Wrongful Death

How Are Personal Injury Settlements Paid Out?

How are personal injury settlements paid? The goal of personal injury cases is to help people recover what they lost. This includes seeking payment of medical, therapy, and care expenses. It also includes seeking compensation for pain and suffering, lost income, and other losses. This might require going to trial. Often, personal injury cases settle…

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Five Extraordinary Examples of Personal Injury Settlements

What are some extraordinary examples of personal injury settlements? Personal injury settlements, like other legal settlements, are often confidential. The plaintiff may often agree not to discuss the settlement in public in exchange for a certain sum. But other settlements—most notably the multi-state tobacco and asbestos settlements—can be transparent, giving the public a glimpse behind…

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Understanding the Statute of Limitations on a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in WA State

Understanding the Statute of Limitations on a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in WA State

What is the statute of limitations on a wrongful death lawsuit in Washington state? When someone you love dies unexpectedly at the hands of another, the tragedy leaves behind waves of intense emotions. These emotions may prevent you from taking the necessary actions to get justice promptly in the days that follow. However, if you…

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7 Most Dangerous Highways for Car & Truck Accidents in WA State

7 Most Dangerous Highways for Car & Truck Accidents in WA State

What are the most dangerous highways? Each year, about 500 fatal collisions, some with more than one victim, occur on the highways of Washington state. These collisions aren’t spread evenly throughout the state, however. Many serious crashes take place on just a handful of roads and highways. Below, learn more about seven of the most…

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How Can I Protect My Personal Injury Claim in Bankruptcy?

How can I protect my personal injury claim in bankruptcy? The decision to file bankruptcy is not an easy one. And if you have recently been in an accident of some sort and have a pending personal injury claim, the decision gets even more difficult. Will the personal injury court take my settlement if I…

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accidents caused by truck driver fatigue

Accidents Caused by Truck Driver Fatigue

What do you need to know about accidents caused by truck driver fatigue? We’ve all been there. You are driving down the road, and a large semi-truck is pulling up alongside you. You feel quite small in your tiny little passenger car as this behemoth begins to block out the sun from one side of…

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How Does an Accident Affect Car Insurance Rates?

How does an accident affect car insurance rates? Car accidents go on your driving record, which means they may affect your insurance rates. How long they will affect it, and by how much, all depend on the severity of the accident, the payout by the insurance company, and whether or not you caused it. Regardless,…

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What Qualifies as a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

What qualifies as a wrongful death lawsuit? A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil claim brought against a party who has caused someone’s death. The death might be through purposeful or negligent actions, and because of those actions, they have deprived loved ones of a family member and cost them unnecessary damages. Not all deaths,…

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When Are Property Owners Liable for Slip and Fall Accidents?

When are property owners liable for slip-and-fall accidents? A slip-and-fall accident is not uncommon in the United States. While common, being successful in a slip-and-fall accident case varies, depending on how strong the evidence is to prove fault. Without having a strong case for establishing fault, your chances of receiving the compensation you need for…

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Most Common Insurance Bad Faith Practices – and What You Can Do about It

Insurance companies have the right to deny an insurance claim when they have valid reasons for doing so. When they deny claims without any reasonable basis, refuse to investigate a complaint, or use tactics to unnecessarily delay a claim, they may be acting in bad faith. It is essential to know the difference between bad…

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