Robert B. Crary’s Answers

Robert B. Crary

Spokane Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 7
  1. Can I claim medical expenses and car repair from an insured motorist if I do not have insurance? Washington State

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Andrew Eugene Cherin
    2. Michael David Myers
    3. Chong Hae Ye
    4. Jacob Brian Smith
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    6. ···
    10 lawyer answers

    The primary duty to avoid a collision is with a following driver. In most circumstances if someone rear ends you it is their fault. However there are circumstances in which someone stops for no valid reason or without fair warning and it could take the responsibility off of the following driver. The fact that you do not have insurance does not change that fact that someone else may be negligent. Simply stated, the insurance company cannot deny car repairs and medical costs because you do not...

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  2. Fast food fix

    Answered over 7 years ago.

    1. Robert B. Crary
    2. Jason Garrett Epstein
    3. Lawrence Neil Rogak
    4. Paul D Friedman
    4 lawyer answers

    It depends on whether you were injured by the metal. If you were injured by the metal in the hamburger then you could bring an action under several theories including breach of implied warranty, strict liability, and negligence. As in any other negligence action, the plaintiff in an unwholesome food case must plead and prove existence of a duty of care on the part of the defendant manufacturer, producer, packer, bottler, or retailer; a breach of that duty; and a cognizable injury...

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  3. Surgery gone wrong

    Answered over 7 years ago.

    1. Robert B. Crary
    2. Michael David Myers
    3. Jason Garrett Epstein
    4. Paul D Friedman
    4 lawyer answers

    It depends on whether the physician or a nurse was negligent in their actions. If the physician was negligent then he may be liable, if a nurse was negligent the physician may liable under the doctrine of respondeat superior. However, a bad result is not in itself evidence of negligence. In order to show negligence one must show that the physician breached a duty that fell below the standard of care for the type of treatment performed. In the facts of this case it is not known if the...

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  4. Malpractice history

    Answered over 7 years ago.

    1. Angela Macey-Cushman
    2. Robert B. Crary
    3. Rachel Elizabeth Scott
    4. Shannon Claire Lamb
    5. John Michael Phillips
    5 lawyer answers

    If you go to the Washington Dept. of Health website, and go to licensing/certification, and then to physicians, you can find out what credentials a surgeon/physician has if you click on the provider credential search. Under that search you can search by credential number or by the physician’s name.

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  5. Vasectomy came undone?

    Answered over 7 years ago.

    1. Robert B. Crary
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3. Wayne M Willoughby
    4. Paul D Friedman
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    The law does recognize an action for wrongful birth. Parents of a healthy normal child born after an unsuccessful sterilization operation may not recover the child-rearing costs against the physician, but may recover the expense, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium associated with the failed sterilization, pregnancy, and childbirth, since damages may be established with reasonable certainty, and do not invite disparagement of the child involved. However, the parents of an unplanned, but...

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  6. Lopsided breasts due to negligence?

    Answered over 7 years ago.

    1. Robert B. Crary
    2. Jason Garrett Epstein
    3. Paul D Friedman
    4. John Michael Phillips
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    A mere bad result is not enough for malpractice. To sue for malpractice you must show negligent on the part of the doctor. In order for the result to be negligent it must be a result that falls below a certain standard of care. If someone is simply unhappy with the result that does not rise to the level of negligence than you may not have a case. One would have to have an expert opinion to make this determination. In order to prove that doctor performed in a negligent manner it would...

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  7. What do I do now?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Richard S. Lowell
    2. Robert B. Crary
    3. Joyce J. Sweinberg
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
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    You indicate in your question that "the insurance has paid the limit". I assume you mean your PIP coverage. PIP stands for Personal Injury Protection coverage. If this is what you mean and the coverage is exhausted you can begin to use your medical coverage. This area can get a little complicated, especially if you do not have medical coverage. Nevertheless the most important thing for you to do is make sure you get proper care. Sometimes neck and back pain do not resolve with...

  8. Can a child sue parent for mental and physical injury?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Patrick Joseph Cronin
    2. Robert B. Crary
    3. Jason Eric Kipness
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
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    Yes. In Washington, a child reaches the age of majority upon turning 18. At that point, he or she can sue someone (even parents) without needing a guardian ad litem. It is important for the child to be aware of the statute of limitations covering such an action. Generally, if a child’s cause of action occurred prior to him or her turning 18, the statute of limitations will not begin to run until the child has reached majority.

  9. Where can I find low cost legal assistance for an auto accident?

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Patrick Bassett
    2. Robert B. Crary
    3. Okorie Okorocha
    3 lawyer answers

    Hello my name is Robert Crary and I am attorney who specializes in automobile collision cases. All to often in clear liability cases (someone running a red light) the opposing insurance company will try and find fault with the none fault party. This is especially so when the none fault party does not have an insurance adjuster or attorney representing their interest. If the other party was charged with running a red light and there are witnesses to prove this, than you should not share and...

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