Michael S Altman’s Answers

Michael S Altman

Bremerton Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. Do I have to pay PIP back?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Michael S Altman
    2. J.J. Thompson
    3. C. Donald Briggs III
    4. Kevin H. Pate
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    It is complicated, but in some situations pip is entitled to reimbursement, often times referred to as subrogation. Contact a Washington lawyer for a free consult to discuss this and other details of your case in more detail.

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  2. Who pays, medical insurance or personal injury on car insurance?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael S Altman
    2. Shawn B Alexander
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    5. Jason Henry Schauer
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    Call an attorney right away to get advice on this issue. Your auto insurance PIP coverage should pay these bills, BUT, many auto insurance companies have a tendency to deny payment illegally. Thankfully, we have the Insurance Fair Conduct Act in WA state that will apply directly to your situation. If you don't have PIP coverage, then your health insurance needs to pay and they will most likely require proof from your auto insurance company that you do not have PIP. Don't hesitate to...

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  3. My mom had auto accident on May 2012 it was rear-end accident and it was 100% other drivers fault

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Francis M Smith
    2. Albert Lee Crosner
    3. Michael S Altman
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    You need a lawyer who will file a lawsuit and fight for your mother. Contact another attorney and get more opinions.

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  4. Is it possible to get some payment to cover medical bills without settling the claim?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael S Altman
    2. Robert N. Anderton
    3. Scott W Edwards
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    Given this is a motorcycle/auto accident there is an additional issue regarding your own insurance as well. If you did not have any insurance on the motorcycle (which is not required in WA state) you may not have underinsured motorist coverage available. I recently resolved a similar case where the at-fault party paid additional sums of money above and beyond their policy limits because the policy limits were not sufficient to make my client whole. You need to speak to a WA attorney as soon...

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  5. I had auto accident ..

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Arthur D Leritz
    2. Michael S Altman
    3. George Costas Andriotis
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Michael Montgomery
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    Sounds like a bad offer-hopefully your attorney files a lawsuit.

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  6. Lawyer wants to quit from personal injury case representation after filing complaint

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael S Altman
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3. John Groseclose
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Lee Tucker
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    You referenced a mistake-what was the mistake? Did you perhaps overreact and piss him/her off? Sounds to me like there was a major breakdown of the attorney/client relationship. Representing yourself in a WA state case, pro se, when you live out of state might be very difficult. Not impossible, but very difficult. Since you filed suit in Washington State you will be subject to its jurisdiction. If opposing counsel wants to depose you, they can force you to return to WA state for a...

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  7. Personal injury lawsuit complaint filed but there are errors ...how do we correct after filing?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Antonios Kalogerakos
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3. Gregory Stuart Marshall
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    Talk to your attorney-this is why you hired him/her. Second guessing your attorney on a website is not healthy for the attorney/client relationship.

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  8. How much can I expect to get from the insurance of the driver at fault if I do not go thru a lawyer and settle with them ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Thayer
    2. Bryan Daniel Doran
    3. Michael S Altman
    4. Gregory Stuart Marshall
    5. Kenan Lee Isitt
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    Hire an attorney or at least have a free consultation with one-there is NO way to answer the question of how much they will give you without knowing a lot more information.

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  9. Landlord liability for injuries suffered by tenant

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Groseclose
    2. Michael S Altman
    3. Randy William Ferguson
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Joel Jay Kofsky
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    I've handled many serious dog bite injury cases and your fact scenario is a familiar one. I suggest contacting a local attorney to discuss the issues in more detail.

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  10. How do I get an attorney to take an auto injury case without needing to front a lot of money.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael S Altman
    2. Robert Frank Melton II
    3. Jacob Adam Regar
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    I would try calling more attorneys as this might seem like a small case, but there are ways of proving general damages that could increase the value of the case. If you are now 2 1/2 years out you need to find an attorney immediately as the statute of limiations is 3 years. An attorney must file and serve the complaint on the Defendant within this time and it can become very difficult to locate a defendant nearly 3 years after an accident. Keep calling attorneys who specialize in personal...

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