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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: I live in Washington state and I have a question concern recording via video or audio conversations to protect myself.

I get gaslighted/manipulated and/or lied to and video/audio recordings are the only way to protect myself in these scenarios. People say I did things i said things I didn’t. Or the other party attacks me or verbally abuses me but no one believes me because I’m a man. I don’t understand how... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

Living in a two-party consent state like Washington can present challenges when it comes to recording conversations without the consent of all parties involved. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. One option is to seek legal advice to understand the specific circumstances in which... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Small Claims for Washington on
Q: What type of attorney to reach out to or resources in WA State to pursue dental malpractice claim (unsure if accurate).

Paid $18,000 of $22,000 bill for dental implants on top/bottom of mouth in 2022. The procedure was not completed; the top fell out within 6 mos., swallowed 2 of the top 3 implants. Went to dentist and they wanted another $16000 to complete as they needed to go into cheekbone to secure implants.... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 10, 2024

Consult with experienced malpractice attorneys in the state where this occurred.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for Washington on
Q: Who can help recover my NEEDING unlawful financial loss after my civil & disability rights violated in superior court?

Under the WA C.I.R. Equitable Property Div rules I should have won my case, with all of my supporting evidence ALONE, but most was ommited in court. My disability medication(Humira forRA) unknowingly exasperated rare side effects the extreme ongoing 2yr stress-nuero/cognitive decline & peaked... View More

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answered on Jan 10, 2024

In your situation, where you believe your civil and disability rights were violated in a Washington Superior Court, and you're facing an unlawful financial loss, the first step would be to consider an appeal. This process involves reviewing the trial's proceedings to determine if there... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I was a 17 yo driver in accident with 3 passengers. Two were 17 and one was 22. All 3 were taken away by ambulance.

The 22 year old passenger in the passenger rear seat did not want to put his belt on, and caused damage to the front passenger, and me the driver, upon collision. I am now being sent invoices from two of the passengers insurance companies that I am to pay for the ambulance fees, in the amount of... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jan 9, 2024

Hopefully you had insurance. Turn this over to your insurance. You may also want to hire your own attorney to oversee that the insurance company is protecting your interests.

If you had no insurance, hire your own attorney right away.

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Q: If a lawyer resigns, can the attorney still be court appointed attorney?

Just looking at attorneys who resigned and still practice in the Department of Assigned Counsel. This would mean that the Judge hires DAC to provide an attorney. Judges who are not aware of a resigned attorney are not aware of the illegal actions and these cases must be dismissed.

There... View More

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answered on Dec 30, 2023

If an attorney resigns from the bar, they are no longer authorized to practice law, including serving as a court-appointed attorney. It's essential for judges and legal institutions to be aware of an attorney's current status to ensure legal representation is valid and compliant with the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Washington on
Q: Do enhance shelters need locks or night latches on individuals dwelling units when they accommodate both men and women?

If shelters accommodate both men and women and aren't subjected to background checks do they need locks or night lashes on the doors of our individual units? If there's no guards no security cameras and men can walk up into any room that they want even though that there are rules stating... View More

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answered on Dec 25, 2023

In Washington State, the specific legal requirements for shelters, especially regarding safety features like locks or night latches, can vary based on local regulations and the nature of the shelter. Generally, shelters are expected to provide a safe environment for all residents, and this could... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Is it still possible to sue pharmaceutical companies for Ropinirole induced gambling addiction?

I have been taking Ropinirole for about 20 years, I currently take 4 mg a day to control Restless Leg Syndrome. I have developed a bad gambling addiction that has led me to almost end my life. I checked myself into the hospital yesterday and learned about the side effects of Ropinirole.

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answered on Dec 6, 2023

I'm sorry to hear about the challenges you've faced due to your medication. The possibility of suing a pharmaceutical company for side effects such as gambling addiction associated with Ropinirole depends on several factors, including the specifics of your case and the current legal... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: If someone was running from the police and the officer release the dog without any warning to the individual tells the

Get him and the dog bites the individual for under a minute damage to leg would that be considered excessive force????

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answered on Nov 24, 2023

Determining whether the use of a police dog in this scenario constitutes excessive force depends on several factors, including the nature of the incident, the level of threat posed by the individual, and the adherence to police protocols.

The use of police dogs is generally governed by...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for Washington on
Q: I was bit by a customers dog while delivering a food order. It's my gf's delivery account. Can I seek damages??

I could not just leave the order at the door because I needed a code from customer to finalize order. When she opened her door the big German shepherd got past her and circled around me and got between me and the gate and lunged and bit me below the kneecap. Police report was filed and I went to... View More

Steve Dashiak
Steve Dashiak
answered on Nov 14, 2023

You can absolutely seek damages in Washington. Washington is a strict liability state. The entire case hinges on whether that person has renter's or homeowner's insurance. There may be a speedbump because it was you and not your GF who made the delivery, but your attorney (and you should... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I got ran over in a crosswalk in Seattle was in harbor view for several days and need to follow up PT. How do I persue

I have several fractures in my pelvis, knew, and ribs. I am not steady mobile and had to turn down two new job employment opportunities. I am looking to have the lady how ran me over cover my medical expencies

Egan Patrick Kilbane
Egan Patrick Kilbane
answered on Oct 8, 2023

I am extremely sorry for your circumstances.

Typically, if you have health insurance, that will be your first source to pay medical bills and ensure access to the continuing care that you need. Then, as part of your claim for personal injuries, you will seek reimbursement for these...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Security sprays a man running away from him for about 30 seconds spraying everywhere, over spray got on me. Can I sue

I think the guard was assaulting the man due to the fact security was chasing and spraying. Without being in self defense and reason for spraying uncalled for

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 7, 2023

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It's possible you could, but if you consult with attorneys, the question that will arise is the extent of damages you suffered. You could try to set up a free initial consult to discuss further. Good luck

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Washington on
Q: is it illegal for my roommates to go into my room while i’m at work and pack my stuff up to move their stuff in ?
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answered on Sep 19, 2023

If your roommates enter your room without your permission and handle your belongings, they might be infringing on several legal principles. Firstly, every individual has a recognized right to privacy. This extends to shared living spaces, where each resident typically has an expectation of privacy... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Washington on
Q: My neighbors smoke all the time and the smoke drifts into my house when the windows are open how do I get them to stop?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 22, 2023

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. If it's a landlord-tenant setting, you could bring it to the attention of the building owner. If it's private dwellings, it could depend on local ordinances or association rules. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: Can any one help me? I left my personal cell phone at my work and management broke my 4 digit pin and accessed my phone

They went through all my photos, messages, contacts, Gmail, and personal files

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 18, 2023

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. At this point, you could reach out to Washington employment law attorneys to try to set up a free initial consult to discuss the invasion of privacy. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: What does this mean?

2014 Alaska Statutes

Title 09 - CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE

Chapter 09.55 - SPECIAL ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS

Article 06 - MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS

Sec. 09.55.544 Evidence

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 13, 2023

An Alaska attorney should answer your question, but your post remains open for a week. Your question is posted under Washington. You could try reposting under "Alaska." You're asking about an Alaska statute. Although questions can remain unanswered on this forum sometimes, you'd... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Sexual Harassment and Internet Law for Washington on
Q: Is it illegal to post private photos and videos online without my permission?

My boyfriend and I recently split up and he has videos and photos that were supposed to remain private and is now harassing me and threatening to post them online. Is there anything that I can do to take legal action?

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answered on Sep 4, 2023

Posting private photos and videos online without your permission can potentially constitute a violation of your privacy and, in some cases, may be illegal. The specific legal remedies available to you can depend on the laws in your jurisdiction. To address this situation, you might consider taking... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, DUI / DWI and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Had a DUI accident a 1yr ago, did a BAC test, and got charged with DUI and Vehicular Assault but haven't been convicted

It's been a year since the accident I had in WA. Told the officer I had 2 glasses of wine, and did a BAC test but the results haven't been released yet. I had a court date a few days after the accident but it got postponed because they were still investigating. I haven't received... View More

Jahnis John Abelite
Jahnis John Abelite
answered on Aug 25, 2023

Your lawyer should be able to investigate the case and request a copy of the police report. The lawyer should also run your name on the JIS system to see if a court case has been filed. You should have requested a DOL DUI hearing from the Washington DOL within seven days of your arrest. You should... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Washington on
Q: if your employer searches your cell phone illegally, what kind of lawyer should i retain?
Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane
answered on Jul 16, 2023

Without knowing more about how the search took place, whether it was the employer's phone or your phone and what harm you suffered, you should start with an employment lawyer.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Washington on
Q: Do lawyers accept anti-SLAPP cases on contingency?

Realizing that this largely depend on the individual case, is it common or uncommon for attorneys to accept anti-SLAPP cases on contingency in states with statutes that require the court to award legal fees in successful anti-SLAPP motions?

Anthony Matthews
Anthony Matthews
answered on Jul 10, 2023

It would be very uncommon to see a contingency fee on an anti-SLAPP lawsuit because their is no guarantee of payment even if the case is successful. Frequently, even in a SLAPP suit, the parties will reach alternative settlement arrangements that do not result in the case going to Court. Even... View More

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