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Navigating Insurance Bad Faith Incidents 

By Scott Shawver  |  Partner  |  Seattle Office Purchasing insurance is necessary, and often mandatory. Insurance acts as a protection for you, your family, and your property in case of an accident. When you purchase insurance, the insurance contract can be viewed as the insurance company’s promise that they will follow through on their protection guarantee.  Unfortunately, […]

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How Does Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage in Oregon Work?

By Shaun O. Callahan  |  Partner  |  Vancouver Office What is Personal Injury Protection (PIP)? Personal Injury Protection is a type of auto insurance that is mandatory for all drivers in Oregon, with the exception of motorcyclists. This insurance must provide at least $15,000 of coverage for each person injured in an accident and can

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Family Wants Treatment Facility and Counselor Held Accountable for the Wrongful Death of Their Child

As reported in The Spokesman-Review, a Thurston County resident and GLP Attorneys client wants Daybreak Youth Services in Spokane held accountable for the wrongful death of their daughter who received inpatient treatment at the facility. According to Janelle Carney Boston, the attorney for Jamie Million and shareholder at GLP Attorneys, “It’s a struggle to get these youth

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Log Safe, Work Safe: Five Things to Know About Washington Logging Safety Regulation WAC 296-54-507

Washington’s timber industry is the backbone of many communities, but the inherent dangers of the profession give rise to robust safety regulations. As an employer or employee in the logging industry, understanding WAC 296-54-507 is crucial to creating a safe and productive work environment. This blog post dives into the core responsibilities outlined in the

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Navigating Construction Sites: Washington’s Laws on Safe Ramps and Walkways

Washington has implemented stringent laws to prioritize the safety of construction workers, ensuring secure passage between different surface levels and across openings. Ensuring Safe Means of Passage: WAC 296-56-60223 Ramp Requirements: Ramps must be strong, secured, and maintained to support imposed loads. Guardrails (WAC 296-56-60123(3)) required if slope exceeds twenty degrees or if a fall

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Deadly Crashes Are At An All-Time High In Washington (But Not In Bellingham)

In Washington, more people are dying in traffic accidents than they have in the past thirty years, however, in an exception to the rule, Deadly car crashes have fallen by 50% in Bellingham after a two-year spike. In 2023, Bellingham had 200 fewer crashes than during the same time period in 2022 and is at

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Ensuring Construction Worker Safety: A Guide to Eye Protection Compliance in Washington

Washington State is committed to upholding stringent safety regulations for construction workers, with laws like WAC 296-800-16050 in place. This legislation mandates construction companies to provide and enforce the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), particularly emphasizing eye protection. WAC 296-800-16050: Make sure your employees use appropriate eye and face protection Construction companies are obligated

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Boise International Airport Hangar Collapse Kills 3, Injures 9

On January 31, a hangar under construction at Boise International Airport in Idaho collapsed. This airport construction catastrophe killed three people and injured nine people on the job. The cause of the collapse of the hangar is unknown but is currently under investigation by the authorities.  Fire crews and emergency service teams were tirelessly working

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Demystifying Liability: When a Dangerous Condition Isn’t Your Fault

Imagine: you’re browsing your favorite store, and suddenly, trip over a hidden spill, injuring yourself. Who’s responsible? While initial blame might fall on you, understanding your rights as a customer is crucial. This blog post clarifies premises liability law in Washington, including WPI 120.07, focusing on situations where an injury arises from a condition not

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