuel Hasson
    3 lawyer answers

    Whether you have a "strong enough case to go to court" primarily depends on whether you can find an expert to support your case. In medical malpractice cases, experts are crucial to the case. Generally, expert testimony must establish: (1) that the doctor was at fault, i.e. that the care provided fell below the "standard of care" applicable to similar doctors and (2) that the doctor's treatment of you caused your injuries. The interplay between medical and legal issues is often very...

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  6. Recourse for unfair practice/firing?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Cheryl J. Farrish
    1 lawyer answer

    You should contact an employment lawyer in your area. Most employment attorneys would be willing to sit down with you and your wife for a free initial consultation.

  7. What court would the attorney file my lawsuit in?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    2. Cheryl J. Farrish
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you may have an attorney. You should ask your attorney this question. He/she would be in the best position to know whether your case meets the jurisidictional requirements of superior court vs. district court.

  8. I got 2 cars, one is insured, 1 is uninsured. The uninsured car got in accident which I wasn't driving.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Robert Kevin Dawson
    2. Cheryl J. Farrish
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4 lawyer answers

    Depending on the language in your auto policy, you may still be able to get coverage for the uninsured vehicle. For example, if you recently purchased the uninsured vehicle, many insurance companies will extend coverage for a short period of time (usually 10-30 days). After this "grace period", most policies require that you formally add the car to the policy in order for it to be covered. Bottom line: you should get a copy of your auto policy and review it with an attorney or your insurance...

  9. I was in a minor car accident that was my fault and i had no insurance. I hit a car on the rear. it was a 10 to 15 mile hit.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Richard S. Lowell
    2. Cheryl J. Farrish
    3. Thomas J. Turner
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with the answers posted above. You are most likely at fault for this accident, in which case the driver you hit may pursue you personally for her injuries and property damage. However, it is also possible that the driver you hit has coverage known as Uninsured Motorists Coverage (UIM), which will cover the driver's damages in the event that the at fault party (you) did not have insurance. Under either scenario, the driver can report you to the state and you may have your license...

  10. I had liability though progressive and now the person is sueing me what should i do

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Scott Eric Diamond
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3. Cheryl J. Farrish
    4. John P Strouss III
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous attorney and recommend that you let your insurance company know about this lawsuit immediately. Progressive should appoint a lawyer for you and the lawyer should defend this claim. The sooner you let Progressive know about this claim the better. In terms of the mother's claim, if she owned the vehicle then she may have a claim against you for the damage to her vehicle. If the "guys" you mention are minors, it's not uncommon for a parent to bring a claim on...