Carter William Hick’s Answers

Carter William Hick

Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 7
  1. Lawsuit for a car accident I caused

    Answered almost 7 years ago.

    1. Carter William Hick
    2. Christi C Goeller
    3. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3 lawyer answers

    Assuming you have car insurance, all you need to do is call you insurance company. They are likely obligated to hire an attorney to defend you.

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  2. Me and 3 friends were assaulted.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Carter William Hick
    2. Glenn E. Tanner
    2 lawyer answers

    This is more of a criminal law question, I think. I disagree with the police officer that says you were not assaulted, you were. In fact, you may have been the victim of assualt and battery seeing as how he touched you and put you in fear of imminent danger. Certainly your friend that was punched is a victim of assault and battery, as is his girlfriend, in my opinion. I would follow up with the officer that came to the scene and filed the report. I would push and push the officer to file...

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  3. Injured the laid off

    Answered almost 7 years ago.

    1. Donald W. Heyrich
    2. Carter William Hick
    3. Rachel Elizabeth Scott
    4. Stephen J. O'Brien
    5. Victor Fusco
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I am sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately, it happens quite often. It is illegal for employers to discriminate against you because of an on-the-job-injury that does not go away. If you feel you have been discriminated against because of your industrial injury, then you can file a complaint with the Department of Labor and Industries. Here is the link: http://www.lni.wa.gov/Forms/pdf/262009af.pdf See also: http://www.lni.wa.gov/IPUB/262-249-909.pdf Download the...

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  4. L&I injury

    Answered almost 7 years ago.

    1. Donald W. Heyrich
    2. David Charles Snell
    3. Carter William Hick
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the content of David Snell's answer. It sounds like you have a very good chance of winning on appeal. I take it that the self-insured employer received your claim and instead of allowing or denying it, sent you to a bunch of IME exams. I am guessing that all of the IME exams said your condition is not work-related and, once the self-insured employer got their reports, your claim was denied. If your doctor disagrees with the IME reports, and you appeal the denial of your claim,...

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  5. I am being sued almost three years after an accident what can I do?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Carter William Hick
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3. Celia Marie Rivera
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    4 lawyer answers

    Because of the shock and adrenaline people experience after a car collision, they often don't realize the nature and extent of their injuries until a few days later. It is very typical in certain types of collisions for people to initially think that they are not hurt. As for the plaintiff lying about what happened to the truck, I don't know which truck you are talking about (your truck or the truck of the person you hit?). If it is the truck you hit, then I am unsure as to how you would...

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  6. When you need an attorney for a tort claim against the state of washington is it a personal injury lawyer I'd look for.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Carter William Hick
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Jason Eric Kipness
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, you will want to talk to a personal injury lawyer to see if you have a claim against DSHS/CPS. Not all personal injury lawyers handle claims of this sort, so you may need to shop around. You want to look for a lawyer that has experience in claims against the state and who has sued DSHS/CPS before (for example, you don't want a personal injury lawyer that specializes in only motor vehicle collisions, necessarily). Generally speaking, although this may not apply in your case, a person has...

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  7. I was fired during worker's compensation. What can I do legally about this?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Carter William Hick
    2. Richard K. Johnson
    2 lawyer answers

    I live and work in Washington, so I encourage you to speak to a lawyer in your state. You should contact an attorney that practices "Employment Law." Usually attorneys in this area will provide you with a free consult for purposes of determining whether or not you have a case. You can also contact an attorney that practices "Workers' Compensation." Most comp attorneys in Washington provide free initial consultations as well. In Washington, an employer cannot discriminate against a...

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  8. Can I sue my employer or L&I in Wa state?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Knowrasa T Patrick-Roundtree
    2. Carter William Hick
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with the contents of the other answer. I would add that you can report safety concerns and/or violations to the Department of Labor and Industries by going here: http://www.lni.wa.gov/FormPub/Detail.asp?DocID=1784 Read the form's instructions, fill it out and submit it to the Department. Make sure to be very thorough when filling out the form so that the Department can understand the safety violation allegations. Good luck!

  9. Accident w/ a suspended license not my fault

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Douglas Paul Levinson
    2. Carter William Hick
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with the contents of the other answer. I would add that in addition to "yes you can sue," it is also likely that your license suspension will not be admissible evidence at trial. Whether or not your license was suspended at the time of the collision has no bearing on whether the person that hit you is liable for your injuries. But I also agree that the police may be made aware of the incident and you may receive a traffic citation for driving with a suspended license....

  10. Am I responsible to pay for this accident?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Carter William Hick
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    The other two answers are good and I agree -- definitely report this to your automobile insurance company right away. As for fault, I would say that you are at fault. You rear-ended her and but for that she would have never pulled into the other lane. In other words, you triggered the series of events by not paying attention and rear-ending her and therefore you carry some blame. Do you carry all the blame? That is arguable. However, you definitely carry some, if not all, of the blame...

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