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David Alden Brown

Bellingham Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. I suspect that my ex-boyfriend has sexually harmed my 4 yr old grandson. How do I go about finding professional help.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. David Alden Brown
    2. Jonathan William Milstein
    3. Jonathan H Levy
    3 lawyer answers

    I am sorry that you have to go through this. This information is only general in nature and does not create a lawyer client relationship. You should consult an attorney to get specific information about your situation. First, You should contact the police immediately. They can conduct an investigation to determine if any harmful contact occurred between your grandson and your ex boyfriend. This investigation will consist almost entirely of interviews by police of your grandson and...

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  2. Can I sue my auto insurance for not fully compensating me for my injuries?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. David Alden Brown
    2. Richard S. Lowell
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3 lawyer answers

    I practice in Washington and have helped a number of people with similar concerns as yours. I am not clear if you have settled your claim with the insurance company yet. If you settled and signed a release you typically cannot go back and recind the release your signed. If you have not settled with your own insurance company yet then you can get upto your policy limit of 50k. An attorney can help you with negotiating a fair subrogation of your medical bills. This will result in more...

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  3. 4 years ago I rear-ended a car, and I was uninsured.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven L Shaw
    2. David Alden Brown
    3. Theodore W. Robinson
    3 lawyer answers

    The responses above are correct as to the Statute of Limitations. I gather from your question that you are also interested in what steps to take with the DOL to get the money you posted back and to clear your license status. In Washington, your license can be suspended if you are in an accident and are unable to pay for the damage either through insurance or your own funds. That is why the DOL required you to post money with them. At this point you should contact the DOL and advise them...

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  4. What is the validity of an electronically-signed PIP waiver?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. David Alden Brown
    1 lawyer answer

    Here is what I can tell you. Washington requires auto insurance companies to provide PIP coverage if they also provide liability insurance to a party. That is, PIP coverage is mandatory. However, a customer can waive PIP coverage so long as the waiver is in writing and signed by the insured (you). You did the right thing in requesting a copy of your signed waiver. You should demand they provide you a copy of this. If they do not have a copy of your signed (electronic or otherwise)...

  5. Can my daughter file a civil lawsuit against her stepfather for raping her?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. David Alden Brown
    1 lawyer answer

    The short answer is yes. Your daughter can file suit against her stepfather for the abuse. In fact based on what you stated above the court would likely rule that this individual was liable to you as a matter of law. However, the problem is collecting a money judgment against him. First, you would have to determine if he has any assets from which you could collect a judgment. That is, does he own a home, have any cash, savings, or other assets. Often times, the only real asset is a...

  6. What should i do if im served papers and my name is spelt wrong?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. David Alden Brown
    1 lawyer answer

    Typically no. Usually, typos, referred to by the court as scrivener's errors, do not affect the legality of the claim. information posted or made available on or through the Site, including without limitation any responses to legal questions posted on Avvo Answers, information provided in Avvo Legal Guides, and any other comments, opinions, recommendations, answers, analysis, references, referrals or legally related content or information (collectively "Legal Information") is not intended...

  7. Improper lane usage what are the chances of winning

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. David Alden Brown
    2. Joseph A Blaszkow
    3. Sam Louis Levine
    3 lawyer answers

    With just the information you provided it is very hard to give you an appropriate answer to your question. However, here is what I can tell you. In Washington, violation of a statute, here improper lane change, is evidence of negligence but is not negligence per se. That is, you can argue that even though you violated a traffic law you did not do so negligently. In terms of "winning," which I assume means obtaining a judgment against the other driver for your property and personal injury...

  8. Auto Accident while on the job

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. David Alden Brown
    2. Eric Michael Fong
    3. Sam Louis Levine
    4. Joseph A Blaszkow
    5 lawyer answers

    You question has two answers. One, your husband is entitled to workers compensation benefits because of he received an injury on the job. However, he is also entitled to compensation from the at fault motorist for his injuries just as if he was struck by another motorist during his off time. Your husband is entitled to compensation from the at fault driver for his medical bills, lost wages, and any general, intangible injuries he received. The bottom line is yes, he is entitled to full...

  9. How much compensation should I get for a broken ankle that resulted from a car accident?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Richard S. Lowell
    2. David Alden Brown
    3. Donald Curtis Kudler
    4. Joseph A Blaszkow
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    The best way to get an idea of how much money it will take to make up for the damage to your ankle is to have a personal injury attorney examine your medical records in detail and get an idea about the available assets of the at fault party. The amount of insurance coverage can drastically affect the kind of compensation an attorney can negotiate for you. In an effort to actually answer your question here are some results from Washington jury trials that involved ankle fractures and had a...

  10. Private property fender bender

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. David Alden Brown
    1 lawyer answer

    Here is what I can tell you about the situation you described. Washington requires everyone to have car insurance. If you get in an accident that is your fault normally your car insurance will pay for the damage. If you do not have insurance and get in an accident that is your fault you must still pay for the damage. If you cannot pay for the damage then the DOL can suspend your license and require full payment before you can reinstate your license. It sounds like you contest who is at...

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