In personal injury claims, damages to property and damages for bodily injury are often settled independently of each other. This is the case because it is much easier to determine the value of the property damage than it is to determine the value of the bodily injury and property damage Read more…
Did you know that neck injuries are some of the most common injuries in a car collision? They are also frequently ignored until you realize that they’re not just going away and they really affect your ability to think and do normal, everyday things. Regardless of whether you’ve suffered a Read more…
Paralegals, legal assistants, and other office staff have different duties at Anderson Law and are more than likely working with and assisting your attorney on your claim or matter. On numerous occasions, I’ve heard directly from our clients, questions such as, why am I talking to a legal assistant instead of my attorney? I am here to provide you with some information that I truly hope will enlighten your perception to any legal staff members working alongside an attorney.
One of the first things people say when they call our office is "I was injured in a motor vehicle collision, what insurance is available to me?"
It may be more than you think… Continue below for more information.
One of the most tragic issues we face at Anderson Law is seeking recovery for serious injury or death of an individual who was either uninsured or didn’t have enough insurance coverage. Often, this is the case with people who don’t drive. Sometimes these people are injured as passengers in a relative’s car. In other recent cases in Kennewick, they have been injured as pedestrians.
If you have been injured in a car accident and the insurance company is not giving you a reasonable settlement offer, you may be able to make a claim in mandatory arbitration instead of in a jury trial. Arbitration is mandatory for monetary claims less than $50,000 in most of Washington State, including Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland (Benton and Franklin counties). Compared to trial by jury, arbitration has several benefits: the cost is lower (around $1,000 instead of $10,000 or more); the hearing is sooner (3-6 months instead of a year or more); and the hearing is shorter (several hours instead of several days).
The short answer is yes.