Self-driving cars will not be ending auto accidents anytime soon
Posted in Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on November 16, 2020
Remember in the early 2010s, when automakers like Tesla were promising that their fully autonomous vehicles would be for sale in just a few years? It’s 2020, and so far, those promises have not come true. In a way, this is a good thing. Manufacturers have yet to perfect the technology necessary to make...
What are the biggest dangers of dog bites?
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on October 23, 2020
In Washington, many residents have a pet dog. In fact, Washington ranks in the top 10 pet owning states. This means you have a high chance of running into a dog even if you do not own one yourself. While this normally is not a problem, it can become one quickly if a dog...
What strategies can you use to prevent medication errors?
Posted in Firm News, Medical Malpractice on October 9, 2020
When you go to a hospital in Washington, you expect to receive great medical care. Unfortunately, you could become a victim of a medication error if you do not advocate for your own health and ask the right questions. If you have an upcoming visit to a health care facility, or if you take...
The myriad consequences of a traffic accident
Posted in Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on September 30, 2020
Car accidents are bad news all the way around. They cause property damage and bodily injury and of course a number of fatalities every year on Washington roads. Other negative consequences include financial impacts that last for years and years. The impact on insurance rates A Forbes article reveals how some accidents can cause...
What is Erb’s palsy?
Posted in Firm News, Medical Malpractice on September 17, 2020
Washington parents like you expect the best care when you are dealing with matters of childbirth. After all, maternal care has come a long way. In the United States, there are hardly any fatalities related to childbirth. Even birthing injuries have been drastically lowered. But this does not mean there are no risks at...
Washington laws about personal injury recovery
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on September 14, 2020
Catastrophic injuries create staggering financial costs, from lost wages to medical bills. Washington allows individuals to file a lawsuit after injuries caused by third-party negligence. Washington has established these laws to guide personal injury claims. Individuals who disagree with the results of an insurance settlement can seek remedy through the court system. Fault determination...
What are the dangers of vacuum-assisted birth?
Posted in Birth Injuries, Firm News on September 3, 2020
A vacuum-assisted birth uses a special tool that helps to pull the baby from the womb. The Mayo Clinic explains the decision to use the vacuum often occurs when you are in active labor and there is an issue with the baby making it through the birth canal. Often, the reasons a doctor may...
Is drowsy driving a form of distraction?
Posted in Distracted Driving, Firm News on August 21, 2020
Washington drivers like you understand that distracted driving behaviors pose risks to everyone. But did you know that certain forms of distracted driving can happen without you knowing about it? Or even doing anything to distract yourself? Drowsy driving falls under this category. There is nothing you are doing in particular that will distract...
Can I sue the hospital for malpractice?
Posted in Firm News, Medical Malpractice on August 5, 2020
Medical malpractice suits can be very complicated, and many people do not even know who to sue for their injuries. For example, many people wonder if they should sue the hospital itself for malpractice, or merely the doctor that performed the procedure. The reality is that in certain cases, yes, you can sue the...
The penalties for distracted driving in Washington
Posted in Distracted Driving, Firm News on July 29, 2020
The practice of distracted driving in Washington and throughout the U.S. results in numerous serious accidents every day. To put an end to this, the state of Washington asks observers to call 911 if they witness a driver under the influence of electronics. While drivers may use devices such as hands-free Bluetooth, they may...