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Karl Erik Malling

Karl Malling’s Answers

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  • When should I file a lawsuit after medical malpractice incident?

    If I am a victim of a medical malpractice incident, when should I file for a lawsuit? .

    Karl’s Answer

    The statute of Limitations for a medical malpractice action is generally three years from the date of the malpractice or 1 year from the date of discovery or - before you are 21 if the malpractice happened to a minor. There are exceptions to these general rules and only a competent attorney practicing in this area of the law can give you a reliable answer after he or she meets with you and learns all the relevant facts. You should contact an attorney right away because there is much more to any case than your question and the earlier you are represented, the better. There are a great many things that your attorney can help you with the bolster your case and prevent you from doing anything detrimental to your case.

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  • I am disabled on Section8 fell down stairs broke my ankle, sprained my right and left knee and strain tendons can I sue?

    I want to know can sue both parties my landlord and section 8 i told my landlord numous times about here stair she told me nothing ing wrong because section8 inspects the property ever year i notified section 8 i fell they told me nothing was wr...

    Karl’s Answer

    An investigation is needed (at no cost to you) to see if the facts give rise to a law suit. The investigation would include talking with you and others, inspecting the railing and possible other factors around the stairs and researching the code provisions. It would not take long to determine if there were sufficient grounds for a low suit

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  • How long does it take to settle a personal injury case with workmans comp insurance.

    I am disabled for life

    Karl’s Answer

    A claim for personal injury that also has a workman's compensation component is really no different than a "regular" personal injury case. You simply have to keep Labor and Industries appraised of the status of your claim and settle their subrogation claim at time of settlement or verdict. In King County it is about 17 months to trial once a case is filed. Other counties vary in terms of time from filing to trial. My firm generally files litigation very soon after intake in order to begin the journey to trial. If you wait to collect everything, meet with the doctors and witnesses and others necessary to make a demand and then negotiate, you will have wasted as much as six to nine months only to learn that the insurance company has such a diminished sense of the value of the case as to be in bad faith. At the very lease their response is usually demeaning and then you are six to nine months behind. When you file right away you are in a much better negotiating position; a better chance for a reasonable settlement.

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