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How Does a Brain Injury Cause Pituitary Gland Damage?

Traumatic Brain Injuries are some of the most severe wounds a human being can suffer. While some milder traumatic brain injuries like concussions often entail minimal chance of long-term damage, the effects of a head injury are unpredictable and similar injuries can entail very different results for different victims. Any head injury has the potential

Did you receive CoolSculpting treatment in a local spa or salon?

You might not know that CoolSculpting is supposed to be done at the direction / prescription of a medical doctor.  By law, it is supposed to be performed by a physician, or by a trained technician in the physician’s office.  When you walk into a spa, and find that they offer CoolSculpting, you might well

How Do You Calculate a Wrongful Death Settlement?

No amount of money can make up for the unexpected death of a loved one. A successful claim could, however, give your family the financial stability to pay for funeral and burial expenses, make up for lost wages, and continue to pay bills while you grieve. Washington wrongful death law, Section 4.20.020 of the state

Hit and Run Laws in Washington State

A hit-and-run accident is one in which a driver causes property damage, injuries, or deaths, but does not remain on the scene to fulfill his or her lawful duties. Instead, the driver flees the scene, in an attempt to escape liability for damages he or she caused. Hit-and-run is a serious crime. If you are

What Is the Difference Between Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice?

A wrongful death lawsuit takes the place of a personal injury lawsuit when the victim of negligence or an intentional tort does not survive his or her injuries. A medical malpractice lawsuit is a civil action against a medical professional for violating the standard of care for a patient and harming the patient. While these

2018 Washington Truck Accident Statistics

According to statistics from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), there were 108,363 vehicle crashes in the state of Washington in 2018. Five hundred four of those crashes resulted in fatalities and more than 9,000 resulted in minor to severe injuries. Out of all crashes that resulted in death or injury, 162 involved heavy

Washington State Dog Laws

Every state has unique laws regarding pet ownership, dog bites, and animal attacks. Most states have statutes in place permitting dog bite victims to file claims seeking financial recovery from pet owners. Washington’s main dog bite statute is in Section 16.08.040 of the Revised Code of Washington. This law imposes strict liability on the owner

Washington Bicycle Accident Hotspots 2013-2017 [Interactive Map]

Washington has a reputation for embracing bicycles – a national study has even ranked Washington as the most bicycle-friendly state in the United States for eight years in a row. Although fatalities and serious injury collisions among bicyclists have decreased in recent years, the fact remains that bicycle collisions still occur throughout the state on

Washington State Sick Leave Law

Washington has some of the best sick leave provisions for employees in the country. Qualifying employees can take 12 weeks (or 16 in some situations) of paid sick leave without fear of losing their jobs. Both Initiative 1433 and the Paid Family and Medical Leave Program are important in terms of worker leave rights in

How to File a Dog Bite Report in Seattle

Every year, victims in the United States suffer approximately 4.5 million dog bite injuries. In 2017, dog bites cost owners around $700 million in liability claims. Seattle is especially dangerous for dog bite incidents. It is a well-known dog-friendly city, with pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, parks, and coffee shops. If someone’s dog bites you in Seattle,