National Concussion Awareness Day ® is tomorrow, Friday, September 16th, 2022 so we figured this would be a good time to put some focus on traumatic brain injuries (TBI). As traumatic brain injury lawyers, we have seen first hand the life changing impact a traumatic brain injury can have. Studies have shown that even a “minor” TBI can increase the risk of dementia and other health issues later on in life. When a TBI is caused by the negligent or willful act of another, it only adds to the emotional distress of the injury.Read More
September is National Food Safety Education Month 2022, sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Food safety is extremely important for avoiding cases of E-Coli and other food poisoning illnesses and we applaud the effort to educate about food safety. If you or a loved one was sickened by food prepared in a restaurant or a contaminated product from the grocery store, you may be wondering: can you sue for food poisoning?Read More
Sharks and lawyers both have some negative associations. Many fear swimming with sharks as much as they do working with a lawyer and there are plenty of reasons to fear sharks even though they rarely go after humans. Still, there are opportunities to swim and snorkel with sharks all over the world, and most sharks are safe to swim with under the right conditions.
Are lawyers really sharks? Lawyers have a reputation for being sharks: sharp teeth, bloodthirsty, and dangerous. The truth is that bad lawyers give good lawyers a bad name and the shark stereotype is just one of many that needs to be taken with a grain of salt.Read More
The injuries and property damage that result from boating accidents can be very serious. Negligent boating behaviors such as operating a boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and disregarding state boating laws, or failing to stop reckless passenger behavior that leads to an accident can all contribute to determining fault in a boating accident.
Unfortunately, it is often complicated to recover a settlement from a boating accident because so many people don’t carry boat insurance. Some may wonder if they can get a boating accident settlement if the at-fault party doesn’t have boat insurance. The answer is that it is possible, but it will require the help of an experienced boating accident lawyer.Read More
It’s summer and that means boating season in the Pacific Northwest. Sadly, every year boaters are killed or injured on the water in boating accidents due to inexperienced and/or reckless and negligent behavior. According to data from the U.S. Coast Guard in its 2021 Recreational Boating Statistics Report, there were 658 boating fatalities and an additional 2,641 non-fatal injuries nationwide in 2021. This translates to a fatality rate of 5.5 deaths per 100,000 registered recreational vessels. The property damage involved in these accidents totaled about $67.5 million.Read More
Ford announced a product recall of 3.3 million vehicles that might not shift into the correct gear, causing them to move in an unintended direction or roll away when placed in park. The National Highway Safety Administration has received six reports of property damage and four reports of injuries that might have been caused by the problem. Fortunately, no deaths have been reported due to this recall.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a defective product, contact an experienced car accident lawyer for help. The injury lawyer can discuss your legal rights and assist you in recovering a full and fair settlement for your injuries.Read More
When a person is injured because of the negligence of another, they may seek compensation for their losses (damages) through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. This compensation can come in the form of a verdict, or more commonly, an out-of-court settlement. The difference between a verdict and a settlement is that a verdict is decided in court and a settlement is an agreement between the plaintiff and defendant outside of court. Personal injury lawyers work hard to negotiate a favorable settlement for their clients because it is usually in everyone’s best interest to avoid a trial. When a fair settlement cannot be reached, personal injury attorneys represent their clients in court to fight for a verdict by trial.Read More
While we shouldn’t sit around worrying about being the potential victim of violent crime committed by strangers, it’s also a good idea to take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Here are some examples of violence committed by strangers:
- Aggravated assault
- Sexual violence / rape
- Armed robbery
- School shootings, workplace shootings, and other mass shootings
The vast majority of personal injury claims are concluded with a settlement paid by the at-fault insurer. Personal injury lawyers work hard to negotiate full and fair settlements on behalf of their injury clients because it is preferable over taking a case to trial for several reasons. When a settlement cannot be negotiated out of court, the case is brought to trial. If the judge or jury finds the defendant liable for the plaintiff’s injuries, they may issue an injury judgment that is legally binding. In some situations, the debtor either refuses to follow the court order or cannot afford to pay the amount of the judgment. The question becomes: How to Collect Your Money After a Personal Injury Judgment?Read More
If you have been injured in an accident or by other circumstance because of the fault of another, you may be able to recover damages through a personal injury settlement. We understand that some of the terms used in personal injury law are not part of regular conversation. Read on to learn some basic personal injury terms that may help you better understand your personal injury claim.
Personal Injury Terms for Understanding Your Personal Injury Claim
Here are some useful terms for understanding your personal injury claim:Read More