Your first party PIP coverage is available for your medical bills and wage loss. Pain and suffering damages are not available under your PIP coverage. Those damages would be the responsibility of the tortfeasor and his/her insurance company (assuming coverage). At this point, you should probably hire a personal injury lawyer to assist you.
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Generally, statements made out of court are hearsay and inadmissible. It would be better to bring the witness with you and offer to have them testify at your hearing.
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Yes, you can. You will have to make sure that both parents relinquish their parenting rights to the child. However, your daughter can refuse and place the child up for adoption through and agency and there would be little you could do to stop that. If you can get her to agree to the adoption and you can convince the father to relinquish his parental rights, the door should be open for you to adopt the child. I would recommend you obtain the assistance of an attorney specializing in...
A party can file an affidavit of prejudice seeking to have a judge removed from the case up until the time the judge makes a discretionary ruling in the case. After that occurs (and it appears to have occurred here) you no longer have the opportunity to remove the judge.
A "penalty" for egregious conduct is called "punitive damages." As a general rule, punitive damages are not allowed in Washington. Your only claim against the defendant in this small court case will be for the money actually owed, plus pre-judgment interest if the sum was certain and possibly post-judgment interest after the judgment is entered.
If a mutually agreeable settlement is reached, the plaintiff can dismiss the lawsuit. If a settlement occurs, for your protection, make sure the lawsuit is dismissed "with prejudice." That means the plaintiff can't bring the lawsuit again.
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