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Adam Morrow

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  • Am I covered if I want to back out of selling my house?

    I sold my house through a real estate agent. I was told that the buyer was approved, and everything seemed to be in order. The closing date should have been April 30th, but we agreed to an extension until May 15th. However, I now received an email...

    Adam’s Answer

    A review of your Purchase and Sale Agreement is necessary in order to determine your options. As stated by counsel in their responses, you do not have to agree to another extension of the closing date. In addition, there should be a financing contingency in your agreement. If so, many standard financing forms contain language stating a buyer may not switch lenders or change the type of loan (i.e. from conventional to FHA), without obtaining seller's prior written consent. If your contract contains this language and buyer changed lenders without obtaining your prior written consent, it is likely they waived their financing contingency. If they are unable to obtain financing to purchase the home under such hypothetical facts, they may risk losing their earnest money. Again, your questons can not be answered without a thorough review of the documents and understanding of the facts.

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  • Husband was hit by a semi truck and suffered TBI and fractured skull. Should we get an attorney?

    A little over a week ago, my husband was turning into work and was hit from behind by a semi who wasn't paying attention. It completely totaled the vehicle, but even worse is that he had a bad head injury. He was transported to the ER and he su...

    Adam’s Answer

    What is the name of the truck driver's company? You should probably interview a few law firms before making a decision. I would be happy to give you the names of several excellent law firms offline.

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  • I live in Wa State * Do I have a case

    I had a C-section / Hernia repair in 2011. the surgeon that did the procedure left a staple inside of me, A anchor & Several clips Which I had removed recently (the surgeon couldn't find all the foreign objects that a C-section revealed were insid...

    Adam’s Answer

    Certainly worth pursuing, but would need more details to assess. Leaving unintended foreign materials inside the body would likely be negligent.

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  • My father was diagnosed with a 7cm anneurysm - Dr. Sent him home and it ruptured 9 days later. He passed away at the age of 65.

    April 23rd my Dad saw a cardioligist and he had a large 7cm bdominal aortic anneurysm. We have the Dr records where the Dr stated that surgery would be scheduled in the next few weeks. My Mom asked if they can't just do it right away and he said t...

    Adam’s Answer

    I'm sorry this happened. It sounds wrong from your description, but more of the details are necessary to better assess. I handled a case aortic aneurysm case like this in Spokane a few years ago. I am interested to know where this occurred and/or cardiologist involved. Contact me if you like - I could probably provide useful information.

    Adam

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  • Can I sue for malpractice?

    I went to a doctor with back pain and she told me through some movements of my back said there was nothing wrong with my back and that it was all in my head went to another doctor had an mri and I have Leveoscolyosis and bone spurs

    Adam’s Answer

    How much time elapsed between the time you saw the first physician until you saw the second physician that diagnosed your Leveoscolyosis and bone spurs? Days? Week(s)? Apart from the difficult task of proving the first doctor was negligent in failing to diagnose your condition, if the condition did not become worse in the interim time period and if the delay was a matter of days or a few weeks, you will be hard pressed to find a physician to support your claim.

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  • Buying a home WITH an abandoned underground oil tank. According to owner they have all paper work. Should I ask to remove it?

    I am about to place an offer in a short sale home. House "HAS" an oil tank below ground. owner bought the house like that and they have paper work from prior owners that tank was abondoned in 1998 following all codes. Is a NFA letter from the stat...

    Adam’s Answer

    Look carefully at the paperwork provided with a local attorney. Was the tank abandoned or decommissioned in place by a professional? An NFA (no further action) by government agency is good, but the NFA status can follow after remedial action was previously required from an oil leak. You do not want to find yourself getting a good deal on a short sale only to inherit contamination problems due to an underground oil tank.

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  • Do I have to carry car insurance in WA State?

    I was told that I didn't have to carry or have car insurance anymore, its cost too much money, I was told as long as I can cover my bond out of jail or the Rico Law? What I was pulled over a year ago and the officer pulled my over on ground that t...

    Adam’s Answer

    You need to have insurance in Washington to drive your car.

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  • If I invite someone on my property (kids) but they have their own equipment and ride off our property technically. Are we liable

    We want friends to come out but where do we protect ourselves. What if these teens do something out of our control and get hurt. Even if they are technically not on our property. Do the parents have to come. Or what if they don't bring the p...

    Adam’s Answer

    I think the previous answer is great and provides you with basic, sound advice regarding various aspects of the law of premises liability. I would just add and/or streamline my thoughts to your question this way - there are significant risks you are exposing yourself to in knowingly inviting people on your property to ride motorcycles (dirt bikes are off road motorcycles), which is a very dangerous activity.

    If you are inviting people on your property to do something already inherently dangerous, the likelihood of a significant injury is greatly increased. What happens when a kid runs straight into a tree stump hidden by branches or debris at 40 miles per hour and sustains permanent brain damage? The argument is going to be made it was your responsibility to make sure there were no hidden dangers on your property. A lawyer representing this individual is going to say you should have known about the tree stump on your property and taken steps to remove it, put signage or fencing around it, etc...

    I understand you also asked about these dirt bike riders getting hurt off your property or not wearing the right protective equipment. These are certainly issues, but shouldn't be your primary focus. The fact of the matter is you are asking about allowing the riders on your property and that is where they are most likely going to be the majority of the time. There are a wide variety of possibile dangers on a large piece of property. Do you want to spend your time searching your property for dangers? I wouldn't.

    I have successfully handled many premises liability cases. I wouldn't hesitate to pursue and investigate a case on behalf of a severely injured party in the hypothetical example above.

    Regardless or whether you win or lose in a lawsuit, do you really want to find yourself in court as a defendant having to pay a lawyer a lot of money and having your assets at risk? Apart from the financial risks, how would you feel if someone was killed or seriously injured on your property?

    You may or may not be able to get liability insurance to cover this situation, but if you do, it will likely be expensive. If it were me, I wouldn't take on the risk or pay a lot of money for insurance because the cons far outweigh the benefits in my opinion.

    As someone who supports dirt biking, you probably have a lot more tolerance for risk than the average individual. Nonetheless, you asked the question so I am giving you my candid opinion.

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  • Can i sue my former employer for firing me for drinking at the job even tho my employer provided the alcohol to me?

    i work my ass off for this company but i got fired for something everybody did at work . till this day they still drink at the job and i got fired for it

    Adam’s Answer

    First - I dont even want to know what it is you do at work besides drinking. Second, hypothetically - let's just say for purposes of answering your question your termination was unlawful. Follow me so far? Do you really think a jury is going to sympathize with you when you openly admit it is the normal course of business to drink while you work? Not likely. In fact, I can't really think of any company I would like to do business with where the boss and the minions are on the sauce. I recommend you take a second and really think about the question you posted.

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  • How would I prove a doctor never informed me of a medical condition on a diagnostic test he sent me for.

    I had seen a doctor for a medical condition, which came back negative; thank god. However, the radiologist had noted another medical condition, which I was never informed of by my doctor. What information would I need, or how would I go about prov...

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    In addition to the rest of the answers provided and follow up questions asked, you also didn't
    say how you found out about this other condition your referring doctor knew about and did not tell you. If the information is in your medical chart from the referring physician, you will have a difficult time proving he did not tell you.

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