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False Assumption - 7. The pain has generally gone away
The pain has generally gone away, so I do not really need to follow my health care provider’s instructions. Once you seek health care, it is very important that you follow the instructions of your physician. Occasionally, a client will stop the…
Published Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Bicyclists
WPI 70.09 - Bicyclists – Statutory Rights and Duties A person riding a bicycle upon a roadway has all the rights of a driver of a motor vehicle and must obey all statutes governing the operation of vehicles except for those statutes that, by their…
Published Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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

Measure of Economic Damages - Elements of Past Damages
When a plaintiff is injured, most likely they will receive medical treatment. Medical expenses to be recovered must be proven to be reasonable and necessary and proximately caused by an event which resulted from the defendant’s negligent conduct. WPI…
Published Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Duty to investigate - onus is on the insurance company to do it correclty
Insurance companies have a duty to investigate a crash. They have an obligation to do it quickly and without a detrimental impact on their insured – the person who is covered by the insurance. Thus, when investigating a claim, their sole obligation…
Published Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Recent CNN investigation points out insurance claims abuse
Recently, CNN and their investigation into auto accident claims have proven several insurance companies abuse of the claims process. By denying and and refusing to pay legitimate claims for medical bills and wage loss, State Farm Insurance and Allstate…
Published Sunday, February 11, 2007

Timing Is Everything: How Immediately Seeking Legal Counsel Can Make A Difference
Do you know someone who has been injured due to an accident, or someone else’s mistake? Have you thought this would not happen to you or a loved one? If it has happened, don’t wait another day and call Ed Harper at Harper Law. Why does it matter? In…
Published Friday, March 25, 2016

Studies show physicians malpractice insurance rates not tied to claims
Folks, I-330 was defeated recently in Washington State as the medical malpractice insurance industry tried to pull the wool over consumers eyes. A recent study of the largest 15 insurance carriers for the medical industry in the US have collected more…
Published Wednesday, July 12, 2006

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

Social host liability
Property owners owe a duty of care to their guests to exercise reasonable care. This is subject to much discussion on what was/is reasonable care. A property owner must either warn or create a safe environment for their guests. Washington case law states…
Published Saturday, March 17, 2007

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