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Studies show physicians malpractice insurance rates not tied to claims
Folks, I-330 was defeated recently in Washington State as the medical malpractice insurance industry tried to pull the wool over consumers eyes. A recent study of the largest 15 insurance carriers for the medical industry in the US have collected more…
Published Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Why would you accept policy limits for an insurance company?
I have been asked why would you make a policy limits demand to an at-fault driver when the claim may be worth well in excess of the limits. What the plaintiff’s attorney is trying to do, by only asking for policy limits, and telling the insurance…
Published Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Negligent Entrustment – Every Vehicle Owner’s Fear
For one to be found responsible for the actions of another, negligently entrusting the vehicle for example requires a certain amount of knowledge leading to negligent conduct being determined. The court with Mejia v. Irwin, 45 Wn.App. 700 (1986)…
Published Monday, February 12, 2018

Parental Responsibility for the Child’s Negligent Entrustment of their Car
In the State of Washington, law the owner of a car may incur liability under the family car doctrine for injuries caused by third person to whom a family member has entrusted the car if the car was used for the pleasure and convenience of a family…
Published Saturday, January 06, 2018

Social host liability
Property owners owe a duty of care to their guests to exercise reasonable care. This is subject to much discussion on what was/is reasonable care. A property owner must either warn or create a safe environment for their guests. Washington case law states…
Published Saturday, March 17, 2007

False Assumption - 3. The property damage estimate is accurate because a professional adjuster looked at my car
The property damage estimate is accurate because a professional adjuster looked at my car. Property damage is the proof of two or more vehicles colliding. Having an accurate recording of the damage to the cars may have a bearing on how seriously the…
Published Saturday, July 21, 2007

Am I subject to liability if I co-sign on an automobile?
I’m often asked if a co-signer, usually a parent is responsible for damages if my child gets in a crash. Briefly, the answer is: it depends. More specifically, by being a co-signer, does not provide clear cut liability for any injured person to…
Published Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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