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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

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

A significant skill a person can have is the ability to set a goal, and then accomplish that goal. These seven (7) steps are a good starting place for anybody who hopes to achieve their goals. IDENTIFY YOU GOAL – You must have a target for what you are…
Published Monday, May 21, 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

Under the Influence of Alcohol or any Drug- Analysis of Bodily Substance
Under the Influence of Alcohol or any Drug - Analysis of Bodily Substance - Intoxication Defense Statute WPI 16.05 states the following: “If you find that, within two hours after the occurrence causing injury or death, a person had 0.08 g or more of…
Published Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pain and Suffering as Seperate
Washington Pattern Jury Instruction 30.06 allows for pain and suffering as separate elements of damages. WPI 30.06 states: “The pain and suffering, both mental and physical any inconvenience, mental anguish, disability, or disability experienced and…
Published Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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

Young Lawyer Gets 36.1 Million Dollar Verdict
The article that follows is a quick read ~ and a great example of why personal injury trial lawyers catch a bad “rap”. All that the media ever reports is the verdict! They don’t explain the precipitating facts ~ that the insurance…
Published Wednesday, February 17, 2010

False Assumption - 5. My injuries are not that bad
My injuries are not that bad and will probably just go away with time. Do not assume that pain will just go away. In my experience as a personal injury attorney for more than 16 years, if your condition has not improved substantially in about one (1)…
Published Saturday, July 21, 2007

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