Written by attorney Son T. Nguyen

Personal Injury Protection Subrogation

You can save your client more money and settle more cases if you can help the insurance adjusters understand they do not have a right to any of the settlement money unless your client was paid twice for their medical bills.

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Pursuant to RCW 48.01.030, an insurer is to "be actuated by good faith, abstain from deception, and practice honesty and equity in all insurance matters." An insurer acts in bad faith only when the position it takes is unreasonable, frivolous or untenable. Kirk v. Mount Airy Ins. Co., 134 Wn.2d 558, 951 P.2d 1124 (1998). Should the adjusters reply to your case laws without seeking legal advice from a Washington Licensed Counsel, they should be reminded that they're violating RCW 48.01.030.

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