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How Do You Identify a Brain Injury After a Slip and Fall?

Slip and fall accidents can happen at any time, in any place. Hazards like spilled liquids, improperly stored equipment, uneven surfaces, and more can lead to serious accidents and severe injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI). If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, it can be difficult to know whether you have

Will I Need to Get My Deposition Taken in a Slip and Fall Case?

Slip and fall accidents can be serious incidents. It’s common for victims to experience painful injuries as well as financial hardship due to medical bills and lost wages. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you could recover compensation for these losses by filing a personal injury lawsuit. There are many stages

Timeline for a Slip and Fall Lawsuit

Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries. If you are injured in one of these accidents and believe that a property owner’s negligence is to blame, you could pursue compensation by filing a lawsuit.  While many cases settle before reaching the courtroom, some slip-and-fall lawsuits can take up to a year or longer

What Is the Statute of Limitations in a Slip and Fall Case?

Victims of slip and fall accidents have the right to pursue compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. If you believe that you qualify for this litigation, it is important to act quickly. Washington law sets a deadline, known as the statute of limitations, for filing slip and fall accident claims. If you do not

Tips for Settling a Slip and Fall Claim

When you are pursuing a slip and fall lawsuit, your goal is to secure the settlement that you need to recover. Reaching an adequate settlement in a slip and fall case can be a challenge, but simple with the support of an attorney. Here are a few critical tips for settling a slip and fall

What Happens If You Slip and Fall on Government Property?

If you slip and fall at someone’s home or business, you may be eligible for financial compensation. In cases where someone’s negligence caused the accident, you have the right to pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit against the liable party. When you slip and fall on government property, however, your case becomes more complex. Claims

How Does the Collateral Source Rule Work in Washington?

An unexpected injury can disrupt your life in several ways. You will need to pay for medical care, miss work to recover and attend treatments, and replace any property damaged in the accident. This can lead to significant financial, physical, and emotional hardships. In Washington state, you may be entitled to financial compensation if someone

Washington’s Sovereign Immunity Waiver

In Washington, people who are injured in accidents have the right to file lawsuits against the responsible party. Motor vehicle drivers, property owners, large corporations, and many other individuals and entities face litigation every year. If the at-fault party is a government actor, the rules may change. Some states follow the sovereign immunity doctrine, which

What Is Summary Judgment?

When a personal injury lawsuit goes to trial, it is clear that the plaintiff and the defendant are on opposing sides. While the plaintiff is fighting to prove the defendant’s negligence, the defendant is attempting to avoid liability for the plaintiff’s injuries.  In some cases, a plaintiff and a defendant agree on the important facts

What Are Punitive Damages?

After an accident, you may want to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person responsible for your injuries. Through your claim, you can recover damages for the economic losses you suffered, as well as your non-economic pain and suffering. In these situations, you may wonder if you are eligible for a third category of