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Analysis of a Personal Injury case and how a private investigator can help
I.Two aspects to Personal Injury case: A.Liability B.Damages II.Liability and Damages Challenges: A.Liability – Who is at fault? Low impact cases. a.Damage doesn’t show up on photographs, and/or b.Less than $1,000 i. Not much property damage…
Published Thursday, April 21, 2011

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

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

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

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

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Is it necessary?
Uninsured/Underinsured Coverage: Coverage that is a necessity When one is injured in a collision caused by a person who does not have insurance, or is underinsured, Uninsured (UM) and Underinsured (UIM) Motorist Coverage may be the only avenue to recoup…
Published Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Proximate Cause - Superseding Cause
WPI 15.05 – “A superseding cause is a new independent cause that breaks the chain of proximate causation between a defendant’s negligence and an injury/event. …“It is not necessary that the sequence of events or the particular resultant injury/event is…
Published Monday, January 09, 2017

Insurance Companies Software Utlized to Lower Settlements
Recently, personal injury claims are being handled today much differently than they had been in the past. With the advent of Colossus, (created by Computer Sciences Corporation - CSC) and other claims handling software, are cost containment tools being…
Published Friday, March 20, 2015

7 Things To do Following a Motor Vehicle Collision
7 THINGS TO DO FOLLOWING A MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION 1.Document the collision at the scene. a.Write down all information you can recall possible. Especially if someone has admitted fault. b.Take pictures. Of everything: people, cars, points of impact, area…
Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Insurance Medical Examination
Are you presently representing yourself in a bodily injury claim? Have you been told by a third-party (the “at-fault “insurance company) adjuster that you must submit to a medical examination prior to payment of your claim? If the answer to…
Published Monday, May 10, 2010

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