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How Often Should You Check Your Car’s Airbags?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 29, 2020

Seeing your mechanic for regular tune-ups can mean the difference between life and death in a car accident. But many drivers simply focus on oil changes and new tires. What about safety features, such as airbags? These invaluable devices can be the key to preventing a severe or fatal head injury, but only if properly installed and maintained.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Liability Insurance and Rental Vehicles

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 15, 2020

After an accident involving a rental vehicle, it might not be immediately clear which insurance policies apply. You are likely in a lot of pain, confused, and stressed out about finding the funds to cover the costs of your injuries, as well as any damage to your own vehicle if you were hit by a rental car. Luckily, there are several insurance policies that may apply to your situation and can provide coverage after a collision.

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Congratulations to the Make Your Mark Scholarship Winners!

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 1, 2020

Making your mark on the world is not an easy feat. It requires determination, patience, an open mind, and grit. Not everyone succeeds, but many are in it for the long game, looking to the future and planning on how they will affect change in their communities and the world at large.

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Say Hello to the Finalists of the 2020 Make Your Mark Scholarship

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 24, 2020

To truly leave one’s mark on the world, you have to be creative, thoughtful, determined, and hardworking – all of which come with a strong educational foundation. Devoting your time to your education and mastering your skills can take you anywhere in the world, and even allow you to leave behind a lasting legacy.

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Can You Claim PTSD in a Car Accident Claim?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 18, 2020

Traffic collision can be traumatic experiences that go beyond physical wounds. In cases involving traumatic brain injuries, victims can suffer mood swings, depression, anxiety, and other changes in cognitive functions. But even in accidents that do not involve head wounds, you can still be left with lasting emotional damage. This may affect your personal relationship, work-life balance, and ability to perform daily tasks.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Identifying and Treating Dog Bite Infections

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 4, 2020

Dog bites come with cuts, bruises, broken bones, and emotional trauma, but infections are another major risk most people forget about. As much as we love dogs, we all are aware of how filthy their mouths can be. After a dog bite, victims can suffer from a range of medical conditions and diseases caused by exposure to a dog’s saliva. It is imperative to understand the symptoms and treatments associated with dog bites in order to ensure you receive proper medical care and avoid costly injuries.

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Posted in: Dog Bite

Should You Report Your Car Accident on Google Maps?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on May 21, 2020

Google Maps has a host of hidden features that many people are not aware of. When you plan out a route, you can share your progress with friends and family to keep them updated on your arrival time or if you are worried about being involved in a violent crime. Or you can save your parking spot on a residential street or parking lot so that you can easily find your vehicle.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. Postpones Scholarship Announcement Dates

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on May 11, 2020

Since we announced our $500 scholarship on February 12, 2020, team at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. has received an astounding amount of enthusiasm for the Make Your Mark Scholarship! Sadly, that means we still need more time to finish reviewing all of your well thought out essays and deciding on a winner.

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Holding Amazon Accountable for More Than Lost Packages

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on April 30, 2020

We all have experienced the joy stepping outside to check the mail and finding the package we ordered the night before on our doorstep. It’s become a mainstay of the 21st century. But this age of convenience also comes with new dangers that we now have to contend with – reckless delivery drivers.

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Can I Receive Compensation If I Was Jaywalking?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on April 8, 2020

Although jaywalking is illegal in Washington state, it is a fairly common practice. Pedestrians may assume that they have the right-of-way, think the fastest route is cutting across a major road rather than heading to a cross-walk, or think the road is empty. However, tragedy often strikes when we least expect it, and jaywalkers are often struck by vehicles. If you were jaywalking at the time you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be wondering how it will affect your compensation.

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Posted in: Pedestrian Accident

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