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2016 July Archive

Injuries Commonly Suffered by Seattle Hit and Run Victims

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 28, 2016

Though everyone knows it’s a disgraceful act, not to mention against the law, to leave the scene of a traffic collision, it’s an unfortunate truth that there are motorists out there that do just that. Hit and run car accidents are more common in Seattle than many might realize. Whether it’s another vehicle that’s been hit or a pedestrian, the victims are at risk of suffering serious injuries. Read the rest »

Broken Bone Injuries Commonly Suffered by Seattle Bike Riders

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 25, 2016

Bicycling is a cost-efficient, environmentally friendly, and healthy way to get where you need to go in Seattle. Though people are encouraged to continue utilizing their bike as a mode of transportation whenever possible, it’s also understood that cycling through the streets and alongside motorists comes with its risks. Because of hazardous road conditions and negligent drivers, bike riders often find themselves in dangerous situations that result in injury. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bicycle Accident

Facial Injuries in a Car Accident

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 21, 2016

The automotive world has been abuzz about what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is calling “the largest recall in American history;” the expanded recall of Takata airbags. The problem, which baffled researchers for months, is that the inflating mechanism can degrade over time, particularly in hot, humid weather. When this happens, the bags deploy, unleashing a hail of shrapnel into the head of the driver and front seat passenger, and causing severe facial injuries and sometimes death. Before it’s over, the NHTSA predicts that over 100 million cars will have been recalled. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Common Sports Injuries Suffered by Seattle Children

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 18, 2016

There may be nothing worse than watching your child have to endure an injury, no matter what kind it is. Numerous Seattle parents go through this every year when their children get hurt while playing their favorite sports. Though some bumps and bruises are to be expected, proper precautions should always be taken to avoid ending up in the emergency room. Whether participating in an organized school or recreational activity, your children should be kept as safe from harm as possible. Unfortunately, the negligent actions of those who are supposed to be protecting youth athletes can result in serious, sometimes even life-altering, injuries. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Compensation Available After a Seattle Car Accident

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 13, 2016

When you’ve been injured in a Seattle car accident, your first priority should be to focus on your recovery. However, that can be difficult to do when you know there are mounting medical bills and little to no money coming in because of time off work. That’s when you may start to think about getting compensation for your ordeal. Read the rest »

Top Causes of Seattle Motor Vehicle Lane Change Accidents

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 11, 2016

Imagine you’re driving down Interstate 5 through Seattle, and all you want to do is move over a lane or two. You make your move, and suddenly things start happening very quickly. A crash occurs and within seconds, it can have catastrophic effects. So what happened? What went wrong? Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Injuries Common in Seattle Rear End Motorcycle Accidents

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 8, 2016

Every time a motorcyclist gets onto their bike and hits the road, they are at risk for bodily injury. Motorcycles don’t offer the same buffer zone that other vehicles have. There’s no steel frame surrounding them, and other than their helmet, they have very little protection. Of all the accidents that can occur between a motorcycle and another vehicle, one in which they get rear-ended can be the worst. Read the rest »

Who Is Responsible for a Slip, Trip, or Fall on a Seattle Sidewalk?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 5, 2016

Slip and fall accidents are occurrences that can happen anywhere. Often these are serious injuries. In fact, each year 8 million people visit hospital emergency rooms because of slip, fall, and trip injuries. If you have been injured in a slip, trip, and fall accident, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries. Read the rest »

Posted in: Premises Liability

3 Catastrophic Injuries That Can Lead to Paralysis

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 1, 2016

Paralysis is a devastating condition that can radically change the lives of the victim and their family. Victims suffering a paralyzing injury need extensive medical treatment, physical therapy, and other types of long-term care. They will likely need to use a wheelchair or other assistive devices. In many cases, they may have to find a new job, or they may possibly not be able to work at all. Paralysis comes with severe physical, emotional and financial hardships that can be difficult to overcome. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

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