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Night Driving: Not Just Obnoxious, But Risky

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on January 16, 2019

We’ve all experienced the blinding headlights of an oncoming vehicle when driving at night. Your vision goes from slightly strained to obscured, as your pupils contract reflexively to avoid the stabbing pain of the headlamps. Slowly, your vision returns to normal, until the next car or truck passes you with a beam so bright it feels like you’re looking at the face of the sun. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

What’s the Deal with Roundabouts in Washington?

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

More and more states across the U.S. have been adding roundabouts to ease the flow of traffic. Washington State has been building roundabouts since 1997 and has an estimated 120, with plans to build more in Pacific, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, and Whatcom counties, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Read the rest »

How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on December 26, 2018

After someone else hurts you by being careless, you need a good personal injury attorney to fight on your behalf and get you the compensation you deserve. But choosing the right lawyer is not always an easy feat. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Happy Holidays, Seattle – Now Watch Out for Slick Roads

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on December 14, 2018

Video clips of confused Seattle drivers sliding down icy hills are a popular source of entertainment online. It’s all fun and games until someone gets really hurt. Read the rest »

The Skinny on Electric Vehicles in Seattle

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

Cars are so essential to our way of life that it’s almost impossible to imagine a time before they existed. Every year, car manufacturers make astonishing progress to our favorite four-wheeled modes of transportation. And when it comes to choosing new cars, we are given an endless amount of options on the market. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

With Sepsis, a Delayed Diagnosis Can Mean Death

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 28, 2018

Hospitals exist to treat sick people, but sometimes they make people sick. Your chances of picking up an infection in a hospital, when you’re surrounded by infected people, are high.

Sepsis is one of those infections. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

What Virginia Mason’s Famous Medication Error Teaches Us

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 17, 2018

In 2004, Mary L. McClinton, a social worker and mother of four sons as well as foster parent to eight children, died almost three weeks after undergoing what should have been a routine medical procedure at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. The error that led to her death? Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Thanksgiving = Tired, Drunk, and Distracted Drivers on Seattle Roads

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 8, 2018

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to gather around with family we haven’t seen in a while, carve a turkey, overindulge on pumpkin pie, and have a wonderful time amongst loved ones. But it’s also a common time to get into a car accident in Seattle, turning a festive holiday into a fatal one. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

On Halloween, Distracted Driving Gets Worse

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on October 29, 2018

Halloween is the perfect time to celebrate all things spooky, but it’s also a time when things can get pretty spooky on the road. Read the rest »

Posted in: Pedestrian Accident

Do You Know Your Right of Way?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on October 24, 2018

The legal team at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., knows that many Seattle traffic accidents are caused by simple mistakes, such as failure to yield the right-of-way. For many of us, driver’s education was a long time ago, and we may have forgotten some of Washington’s right-of-way laws. To avoid a traffic accident and the hassles that go along with it, take a right-of-way refresher course by checking out this infographic. Read the rest »

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