2015 December Archive

Woman Killed in Seattle Motorcycle Crash

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on December 21, 2015

A man has been charged with vehicular homicide after being involved in a fatal motorcycle accident while allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine. According to a Seattle Times news report, the fatal motorcycle crash happened in Burien.  Read the rest »

Who is Responsible for Hospital Errors?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on December 18, 2015

Medical MalpracticeIt is tragically common for patients to suffer harm because of mistakes made by medical professionals. Estimates say that 400,000 people are killed each year in part from avoidable medical errors. Many others survive errors made by doctors, nurses, and other health care providers. These people may need additional medical attention and deal with severe pain and suffering for medical mistakes committed by professionals.  Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Seattle Motorcyclist Killed on I-5 Near JBLM

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on December 16, 2015

Motorcycle AccidentsAt the end of November, a Seattle resident was unfortunately killed in an accident here in Seattle. The 76-year-old rider died in a motorcycle accident that happened on Interstate 5. According to witnesses, the man lost control of his motorcycle and fell off. While trying to get back on his bike, he was struck by a semi-truck. The accident happened near the main gate of Joint Base Lewis–McChord (JBLM). Read the rest »

Seattle Attempts to Make High Crash Zones Safer

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on December 13, 2015

Intersection AccidentsPolice in Seattle keep records of where injury accidents happen to determine if a particular road or intersection is dangerous. According to a KIRO TV news report, one of the most dangerous left turns in Seattle is on Aurora Avenue North, south of North 125th Street.  Read the rest »

Posted in: Safe Driving

Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Seattle Crash

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on December 11, 2015

Pedestrian AccidentsA woman in her 60s has suffered serious injuries in a pedestrian accident. According to a Seattle Times news report, the car accident happened on the north side of Northeast 79th Street in Redmond. Officials say the woman sustained critical injuries in the crash. The driver who struck her remained at the scene. Police believe the wet conditions may have contributed to the crash. Read the rest »

Posted in: Pedestrian Accident

Lynnwood Street Crash Claims Life of Local Pedestrian

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on December 9, 2015

Pedestrian AccidentA pedestrian crossing 200th Street SW in Lynnwood recently lost his life when he was hit by a driver who did not see him until it was too late. According to witnesses, an elderly man wearing very dark clothing was attempting to cross the street when the vehicle struck him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.   Read the rest »

Posted in: Pedestrian Accident

How to Survive a Washington Winter Car Accident

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on December 4, 2015

Car AccidentsWinter is the peak season for weather-related car accidents nationwide. Whether you’re staying in Seattle this holiday season or planning to head across the United States to visit family and friends, here are several ways you can keep yourself and your passengers safer if the unexpected happens: Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Four Car Washington DUI Accident Claims the Life of Navy Veteran

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on December 1, 2015

A four-vehicle pile-up believed to have been caused by an impaired driver has claimed the life of a local Navy veteran.

The 71-year-old veteran, a Belfair resident, was rear-ended on State Route 16. The impact forced the veteran’s vehicle into oncoming traffic, causing a head-on collision with another vehicle. Read the rest »

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