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Can You Sue After Signing a Liability Waiver in Washington State?

If you have ever participated in an activity that posed a potential risk to your safety, you probably had to sign a liability waiver. Common activities that require a liability waiver include trampoline parks, carnival rides, sports, and community fun runs. These waivers essentially release a certain party from liability in the event of an

What Is Double Indemnity?

Life insurance and accident policies often include a double indemnity clause, under which the insurance company agrees to pay twice the policy amount in case of an accidental death. While double indemnity can provide a number of benefits to grieving families, not all Washington insurance policies honor this agreement. What Qualifies as an Accidental Death?

Blurred Vision After A Car Accident

A car accident can lead to a number of serious injuries, including whiplash, spinal cord damage, and traumatic brain injury. Some symptoms may occur right away, but others may not manifest until days after the collision. One symptom that may not appear immediately is blurred vision. If you experience any vision issues after a car

Who’s Responsible for a Car Accident Caused by Mechanical Failure?

Modern cars contain a number of different parts and networks, from the basic engine and brake mechanisms to complex GPS systems and smart car features. Manufacturers must ensure these vehicle mechanics meet certain safety standards and all drivers must keep their vehicles in safe conditions  — but not everyone upholds these duties of care. If

Can You Sue for RSD or CRPS in Washington State?

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) are painful conditions that can directly affect your quality of life. These injuries often occur after a car accident or other serious act of negligence, leading to medical expenses, lengthy recovery times, lost wages, and more. If you are suffering from RSD or another form

Scholarship Winners Tell Their Story

Colburn Law Traumatic Brain Injury Annual Scholarship Winner Submissions: Sarah Renberg ESSAY: Are you an advocate for your community or involved in any organizations? How has your experience dealing with a brain injury inspired you to educate and shape your community and neighborhood for the better? A brain injury forces an individual to exercise astounding

Announcing the 2020 Colburn Law TBI Scholarship Winners

This Year’s Winner: Sarah Renberg Colburn Law is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 $3,000 Traumatic Brain Injury Scholarship — Sarah Renberg! Sarah is an honor student studying neuroscience at the University of Michigan in the College of Language, Science, and the Arts Honors Program. She helped launch the Headway Foundation, a nonprofit

What to Do If You Were Wrongly Accused of Being At-Fault After a Car Accident

Washington, like many other states, follows a traditional fault insurance system. This means drivers who cause collisions are responsible for paying for the damages the other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians suffer from. However, this system does contain flaws — you may be in a car accident that is not your fault and another driver may

Understanding Proximate and Superseding Causes in Personal Injury Cases

To prove a Washington personal injury case, you will need to establish the presence of negligence in your accident. You will need to provide sufficient evidence showing the at-fault party owed you a duty of care, breached that care, and caused your injuries and damages. Proximate cause and superseding cause are two legal concepts that

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