If My Case Does Not Settle

When you are seeking compensation for an injury, you should ask your Pierce County personal injury attorney what will happen if your case does not settle. While most insurance companies prefer to settle a case before they go to court, it is still possible that your attorney will have to take your case to the “next level” to ensure that you receive compensation for your injuries. What Happens If the Insurance Company Will Not Agree to a Settlement Amount? If your attorney and the insurance c[...]

Our Tacoma Car Accident Lawyer Reveals the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents

An experienced Tacoma car accident lawyer will tell you that there are five main types of car accidents and that each of these events has specific traits associated with them. Knowing what the most common types of car accidents occur and why, will allow you to remain safer on the road. Rear End Accidents According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, about 37 percent of all accidents that occur are rear end collisions. This is the highest percentage for any accident type[...]

Top 10 Tips from Our Tacoma Personal Injury Attorney

Accidents are facts of life, so some knowledge about how to prepare for the filing of a personal injury legal claim and about what to expect afterwards can be of significant assistance to anyone whose life takes a bad turn caused by another's negligence. Accidents that cause personal injury claims are potentially infinite in number and variety from motor vehicle collisions, slip and fall incidents on surfaces improperly maintained, or poisoning from food products negligently prepared, to cite a [...]

Our Tacoma Car Accident Lawyer Discusses the Low Offers

If you have been involved in a car accident, contact your Tacoma car accident lawyer immediately (especially if you or someone in your vehicle has been injured). Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. When filing for an insurance claim, you will need to deal with an adjuster for the insurance company. Often times the adjuster has the best interest of the company, not you, in mind. The following information from your Tacoma car accident lawy[...]

Preparing for a Defense Medical Exam with Your Tacoma Car Accident Attorneys

Our Tacoma personal injury attorneys will advise you on the importance of defense medical exams and how the process might help or hurt your case. These exams are routine and permitted by courts in all personal injury cases. It's a perfectly normal part of the process, so there is no need to worry about why the defense is ordering this to be done. All you need to do is understand what will happen. Who performs a defense medical exam? The defense medical examination is performed by a doctor who is[...]

Our Puyallup Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Preparing for Discovery

Either or both of two things happen in response to any civil personal injury complaint filed in court, an offer to settle it or a responsive pleading opposing the complaint by answer or motion followed by mutual discovery of evidence, seldom the first result, always the second. A careful Puyallup personal injury lawyer sends the client copies of all discovery requests and advises that the opposing party is likely to make similar requests. The conscientious Puyallup personal injury lawyer request[...]

Our Tacoma Car Accident Lawyer Discusses Insurance Attorneys

If you think you may have a trial coming up, remember that our Tacoma car accident lawyer may be able to help with many things such as educating you on how defense attorneys make more at trial. You should be aware that insurance defense attorneys found a loophole in the system by making more money litigating cases as long as possible instead of settling cases early after suit. This is how many insurance defense attorneys earn the bulk of their money. Insurance defense attorneys send bills for s[...]

Our Tacoma Personal Injury Attorney Explains the Reasonable Person Standard

If you have been injured in a car crash or some other type of accident, recovery for your losses will depend on your Tacoma personal injury attorney proving that another person was negligent. The elements of negligence are duty, breach of duty, causation and damages. It may be said that the reasonable person standard is a test that is used to define one’s legal duty of care in interacting with others. Duty of Care The duty of care that exists between people or between a person and an entity su[...]

Our Tacoma Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Exculpatory Statements

If you have been accused of committing a crime, our Tacoma criminal defense lawyer may be able to help you. Exculpatory statements are used as evidence of innocence, while false exculpatory statements are evidence of guilt. Exculpatory statements as evidence of innocence that are introduced by a Tacoma criminal defense attorney are determined inadmissible hearsay. However, some hearsay exceptions may allow for the admissibility of the statement. Hearsay Exceptions The excited utterance except[...]

Tacoma Car Accident Attorney Gives Deposition Tips about Answering Questions

An auto accident can be a scary event and you may not know where to turn for help. If you have been injured in an auto accident, contact your Tacoma personal injury attorney for a consultation. It is possible that you will receive some compensation for the injuries and damages that you have sustained because of the accident. However, it is also possible that you will need to give a deposition before your case goes to a trial. The following is information from your Tacoma car accident attorney th[...]