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WHAT DOES PROXIMATE CAUSE MEAN?

WHAT DOES PROXIMATE CAUSE MEAN? –  In the context of personal injury claims, proximate cause is a term used to discuss the relationship between the event and the injuries claimed to have resulted from that event.  The event is usually… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / August 25, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Personal Injury

WHEN DO YOU NEED TO STOP FOR A SCHOOL BUS?

WHEN DO YOU NEED TO STOP FOR A SCHOOL BUS? – With students returning to in-person classroom learning this fall, it is time to review the rules of the road regarding school bus law in Washington State.   Many studies have… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / August 24, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Child Safety

PUBLIC DUTY DOCTRINE

PUBLIC DUTY DOCTRINE – What is the public duty doctrine? Up until about 1961, the State of Washington enjoyed what was called “Sovereign Immunity.” This meant that one simply could not sue the State (or a local government) no matter… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / July 27, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Public Safety, Washington Government, Washington Law

ImPACT for Concussion Management

ImPACT for Concussion Management – I was at a doctor’s appointment with the good folks over at Proliance Orthopedic Associates and picked up an interesting brochure that they have put out on ImPACT – Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing…. READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / July 27, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Brain Injuries, Medical Information

THE FIVE MAIN CAUSES OF BICYCLE ACCIDENTS:

THE FIVE MAIN CAUSES OF BICYCLE ACCIDENTS – Bicycle and vehicle collisions make up a large portion of bicycle accidents.  Bike and car-related accidents often result in serious or even catastrophic injuries – especially if the bicyclist wasn’t wearing a… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / June 25, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Accidents

NEW LAW: WASHINGTON STATE CREDIT SCORING BAN

NEW LAW:  WASHINGTON STATE CREDIT SCORING BAN – Effective on an emergency basis as of June 20, 2021, the use of credit scoring as a rating factor for insurance premiums and coverage is no longer allowed.   The ban affects new… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / June 25, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Insurance Information, Washington Law
types of personal injury cases

9 Types Of Personal Injury Cases & Claims

Personal injury claims come in many forms. The common denominator in each of these claims is that someone is injured. The injury can be physical and/or emotional or psychological. After that fact is established, the cases diverge in type. Sometimes… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / June 16, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Personal Injury

Suspended License Law Change

Suspended License Law Change – OLYMPIA, Wash. — Those who do not pay traffic tickets will no longer have their driver’s licenses suspended starting in 2023. Gov. Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5226 on Monday, which will end the practice of suspending… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / May 26, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Local News, Washington Law

TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS

TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS – Introduction: Personal injury claims come in many forms. The common denominator in each of these claims is that someone is injured. The injury can be physical and/or emotional or psychological. After that fact is… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / May 25, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Car Accidents, Dog Bites, Employment Law, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death

WHAT IS AN “IME” ?

WHAT IS AN “IME” ?- “IME” is the abbreviation used in the insurance world for “Independent Medical Examination.”   If your insurance company is paying for your medical care following an incident such as an automobile accident, they may ask for… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / April 28, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Insurance Information, Medical Information, Personal Injury

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