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Washington adopts Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act

Washington adopts Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act

This year, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law HB 1088, which adopted the Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act (UFLAA), a statutory scheme for the arbitration of family law disputes. Many UFLAA provisions are similar to the Washington Uniform Arbitration Act, with...

New crime created for counterfeit pill machines

New crime created for counterfeit pill machines

On April 13, 2023, Governor Jay Inslee signed ESB 1209, which creates a new crime is related to the use of tableting and encapsulating machines in connection with controlled substances. Under the new law, it is a class C felony, punishable by up to five years in...

Protect yourself from uninsured drivers

Protect yourself from uninsured drivers

All drivers in the State of Washington must carry liability insurance and proof of the auto insurance, including for a motorcycle. Up to 20% of drivers may not have enough insurance coverage for all the property damage and injuries they cause. Some drivers also choose...

Paying costs and expenses with PIP after a car accident

Paying costs and expenses with PIP after a car accident

PIP is an optional coverage that you may add to your auto insurance policy. If you're in an auto accident, it can help pay for: Medical and hospital expenses Wage loss Loss of services Funeral expenses PIP applies no matter who is at fault; with a few exceptions. Do I...

Wage Replacement after a workplace injury

Wage Replacement after a workplace injury

If you miss work because of your injury and your doctor certifies you are unable to work, L&I or your self-insured employer may pay for a portion of your lost wages, called "time‑loss compensation." However, the first 3 days immediately following your injury are...

Using personal injury protection (PIP) after a car accident

Using personal injury protection (PIP) after a car accident

Personal injury protection (PIP), also known as “no-fault insurance,” is a component of an automobile insurance plan that covers the healthcare costs, lost wages, childcare, and other expenses associated with a car accident. What does PIP cover? PIP covers medical...

Changes to pet insurance pass state Legislature.

What is Pet Insurance? Pet insurance provides health care coverage for family-owned pets, primarily dogs and cats. Pets are legally considered personal property and pet insurance is classified and regulated as property and casualty insurance. Similarly, human health...

Is street racing illegal?

Senate Bill 5606 looks to deter and further penalize illegal street racing after law enforcement agencies in Washington reported an increasing number of sometimes violent or deadly events in recent years. As defined by the new law, “willfully comparing or contesting...

Travel challenges and solutions this Christmas Season

The second highest year-end holiday travel is forecasted. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), more than 115 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the 10-day year-end holiday travel period. This year’s total number of domestic...

Thanksgiving 2023 Travel Challenges and Solutions

Thanksgiving 2023 Travel Challenges and Solutions

If last year’s Thanksgiving travel season was any indication, the 2023 Thanksgiving holiday will be costly and chaotic. The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno want to help you get to your family destination safely. That’s because half of Americans (50%) plan to...

Determining fault and liability for car accidents

Determining fault and liability for car accidents

When you're in a car accident, it can be scary and confusing. Who was at fault? Who pays for the car, the medical bills, or lost wages? The injury attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno help answer some common questions. Who's at Fault? After a car accident, the main...