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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: I am an uninsured driver who has been involved in an accident and want to know if a claims department from their company
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Herbert G. Farber Esq. answered on Nov 26, 2011

Unfortunately, your question is not complete so I will have to guess as to your question.

In Washington State, the law says that if you drive a motor vehicle you must have auto insurance, self insurance, certificate of deposit or a liability bond. Operating a motor vehicle without the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for West Virginia on
Q: What is the penalty for fleeing the scene of an accident with bodily harm

11year old boy hitanrun&fleeing with bodily harm

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Herbert G. Farber Esq. answered on Nov 26, 2011

The criminal penalties for a hit and run collision will vary from state to state and will depend on many factors including whether the responsible driver was under the influence of alcohol, had prior convictions, etc.

Regardless of criminal charges, the injured party, or in the case of a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I was hit by a woman driving a car and I got my leg broken. Does she have to pay for my surgery?

I was going across the stopwalk towards the otherside of the street and a woman ran a red light and hits me and a friend, but her insurance will only pay $10,000 for my surgery which was a little over $50,000. Am I liable to sure her for the rest of the money?

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Herbert G. Farber Esq. answered on Nov 26, 2011

Since you were in a crosswalk and the driver who hit you had run a red light, you do have legal recourse. Because insurance companies have a profit-motive, they often will "low-ball" a claim. You do not have to accept an unreasonably low settlement offer. Be proactive in getting all of the medical... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: If a lawyer called a physcians mistake as a bad judgemnt call, why wouldn't that be negligence?
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Herbert G. Farber Esq. answered on Sep 22, 2011

A health care provider is negligent if he or she failed to exercise the degree of care, skill and learning expected by another professional having the same training and experience. Doctors and hospitals are not liable for every mistake. However, like medical advice, with legal advice you can always... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: Do i need a lawyer to sue mcdonalds for my son falling inside there store..due to a wet floor sign NOT being put up
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Herbert G. Farber Esq. answered on Sep 22, 2011

It all depends on how serious your son's injuries are. If the slip and fall resulted in a serious injury leaving your son with paralysis, fractures or a traumatic brain injury, then we would definitely recommend that you engage a personal injury attorney who can work so your son is fairly... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: What is the legal fee in new jersey for wrongful death suit for an infant child
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Herbert G. Farber Esq. answered on Sep 9, 2011

Many personal injury attorneys will represent a family with a wrongful death claim on a contingency fee basis. We recommend you obtain a case consultation and discuss the merits of your case and fees at that time.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: My 4 year old son got injured at an LA fitness kids club. Can I seek damages and personal anguish?
Herbert G. Farber Esq.
Herbert G. Farber Esq. answered on Sep 9, 2011

You do not state whether your son was under the supervision of yourself or child care personnel when he got injured. If his injuries were serious, I would certainly contact a personal injury attorney who could evaluation your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I have asked for damages as a result of injury sustained at a mall; the LLC is refusing. What are my options?

I am a senior.Basic medial care was paid for. The injury prevented me from a normal active life for 2months; had to rent a car with automatic gears, interfered with my day to day life. I want to be compensated. Thanks

Herbert G. Farber Esq.
Herbert G. Farber Esq. answered on Sep 5, 2011

We would recommend that you contact a personal injury attorney that handles slip, trip and fall cases. Most likely, the personal injury attorney will give you a free case evaluation and will let you know whether he/she feels your case should be pursued. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Is an auto injury settlement community property in Washington state?
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Herbert G. Farber Esq. answered on Sep 5, 2011

Yes and no. Washington state is a community property state so it depends on a few factors whether an accident settlement is considered community property. If you received a settlement for "pain and suffering" then this amount is not a community asset. If you co-mingled your settlement with marital... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: How long i got to sue the person who property i got gurt on ?
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Herbert G. Farber Esq. answered on Sep 5, 2011

The "statute of limitations" or the amount of time in which you are able to file a claim varies from state-to-state. In Washington state, there is a three year period in which an injured person has the right to sue.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Can I file a personal injury lawsuit against a county in the state of virginia for a dangerous sidewalk?

Fall on a uneven sidewalk

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Herbert G. Farber Esq. answered on Sep 5, 2011

You should contact a personal injury attorney who represents "slip, trip & fall" cases. If you were injured due to the negligence on the part of the county for failing to keep the sidewalk in a reasonable and safe condition, you may have a valid claim. Don't let too much time pass and be sure to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I was walking in the parking lot and got hit by a car, can I sue the car manufacturer?
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Herbert G. Farber Esq. answered on Sep 5, 2011

We wouldn't recommend it unless there was some defect in the car that caused it to hit you, say for example a design flaw which caused it to have an unintended acceleration. A better bet might be to file a lawsuit against the person driving the car that hit if they were negligently operating the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: Do I need lawyer if I was in car accident, foresee future damages, using my own insurance to handle costs, in pain, etc.

Other insurance company agent is apparently overworked and trying to foist some blame on me for being on the road when his insured ran red light! They ignore my request for info like transcript of statement of insured and I am preparing a legal issues letter for them now because agent is... Read more »

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Herbert G. Farber Esq. answered on Sep 9, 2011

You need to understand how insurance companies work. They are a for-profit entity and the insurance agent's job is to minimize costs for the company. Insurance claims adjusters are loyal to the insured party and not the victim. Sometimes refusing to provide you the information you need and giving... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Oregon on
Q: What is status limition on wrongful death
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Herbert G. Farber Esq. answered on Dec 12, 2010

In Washington state, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within three years of the date of death.

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