Buying a used car? How to check for flood damage

Car buyers in the Pacific Northwest should be very cautious about vehicles with out-of-state titles right now, warns the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Hurricane Sandy took a heavy toll on cars and trucks throughout the Northeast. Now those damaged vehicles are entering used-car markets around the U.S. Although flood-damaged vehicles are usually considered a… Learn More »

City of Seattle Settles with Homeowners Over Decades Long Flooding and Sewage Problem

    The city of Seattle has agreed to pay $2.5 million to homeowners in an especially flood prone neighborhood of Seattle.  The Seattle Times reports residents filed a lawsuit claiming that an abandoned city project that began forty years ago to control storm water runoff in the city’s more affluent areas resulted in chronic flooding and… Learn More »

Property Damage Claims & “Fair Market Value”

Everyone has heard those unmistakable sounds associated with an automobile collision: screeching tires, crunching metal, and breaking glass.   But if you are the owner of one of the vehicles involved in the collision,  you are not at fault, and you are lucky enough not to be injured, those sounds still mean inconvenience, headaches, and frustration. … Learn More »