Eric S Newman’s Answers

Eric S Newman

Seattle Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 5
  1. Can I sue someone who molested me, but I am outside of the statute of limitations to press criminal charges?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Eric S Newman
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3. Paul Y. Lee
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    As stated above, in sexual abuse cases the statute of limitations is not a bright line. You should talk to a lawyer as soon as possible, as time may be of the essence.

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  2. WA - Car Insured by Owner, Non-Owner Driver w/ Suspended License in Accident

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Eric S Newman
    2. Jonathan A Baner
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    4 lawyer answers

    Whether your car is covered by insurance would be governed by your individual policy. A concern for you is the possibility of a negligent entrustment claim against you if your friend is at fault and the other driver is injured. There are a number of defenses to negligent entrustment, but it is a small concern.

  3. Can I seek damages from my sons friend who wrecked our Nearly new dune buggy.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Eric S Newman
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Paul Y. Lee
    4. Steven Mark Sweat
    4 lawyer answers

    You can make a claim, but there are some insurance issues that would have to be sorted out. Without insurance coverage, you may be able to get a judgment against the driver, but it would not be worth anything if he could not afford to pay it. I would need more information to determine if there is insurance coverage for the accident.