How to Prove a Wrongful Death Claim

Categories: Wrongful Death

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In wrongful death claims and other tort cases, the burden of proof falls on the plaintiff. You must prove that not only a death occurred, but that the defendant was the cause of that death. If you cannot meet the burden of proof, you will lose your claim in court. This is why it is…

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The Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury

Categories: Catastrophic Injury

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Spinal cord injuries are not minor injuries. These catastrophic injuries often carry long-term consequences for victims – and sometimes, can dramatically shorten a person’s lifespan, as well as the overall quality of life. A spinal cord injury occurs when there is damage done to the spinal cord and communication between the brain and cord is…

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Can You File a Wrongful Death Claim from Food Poisoning?

Categories: Wrongful Death

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When you eat at a restaurant or purchase food from a supplier, you assume that the food you are consuming is safe. After all, restaurants and suppliers must go through rigorous inspections and have all employees trained in the art of food safety. While the law requires establishments to do this, not all establishments follow…

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Compensatory vs. Punitive Damages in an Accident Case

Categories: Car Accidents

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When you file a personal injury claim, you will be presented with a lot of complex terminology. While most of this can be explained by your attorney, the most important terminology you will learn is about damages – also known as your monetary reward. It is important that you understand the types of damages, and…

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The Evaluation of Pain and Suffering Claims

Categories: Personal Injury

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You have most likely heard of “pain and suffering” before. But, you may not know exactly what this type of claim entails. From a legal perspective, pain and suffering is not a free-for-all-request. Instead, it assesses the true value of a person’s emotional, mental, and physical pain due to an accident caused by someone’s negligence…

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Tesla Driver Killed in a Crash while Using Auto Pilot Mode

Categories: Wrongful Death

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Technology for automobiles is constantly evolving. This year’s latest trend is that of self-driving vehicles – something that Google has been testing for quite some time. While the technology has not yet been fully released, there are plenty of tests going on. Tesla is one of the few companies to have released a fully autopilot-capable…

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Understanding Loss of Consortium Claims in Washington

Categories: Wrongful Death

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Washington’s Wrongful Death Attorney The loss of consortium claim is a difficult one to understand. It is important, as a claimant, to understand whether or not you can use this claim in your wrongful death case – and, most importantly, how you must speak in your deposition to prove loss of consortium. There are different…

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Five Common Mistakes When Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

Categories: Wrongful Death

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Washington’s Compassionate Wrongful Death Lawyers If you have lost a loved one as the result of someone’s negligence, you do have the right to take legal action against the person responsible. This is known as a wrongful death claim. Because you are dealing with the emotional and financial turmoil of losing a loved one, it…

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