Entries by Joseph Rome

Contributory Negligence in Washington State

What is Contributory Negligence and does it affect us in Washington State. 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, […]

Strategies Insurance Companies Use Against You

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 […]

Analysis of Washington State’s Per se Marijuana DUI Law

Analysis of Washington State’s Per se Marijuana DUI law At the end of 2012, a new Washington legalized marijuana went into  effect. Part of the law that legalized marijuana use, also created a new marijuana driving under the influence (DUI) standard. Currently, RCW as amended to reflect the new Marijuana DU per se law states: […]

Kirkland Holiday DUI Patrol

Kirkland, Washington is stepping up their DUI game for the upcoming holidays.  Kirkland Police are warning people that there is going to be an increased number of officers looking for drunk or drugged drivers between now and New Years Day. Kirkland Police are paying special attention the drivers driving after using Marijuana. According to a […]

Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI

Washington State Laws and Michael Phelps DUI It has been reported that early morning Monday; Phelps was stopped for traveling 84 miles per hour in a 45 zone. Police were quoted saying, he “was unable to perform satisfactorily a series of standard field sobriety tests. Police also said that Phelps was cooperative, and some sources […]

Ex Seattle Seahawk and LSU star arrested for DUI, again…

  LSU standout and former Seattle Seahawk Spencer Ware has been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI).  The DUI arrest occurred in Maple Valley, and it appears he was booked into the Kent Jail. Apparently this was the running back’s second arrest in Washington in the last 9-months. Although, the previous DUI charge was […]