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Richard James Milham

Gig Harbor Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. She turned 21 in Nov 2011, had a dog bite injury as a child. She had an auto accident in Oct 2011, she forgot to file can she?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Richard James Milham
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    4. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    4 lawyer answers

    An action for a personal injury claim, like one for a dog bite, must be brought within three years pursuant to RCW 4.16.080. That statute is tolled for a minor until the age of 18 pursuant to RCW 4.16.090 which typically means 18 plus 3 equals 21. A lawsuit filed after that time would typically be subject to dismissal based on the statute as time barred. There may be other facts or applicable law that would apply to your scenario, the best way to find out is to consult a local personal injury...

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  2. Truck peals out in Moses lake next to I 90 spraying rocks on to the freeway!

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Richard James Milham
    1 lawyer answer

    If you have first party coverage, turn in a claim to your carrier for the damage and let them go after the owner/driver. Most likely, the driver of the vehicle who sprayed you with rocks would be the liable party. I can't tell from your facts whether the rocks came from the shoulder of the road, or from the private property. If the rocks came from a vehicle on the private property, the officer should be able to track down the owner/driver and you can submit a claim. If the rocks came from the...

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  3. I had a car accident around 11 pm. Hit a light pole. Pulled car out of road and onto side not far from pole. 2 men were there.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Richard James Milham
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. Sidney Weinstein
    3 lawyer answers

    Consult a local criminal defense attorney immediately. Most of the time, the local attorneys will be familiar with the court you are in and the policies and procedures in a case like yours. Even if you can't afford to hire an attorney, this discussion should help put your mind at ease. If you meet the financial guidelines, an attorney will be appointed for you by the court . I have added a link to the statute for you.

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  4. Do I need a lawyer? hit parked car. Owner keeps calling me wanting more money but doesnt want to give me his insurance info.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Paul Michael Veillon
    2. Richard James Milham
    3. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    4. Bryant Keith Martin
    4 lawyer answers

    How much damage did you do to the pickup truck? The value of repairs, or the value of the vehicle are the measure of damages. If the owner of the truck agreed to accept $250 as full settlement of the claim, then there is accord and satisfaction and that's all you would owe. Without some writing proving this agreement you will most likely be outnumbered in testimony by the owner and his friends and lose by a preponderence of the evidence that the $250 was a down payment. I agree with the other...

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  5. My 18 year old daughter was in an auto accident. The car is hers but my name is on the title, she is on my insurance.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Richard James Milham
    2. Wayne E. Mitchell
    3. Vernon W. Harkins
    4. Hadi Edward Ramsey
    4 lawyer answers

    Typically, when an insurance company settles a claim for damages from an auto collision, they require a signed release which would keep both you and your daughter from being sued in the future from the collision. I am assuming from your facts that your daughter was at fault for the collision. Contact your insurance company immediately and provide them with a copy of that letter. Under Washington law, you would be responsible for the negligent acts of your daughter driving your car under the...

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  6. In Washington State, what is the legal definition of negligence as it would apply to a licensed profesisonal?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Richard James Milham
    2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3 lawyer answers

    Conduct or lack of conduct that falls below the accepted standard of care of a reasonably prudent licensed professional in the community.

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  7. My girlfriend was involved in an accident in Vancouver, WA. Both her and the other driver were uninsured, possible consequences?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kevin Coluccio
    2. Dave Hawkins
    3. Richard James Milham
    3 lawyer answers

    From your facts as stated, your girlfriend would have the right of way and the turning vehicle would be the disfavored driver. Get the police report and consult with a local attorney immediately to discuss your rights.

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  8. Gold bond medicated burnt my private area. I have scabbing/itching that never goes away. Three years now. No warning on bottle.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Richard James Milham
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3 lawyer answers

    The statute of limitations in Washington in a personal injury claim is three years. If it has been three years since your injury, your claim may be barred. There are exceptions. Please consult a personal injury attorney immediately.

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  9. Can you get out of a not at fault settlement?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. John Groseclose
    2. Richard James Milham
    3. Michele G Pearson
    3 lawyer answers

    Not sure if you are referring to a personal injury settlement with the at fault driver's insurance company. If so, I strongly recomend getting an appointment immediately with a personal injury/car accident attorney in your area. Without a signed release from you, and since you have received no compensation, I would think the oral agreement to settle would not be enforceable, especially since circumstances have changed, and you have incurred additional medical bills you did not anticipate. Never...

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  10. Is it normal for a Demand to be sent without a PIP Ledger?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Richard James Milham
    2. Craig Frazier Schauermann
    3. Matthew C Albrecht
    3 lawyer answers

    The question of subrogation (paying back) your insurance company's PIP (medical and wage loss) is typically not included (collateral) to the demand, but something your attorney has to deal with before settlement. Fortunately, Washington has great law dealing with subrogation which should be helpful to your claim. Ask your lawyer these questions. I regularly get requests from the insurance companies for additional information after a demand. Typically, this is because the insurance companies...

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