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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

Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident Changing Lanes?

  As drivers, it is important that we navigate the roads safely and pay close attention to other vehicles in our vicinity. This is especially important while changing lanes; it is very easy for a driver to experience a lapse in judgement or concentration, move to another lane, and crash into another vehicle. If you

What to Do When Injured Falling on An Uneven Sidewalk or Street

  We often assume that our streets and sidewalks are safe to walk on — but a crack in the pavement, a sudden change in elevation, or chipped concrete can place pedestrians in danger. Slip and fall accidents are often very severe, leading to serious injuries such as traumatic brain damage, damaged hips, and broken

The Importance of Police Reports After an Accident in Seattle

After a car accident, you can incur some serious losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and vehicle repairs. Washington laws allow injured drivers to claim compensation from the person responsible for their accidents, either through a lawsuit or insurance claim. During both legal pathways, you will need to prove your right to damages using all

What Evidence Do You Need in a Car Accident Case?

Under Washington law, a driver who causes a car accident is responsible for paying for the damages of their victims. If you recently suffered an injury due to negligent driving, this law may bring you a sense of relief — but you will need to prove that the other driver was responsible for the crash

Who Pays for Medical Bills After an Accident?   

After suffering an injury in a car accident, seeking medical treatment is your top priority. Sometimes, these collisions result in serious injuries that require intensive and sometimes lifelong treatment. This medical care can be very expensive and lead to significant financial hardship. If someone else’s negligent driving caused your accident, he or she is responsible

What Is Res Ipsa Loquitur?

  To successfully prove a personal injury claim in Washington, you must prove that the defendant in your lawsuit was negligent at the time of your accident. Proving negligence requires you to establish the at-fault party’s duty of care to you, and how a breach of that duty of care directly caused your injuries and