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Scott W Edwards

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  • Do I need a attorney to represent me on my spouses behalf? What's the difference between a tork claim and a wrongful death suit

    I need to file a tork claim against a government agency for their negligence in the death of my spouse.

    Scott’s Answer

    First, I'm so sorry for your loss. Second, I agree with the answers of my colleagues. You'd do well to call and speak with a few attorneys here in town. Most offer free initial consultations and would be able to get a feel for your case and answer any questions you might have.

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  • What type of Lawyer does wrongful death in a homicide

    My son was murdered in Az 7/20/2014. The person that did it was a minor at the time. Can I file a wrongful death suit against the parents. What type of lawyer would I use? This was done in Phoenix Az. I live in Wa.

    Scott’s Answer

    Depending on the facts there may be a legitimate claim here. You should consult with a personal injury attorney about their instances surrounding your son's death. I'm sorry for your loss.

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  • My sister was in a car accident yesterday in Vinita OK and her husband was driving and speeding and hit another car

    she was air lifted to Tulsa Ok and in ICU unit, can her husband be charged with vehicle endangerment and other things? if so can I start a law suit against him or does my sister have too.

    Scott’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear this happened, it is never easy to deal with such situations--especially when the fault of a spouse is at play. In answer to your question, a spouse can be sued by his or her spouse. Whether or not to do so is, as my colleagues point out, a personal decision with multiple layers of complexity, but one that should be discussed with a personal injury attorney directly--not online for all the world to see. I would recommend contacting a personal injury attorney in your area. Avvo offers a "Find a Lawyer" tool that could assist in this regard.

    Best of luck and a speedy recovery to your sister.

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  • How much is a fair settlement for a pedestrian hit by a car?

    Was walking home and had the right of way, but a man ran a red light and hit me. Went to the hospital and have a concussion and cuts and bruises. His insurance offered to pay medical bills plus $1000. Is that a fair amount?

    Scott’s Answer

    Your inquiry offers nowhere near the amount of information that would be necessary to provide an appropriate answer. You'd be best served by contact an attorney (Avvo offers a "Find a Lawyer" service) and discussing your case privately. Good luck.

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  • How liable am I for a dog bite?

    My dog recently bit a neighbor. My dog is usually extremely friendly and has never, ever done anything like this before. There is no recorded or anecdotal evidence of such behavior. Do you think I'l have to pay medical fees?

    Scott’s Answer

    Yes. You are 100% liable. There is no "one free bite" exception in Washington. It may be appropriate to call and notify your home/renters insurance about the claim.

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=16.08.040

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  • I was knocked down at my wedding. My lawyer resigned and I was offered a $24,000 no fault settlement. Should I accept it?

    A server at my wedding knocked me down in my dress. The injury I sustained resulted in a torn ACL and meniscus. I had to have arthroscopic knee surgery. The venues insurance only paid a portion of the medical costs. My lawyer resigned recently and...

    Scott’s Answer

    I agree. Best to consult with an attorney or two (or consider the advice given by your earlier attorney).

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  • I was hit by a vehicle in a crosswalk that clearly diplayed the.walk sign. Where do i go?

    There is no money to hire an attorney. will there be one who would take my case? No case is guaranteed but i need one asap.

    Scott’s Answer

    Most personal injury attorneys offer free initial consultations and receive an attorney fee only if he or she secures a settlement or judgment against the at fault party. You'd do well to consult with an attorney to discuss the specifics of your case.

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  • Should I consult with an attorney regarding a car accident?

    I was rear-ended and consequently my car hit a car that was in front of me. The driver that rear-ended me admitted fault; she dropped her phone and was looking for it, causing the collision. I am experiencing neck pain, some shoulder pain, and t...

    Scott’s Answer

    Most personal injury attorneys offer free initial consultations. You'd be smart to at least call 1-2 of them to discuss your case and see all your options.

    Good luck.

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  • I have an personal injury case - fall - 2 broken wrists - statue is up nov. 2015 - I have made a settlement demand on my own.

    Need ideas what to say to put pressure on?

    Scott’s Answer

    Attorneys spend hours evaluating cases and scouring over medical records and bills. Answering your question with anything meaningful would require too many assumptions and conclusions with no foundation. Additional information would be necessary to evaluate liability--what caused you to fall, who's at fault, and why. It would also be necessary to know more about your injury--did you need surgery? How much were your bills? What treatment did you receive? How long was your recovery. Too many unknowns.

    If you want to maximize the amount of your recovery, you'd do well to consult with a personal injury attorney. Most offer free initial consultations and would be willing to discuss the specifics of your case. I would not discuss them openly on the internet.

    Also, in light of the quickly approaching statute of limitations, you'll want to speak with someone ASAP. Many attorneys will not consider taking on a case within 2-3 months of the deadline.

    Good luck.

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  • Today my son backed into a parked car, I am sure he's at fault but what if the car was parked in a no parking zone, it's fire zn

    It was in his blind spot and he didn't even see it.

    Scott’s Answer

    Any time a driver strikes a non-moving object, they will be at fault for the collision. I could be missing something, but I can think of no scenario where that would not be correct. He should contact his insurance company and submit a claim.

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