I was convicted of vehicular assault 11 years ago, since it never leaves my record will it always show on a background check? I am looking into switching jobs but I am unsure of what restrictions this charge still has.
answered on May 9, 2023
Most times Vehicular Assault would be eligible to vacate after ten years. You might want to consult with an attorney to see if you are eligible.
It's not a "crime against persons" so in most contexts wouldn't be an automatic disqualification. But certainly would look... Read more »
I am in the middle of negotiating a settlement amount with the at fault drivers insurance company and they have sent me a Proof Of Representation and a Consent to Release form saying I have to fill out both in order to receive my settlement check. I am a Medicare recipient but have kept my... Read more »
answered on Apr 27, 2023
A Washington attorney could advise best, as it's possible some claim forms might be state-specific. In terms of release of medical records, a HIPAA form is generally used. Such forms generally provide for selection of the scope of medical information to be released (range of dates of service,... Read more »
Firm A had recently contacted me about representing me for my injury case. I have done research on both firm A itself as well as the named attorneys B, C, D, & E who make up Firm A. About a week or so ago, I was suddenly contacted by a new attorney, F, who was familiar with my specific case,... Read more »
answered on Apr 25, 2023
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. There are a couple of possibilities. Attorneys regularly join and leave law firms. Sometimes firm websites might not reflect staffing changes quickly. Also, some law firms have relationships with "of... Read more »
3rd time DUI offender plowed into our front yard, our fence, and our car at a high rate of speed. His car finally stopped only about 10 feet from the room in which we were at that morning. Our car was deemed a total loss as this was the only thing that stopped the driver from plowing right into our... Read more »
answered on Jan 30, 2023
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You're correct; this could be an overwhelming matter because of the number of elements it contains. You indicate seeking an attorney. Your best option is to reach out to... Read more »
The insurance company continues to remove my documents that I have uploaded to their website and to which I was instructed to do so by the claims team. I have asked via text and email as to why this is happening and have not received a response. This has been happening every time I upload a... Read more »
answered on Jan 29, 2023
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. One option is to ask them if there is a technical glitch with either the site or the formatting of the documents, and if so, will they accept hard copies by certified mail. Also ask them if they are downloading... Read more »
I've checked attorney matching websites w no success No personal injury involved
answered on Jan 20, 2023
Well, depending on the specifics of the claim, there might only be 2 "property damage" firms in all of Washington. I don't believe either is on any of the attorney matching sites. I'd google "property damage attorney Washington" and look at the first organic result.
I am battling a car accident settlement with insurance company alone. But was given advice from a good friend who is an atty and ceo at her law firm. I am not representited by the firm but given advice from that firm. When corresponding to the insurance company, can I mention the law firm name... Read more »
answered on Dec 24, 2022
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. You wouldn't necessarily be doing your friend a favor with something like that. If they handle work or hope to handle work with insurance carriers, it's possible that could cause them to get flagged... Read more »
I am on SSDI & have medical insurance through the government. In July I was diagnosed w/ PTSD from an accident where a drink driver's car stopped less than 7 feet from our bedroom window (the room we were occupying that mornimg) going 60mph. Our vehicle was the only thing that stopped him... Read more »
answered on Dec 12, 2022
Yes, there's something called the collateral source rule that entitles you to the amount of the bills without regard to insurance. Link to pattern jury instruction below:... Read more »
answered on Dec 7, 2022
In accident cases there are two questions, often mutually exclusive. First who is liable for damages, injury and whatnot. Your insurance company attorney will handle that side of things. The other question is if one of the rules of the road was violated during the course of the accident. The... Read more »
Insurance company states I should have left vehicle in downtown traffic for the 24 hours it took their tow truck to arrive. Do I have any recourse?
answered on Sep 1, 2022
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It could depend on how you moved the car. At the same time, to your credit, the location of the car may not have left you with the choice of waiting 24 hours to move it. This depends on a closer look at... Read more »
If you're on a local (non-arterial) street stopped at a stop sign (on a 2-lane road w/no lane lines) waiting to turn out onto an arterial, is it legal for one of the cars waiting behind you to pull up on your left (placing them in the oncoming lane of traffic) to try and pass you without... Read more »
answered on Aug 19, 2022
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. From a general traffic safety standpoint, going around you and circumventing the stop sign creates a hazardous condition, however it is addressed by state-specific vehicle and traffic law. You ask about the best... Read more »
Im in washington state. I was told i could file a claim against the person whose car caused my damage even though they werent the at fault driver. Is this correct?
answered on Jul 13, 2022
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you have a meaningful consult with a local attorney, from your description, it seems the car that had direct impact with yours did nothing wrong. It may have physically struck your car, but it was as a... Read more »
1). They say they are waiting for Reductions before they can release the money, does this sound correct?
answered on Mar 18, 2023
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Yes, that sounds correct (without knowing the details of your case). One possibility is that your attorney is engaged with the Human Resources Administration (or their attorney, if they assigned one) to negotiate... Read more »
I am a defendant in a lawsuit. I was served a package of papers today. I am on a time schedule. The papers tell me to contact an attorney immediately. I need to find an attorney. How?
answered on Jan 11, 2023
There isn't enough information here to give a full answer. One critical fact would be what type of lawsuit this is. Based on the categories you've selected, I am presuming you are being sued for injuries stemming from a car accident for which you were at fault.
If that's the... Read more »
Now they wanna charge me with a Duii after they already released me can they do that
answered on Sep 27, 2022
Hi, sorry to hear. Yes the State can charge you with DUI after releasing you. Washington State has two years to file charges for a gross misdemeanor such as DUI.
My neighbor (parked car A) was parked in front of me (parked car B) along the curb. An uninsured crackhead slammed into car A, causing it to slam into car B. The driver ran and was arrested within minutes.
I was told that even though washington is an at fault state, i can file a damages... Read more »
answered on Jul 5, 2022
A Washington lawyer would be a better source to answer this question, however, if Car A did nothing below the standard of care, i.e, not negligent, then how would you be able to recover from Car A?
This happened in Bellingham, WA. I keep emailing and calling requesting insurance details and they will not provide them. A Police officer from Bellingham PD also called them but says he cannot force them to provide it. Is this legal? What are my options? I do not have comprehensive coverage to use... Read more »
She fractured her back and had surgery yesterday. She has a plate in her back now next to her spine. I found out that there was a recall on her car for the airbags. Can she and should she sue. My niece is alright and was released from the hospital to my mom.
answered on Feb 20, 2022
I am extremely sorry for your sister's circumstances, and hope she makes the best and quickest possible recovery. She should absolutely consult with an attorney that has experience handling both motor vehicle collision, product liability, and potentially roadway defect claims as soon as she... Read more »
My public defender convinced me taking a strike 1 vehicular assault was more so in my best interest than a dui charge and now 10 years later I’d really like to not be a violent felon!
answered on Dec 6, 2021
It probably depends on how the case was charged and plead. Vehicular Assault is a class B felony, so ten years would be the waiting period to vacate. But there are three different ways to commit the crime of Vehicular Assault, my opinion is that one of them is eligible to vacate but the other two... Read more »
Hello, My car was hit by my stepdad's car, my car was parked & he backed into it. His insurance, The General, approved the claim I filed against him, he was found at fault. Insurance did their own appraisal via pictures uploaded an app, they sent a check, etc. They stated for it to get... Read more »
answered on Nov 27, 2021
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks and it looks like the matter has created its share of stress for you. Since insurance practices are governed by state-specific regulations and an insurance carrier's own operating procedures, I could only... Read more »
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