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2016 August Archive

Proving Fault in Wrong-Way Auto Accidents in Seattle

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on August 31, 2016

One of the leading causes of car, motorcycle, and trucking accidents is attributed to a driver heading in the wrong direction on the roadway. Seattle, especially downtown, is notorious for having one-way streets, and many drivers accidentally turn onto one-way streets, driving the wrong way. Though an inadvertent mistake, this slip-up can cause a serious accident, resulting in traumatic injuries and even death. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Is Riding Your Bike at Night Time Ever Safe in Seattle?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on August 26, 2016

According to a study conducted by the Transportation Data Office, the majority of bicycle accidents occur in the evening between the hours of 6pm and 9pm. Many of these accidents occur in winter months, where daylight savings time and an earlier-setting sun bring darkness earlier in the day. Due to visibility issues that arise at dusk and continue through the dark evening hours and with the increasing number of bicycle accidents occurring due to negligent drivers, many have begun to wonder whether it is safe to ride your bike in the evening. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bicycle Accident

Common Types of Swimming Pool Accidents that Occur in Seattle

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on August 23, 2016

Summer is here! As the days grow hotter and longer, more families will be flocking to the pool to keep cool and relax. While swimming pools are a common fixture in homes in the Seattle area, many individuals forget how dangerous they can be. It is vital to be cognizant of the risks and hazards associated with pools so that you can best prepare to avoid them. Read the rest »

Be Wary of the July Effect at Local Seattle Hospitals

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

The July Effect, also known as the Killing Season, is a colloquial phrase that refers to the increased risk of injury and death caused by medical malpractice at hospitals during the month of July. This theory is largely attributed to the seasonal hiring of new hospital residents with little to no hospital experience. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Pokémon Go Encourages Drivers to Cheat the System, Resulting in Careless Driving

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on August 15, 2016

Pokémon Go is the current craze sweeping the entire world, from Seattle, Washington to Tokyo, Japan. Designed by Niantic after a successful franchise involving a television show, video games, and trading cards, the app seeks to revitalize interest in hunting and collecting rare animals known as Pokémon, evolving them, and then battling other Pokémon at locations known as gyms. Read the rest »

Who Can Be Held Liable for Injuries Caused by Emergency Room Accidents/Errors?

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

When you visit an emergency room because you are injured or sick, the last thing you want to worry about is getting injured or sick even further while you are there. Unfortunately, sometimes it does happen and patients are left wondering who can be held liable for injuries caused by emergency room accidents or errors. The answer is not always an easy one. Although it’s easy to assume that the person who made the error is responsible, that’s not always the case. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Who Can Be Held Liable for Injuries Caused by Defective Medical Equipment

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on August 4, 2016

Medical devices can improve or save lives. However, sometimes these devices fail, are misused, or are defective. Knowing your patient rights and responsibilities can help you find a personal injury lawyer who can aid you in recovering losses from defective medical devices. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

How an Attorney Can Help After a Seattle Car Accident?

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

Being in an automobile accident can be a traumatic experience. Knowing your rights and responsibilities as a passenger or a driver can help you regain losses from vehicle damage and injuries. Contacting a lawyer who has had experience with auto accident claims can also make this situation easier. A qualified lawyer can guide you through a sometimes confusing legal system. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

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