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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

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

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

The Purpose of Mediation
Mediation is, “The act or process of mediating; especially intervention between conflicting parties to promote reconciliation, settlement, or compromise.” (Merriam-Webster.com). Conflict resolution is a skill everyone should have, or at least seek…
Published Monday, March 26, 2018

Horrific Injuries can Lead to Bankruptcy
Recent studies have shown that the need for one to have health and auto insurance is a vital 1st step in the preparation one must take to be prepared for misfortune. When a long-term chronic medical condition arises, it poses a significant financial…
Published Monday, April 02, 2018

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

Why would you accept policy limits for an insurance company?
I have been asked why would you make a policy limits demand to an at-fault driver when the claim may be worth well in excess of the limits. What the plaintiff’s attorney is trying to do, by only asking for policy limits, and telling the insurance…
Published Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Property damage claim when liability is clear
When the other insurance company is stalling and not fixing your vehicle, you can threaten the other side’s insurance company with a letter stating you will have no other choice but to retain an attorney. When the claim is rather straightforward…
Published Monday, April 25, 2011

False Assumption - 8. All my medical bills will be paid
All my medical bills will be paid because someone else is at fault. For an auto accident, the initial insurance you must look to for help in paying for medical treatment is your own automobile insurance. In the State of Washington, we have Personal…
Published Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Should a Plaintiff's Spouse Bring a Loss of Consortium Claim?
Should a Plaintiff’s Spouse Bring a Loss of Consortium Claim? Washington Pattern Instruction 32.04, the loss of consortium instruction, is based on an injury to the other spouse. But this instruction has been expanded of late to include other…
Published Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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