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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?

Life Care Center of Kirkland Fined for Negligence in Handling Coronavirus Outbreak

On April 1, Life Care Center of Kirkland was fined more than $600,000 for their comprehensive failure to prepare, act, and respond to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The long-term care facility is widely considered the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington – in fact, the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the United States

Seattle Crane Accident Lawyer

On April 27, 2019, a crane collapsed in downtown Seattle causing the deaths of four people and injuring at least four others.  The crane accident occurred at Fairview Avenue North and Mercer Street when a tower crane working on a new Google campus fell. The four fatalities included two ironworkers who were in the tower

How Do You Calculate a Wrongful Death Settlement?

No amount of money can make up for the unexpected death of a loved one. A successful claim could, however, give your family the financial stability to pay for funeral and burial expenses, make up for lost wages, and continue to pay bills while you grieve. Washington wrongful death law, Section 4.20.020 of the state