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Pictures Truly are Worth a Thousand Words

Everyone has heard the saying. But in a personal injury case, it could not be more true. For example, pictures of the scene of an incident, vehicles following a collision, or injuries following an incident give attorneys and would-be jurors a much fuller understanding of what exactly occurred. I’m shocked at how many people come into our office that has […]

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Turning Left Into a Driveway or Private Road Seems So Simple

Ask yourself, when driving down the highway, such as a state route, when reaching the point where one is to turn left into your friend’s farm or client’s orchard, do you have any obligation other than making sure there is not any oncoming traffic in the opposite direction? As an attorney practicing injury law, I thought the answer was simple, […]

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Safety Rules at School Playgrounds

156,000 children were reported injured by the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 1999, and 67% of those injuries fell from public playground equipment. I just finished reading a deposition of a school representative who was asked to testify about safety rules in playgrounds at his school. As parents, we trust that schools in charge of our children’s safety will properly […]

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The Dangers Associated with Swing Sets: Head Injuries to Children

50,000 children a year go to the emergency room with injuries sustained on playground equipment: that is 137 children per day. This statistic does not include children that only go to a doctor or treat their lesser injuries at home. US hospital emergency rooms reported from October 2000 to September 2001 that 8,250 children under the age of 2 (two) were injured […]

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Why do I need a collision report?

Injured in an accident – Importance of a collision report If you’re involved in a collision where there is damage to one of the party’s property and/or someone is injured, it is important to make sure the police are notified for a number of reasons. Some obvious reasons are to make sure emergency services arrive to assist the injured and […]

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Loss of Consortium Claims in Washington State

Loss of consortium is a term most people aren’t familiar with – but in the personal injury world it basically boils down to the loss of love, affection, care and companionship between you and your spouse, or you and your child who have been injured by the negligence of another. If your loss of consortium claim is regarding your spouse, […]

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Bicycles Versus Cars – what to know to keep you safe

In the spring, summer and fall months in Eastern Washington we see a lot of bicyclists out enjoying the beautiful weather, getting some exercise, or commuting to work. When a bicyclist is on the roadway, however, there are specific laws in place to protect not on the bicyclist, but pedestrians and even those operating vehicles. So what are the laws […]

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Third Party Election – PI injury on the Job

In the State of Washington, if you are injured on the job or in the course of employment by someone who is not an employee or officer of the company for which you work, or, if similarly injured at work or in the course of employment, but by machinery, chemicals, or some other process not specifically developed or designed by your employer, you […]

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ATV Deaths Injuries in Washington

(Moses Lake Sand Dunes) ATV deaths injuries in Washington put you at financial risk if you are not insured. Riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is fun and exciting. It is an activity participated in throughout the good weather months in eastern Washington. In late May of this year, near Soap Lake, Washington, another young person lost his life. He was simply […]

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