I was hit October 1,2016 by a semi truck were I have suffered two strokes all my ribs broken both my knees as well as both my ankles I stayed in life support for two months and did physical therapy for a month. Which I see a lot of recovery in my ...
You can sue the driver and the company he was driving for. If you know either of their names, there will probably be a lot of insurance money. A good trucking accident attorney may be able to get that information. if that cannot be found, you can make a claim on your own uninsured motorist coverage.See question
Plaintiff receiving personal injury settlement from a car accident ...should I add confidentiality clause? What are the advantage and disadvantages?
For the Plaintiff, it is usually not necessary and can expose you to having to pay tax on whatever portion of the settlement was paid for confidentiality. For the Defendant, they often want it and never want to pay for it.See question
Personal injury - closed head injury What should a lawyer do to get causation from a neurologist in mild brain injury case? An attorney who withdrew from case said he asked neurologist to be deposed . Neurologist said he does not mind about ...
This is not malpractice, it might just be poor work on the part of your attorney. You should find an attorney who has experience with TBI and who will get the doctor what he/she needs to give an opinion on causation. It can often be done if you get the doctor all the records and everything else he/she needs so that they feel comfortable taking a stance.See question
I was sent for defense medical exam and they were horrible...they lied, misrepresented on what I said during the exam and twisted in order to make dis-credible and favor their client - big insurance company. What can we do about it? 1. during...
You are asking about the one thing I hate most about our system. In Washington State it is very hard to get a defense medical doctor excluded. Sometimes I can get their testimony limited but they almost always get to testify in some manner. A complaint will not do any good, unfortunately. They can say anything they want under oath, and I have heard some of the biggest lies you can imagine. But the farther out on a limb they go, the easier they are to cross-examine. A good trial lawyer can make these people ineffective against your own experts. Look for an attorney who has a lot of trial experience.See question
I had a head injury at Century link and had to go to the ER and was diagnosed with a concussion. They have an injury report but will only give that to me if I get a lawyer. Do I have a case here?
It depends on what caused your injury. An attorney would have to show that there was negligence on the part of Century Link or someone who works there. You should contact an attorney and ask these questions asap.See question
i got off work was leaving and fell on work property. l&I denied my claim and now im getting the run around from my works privete liability claims person, dr wants me to have an mri and physical tharepy. im also out wages from missing work.
What caused you to fall? You might have what is called a "third party" claim, in which case you are entitled to much more compensation than L&I will give you.See question
I slipped on some black ice after exiting the church. I have severe back and shoulder pain. It was dark and there was no rock salt to melt the ice. Do I have any legal action?
Hi, you do have recourse. The first question is "was the area reasonably safe?". Deciding this depends on a number of things, like looking at photos of the area (either at the time or later), where exactly the ice was, should it have been de-iced, when did it last snow or rain, etc. If it was right outside the church, it likely they should have taken care of it, and there would be merit to your claim/lawsuit. Look for an attorney who has experience in slip and fall cases, and someone who has an extensive record of trying such cases. JimSee question
Wondering in civil lawsuit like personal injury WA state is majority verdict state or it has to be unanimous verdict?
In State Court where most cases are venued, you only need 10 of the 12 to agree. In District Court, where they use 6 jurors, you need 5 of 6. In Federal Court, it does have to be unanimous. JimSee question
my sister and her co-worker work as flaggers. a car hit them both while working. they were thrown 25 feet, ended up in hospital. my sister broken arm in 9 places and other stuff. co-worker has broken legs and now a lawyer. should my sister get he...
Hi, This depends on the amount of insurance available from the person driving the car. If it does not cover both your sister and the co-worker's injuries, they likely need two attorneys so that the attorney doesn't have a conflict in trying to split up the recovery. If there is plenty of insurance, there may not be a conflict, but it is a decision that needs to be made with more information. JimSee question
I want to check win or loss cases of an attorney or firm before I hire him.. is there any way I can check it? is it on public records somewhere? This is about personal injury trial lawyers. Their advertisements can give a wrong impression.
The bigger question in personal injury work is not necessarily the attorney's win-loss ratio, but who even is willing to try the case in the first place. In Washington State, approximately 95% of personal injury attorneys have not tried a single a case in years. As an injured person, it is important to find someone that has a consistent record of going to trial, and then winning.
The only place to find this information is on the attorney's own website, or on their webpage on Avvo. Look at their bio. Do they list their verdicts, or only their settlements? Do they have testimonials from clients whose cases they have tried? If you don't see any actual proof of trials, you can be assured they don't try cases. Those who do try cases will talk about their results.
As to a win-loss ratio, finding that information is impossible. But trials tend to weed out the losers. Someone who tried 5 cases and lost 4 isn't so likely to go want to try another case anytime soon, and instead will try to settle everything. Someone who consistently tries cases over the years is very likely someone who has good results at trial and someone who is willing to do it again. Look or attorneys who list recent trial verdicts (in the last couple of years) and you are probably finding someone who wins.See question