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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

Washington Jury Instruction: Insurance Fair Conduct Act
Washington Jury Instruction on Insurance Fair Conduct Act Washington Pattern Instruction 320.06.01 states as follows: “Plaintiff claims that (name of insurer) has violated the Washington Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA). To prove this claim, the…
Published Tuesday, February 28, 2017

What is Bad Faith?
You have asked “what is bad faith” when a jury rendered a verdict in excess of your limits when your insurance company offered less than your limits and was turned down. This is an example of what I would consider a potential bad faith claim…
Published Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Loss of Use after a Collision
A client recently asked me a question regarding loss of use of his vehicle. His vehicle was damaged in a collision and the other side delayed making an offer for the use of a rental car for approximately one week. The insurance company is now offering a…
Published Friday, February 04, 2011

Vehicles Principally Garaged definition
Some cases have articulated this to mean what was the parties intention regarding the actual location of the vehicle in the state. If the insured intends to keep the vehicle in another state during the policy period, and does keep the vehicle in another…
Published Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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

How do I handle a personal injury claim when liability is clear?
You should connect with Harper Law as soon as possible. If the collision is clearly the other person’s fault, there should be no question of liability. The question will be you have enough auto insurance to cover the loss through your PIP –…
Published Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Personal injury practice
Ed practices in all areas of personal injury law. This includes the investigation of accidents wherein someone is injured due to the fault of someone or something else. These days, the vast majority of cases have to do with investigating claims for…
Published Saturday, April 26, 2008

Insurer's Duty to Defend their Insured
A question arose recently in our office regarding a potential injury claim arising from the driving of car through a parking lot. Fact scenario: Driver who has a automobile policy of insurance is driving through a parking lot. The driver notices a…
Published Tuesday, May 12, 2015

After a car accident, getting your bills paid
Car accidents injuries can be debilitating for any person. However, when medical bills are stacking up, you expect your auto insurance company to help you. In the state of Washington, most people injured in an accident have personal injury protection or…
Published Saturday, July 14, 2007

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