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Chong Hae Ye

Chong Ye’s Answers

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  • How can I obtain the address of the escaped car in the hit n run accident for the small claim case?

    I was involved in a hit n run accident and reported to the police. I recorded the plate number of the escaped car. My insurance also located the person. The insurance company of her denied their liability. So I am going to the small claim court. M...

    Chong’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues, the best place to do this is by going to the Department of Licensing. Hope you are able to locate the other driver soon.

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  • Why would I need another lawyer?

    I was involved in a car wreak the damages done to my car have already been settled I'm still in physical tharpy but almost finished my attorney now says that we need to hire another attorney to finish this why ? Would I have to pay for both laye...

    Chong’s Answer

    From your question it appears that your attorney is wanting to associate with another attorney to continue on with your case. Depending on the type of case your attorney is working on, it is common to associate with another attorney who might have more experienced than him/her. Your attorney should have gone over with you how the attorney's fees are going to be calculated on your initial fee agreement and when he/she advised you that he/she will need to associate with another attorney. In most instances, your take home shouldn't be less. Your attorney will split his/her fees (33% or 40%) with the associating attorney. Good luck.

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  • Car accident settlement

    My husband and we're hit read end on I was 7 months pregnant and was hospitalized for a day and given medication (magnesium/steroids) in case my baby was born early. The claim adjuster didn't want to settle until baby was born. I just recently ha...

    Chong’s Answer

    First of all, congratulations on giving birth to your baby full-term. Second, insurance company is not in the business of being nice to you and offering you all the money you want. They are in the business of making sure that they pay out as little as possible. My advice is for you to contact one of the car accident attorneys on Avvo and have them review your case. Most attorneys will offer free initial consultation and will take your case on a contingent fee based.

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  • A car crashed into mine while sitting on a street. There was some damage.

    I own a second car that I had parked on the street. About a month ago a lady crashed into mine; she left her contact info. She now says her insurance company won't pay because its been over a month. I don't have insurance on it because I never use...

    Chong’s Answer

    Yes. You can file a claim against the other party.

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  • I'm trying to figure out if I file my car accident (personal injury) lawsuit in Superior or District Court (at the Thurston

    County Courthouse in Olympia) - are they both considered the state court? What is the difference?

    Chong’s Answer

    Are you trying to do this on your own as a pro se? I highly recommend you speaking to a car accident attorney before proceeding on your own. To answer your question in the mean time, if you value your claim to be more than $75,000 then you will need to file it in the superior court. If you value your claim less than $75,000.00 then you should file in the district court. However, there are many other factors you should consider before deciding which court you should file. I highly sugguest you speak with an attorney. Most personal injury attorneys are willing to sit down with you for free consultation.

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  • Can I claim medical expenses and car repair from an insured motorist if I do not have insurance? Washington State

    A freeway accident occured when I was rear ended by another driver. I do not have insurance. She does. Can her insurance company deny car repair and medical costs because I do not have insurance?

    Chong’s Answer

    Yes, if the driver behind you is deemed to be at fault, you will be entitled to get your car repaired and have them pay for your medicals. However, you should consult with a car accident injury attorney who will make sure you are able to get full compensation for your injuries and damages to your vehicle.

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  • Should we seek a attorney for a rear end accident?

    My wife was rear ended at a stoplight. Vehicle damage is less than $1000. Driver admitted fault & no police etc. When my wife returned home she started to complaining that her neck and back were bothering her. We decided to take her to the ER. ER ...

    Chong’s Answer

    The short answer to your question is yes, your wife will need to hire an attorney. Insurance company will do everything possible to minimize her injury and try to offer her a lowball settlement.

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  • I met an accident in Bellevue as pedestrian while a Car hit me. I need some info before filing a case.

    I met an accident in Bellevue three weeks before while crossing the road. I was pedestrian and one Car hit me. After the accident, i got hospitalized and discharged after one day. I had some head injuries and fracture in right ankle. I a...

    Chong’s Answer

    I hope you are getting better. Your fact patterns suggest that it wiil be in your best interest to make an appointment to meet with a personal injury attorney to discuss your case in more details. Good luck.

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  • I had a car accident almost a year ago my back was hurt and i need physical therapy my kids were in the car with me

    it wasn't my fault the other driver did have insurance how long could it take to close my case? how much could i get?

    Chong’s Answer

    Sorry for your loss. Without knowing the specifics of your case, I don't think any attorney on Avvo will be able to give you the answer you would like. Depending on the severity of the impact, the amount and duration of your medical treatments are not the only contributing factors on how much you will be able to settle. The best thing to do is to speak with a personal injury attorney. The initial consultations are normally free and will be enough to determine whether you will be able to handle the case or hire an attorney. Hope this helps.

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  • I was in a car accident in December of 2012 in Oregon and my lawyer recently dropped me and now I need more help.

    My husband and I were in a car accident where we were hit by a semi truck. I am done with my treatment now, but recently my Lawyer I had dropped me and left me to scramble. I need to know what my options are and what I need to do with or without...

    Chong’s Answer

    Sorry to hear about your situation. You should contact a personal injury attorney immediately to discuss your options. Without knowing any other details, unlike Washington, the statute of limitation to file a lawsuit regarding personal injury in Oregon, where the accident occurred is two years. I suggest that you meet with a personal injury attorney immediately. Good luck.

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