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2017 November Archive

Public Transit Disasters and Who’s Legally Responsible

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 30, 2017

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 »

So…Can You Sue Starbucks Over a Hot Beverage Burn?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 25, 2017

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 »

Posted in: Burn Injury

Can Cruise Ships Be Held Responsible for Passenger Injuries?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 17, 2017


Seattle is a popular launching point for many of the world’s biggest cruise lines. It’s the home base for Holland America, and sees arrivals and departures from Carnival, Norwegian, Celebrity, and Royal Caribbean International. With so many cruise ships in Seattle ports and Puget Sound, you’d think the issue of cruise ship safety comes up a lot.

But it usually doesn’t—until someone gets hurt. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

What If I’m in an Accident with a WSDOT Vehicle?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 10, 2017

In general, the best advice when it comes to dealing with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) vehicles is this: avoid them. If you are involved in an accident with an official WSDOT vehicle, handle it much like any other type of crash.

Keep in mind, however, that you may face criminal charges if you are responsible – and filing a lawsuit can be much more complicated. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bus Accidents

Safety at the Ballgame

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 5, 2017

Earlier this year, an overeager fan nearly plummeted to his death at Fenway Park while trying to reach for a foul ball. Thankfully, he did not ultimately fall over the railing, but the incident does make one question the safety of these types of events. Read the rest »

Posted in: Premises Liability

Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. Named One of “2018 Best Law Firm” by U.S. News

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 3, 2017

At Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., it’s an honor and a privilege to be named one of the 2018 “Best Law Firms.” Every year, U.S. News & World Report in partnership with Best Lawyers® recognizes the top law firms in the nation.

We were recognized for personal injury litigation for plaintiffs in the Seattle metropolitan area. This award, at its heart, is about our ability to get results for our clients—which leads to the high client satisfaction that we enjoy! (Have a look at our reviews.) Read the rest »

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