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Are You Safe During the 100 Deadly Days?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 13, 2018

For teenagers, few things are more exciting than getting their hands on their very own driver’s license. The freedom of the open road, no more begging mom and dad for rides, the ability to impress their friends, and the independence of being able to get away from the parental units for a while…we all remember these wonderful things.

But statistics tell a darker story. They point to the fact that teenagers are an at-risk group for car crashes, especially during the summer. Memorial Day is the start of what’s known as “The 100 Deadliest Days” of driving for teenagers. Read the rest »

How the Opioid Crisis Hit Washington State

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 5, 2018

Washington has been on the forefront of the battle against opioid addiction in America, which has been skyrocketing in recent years. As stated by the Office of the Attorney General, “In 2015, 718 Washingtonians died from opioid overdose, more than from car accidents. The majority of drug overdose deaths—more than six out of ten—involve an opioid. Nationwide, 1 in 4 people who receive prescription opioids for chronic pain in primary care settings struggle with addiction.” Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

We Have the Medical Technology, but Not Always the Right Answers

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 15, 2018

It’s a sad truth, but cancer misdiagnoses are still a huge cause of medical malpractice claims in the United States today. National research studies claim that fewer than 2% of people get a misdiagnosis from a hospital pathology laboratory test for cancer. That may seem like a tiny percentage, but 1.3 million Americans receive a diagnosis of cancer every year. This means that a 1.2 percent error rate on cancer lab tests could equal about 14,300 incorrect results. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

While You Cheer Your Team, Watch Out for These Stadium Dangers

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 2, 2018

From CenturyLink Field to Safeco Field to Key Arena to Memorial Stadium, there are many stadiums and sporting events around Seattle that attract thousands of fans almost every day. Read the rest »

Posted in: Premises Liability

Trail Etiquette in Seattle

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on May 23, 2018

Pedestrians are by far the most vulnerable things on the road. And while they are often cautious about speeding cars, they tend to neglect a less-known danger that comes on two wheels: bicycles. Read the rest »

Joseph Pendergast III Rated “Top Ten Attorney” in Personal Injury

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on May 16, 2018

The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA) has once again selected Joseph Pendergast III, of Seattle law firm Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., as one of the top 10 personal injury attorneys in the state of Washington. Read the rest »

Posted in: Law Firm News

The Growing Danger of “Dooring”

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on May 11, 2018

Cycling has been a growing transportation trend for quite a while now, and it doesn’t seem like it will be departing anytime soon—especially in Seattle! Read the rest »

Posted in: Bicycle Accident

We Share Reader Tips from Our “Hands on the Wheel” Giveaway

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on May 3, 2018

Anyone who’s been out in public in the last few years knows that Americans are addicted to their smartphones. People use them for texting, posting to social media, playing games, watching movies and videos, surfing the Web, and getting directions; all while walking down the street, standing in line, eating at restaurants, in the middle of conversations, stopped at stoplights, and while…DRIVING? Read the rest »

Sunroofs: Fun, But Are They Safe?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on April 27, 2018

The popularity of sunroofs is definitely increasing. In 2017, 40% of the cars and light trucks sold in the United States included a sunroof, compared to only 33% in 2013. In addition, there is also a trend showing that the size of many of the sunroofs is increasing. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Come Sail Away: Cruise Ship Health Fail

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on April 12, 2018

The cruise is a very popular vacation choice, boasting over 20 million passengers per year globally. With almost 14 million of those passengers being Americans, it is clear that the United States keeps the cruise business afloat. And in return, the U.S. sees over $37 billion each year pumped into its economy. The relationship between the cruise industry and the United States is definitely symbiotic, but it could begin to decline if health and safety issues are not swiftly corrected aboard many of the major ships visiting U.S. ports. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

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Wrongful Death$1,925,000
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Rollover Accident$1,925,000
Rollover Accident
resulting in wrongful death.
Wrongful Death$1,625,000
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Car Accident$595,000
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oncoming traffic accident.
Rear-End Collision$450,000
Rear-End Collision
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$390,000
Car Accident
resulting in fractured leg.
Car Sideswipe$390,000
Car Sideswipe
resulting in injured back.
Head-On Collision$372,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in fractured pelvis.
Car Accident$360,000
Car Accident
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$275,000
Car Accident
resulting in jaw fracture.
Overturned Truck$230,000
Overturned Truck
resulting in broken ribs.
Head-On Collision$230,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in shoulder injury.
Motorcycle Accident$225,000
Motorcycle Accident
resulting in leg fracture.

Written by Joseph Pendergast, this book is designed to help people who have suffered a personal injury understand their rights and the steps to take to be sure they get the compensation they deserve.

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