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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: Hi I hit a car from behind only minor damage to the bumper on his side neither of us has insurance no police report

Do i have to pay for his damages? What happens if I don't?

Gordon Charles Webb
Gordon Charles Webb answered on Mar 26, 2018

In Washington, the statutory default is the rear-ender is responsible, so you may get sued if you do not.

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for New York on
Q: If I am injured within the ocean borders of another country but the vessel I was on is owned by someone in New York,

what law applies to my injury claim?

Gordon Charles Webb
Gordon Charles Webb answered on Mar 24, 2018

Need more info: were you employed on the boat and if so per contract? And if so, in what capacity, where you union etc? And does your contract have a forum selection and or arbitration clause? Or were you a passenger per cruise contract, if so what does it say?

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2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I was on a Norwegian cruise and got hurt on their island, in an area that had no signs posted swim at your own risk.

I ended up having to go back to the ship to have my injury seen by a doctor. I only signed a document for treatment, I did not sign for the Medical Services Bill that state I will not hold them liable and that I will accept paying the bill. They are now trying to send me to collections. What can... Read more »

Gordon Charles Webb
Gordon Charles Webb answered on Feb 12, 2018

You most likely will need to sue them in Florida. Typically you must send them a Notice of Claim letter within 6 months of the incident and then file suit within one year of the incident. So best you consult with a Florida lawyer ASAP.

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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Washington on
Q: How long do you have to wait to file for bankruptcy if you filed September 2011. I am now on disability
Gordon Charles Webb
Gordon Charles Webb answered on Feb 12, 2018

8 years from time filing chapter 7, assuming you received a discharge. However, you may now be eligible for filing a chapter 13

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Washington on
Q: How long does the bankruptcy process usually take for chapter 7?
Gordon Charles Webb
Gordon Charles Webb answered on Jan 31, 2018

Typically 90 -110 days from date of filing to discharge.

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2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Florida on
Q: What are international waters? Can I just pick a country to file an injury claim in if I'm injured in them?
Gordon Charles Webb
Gordon Charles Webb answered on Apr 2, 2018

To answer the first part, international waters are the areas of the sea that are not under the jurisdiction of any country. So If you were a paying passenger on a cruise ship in such waters, look at your contract of carriage (ticket) and there should be a forum selection clause that tells you were... Read more »

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