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Dirt Earth Berms and WA Transportation Department

Dirt Earth Berms and the Washington Transportation Department: From Bad to Worse

October 22nd, 2018 Posted by Auto Accidents, Personal Injury 0 comments on “Dirt Earth Berms and the Washington Transportation Department: From Bad to Worse”

In 2006, state transportation officials funded a six-year plan to replace over two hundred dirt earth berms that were placed on Washington’s freeway system as a means to provide safety to drivers. As it turns out, the dirt earth berms were not only proven to be ineffective, they repeatedly were shown to be more dangerous; meaning accidents that happened in and around berms often times dramatically increased the chance of serious injury or death.

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When is a lawsuit necessary after a car accident?

When Is A Lawsuit Necessary After A Car Accident?

September 27th, 2018 Posted by Auto Accidents, Personal Injury 0 comments on “When Is A Lawsuit Necessary After A Car Accident?”

Is A Lawsuit Really Necessary After A Car Accident?

Whether you need to file a lawsuit for your car accident claim usually depends on whether the insurance company makes an acceptable offer in pre-lawsuit negotiations. Many factors determine what an insurance company offers, and this discussion outlines the most common reasons your attorney may recommend filing a lawsuit.

Sending A Demand To The Insurance Companies

In most cases, before filing a lawsuit your attorney will attempt to negotiate a settlement through either the at-fault party’s insurance company, your insurance company or both. Your attorney will send a demand to the appropriate insurance company (or companies) and ask for an amount of money that covers your pain and suffering, medical bills, wage loss, and any other damages you sustained.

However, if the insurance company refuses to offer an amount that fairly compensates you, you may need to file a lawsuit.

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Emerging Trend: Communication and Resolution Programs

June 14th, 2018 Posted by Personal Injury 0 comments on “Emerging Trend: Communication and Resolution Programs”

It is no secret that hospitals, although often not for profit, are in the business of making money by providing medical care.  It is seemingly a simple exchange until something goes wrong. 

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, and based on its collected data, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. One logical inference from that statistic is that you are more likely to die from the medical treatment at any given facility than you are for the actual condition you are there for. This is not to suggest there is any malice or intent on behalf of these providers but the statistics speak for themselves. (more…)

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Personal Injury Statute of Limitations In Washington State

January 30th, 2018 Posted by Personal Injury 0 comments on “Personal Injury Statute of Limitations In Washington State”

Were you or a loved one injured by or because of another person? You may have a personal injury claim, including a lawsuit to recover injury damages, lost wages, compensation for medical bills and property damages, and more; but your time is limited. To determine the statute of limitations on your claim, you first need to know what type of claim you have. As an overview, Washington’s personal injury statute of limitations is the legal timeframe you have to commence your action in court.

Meaning that, if you wait until after the Washington statute of limitations to expire, you will be barred from filing a lawsuit and will collect nothing. (more…)

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“The insurance company said I don’t need a personal injury attorney. Is that true?”

November 14th, 2017 Posted by Personal Injury 0 comments on ““The insurance company said I don’t need a personal injury attorney. Is that true?””

It is very common for injured victims of a car accident to be told by an insurance claims adjuster:

You don’t need a personal injury attorney.

OR

An attorney is just going to take all your money.”

At Washington Law Center, we understand that there are a few circumstances where you may not need the services of a personal injury attorney but nearly every case where someone is injured in a car accident, the injured party will greatly benefit from legal representation.

One obvious question to ask is, “why would an insurance company not want you to have an attorney?”  (more…)

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