Personal Injury

Why purchase uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage in Washington state?

10 Sep 2014

There is a little-known secret in regard to insurance for automobiles, probably the best value offered by the insurance industry arising out of the operation of the vehicle is underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage. Other than automobile accidents involving negligently operated trucks on our highways, the typical automobile accident seen in our office arises out […]

Why purchase uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage in Washington state?

Unjustified claims by Geico Insurance Company

8 Sep 2014

I was driving west on I 90 when a vehicle, insured by Geico Insurance Company, left its eastbound lane of travel and entered the median at a high rate of speed. Very large stones within the median were then shot into my lane of travel damaging my Audi. It was an interesting experience, because Geico […]

Unjustified claims by Geico Insurance Company

ATV Deaths and Injuries in Grant County, the Dunes area

2 Sep 2014

ATV Deaths and Injuries in Grant County, the Dunes area

Riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) appears fun and exciting. It is an activity participated in throughout the good weather months in eastern Washington. In late May of this year, near Soap Lake, Washington, another young person lost his life. He was simply a passenger on a Polaris Ranger being driven by a friend. He was […]

ATV Deaths and Injuries in Grant County, the Dunes area

Suffer a Slip and Fall At a Store? You may be able to recover for your injuries

18 Aug 2014

If you slip and fall while shopping at your local Safeway, Wal-Mart, or any other store and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. In Washington state stores typically owe their customers a general duty to use all reasonable care to protect them from injury while on the premises. Whether […]

Suffer a Slip and Fall At a Store? You may be able to recover for your injuries

How long do I have to settle my personal injury claim or file a lawsuit?

7 Aug 2014

The statute of limitations is the period of time during which a legal action must be started (filing a lawsuit). In Washington, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is three years, typically starting on the date of the injury. Even though a person injured by the negligence of another has three years […]

How long do I have to settle my personal injury claim or file a lawsuit?

Who’s paying my medical bills?

4 Aug 2014

Have you been injured by the negligence of another person, such as in a car accident? Did you go to the emergency room or to your regular doctor for medical attention? Have you continued receive treatment for those injuries? You may think that the insurance company for the negligent person will be paying your medical […]

Who’s paying my medical bills?

Dangers of Grant County, Washington Roads: $650,000.00 Recovery

22 Jun 2014

Dangers of Grant County, Washington Roads: $650,000.00 Recovery

In a recent case in our office (Calbom and Schwab), a case involving a harobed, we needed to prove that farm workers and their employers not only have the same obligations as other vehicles using the roads or highways, but employers (farmers or custom farmers) should concentrate also on proper training of those workers operating […]

Dangers of Grant County, Washington Roads: $650,000.00 Recovery

Does Your Car Insurance Protect You from Personal Injury and Uninsured Motorists?

2 May 2014

Many people throughout Washington State assume that basic car insurance will cover them in the event of personal injury. We’ll show you exactly what to look for in your policy to make sure you’re protected if you get into a car accident and suffer injuries when you’re not at fault. Some important things to ask […]

Does Your Car Insurance Protect You from Personal Injury and Uninsured Motorists?

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