Personal Injury

Can I sue my doctor for what happened to me?

28 Jan 2015

The real question should be “Do I have a case if I sued my doctor?” Unfortunately, many cases where it may appear that the doctor or medical provider did something negligent, there actually isn’t a case. Generally speaking, in order to have a case for medical negligence/malpractice, you must prove with expert testimony that the […]

Can I sue my doctor for what happened to me?

Washington’s mandatory auto-insurance and how it affects motorcycle riders

26 Jan 2015

Washington state requires that anyone who drives a motor vehicle in the state to have one of the three options below: 1. $25,000 for injuries or death to another person $50,000 for injuries or death to all other people $10,000 in damage to another person’s property 2. Pay a deposit to the Washington State Treasurer, […]

Washington’s mandatory auto-insurance and how it affects motorcycle riders

Why do I need a collision report?

26 Jan 2015

Injured in an accident – Importance of a collision report If you’re involved in a collision where there is damage to one of the party’s property and/or someone is injured, it is important to make sure the police are notified for a number of reasons. Some obvious reasons are to make sure emergency services arrive […]

Why do I need a collision report?

Loss of Consortium Claims in Washington State

26 Jan 2015

Loss of consortium is a term most people aren’t familiar with – but in the personal injury world it basically boils down to the loss of love, affection, care and companionship between you and your spouse, or you and your child who have been injured by the negligence of another. If your loss of consortium […]

Loss of Consortium Claims in Washington State

Bicycles Versus Cars – what to know to keep you safe

26 Jan 2015

In the spring, summer and fall months in Eastern Washington we see a lot of bicyclists out enjoying the beautiful weather, getting some exercise, or commuting to work. When a bicyclist is on the roadway, however, there are specific laws in place to protect not on the bicyclist, but pedestrians and even those operating vehicles. […]

Bicycles Versus Cars – what to know to keep you safe

Client File Sharing and Communication

23 Jan 2015

      At Calbom & Schwab, the client file, while the property of the law firm, is always be available to the client; client file sharing is important to us. Client file sharing and communicating with the client are a part of the fabric of our lawfirm. If you are in our office at the time […]

Client File Sharing and Communication

Value of a Personal Injury Claim?

22 Jan 2015

“What is the value of a personal injury, products liability, or wrongful death claim?“. It does not matter whether you are the victim of a defective product, a negligent commercial truck driver, a careless driver of an automobile more engaged in text messaging then driving safely, or you are injured by a large corporation or governmental entity, my […]

Value of a Personal Injury Claim?

Third Party Election – PI injury on the Job

13 Jan 2015

In the State of Washington, if you are injured on the job or in the course of employment by someone who is not an employee or officer of the company for which you work, or, if similarly injured at work or in the course of employment, but by machinery, chemicals, or some other process not specifically developed […]

Third Party Election – PI injury on the Job

Hiring an attorney – Web review

7 Jan 2015

  Hiring an attorney – web review will tell you much about them? If you have been injured, you probably should have an attorney.  Listen to Abraham Lincoln and others. The law allows you to represent yourself.  But look a little deeper at the sage advice from a very wise and respected persons of the […]

Hiring an attorney – Web review

Uninsured Underinsured Insurance Motorist?

10 Sep 2014

Underinsured uninsured motorist coverage is the best insurance you can purchase. Other than automobile accidents involving negligently operated commercial trucks on our highways, the typical automobile accident seen in our office arises out of the careless operation of a vehicle by either an uninsured or underinsured motorist. It is as though the is underinsured uninsured […]

Uninsured Underinsured Insurance Motorist?