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How Insurance Adjusters Will Try to Limit Your Claim

If you’ve recently been involved in a car accident, there’s a good chance that you’ll have to be in contact with an insurance adjuster. They are representatives of the insurance companies, whose job is to manage insurance claims and make a settlement offer. Insurance adjusters can sometimes come across as very friendly and personable –… Read more »

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Common Causes of Charter Bus Accidents | Jeremy Johnston

Charter bus travel is one of the most popular and least expensive ways to travel. As a result, there are more than 4,000 registered, for-hire motor coach companies to choose from in the United States. Recently, I’ve been following an increasing number of charter bus-related accidents in the news. For example: back in March, a… Read more »

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Discussing WA Opioid-Related Auto Accidents | John Christensen

Let’s talk about a difficult but topical subject in today’s society: the opioid epidemic. The misuse and addiction to opioids—such as prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids is everywhere. It affects countless victims and families throughout the state of Washington and across the nation. With the increase of opioid abuse, comes the rise of… Read more »

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Preventing WA Underride Truck Accidents | Jeremy Johnston

Underride accidents occur when a passenger vehicle and a semi-truck with a trailer collide. Trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger vehicles. They are taller with greater ground clearance, which is the most common cause of underriding accidents. As a result, the occupants inside are often severely injured. The National Highway Traffic Safety… Read more »

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EPIC Insurance Series: Common Myths on Auto Insurance

When purchasing car insurance, there are many factors that can affect the coverage and cost. When trying to decide, it’s easy to get confused or be misinformed on what your insurance covers. As a result, motorists can wind up underinsured or paying more than they should. We’re going to share the top five myths for… Read more »

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Impaired Driving in Washington | John Christensen

Impaired driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or a combination of the two can lead to serious injury or loss of life. Washington State takes impaired driving very seriously and has proactively created laws to help mitigate it. The state of Washington has created several programs and measures to help prevent impaired driving, including:… Read more »

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Celebrating Safely this Holiday: Commercial & Social Host Liability

The holidays are just around the corner. For many people, this is a time for events and holiday parties. For the vast majority of partygoers, they will have a memorable time and get home safely. Unfortunately, accidents can happen due to the negligence of someone who was under the influence of alcohol. Here in Washington,… Read more »

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EPIC Insurance Series: What is an Umbrella Policy?

An umbrella policy is a type of insurance that provides extra coverage when the liability on the original policy has been exhausted. The purpose of the extra coverage is to help protect you and your assets from major lawsuits and claims. It also provides coverage for things that are normally excluded from standard liability policies…. Read more »

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Negligent Highway Design & Maintenance in Washington

As fall gives way to winter, many residents of the Pacific Northwest have to drive in weather that could result in unsafe driving conditions on potentially dangerous roads. The Washington State Climatologist is predicting an increase in a chance for a “La Nina” this winter, which could mean wetter than usual conditions and increased snowfall…. Read more »