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The Trouble with Cruise Ships and Ferries

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 21, 2019

Our ferries are a pleasant part of Seattle living. Many locals use the ferry system daily to commute to work in the city, from Bainbridge Island and beyond. Washington State has the largest ferry fleet in the country and the third largest in the world, and we’re proud of it. Read the rest »

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The Transformation of the Alaskan Way Viaduct

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on July 10, 2019

The Alaskan Way Viaduct opened in 1953 to provide a way to transport vehicles north and south along Seattle’s waterfront. As Seattle grew and traffic increased, the viaduct offered an alternative passageway for more than 90,000 vehicles per day. Read the rest »

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When Sports Start Up, So Do Injuries

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on January 29, 2019

In today’s world of technology, parents are often very excited when a child shows an interest in sports. Children nowadays are spending more time indoors watching TV, playing video games, and browsing the Internet than participating in physical activities. This has created an entire generation with a strong tendency to childhood obesity. Read the rest »

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How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on December 26, 2018

After someone else hurts you by being careless, you need a good personal injury attorney to fight on your behalf and get you the compensation you deserve. But choosing the right lawyer is not always an easy feat. Read the rest »

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Come Sail Away: Cruise Ship Health Fail

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on April 12, 2018

The cruise is a very popular vacation choice, boasting over 20 million passengers per year globally. With almost 14 million of those passengers being Americans, it is clear that the United States keeps the cruise business afloat. And in return, the U.S. sees over $37 billion each year pumped into its economy. The relationship between the cruise industry and the United States is definitely symbiotic, but it could begin to decline if health and safety issues are not swiftly corrected aboard many of the major ships visiting U.S. ports. Read the rest »

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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 »

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Hoverboards: Dangerous Toys

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on May 22, 2017

Emerging onto the high-tech recreational scene just a couple of years ago, hoverboards were all the rage—with consumers and in emergency rooms. That’s right: the hottest gift of the last few holiday seasons could end up sending you or your kids to the hospital with some serious injuries. Read the rest »

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Staying Safe While Traveling to Other Cities

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on February 6, 2017

Traveling is an American tradition. Each year, millions of families across the country buckle up and head off to visit family members and friends in other cities and states. For all the excitement, traveling does come with a certain degree of risk. In unfamiliar settings, drivers are more likely to have accidents, and in unfamiliar towns, you may not know who to contact if you are injured. If you intend to go out of town in the coming months, or anytime for that matter, keep reading to learn how you can stay safe and avoid trouble.

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Why Your Condition Might Get Worse in the Waiting Room

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

When 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? Read the rest »

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Who May Be Liable for Drowning Accidents in Seattle?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on September 30, 2016

The recent news of a fatal drowning at a Seattle-area waterpark has once again highlighted the dangers posed by bodies of water of all kinds. Over the past ten years for which the CDC has data, the United States saw an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) each year. That is just about ten per day. An additional 332 people died each year from drownings in boating-related incidents. Read the rest »

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