October 22, 2015 , Personal Injury

bona fide Newsletter for Bill Coats Law – Fall 2015

Take a bit of a break and take a look at the latest newsletter brought to you by Bill Coats Law. You'll find information on how high school students can win money for school through our video contest, and that while unlikely, it is technically possib...
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October 21, 2015 , Personal Injury

What is inattention blindness? [VIDEO]

Inattention blindness "is a psychological lack of attention and is not associated with any vision defects or deficits. It may be further defined as the event in which an individual fails to recognize an unexpected stimulus that is in plain sight...
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October 15, 2015 , Personal Injury

What is a tort?

As a personal injury lawyer, I see a lot of people in my office who really wish they didn’t have to be there. Typically, they’re coming in feeling overwhelmed because of some terrible accident and have found that the insurance companies are too f...
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October 14, 2015 , Personal Injury

What are the first steps to take if you’re planning to file a personal injury claim?

The events after an accident of any kind are stressful, with so much happening at once. You’re injured, or someone you love is hurt or killed. You’re in pain, physical, emotional, and mental. Bills are starting to come in and maybe you can’t go...
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October 5, 2015 , Personal Injury

Who can bring a wrongful death claim? [VIDEO]

Often when someone dies in an accident that should not have happened, there are a lot of questions the survivors need to ask. After the initial shock fades and it sets in that the loved one is gone, the effects of their loss start to sink in. If that...
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September 29, 2015 , Personal Injury

What do a flaming rat and a 185 degree cup of coffee have in common?

Both are personal injury law cases that resulted in improved public safety! A recent article in The New  Yorker about the new tort museum and attorney and activist Ralph Nader invited me to ponder how personal injury law makes ...
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September 10, 2015 , Personal Injury

Tips on How to Handle a Panic Stop

Google the phrase “panic stops” and up pops a short list of suggestions. One is “kissing stops panic attacks.” That may be, but it’s not what I mean today. Panic stops are when you are driving then suddenly the car in front of you brakes ha...
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September 8, 2015 , Personal Injury

Weird Washington Laws You Might Not Know You’re Breaking

We’ve all heard of strange, archaic laws that languish on the books. Some are more bizarre than others, such as the oath in Kentucky that keeps public officers, legislators and lawyers from participating in duels with deadly weapons. When the ...
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September 3, 2015 , Personal Injury

What Do I Expect If There is a Lawsuit?

Bill settles nearly every client’s personal injury claim in a negotiated settlement. This means that very rarely do his clients need to go to trial with a lawsuit. However, if your claim doesn’t have the resolution you wanted, you still have the ...
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September 3, 2015 , Personal Injury

Wrong Way Driving Causes Devastating Car Crashes in Bellingham

It’s a terrible thought, but the reality is even worse: being hit by a wrong-way driver is one of the most devastating kinds of collisions possible. These collisions can happen very fast, without the victims’ seeing them coming. Often the injurie...
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