Steve C Franklin’s Answers

Steve C Franklin

Tacoma Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. How long can you sue someone from car accident?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Timothy Michael Hartner
    2. Lloyd A. Pont
    3. Douglas Adam Milch
    4. Steve C Franklin
    5. John F. Brennan
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    7 lawyer answers

    The answer to this question can vary depending on what state the accident took place in. There are also variables if you are suing your own insurance company under your uninsured/underinsured motorist provisions. Determining the applicable timelines as well as the various coverage issues and potential parties is what an experienced personal injury attorney can do for you. At the very least you should contact a local attorney for a free initial consultation.

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  2. In Washington state do pedestrians have the right of way in a parking lot

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Steve C Franklin
    2. Michael David Myers
    2 lawyer answers

    Parking lots are an unusual animal in terms of determining what rules of the road apply. Specifically, because our laws refer to roadways and highways, not parking lots which are usually privately owned and maintained. RCW 46.61.230 is where to start regarding the regular rules for pedestrians, however these are not applied to parking lots. In a parking lot, "ordinary care" would apply - which in and of itself involves a variety of considerations to include the common understanding of...

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  3. My mom got hit by a car, they drove off, there is a business that has the whole time on camera, police have not gotten tape yet.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Andrew Eugene Cherin
    2. Steve C Franklin
    3. Ray C Brooks
    4. Valerie Semmes Bouffiou
    5. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    9 lawyer answers

    I'm terribly sorry to hear about your mom. If your mom is able she should schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney to discuss her options. In general attorneys are not allowed to make unsolicited in person contact with you. Your best option is to schedule free consultations with personal injury attorneys in you area. Ask around and be selective prior to selecting your attorney.

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  4. I hired an attorney to represent me for a car accident case, he never gave me copy of my contract

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Steve C Franklin
    2. Timothy E Fizer
    3. Steven J. Klearman
    4. Robert Werner von Dohlen
    4 lawyer answers

    Sorry to hear about your situation. In general, you are entitled to a copy of the representation agreement you signed with your attorney as well as access to other aspects of your file. All attorneys have professional rules they must abide by and are governed by their respective Bar Associations. You do always have a right to fire your attorney.

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  5. Active Duty with Orders to change duty station, landlord requires payment for 1 month rent while we are not going to be there?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Steve C Franklin
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    4. Amanda Salcido
    4 lawyer answers

    If you have not done so already seek legal assistance at the JAG office on base. This will cost you nothing as it is a benefit you have for your service. You will likely have Service member Relief Act protections as well as residential landlord tenant requirements related to the security deposit. These issues are comm

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  6. Can I still get an attorney if they say the accident was my fault

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Coby L. Wooten
    2. George Farah
    3. Forrest Nolan Welmaker Jr.
    4. Thomas John Baker
    5. Jason F. Abraham
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    12 lawyer answers

    You can always consult with an attorney regardless of what you've been told about fault. This applies even if you've been issued a citation.

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  7. I was put on a pip without qualifying or even being told about it and for 5 months.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Andrew Eugene Cherin
    2. Steve C Franklin
    3. Ali R. Yousefi
    3 lawyer answers

    Hello there. I believe this is a question you would want to direct to an employment law attorney. When you say pip are you referring to a performance improvement plan? Anyway, you could have a case if you were not granted a promotion for discriminatory reasons. Find an employment law attorney in your are who offers free consultations using Avvo. Good luck.

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  8. WA State. Husband and wife die together in an auto accident. Does the insurance payout fall under RCW 4.20.010?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Drew D Dalton
    2. Jacob Brian Smith
    3. Christopher Michael Davis
    4. Steve C Franklin
    5. Christopher B. Rounds
    5 lawyer answers

    This question touches on the complexity related to claims that may be brought when someone is killed due to the fault of another party. There are claims that may be brought on behalf of the deceased (survivorship claims) as well as claims that may be brought by certain beneficiaries (wrongful death claims). A personal injury attorney experienced with wrongful death claims will be able to identify all potential claimants as well as all potential sources of recovery. Care must also be taken in...

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  9. Military law, divorce from military servicemen, procedure for seeking full custody of child WA state

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Steve C Franklin
    1 lawyer answer

    Hello. With regard to custody disputes in Washington State the court will always look to determine "the best interest of the child", therefore any determination will require a review of a broad spectrum of facts. If you and your husband can agree on a custody arrangement the court would likely not interfere with it unless there were a problem. Your husbands deployment status will definitely be a factor in the custody determination and because of it a court very will decide to make you the...

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  10. Can my attorney charge a third of the medical bills covered under PIP by my auto insurance?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Michael David Myers
    2. Steven L Shaw
    3. Steve C Franklin
    4. John D Webber
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    Regardless of fee contracts, the attorney fees that are charged must always be reasonable. There are some attorneys who will regularly take a contingent fee which exceeds (greatly) their client's recovery. Other attorneys will go out of there way to make sure the client recovers more than the attorney. There are a number of variables that come in to play in determining whether a fee is reasonable, including the difficulty of the case and the risk involved. You can always contact the WSBA...

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