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Richard Eugene Lewis

Spokane Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Can one come after me for someone else's fault in an accident

    Answered about 2 years ago.

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    I am assuming you were not with him at the time. Normally, they would need to establish that you were negligent in loaning him the truck. More specifically, that you knew or should have known that he was likely to drink and drive and/ or he has a history of driving recklessly. if you were with him, the case against you is stronger because you let him drive in when impaired .

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  2. My daughter was inolved in car accident not her fault Sept 2012. We have not settled. She missed schools days etc. Concuss

    Answered 9 months ago.

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    This is the type of injury an experienced lawyer can can help your daughter to secure fair compensation. There are experts who can test to establish the injury and it's impact. You should consult a lawyer who has experience handling head injury cases. This site is a good place to start your search . Best wishes to your daughter.

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  3. My car was hit 8 months ago can i still sue the person who did it?

    Answered 10 months ago.

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    Yes. You can still bring a claim. Whether you want to hire a lawyer or do it yourself depends on the amount of damage. Check with the small claims court in the county where the incident occurred to see if your damages are within their limits. if you were injured, you should consult an attorney.

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  4. Settling an auto accident claim... how much should/could I ask for?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

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    3. Scott W Edwards
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    There is no formula for computing damages in a personal injury case. Damages and impact on the injured party's life vary case by case. You were in a substantial collision and are continuing to receive treatment. if you were my client, i would tell you it is premature to discuss settlement of your claim. Hopefully you will reach a full recovery in the near future, but until you reach your maximum medical improvement it is too soon to evaluate your claim. if you are still under treatment than...

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  5. In the State of Washington how long does one have to SETTLE an Uninsured Motorist Bodily Claim against own insur. company?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Thayer
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    3. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You probably have at least six years from the date of injury. The Washington Supreme Court struck down a limitation in a policy that was less than three years and applied a six year statute. However, the court has not ruled on whether a policy could provide a longer limit, say three years and be valid. So, i always get a copy of my client's policy and read it. You can ask your insurer for a letter telling you how long you have to file a lawsuit. You should see a competent personal injury...

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  6. Got in a car accident and it wasn't my fault the other driver has no insurance and a suspended license

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Richard Eugene Lewis
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    Your friend, the owner of the car, can make a claim to repair the damage to his car with his own insurer. He may have a claim under the collision coverage, which has a deductible, or uninsured motorist property damage if he has that coverage. If you were injured in the accident, you may have a claim under the uninsured motorist coverage for bodily injury. If the matter is reported to the departmetn of licensing he will have to reimburse for the damages before he gets his license back,...

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  7. Is an attorney recommended in settling a auto accident claim with an insurance company?

    Answered 12 months ago.

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    You should retain an attorney. Fair compensation depends on a number of factors, including the interference with your daily life , work and recreational activities. If you have a pre-existing condition that would be a factor as well. This not a complete list of considerations. You should have competent personal injury counsel review your medical records and discuss these issues with you.

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  8. My son was in a car accident with my mom at the age of 5. Can he reopen the claim?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    The answer to your question depends on whether there was court approval of the settlement. Washington law requires the appointment of a disinterested person, known as a settlement guardian ad litem to report to the court on the appropriateness of the settlement. The court then decides whether to approve the settlement. If this process was properly followed it is very unlikely he can make a claim. If not followed, he should be able to still make a claim. Contact a personal injury lawyer in your area.

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  9. In a property damage lawsuit over a car accident can I include loss of vehicle use time & diminished value?

    Answered 10 months ago.

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    The simple answer is yes, assuming you have not settled the property damage claim and signed a release.

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  10. Plywood fell of a truck and hit my windshield and hood i followed him off the freeway and got his info what am i entitled too

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    I would recommend speaking with a lawyer for advice. Most will give you a free consult and for a modest fee, write a letter on your behalf, if necessary. Good luck.

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