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Colin Michael Scott

Vancouver Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. I have an accident claim with another insurance and a PIP with my own. To which company do I ask for pain & suffering?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Colin Michael Scott
    2. Scott W Edwards
    3. Crystal Grace Rutherford
    4. Susan J Holm
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    If you are involved in an accident, PIP coverage can be used to help pay for things like medical bills, wage loss, loss of services, and funeral expenses—regardless of whether you’re at fault for causing the accident. These services are commonly referred to as pecuniary or economic damages, which do not encompass damages for pain and suffering. To seek damages for pain and suffering, you need to make a claim against the person who hit you and seek compensation from their insurance company....

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  2. Will a Driving With a Suspended License 3rd charge hold up if the reason I was pulled over in the first place was incorrect?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Colin Michael Scott
    2. Michael Maltby
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    4. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    5. Erika Wunderlich
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree that you should seek advice from an attorney before charging into the courtroom yourself. If the stop was in fact illegal, your attorney can file a motion to suppress and get the charges dismissed without the need for a trial. Your attorney can also request for discovery from the prosecutor, which will contain a copy of the citing officer's sworn statement along with other evidence that is available in your case. Good luck!

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  3. A driver smashed into my fence and house causing major damage and drove off, what can I do to make them pay for it?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Colin Michael Scott
    2. Kevin Coluccio
    3. Michael Shemtoub
    4. Michael Stephen Wilensky
    4 lawyer answers

    If the driver was apprehended, they will likely be charged with one or more crimes. As the victim, you are entitled to restitution (i.e. financial reimbursement) for the damage he/she caused to your property. Restitution is typically ordered in criminal matters at the conclusion of the case by the presiding judge. However, restitution isn't automatically ordered in every case, so it is important that you contact the prosecuting authority (i.e. the agency responsible for filing criminal...

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  4. Who's insureance is responsible and should I talk with my insurance company yet?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Read Peirce
    2. Scott W Edwards
    3. Colin Michael Scott
    4. Crystal Grace Rutherford
    5. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    5 lawyer answers

    If the driver who hit you was in the "course and scope" of employment (i.e. working) at the time of the accident, then his or her employer may be held vicariously liable for the driver's actions, allowing you to effectively hold Postal Express responsible for any damages that you and your friend incur (monetary or otherwise). Most companies carry what is referred to as a commercial policy, and these policies generally provide far greater liability coverage than most drivers carry in the State...

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  5. Whole Foods loose store fixtures hit my mom hard over the head. Any prospects for a lawsuit ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Alexander Mchenry Memmen
    2. Jason M Casebolt
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4. Colin Michael Scott
    5. Michael Leo Potter
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    The merits of your mother's potential case have nothing to do with Whole Foods' CEO. However, if your mother did not contribute to the injury causing event, a presumption of liability might be established by invoking a legal doctrine known as "res ipsa loquitur." That said, the most important thing for your mother to do is get the medical treatment she needs to recover from her injuries. Concussions are a mild form of a traumatic brain injury (a.k.a. "TBI") and can be very serious in...

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  6. WA State- Assault Charge w/ prior DV charge 6 years ago and currently on probation. What will likely happen? Advice Appreciated

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Colin Michael Scott
    2. Mark C Blair
    3. Keola Aiona Siu
    4. Nelson Kuo Hua Lee
    5. Patrick Owen Earl
    5 lawyer answers

    The first thing I would recommend to you is stop posting comments like this on a public forum which are accessible by the general public and can potentially be used as admonitions (an exception to the hearsay rule) in a court of law. Secondly, you should contact a local attorney and consult with them privately about the facts in your case. In order to protect you, an attorney needs to have developed an attorney-client relationship with you, which is only possible after you've consulted with...

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  7. Mitigation Hearing or Contested Hearing?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Colin Michael Scott
    2. Kenan Lee Isitt
    3. Nicholas G Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    It's difficult to say based on the limited information you've provided. However, even if you were speeding, there are a number of ways you might be able to defeat the ticket if you choose to contest. There are many experienced lawyers in Seattle who regularly defend traffic matters such as yours, and you would be wise to consult with one of them right away since you have a limited amount of time to decide whether it's in your best interest to contest the ticket. You can also try clicking on...

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  8. I was t-boned by an eldery lady who was trying to cross in a busy road. She was ticketed for the fault. My car got totalled.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Scott W Edwards
    2. Christopher Lee Thayer
    3. Richard Eugene Lewis
    4. Colin Michael Scott
    5. Glenn Jay Holzberg
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    What is considered "fair" is entirely up to you. However, it's important to realize that if you accept the settlement that is currently being offered, you will be unable to seek additional compensation for your injuries from the adverse driver (i.e. the driver who hit you), even if your injuries turn out to be far worse than you originally anticipated and you require additional medical treatment and/or time off from work. For this reason, I must agree with my fellow attorneys and advise...

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  9. Almost a Serious Injury Today from cedar shakes falling off a double 18 wheeler. Legislation to cover loads.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kevin Coluccio
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4. Colin Michael Scott
    5. Daryl L. Derryberry
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    First off, let me say thank you for your service to our country. Secondly, I would like to commend you for being concerned about this incident and taking action. All too often, matters such as this go unnoticed by the general public and result in the catastrophe you described involving the young woman who was permanently disfigured in Washington several years ago. That said, my advice is to contact the Washington State Patrol and notify them what happened. Because this is no longer an...

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  10. What are my options for DMV4 other than a conviction? Is there an option that won't go on my record?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Anna K. Woods
    2. Carl A Munson JR
    3. Colin Michael Scott
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    I agree with my fellow colleagues---these are questions you should really be asking your attorney. Also keep in mind that this is a public forum and anything you say (or write) can be accessed by third parties, including law enforcement and the prosecutor assigned to your case, and potentially used against you in court. That said, you might ask your attorney if there is a diversion program available in the city/county where you are currently facing charges for Assault 4th Degree DV....

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