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What is Cephalopelvic Disproportion?

  When you welcome a new baby into your family, you hope that the labor and delivery process is smooth and free of complications. Unfortunately, birth injury and medical negligence can lead to significant consequences for mothers and infants alike. One of these birth injuries is cephalopelvic disproportion or CPD. CPD occurs when the head

Do I Need Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Insurance?

When you are in a car accident in Washington state, the driver responsible for the accident must cover the damages that you and the other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians involved suffering. These funds typically come from the at-fault driver’s insurance policy — but not all Washington residents have the minimum amount of insurance the state

The Differences Between Personal and Bodily Injury

When you are filing a lawsuit for damages you suffered in an accident that someone else caused, there are many pieces of legal jargon you will need to know. During the course of your claim, you may have heard the terms personal injury and bodily injury — and while they may sound similar, they refer

How Do Insurance Companies Determine Pain and Suffering?

In personal injury cases and insurance claims, you may claim two main types of damages: economic and non-economic. Economic damages refer to the tangible, out-of-pocket expenses you incur during the accident, while non-economic damages involve the emotional impact of the injury. Also known as pain and suffering damages, this type of compensation can be difficult

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim?

When you are suffering from a personal injury, you may incur significant expenses, such as mounting medical bills, lost wages during your recovery time, property damage, and much more. The settlement you receive at the conclusion of your case can compensate you for your losses — but how long does this take? While each personal

Life Care Center of Kirkland Fined for Negligence in Handling Coronavirus Outbreak

On April 1, Life Care Center of Kirkland was fined more than $600,000 for their comprehensive failure to prepare, act, and respond to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The long-term care facility is widely considered the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington – in fact, the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the United States

SEEKING WITNESSES: Teenager Paralyzed in SUV-versus-Pedestrian collision

Colburn Law needs your help investigating a Range Rover-versus-Pedestrian collision in Issaquah, Washington. The crash occurred at 9:19 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2020, on Issaquah-Hobart Road South near the 12200 block.  As a result of being hit by the SUV, the 15-year old pedestrian was transported to Harborview Medical Center with critical injuries, including a

What to Do If You’re in a Car Accident While Pregnant

A car accident can be a serious occurrence in Washington state. Car accidents can lead to severe injuries, significant property damage, expensive medical bills, and other physical, emotional, and financial issues. If you are pregnant at the time of your accident, you not only have to worry about the effects of the collision on you

Can You Sue If You’re Injured on a Crab Boat?

For our communities in Washington state, the ocean holds special importance. Many residents of Seattle and the surrounding areas rely on the ocean as a source of income, for food, and for recreation. If you fish for crab or work for a company that operates crab fishing along the Washington coast, you hold certain rights

Washington Vulnerable User Laws 

Traffic safety is a priority for Washington — especially when it comes to reducing fatalities and injuries among the most vulnerable people on the road. Pedestrians, cyclists, scooter users, and wheelchair users can suffer severe damage during collisions with motor vehicles due to the sheer size and weight difference. The resulting injuries can be even