Compensatory vs. Punitive Damages in an Accident Case

Categories: Car Accidents

Checks and Bills

When you file a personal injury claim, you will be presented with a lot of complex terminology. While most of this can be explained by your attorney, the most important terminology you will learn is about damages – also known as your monetary reward. It is important that you understand the types of damages, and…

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The Evaluation of Pain and Suffering Claims

Categories: Personal Injury

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You have most likely heard of “pain and suffering” before. But, you may not know exactly what this type of claim entails. From a legal perspective, pain and suffering is not a free-for-all-request. Instead, it assesses the true value of a person’s emotional, mental, and physical pain due to an accident caused by someone’s negligence…

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Tesla Driver Killed in a Crash while Using Auto Pilot Mode

Categories: Wrongful Death

new Tesla

Technology for automobiles is constantly evolving. This year’s latest trend is that of self-driving vehicles – something that Google has been testing for quite some time. While the technology has not yet been fully released, there are plenty of tests going on. Tesla is one of the few companies to have released a fully autopilot-capable…

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Understanding Loss of Consortium Claims in Washington

Categories: Wrongful Death

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Washington’s Wrongful Death Attorney The loss of consortium claim is a difficult one to understand. It is important, as a claimant, to understand whether or not you can use this claim in your wrongful death case – and, most importantly, how you must speak in your deposition to prove loss of consortium. There are different…

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Five Common Mistakes When Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

Categories: Wrongful Death

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Washington’s Compassionate Wrongful Death Lawyers If you have lost a loved one as the result of someone’s negligence, you do have the right to take legal action against the person responsible. This is known as a wrongful death claim. Because you are dealing with the emotional and financial turmoil of losing a loved one, it…

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Why Do Personal Injury Cases Go to Trial?

Categories: Personal Injury

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Washington Attorney Handling Complex Personal Injury Claims If you are filing a personal injury claim, you may have heard that personal injury cases rarely go to trial. This is because most insurance companies feel that it is best to settle a claim outside of court. Car accident attorneys and insurance companies see trials as a…

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Can My Attorney Accept a Settlement Without My Consent?

Categories: Personal Injury

settlement

During a personal injury case, your attorney handles numerous tasks – from filing necessary documents, to negotiating with the other party to drafting affidavits. One question that you may have is whether your attorney can accept a settlement without your consent – especially when he or she has so much leeway to conduct tasks within…

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What is the “Discovery of Harm” and Why Does It Matter?

Categories: Personal Injury

discovery of harm

Personal injury lawsuits are riddled with terms and complex notions that can quickly confuse a victim. The discovery of harm is most definitely one of them. These terms, while important, usually need an attorney to help explain what they mean and how they affect your case. That is because it is difficult to apply such…

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Guns and Wrongful Death Claims: Can You Sue the Gun Manufacturer?

Categories: Wrongful Death

wrongful death and guns

Over the past few years, there has been an increase in public shootings – especially on school grounds. If you have kept up with the development of these stories, you may have noticed that several families have filed lawsuits against gun manufacturers for the deaths of their children. But, can a gun manufacturer actually be…

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