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U. S. Vaccine Court and Fund Set Up for Injured Persons
Recently the United States Federal Government has set up a vaccine court and fund to assist with the claims management of issues arising from vaccines to reduce the number of lawsuits against drug companies. The US Court of Federal Claims, commonly…
Published Monday, September 18, 2017

Being dropped by your insurance carrier
Recent article in LA Times. Health Net, a California based insurance company, bonuses a high-level analyst based on her meeting or exceeding annual targets for revoking policies. Practices leave policyholders without health insurance coverage when they…
Published Wednesday, November 14, 2007

So you want to be a lawyer - some advice from Ed Harper
I recently was asked about pursuing a career in law. Here are some thoughts I provided. Pursuing a law degree is a great goal and admirable in this day and age. So first decide that you want to do this and pursue this. It is a challenge and you have to…
Published Friday, May 01, 2020

False Assumption - 9. My neighbor settled her own claim
My neighbor settled her own claim and obtained a good settlement. Many individuals think that perhaps a friend or relative can assist in the settlement of their personal injury claim. Maybe your loved one believes they successfully settled a claim…
Published Tuesday, July 24, 2007

What to Do Immediately Following an Auto Accident
I thought it would be fitting to compile a “What to Do Immediately Following an Auto Accident” list, based upon frequently asked questions. Often when suffering from shock or experiencing a rush of adrenaline from injuries which can stem from…
Published Monday, January 25, 2016

DELAY, DENY, DEFEND: How Auto Accident Claims Drive up Profits for Insurance Companies
This blog was originally written in September 2007 in regard to the CNN investigative report on the big-box insurance practice of delay, deny, and defend. A former client recently emailed me saying he had forwarded this often to friends, finding the…
Published Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Auto Accident - Frequently Asked Questions
Auto Accident Injuries which stem from accidents occurring on streets or highways require one to make decisions often when one is suffering from shock or experiencing a rush of adrenaline. Be prepared for long-lasting effects from a collision. The…
Published Monday, August 18, 2008

Look Left Last
Recently, a couple of events in my life reminded me of a driving principal – you have to “Look Left Last”. Looking left last as you enter an intersection will eliminate many potential hazards to you and your loved ones. Drivers must look to their left…
Published Thursday, September 01, 2016

Insurer's Failure to Act in Good Faith- Burden of Proof
Insurer’s Failure to Act in Good Faith - Burden of Proof Washington Pattern Instruction 320.01 states the following: “the plaintiff has the burden of proving each of the following propositions: 1 – That the insurer failed to act in good faith in…
Published Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Product Liability - Design Defect
Washington’s Product Liability Act – RCW 7.72.030 (a): “A product is not reasonably safe as designed if, at the time of manufacture, the likelihood that the product would cause the claimant’s harm or similar harms, and the seriousness of those harms…
Published Monday, October 30, 2017

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