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February 2017 Archives

Matt Dubin Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

ATA_Lifetime (002).jpgAnnouncing the Lifetime Achievement selection of Matthew D. Dubin among America's Top 100 Attorneys®. Lifetime Achievement selection to America's Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation's most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments and impact on the legal profession merit a Lifetime Achievement award.

Judge or Jury

judge 2.jpgWhen most people think of a trial, they imagine a courtroom scene with a judge, a bailiff, the parties and lawyers, and a jury of twelve people who get to decide the case. While this is a fairly common scene, it isn't always how it works. Either side in a civil trial can demand a jury, but sometimes the parties decide to waive the right to a jury trial and have a judge decide the case. This is called a bench trial, and it has benefits and disadvantages relative to a jury trial.

Get the rental car coverage

rentalcar.pngWhat do you do when your car has been damaged in an accident and you need to get around. Whether your car is a total loss or whether it can be repaired, you still need some alternative method of transportation while you are without a vehicle. If the wreck was caused by the other driver, they are responsible to provide you a rental car while your car is in the shop or until your total loss claim is resolved, but what if they don't have insurance? Even if they do have insurance, their insurance company may choose to engage in a lengthy investigation on liability, delaying any payments. But you need a car now. What can you do?

Reckless driver sends deputy to hospital after car crash

A car accident can happen to anyone in Washington State and come without warning. No one is immune to the injuries and fatalities that can result from a car crash. Even those whose job it is to investigate and help people who have been in an auto accident can be in a crash themselves, suffering the aftereffects. A crash can have wide-ranging ramifications and those who have been affected need to know their legal rights even if their loved ones were a first-responders.

Fatal car accidents could be due to negligence

It is terrifying that some of the most unthinkable situations, like losing a loved one, could become the reality. Too many Atlanta residents have lost people they loved unexpectedly. Some of these unexpected deaths might be attributed to another party's negligence. Negligence is a general legal term used in situations where a person or party failed to exercise a standard level of care.

Snowy roads are no excuse for negligence

snow.jpgWell, its snowing again in Seattle and the surrounding areas. Many northwest drivers don't have much opportunity to drive in the snow, and may be unprepared to do so. Making matters worse, our cities and towns are poorly equipped to handle any accumulation of snow and ice on the roadways. The result can be a mess of slippery, snowy roads and lots of disabled vehicles and wrecks.

Matt Dubin Honored as a Top 100 Personal Injury Lawyer (again)!

top100_2017_thumb.pngWe are proud to announce that our founder and principal attorney Matthew Dubin has been named a Top 100 Personal Injury Lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates for the fifth straight year.

WA motorcyclist clings to car after collision with motor vehicle

A Washington motorcyclist made national news after a terrifying run-in with an alleged intoxicated driver last week. Even more astounding, the incident was caught on tape and the motorcyclist escaped with his life, suffering only minor injuries. It isn't unusual for a crash of that magnitude to render an innocent motorcyclist seriously injured. The accident is currently under investigation by Washington State patrol.

Hit by an uninsured driver - What can I do?

uninsured-driver-770x389.jpgEarlier this week I posted about being hit by a Canadian driver on Washington roads. While being hit by a foreign national can be inconvenient, at least you can be pretty certain that a Canadian driver has auto insurance, and probably pretty good coverage too. Sadly, the same can't be said for U.S. drivers. Although Washington law requires that all drivers carry at least $25,000 in liability insurance, nearly twenty percent of Washington drivers have no insurance at all. So if you get injured in a crash caused by an uninsured driver in Washington, what can you do?

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