In personal injury claim at mediation settlement offer was not enough so I refused to accept it and my lawyer said he does not want to try the case so I should find other lawyer and he will have lien of 1/3rd of settlement offer which was 40k . ...
Under Washington law the attorney is not entitled to a contingent fee if he withdraws without cause.See question
I broken back in 4 places, broken wrist arm. I am looking at some substantial devastating recovery
The Collision Report will have information about the insurance policy.
You definitely need to hire an experienced personal injury attorney. Most provide free consultations and work on a contingent basis. Email attorneys this weekend and set up teleconferences for Monday. AVVO has a tool to help you find one: http://www.avvo.com/find-a-lawyerSee question
I am HIV Positive due to my future ex-husband giving it to me. He claims that he didn't know. But he knows now, and I just found out that he's been having unprotected sex with another woman.
Washington has a specific statute (RCW Ch. 70.24) that deals with the transmission of STDs. You can bring a personal injury claim against your husband in addition to pursuing a divorce action.See question
We are in need of a lawyer.
You should file what's called a third party election form and hire your own personal injury lawyer. If you don't the Department of Labor and Industries will pursue the claim on its own.See question
I was hit by a drunk driver road rage and insurance took fault and now it's been a year n my bills are at 15,000 and there trying to give me problems n not wanting to pay my bills can u tell me how much this is worth if I just settle I have PTSD ...
You definitely need to hire an experienced personal injury attorney. Most provide free consultations and work on a contingent basis. Email attorneys this morning and set up teleconferences for later today. AVVO has a tool to help you find one: http://www.avvo.com/find-a-lawyerSee question
My husband bought me a car (paid in full) and put my name on the title. We are now separated (not legally, however). He lives in Oklahoma. I live in Washington. If he drives that car and gets in an accident, could I be held liable? Also, the title...
Beat way to address is to ensure there's adequate insurance.See question
My 21 yr. Old son was killed when his friend was driving drunk, rolled the vehicle, throwng my son out of vehicle crushing him. The person was under age, no current drivers licence, and was convicted of vehicular homicide. He on got 28 months in p...
Did your son have uninsured motorist coverage? Who served the underaged driver?See question
I have CRPS in a foot and leg from a crush injury. I have been told by some of the best docs in the country that I will have to remain on opiods for the rest of my life. How can I be involved in Voc Rehab, Work, or drive like this. I have to ta...
Why not meet with the vocational rehabilitation counselor and find out what they think you can do/can't you?See question
I was involved in a hit and run accident which resulted in a Broken Tib Fibula IV I have had 5 surgeries and now have 3 plates and 30 screws in my lower leg . I went to my IME and the Dr wrote I have a " There is a 13 percent impairment of the rig...
In personal injury cases impairment ratings are used to quantify the impact of an injury. Ratings are given based on the AMA Guidelines. (I think the 6th Edition is currently used.)
They are also used (although somewhat differently) in the workers compensation setting.
Did either you or your employer have UIM coverage at the time of the hit and run? Have you signed a third-party election form?See question
I was involved in a head-on collision where the other driver made an unsafe left turn in front of the car I was a passenger in and as a result had a concussion, dislocated hips and a partial miscarriage, which I then had to go for a procedure to h...
You should consult with an attorney who has a lot of experience representing clients in cases involving both pregnancy and miscarriage.
Washington law has a recognized a parent’s claim for anxiety about the health of an unborn child for over 80 years. Elliott v. Arrowsmith, 149 Wash. 631, 272 P. 32 (1928). The opinion in Elliott does more than just state a rule of law. The facts of Elliott are illuminating and provide a reference point for your case.
Ms. Elliott was involved in a motor vehicle accident. She was pregnant at the time of the accident.
Before the trial, Ms. Elliott safely delivered a normal, healthy child. No attempt was made to prove any injury to the unborn child. At trial, counsel asked Ms. Elliott if she suffered because of fear about a miscarriage. She responded that she worried “an awful lot”. That was the extent of her testimony. Based on this testimony, the jury returned a verdict of $5,000. The Supreme Court upheld the verdict.
Total inflation between 1928 and 2014 was 1,352 percent. Something that cost $5,000 in 1928 would cost $67,600 today. To provide additional perspective, a Ford Model A Roadster cost $435 in 1928. The verdict in Elliott was about 11.5 times the cost of a new car.
General damages are subjective. They cannot be calculated mathematically like special damages. But Elliott provides an interesting and helpful reference point.See question