On I-90 WB, I hit what the tow truck driver described as "a river of water that flows across the road in that location every time we get a heavy rain." The vehicle hydroplaned, and I lost control, rolling and bouncing off of a tree before coming t...
There may be a "highway design/maintenance" case, against the State. We handle such cases, and they can be complex and expensive to litigate.
Competent counsel will advise your son that he has a potential claim against you, AND against the State, and that it is in his interests to pursue both claims. PEMCO will likely argue that the accident was 100% the State's fault and the State will assuredly argue that the accident was 100% your fault; your son must not be caught "betwixt and between" and therefore must pursue both claims.
You likewise have a "design/maintenance" claim against the State, but you need a different lawyer than your son. In the first place, PEMCO will hire its own attorney to represent you in your son's claim against you, and that lawyer will do nothing to advance your claim against the State. In the second place, competent counsel will not represent both you and your son, since (1) adequately representing your son means at least potentially blaming you for contributing to the accident, and (2) adequately representing you means denying that you were at fault at all. This is an obvious "conflict of interest".
There is no rule of thumb for any except the most minor of injury claims. Much more info need be developed and evaluated. You'll note that the previous answers don't take a position either.
Both you and your son should consult counsel.See question
I lost control of a motor vehicle, hitting a tree. Both my adult son and I were injured. I had simple Ambulance, ER stitches, and Chiropractic treatment. Medical bills are likely to be under my $10G PIP coverage. My son's hand was cut, requi...
Your adult son likely has a claim, technically against you, but as a practical matter against your insurance company. He should seek counsel. You should submit your bills to whatever health insurance you have, once PIP is exhausted.See question
I was in an accident 1.5 years ago. We were at a full stop, the light turned green and I bumped the car in front of me. The car behind me also bumped me and signaled to turn and pull over with us but drove off. I understand that I am liable for th...
When you are served, turn the papers over to your insurance company immediately and follow their instructions. Insurance companies tend to use the same law firm over and over, so your case will be turned over to experienced defense counsel. It sounds like you have sufficient coverage for the claim but you do have the right to have your own independent lawyer "oversee" things if you want. The insurance company's lawyer should keep you informed of proceedings, and you certainly have the right to ask him/her whether you have sufficient coverage for the claim.See question
I was hit head on by a drink driver who didn't have insurance. I lost time from work due to injuries and my car was totaled. I have being going to or for couple months now auto insurance is in process of paying for my medicall bills. If enough u...
Yes. UIM essentially becomes the other driver's insurance coverage for all injuries you sustained in the accident. If you were injured seriously enough to miss work, you should see an attorney. DSee question
I was involved in an auto accident that was determined to be 100 percent my fault ... The injured party (leg/surgery) has expenses likely in modest excess of my coverage limit. I also believe he has multiple medical/under-insured driver/etc pol...
This is a complicated situation not amendable to a short answer. You're on the right track; you should have your own, independent attorney. We aren't allowed to give referrals on this site but most reputable plaintiff's attorneys would know someone who could help you.See question
I work at a privately korean owned hotel. For months i would randomly get awful migraines, my head would feel fuzzy or clouded, nauseated, and or fatigued. I thought it was associated with pms. But a cascade natural gas employee showed up at the h...
You definitely should consult a worker's compensation attorney, but you may have rights against the gas company as well. Washington worker's compensation law allows actions against "third parties" who contribute to the injury, even if it occurred on the job and is likewise covered by L and I. If the CO2 monitor is plugged in but not working, you may well have rights against its manufacturer. Finally, though L and I law prohibits lawsuits against one's employer except in cases of "intentional" injury, case law has allowed recovery against employers who knowingly allow "sick buildings" to exist, i.e., ongoing issues with fumes of one sort or another. I don't say that you definitely have a "third party" case against anyone, or a "sick building" case against your employer, but if you didn't miss work or have medical treatment, your L and I benefits will likely be minimal. Again, consult a worker's compensation attorney.See question
Fell over wires at my desk after asking Captain, Staff Captain to fix, was not done. Caused crushed vert and disc with nerve damage, I was pushed into having a surgery in the States as the w/l was so long at home..had one surgery which failed no...
Need more information. You may or may not have a medical case but also may well have a Jones Act tort claim.See question
My surgery was in 2007. The 5 years folkowing that i was too busy trying to stay alive. He has ruined my life and i have tons if paperwork that i believe proves it. Is there a time limit on how long after a surgwry that you can sue a doctor?
The statute of limitations for a medical malpractice claim in the state of Washington is the LONGER of (1) three years from the date of the act or omission you complain of; or (2) one year from the date you knew, or in the exercise of reasonable diligence, should have known of your potential claim. In cases where the health care provider has been negligent on more than one occasion with regard to the same condition (i.e., a continuing failure to diagnose a condition), the three year period runs from the last negligent act or omission. The statute is also "tolled" (stops running) during a period of incompetency. All of which is to say that statute of limitations issues are complex, and very fact-dependent. If you believe the surgery devastated your life, you owe it to yourself to consult competent counsel. The worst that happens is that you're told that, indeed, the statute has expired on your claim.See question
Long story, but I was injured in a car accident. I hired a lawyer and got treatment for my injuries but plateaued in recovery. I started having problems in my arm and the doctor said it was unrelated to the accident. I closed the liability claim a...
The answer is that you can bring a UIM claim regardless of the amount of your settlement with the at fault driver's carrier, BUT the UIM carrier gets credit for the full amount of the at-fault policy limits. UIM cases are a simple math problem:
At Fault Party's Limits, MINUS
PIP payments (with adjustment for costs of recovery against the at=fault policy); EQUALS
UIM benefits recoverable.
In personal injury claim attorney wants to withdraw without good cause but he still wants to put a lien of about 40% of proposed offer which I did not accept. 9 out 10 attorneys I have asked said its not fair ...as I did not accept the offer c...
The question of his fee does not arise until your case is resolved. If it is still pending, you should find another attorney to work for you and he/she will deal with previous attorney's fee claim.See question