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Michael John Fisher

Michael Fisher’s Answers

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  • Can my husband sue someone who called the cops and claimed he was drunk and beligerant when it wasn't true? And was publicaly hu

    My husband accidently ran into a standing object gas station causing minor damage. He went to exchange his info with station owner who took his ID and would not give it back, ran inside and called the cops. Racially profiled my husband(hispanic) a...

    Michael’s Answer

    Reports to law enforcement are generally protected. If you pursue a claim you could potentially be liable for penalties and be required to pay the defendant's attorneys fees and costs. I would strongly suggest you speak with a lawyer before you attempt to pursue such a claim.

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  • Where can I find an attorney that can handle my case while its in arbitration in Tukwila Washington for a fourth amendment

    Where can I find a attorney that can handle my case while its in arbitration in Tukwila Washington for a fourth amendant violation of accesive force ?

    Michael’s Answer

    I would suggest you contact the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (206-464-1011)and request a referral to an attorney that does civil rights work. You could also contact the Washington State Bar Association or the King County Bar Association with the same request.

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  • Traffic accident - law suit - I changed Insurance co's since the accident.

    Hello everyone, and thank you for reading my question, I was involved in a traffic accident. I rear ended one car that pushed that car into the car in front of it. I received a ticket which was later reduced to Parking/Standing illegally (a non-m...

    Michael’s Answer

    In further follow-up, I sensed from your question you may have received some resistance to this claim from your former insurance company. If the insurance company does not immediately assign an insurance adjuster and retain an attorney to defend you in the lawsuit, you should hire personal counsel to compel the insurance company to provide you coverage and possibly for bad faith.

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  • Car accident, diminished value new truck, truck worth less due to wreck

    I was recently in a car accident in my brand new truck that I had for less than three months. The repairs are determined to be about $14K for a $52K truck. My question is regarding diminished value. My brand new truck had now been wrecked and ob...

    Michael’s Answer

    To determine the diminution in value sustained by your vehicle you will need to have the vehicle appraised and then compare the value of that appraisal to the value of an identical vehicle (same make, model, year, features, mileage and condition). If the two vehicles are virtually identical in all characteristics then their fair market value should be equal. However, most likely the value of your vehicle will be less because it has been previoulsy damaged and repaired. The difference in the amount of the appraisal value between the two vehicles is the diminution in value that you are able to claim against the insurance company.

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  • Proper procedure to handling personal property damage from car accident in WA state, which court would handle civil lawsuit

    We have damages to our vehicle from an incident where a truck driver making a left hand turn clipped our vehicle while stopped at a red light. Their ins co denied the claim since their drivers version of what happened is different than ours and t...

    Michael’s Answer

    The defendant in the first accident is still responsible for the damage he caused. The key thing is that the damage caused by the first accident be properly documented. It sounds like you have done so since you have photographs and a repair estimate. The fact that the vehicle was subsequently totaled should not effect your claim against the person that originally hit you. Even if your vehicle had not been subsequently totaled, and you collected from the the person that originally hit you, there is no requirement that you actually have the vehicle repaired. You are still entitled to compensation for the damage to your vehicle.

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