It’s a beautiful day for a stroll. But with so many distracted drivers on the road, it’s more important than ever to look both ways before you cross the street. (Your parents weren’t kidding!) Nearly 5,000 pedestrians are killed each year in traffic accidents in the U.S., leaving over 100,000 more injured. Please be mindful […]

Slip and Fall

Have you ever tripped or fallen because of dangerous conditions? “Slip and fall” accidents can happen anywhere—on wet floors, uneven sidewalks, poorly lit pathways, etc. Considered part of premise liability law, these personal injury claims are very common—in both public and private locations. If you or a loved one have been involved in a “slip […]

Loss of Income

It’s no secret accidents can cause physical and emotional distress. But they can also get in the way of your financial well-being. If your doctor declares you unable to work because of an injury sustained at the fault of someone else, you may be eligible for wage loss reimbursement. When you claim loss of income, […]

Contributory Negligence: What it is and how it affects Washington state negligence lawsuits

As an attorney, about half of my casework consists of personal injury law. Personally, I enjoy helping clients faced with terrible and unexpected situations to get their lives back on track. This casework isn’t cut-and-dry. In addition to the ordinary issues—causation, evidence, damages, etc.—fault is also relevant, since Washington state applies the rule of contributory […]

Strategies insurance companies may use against you when you make your injury claim

I don’t recall ever hearing from anyone that has been injured by a third-party that dealing with their insurance company was easy. Because of this anomaly is why so many injured people seek out attorneys.  The reality is that insurance adjuster’s jobs are to make the process as difficult as possible within the boundaries of […]