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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I have many years of experience with Doctors and undisclosed diagnostics that eventually lead to serious problems

requiring major surgeries. My prexisting condition of MS was very managable until a surgeon claimed to find an L5 fracture. I have since had 4 lumbar surgeries. The first 3 failed, Doctors blamed MS. My Injury was found out of network then corrected on 4/2/19 followed by 2 weeks of acute care. I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 14, 2021

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could be difficult for a non-medical professional to make a call here. I'm very sorry for the pain you are experiencing, but given the long history of treatment and multiple surgeries, it could be difficult... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Washington on
Q: I am being sued for personal injury and cannot find anyone to represent me. "services" does not show defense.

Every single office I have called says they prosecute, but do not defend. How am I supposed to defend myself??

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 21, 2021

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week, and time is of the essence in your reply to the summons and complaint. The problem you encounter is common. It is generally more difficult to find defense counsel than plaintiff counsel for personal injury matters... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Tax Law for Washington on
Q: As the title holder am I held liable for what the registered drives does? Accidents? Death?

My brother wants to transfer multiple vehicle titles into my name to avoid them being seized for child support payments.

Vincent J. Bernabei
Vincent J. Bernabei answered on Jul 21, 2021

As the owner of the vehicle, you are generally liable for the actions of persons you permit or allow to use the vehicle. You do not want your brother's legal and financial problems to become your legal and financial problems. Steve Dashiak's answer is spot on. There's an old... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I need advice on starting negotiations for my pain and suffering settlement because of a car accident.

Arbitration determined the other party was 100% at fault. dash cam footage shows the driver turned sideways on the freeway right in front of us. My husband was driving, I was in the front passenger seat and our 13 month old daughter was in the back in her carseat. We all went to the ER, but not via... Read more »

Justin Mishkin
Justin Mishkin answered on Jul 21, 2021

Good morning. My answer will be general in nature. The demand amount would typically depend on the specific facts surrounding your case. It appears you , your husband and your child may all have claims. Since the child is a minor, there may be additional consideration in making the demand.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: I went to next day exam at plastic surgeon afte tummy tuck and while on exam chain it collapsed 3 times.

After the first collapse I was screaming for my husband to grab my legs to support them because I have stitches from hip to hip and a already bad back, it was excruciating pain and not only did the chair collapse once it happened to more times. Do I have a lawsuit?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 25, 2021

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. I'm sorry for your ordeal. But ANY attorney, regardless of the state in which they practice, couldn't really offer meaningful input on your question. It calls for a medical opinion. One option is for you to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Hello there I’m looking for a lawyer that can represent me against the ilani casino I was assaulted by the bartender

On 3/4/2021 at 1:30am

Thomas Robes
Thomas Robes answered on Apr 7, 2021

Hello there, very sorry to hear about this incident. We recommend searching the Florida Bar Directory for a specialized attorney that suits your needs, you can find this resource at lrs.floridabar.org or call them at 800-342-8011.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: I was in a car accident in my mother's car. I was not injured my girlfriend is a little sore and banged up.

I'm just wondering if I should obtain a legal services

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 29, 2021

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. If you mean in the sense of being sued as the driver, the insurance policy of the car would generally cover the driver, as a GENERAL premise nationwide, if the policy recognizes the driver as an authorized operator... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: I was in a car accident in my mother's car. I was not injured my girlfriend is a little sore and banged up.

I'm just wondering if I should obtain a legal services

Steve Dashiak
Steve Dashiak answered on Mar 9, 2021

More information would be needed to fully answer this.

The most critical question here is: were you at fault for the accident, or was someone else?

Other critical questions include:

- does the at-fault party have insurance

- do you have liability insurance...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I broke my foot at home I live in Wisconsin, can my employer fire me if I'm under my doctor's care?
Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Mar 3, 2021

Hello, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you likely do not have protection. However, your leave may be protected under the Family and Medical Leave Act "FMLA", you may have protection depending on the seriousness of the injury, the size of the employer, and other factors. I would... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: My brother in law got ran over what are his options? He developed health problems that doctors can't diagnose

The responsible driver ran him over and hit multiple cars. We are not sure what types of compensation he is eligible for, and we do not know if a DUI test was performed on the responsible driver. The responsible driver only has liability insurance. What type of lawyer should he get?

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Feb 11, 2021

He should talk to a personal injury firm, but ideally one that also does some criminal / DUI work.

They will be able to pursue maximum compensation for him, and also guide him through the criminal process and obtain information for him so he understands how the case is being handled on the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: i worked at glass company as a machine operator got sick from the chemical being used in the metal window

i was hospitalized for ten days with a breathing problem in my lungs this was over 10 yrs ago which has been a problem for me

Steve Dashiak
Steve Dashiak answered on Feb 11, 2021

It sounds like you may have an occupational disease. Unless some 3rd party (read: not your employer) was responsible for your condition, you are likely limited to a workers' compensation claim. You don't state whether you still work there or not. The deadline for occupational diseases is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: Hospital didn’t take percationary measures to prevent DVTs while completely immobile for 3 weeks unde there care.

I was hospitalized for about a month completely confined to my bed unable to move from my bed to even go to the bathroom From a serious life threatening infection in the joint in my hip... already known to have and at very high risk for blood clots, they did not take any precautionary measures to... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 3, 2021

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry for your ordeal. Unfortunately, it is difficult for an attorney to offer meaningful input here - your situation calls for a medical opinion. As a starting point, you could reach out to med mal... Read more »

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.

If...
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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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