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  • I am wondering about a settlement after car accident - the car was totaled and I was in treatment for 8+ months

    Details include: Medical expenses $16,645, wage loss of $3456, property damage (car) totaled $12,500 and pain and suffering. (pip coverage was $15K) I was off work for 4.5 weeks then in treatment including chiropractic, massage, pain mgmt and ...

    Scott’s Answer

    Your attorney is the person most equipped to answer this question. Trust in him or her to lead you the right direction.

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  • If we win a lawsuit and get a verdict in excess of policy limits can we garnish wages of defendant's wife?

    I was rear ended and it looks like there will be an excess verdict than policy limits either at settlement or trial. person who rear ended me does not have wages but his wife has wages ... can we garnish wages of wife even though she was not at fa...

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    The answer to your question is one that would be much better directed to your attorney. In the event of an excess judgment you likely have other options, much better options, than the one you discuss in your question. The other driver's insurane policy may have a responsibility to pay the excess judgment, even if it is greater than the policy limits.

    Good luck.

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  • Is liability hard to prove in Washington State? NON-Auto.

    Anything non-auto.

    Scott’s Answer

    The answer to this question is subject to so many variables as to be virtually impossible to answer with the limited information you provided. Rather than posting a bunch of facts, it would be best for you to contact an attorney in your area for a consultation. Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations and would be much better able to help you assess liability.

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  • I need someone who can investigate into my dads case, he was murdered a couple years ago in canby i wanna know if i can sue.

    http://www.katu.com/news/local/Deputies-DUI-driver-hit-killed-worker-in-construction-zone-162065455.html this is the official news statement. i would like to make bruce dancer pay the money for emotional damages and i want him to pay for ...

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    You should consult with a personal injury attorney in your area. Most offer free initial consultations and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your father's (and under certain situations, your) claim and what rights and remedies may be available under Oregon law.

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  • What if a plaintiff wins an award that exceed policy limits? Now at fault driver has a bad faith claim against insurance company

    Lets assume defendant does not have any money...and plaintiff wins award that is more than policy limits. So now defendant has bad faith claim against insurance company. Can plaintiff lawyer buy this bad faith claim to recover from defendant's in...

    Scott’s Answer

    This area of law is HIGHLY technical and answering your questions would be dependent upon any number of variables. These questions would best be asked directly to an attorney, but in short, yes, in the situation you describe a defendant would have a claim against his or her insurance company for bad faith. A plaintiff's attorney could negotiate a deal for his or her client to acquire the bad faith claim. The rest of your questions are impossible to answer without a much more thorough understanding of the facts of the specific case.

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  • WA Personal Injury Attorney needed to sue Farmers Insurance for Semi Truck crossing center line on corner, hitting car headon

    March 15th 2012 in Cowlitz County WA, a Truck pulling 2 trailers crossed the center line while going around a corner to the left. The last axle of the back trailer struck a car head-on. The car had no collision coverage but PIP paid $40,700 in m...

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    I agree with Mr.Meyers. It is not clear whether you or the attorneys you've consulted with are not interested in litigation. Really litigation is one of the few tools plaintiffs and plaintiff's attorneys have to secure full and fair compensation for their clients.

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  • Is Medical proof or bills is enough proof for the incident that happened in Safeway?

    the safeway manager gave me claim number and I don't know what to do

    Scott’s Answer

    I would start with consulting with a personal injury attorney in your area. Good luck.

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  • I am not injured, but my new car that I lease was damaged. How can I make a diminished value claim?

    The at fault driver's insurance tells me that I have "no standing" to ask for diminished value on my new car because I am just a lessee. He says that I need to show contractual authority to make this claim because I am not the legal owner of the ...

    Scott’s Answer

    I detailed review of your lease agreement is necessary to confidently answer this question, though I would suspect that they are correct.

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  • If attorney won't take my clam on contingency should I question attorney skill or validity of my claim?

    Those of us who are not rich seek advice on how to find good legal representation or discern when we simply need to 'move on' in life and forget about fighting for our rights against those who may harm us. In other words, typically, if yo...

    Scott’s Answer

    It's tough to answer this type of question here. I would consult with a couple/few more attorneys. After discussing your case with them, ask them their thoughts in regard to the questions you pose above. You need to find an attorney who is willing to tell you like it is, whether good or bad. If you hear the same response multiple times, there is probably a reason.

    Good luck.

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