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J.D. Smith’s Legal Guides

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  • How to Get Compensated for Assistance of a Family Member or Friend When Injured

    Introduction Personal injury lawsuits are taxing on even the strongest of families. Between the lost wages, extensive medical expenses, and loss of earning capacity, the injured party often has a lo

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  • An Overview of the Federal Employer’s Liability Act

    Where Can I Find FELA? FELA refers to Title 45 of the United States Code Annotated. There are 10 relevant sections of the statute — 45 U.S.C. § 51 — 60. The statutes have been attached to the end

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  • How to Improve Your Presentation/Public Speaking Skills

    No Excuses for being able to give a powerful presentation There is no excuse for not being able to deliver a powerful presentation. When one has an opportunity to make any type of public presentatio

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  • Dos and Don'ts for Personal Injury Victims

    This legal guide will help injury victims from making mistakes others have made. It will also provide helpful tips for documenting your case better, which may lead to a better settlement or verdict. In most cases, the individual or company responsible for your injury will have ...

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  • How the Litigation Process Works for a Personal Injury Case

    Introduction Unless you have been a party to a lawsuit before, it is difficult to know what to expect when you have been injured in a collision or incident. There is an understandable level of appreh

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  • How to Find Expert Witnesses

    Should my case have an expert? A case may need an expert for any one of many reasons. A particularly complex or technical case will require an expert. Similarly, in certain types of cases the court m

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  • How to Interpret Insurance Policies

    It’s all about the Policy An auto insurance policy is a contract. 25 Wash. Prac., Contract Law And Practice § 5:8. So, the first thing you must do is read the policy. Reading an insurance policy i

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  • An Outline of Rules of Professional Conduct an Attorney Must Follow in Washington State

    RPC Resources There are many resources available that an attorney can turn to for advice, including the Washington State Bar Association (“WSBA”). The WSBA website has detailed information on their E

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  • Know How to Walk the Ethical Line

    Introduction All attorneys have duties to their clients and ethical responsibilities to which they must adhere. However, it is possible for there to be a conflict between an attorney’s duty to be a z

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  • The Dangers of Dog Attacks

    Dogs do not always meet the cute, cuddly mans best friend prototype that has been described of them. In fact, many canines are just as easily provoked to attack as are other undomesticated animals. Several laws exist that serve to protect the unfortunate victims of dog attacks. W...

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