Personal Injury

Benton County High School Mock Trial Competition

25 Feb 2013

This weekend Ashley White and I drove down to the Benton County Courthouse in Kennewick, Washington (the Tri Cities) to judge local high school trial teams in their mock trial regional finals. I participated in two mock trials and was able to give (what I at least thought was) constructive feedback to the participants and [...]

Benton County High School Mock Trial Competition

Car Accidents With Deer: It’s That Time of Year

21 Jan 2013

During the late fall and throughout winter deer migrate to lower elevations, creating a serious hazard for drivers. However, most drivers are not aware of the heightened danger of deer crossings brought on by the changing weather. What’s even more concerning is that most drivers do not have a game plan for what to do [...]

Car Accidents With Deer: It’s That Time of Year

What Do You Do After Another Driver Injures You In an Automobile Accident?

7 Jan 2013

What Do You Do After Another Driver Injures You In an Automobile Accident?

The time right after a car accident is stressful and can even be downright traumatic in some situations. The goal of this article is to help guide you through this confusing and time-consuming process by giving you a non-exhaustive checklist of some things to keep in mind while you move forward with your claim. Call [...]

What Do You Do After Another Driver Injures You In an Automobile Accident?

Insurance Company Refusing to Settle in Good Faith? Enter Covenant Judgments

18 Dec 2012

Insurance Company Refusing to Settle in Good Faith? Enter Covenant Judgments

While we might file lawsuits for any number of reasons, when somebody injures us we want them to pay us the money they owe for causing our injuries. Because most people are not wealthy or responsible with their money, we typically only sue people who are insured because that is the only way we will [...]

Insurance Company Refusing to Settle in Good Faith? Enter Covenant Judgments

New decision regarding Mandatory Arbitration and Trial de Novo

26 Jan 2011

Splattstoesser v. Scott, P.3d, 2011 WL 91040 (Div. III, 2011) Those persons injured in an automobile crash in Washington have yet one more reason to be concerned, with a recent opinion that is being published by Division III of the Court of Appeals, Splattstoesser v. Scott, P.3d, 2011 WL 91040 (Div. III, 2011).¹ In this [...]

New decision regarding Mandatory Arbitration and Trial de Novo