Mimy A Bailey’s Answers

Mimy A Bailey

Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 6
  1. Should i retain a lawyer or not

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Mimy A Bailey
    1 lawyer answer

    In my opinion, it is difficult to navigate the negotiation process alone. Most people do not understand the elements of damages in their case and are being told what it is from an insurance company. The insurance company does not have your best interests in mind; it is the adjuster's goal to pay the minimal amount to resolve your case. Oftentimes involving an attorney raises the value of your case. Most personal injury attorneys will talk with you about your case for free - try to get a...

  2. What can I do?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Linda Jane Chalat
    2. Mimy A Bailey
    2 lawyer answers

    I am sorry to hear you are having trouble. The advice I am giving is without knowing any details about your case and what other issues might be at play. The course of action I offer as a suggestion is one that could be applied to many situations - I once gave a friend very similar advice with regard to her client (design services) who refused to pay his bill. Her promise (not a threat) was that she would be filing in small claims court - he paid. Document every phone call and letter you...

  3. Are we getting an adequate amount for pain and suffering from a car accident?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Christopher L. Strohbehn
    2. Mimy A Bailey
    2 lawyer answers

    Negotiations. The two parties (you and the insurance company) start at opposite ends of the spectrum (you should start very high because they will start very low). Oftentimes, the result of a successful negotiation is that you end up meeting in the middle. Consider their first offer to be very low. It's impossible to judge the actual value of your claims based on extremely limited information, but if you are intent on handling this yourself (without representation) then at least my answer...

  4. Insurance co. wants to close a claim with my wife that suffer whip lash and muscles spasm, what amount should she ask for

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Okiemute C Whiteru
    2. Mimy A Bailey
    2 lawyer answers

    There is no rush to settle the claim now (keep in mind the 3 year statute of limitations). It's great that your wife is feeling better, but it's best to wait and see. The insurance company wants to get your claim off their books, but that is not necessarily in your best interest. Is your wife's doctor recommending any additional treatment? If so, consider completing that before settling the claim with the at fault driver's insurance company. As far as an amount of money, it wouldn't be...