2016 December Archive

Why do More Truck Crashes Occur in Seattle over the Holidays?

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

truck-crashThe holidays are a great time to see family, spend time with friends, and reflect on years past, as well as the new one about to begin. Unfortunately, the holidays also mean a lot of travel for people and companies, especially trucking companies. And while of course, truck accidents can happen at any time of the year, there is an increased risk over the holidays, and during the entire winter season. There are a number of reasons for this, just a few of which are listed below…

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Posted in: Truck Accident

Get to the Office Party Safely by Knowing Party Bus Safety

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on December 12, 2016

safety-firstHoliday office parties are a great way to build comradery and let staff members know how appreciated they are. However, if you’re management, getting everyone to and from the party safely should be your first priority. If you’re the one arranging the party and the party bus that will be transporting the guests, you might carry some responsibility if something happens along the way.

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Posted in: Bus Accidents

‘Tis the Season for Slip and Falls Involving Snow or Ice

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

sidewalk-snowThe winter months are fast approaching in Seattle and ‘tis the season for slip and falls involving snow and ice. During these months, patches of ice can quickly form on cold cement, and piles of snow can quickly crowd out sidewalks, making them quite dangerous. If you slip and fall, it can lead to injuries such as cuts and bruises, broken bones, or worse. This can ruin anyone’s holidays, and it’s natural to be angry and wonder who’s to blame. The experienced Seattle personal injury lawyers at Hardwick & Pendergast P.S. can help you find out who that is.

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Something Not On Your Wish List: Crashes Due to Slick Roads

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

rain-drivingIt’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas, New Year’s – all of the big holidays are right around the corner. That means that more people are on the roads visiting family, getting their holiday shopping done, and going to holiday parties. When you combine all of this activity with the slick roads that are present in Seattle during these months, it’s no wonder that the number of accidents in the city increase in the winter. But if you should find yourself in the unlucky predicament of getting into a car accident due to slick roads, who is at fault?

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Why Your Condition Might Get Worse in the Waiting Room

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on December 2, 2016

emergency-roomWhen patients visit a hospital or clinic, they typically need urgent care. Things like prescription refills and regular check-ups can all be taken care of by a family doctor, but when there’s an emergency, people head to the nearest emergency room or urgent care facility. But even when in distress, once patients get there they often have to wait, sometimes hours! This is seen both around Washington and the rest of the country, so why is it such a big problem?

Of course, the most obvious problem with long waiting times is that any condition might get worse the longer it’s left untreated. Conditions that are easily preventable and treatable, such as asthma, might not be that difficult to treat when the patient first comes in. But if that patient is left to wait, their breathing might become increasingly short and shallow, and soon they might not be able to get any air at all. In cases of severe cuts or scrapes, any time that passes is time that infection can set in, making the entire situation worse, and creating new conditions on top of the initial problem.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

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