What is an Independent Medical Examination?

What is an Independent Medical Examination?

    If you have suffered a personal injury and look to file a claim to be compensated for your injuries, then it is important to understand the various facets that your claim will have. When you make a claim, it is critical to detail your medical condition,...

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What are Interrogatories in WA State

What are Interrogatories in WA State

    When someone is in the middle of a personal injury case, it is important to understand how information is shared and evidence is gathered during the case. One commonly used method of gathering information and evidence is through the use of...

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Wrongful Death Settlements

Wrongful Death Settlements

What is a Wrongful Death Claim? If someone you love dies because of someone else's negligence, then you may be able to sue for damages. The laws about who can sue and when vary from state to state. In Washington State, the estate of the deceased person can sue for...

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Negotiating Medical Bills After a Settlement

Negotiating Medical Bills After a Settlement

    You Just Agreed to a Personal Injury Settlement, Now What? If you are injured because of someone else's negligent conduct, then you may be able to get money from them to pay for your medical bills. This money can come in the form of a settlement...

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Your Injury Questions Answered

Your Injury Questions Answered

    If you have been injured, then it is important to understand the severity of your injury, and whether your injury can be compensated. To understand what you might be eligible for, it is important to get the answers to the following questions. If you have...

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Can You Sue Someone for Loss of Enjoyment of Life?

Can You Sue Someone for Loss of Enjoyment of Life?

    If you are injured in an accident, then you may be able to recover money damages for your injuries and other related losses. In Washington state, there are several types of harm that can be compensated through a lawsuit. This includes being injured in a...

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The Defense Medical Examination Guide

The Defense Medical Examination Guide

  The defense has requested that you attend an examination with a doctor of their choosing. It may be referred to as a CR35 exam, Defense Medical Examination or even and Independent Medical Exam. Regardless of the name, you should understand that you are...

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Odds of Dying in a Car Crash

Odds of Dying in a Car Crash

  The dangers of the world around us only seem to increase as our world becomes more and more connected. Our busy roads and highways inevitably lead to accidents which can sometimes lead to accident fatalities. It is important to take all necessary safety...

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Average Settlement Offers During Mediation

Average Settlement Offers During Mediation

  If you have been injured in an accident, then there are several steps that you must take before you will be awarded any compensation. Mediation is one of those steps. If you are starting the mediation process, then you are probably wondering how it works, and...

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What Evidence is Needed to Convict on a Hit and Run?

What Evidence is Needed to Convict on a Hit and Run?

  If you have been injured in an accident where the driver failed to stop and identify themselves, then you may be wondering what legal options you have to be compensated. In Washington state, the action of hit and run is illegal under criminal law and civil law...

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Personal Injury Attorney Puyallup

Sofia K. Miguel, Attorney

Sofia K. Miguel has extensive litigation experience; she has tried or arbitrated hundreds of cases throughout Western Washington. She graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2000 and has 17 years’ experience representing injured people. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and an EAGLE member of the Washington State Association for Justice.

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