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Don Jacobs

The Imbalance of Balance Billing

A hallmark of fiscal responsibility is paying your bills in full and on time. The last thing you want, especially after an accident, is the added stress of a poor credit score or an…

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Toyota recalls 4 million cars

Toyota just issued a warning to consumers about a defective floor mat that can force down the accelerator pedal on many of their popular models. The mats have already been cited as the cause of…

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The importance of following your physician's instructions

By now we’ve probably all seen those video exposes of people ostensibly disabled getting caught skiing, golfing, or working construction. Some of these folks are in fact, probably committing…

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Texting while driving

In this day and age it seems like everyone is always “plugged-in.” Whether it’s an iPhone, a Blackberry, a laptop, or just a cell phone people always seem to be exchanging…

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Mediation

More and more automobile collision claims are being resolved by mediation. Mediation is a process by which an impartial mediator assists two or more parties to reach a common goal. Mediation is used…

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Low settlements top insurance complaints in 2008

The office of the State Insurance Commissioner is charged with overseeing the business of insurance in Washington. The agency plays an important consumer watchdog role in making sure Washington…

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When to ask for a referral to a specialist

The phrase “can I get a second opinion” has been satirized throughout medical history, however this simple question could mean the difference between a fair and reasonable settlement, or…

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Car accidents and mild traumatic brain injury

Despite airbags and seatbelts, automobile collisions, particularly of the side or frontal impact variety, cause a good number of mild traumatic brain injuries every year. While these injuries…

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Liens and automobile accidents. Who can have them? What do they mean?

What is a lien? A lien is actually a very common term, and many people in America currently have liens and might not even realize it. A lien is the legal possession of property by another until the…

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Lien Reductions. Do I really have to pay the stated bill?

Being involved in a car accident is usually an unpleasant experience. In addition to the pain and disruption it brings, the injuries can require extensive medical treatment. Trips to the hospital,…