Seattle Personal Injury & Accident Blog
There are a lot more drivers on Washington’s roads nowadays…and many of them are senior citizens! A Seattle Times
article reported on the fact that the fastest-growing population in Seattle is the 65-and-older crowd. In addition, the article declared that we’ve hit a milestone: one million seniors in 2015. Read the rest »
Washington certainly provides many different ways to help the public get around. With buses, trains, monorails, and even ferries to move people from place to place, there are many ways to see the sights or commute to work and back again. But with so many options, there are bound to be accidents along the way. The Tacoma Amtrak derailing on December 18, 2017, is one tragic example. Read the rest »
You wouldn’t think being a mailmen is inherently dangerous. But these jobs have certain risks. One of the biggest dangers? Dog bites. Dogs are very territorial and don’t like it when a stranger enters their property. This can cause them to become violent and attack mailmen or couriers who are just trying to do their jobs.
This raises the question: Can a mailman sue someone for a dog bite? Read the rest »
On December 18, 2017, Amtrak passengers faced disaster in Tacoma.
Amtrak Cascades train 501 was on its inaugural run between Seattle and Portland when, at around 7:45 a.m., the train derailed and left several of the cars dangling from an overpass over I-5. The train held 78 passengers and five crew members. Around one hundred passengers and people in vehicles below were injured as a result of the crash. At least three people onboard died. Read the rest »
Local expert-ranking website Expertise.com, based right here in Seattle, Washington, recently examined 145 law firms serving the Seattle metropolitan area. They selected the top 20 for their 2018 list of Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Seattle
. Guess who was included?
Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S.! Read the rest »
Driving responsibly in Washington involves a number of habits that keep you and others around you as safe as possible. Today, we’re going to talk about tailgating.
And why you shouldn’t do it. Read the rest »
A car crash can be caused by many things: reckless driving, poor weather conditions, or defective parts on a vehicle.
The scary part is, you can’t control the third one. Read the rest »
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 »
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 »