Q: This involves a wrongful death involving a pedestrian and a commercial vehicle whose driver has a suspended license
First, thank you and please excuse me for the length, but I will try to keep it as brief as possible.
My son was killed as a pedestrian by a semi-truck whose driver was driving on a suspended license.This was in Tacoma, WA. I have an attorney (if that's what you'd call him) who is charging me 40% and won't even do anything. He didn't even look into the fact that the driver had a suspended license, was driving for the company he worked for at the time of the accident. It seems to me this would be valid information. Anyway, I was offered $100,000. Should I take it? Maybe get a second opinion? If I do will it hurt my case if I decide to keep same attorney? This has been very difficult for me and I really appreciate any advice. Thank You.
If you already have a lawyer, no on one here can ethically offer much advice, and certainly wouldn't do anything to interrupt the attorney / client relationship. That doesn't mean you can't call another lawyer and ask for a second opinion of course, that is very common.
If you are lacking confidence that your case is being handled as well as possible, then it is only smart for you to contact another office and get some questions answered.
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