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Liability Waivers in Washington Personal Injury Cases

If you or your children have ever participated in activities such as organized sports or fun-runs, attended a motocross or racing event, or even perhaps ridden carnival rides, it’s likely you signed a liability waiver. The basic idea of the waiver is to release one party from all liability related to its services, including negligent acts, if something does in […]

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Bicycles Versus Cars – what to know to keep you safe

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. So what are the laws […]

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Value of a Personal Injury Claim?

“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 reply to the client is […]

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Uninsured Underinsured Insurance Motorist?

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 motorist knows that they have […]

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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 machinery on our public highways. […]

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Benton County High School Mock Trial Competition

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 to give them numerical scores […]

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

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 should a deer unexpectedly cross […]

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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 the police. A police report […]

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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 get reimbursed for the damage […]

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