I'm sorry to hear about your accident. I know it doesn't seem like it, but you're pretty lucky you guys were hurt worse. You should definitely speak with a lawyer as soon as you can. Most of us will speak with you for free.
Here's generally how a case like yours would proceed.
Car Damage. The other driver's insurance company will ask you to take your car to one of their preferred repair shops, or they might send someone to look at your car and estimate damages. You are absolutely free to...
You might be able to regain your firearms rights (if you've even lost them), but there are a few things to know, and a few things I'd have to know.
In order to qualify for a restoration, you need to have paid off all your fines and legal financial obligations (think restitution). You also need a clean criminal history since your juvenile conviction.
If your conviction was a misdemeanor and you've done the above, you are probably in a good position. If your conviction was for a felony,...
Let me be the first to tell you to never, ever speak with the cops without a lawyer. The only reason they want to talk to you is to get information to use against a person they believe committed a crime. As they didn't let you use the bathroom, you must be the suspect in a criminal investigation.
To answer your questions:
1) you can travel to Canada unless a judge has ordered otherwise, or Canada doesn't want you;
2) cops don't have to tell you anything, and can even lie to you;
I think everybody covered the high points. The only thing I would add is that a few attorneys, myself included, will actually drive to Olympia to give you a free consultation. A few of these attorneys, myself included, will visit you after hours and weekends wherever you would like to meet.
You deserve someone who will fight for you, make sure bills get paid, and answer your questions. The insurance companies hire professionals to protect them; so should you. Good luck!
I'm sorry to hear about your legal problems. Because DUI law is very complicated you should definitely start looking for an attorney.
In Washington state you do not have to be over the .08 limit to be convicted of drunk driving. The state may also be able to show that your driving was substantially impaired by intoxicants. If the state can prove that, then you can be convicted of drunk driving.
Probably the biggest reason why police ask drivers to perform field sobriety tests is so that...
Sorry to hear about your legal issues. Did the cops send you a "Notice of Forfeiture" advising you that they want to keep your personal property? If so, did you respond in writing requesting a hearing to contest the seizure? Have you put anything in writing demanding return of your car and property?
Without putting too much personal information in these public posts, private message me the facts supporting why the cops think the car was involved in criminal activity. If the car isn't...
I'm sorry to hear about your accident. Here's my general advice:
1. You need to call the police to take a report. The person who hit you committed a crime by not stopping and exchanging insurance and contact information with you.
2. If you, or the people with you, were injured, then you need to go to the ER and have a doctor examine you. Then you need to follow your doctor's advice. Chiropractic, massage therapy, and physical therapy may help. Ask your doctor.
3. The insurance company will...
I agree with my fellow attorneys above: It's absolutely impossible to tell you what your claim is worth until you are done treating and I've had a chance to review all of your medical records. Of course, your personal story about how the injury affected you is also critically important.
You really shouldn't try to go this alone. You're about as likely to do well against the insurance company adjusters and attorneys as you would in a pick-up game against professional athletes. They have...