Tips for Safer Driving in the Rain This Fall

Categories: Personal Injury

Driving in the rain

There is a lot of rain in Washington. The state alone averages five inches of snowfall while areas like Seattle receive only 152 sunny days per year. A clear majority of the days here involve rain, but the heaviest rains and winds come in the fall. Therefore, it is best to prepare yourself for the…

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Steps to Completing a 20-Day IFCA Notification for a Lawsuit

Categories: Insurance

IFCA and Bad Faith Claims

To file an IFCA (Insurance Fair Conduct Act) claim, you must provide your notice of intent. The notice of intent tells the insurance company as well as the OIC (Office of the Insurance Commissioner) that you will file your lawsuit within a 20-day period. If you do not file the notice of intent, you cannot…

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Standard Treatments for TBIs

Categories: Personal Injury

TBI treatment

Traumatic brain injuries range from mild to severe. Depending on the type of brain injury you might have, your doctor may propose several treatment options. Treatments for this kind of injury will often extend well beyond the initial injury. For example, you may receive emergency treatment, which is designed to stabilize, while eventually moving toward…

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Common Terms to Know with TBIs

Categories: Personal Injury

TBI

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are a severe injury that can occur after a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or even a medical error. Sadly, TBIs are becoming more common now that technology knows how to detect them. In some cases, TBIs are minor, and a victim makes a full recovery. In other instances, the…

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What is the Insurance Company’s Nuisance Value of a Case?

Categories: Insurance

calculating value of case

Insurance companies are businesses; therefore, they are extremely cautious when it comes to determining settlement value in a case. Sometimes, the nuisance value of a settlement enters into play, especially when there are multi-million-dollar settlements on the table. What is the Nuisance Value? Insurance claims adjusters might think that a claim is worth nothing, but…

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7 Ways to Avoid a Failed Personal Injury Case

Categories: Personal Injury

personal injury case form

You need funds for your compounding medical bills and time off work. Therefore, you turn to an attorney to file a claim against the at-fault party of your accident. You hope that you will receive fair compensation. Unfortunately, the system is not always fair for plaintiffs. Even with the best attorney, there are ways you…

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What Happens to a Jointly Owned Home in Bankruptcy?

Categories: Bankruptcy

divorcing sad woman and man

The joint-owned property, such as that owned by a married couple, can affect how a bankruptcy is completed. If one spouse is going to file for bankruptcy, but there are assets in both of your names, it is imperative you speak with an attorney about these properties; especially when it comes to the family home….

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5 Steps to Pre Bankruptcy Planning

Categories: Bankruptcy

depressed man and bankruptcy form

It is imperative that you plan when considering bankruptcy. The actions you take, weeks and even months before you file, could dramatically impact the outcome of your case. Regardless of how bad your financial situation is, the more steps you take ahead of time, the better the outcome will be for your case – and…

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What are the Most Commonly Broken Bones in an Auto Accident?

Categories: Personal Injury

car accident injury

Many adults go through life never experiencing a broken bone. However, their first broken bone tends to occur in a motor vehicle accident. An accident increases the chances of a fracture because of the impact. While almost any bone is at risk for a fracture, there are some more commonly broken in an accident than…

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10 Boat Accident Injuries You Can Avoid

Categories: Personal Injury

boating accidents

Boating accidents are much more widespread than people realize, especially in Washington. When you are close to the waterfront, you take ferries across the harbor, grab your boat out for fishing, and you could even work on a ship. While some accidents are unforeseeable, most accidents that happen on the open water are preventable. Also,…

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