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Getting Your Medical Bills Paid
Our clients often ask us “Who is going to pay my bills?” and we tell them, in all honesty – it depends. However, these four steps will help illuminate what happens regarding insurance billing in most cases following a motor vehicle collision. (I’m…
Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wisconsin Court overturns medical malpractice cap on damages
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has held that caps on damages for a medical malpractice action is unconstitutional. In a wrongful death claim a husband brought an action for the death of his wife which was allegedly due to the mistakes of a physician. The…
Published Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Is a house always an asset?
Your house technically is not an asset if indeed you owe more than what it would bring on the open market. I would consider an asset to be anything of value you have that is not encumbered by debt. In order to find out what your net worth to be, you…
Published Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Insured's Fraud can Void an Insurance Contract
Insured’s Fraud can Void an Insurance Contract The case of Mutual of Enumclaw v. Clinton Cox, 110 Wn. 2nd 645, 750 P 2nd 499, points out that an insured’s overreaching and making “mistakes” in his itemization of lost items in a fire can void a…
Published Saturday, April 29, 2017

False Assumption - 4. I had prior injuries
I had prior injuries, but the insurance company will believe the injuries have no bearing on this claim. Pre-existing injuries to the same area of the body are likely to become an issue in almost every personal injury claim. If the prior injury was to…
Published Saturday, July 21, 2007

Insurer's Failure to Act in Good Faith in Defending Subject to a Reservation of Rights
Insurer’s Failure to Act in Good Faith in Defending Subject to a Reservation of Rights Washington Pattern Instruction 320.03 states: “An insurer who, under a reservation of rights, defends the claim, and owes a duty of good faith to its insured…
Published Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Recovery from One-Car Motor Vehicle Collisions
Often cars/drivers must react to the negligence of other drivers and this seems rather obvious. But, as a result of those reactions, if one crashes their car, through no fault of their own, they may make a claim for underinsured motorist coverage with…
Published Monday, December 18, 2017

10 False Assumptions Made After an Auto Accident
What would you do after being involved in an auto accident? Would you call the police? Would you document the scene? Would you schedule an appointment with your doctor right away? These are all things to consider after being involved in an auto accident…
Published Thursday, January 28, 2016

If a hospital fails to bill me or my PIP insurance four years after an accident, is there an obligation to pay them?
When you have a PIP insurance benefit, and you give the hospital billing office this information, and the hospital sits on the bill it seems a mistake was made. However, merely because the information was provided to the hospital, does not relieve the…
Published Saturday, April 23, 2011

Recovering from a car accident
There are a wide variety of schools of therapy to choose from to recover from an injury obtained in a car accident. Automobile insurers in Washington provide personal injury protection coverage for health care needed following a collision involving an…
Published Saturday, July 14, 2007

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