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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Insurance Bad Faith for Washington on
Q: The guy that ran me over his dad has insurance it's umbrella insurance for the hole family..its 2 million policy

Now would that cover the son while driving a uninsured truck or can I sue him

Kevin R. Richardson
Kevin R. Richardson answered on Aug 3, 2020

Quite possibly but more facts would be needed to determine the proper answer. Feel free to contact me at (253) 848-4208 if you'd like to discuss this matter further.

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: A friend who is 17 of my daughters was driving her car and began excessively speeding real fast and there were 5 people

In the car and they all were pleading with him to slow down over and over but he refused to listen and he flipped the car and my daughter almost died and her friend was also hurt is it his responsibility to pay for damages?

Kevin R. Richardson
Kevin R. Richardson answered on Jun 18, 2020

Most likey the driver, but there many factors to consider. You need to speak with an attorney. The sooner the better. -Kevin

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: If I fell and hurt myself on somebody's property, how are the property owners liable??

Walking in a parking lot and walked into a pothole breaking my foot, didn't see pothole due to poor/ no lighting in parking lot

Kevin R. Richardson
Kevin R. Richardson answered on May 10, 2020

It is very possible. You should set up an appointment to speak with a lawyer right away. You can speak over the phone if necessary. Call 253.848.4208.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Washington on
Q: WA, if we agree on shared custody and she doesn't want child support can the court mandate it or allow our agreement

We're in ok terms and have been talking about a divorce for a while. She says she would want shared custody of our daughter, it's important for both to be a part of her life, but she says she would decline child support so we both have the means to take care of her when she's in our... Read more »

Kevin R. Richardson
Kevin R. Richardson answered on Feb 6, 2020

It can be allowed, but it depends greatly on both of your incomes and how a few other things are accounted for in your divorce. Long story short is the child support must be calculated by the court. However, there can be ways to get it to a zero net transfer if the facts of the case allow for it.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Washington on
Q: For visitation parenting plan requires drug, alcohol treatment & monthly urine tests. Who do I send results to?

I have sent proof/ results to grandparents with custody, but they ignore them and respond to my efforts to set up visitation with designated supervisor wirh letters reminding me of the requirements

Kevin R. Richardson
Kevin R. Richardson answered on Feb 6, 2020

It sounds very much like you need to get the courts involved. And it also sounds like there may already be certain requirements in place regarding a Third Party Custody case.

You should set up an appointment right away with an attorney as this area of law is a bit complicated and the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Washington on
Q: does the State of Washington allow for Post high school child support/college support? Child is 19, lives with me.

Going through divorce. spouse moved out. child is 19 and id like help with college money from soon to be ex spouse. how do i go about this?

Kevin R. Richardson
Kevin R. Richardson answered on Feb 6, 2020

Yes, but it depends on if the court still has jurisdiction over the child. More facts are needed and you should speak with an attorney. But the long story short is that if your current divorce was started before your child turned 18 or other emancipated, then the court likely has jurisdictions to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Washington on
Q: Can I get in trouble for letting my girlfriend stay at my parent's house?

I’m from Washington state and I’m 18. My girlfriend is from Maryland and is almost 17. She just ran away due to her household being unsafe for her to stay in. If I were to let her stay in my parent’s house, would I get in trouble? Would my parents get in trouble? Is there anything I could do... Read more »

Kevin R. Richardson
Kevin R. Richardson answered on Feb 6, 2020

You did not share too many facts. And, more facts may change my answer, but the answer is basically no. What you can do is set up an appointment with an attorney or even call the local shelters, the YWCA, domestic violence organizations, or the local attorney Bar Association for some specific... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?
Kevin R. Richardson
Kevin R. Richardson answered on Feb 6, 2020

Nothing upfront or to review your claim. If the case is taken on by the law firm, then the most typical fee arrangement is called a Contingency Fee, which is where the firm takes a percentage out of the money the collect on your behalf. The Standard rate is 33% with escalation clause to 40% or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Washington on
Q: In a non parent custody case when non parent is deinig any visitation to parents no visitations plan in motion

In my case at original time case opened no set visitation plan was written down and the parents signed only tempery custody till they got back on there feet but parties have diened visitation for a year and a have with minor

Kevin R. Richardson
Kevin R. Richardson answered on Jan 12, 2020

Speak to an attorney. There are a lot of facts left out, but it sounds like there is an open case with the court. To find an another key, there are local Bar Associations referral services, pro bono clinics in many areas, and the court itself will likely have resources on area programs.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Washington on
Q: What is an uncontested resolution?
Kevin R. Richardson
Kevin R. Richardson answered on Jan 10, 2020

An Uncontested Resokution is when the parties agree on way to conclude the charges in such a way that makes sense. However, he best way to reach the best agreement is to have an experienced attorney on your side who knows your rights and how to properly defend you.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Washington on
Q: Broke ankle exiting truck, off work 12+ weeks. Filed claim for lost wages. Insurance denied citing a case and stating:

"Washington State law states that once your vehicle is parked it is no longer considered to be an automobile". Next step to contest???

Kevin R. Richardson
Kevin R. Richardson answered on Jan 8, 2020

You likely have a Labor and Industry claim, but you need to provide much more information. The best response is to call an attorney and set up an appointment to speak about the specific facts of your claim. Most law firms, including our own, provided no-fee consultations. Feel free to reach out... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Washington on
Q: The opposing party in my family law case erased several questions from the interrogatories. Will there be consequences?

I am in a custody battle with my ex and we both had to answer interrogatories. I answered each question to the best of my ability and responded in a reasonable time frame. However it has taken my ex months to respond to the interrogatories and when I received his response, I saw he deleted several... Read more »

Kevin R. Richardson
Kevin R. Richardson answered on Dec 29, 2019

Only of you pursue the issue. No consequences unless you take action. You need to try to resolve issue on your own by asking that the answers be provided. If not, then ask court to make them answer with a motion to compel. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Washington on
Q: After the 90 day waiting period begins 4 uncontested divorce, are there steps that require me to be physically present?
Kevin R. Richardson
Kevin R. Richardson answered on Dec 21, 2019

Yes. Nothing magic happens after 90 days has lapsed. Rather, you are now allowed to conclude your dissolution because that the statutory waiting or "cooling-off" period has expired.

The process varies by county, but generally speaking you need to set up a hearing before a...
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