Seattle Personal Injury & Accident Blog
Most slip-and-fall accidents are caused by objects on the ground that trip someone, poor lighting in an area like a stairwell, or walkways in poor repair. During the winter, weather plays a large part in creating unsafe conditions. Falling rain, sleet, and snow often result in wet and slippery sidewalks. These conditions can make reasonably safe areas quite treacherous, and when combined with poor lighting or cracked sidewalks, present an even greater danger for pedestrians. Read the rest »
When a Monorail Crashes, Does It Make a Sound?
Seattle’s love of public and alternative forms of transportation has been well documented, and that love affair has a testament in the Seattle Center Monorail. Seattle’s Monorail is both a city landmark and the oldest full-scale commercial monorail system in the nation. While it is an integral part of the city’s transportation infrastructure, it is also a destination for tourists from all over the world. Read the rest »
Product Liability and What It Means for You
How responsible are companies for the products that they serve? That’s a question restaurants and consumers have been struggling with for decades. In particular, purveyors of hot coffee have found themselves the targets of lawsuits after their customers suffer severe burns.
But that’s not the only thing you can (or should) sue for. Read the rest »
Seattle is a popular launching point for many of the world’s biggest cruise lines. It’s the home base for Holland America, and sees arrivals and departures from Carnival, Norwegian, Celebrity, and Royal Caribbean International. With so many cruise ships in Seattle ports and Puget Sound, you’d think the issue of cruise ship safety comes up a lot.
But it usually doesn’t—until someone gets hurt. Read the rest »
In general, the best advice when it comes to dealing with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) vehicles is this: avoid them. If you are involved in an accident with an official WSDOT vehicle, handle it much like any other type of crash.
Keep in mind, however, that you may face criminal charges if you are responsible – and filing a lawsuit can be much more complicated. Read the rest »
Earlier this year, an overeager fan nearly plummeted to his death
at Fenway Park while trying to reach for a foul ball. Thankfully, he did not ultimately fall over the railing, but the incident does make one question the safety of these types of events. Read the rest »
At Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., it’s an honor and a privilege to be named one of the 2018 “Best Law Firms.”
Every year, U.S. News & World Report
in partnership with Best Lawyers®
recognizes the top law firms in the nation.
We were recognized for personal injury litigation for plaintiffs in the Seattle metropolitan area. This award, at its heart, is about our ability to get results for our clients—which leads to the high client satisfaction that we enjoy! (Have a look at our reviews.) Read the rest »
Despite decades of urban legends about monstrous strangers hiding razors in candy, the real danger for trick-or-treaters comes from cars on the road. Amidst the fun and revelry of Halloween, it is important to remember that there are drivers on the streets among trick-or-treaters…and not all of them are driving safely. Read the rest »
Liability is a tricky – but vital – aspect of a civil claim, and the more people involved in the accident, the more difficult liability can be to establish. In multi-car crashes, like the one on Seattle’s I-5 South last month
, determining who is responsible
becomes muddied by all of the people involved. Read the rest »
While it’s true that Seattle rarely sees snow, the city can still become quite cold and icy during the winter months. And when it does snow here, snowfall can be quite heavy. Even when it’s not snowing, it will likely rain; and both conditions call for additional safety measures on the part of Seattle drivers. As we enter this season, keep these winter driving tips in mind. Read the rest »