How to Prove Medical Malpractice

Categories: Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice happens when a patient sustains injuries due to a medical professional’s negligence. Thousands of people entrust their lives to doctors and hospitals every day across the state. When a medical professional makes a mistake that causes a patient harm, it can result in life-threatening injuries. Understandably, potential clients might be unaware of how...

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What Are Pain and Suffering Damages?

Categories: Personal Injury

In Washington State, victims of personal injury accidents are entitled to collect compensation if another negligent party caused the accident. Along with damages for costs like medical bills and lost wages, victims may also be able to collect damages for pain and suffering. However, because every personal injury case comes with unique facts and circumstances,...

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Seeking Compensation for Staph Infection After a Dog Bite

Categories: Dog Bite

According to the American Medical Veterinary Association, 4.5 million people are victims of a dog bite every year. Of those, 800,000 people require medical attention. More than half of dog bites happen to children, who are much more likely to be hospitalized and suffer severe injuries. Even well-behaved and small dogs sometimes bite people. Typical...

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Who Can Be Held Liable in a Truck Accident?

Categories: Trucking Accidents

According to the Washington State Department of Travel, there were 6,213 accidents involving heavy trucks in Washington throughout 2021. Almost 700 of these accidents likely caused an injury. Heavy trucks also caused 70 deaths in 2021. For the last ten years, the number of heavy trucks involved in accidents has remained consistently high. Further, the...

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What to Do After a Slip-and-Fall Accident?

Categories: Slip and Fall

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 3 million older adults are treated for slips and falls annually in emergency departments nationwide. Over 800,000 of these emergency department patients need long-term medical care. Broken bones and head trauma are common injuries that require immediate medical attention. Slips and falls cause 95% of...

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What to Do After a Truck Accident?

Categories: Trucking Accidents

Being involved in a truck accident can be a harrowing experience. Semi trucks weigh twenty to thirty times more than other vehicles. They are slower to stop, and the damage they cause in a collision can be catastrophic. Over 4,000 people were killed in semi-truck accidents in 2020. This statistic represents an over 25% increase...

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What Happens If a Dog Bites a Trespasser?

Categories: Dog Bite

In Washington, dog owner liability may not extend to you if the law deems you a trespasser at the time of the attack. Nevertheless, Washington has strict expectations of dog owners, so if you were bit by a dog while in a place you were lawfully allowed to be, you may be entitled to compensation....

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Why Is There a 10-day Quarantine for Dog Bites?

Categories: Dog Bite

Your dog has bitten someone, and you’ve just found out your dog must quarantine for 10 days. Why is there a 10-day quarantine for dog bites? Most states mandate a 10-day dog bite quarantine because federal law governing testing and vaccination against rabies for animals is insufficient to protect everyone from this highly contagious virus....

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