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  • Can i sue this lawyer and have him disbarred?

    My relative was killed in a car wreck involving a tractor trailer. The truck was found to be at fault. The lawyer I had representing the estate of said relative kept telling me that we were suing the driver, and the max amount we could get was 1mi...

    Kevin’s Answer

    I am an attorney in Mount Vernon, Washington so I am answering utilyzing Washington State Law. The only "person" authorized to sue and/or settle a case on behalf of a deceased is the personal representative duly appointed by the court. I would start my inquiry with that person (or people if co-representatives were appointed).

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  • Can i sue this lawyer and have him disbarred?

    My relative was killed in a car wreck involving a tractor trailer. The truck was found to be at fault. The lawyer I had representing the estate of said relative kept telling me that we were suing the driver, and the max amount we could get was 1mi...

    Kevin’s Answer

    I am an attorney in Mount Vernon, Washington so I am answering utilyzing Washington State Law. The only "person" authorized to sue and/or settle a case on behalf of a deceased is the personal representative duly appointed by the court. I would start my inquiry with that person (or people if co-representatives were appointed).

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  • Can you ever get replacement cost rather market value of an older vehicle totalled in an accident?

    A 1989 toyota corolla totalled in a car accident - well maintained, reliable transportation. Likely compensation is around $1000 - it will cost more than that to replace this car.

    Kevin’s Answer

    I am an attorney in the state of Washington and thus my answer is Washington State specific. First, in the future at a relative small expense you can purchase gap insurance. Gap is an acronym for guaranteed automobile protection. The purpose of the insurance is to pay any difference between what is owed on the vehicle and what the vehicle is actually worth. With that fact aside, the amount of money you recieve is supposed to allow you to purchase a comparable vehicle. WAC 284-30-3912 sets forth a little known provision that actually requires the insurance company to assist you with the search for a comparable vehicle or pay an additional amount toward a comparable vehicle. You have to notify the insurer within 35 days of receipt of the settlement that you were unable to purchase a comparable vehicle for the settlement amount.

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