Habitat for Humanity

 Last Saturday, with a fresh morning breeze and sunshine, numerous volunteers showed up to participate in building a group of Habitat for Humanity houses in an east Pasco community. Each house was in a different phase of development – from foundation to finishing. On this particular Saturday, members of Anderson Read more…

With great power comes great responsibility

 “With great power comes great responsibility”— I know, I know, that’s a quote most popularly attributed to a Spiderman comic book, but it’s true. When one has it in their power to be able to help others, one should not take this responsibility lightly. That’s why I have committed myself to being of service to my community. 

Road Trip to California

The last time you went on a road trip to another state you probably had a lot of things going through your mind. Did you pack everything? Where are you going to stop for gas? How long can I take fast food? I hope the kids sleep. And on and on. But you probably aren’t thinking about the difference in laws. It may surprise you, but not all states protect motorists as well as Washington does. Edwardo Morfin, an attorney at Anderson Law in Kennewick, recently had the opportunity to sit down with a California attorney to discuss some of those differences. Here is what he found out.

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Mock Trial, anyone?

We just concluded a mock trial for one of our clients. Yes, that’s the same “mock” meaning “to make fun of”, but we weren’t making fun of trial. We were preparing for trial. You see, we often have a really hard time knowing what potential jurors are going to think Read more…

Will I be working with an attorney or a paralegal?

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.

Why I Didn’t Send a Postcard

Sirens. Ambulance. Hospital. Postcard advertising injury-related services. One of these is not like the other. In the past couple of weeks, I have followed a debate among personal injury attorneys throughout Washington who would like to address what the majority, including Anderson Law, considers to be inappropriate marketing: direct solicitation Read more…

New Study Shows Higher Attorney Involvement to Receive Insurance Benefits

A new study from the Insurance Research Council shows more people are hiring attorneys to receive first party insurance benefits (in Washington State, this primarily includes Personal Injury Protection and Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Coverage). The conclusion of the study, funded by the insurance industry, is that attorneys are delaying claims settlement and that the insured is ending up with less money than if they hadn’t hired an attorney.

Nonsense. Crazy. Ridiculousness.

Tips for Safe Driving

 Since we are enjoying warm weather and entering the most dangerous time of the year for driving (yes, summer, not winter), I thought I would share my own practical advice on safe driving. In other words, how to avoid crashing your car. Or better yet, how to prevent bad drivers Read more…