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Bill Thayer Presents "Ethics In Mediation"

Posted by Benjamin P. Melnick | Jan 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bill Thayer of Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards PS spoke as one of the presenters at a Continuing Legal Education course entitled “Ethics in Mediation" on December 6, 2018 at the Red Cross Building at Fort Vancouver.  The course was presented by the Clark County Bar Association.     ...

What is a declarations page?

Posted by Scott A. Staples | Jan 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

When I meet with a potential client who's been involved in a car crash, I always ask them about their own auto insurance coverage.  Specifically, the coverages I'm most curious about are Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (“UIM”).  You can find helpful explanat...

What if an insurance adjuster threatens me?

Posted by Bradley Thayer | Jan 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our clients and potential clients who reach out to our firm consistently tell us that they have been threatened by an adjuster working for the insurance company of the person or company who caused a car crash, slip and fall, or other injury to them.  Whether it is the adjuster telling them they w...

What is Mediation?

Posted by Scott Edwards | Dec 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

To answer the titled question simply, a mediation is a formal and structured opportunity to resolve a lawsuit. In a typical mediation, one party sits in one room, the other party in another room, and a mediator will walk back and forth between the parties to try and settle the case. Mediators do this by building and developing a relationship of trust with both parties and then helping each party to better understand the case—the good and the bad.

Should I give a statement to the other driver's insurance?

Posted by Scott A. Staples | Dec 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you’ve been involved in an auto collision, the other driver’s insurance company is likely going to contact you by phone within the first several days afterwards. They will likely seem quite pleasant and concerned for your well-being, especially if it’s pretty clear their insured was at fault for causing the collision. The adjuster will probably want to take a statement from you about the collision and your injuries, and they’ll want to record it. What do you tell them?

What is a Demand letter?

Posted by Bradley Thayer | Dec 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

In my representation of my clients, my goal is to try to get the adverse insurance company and its representative to see my client as more than a file on their desk or a claim number.

On-The-Job Personal Injury Cases FAQ

Posted by William K. Thayer | Dec 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

I got hurt while working, can you help me? Perhaps. It depends on what part of your case is at issue. On-the-job injuries and deaths can arise because of the negligence of the worker themselves, or due to the negligence of another. If the injury or death occurs as a result of the negligence o...

What is Discovery?

Posted by Scott Edwards | Dec 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

The law sometimes has a way of using a single ten-dollar word when stringing together a few one-dollar words would provide more clarity and meaning. Such is the case with the word “discovery.” I frequently tell my clients that “discovery” is just a fancy legal term that means “documents and information shared with the other side.” That simple definition alone, might be sufficient to end this blog post right now without further confusion and explanation—especially for those just wanting a quick answer.

Is Zero Road Deaths a Future Possibility?

Posted by Schauermann Thayer | Nov 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Car accidents are a sad reality to everyday life in the United States, including here in the Pacific Northwest. More than 100 people lose their lives in fatal car accidents every day. These deaths add up to an astounding number. In 2017 alone, vehicle accidents claimed the lives of over 40,00...

The Different Degrees of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted by Schauermann Thayer | Nov 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Of all of the injuries that one may face after an accident, traumatic brain injuries are particularly devastating. Even a seemingly minor head injury can have a profound impact on someone's life. If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury following an accident in Washing...

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