Travis Scott Eller’s Answers

Travis Scott Eller

Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. My son was injured at KMart that required 4 staples to close the wound, an adjuster has been assigned. What should I do?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Matthew McLafferty
    2. David Alan Wolf
    3. Richard Paul Patrick
    4. Jacob Brian Smith
    5. Michael R Crosner
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    I am sorry to hear about your ordeal. It sounds like a parent's nightmare. In this type of case the details matter a lot. Why/how did it collapse? How old is your son? Where were you and/or other adults? Kmart will likely deny liability. Whether some or all the blame can be laid at their feet will depend many details, which you should share privately with an attorney.

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  2. I fell in front of Safeway in Woodinville they sent a letter saying they are not at fault, is this correct?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Travis Scott Eller
    2. Roland Adrian Vitanza
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Jacob Brian Smith
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    There is not enough information here. It is not a matter that they are "automatically" at fault, or that you are "automatically" at fault. You could both be partly at fault, or they might not be at fault at all. Slip and fall cases are tough, and the stores win most of those cases. Having said that, I have gotten good results on some slip and fall cases - so the devil is in the details. You need an attorney to review the factual details - factual details you should be posting online.

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  3. Is there a formula to determine "pain and suffering" settlements in automobile accidents?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Robert N. Anderton
    2. Carrie D. Umland
    3. Karen J. Zimmer
    4. Scott W Edwards
    5. Travis Scott Eller
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    I am sorry you find yourself in this situation. From the free e-book available on my website: "Some people believe that the pain an d suffering component is arrived at by some multiplier of the medical bills – three times the medicals, or etc. In reality this is not a math problem. There is no objective way to measure pain and suffering damages. The value is what a jury would believe is reasonable under all the circumstances. This is – like many legal concepts – inherently subjective....

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  4. After my attonery removed himself from my personal injury case can I then negotiate with the insurance co myself?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Travis Scott Eller
    2. Bruce M Squire
    3. Josh P Tolin
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    If the fee agreement was for both cases, then the attorney is entitled to a 331/3 % fee on both cases, not just one. Whether the attorney is still entitled to a contingency fee depends on whether they substantially completed work on the case. A court might limit the attorney to a reasonable hourly rate. Representing yourself at trial makes a much sense as performing surgery on yourself. Even if you were trained to do so, it is never a good idea. The fact that there are two collisions...

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  5. Pedestrian accident settlement questions

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Scott W Edwards
    2. Daniel Matthew McLafferty
    3. Beau D. Harlan
    4. William John Carlson
    5. Robert N. Anderton
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    Ironically, I just answered a similar question, with this - I am sorry you find yourself in this situation. From the free e-book available on my website: "Some people believe that the pain an d suffering component is arrived at by some multiplier of the medical bills – three times the medicals, or etc. In reality this is not a math problem. There is no objective way to measure pain and suffering damages. The value is what a jury would believe is reasonable under all the circumstances....

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  6. Am I required to provide full disclosed answers to the Interrogatory questions& is there a form that I could attach private info

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Rachel Elizabeth Scott
    2. Mark Compton Wagner
    3. Travis Scott Eller
    4. Michael Robert Charbonneau
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    The short answer is yes. The longer answer is that you need an attorney to review the questions and make any appropriate objections. Most of these questions you will simply need to answer - with or without objections. There is a lot more to a lawsuit than just filing a few documents and then going to a judge to tell your side of the story. It is a very bad idea to try to do this yourself. Have an attorney review this case immediately.

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  7. I was in a car accident I was not at fault and have had medical issues that the Dr said was traumatic brain injury.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Scott W Edwards
    2. Travis Scott Eller
    3. William Kennard Thayer
    4. Steven L Shaw
    5. David A. Papa
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    You probably will not get your full lost wages until you settle or litigate your entire claim for all damages - medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, etc. The other driver's insurance company is not going to settle on just the lost wage claim and leave the rest to be determined (except sometimes property damage). By "the insurance company" I assume you mean your own insurance company. They will pay whatever you are entitled under your policy, which may well be only $200 per week....

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  8. Do I have a case against School? School Bus Dropped off my 5 y.o daughter in the Wrong Stop. Blocks away from correct address

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Travis Scott Eller
    2. John M O'Brien
    3. Jacob Brian Smith
    4. Theodore Charles Levy
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    As a parent I would be beside myself, too. Any parent would be distressed, and now you have to trust the bus system again daily - unless you can find some other means to transport your child. This sounds like negligence, but fortunately your daughter appears to have gotten to the right place safely. What could have gone wrong is shuddering to contemplate, but did not happen. It sounds like what you want are answers and reassurances. I would want to know how it happened and what is...

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  9. What should I do?!

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Travis Scott Eller
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Aaron Scott Hill
    4. Jeffrey W Holmes
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    First, you are not giving in to any demands. Second, if this guy posts anything be assured that any mature person will see him as the tacky one. Any raunchy thing you said is no more raunchy that things said by anyone and everyone. He is the tacky one for sharing something clearly meant to be private. I know that is easy for me to say - but any mature adult will realize this and not judge you. They will judge him. As to immature people - to hell with they think, anyway. Did he express...

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  10. I was assulted by two Albertson night stockers and have serious injuries

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Travis Scott Eller
    2. Loriann C Miller
    3. Jacob Brian Smith
    4. Robert Daniel Kelly
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
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    Do not post more details online. Talk directly with an attorney instead. Some things I would want to know include: What was the disposition of the criminal case? Whether you have any prior criminal history. What were your injuries? Are there any permanent injuries? What was the medication you needed to take, or what happens if you do not take it? Again, I would not post any further information. Contact an attorney instead.

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