Consult with an independent lawyer right away. You may also want to pressure your own insurance company to protect you by paying their $50k right away to obtain a release of all claims form the injured person. If the plaintiff signs this release and takes your $50k in insurance, you are protected and your assets will not likely be pursued. The plaintiff either takes the insurance or goes after your assets. The purpose of your insurance is to protect you and pay claims so you don't get sued...
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The key issue is what you mean by "deemed" to be at fault. If you mean that the police cited him, that is helpful but not the end of the case by any means. If you were injured, it is WAY to early to settle your case. You property damage to your car should probably be settled by now but I would not chat with them about your injuries yet. It can take years for this process to work and ususally requires an attorney to be taken seriously. You should not just sit back and "wait" either because...
I'm so sorry for your ordeal. This is the kind of case you need a lawyer to investigate. There may be some negligence, of the driver that is yet unknown. Like Steve Shaw, I agree that you need to investigate PIP for your bills right away. It will also pay you wage loss after a waiting period.
If you were on a "deferred" and are found to have "committed" another offense, your deferred is destroyed. That means that the original infraction and the new one both hit your driving record at the same time. Hire a lawyer on the new one right away. If you beat the new one, it saves the old one too.
While generally you have three years, presently in Washington there is confusion among all lawyers and judges about the requirements of notice being filed presuit in light of a recent case from our Supreme Court. There are many factors such a whether or not there is a public or private hospital involved and who you must sue. If is imperative especially in light of recent legal developments, that you contact an attorney right away to protect your claim.
I completely agree with Mr. Coluccio. These cases are very difficult to pursue and it is not likely a viable case. But, if I were you, I would see a lawyer for a free consult to ease my mind. I'm so sorry for your little one's pain.
Gather your ER records from Valley General (I'm assuming you went there) in Monroe and quickly have your case reviewed by a medical negligence attorney in the State of Washington. Time is of the essence and there are many complexities in medical negligence law which require a skilled lawyer in this area.
For pain and suffering, you need to wait and see how much and "pain and suffering" you have undergone to get you well before you know how much it is really worth. The guy who hit you probably has auto insurance I would assume? If not, you hopefully have Uninsured Motorist coverage and that will eventually pay you for pain & suffering? For now, open a claim with your own auto carrier under your Personal Injury Protection or No Fault Medical (PIP) if you have it (most people do) and they will...
You should contact a local attorney right away. The insurers, both yours and the at fault driver's, will not be helpful. You need to get medical care and follow up with a provider regularly. Your bills need to be managed during the pendency of the claim. Don't try to do this without first seeking counsel. Good luck.