Trampoline Injury Cases

Trampolines are injury magnets. Their use frequently leads to injury, sometimes a quite serious injury. In some cases, the injury victim is compensated. An $800,000 jury verdict in New York in a trampoline case was upheld on appeal a few years ago, for example. Often trampoline cases are tough for the injury victim to pursue. […]

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Statute of Limitations Not to be Messed With

Although it seems unfair, if a personal injury victim misses the statute of limitations, even by a day, there is no claim in court or against anyone’s insurance, no matter how meritorious the claim and deserving the injury victim. Avoiding the statute is easy if you act early, but can be tricky if you act […]

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Injury in Northgate Mall Parking Lot

Many innocently and reasonably assume if they are injured on business property the business’s insurance will pay the personal injury claim, or at least the medical bills. In fact, the claim will almost certainly be denied, even if it is meritorious. A recent Court of Appeals case (although not one of our cases) illustrates how […]

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National Safety Month

June is the National Safety Council's National Safety Month. Driving safety is one area the NSC will spotlight this year.  

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It’s Just Circumstantial

Contrary to popular misconception, the “law does not distinguish between direct and circumstantial evidence in terms of their weight or value in finding the facts in this case. One is not necessarily more or less valuable than the other.”

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National Safety Month

National Safety Month is promoted by the National Safety Council every June to in an effort to reduce leading causes of preventable injury and death.  The themes for 2019 include Slips Trips and Falls, Fatigue, and Impairment. Slips Trips and Falls. Falls are the third leading cause of unintentional deaths over all age groups, and […]

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Insurance Companies Try to Underpay Medical Bills

If you are injured by someone else and collect a personal injury settlement, you are generally legally obligated to reimburse from the personal injury settlement the private insurance or government agency that paid your medical bills. Many people assume that they can prove the amount of medical bills that should be included in their personal […]

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Recent Slip and Fall Appellate Decisions

In the past few months the Washington Court of Appeals has decided several slip and fall cases (none represented by our law firm). In each of the cases, the injured person lost in the trial court, and then lost again on appeal. [1]  Slip and fall cases are difficult personal injury cases, as these results […]

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Insurance Blames Faultless Pedestrian

A man is late for a delivery for his employer. He is in a hurry. He comes to a metered intersection. He needs to turn left. The light turns green, but he must yield to oncoming traffic. Impatient because he is late for a work assignment, he guns the accelerator and turns left as soon […]

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Bicycle Safety Laws in Washington

Here are a few bicycle safety tips and laws. You can find more bicycle safety tips on the Washington Dept. of Transportation website and the League of American Bicyclists “Smart Cycling” page. Always ride a bicycle with the flow of traffic. Wear a helmet. You should always wear helmet foe safety when cycling. As for […]

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