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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

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

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

How to Prove a Driver Was Distracted

Distracted driving is an unfortunately common yet extremely dangerous driving practice across the United States, including Washington. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 9 people die and 1,000 people suffer injuries each day due to accidents with distracted drivers. If you are the victim of a distracted driver, you

What Is a Letter of Protection?

Personal injury accidents can happen at any time to anyone — regardless of financial status, insurance coverage, or access to adequate medical care. Without proper medical insurance coverage, even the smallest injury or illness can cost a significant amount of money. When someone else’s negligence or recklessness contributes to your serious injury and you do

Washington State Car Insurance Guide and Regulations

The moments after a car accident can be confusing and disorienting. In this situation, you may be unsure what you should do next — and when the medical bills and repair invoices start to come in, you can face significant financial hardship due to expenses you were not prepared for. However, you can claim compensation

Ignition Interlock System Injuries

After a DUI arrest in Washington state, the court will impose a series of administrative and criminal penalties. Consequences can include jail time, fines, license suspension or revocation, and mandatory community service. However, you may also have to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle — which can lead to severe injury due to

What Questions Should I Ask My Personal Injury Lawyer?

There are many personal injury law firms and attorneys operating throughout Washington state – when it comes time for you to hire someone to represent your case, how can you make a decision as to who to hire? You want to ensure that the lawyer you choose can provide the highest quality legal representation and

What Is a Deposition?

If you are filing a personal injury lawsuit in Washington civil court, chances are you will have to attend a deposition. A deposition is a tool that courts use during the discovery process prior to your case’s trial, allowing your attorney to learn about the circumstances surrounding your case and find potential pieces of evidence.