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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When At Fault Drivers Avoid Service of Process

Most personal injury cases settle out of court, but some cannot be settled because the at-fault driver’s insurance company simply will not make a reasonable offer. In that scenario the only recourse is to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver. It is important not to procrastinate in speaking to a personal injury […]

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Personal Injury Case Hinges on Service of Process

Bad Things Come to Those Who Wait. While it is often best to attempt to settle a personal injury case before filing a lawsuit—insurance companies do not always make reasonable offers, sometimes not even enough to cover medical expenses.   If a personal injury lawsuit is the only realistic option, filing the personal injury lawsuit […]

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Foreign Driver Sued for Allegedly Injurying Washington Couple

A resident of Korea was involved in a motor vehicle accident in King County, Washington. The occupants of the other vehicle were residents of King County, Washington. The Washington residents filed a lawsuit less than two weeks prior to the statute of limitations deadline. Per Washington law, they then had 90 days to validly serve […]

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Woman Injured in Tacoma Park

A woman was injured at a beach in Tacoma. She filed a lawsuit one week before the statute of limitations was to run. She also served Metro Parks with the statutory claim form, required in Washington before suing state or local governmental entities. The claim form statute imposes a 60-day waiting period before the injury […]

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Medical Malpractice Tolling Statute Ruled Unconstitutional

When Jaryd was nine years old he suffered from headaches, nausea, dizziness, weakness in his legs, and double vision. A doctor reviewed an MRI of Jaryd and found it to be normal. Jaryd had another MRI when he was 17. This time the radiologist who reviewed the MRI found an Arnold Chiari Type I Malformation, […]

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Will the Real David Please Stand Up?

Susan was a passenger on a motorcycle. The motorcycle driver passed a line of cars. The lead vehicle turned left, struck the motorcycle, and Susan was injured. The police report named David as the vehicle driver, and Damiann (his mother) as the vehicle owner. David later testified at a traffic court hearing. Susan and her […]

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Side Effects of Warning Standards

A man’s psychiatrist prescribed the drug Lamictal, brand name for the drug lamotrigine. His psychiatrist told him that in rare instances, a rash may develop from taking Lamictal, and that he should stop taking it right away if he saw a rash. After he started Lamictal he began suffering flu-like symptoms, eye, mouth and throat […]

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Wrong House

Michael ran a stop sign and hit a car, allegedly injuring people in it. Michael and his wife lived in Granite Falls, Washington at the time. Michael later lost his house in foreclosure. He moved in with his dad, and on a few nights slept at this brother’s house in Everett. Shortly afterwards Michael and […]

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Medical Malpractice Statute Held Unconstitutional

A nine-year-old boy suffered headaches, dizziness, nausea, weakness in the legs, and double vision. He underwent an MRI, which a doctor reviewed and found to be normal. Later when the boy was 17, he underwent another MRI reviewed by a different doctor. The second doctor found a serious condition, and reviewed the previous MRI that […]

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