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Steve Dashiak

Steve Dashiak

Founding Attorney - Washington's Law Firm
  • Personal Injury, Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Products Liability
  • Washington
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Biography

I've dedicated my life to helping injured people throughout Washington.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Asbestos & Mesothelioma
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Areas
  • Defective Drugs and Medications
  • Defective Medical Devices
  • Car Accidents
  • Auto Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Train Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Wrongful Death
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
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9th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Written
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
Washington's Law Firm
- Current
Co-Founding Partner
Washington Law Center
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Bankruptcy Attorney, later Supervising Attorney
Phillips Law Firm
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Education
University of Toledo
B.B.A.
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University of Toledo
J.D. (2007)
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Awards
Rising Star
Superlawyers
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Professional Associations
Snohomish County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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King County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Tacoma Pierce COunty Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Washington Association for Justice
Eagle Member
- Current
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Eastern District of Washington
Member
- Current
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Western District of Washington
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Washington's Law Firm
Legal Answers
8 Questions Answered
Q. I need advice on starting negotiations for my pain and suffering settlement because of a car accident.
A: There are a lot of layers to what you just described. You're basically asking us to help you screw up your case. Unfortunately, you have already put a dent in your case's value. If you have an attorney take over, they could probably smooth that out. But, what you're proposing would lower you case's value to pennies on the dollar. You're basically setting yourself up to pay *thousands or tens of thousands of dollars out of your pocket* for the privilege of having been hurt by someone else. That's a bad deal. Generally speaking: if you are hurt, you don't stop treating until you're better. If you never get better, or if there is no hope of getting better, then you work up the permanency aspect of the case so you can get compensation for a lifelong injury. You and your daughter have PTSD and anxiety? You both need to treat for that. At the very least, you owe it to your daughter to look into trauma therapy for young children. There are therapists and counselors out there who can help you - for those that don't have any health insurance or PIP - options may very well still exist. You will *NOT* get fair compensation for anxiety or PTSD stemming from a car collision if you do not document and attempt to remedy this condition. You don't have your car back after FOUR MONTHS? That's a huge problem. It's crazy you haven't called an attorney for that reason alone. Your husband is still treating, though the collision was in March? That's perfectly normal. If you send a demand letter, no money for future treatment will be offered. Zero. You shouldn't send a demand before treatment ends unless the injuries are life-altering. Most people who don't hire attorneys are fee sensitive, or wary of racking up medical bills. While sometimes medical bill balances can come into the cost/benefit of a case's value, it's rare usually at least somewhat solvable when it does come up. And yes, attorneys charge a fee. But on average, you *NET* several times what you would by going it alone. And, you are almost always in better physical and mental condition than if you were to go it alone. The bottom line is no matter how this goes, you are going to get hosed unless you hire an attorney. You've got to let go of whatever is holding you back from calling one. Your family has suffered too much already. Call an attorney and at least see if they can help you.
Q. As the title holder am I held liable for what the registered drives does? Accidents? Death?
A: A better question would be "am I committing fraud if assets are transferred in my name solely for avoiding creditor payments". The answer would be YES. There's something called the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act. It's called the Uniform Voidable Transfer Act in Washington, but there are both civil and criminal penalties for this type of behavior. Here are the RCWs regarding the civil and criminal consequences. https://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=19.40 https://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9.45&full=true#9.45.090
Q. Insurance doesn’t cover auto loan in settlement of accident. No gap insurance. Can i sue the other party for remainder?
A: In terms of a total loss vehicle settlement, you are entitled up to the fair market value of your vehicle. You're not entitled to anything more than that - meaning you are hosed if you didn't buy gap insurance. It's a hard lesson. It's possible the same dealer will let you roll that into your next loan on a vehicle purchased through them. But, be sure to buy gap insurance this time.
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Contact & Map
Kitsap County Address
258 4th St.
Bremerton, WA 98337
Toll-Free: (844) 486-9797
Fax: (844) 991-9797
Snohomish County Address
16824 44th Ave W.
STE.130
Lynnwood, WA 98037
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Fax: (844) 991-9797
King County Address
14900 Interurban Ave. S.
STE. 271
Tukwila, WA 98188
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Fax: (844) 991-9797
Mailing Address
PO BOX 69797
Seatac, WA 98168
Toll-Free: (844) 486-9797
Fax: (844) 991-9797
Pierce County Address
705 South 9th St. STE 101
Tacoma, WA 98405
Telephone: (844) 486-9797
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