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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

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 Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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

Pedestrian struck by car has ability to access personal injury protection benefits of the striking vehicle
An often overlooked provision in a motor vehicle insurance policy is the benefits a pedestrian is entitled to upon being struck by a vehicle. A pedestrian, (a person afoot – which includes a wheelchair and bicyclists) who may or not have their own…
Published Friday, February 05, 2010

Personal Injury Protection Insurance: Do you need it?
Personal injury protection (pip) insurance covers you, your family members and those riding in your car for medical expenses and any wage loss. The coverage will also provide for some additional items such as loss of services and yard work too! In sum…
Published Saturday, February 24, 2007

7 Things To Do Following a Motor Vehicle Collision
7 things to do following a motor vehicle collision: 1.Document the collision by maintaining the information you can at the scene. a.Write down all you can as soon as possible after the crash. For example, if someone has admitted fault for the collision…
Published Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Underinsured Motorist Coverage Provides a Floating Layer of Coverage
In the State of Washington, underinsured motorist (UIM) insurance provides coverage above any liability coverage for an at-fault party. This can be beneficial to provide more available funds to an injred person and may be the only avenue of insurance to…
Published Thursday, January 25, 2018

10 False assumptions that people make following an accident
Insurance company and insurance company representatives are on your side. The other driver admitted fault for the accident, so I don’t think I need to call the police. The property damage estimate is accurate because a professional adjuster looked…
Published Saturday, July 21, 2007

Insurer's Duty of Good Faith
An insurance company must act in good faith towards its insured. The insured is the individual or company who has been paying premiums. Their is a contractual relationship between the insured and the insurance company. There also are tort…
Published Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Commission of a Felony – A Complete Defense to a Personal Injury Claim
Commission of a Felony – A Complete Defense to a Personal Injury Claim “It is a defense to any action/claim for damages that the person injured/killed was then engaged in the commission of a felony, if the felony was the proximate cause of the…
Published Thursday, January 12, 2017

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