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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.

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