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What Factors Can Influence My Insurance Settlement in a Car Accident Claim?

Car accident claims almost always start with an insurance company. Unless you were involved in a hit-and-run accident or an accident with an uninsured driver, you will file your claim with the insurer for the at-fault driver. Here are some of the factors that will influence the insurer while deciding your insurance settlement. Liability An…

What Kinds of Compensation Can I Seek After a Car Accident?

Washington uses a fault-based insurance system. While Oregon requires auto insurers to provide personal injury protection coverage, Oregon also allows car accident victims to seek fault-based compensation. Here is some information about the kinds of compensation you can seek after a car accident in either state. Economic Damages Economic damages include the losses that you…

What Are Your Legal Responsibilities When Serving Alcohol at a Private Event?

If you are planning to host a private event and serve alcohol, it is important to understand your legal responsibilities. In some cases, ignorance of your duties as the host could result in liability. In the following post, we will discuss the regulations and legal issues regarding alcohol service at private events.  Age and Alcohol…

Distracted Driving: What to Do If Your Rideshare Driver is Texting

Rideshare apps and services are incredibly common today. Most people feel perfectly comfortable using their smartphone to request a ride from Uber, Lyft, or another service. These services are cost-effective and can be very convenient. However, they can also raise difficult questions and decisions if the driver is behaving negligently. No one should text while…

What Kinds of Damages Apply to a Personal Injury Case?

When you have sustained an injury in an accident caused by a negligent party, you have the right to seek financial compensation. The legal term for the financial compensation payments in injury cases is “damages.” Most injury victims are unaware of the value of their case. It is crucial to find an experienced attorney who…

Questions to Ask During a Free Consultation with an Injury Lawyer

When you have been hurt because of another person’s negligent behavior, it can be overwhelming. Most injury victims face mounting financial costs, in addition to the challenges of physical recovery. Fortunately, victims have the legal right to seek financial compensation from liable parties. But choosing the right personal injury attorney for your individual needs can…

5 Things You Should Never Do After a Car Accident

Traffic accidents are incredibly stressful. Not only do collisions present the threat of physical injury, but they can also be emotionally distressing. In the moments after a traffic accident, many people feel overwhelmed. It can be difficult to know what actions to take following a collision. It can be just as confusing to know what…

What Kinds of Compensation Apply to a Wrongful Death Case?

When a loved one passes away, families face enormous difficulties. The most obvious challenge is the emotional grief from losing someone they care about. When a death was caused by someone else’s negligence, the surviving family members have the right to seek financial compensation. In the state of Washington, wrongful death cases can be brought…

Trucking Accidents: 3 Elements that Can Affect Your Case

Trucking accidents can have devastating results. Every truck accident is unique, however, and many factors can influence the outcome of your case. Here are three of the most common elements that can affect your trucking accident case and compensation. Your Injuries The biggest factor that will affect your case is your injury. Your injury compensation…

3 Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident

A motorcycle accident is traumatic. You could get ejected off of your motorcycle, trapped under your bike, or even knocked unconscious. But what you do after a motorcycle accident could determine whether you can recover compensation for your injuries. Here are three steps to take after a motorcycle accident. Stop and Call the Police If…

5 Things to Do After an Injury from a Boating Accident

A boating accident is not like a car accident. Both Washington and Oregon require drivers to carry auto insurance. But neither state requires boaters to carry liability insurance for accidents they cause. As a result, boating accidents often lead to lawsuits, whether they involve a collision between boats or a collision between a boat and…

Important Questions You Should Ask When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

Most people will go through life without hiring a lawyer. But after suffering a personal injury, an attorney can help you get fair compensation from the person or business responsible for your injuries and their insurer. Before you entrust a lawyer with your injury claim, you will talk to several lawyers. These consultations allow you…

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