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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: Hi. I caught my pediatric oral surgeon having an affair with my wife (Seattle, WA). I have damages. Can I sue?

Relationship lasted 7 months. I have lots of email that document relationship including dentist stating inappropriateness of the relationship. Some conduct occurred in the clinic. A lot of it was overnight via email and mostly an emotional affair. I think he is a predator in my community and I... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 21, 2017

Contact a member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Assn--there used to be a case for alienation of affections, for such cases. You won't get everything but worth looking at.

Q: Is there any experienced LTD attorneys in Spokane, wa?

I had worked for about 10 years in a large manufacturing firm before my medical condition forced me unable to continue. I had an active LTD paying benifits for about a year before they decided to discontinue. I disputed their unjust decision as many times as they allowed for appeals with no win... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 14, 2017

Look for an attorney who handles ERISA claims--strt with the State of Washington Assn for Justice--they give free consults. However, 15 years is in most cases way too late for a case like yours.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Washington on
Q: My sister is dead I believe that she was given poor care that resulted in that death. Her son was giving care for her.

He withheld stool softner from her so that he would not have to change her diapers, which he was paid quite well for. It resulted in a bloakage so bad that it killed her. He admited it tro ewo family members and m y sister touched on it to me can he be held liable?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 8, 2017

Possibly but no one will take the case because on the DA's side he lacked criminal intent and on the civil, he doesn't carry malpractice insurance.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: If another driver hit my car but I was driving without chains in the snow will that limit their liability?
Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson answered on Mar 24, 2017

Not necessarily. The other driver's insurance company or attorney can always claim that you were somehow negligent, and that contributed to the cause of the collision. If that's the case, then yes, your damages can be reduced proportionate to your responsibility for the crash.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Where to find an attorney to fight for loss of consortium claim?

1. Legally separated couple

2. Husband was rear ended and settled his claim separately with third party insurance company.

3. Since they are legally separated now wife's loss of consortium claim is still alive.

4. Insurance company is offering only $1000 to settle that... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 2, 2017

Contact a member of the f Washington State Association for Justice. They give free consults. My advice--take the 1000. Only rarely are there significant amounts for loss of consortium. Yours may be a uniquely compelling case, but generally juries take the position it's for better or worse,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I got medically sick after molded household stuff delivered to my home. What is the right compensation for me?

In Oct 2015, Amazon gave the contract to Graebel to relocate my household stuff from India to Seattle. After Packaging, while the stuff was in storage, Chennai-India got flood which damps my stuff and when it got delivered to me in March 2016 - it was molded. I got the basic cost of all the molded... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 22, 2017

Suggest you contact a member of the state of Washington Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults. Generally, mold cases are difficult to prove.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: The drainage is very poor in my neighbor's yard and it floods my yard.

I broke my ankle after tripping on rocks in my yard that were under the water from their yard. Can I sue them?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 18, 2017

Well as it was your yard, you knew generally where the rocks were but decided to walk into those waters. A court could well find you contributorily carless. Also, you knew there was a trip hazard--just not quite sure where. However it's a severe fracture and you should consult a member of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Juvenile Law for Washington on
Q: If you're siblings attacks you and your mom won't do anything about it, am I entitled to any rights to leave?

my younger sibling keeps hitting me and verbally abusing me and I refuse to hit her back unless I really need to defend myself and unfortunately the situation has continued and my Mom has not done anything about it. She claims she does but still not working. This happens when my mom is at work... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 16, 2017

Talk to a counselor. Becoming an "emancipated minor " is tough and not always easy.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I was hit by a car while walking on a street curb (there was no sidewalk on this street, but also no signs that

prohibited pedestrians from walking). The car driver is saying I'm partially to blame for the accident. Will this affect my ability to recover damages in a lawsuit?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 27, 2017

Anyone can say anything, argue anything. Assuming you were not in the Roadway, were visible, it's on him. This isn't a d.i.y. case--contact a member of the State of Washington Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: What is valid service of process? Can improper service set aside a judgement? Does service have a SOL?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 19, 2016

Each state has its own rules and law on service of process. For instance to answer your second question depends on the state's body of laws regarding that--some states say you must ring it up sooner, some say later.Some states require that the process be reissued.It's not for non-lawyers

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Who is responsible for a slip and fall injury in a situation where I was injured on the property of a townhouse owner if

our community also has an HOA?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 19, 2016

Depends whos area it was in. The agreement will spell out who is responsible for what. If it's an area in the tenants control, the tenant. But why not contact a member of the Washington State Assn for Justice--they give fee consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Is there any reason why I shouldn't speak to an opposing party's insurance company if they call me?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 23, 2016

Yes. Because while you may think the accident is "clear cut" even if they start out admitting fault they will try to get you to say small things so they can say you are partly to blame. They will also get you to sign authorizations and other things that you may not want to do at this... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Could the victims parents of school shooting sue the shooters parents?

I was reading about the school shooters Dylan and Eric the other day for my criminal justice class and an idea popped into my head. Say if the shooters were minor, could the victims families win a lawsuit against the parents of the shooters? I understand that anyone can sue for anything but I was... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 27, 2016

They could but whether or not they would succeed would depend on many factors. The larger issue would be could they collect. Most insurance doesn't cover intentional acts.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Can I file a personal injury suit against a hospital for not correctly splinting a broken wrist, which resulted

In having to have my wrist re-broken & have a metal plate put in?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 10, 2016

You may well have a claim. Contact a member of the Washington State Assn for Justice--they give you free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: My 19 year old friend pushed a 17 yr old that wouldn't leave and the 19yr old got jumped. Who is in the wrong?

The 17 year old and 6 other friends that came to the house stole something and were asked to leave multiple times because they were uninvited . 6 ppl from that group ended up jumping that 19 year old and cracking a Vase over his head and stomping him out. He went to the hospital with multiple head... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 4, 2016

Better to get his bills paid through the victim compensation act if there is one in your state. He should make sure he is covered under medical assistance so he doesn't wind up with bills.

He is technically at fault for shoving someone.Touching them in that way is technically a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Consumer Law and Contracts for Washington on
Q: I am being spammed by a multi billion dollar company based in Seattle.

I was once associated with this company, about a year ago.

And I used to make money with them. But later on they ended my contract and refrained from paying any dues. I lost a considerable amount under breach of contract. I am/was ok with that.

I was financially very weak then and... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 17, 2016

Consult a commercial law attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: someone asked to pet my dog and they got bit

Is it my fault?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 31, 2016

Not unless you were aware that your dog would bite anyone who was strange.

I do suggest you notify your homeowners. If the person ask for shot records give them.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: The building where I live is trying to charge me for damage to the elevator when one of my friend's guests jumped

and the elevator stopped, there is a clause that says that I am responsible for my guests, but to what extent am I responsible for? this is outside of my reach, should I be charged for this?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 20, 2016

Close one. Depending on the bill may be worth having an attorney give you an answer/write a letter to them.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Employment Law for Washington on
Q: Can I hold my old boss the hotel and Wyndham Corp.liable for my boss lieng to police leading to my arrest and term.

The GM of the hotel lied to police I was arrested fired evicted from my on site apt she did this so she could employ her husband I lost everything became homeless my life is a mess

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 29, 2016

Talk to an employment law specialist--there are a number in Philadelphia. This does sound like there are problematic aspects, but most give free consultations so ask for one.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Environmental, Personal Injury and Insurance Defense for Washington on
Q: If wildlife causes an accident are you at fault? Or domesticated animals running into traffic?

I drive rural roads with wildlife from small to big to bigger. Deer often cross the road unannounced. I often have to slam the breaks to avoid a collision. Drivers behind me get pissed and have a near miss. Rural roads = barely patrolled. So drivers go fast and will drive where ever there is... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 28, 2016

You aren't responsible for wild animals--no one is. As far as domesticated animals, the owner of the animal is responsible for them. In the example you gave I don't see why you would be at fault--the other individual collided with the deer, not with you.

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