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  • I need lawyer for an slip and fall

    I was in Wal-Mart and I slip and fell

    James’s Answer

    I have tried many slip and fall cases to verdict. There are many pitfalls, and important things to cover in each case. You will need an attorney who has experience in this area.

    Jim

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  • I don't know where to start

    I was in a car accident when I was 11 I'm 18 now and I still never got the lawsuit done because of my dad and I was wondering if I could still get money from it for college? Or is it too late?

    James’s Answer

    It is not too late. The Statute of Limitations begins to run when you turn 18. Jim

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  • I have an elderly individual who was injured due to medication error.

    An elderly man who has severe depression and suicidal thoughts, underwent a surgical procedure for a foot issue. He was advised by his doctor to arrange with his psychiatric nurse to have his medication ready when he was discharged. He did that....

    James’s Answer

    I have handled many medication error cases in elderly people. Often, the mistake leads to a severe problem, as it did with your individual. Most attorneys who do this kind of work do so on a contingency fee, which means that the consultation is free. You should contact someone right away.

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  • My mother dislocated her shoulder in a fall at albertsons groc do you have lawyers who handle what that call slip and falls

    Walking across parking lot to get shopping cart my mother tripped on unmarked raised cement she is 80 she dislocated her shoulder went to hospital by ambulance

    James’s Answer

    Trip and fall cases have many particularities that require an attorney that has handled many such cases and tried many such cases. As to whether there is a liability, the best thing you can do is get a picture of the area. That is very important in these kinds of cases.

    Jim Gooding, GLP

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  • I had accident on Highway . Since then, I have fear of driving ,especially on the highway. I freak out when I am a passenger too

    My husband, daughter and I just got in to a 6 cars collision on I-5 a month ago. We are the victims of the accidents . Since then , I have very strong fear of being on the highway. When my husband drives while I'm a passenger. I will yell and fe...

    James’s Answer

    Yes you can. Anxiety or PTDS is a recoverable damage in a personal injury case.

    Jim

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  • Do I have a lawsuit?

    I was getting out of my car when as soon as I took a step outside my vehical I had taken a nasty spill over some construction debree that has been left on the sidewalk. I am an 87 yr old elderly woman, I was hurt very badly and Im in a lot of pain

    James’s Answer

    You may have a case. It depends who left the materials there, and whether the area would be deemed "reasonably safe".

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  • I was offered 1,500 to settle. This seems like a slap in the face. Can I get more?

    I was involved in a 3 car accident, I was sitting at light and hit on the drivers side pretty hard. I had kneck and shoulder pain. I feel like every car out there now is aiming at me. Do I have a leg to stand on? I'm told they need documentation. ...

    James’s Answer

    An insurance company will almost always offer more money when you are represented by an attorney. They are most likely low-balling you.

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  • Am I at fault if I collide with another vehicle that has collided with a stauled car in the lane of a hiway

    I was driving on a three lane hiway when I came around the corner and collided with a car that had collided with a car that had stalled in the right lane after losing control. The stalled car was the only one sited for stalling in the lane. There ...

    James’s Answer

    Most likely, yes. It would depend on the specific facts, but it appears that you have a good case.

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  • Is liability hard to prove in Washington State? NON-Auto.

    Anything non-auto.

    James’s Answer

    Sometimes it is really easy. Sometimes it is very hard. You should contact an attorneys to run the facts of the case by them.

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  • I fell through rotten deck while moving out...a year ago. I lost wages and had out of pocket medical expenses. Dealing with Pemc

    Pemco and sleazy lawyer...gave deposition and they are trying to force me into arbitration. I am a physical therapist and can diagnose my injury. How should I handle this. Thanks

    James’s Answer

    Premises cases involves different rules and different things that you have to prove than your normal MVA case. If you are not happy with your attorney, you can fire them and find someone new.

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