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Joseph E. Pendergast III Named 10 Best for Third Year in a Row

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

Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. is proud to announce that our managing attorney, Joseph Edward Pendergast III, has once again been named one of the top personal injury attorneys in Washington State. Mr. Pendergast, commonly known as “J.P.,” has made the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) list of 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction for the third year in a row.

Founded in 2014, the AIOPIA recognizes excellence in legal counsel by using a stringent rating system that factors in an attorneys’ reputation among fellow attorneys, awards, associations, publications, client satisfaction reviews, and AIOPIA’s independent evaluation. AIOPIA created this annual list to provide a valuable resource to clients seeking the top litigators in various legal specialties. J.P. Pendergast has been named among the top Washington personal injury attorneys each year AIOPIA has released a list of top attorneys. Read the rest »

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Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. Wins Prestigious 2015 Litigator Award

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

We’re proud to announce that Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. has been named a 2015 Litigator Award Winner. Our firm ranks among the top 1% of all Wrongful Death litigation attorneys nationwide. Read the rest »

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Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. Welcomes Douglas Weinmaster

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

Washington Attorney Douglas WeinmasterDouglas T. Weinmaster has been representing people with personal injury claims for nearly two decades in the state of Washington. After finishing his legal studies at Gonzaga University School of Law, Doug worked for a major insurance company for several years. Having learned how the insurance industry handles personal injury claims in the courts, Doug then joined a prestigious Seattle-based law firm where he successfully represented hundreds of serious personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death claims. In his time practicing law, Doug has established himself as a skilled injury attorney. Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. is glad to welcome him to our legal team. Read the rest »

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Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. Recognized as One of 10 Best Firms in Washington for Client Satisfaction

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 7, 2015

Washington State Best Law FirmThe experienced Seattle personal injury attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. are happy to announce that we have recently been honored with a very prestigious award. The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) recognized our firm as one of the year’s 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firms for Client Satisfaction in the state of Washington.

The AIOPIA is a prominent, well-regarded third-party attorney rating organization that releases an annual list of the best personal injury attorneys in each state. To be selected to the “10 Best” list, attorneys must rank high according to AIOPIA’s rigorous criteria, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, and pass the organization’s independent evaluation. Read the rest »

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Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. Voted “10 Best” in Client Satisfaction in Personal Injury

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on February 5, 2015

Seattle Personal InjuryThe legal team at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. is thrilled to receive the “10 Best” award in Client Satisfaction for the second year in a row from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. For over four decades, Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. has been dedicated to helping those who have been injured through no fault of their own, and client satisfaction has always remained a top priority.

To be recognized by the AIOPIA among our peers in the state of Washington is a great honor, and receiving the “10 Best” award for two consecutive years is a reflection of our commitment to treating every client and every case with exceptional care and professionalism. We’re proud to have helped so many individuals and families throughout the greater Seattle area get back on the road to recovery as efficiently as possible. Read the rest »

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Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. Win Prestigious 2014 Litigator Award™

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

The Seattle personal injury attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. are thrilled and honored to receive the 2014 Litigator Award™ in Wrongful Death, one of the most exclusive and sought-after awards in Trial Law. The Litigator Awards™ are reserved only for those Super-Star Lawyers who have successfully reached Million, Multi-Million and/or Billion Dollar settlements and verdicts, which amount to less than 1 percent of all attorneys in the nation.

Unlike other competitions in the legal profession, the 2014 Award winners are judged on actual performance and dollar amounts achieved in verdicts and settlements rather than by popularity in the industry. The Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, LLC evaluate each of the 1.1 million nominees based on whether they have demonstrated exceptional litigation achievement in at least one practice specialty, as well as a strong quality-of-practice record that includes at least one of the following: Read the rest »

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Attorney Joseph E. Pendergast, III Releases New Online Book for Washington Personal Injury Claims

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on March 22, 2012

Free WA Accident Book DownloadPersonal injury accidents happen every day throughout the state of Washington, occurring in an instant and often turning a victim’s life into chaos. While the victims of personal injuries caused by the actions of another person can seek compensation for their losses, many do not understand this process or their legal rights. To aid injured Washington residents, personal injury attorney Joseph E. Pendergast, III with the law firm of Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. has released a new online book entitled Auto Accident & Personal Injury Claims: A Guide for Consumers to Protect Their Rights.

The new book is free to download from www.hardwickpendergast.com and offers information on victims’ legal rights in a variety of personal injury accidents and an in-depth look at the legal process for finding compensation. Personal injury topics covered in this free book include Washington personal injury claims, safe driving tips, auto accident injuries with a specific focus on whiplash, and details on insurance companies’ involvement in injury claims. Washington personal injury accident victims can also better understand an attorney’s role in seeking personal injury compensation and what can make or break a case. Read the rest »

Our Case Results

Degloving Injury$2,400,000
Degloving Injury
from defective power winch.
Wrongful Death$1,925,000
Wrongful Death
from head-on van accident.
Rollover Accident$1,925,000
Rollover Accident
resulting in wrongful death.
Wrongful Death$1,625,000
Wrongful Death
from highway design defect.
Car Accident$595,000
Car Accident
injuries to 47-year-old woman.
Wrongful Death$460,695
Wrongful Death
oncoming traffic accident.
Rear-End Collision$450,000
Rear-End Collision
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$390,000
Car Accident
resulting in fractured leg.
Car Sideswipe$390,000
Car Sideswipe
resulting in injured back.
Head-On Collision$372,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in fractured pelvis.
Car Accident$360,000
Car Accident
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$275,000
Car Accident
resulting in jaw fracture.
Overturned Truck$230,000
Overturned Truck
resulting in broken ribs.
Head-On Collision$230,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in shoulder injury.
Motorcycle Accident$225,000
Motorcycle Accident
resulting in leg fracture.

Written by Joseph Pendergast, this book is designed to help people who have suffered a personal injury understand their rights and the steps to take to be sure they get the compensation they deserve.

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