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What Is the Eggshell Skull Rule?

Under Washington state law, you have the right to collect compensation for your damages if you suffer injuries in an accident that you did not cause. These damages can include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and more depending on the circumstances of your case – and they can be very high,

Proving Causation in Personal Injury Claims

When you file a personal injury claim or lawsuit in Washington State, you will need to work with your attorney to prove that negligent actions caused your injuries. Without this causation, you would not be able to claim compensation for your injuries. While proving causation may seem straightforward in theory, it can get very complicated

What Is a Subrogation Claim?

If you were recently involved in a car accident in Washington state, you may have received notice from an insurance company stating that they are filing a subrogation claim against you. Most people do not know what a subrogation claim is until after they receive these notices. What Is Subrogation? When you are involved in

Electric Scooter Laws & Regulations in Seattle

Electric scooters have gained phenomenal notoriety in recent years throughout the United States. Despite the increased popularity among the general population, some cities, like Seattle, have challenged their safety. The question remains whether a safe way to integrate motorized scooters into the realm of public transit exists. History of Electric Scooters Peugeot was the first

Emotional Distress Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Emotional distress is a very real issue after a traumatic personal injury accident. A severe car crash, act of violence, dog attack, workplace fall, or other incident can impose significant emotional scarring and mental anguish. The psychological trauma the victim of someone else’s negligence suffers is not a harm the state of Washington ignores. It

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

What is Popcorn Lung?

Electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigarettes or e-cigs, have become extremely popular in the 10-plus years since their release. About 10.8 million adults in the U.S. currently use e-cigarettes, according to Reuters. More than half of users are under the age of 35. Yet e-cigs have also been in the news numerous times in the last

The Design of the Courtroom

The majority of Seattle personal injury claims don’t go to trial, meaning the claimants won’t see the inside of a courtroom. Most personal injury claims can settle successfully during pretrial negotiations, especially with help from experienced attorneys. A court trial, however, could result in higher compensation for plaintiffs. If your lawyer believes going to court

Is Negligent Driving a Criminal Offense?

Negligent drivers cause thousands of traffic accidents, injuries, and deaths every year. When someone gets behind the wheel without taking the driving responsibility seriously, that person can cause a preventable crash. Negligence isn’t only a civil tort, or wrongdoing, in the state of Washington, it can also be a crime. Negligent driving is a criminal

What Are the Most Common Accidental Injuries?

While there are plenty of injuries that occur due to negligence or malice, many simply are the result of accidents. Though they may seem small, accidental injuries can be quite severe. A slip and fall accident in a dangerous location on with a poor landing can cause severe damage. The Centers for Disease Control and