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  • I was the passenger in a car yesterday and we were t boned and pushed into a yard and tree she hit my door the driver of the car

    I was the passenger in a car yesterday and we were t boned and pushed into a yard and tree she hit my door the driver of the car I was in had no license or insurance what are my options

    Richard’s Answer

    The lack of insurance by your driver is only an issue regarding payment of medical expenses. If your driver was not at fault, you can make a claim for your injuries against the driver who caused the crash. if your driver is at fault you can still make a claim if you have uninsured motorist coverage under your own policy.

    if you are hurt, you should, at least, have a telephone conference with a personal injury lawyer.

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  • My wife and son were rear ended. My son had no insurence. The other driver did. Who pays all the hospital bills for my wife.

    She wasn't driving. My son was uninsured. They were rear ended by a man in a truck. The truck driver told the police that my son pulled in front of him and slammed on the brakes. My son said he simply was stopping at a red light. My wife was taken...

    Richard’s Answer

    i disagree with some of the prior answers. It is unlikely the lack of insurance will ever be admitted into evidence. The only effect is that there is no personal injury protection coverage to pay medical bills as they become due.If your wife has an automobile policy providing PIP coverage, they will pay the bills. Otherwise, you must use your own medical insurance until a settlement or trial is held and the at fault driver will then be required to pay her bills. I would assume that the driver that hit your son's car will be found at fault, based on the facts you have presented.

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  • Any advice helps

    I was recently in an accident,was riding my dirt bike pulled up to a 4way stop,there was also a durango that pulled up about the same time as me she also stopped.when i started going cuz i was there first she decided to also go and smacked into me...

    Richard’s Answer

    The most important thing to do now is to hire a personal injury lawyer here in Spokane. The details of the collision need to be investigated as soon as possible to establish responsibility of the other driver. The lawyer you hire cannot investigate all possible forms of insurance that might apply to your case. It may also be helpful to retain an accident reconstructionist to establish evidence that backs up your version of events.

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  • How long after a death do have to file

    How long do you have after a death to file a will with the courts?

    Richard’s Answer

    It sounds as though your question is related to when you must file a will. That depends on the circumstances, but generally you should do so as soon as it is practical to do so. With respect to a wrongful death claim, if that is what you are asking, the basic statute of Limitations would be three years, but that can vary, again, depending on the situation.
    I do not intend to be vague on these answers, but more information is needed to give a more definite response.

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  • I got into an accident, at the the time i was NOT insured

    The police say it was the other vehicle's fault, because he failed to yield, he was cited for it. however his insurance company is calling and sending letters saying i'm at fault, there reasoning is because in the state of Washington driving witho...

    Richard’s Answer

    No. Driving without insurance puts you at risk for a ticket but has no bearing on who was at fault. You may want to ask a personal injury attorney for a free consultation regarding your situation.

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

    How to get pain and suffering compensations from other party.Especially concussion is hard to prove.

    Richard’s Answer

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

    (In the state of Washington)

    Richard’s Answer

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

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

    We had arranged he would get it fixed at the earliest convenience. But like I said before it has been 8 months or so. I have three witnesses in the incident. Could I still sue this individual to get my car fixed?

    Richard’s Answer

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

    The car that I was driving has insurance. The this car isn't mine .my friend let me borrow his car because he wanted me to pick up his kids on the way over there to there school the car that hit me didn't make a stop and hit me damaging my friends...

    Richard’s Answer

    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, although it appears he drives anyway. Pursuing the other driver is probably not going to be wothwhile unless he has a good job and some assets.

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

    I would like to obtain a reasonable Pain and Suffering figure prior to accepting a settlement from an insurance company for an auto accident that was 100% caused by the other driver. The accident was 6 1/2 months ago and medical treatment was c...

    Richard’s Answer

    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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