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Patrick Joseph Cronin

Spokane Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Underage driver age 14 and no insurance. Can I sue? What will happen to her?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Thayer
    2. Michael Robert Charbonneau
    3. Jacob Brian Smith
    4. Jonathan C Yousling
    5. Daniel Matthew McLafferty
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    You and your friend should each consider meeting with an attorney to discuss your options. The chiild who hit you is at fault baaed on your description of the accident. If the vehicle she was driving is not insured or if she has been excluded from the insurance policy, then you will need an attorney to advise you on how to proceed and whom to sue if necessary. On the other hand, you should expect to receive a call from the insurer who insured the car and you can work with that insurer to settle...

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  2. Can I still file a claim if I accepted cash from liable party in car accident as part of the damage he caused

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Patrick Joseph Cronin
    2. Shawn B Alexander
    3. Philip Anthony Fabiano
    4. Christopher B. Rounds
    5. Zaheer A Shah
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    The short answer is "yes". Unless you signed a document in which you released all claims. In Washington, you have a time limit of 3 years after the accident to start a lawsuit for all claims. If the amount of your damage is relatively minor, you can file a suit in the Small Claims division of district court in the county where the accident happened or where the person who hit you lives.

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  3. I was in the right lane and the other driverwas in the middle . he took a sudden lane change to get on the freeway ramp

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Daniel Matthew McLafferty
    2. Chong Hae Ye
    3. Kevin H. Pate
    4. Christopher B. Rounds
    5. Zaheer A Shah
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    First, open a claim with your automobile insurer. If you have collision coverage, you can make a claim for your damage under that coverage less your own deductible. Then, your insurer will sleek to obtain reimbursement of the damage amount it paid and your deductible from the other person's insurer. If they then prevail, they will remit you deductible to you. If you do not have collision coverage, then you should seek the advice of an attorney to make a claim for you.

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  4. MVA with kids and 3rd party at fault, is the 3rd party required by law to pay for a minor's medical bills.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Arthur D Leritz
    2. Larry Alan Lehmbecker
    3. William John Carlson
    4. Patrick Joseph Cronin
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    Your son should have an attorney if his injuries are serious and if the at fault driver or his insurer do not work with you to achieve a settlement for his medical bills and pain and suffering damages. There is no law that requires the third party to pay for all medical bills claimed by an injured minor. Instead, the law works such that your son is entitled to recover the reasonable costs of medical bills incurred to treat injuries he sustained in the accident as determined by an arbitrator,...

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  5. Hit a car and they were gone when I finally made it around the block to give them my information (I have full coverage)

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kevin Coluccio
    2. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Patrick Joseph Cronin
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    Call your insurance agent and report the accident. You can also obtain an accident reporting form from any fire station. Get that form, fill it out and you can then mail to the address shown on the form to report the accident. If the police visit you, simply explain what happened and let them know you have reported the accident. If you have further questions, you may call me at 838-6131.

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  6. Would this be considered medical negligence?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Robert Daniel Kelly
    2. Patrick Joseph Cronin
    3. Geoffrey N. Fieger
    4. George Alan Steele
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    You should obtain copies of your complete chart from the office the PA-C was at and the records of your admissions to the hospital and take these to a lawyer who handles medical negligence cases. Please note that a claim for medical negligence in Washington must be commenced within 3 years from the date off the alleged breach of standard of care unless formal mediation is demanded by notice to the PA and his employer in which case the statue of limitations may be extended for one year.

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  7. Being a cosigner for car that title is in another persons name if car accident happens are we reliable in anyway?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Rachel Elizabeth Scott
    2. William John Carlson
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    5. Patrick Joseph Cronin
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    You are not liable as a cosigner to a loan for damages caused by the driver. However, you are liable to the lender for the balance owed on the note for the car loan even if the person you cosigned for has the ability to pay. If yo have not done so, you should also request that driver notify his insurer about the accident and hope that he or she has full coverage.

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  8. Someone hit our car and blames on us!

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Arthur D Leritz
    2. William John Carlson
    3. James Arthur Lambka
    4. Steven L Shaw
    5. Christopher B. Rounds
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    Your boyfriend should report this claim to his automobile insurer immediately if he has not done so. They can help him on the collision coverage for damage to his car and they will provide a defense to him and hire an attorney to represent him if he is ever sued for a claim that he caused damages to any vehicles or injuries to any of the people.

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  9. Auto accident. Not at fault, no insurance. At fault person's insurance saying my son has to pay, is this the case?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Steven L Shaw
    2. Jacob Brian Smith
    3. Dennis Wayne Tackett
    4. Chong Hae Ye
    5. Patrick Joseph Cronin
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    http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/suspenduninsuredaccidents.html See this link. Washington law requires your son to prove financial responsibility for the accident even if he is not at fault. Your son should consider making a claim for his vehicle loss immediately to both the at fault driver and his insurance company. He will also need to deposit the amount of the $1,500 claimed damages with the state and provide proof of financial responsibility( liability insurance) for the future. If...

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  10. When can i sign release of claim

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Steven L Shaw
    2. Beau D. Harlan
    3. Patrick Joseph Cronin
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    I agree with al prior advice that you should hire an attorney to help you. By settling with the insurer for the at fault party, you run the risk of your UIM insurer claiming they were in some way prejudiced. You need the permission (authoruity) from your UIM insurer to settle for the limits of the at fault party to best preserver your own UIM claim. You need to notify your insurer in writing, if you have not done so already that you have and will be making a UIM claim. They should acknowledge...

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