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What Is Double Indemnity?

Life insurance and accident policies often include a double indemnity clause, under which the insurance company agrees to pay twice the policy amount in case of an accidental death. While double indemnity can provide a number of benefits to grieving families, not all Washington insurance policies honor this agreement. What Qualifies as an Accidental Death?

Blurred Vision After A Car Accident

A car accident can lead to a number of serious injuries, including whiplash, spinal cord damage, and traumatic brain injury. Some symptoms may occur right away, but others may not manifest until days after the collision. One symptom that may not appear immediately is blurred vision. If you experience any vision issues after a car

Can You Sue for RSD or CRPS in Washington State?

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) are painful conditions that can directly affect your quality of life. These injuries often occur after a car accident or other serious act of negligence, leading to medical expenses, lengthy recovery times, lost wages, and more. If you are suffering from RSD or another form

Understanding Proximate and Superseding Causes in Personal Injury Cases

To prove a Washington personal injury case, you will need to establish the presence of negligence in your accident. You will need to provide sufficient evidence showing the at-fault party owed you a duty of care, breached that care, and caused your injuries and damages. Proximate cause and superseding cause are two legal concepts that

How Do Insurance Companies Determine Pain and Suffering?

In personal injury cases and insurance claims, you may claim two main types of damages: economic and non-economic. Economic damages refer to the tangible, out-of-pocket expenses you incur during the accident, while non-economic damages involve the emotional impact of the injury. Also known as pain and suffering damages, this type of compensation can be difficult

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim?

When you are suffering from a personal injury, you may incur significant expenses, such as mounting medical bills, lost wages during your recovery time, property damage, and much more. The settlement you receive at the conclusion of your case can compensate you for your losses — but how long does this take? While each personal

Can You Sue If You’re Injured on a Crab Boat?

For our communities in Washington state, the ocean holds special importance. Many residents of Seattle and the surrounding areas rely on the ocean as a source of income, for food, and for recreation. If you fish for crab or work for a company that operates crab fishing along the Washington coast, you hold certain rights

How to Prove a Driver Was Distracted

Distracted driving is an unfortunately common yet extremely dangerous driving practice across the United States, including Washington. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 9 people die and 1,000 people suffer injuries each day due to accidents with distracted drivers. If you are the victim of a distracted driver, you

What Is a Letter of Protection?

Personal injury accidents can happen at any time to anyone — regardless of financial status, insurance coverage, or access to adequate medical care. Without proper medical insurance coverage, even the smallest injury or illness can cost a significant amount of money. When someone else’s negligence or recklessness contributes to your serious injury and you do

Washington State Car Insurance Guide and Regulations

The moments after a car accident can be confusing and disorienting. In this situation, you may be unsure what you should do next — and when the medical bills and repair invoices start to come in, you can face significant financial hardship due to expenses you were not prepared for. However, you can claim compensation