Category Archives: Compensation and Damages

Spokane Personal Injury Lawyer | What Is A Life Worth?

In our legal system, individuals who are injured or killed due to the negligence of others are compensated with an award of money. As Paul Luvera writes in his blog, justice “can only be done by comparing the harm done … Continue reading

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Accident Lawyer | More Surprises From The Trial Survey Group

In a previous post, I discussed the findings from the Trial Survey Group that young people (35 and under) have a propensity to award damages below the national average in personal injury lawsuits. Another surprising find by the study was … Continue reading

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PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER | BULLIED STUDENT OBTAINS $135,000 SETTLEMENT

School districts beware: doing nothing to protect students from being bullied is going to cost you. Recently, Aberdeen School District agreed to pay $135,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a former student who was badly bullied. The victim was … Continue reading

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Spokane Personal Injury Lawyer | Family Receives $1.5 Million from City

On August 10, 2010, John T. Williams was shot and killed by a Seattle Police officer. A subsequent investigation by the Police Department’s Firearms Review Board ruled the shooting unjustified. After mediation, the Seattle Police Department agreed to award Williams’ … Continue reading

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Spokane Personal Injury | BP Settling Wrongful Death Claims

Remember the Deep Horizon oil-rig explosion that resulted in 11 deaths? Well BP is trying to settle with the families of workers killed in the explosion. According to the Wall Street Journal, settlements are ranging from $8 million to $9 million … Continue reading

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Spokane Lawyer | The Katrina-Hospital Case Settles

Last week, I reported that a trial will begin regarding a class action suit against Memorial Medical Center, a New Orleans hospital, and its corporate overseer, Tenat Healthcare. The question presented was whether Memorial and Tenat should be held accountable for the deaths … Continue reading

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Insurance Law | Jury Awards $19 Million To Man That Had A Portion Of His Medical Bills Wrongly Denied

A case out of California highlights the risk insurance companies run when they second guess medical professionals in a first party context. The plaintiff in this case, Thomas Nickerson, is a paraplegic former Marine. While attempting to get into his  van, … Continue reading

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Consumer Protection Act | Debt Settlement Firm Must Pay $800,000

I dislike debt settlement firms. These type of firms represent to the consuming public that it can somehow wash away debt and debt collectors. However, these type of firms rarely inform consumers of the various consequences of using their services to … Continue reading

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