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Auto Insurance – What to think about when signing up for a new policy
When signing up a client with a new insurance policy, an auto insurer must follow several steps: First, Washington state law RCW 48.22.085 requires all auto liability insurers to offer personal injury protection (PIP) to their clients. Clients do not…
Published Friday, June 05, 2015

False Assumption - 2. The other driver admitted fault for the accident, so I don't think I need to call the police.
The other driver admitted fault for the accident, so I don’t think I need to call the police. As I mentioned in previous entries, a police officer can document important details following an auto accident. The traffic collision report can help…
Published Saturday, July 21, 2007

Availability of First Party Coverage, namely Personal Injury Protection after a collision
First Party insurance is insurance purchased by the injured person or provided by the government or employer which provides insurance coverage that extends to the injured person because of his or her status at the time of the injury. The following is a…
Published Saturday, June 05, 2010

Combining Pattern Instructions
When submitting economic and noneconomic damage instructions in a personal injury case, the jury instruction can include multiple jury instructions compiled together making it easier for the court to articulate these instructions. Washington Pattern…
Published Monday, June 26, 2017

Under the Influence of Alcohol or any Drug - Definition
Under the Influence of Alcohol or any Drug – Definition WPI 16.04 states the following: “A person is under the influence of alcohol or any drug if, as a result of using alcohol or any drug, the person’s ability to act as a reasonably careful person…
Published Tuesday, January 17, 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

About Edward C. Harper and Harper Law PLLC
Throughout the past sixteen years practicing personal injury, insurance claims and medical malpractice, Ed has been successful in a variety of claims and/or lawsuits.
Published Monday, April 25, 2016

A Defense to Negligence – Exculpatory Agreements
A properly executed exculpatory agreement, also known as a hold harmless or a general liability release can overcome a claim for negligence. Thus, a defendant will often successfully defeat a plaintiff’s claim of negligence if certain factors are…
Published Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Choosing the Right Insurance Company and Coverages
A friend of mine recently asked if she could lower her insurance coverage. Here are some of my thoughts: Not all Insurance Companies are Equal First, not all insurance companies are equal. Some handle their claims better than others. And a first party…
Published Friday, April 03, 2015

Recovery from One-Car Motor Vehicle Collisions
Often cars/drivers must react to the negligence of other drivers and this seems rather obvious. But, as a result of those reactions, if one crashes their car, through no fault of their own, they may make a claim for underinsured motorist coverage with…
Published Monday, December 18, 2017

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