Seattle Personal Injury & Accident Blog
Smart Growth America has rated
104 of the most populated cities in the entire country; and Seattle was ranked eighth-safest for pedestrians.
This proud moment comes after Seattle announced its intention in 2015 to have absolutely no pedestrian deaths or injuries from accidents with vehicles, including bicycles. When compared with other cities with the same goal, such as Nashville, Seattle sits at the top of the safety class. Nashville had 50 pedestrian and cyclist deaths in 2016; Seattle had eight in that same year. Better than the 26 deaths that Washington, D.C., saw and the 13 deaths that made headlines in Portland. Read the rest »
New studies have shown that automated cars and, more specifically, the safety features on those cars, may be saving lives. If you’re one of the people who worries about an accident with a robot vehicle, here’s some good news for you. Read the rest »
Recently, Traffic Lab
asked cyclists around Seattle how they felt about the city’s infrastructure for bicyclists, and how safe overall they felt riding around the city. They received mixed reviews, so in the end, Seattle falls somewhere in the middle; especially when compared to other cities around the country and in other parts of the world. Read the rest »
The beginning of this month brought some serious heat and smoke from the Oregon wildfires to Seattle. The heat was a relief to those who sometimes get sick of Seattle’s rain, but it was short-lived. Rain has now returned to the city. And while this might be good news for residents who love Seattle’s damp, moody climate, it could be dangerous for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. Read the rest »
It was during the last week of August that a woman in Ohio
became the latest fatality attributed to unsafe fuel tanks mounted in the back of certain Jeep models. Her death puts the focus back on Chrysler and the recall it issued to resolve the issue back in 2013. As it turns out, the recall just didn’t go far enough. Read the rest »
As the 2017 Major League Baseball season heads into its final months, the Mariners definitely aren’t a shoo-in to make the American League playoffs. But, there still is a chance for Seattle’s boys of summer to make one of the league’s two wildcard berths. No, it hasn’t been a stellar season for the M’s, but some individual players had good seasons. Both second baseman Robinson Cano and right fielder Nelson Cruz suited up to represent the Emerald City in the MLB 2017 All-Star Game.
While any athlete in a team sport prefers that his team succeed, being named one of that sport’s elite players is also quite an honor. That’s why Seattle personal injury firm Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., is proud to announce that partner Joseph E. Pendergast III has been named one of the 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Washington State for the fourth time by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA). You can learn more about this prestigious honor and the AIOPIA here. Read the rest »
“Gliding” on a Segway is the perfect way to travel around Seattle. Not only does it let you take in all the sights, but it’s the perfect environmentally-friendly and modern mode of transportation for this progressive city. But how common are Segway accidents? What injuries can you incur, and who’s responsible for them if they happen? Read the rest »
Skateboarding seems fun. But what happens if that fun ride turns into a dangerous situation? If you’ve been injured by a skateboarder, is he or she to blame? And does the skateboarder have to pay for your injuries and costs? Read the rest »
The Seattle bike-sharing program known as Pronto didn’t have a very long life. It began in October 2014 and the last ride was taken in March 2017. But while many predicted that this bike-sharing program would see lots of injuries, that wasn’t the case—as it turns out, there were few riders involved in accidents. Instead, Pronto may have ended, in part, because of Seattle’s own helmet laws. Read the rest »
If you’re hit by a car while out walking, it’s relatively easy to know who’s at fault for the accident. Most of the time, it’s the driver of the car. But what do you do if you’re hit and injured by a Segway? Who can be held liable? For that, the answer is less clear, and depends on the circumstances. Read the rest »