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Montana Amtrak Train Derailment Injury Claims

Three people were killed and at least 50 others have been injured after an Amtrak train derailed in Montana on Saturday September 25th 2021. According to authorities, eight cars on an Empire Builder train had derailed at about 4 p.m. local time near Joplin, Montana. There were about 141 passengers on board and another 16

Why Delayed Pain After a Car Accident Could Be Serious

Car accidents can result in severe, painful injuries that require extensive medical care and lengthy recovery times. Some injuries are apparent immediately after the collision, such as broken bones or deep lacerations. Other symptoms, however, may not appear for days or even weeks following a collision.  Delayed pain can be caused by shock, internal damage,

What Are Interrogatories in a Personal Injury Case?

When you file a personal injury lawsuit in Washington civil court, there are a number of steps that you will have to take before you can secure compensation. You may need to engage in pretrial negotiations with the at-fault party, depose witnesses and other relevant parties, and calculate your potential award.  During the discovery process,

What Are Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case?

After an accident, you may want to take legal action against the person responsible for your injury. Through a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim, you have the right to recover compensation for the losses you suffered due to the at-fault party’s actions. Under Washington law, you can recover two types of damages: economic and

Who is Liable for Public Pool Slip and Falls?

During the hot months in Washington, many people flock to public pools as a way to keep cool and engage in a fun summer activity. While these facilities are enjoyable for many Washington residents, public pools can pose serious safety risks. The operator of the pool may fail to properly maintain the facility or warn

Mistakes to Avoid in a Personal Injury Claim

Filing a personal injury lawsuit is highly complex and involves a series of important steps. Any mistakes during the claims process can delay your claim or prevent you from recovering compensation altogether. By hiring an experienced personal injury attorney to assist you through this process, you can avoid common errors and protect your right to

How Do You Prove Negligence in a Slip and Fall?

  All property owners have a duty to keep their premises in safe condition, and they must respond to and warn visitors about potential hazards in a reasonable manner. Slip and fall accidents occur when a property owner fails to maintain safe premises, leading to severe injury to visitors, residents, and patrons alike. If you

What Is the Average Payout for Soft Tissue Injury?

A soft tissue injury occurs when you sustain any damage to the soft tissues in your body, rather than your bones. Soft tissues include muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, fat, and other tissues that connect and support tissues, bones, and organs throughout the body. Although these injuries are not as visible as others, soft tissue damage

Road Trip Safety Tips During Coronavirus Outbreak

  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel has become a risky activity. Common transportation options, such as airplanes and public transit, places you in close proximity to crowds of strangers and may increase your chances of exposure. To reduce their COVID-19 risk, many Washington residents are choosing to take road trips in the safety of

How Pre-Existing Conditions Affect an Injury Claim

Accidents can be expensive. After sustaining an injury, you may need to take time off work, receive expensive medical care, and experience physical and psychological pain and suffering, affecting your quality of life. If someone else is responsible for the accident, you may be eligible to pursue compensation through a lawsuit or insurance claim. If