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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: need lead exposure attorney

workers exposed to lead alloy ammunition dust

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 3, 2020

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. This looks like it could be the matter involving the shooting range, which appeared in a similar post. If you want to speak with an attorney, you could locate Washington attorneys using the Find-a-Lawyer tab above to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: How likely is a settlement when lead exposure was 100% peventable by employer and they chose to do it anyway?

very very old firing range at my work people exposed over last 130 years. Thousands of people

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 2, 2020

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a GENERAL point, it sounds like it would be a complex matter involving workers' compensation law if you're talking about employees injured in the course of employment. No one could really speculate on... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for Washington on
Q: It took nearly 20 years to figure it out is it to late to start a tort lawsuit?

Washington State

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 5, 2020

Only a Washington attorney could advise about statutes of limitations, but your question remains open for two weeks. That's a long time in any jurisdiction. Statutes of limitations are governed by state law and can vary by the cause of action - and you posted across several categories. As a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Washington on
Q: How do I know that I need a lawyer?

I live in Kirkland, WA and am not currently employed.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 4, 2020

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. From the brief description, it isn't clear what the matter involves, as it is posted across several categories. For starters, if you were injured (you posted under Personal Injury), you could reach out to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Breast reduction potential malpractice inquiry

2 years ago I had a bilateral breast reduction done by a board certified surgeon. My breasts were supposed to be a size D afterwards but are now a large A or small B. Dog ears on both breasts (which I've read can be avoided with proper measurements) & horribly looking scars.

Aside... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 29, 2020

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. It would be difficult for an attorney to answer your question as to "whether you remotely have a chance." Although your description offers details that would be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Should my mother sign a medical release after a slip and fall in a grocery store?

The grocery store did not have a bolt on a metal plate on the floor and my mother fell over it and hurt her knee and potentially her back

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Sep 24, 2020

It depends on who is asking her to sign the release. If it is the store's risk management or legal representative, then I would definitely advise her to talk to a lawyer first. Most attorneys do a free consultation (probably by phone) so she can get her specific questions answered.

If...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Washington on
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... Read more »

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Aug 10, 2020

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.

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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

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Aug 3, 2020

You can always make a claim against someone who hits you with a vehicle. If I'm understanding your question correctly, I think your asking whether the father (and therefor his insurance) might also cover your injuries. The answer is "maybe." You need a lawyer to help you figure... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I'm physically disabled and paid friend to work for me and they didn't and left me in a very dangerous situation what do
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 2, 2020

A Washington attorney could advise best but your question remains open for two weeks. Although you posted this under personal injury, it could be a more complex and fact-intensive setting than generic auto accident or slip and fall personal injury cases. If you contact an attorney, one of the first... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Washington on
Q: Is a commercial driver who kills a pedestrian while driving on a suspended license usually issued a citation?

My son was struck and killed by a commercial truck whose driver's license was suspended in "the 3rd degree". My son was a pedestrian, and granted he was no in a crosswalk. But shouldn't the driver of the truck at least have been issued a citation for driving on a suspended... Read more »

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Jul 31, 2020

I am so sorry about your son. I just became a dad and can't imagine how difficult it would be to lose a child.

What the police or prosecutors decide to do to the driver of the truck criminally has minimal, if any, impact on your potential wrongful death claim. I've seen dozens of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I got hurt outside a bar in the parking lot and the bouncers refused to help or call the police.

Like to sue. Got staples and having head aches and memory loss still

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 10, 2020

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your injuries. There aren't a lot of details to go on in the description. At this point, you could reach out to attorneys to discuss. Two weeks has gone by. If there were surveillance... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: If someone comes near me not wearing a mask, which is a threat to my health can I defend myself.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 6, 2020

A Washington attorney could answer this best, but your question remains open for a week. Depending on how the situation unfolded, it could result in assault charges. A criminal defense attorney could offer better insight here than a personal injury attorney. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: How often does a previous injury affect an auto-injury case? Without offering information about a previous injury.

I have a 5-year-old medical bill in collections from a previous injury that is in close proximation [on my body] (but not exact) to this auto injury I just had. Will this show up somehow and affect a possible case? It was in another state that I don't have a policy in or residency in.

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Jul 1, 2020

Good question. Your issue is a common one in most personal injury cases. A reputable injury attorney knows how to deal with this.

You are only entitled to make a claim for the injury that was "caused" by the wreck in question. Whether that means a completely new injury or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Does res judicata and/or collateral estoppel apply to a small claims judgment?

If a plaintiff succeeds in small claims court and receives a judgment, can the loser (defendant) later file a lawsuit in King County Superior Court over the same matter? This involves an auto accident in which each party blames the other. The matter was heard in King County District (Small... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 28, 2020

This is something a Washington attorney should advise on, as it involves state court practices. But your question remains open for three weeks. As a GENERAL matter, it's unlikely that a suit would be filed against you if the matter stems from the same claim/controversy and involves the same... Read more »

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?

Robert C. Hahn III
Robert C. Hahn III answered on Jun 16, 2020

I'm a Washington lawyer not an Oregon lawyer. The laws are likely different between the states. But you should go consult with a personal injury attorney in the state the accident took place as soon as you can, even if it is just over the phone. Your situation will likely have multiple... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: hurt on job in Alaska,had shoulder surgery on right shoulder,still hurt workers comp.quit paying and says not resp.

company says not responsible for any futher medical bills because I had pre-existing injury in 1991and had 6/7 cervical fused and hadn't had any problem until loader slid on the ice and flew off the road through the air.needing advice because i'm permantly dis-abled now.can pick up 5 lbs... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 11, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal. This is something a workers' comp attorney should advise on, not a personal injury attorney. You could try reposting under workers' comp; if you do not receive a response, you could reach out to WC attorneys listed here or ones you find independently on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I slipped in a store and hurt my back can I use the store for pain and suffering as well as medical bills
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 8, 2020

It's possible you could. A Washington attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for five weeks. As a general matter, without regard to any particular jurisdiction or state, you would need to show that your injuries were essentially the result of some defect in the floor or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: A vapo was placed on me with hearsay. They demanded gun be turned in. Never used in any way to threaten ect. My rights
Cristine Beckwith
Cristine Beckwith answered on May 17, 2020

Hello, I would need more information to help you. We are available until 9pm this evening for a free phone consultation and tomorrow morning at 9am.

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

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on May 10, 2020

The law on this issue changes from state to state. But it sounds like you're talking about what the law would define as a permanently unsafe condition (even though the condition could have been fixed). That said, the burden of proving liability of the property owner is less difficult.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Education Law for Washington on
Q: I used to be a mascot in college and got a skin disease from it that has now lasted years. Is there Anything I can do?

The school was in Washington state and I was paid for being the mascot. I told them about it and had to stop working after I got a child’s skin infection from the suit.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 8, 2020

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Unfortunately, this looks like it would be a tough case. When you say "years," that raises concerns about statute of limitations issues. That aside, if other mascots did not suffer similar reactions to the... Read more »

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