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Scott Shawver

Seattle Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 7
  1. Husband was hit by a semi truck and suffered TBI and fractured skull. Should we get an attorney?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    2. Emery Brett Ledger
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Joseph John Bernardo
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    I'm very sorry to hear about your husband's accident. This is very serious, and potentially life-changing accident for your husband. Therefore, you need to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in order to protect all of your legal rights and maximize your recovery. Most attorneys will sit down and speak with you about the claim. You may be contacted by representatives of the defendant or some other insurance company and ask you to sign papers or make a statement. You should...

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  2. I was in a bad car accident last month on 8/13/2013, wondering how much I should settle for pain and suffering?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    3. David A. Kulisch
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    You should contact a local personal injury attorney. Our firm has attorneys in Spokane and they would be happy to sit down and give you a no-charge consultation. It is hard to give you any specific advice, since the best advice/course of action for you really depends on the specific facts of your case and your injuries. Whatever you do, do not have any further conversations or sign any papers from the insurance comapny until you talk with an attorney. They will be in the best position...

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  3. After a fender bender in WA, is it necessary to call the police?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Shawver
    2. Steven D. Weier
    3. Arthur D Leritz
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
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    You are required to file a police report in Washington if the damage to the vehicles exceeds a certain amount or if anybody was injured. It may be important to your case to consult with an attorney before filing the report if you will later be making a claim for injuries and compensation. I would contact a lawyer prior to filing the report if you believe you have an injury claim.

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  4. My actions caused an accident with two other cars, but my vehicle was not involved. Am I liable?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Shawver
    2. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    3. Jonathan Read Peirce
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Joseph John Bernardo
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    Your question is difficult to answer based only on the facts you have provided. The fact that the police officer, who investigated the incident and interviewed all parties, didn't issue you a citation could be a good sign for you. Sometimes the police officer is not able to assign blame immediately, and they may issue a citation after the fact by sending it in the mail. If more than a couple weeks goes by and you have not received a citation, it is unlikely that you ever will. If you get...

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  5. My 3 years to file malpractice is up next month, but I just found out last week I was mis diagnosed big time.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Shawver
    2. David Ian Schoen
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Jennifer L Keel
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    These cases are complicated, and a competent review will include looking at the relevant medical records. Your best option is to have an experienced attorney review the records and case with you immediately.

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  6. I have been given a no trespassing admonishment from a non-profit, public entity I volunteered at

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Shawver
    2. Golnar Sargeant
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
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    It sounds like you were given a written notice explaining that you are not welcome at this location anymore. The first thing you should consider is that if you return to this location prior to clearing the matter up, you could be charged with Criminal Trespass in the First or Second Degree. If convicted, you could potentially go to jail for either of these crimes. I would advise you to call the volunteer coordinator of the agency and ask them to clarify the terms of the order. If this is...

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  7. What do i do now?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    More information about the accident is needed. Feel free to contact myself or any of the attorneys listed here. One important fact that is needed is how the injury happened and who are the potentially responsible parties. You need an experienced attorney to investigate these issues for you.

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  8. Speeding ticket in wa

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Scott Shawver
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
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    It may depend on how much time you have to contest the matter, and the fact of the case. If you indeed were not speeding and you have the time to challenge the matter, you could request a hearing, and then also ask for the speed measuring device expert to be subpoenaed into court. This may provide you with an argument to dismiss the matter. Another possibility is to request a deferred finding in court--you can receive one of these every seven years for a moving violation. You will be...

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  9. I recently received a Summons for a lawsuit that is post dated 5+ months ago. Is this common and how do I respond?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

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    A summons has a specific time within which to answer, usually 20 days. Under certain circumstances, you may have up to 60 days to respond, depending on where you were served. You may be in default, meaning that an order and a judgment may have been entered against you. Here is how to check. Look at the case number, and go to the Washington State Courts' website. There is a resource there which allows you to find the case according to the county in which it was filed. Pull up the case and...

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  10. II was caught for shoplifting so got a pretral diversion prog from the prosecutor i signed it and i am currently on probation my

    Answered over 5 years ago.

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    You stated that you are on a pre-trial diversion agreement, and that the matter has not yet been filed into court. It is more likely that since the prosecutor's office is involved, the casehas been filed in court, and that your are on a probationary status with the court. If you are in compliance with the pre-trial diversion agreement, then there shouldn't be any conviction entered or finding of guilt. It is critical to craft such agreements with "immigration safe" provisions. Typically,...