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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: Canadian had MVA Washington state in 2015. Case settled.funds held by attorney in trust,attorney has died.How toget fund
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 6, 2019

1)make claim against the estate 2) call the Wash State client security trust fund, and whatever organization licenses attorneys.

3) if necessary hire counsel but the bar association should also help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Insurance Bad Faith for Washington on
Q: Please read below

The petitioner was a secondary insured for Respondent. Petitioner totaled his car and submitted a claim to Safeco, he died 10 days later of a heart attack, not related to the accident. Safeco wrote the insurance check out to Respondent and Petitioner. I asked the insurance to write the check in my... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

Looks like you have to open an estate. If the decedent died because of his injuries there is a claim and you would want to speak with a member of the State of Washington Assn for Justice in the county where it happened--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: I’m in need of advice on how to go forward with an insurance claim from a motor vehicle accident I was in.

The insurance company went with a claim that was making me pay for damages on the vehicle I did cause. Cops were not called at the time of the incident, either was the insurance company. I’m also being made to pay for his rental car.

During the midst of this, I did end up having to call... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 21, 2019

You'd need to speak ask a Washington attorney about this, but your question remains open for a week. Your insurance carrier should be making arrangements to assign an attorney to defend you in the claim by the other vehicle. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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Q: I dont have Insurance but the guy who backed into me does. He was at fault . What can I do ?

He stated that since I didn't have Insurance he did not have to give any ins. Info out. But I still got his Lic. ID and vehicle plate. Then he drove off.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2019

He's full of hot air. File a police report. They'll reach out and touch him.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: My fiancé was in an accident at a light, she had a green arrow and turned but another lady ran her red light and hit her

Now, the lady says different of course, that her light was green. The responding officer took both they're statements and didn't give anyone a ticket. We come to learn months later that he did cite her for failing to yield, but my fiancé was never notified. Do we have any options to fight that? If... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 19, 2019

I suggest you see if you can reopen it. What often happens though is the police send it to the address on the license. If your fiancee changed addresses but didn't notify DOT they only have to send the ticket to the address on the license. That won't affect her claim against the other driver.... Read more »

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Q: I may be sued for damages resulting from a car accident. Is there a way to protect my family and safeguard our assets?

We have a condo in both our names, and a car in my name. I was probably at fault in the accident, but was not cited.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 7, 2019

Report it to your insurance company. Before they pay anyone they will require a release so you should be protected. In many states the jointly held property is protected.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Native American Law for Washington on
Q: Are GOV vehicles registered to a tribe required to have insurance if driven off the reservation?

23 year old tribal member involved in accident off the reservation. No insurance, but is a GOV truck registered to the tribe. Who is held liable, non-insured driver or the tribe that's the registered owner?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 23, 2019

Generally both. Tribal law governs on tribal land. Take the vehicle outside the rez or national boundary, then the state law applies. However tribe should have some type of umbrella policy.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: So 2 years ago I joined a wreck that had already happened

2 years ago I joint a wreck that had already happened the lady admited that and she had also told officers and my father and I that she had fallen the day before now 2 years later she is sueing me on fails clames because the pllice didnt do there job and the written reports are all missing and no... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 4, 2018

I suggest you let the insurance you had or on the car you were in handle this. If you believe the wreck wasn't your fault and you were hurt if it's not yet three years you may have a claim for your injuries. Forget the stuff with the cops--that's a dead end and a waste of time and energy. There... Read more »

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Q: Accepting a car insurance offer, and the time I have to accept it.

I had a car accident, filed my claim, and they told me my vehicle was totaled. I didnt accept or reject their offer, and the claim was left open. I repaired my vehicle myself and went about my life. One year later I got into another accident and filed a new claim, which I have not rejected or... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 21, 2018

this is the fourth post. I responded to the first. Please read it.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: Accepting a car insurance offer, and the time I have to accept it.

I had a car accident, filed my claim, and they told me my vehicle was totaled. I didnt accept or reject their offer, and the claim was left open. I repaired my vehicle myself and went about my life. One year later I got into another accident and filed a new claim, which I have not rejected or... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 21, 2018

I believe this is a duplicate. Either way look at my answer on the identical post.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: Accepting a car insurance offer, and the time I have to accept it.

I had a car accident, filed my claim, and they told me my vehicle was totaled. I didnt accept or reject their offer, and the claim was left open. I repaired my vehicle myself and went about my life. One year later I got into another accident and filed a new claim, which I have not rejected or... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 21, 2018

It looks like you weren't at fault, and you may have injury claims which would get you additional funds, so assuming you haven't signed off why not contact a member of the State of Washington Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Washington on
Q: How does an insurance company settle claims when their insured are both parties of an MVA? How do they "sue" themselves?

My friend was involved in a three car collision recently. She was rear-ended by a vehicle which slammed her car into the car ahead of hers. The same insurance company that insures my friend is the same insurance carrier for the individual's vehicle that slammed into her from behind. The vehicle... Read more »

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Jul 26, 2018

It's handled by different divisions within the company normally. Happens all the time, but I understand what you are saying; it looks like a clear conflict.

Then of course if her carrier pays some of her medical bills, it can require compensation from the other driver's insurer; yes, the...
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Q: I got into an accident when I was driving to meet a client for work. Will my employer have to pay for the medical bills

of the person I hit?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 18, 2018

Usually your employer. If it was your fault why would the person you hit have to pay? If you are at fault it's you (or your employer) who pay. If it's the other person's fault, contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn for the county where it happened--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: husband died,wreck caused byhim having a heartatac but he died from injurys from wreck can i get bodily injury from ins

i had insurance for bodily injury and i think personal injury protection but not sure claim is filed they paid ,tow,hospital exc...

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 16, 2018

See my answer to the other question.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: husband died in car wreck ,had heartattack but died from injurys from wreck can i get bodily injury from my car ins.co
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 16, 2018

If someone else was at fault contact a member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

Your insurance may pay lost wages, medical bills, etc.

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: I was in a solo car accident on my property - can I still file a claim?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 13, 2018

Sue yourself? Seriously, you haven't given us much to go on. If you have full collision, yes, but understand your rates will go up.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: can u be arrested if a person says you hit them with your car? i did not wait for police
Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Mar 13, 2018

Yes, if the police believe that you did.

You should talk to a lawyer immediately, and do not answer any questions from police until you have spoken to a lawyer. If you don't contact one on your own, let the police know that you want to talk to a lawyer before you answer any questions at...
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Q: so i cosigned for a car for my daughter and she hit another car now my license is messed up how can i fix it she is will

To pay the damages how can we fix this

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 9, 2018

Did she let the insurance lapse? If you weren't on the registration don't know how they could get to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: What are my options for after getting rear ended at full speed by an uninsured motorist? Poperty damage is over $10,000

I got rear ended at full speed at a red traffic light and am suffering from injuries from the accident. I am not completely sure whether or not the motorist is insured or not.

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Mar 8, 2018

You should talk to a personal injury lawyer's office right away.

A lawyer could determine quickly if there is any coverage available, whether from the other driver, the owner of the car, or your own policy. It is always best to talk to a lawyer quickly so they can help you deal with...
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