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10 Things to Know When You’re Dealing with Insurance Companies After an Accident

After a car accident, you will need to meet with an insurance representative to collect compensation for your damages. Meeting with these representatives can be risky; it is not in the company’s best interest to pay you the maximum settlement, and you want to ensure that you receive enough funds to cover your damages. Before

Can You Sue After Signing a Liability Waiver in Washington State?

If you have ever participated in an activity that posed a potential risk to your safety, you probably had to sign a liability waiver. Common activities that require a liability waiver include trampoline parks, carnival rides, sports, and community fun runs. These waivers essentially release a certain party from liability in the event of an

What to Do If You Were Wrongly Accused of Being At-Fault After a Car Accident

Washington, like many other states, follows a traditional fault insurance system. This means drivers who cause collisions are responsible for paying for the damages the other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians suffer from. However, this system does contain flaws — you may be in a car accident that is not your fault and another driver may

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

Who Can I Sue for Injuries Caused by a Defective Product?

Purchasing a defective product can be extremely dangerous. Depending on the nature of the defect, you can develop a product-related illness, suffer from severe injuries, and experience significant damage to your finances and well-being. In these situations, you can file a lawsuit against the parties responsible for the defect and your resulting injury — but

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

HOV Lanes and Hot Spots in Washington State

In the state of Washington, it is the responsibility of all drivers to follow the rules of the road and obey state traffic laws. However, not all drivers uphold this standard of care — especially when it comes to high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. HOV lanes, also known as carpool lanes, are especially important in

What Is the Washington School Bus Law?

To prevent injury to children who use the school bus, Washington state has a few rules in place that drivers must follow. These laws are common across the country: drivers must stop when a school bus emits a certain signal and wait until the vehicle drives away to avoid accidentally striking a child. However, not

JUUL Vaping Injuries & Dangers

Vaping is a relatively new activity in the United States and in Washington state, and vape manufacturers, such as JUUL, often market their products as safe alternatives to smoking. However, since vaping is such a recent trend, we do not know how serious the long-term effects of these devices can be – and some JUUL