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Resolving a Personal Injury Claim - LISTEN
Spirit 105.3’s Conversation with Ed Have you been injured in a work-related injury, auto accident, medical malpractice? Hear from Ed Harper by clicking the link above on how resolving a personal injury claim doesn’t have to be a long battle you…
Published Thursday, January 28, 2016

10 False Assumptions Made After an Auto Accident
What would you do after being involved in an auto accident? Would you call the police? Would you document the scene? Would you schedule an appointment with your doctor right away? These are all things to consider after being involved in an auto accident…
Published Thursday, January 28, 2016

Reality Check - Swerve
I recently attended a Reality Check driver’s training course. The course is worth every penny. The driving experiences are highly valuable and require the young driver to make quick, decisive decisions. The young driver learns how to have vehicle…
Published Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Common Area injury - Burden of Proof on Plaintiff
Recently, Division One of the Washington Court of Appeals denied a plaintiff’s product liability claim. The case arose when the plaintiff was injured after she fell to the ground while sitting in a patio chair which collapsed for an unknown reason…
Published Friday, August 16, 2013

Express Assumption of Risk - Plaintiff Assuming the Duty of Care
Express Assumption of Risk - Plaintiff Assuming the Duty of Care Washington Pattern Instruction 13.04 is also a complete defense to a plaintiff’s case if properly proved by the defendant. The instruction states: “it is a defense to an action for…
Published Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Non-economic Damages - The Province of the Jury
The jury is given the constitutional role to determine questions of fact, such as the amount of damages. (James v. Robeck, 79 Wn.2d 864, at 869, 490 P.2d 878 [1971]). The trial court can grant a remittitur or additur as part of their inherent power…
Published Monday, July 03, 2017

Why is Apportioning Damages Important?
Dorothy Phennah, (see Phennah v Whalen 28 Wn. App. 19 (1980)), was injured in two auto accidents about three months apart. She admittedly had a pre-existing arthritic condition and had been seeing her physician for care for this condition. In two…
Published Tuesday, October 04, 2016

10 False assumptions that people make following an accident
Insurance company and insurance company representatives are on your side. The other driver admitted fault for the accident, so I don’t think I need to call the police. The property damage estimate is accurate because a professional adjuster looked…
Published Saturday, July 21, 2007

Negligence of spouse cannot be imputed to the other spouse
Negligence of one spouse cannot be imputed to the other spouse. Washington Pattern Instruction (WPI) 11.04.01 states the following: “Negligence, if any, of one spouse or domestic partner is not imputed or charged to the other spouse or domestic partner.”…
Published Thursday, November 10, 2016

PIP IME's - When a medical exam is not truly objective?
When your automobile insurance company schedules you for a medical exam, often called an IME, be aware the exam will not be conducted like a typical exam performed by your physician. The IME - referring to “independent medical exam” probably…
Published Thursday, May 07, 2015

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