My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Washington
In September of last year my dad was involved in a collision, and there is no question that the other driver was at fault. My dad's car was totaled and he missed a month of work, subsequently receiving some physical therapy and accumulating other medical bills. During that time he also hired a lawyer to deal with the other driver's insurance company.
Fast forward to today, the lawyer calls up my dad and informs him that the at fault driver has also received some sort of medical treatment after the accident, and that according to law my dad may be responsible for as much as 50% of the cost for that treatment (with the guys insurance covering the rest). Can that really be true, or is our lawyer incompetent? We're all scratching our heads, trying to understand how the guy who caused the accident is entitled to any payment from the driver he injured. I'd appreciate any advice and legal insight.
My dad changed his insurance company in the last few months, should he contact his old insurance provider and ask for their advice?