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  • How much is a fair settlement for a pedestrian hit by a car?

    Was walking home and had the right of way, but a man ran a red light and hit me. Went to the hospital and have a concussion and cuts and bruises. His insurance offered to pay medical bills plus $1000. Is that a fair amount?

    Scott’s Answer

    Your inquiry offers nowhere near the amount of information that would be necessary to provide an appropriate answer. You'd be best served by contact an attorney (Avvo offers a "Find a Lawyer" service) and discussing your case privately. Good luck.

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  • How liable am I for a dog bite?

    My dog recently bit a neighbor. My dog is usually extremely friendly and has never, ever done anything like this before. There is no recorded or anecdotal evidence of such behavior. Do you think I'l have to pay medical fees?

    Scott’s Answer

    Yes. You are 100% liable. There is no "one free bite" exception in Washington. It may be appropriate to call and notify your home/renters insurance about the claim.

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=16.08.040

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  • I was knocked down at my wedding. My lawyer resigned and I was offered a $24,000 no fault settlement. Should I accept it?

    A server at my wedding knocked me down in my dress. The injury I sustained resulted in a torn ACL and meniscus. I had to have arthroscopic knee surgery. The venues insurance only paid a portion of the medical costs. My lawyer resigned recently and...

    Scott’s Answer

    I agree. Best to consult with an attorney or two (or consider the advice given by your earlier attorney).

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  • I was hit by a vehicle in a crosswalk that clearly diplayed the.walk sign. Where do i go?

    There is no money to hire an attorney. will there be one who would take my case? No case is guaranteed but i need one asap.

    Scott’s Answer

    Most personal injury attorneys offer free initial consultations and receive an attorney fee only if he or she secures a settlement or judgment against the at fault party. You'd do well to consult with an attorney to discuss the specifics of your case.

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  • Should I consult with an attorney regarding a car accident?

    I was rear-ended and consequently my car hit a car that was in front of me. The driver that rear-ended me admitted fault; she dropped her phone and was looking for it, causing the collision. I am experiencing neck pain, some shoulder pain, and t...

    Scott’s Answer

    Most personal injury attorneys offer free initial consultations. You'd be smart to at least call 1-2 of them to discuss your case and see all your options.

    Good luck.

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  • I have an personal injury case - fall - 2 broken wrists - statue is up nov. 2015 - I have made a settlement demand on my own.

    Need ideas what to say to put pressure on?

    Scott’s Answer

    Attorneys spend hours evaluating cases and scouring over medical records and bills. Answering your question with anything meaningful would require too many assumptions and conclusions with no foundation. Additional information would be necessary to evaluate liability--what caused you to fall, who's at fault, and why. It would also be necessary to know more about your injury--did you need surgery? How much were your bills? What treatment did you receive? How long was your recovery. Too many unknowns.

    If you want to maximize the amount of your recovery, you'd do well to consult with a personal injury attorney. Most offer free initial consultations and would be willing to discuss the specifics of your case. I would not discuss them openly on the internet.

    Also, in light of the quickly approaching statute of limitations, you'll want to speak with someone ASAP. Many attorneys will not consider taking on a case within 2-3 months of the deadline.

    Good luck.

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  • Today my son backed into a parked car, I am sure he's at fault but what if the car was parked in a no parking zone, it's fire zn

    It was in his blind spot and he didn't even see it.

    Scott’s Answer

    Any time a driver strikes a non-moving object, they will be at fault for the collision. I could be missing something, but I can think of no scenario where that would not be correct. He should contact his insurance company and submit a claim.

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  • Is other non family who were injured in a car accident that my dad was killed in entitled to wrongful death insurance?

    My dad was killed in a car accident where he was the passenger and the driver was not related to him. Now the lawyers are saying that the driver is entitled to 200,000 and family spilt 300,000 of the wrongful death insurance. Us(my dad's family) b...

    Scott’s Answer

    It may be that the driver is not receiving "wrongful death insurance" but that he is taking a part of the liability insurance for the driver of the other car? It's difficult to ascertain exactly as it seems the attorneys may not have explained the situation to you in a way that made sense to you. You should contact an attorney experienced in these matters to help you resolve your father's claim. I'm truly sorry for your loss.

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  • Do I need to get an attorney ?

    I was driving on the freeway and traffic came to a stop so I stopped and was about 10-15 feet away from the car in front of me when a car slammed into me. And damaged the back of my car . I don't have insurance but the person behind me was driving...

    Scott’s Answer

    I agree with everything that's been posted by my colleagues. You should contact a personal injury attorney ASAP to discuss your options and make sure that you receive the compensation owed. Good luck.

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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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