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Chris Cornell’s Wife Sues Doctor for Malpractice

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 17, 2019

Vicky Cornell, the widow of Chris Cornell, has filed a medical malpractice suit against the late singer’s doctor, in which she claims that the doctor “negligently and repeatedly” prescribed dangerous “mind-altering substances,” which led to Mr. Cornell’s untimely death. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., Gives Two Deserving Students $500 Each!

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 11, 2019

After navigating through numerous applications, choosing 10 finalists, and debating heartily, our Seattle law office is ready to name the TWO students who will walk away with $500 each for post-secondary educational expenses. Read the rest »

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The Transformation of the Alaskan Way Viaduct

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 10, 2019

The Alaskan Way Viaduct opened in 1953 to provide a way to transport vehicles north and south along Seattle’s waterfront. As Seattle grew and traffic increased, the viaduct offered an alternative passageway for more than 90,000 vehicles per day. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

How to Stay Safe on Your Motorcycle

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 3, 2019

There’s no question that riding a motorcycle can be one of the most thrilling experiences possible. Unfortunately, when you’re out on the road, it can also be one of the most dangerous. Because motorcycles don’t provide the same type of protection that cars do, motorcyclists are far more likely to suffer from severe and sometimes fatal injuries in an accident. Let’s talk prevention. Read the rest »

Just Because the Rainy Season Is Over Doesn’t Mean Wet Roads Aren’t a Safety Risk

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 1, 2019

Though the wettest part of the year has come and gone, we in the Seattle area still get rain. Drivers in the Pacific Northwest know that traveling on wet roads and surfaces is part of life. Though we are used to it, a new study has found that driving on even a mildly wet surface greatly increases your chances of being in a car accident. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

The Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 28, 2019

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional or medical facility injures a patient through negligence—outside of the “accepted” standard of care. When you’re a patient, checked into a hospital, every person working at or for the hospital owes you a professional duty. Medical malpractice does not have to be the result of a harmful act, such as operating on the wrong body part; it can also be the result of failure to diagnose or treat a condition, or a failure to do so in a timely manner. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. Celebrate 2019 Scholarship Finalists!

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 27, 2019

Over 1,000 students  from across the United States turned in applications for our Make Your Mark Scholarship 2019. Why “make your mark?” Because when we interact with other people throughout our lives, we can’t help but leave an impression on them. Here’s to leaving a good one. Read the rest »

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Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. Accepted as a 2019 AIOPIA 10 Best Law Firm in Washington

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on April 30, 2019

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Washington’s Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., as a 2019 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm for Client Satisfaction. Read the rest »

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When An App Isn’t Enough After an Injury Crash

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on March 26, 2019

If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you know how traumatic it can be. Even if you aren’t injured, it can be a shock. And if you do sustain mild injuries, combined with the emotional stress of the situation, at the very least you’ll probably be feeling a bit shaken. Now imagine having your car totaled, with you in it, somehow managing to get yourself out of the vehicle, and then having to open an app on your phone to report the accident. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Getting Into an Accident in Canada

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on March 18, 2019

With Canada so close by, living in the State of Washington means that you can travel internationally just by going on a road trip. Our northern neighbor offers a lot of great destinations for people looking to spend a day or two sightseeing or exploring nature, and it’s just a short drive away. Many Washington residents keep their passport as handy as their driver’s license so they can venture across the border whenever the mood strikes them. But, before you decide to spend a day abroad, take a minute to make sure you are armed with adequate insurance and are aware of the differences between our laws and Canada’s. Read the rest »

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