Category Archives: Insurance Claims
What Counts As An Unreasonable Denial Of Insurance Benefits?
The process of pursuing a personal injury claim can be full of obstacles and challenges. One of the most frustrating challenges you may face is when your insurance company denies your claim. If you have been injured in an accident, you probably expect your insurance company to provide the necessary benefits to help you… Read More »
Dog Bite Injuries Warrant A Payout: Seattle Dog Bite Lawyer
According to an article in the Tacoma News Tribune, Washington ranks 20th in the nation for the number of dog bite claims brought for injuries suffered in dog attacks. Insurers paid out a total of $13.7 million dollars for 337 reported claims— an average of about $40,000.00 per claim. Dog bites can leave scars… Read More »
Denying Liability – Insurance companies increasingly making bad arguments
Perhaps it is coincidence but in the past year, our firm has seen more and more insurance companies taking positions over liability (i.e. who is at fault?) regarding car accidents, including rear end accidents and incidents where the other driver clearly failed to yield the right-of-way. I recently had a case in which my… Read More »
Hiring a Lawyer to Increase Your Claim Value
Many personal injury victims, be it from a car accident or slip and fall incident, initially try to take the simplest route and negotiate a settlement with the insurance company directly. This is understandable – we all want to move on with our lives. As a lawyer myself, I know that I am often… Read More »
Deaths from distracted driving have been on the rise nationwide and in Washington state. In the U.S., distracted driving caused 3,477 traffic deaths in 2015, a 9 percent increase from the year before, and “a deadly epidemic,” according to the National Safety Council (NSC). In Washington. distracted-driving deaths jumped from 130 in 2014 to… Read More »
Daycare Liability Insurance Requirements
We represent children that have been injured at daycares and child care centers throughout the State of Washington. Too often children are injured due to the negligent supervision of those we entrust to care for our children. We see injuries due to improper or negligent supervision, physical or sexual abuse, playground injuries, and a… Read More »
My Own Car Accident – A Personal Injury Attorney’s Perspective
In a somewhat ironic twist, I was rear-ended recently while driving home from work. I was stopped at a red light when without warning I felt someone slam into the rear of my car. Like most people who we represent, I was initially shocked and was not exactly sure what had happened.I did not… Read More »
Washington Insurance Claims – How can a personal injury attorney help you?
When you are in a car accident in Washington or the Seattle area, you will undoubtedly deal with an insurance company in some form. All Washington drivers are required to carry at least $25,000 in liability insurance. This is the type of insurance that kicks in when someone rear-ends you or causes an accident… Read More »