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PIP and UIM Automobile Insurance

PIP and UIM Automobile Insurance coverages must be declined in writing in Washington.- Drivers purchasing insurance in Washington must be offered Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Uninsured motorist protection (UIM). Many drivers fail to obtain these two most important types… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Insurance Information
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The Importance of Understanding the Family Car Doctrine

Today’s topic focuses on the issue of the family car doctrine. Many people in Washington may not know a lot, or at all, about the family car doctrine. That’s why we feel it’s imperative to define it for our readers…. READ MORE

James Lambka / CATEGORIES: Insurance Information

GAP Insurance

What is GAP Insurance? – GAP Insurance stands for “Guaranteed Asset Protection.” The purpose of GAP insurance is to make up for any shortcoming in regular automobile insurance.    Shortcomings occur because there is often a difference between the amount… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Car Accidents, Insurance Information
Wage loss is a form of damage that many clients believe is straight-forward

Wage loss concerns during COVID-19

Wage loss concerns during COVID-19 Wage loss is a form of damage that many clients believe is straight-forward, but in reality, it can be difficult to prove. For example, If you were injured and had to take time off of… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Education, Employment Law, Financial, Health Care, Insurance Information, Public Safety, Uncategorized
What is a “third party case” in the context of Worker’s Compensation laws?

What is a “third party case” in the context of Worker’s Compensation laws?

What is a “third party case” in the context of Worker’s Compensation laws? – First, in most states, you cannot sue your employer for their negligence if it results in an injury. State governments have accepted that there needs to… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Accidents, Car Accidents, Employment Law, Financial, Insurance Information, Local News, News, Privacy, Washington Government
COVID-19 Nursing Home Claims

COVID-19 Nursing Home Claims

COVID-19 Nursing Home Claims Because it is well known that the Coronavirus is both highly infectious as well as very impactful to older persons, especially those with certain pre-conditions, nursing homes have been hard hit by this pandemic. The question… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Accidents, Child Law, Child Safety, Education, Health Care, Insurance Information, Medical Information, Nursing Home Abuse, Public Safety, Uncategorized
Settlement taxation

Taxation of Personal Injury Settlements

In general, there is no taxation on the proceeds of a personal injury settlement, but each settlement could have aspects of it that do count as income. The internal revenue code section 104(a)(2) indicates that damages based on “physical injuries… READ MORE

James Lambka / CATEGORIES: Financial, Insurance Information
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The Importance of UIM Coverage in your Automobile Policy

Over the course of 20+ years working in the field of personal injury, I have seen many instances where a serious injury to my client did not result in the compensation that is deserved because my client did not have… READ MORE

James Lambka / CATEGORIES: Insurance Information
Office Re-opening Guidelines during Covid-19

Office Re-opening Guidelines during Covid-19

Office Re-opening Guidelines during Covid-19 The State Bar of New York recently proposed a list of guidelines applicable to the re-opening of law Offices. While much of their work focused on large office environments and the legal field, there are… READ MORE

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New Washington Paid Family Leave Act is in Effect1 - W&L

New Washington Paid Family Leave Act is in Effect

New Washington Paid Family Leave Act is in Effect – Washington has a new family leave act that provides benefits to persons who have to take time off from their jobs due to a serious health condition, a new child,… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Accidents, Business Law, Communities, Education, Financial, Insurance Information, Local News, News, Privacy, Public Safety, Supreme Court, Washington Government, Washington Law

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