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Kristina Jarrett McKennon

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  • Do I need an attorney for a car accident? i was injure and so were the passengers on my vehicle.

    ,well I was in a car accident and I was hurt along with my passengers that were in car a suburban hit me from rear end and we all had to go to the hospital cause of the impact we all had neck problems and back pain etc..etc.. and we even had to...

    Kristina’s Answer

    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.

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  • I was in a injured passenger in a car accident that hit an elk and insurance says it was an act of GOD, who do I go after?

    I and 2 other co-workers were on our way to work one morning and the driver wasnt paying attention to the road and an 1800 lb bull elk step infront of us and we hit it. causing us to flip 5 times and tear the roof off the car. I ended up with lowe...

    Kristina’s Answer

    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.

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  • Protecting Assets After Collision

    I was involved in an accident in Washington State, in which the other's driver was injured and their car damaged. (I was at fault). I have a $50,000 bodily injury limit per person on my policy. I have just been advised by my insurance company that...

    Kristina’s Answer

    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 and have your assets risked. Get your own lawyer (not the one paid for by the insurer) and have them write a letter to your insurer on your behalf. Act quickly. Remember that you pay for insurance to have protection in cases like this.

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  • Should I get an attorney for blowing a stop sign?

    I am in a program that stipulates no tickets for a year. I didn't make it. what can I do now?

    Kristina’s Answer

    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.

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  • If I ask, is my landlord obligated to tell me if another tenant ( My neighbor) is a convicted sex offender?

    on June 10th 2013, I rented a small duplex. I was informed by a neighbor that the man next to me is a registered sex offender. I called the landlord to asked if it was true. She said that the accusation was absolutely not true. Told me she do...

    Kristina’s Answer

    The location of a sex offender is public record. You can find out for certain online at http://www.icrimewatch.net/washington.php if he was convicted of a sex crime. You can also call our local County Sheriff at (509) 735-6555 to inquire about the address of a sex offender.

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  • On June 26 I was pulled over on my way home from school in Kennewick, WA by a Richland officer. He ran my plates.

    The officer just gave me a ticket that didn't have a fine on it but it had a court date for 8 am on July 12. He said that I would have to tell the judge why I was driving with a suspended license. My license was first suspended because I had two t...

    Kristina’s Answer

    This is a criminal and not a "civil" case. That means that you can be facing jail time. You need to hire a criminal lawyer right away. Please contact one right away. The Court probably needs to reset your payments and pull it back from collection. This takes time and you will need a lawyer.

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  • Is there anything else I can do once an insurance claim has been settled? Can I take them to court to get my car fixed?

    I was recently rear-ended in a parking lot. The other driver's insurance company has yet to get ahold of her and there where two witnesses that can contest she was at fault, but yet the insurance company still said it was 60% her fault and 40% mine.

    Kristina’s Answer

    There are many factors at work here. A good release that is legally binding ends ALL the claims. There are cases where a release is entered into and it is not lawful or enforceable. Was there a settlement for property damage or only for personal injury? Usually they are handled separately. You need to have your release reviewed by a lawyer right away. This is a complicated analysis.

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  • What is the statue of limition in the state of Washington for revision n on a tummy tuck . I had the surgery a year ago

    Its been a year since my TT I went to all my appointments and by now my stomach should have flat and one side of it is puffy then the other and I'm bigger than before when I contacted the doctor to let him know my concerns he made excuses and was ...

    Kristina’s Answer

    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.

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  • Can anything be done in the state of washington?

    My 3 year old daughter had a "wart" frozen off the bottom of her foot, 2 hours afterwards we were in the ER because it had blistered the size of a golf ball, it was full off blood, they cut and drained it and sent us home. We have been in the ER ...

    Kristina’s Answer

    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.

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  • I am seeking a lawyer in Washington to take on a er malpractice case. They waited about 4 hours before getting my CT scan

    I was assulted at a local tavern in town and my head hit the pavement I was unconcious for about 2 and a half to 3 min. I was taken to the ER by aid car and because I had been drinking they treated me like a drunk I am a well known assistant chief...

    Kristina’s Answer

    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.

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