Know the rules of the road when biking in Seattle
Posted in Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on July 27, 2020
Seattle is frequently named as one of the best biking cities in America. Whether you cycle here for fun or commute to work or school on your bicycle, knowing the applicable laws can help keep you safe on your bike. Follow these Seattle safety regulations when traveling on two wheels to avoid a serious...
What should I do if a dog bites me?
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on July 20, 2020
Nobody likes to think about man’s best friend attacking them, but it does occasionally happen. In fact, many people get dog bites from dogs that they know relatively well. It is important to be aware of what steps to take should you sustain a dog bite. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the first vital...
A few tell-tale signs of good and bad driving
Posted in Distracted Driving, Firm News on June 30, 2020
In 2017, Washington’s distracted driving law went into effect and made it illegal for drivers to operate a cell phone or a mobile device. Authorities credit that law with reducing traffic fatalities in the state. Many other factors go into a person’s ability to safely and competently navigate the roads while behind a wheel....
What is episiotomy?
Posted in Birth Injuries, Firm News on June 15, 2020
An episiotomy is a surgical procedure that involves incising the skin of the perineum. This is the tissue of your pelvic region that occurs between the anus and the vagina. Doctors sometimes perform the surgery to assist with a difficult childbirth. However, as the Mayo Clinic explains, it is no longer as commonplace as it once...
Take these 3 steps after a hit-and-run pedestrian accident
Posted in Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on June 5, 2020
Seattle’s leaders have a goal of eliminating traffic fatalities by 2030. Unfortunately, recent statistics indicate there is still much work to do. Regrettably, of the 14 individuals who lost their lives in traffic accidents on city streets in 2018, most were pedestrians. If a motor vehicle crashes into you when you are walking, you are vulnerable...
What is inattentional blindness?
Posted in Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on May 28, 2020
Washington drivers know that distractions can lead to crashes. But do you know how many distractions you face on a daily basis? Do you know that inattentional blindness may impact your driving? Today our Seattle distracted driving accident lawyers will discuss inattentional blindness. What is it? How does it relate to driver safety? What...
Where Washington State ranks in distracted driving accidents
Posted in Distracted Driving, Firm News on May 26, 2020
Washington State’s distracted driving law makes it illegal to use a mobile phone or portable electronic device while operating a vehicle. Since the law went into effect in 2017, traffic fatalities have reduced noticeably. According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, the majority of residents are aware that holding a cell phone while driving is illegal....
Medical mistakes cause more than 250,000 deaths annually
Posted in Firm News, Medical Malpractice on April 27, 2020
You know your body better than anyone, so when something is ailing you, you probably recognize that something is amiss and seek treatment accordingly. If you are like most Americans, you probably place a good deal of faith in your primary care doctor and his or her ability to properly diagnose your condition and...
Who is liable for a dog bite?
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on April 15, 2020
A dog bite situation is always terrifying if you are the victim, and it requires someone to be responsible for the suffering you go through. The law provides guidance as to who holds responsibility or liability for a dog bite situation. According to the Washington State Legislature, in most cases, the dog’s owner is liable for...
What causes persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns?
Posted in Birth Injuries, Firm News on April 7, 2020
The birth of your child should be an exciting time, but if he or she suffers a birth injury, it can make this a scary time. Luckily, most birth situations end without any complications or issues. However, it can help to learn more about potential issues that your baby may be at risk for....