I am a flowers grower, I grow flowers to sale. more like a floral business. I guys ran over my flowers field and damage

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Customer: I am a flowers grower, I grow flowers to sale. more like a floral business. I guys ran over my flowers field and damage one row of my very expenses peony, and many of the pussy willow trees. I established over 10 yrs. I need your help.
JA: Where is this occurring? I only ask because laws can vary by state.
Customer: ridgefield,wa
JA: Do you have any court dates or documents relevant to this situation?
Customer: 03/24/2022
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no, I need to talk to a lawyer
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JamesC1232, Expert

Hello. This is Jim, I've been an attorney for over 35 years, and I’ll do my best to answer your questions today. Our chat can be as long as you need it to be.

Just so you are aware, JA is only a legal information site. I do not provide representation and no attorney-client relationship is formed. My answers and comments should not be considered legal advice. It is always best to hire a local attorney to review the specifics of your particular case to ensure that a proper review is conducted.

Finally, it's not unusual for me to be handling multiple customer needs simultaneously; there may be a delay of a few minutes in my responses to your replies.


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Do you have any estimate of the value of the crops which you lost? And, how did it happen that someone drove over your field?

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I asked for $60k because he damage one full row of my very expenses peony, many of the pussy willow, a gate and fences of bared wire over 150 ft
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JamesC1232, Expert

Have you made a claim with his auto insurance company?

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JamesC1232, Expert

And again, how did it happen that he drove into your field?

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I need to conceal, I will deal with the insurance myself
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JamesC1232, Expert

I don't understand the comment about concealing.

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have not talk to him yet, but want to conceal the fee, and I will deal with the insurance myself
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JamesC1232, Expert

If the "no" refers to a pitch you got for a call, no worries; that was from the site, not me. This format usually works just fine.

I  still don't understand what you want to conceal.


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JamesC1232, Expert

I'll do my best to complete my answer with what I have.

Whatever happened, it seems clear that the driver who damaged your crops would be legally responsible. In approaching this, you should know that Washington law provides for recovering up to triple damages for damage to crops in certain circumstances; as a result, you stand to collect as much as $180,000 for this incident. Your first step would be to file a claim with the driver's insurance company, and see what they are willing to offer to settle your case. If you are unsatisfied with their offer, you can sue. In either case, I'd strongly advise that you hire a local lawyer to pursue the claim for you.

I hope that helps; good luck.

If you have additional questions, you can ask them directly to me here: https://www.justanswer.com/law/expert-JamesC1232. Please make sure that you say “For JamesC Only...” to ensure that the question is directed to me. If you do request me, please be aware that it may be the next business day before I get back to you.

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