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Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S Celebrate 5-Time “10 Best Client Satisfaction” Award

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on March 14, 2018

As warmer weather comes to town, we Seattleites have something to be thankful for. At our law firm, we’re thankful for something else, too—recognition of our outstanding service to clients!

We were recently given the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys’ “10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction Award.” From 2014 to 2018, five years straight, Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., has received this prestigious honor, and we are pleased that our clients continue to be satisfied by our service. Read the rest »

Posted in: Law Firm News

The Most Dangerous Seattle Intersections for Bicyclists and Pedestrians

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on March 7, 2018

With beautiful weather most of the year and a population focused on health and fitness, Seattle has become one of the best cities to walk or bike around in. But while the city has taken major strides to ensure that walkers and bikers are kept safe, it’s clear there’s still some work to do. We in Seattle are a long way from the zero pedestrian deaths or injuries the city announced it was striving for in 2015. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bicycle Accident

More Seattle Seniors May Mean Greater Road Danger

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

There are a lot more drivers on Washington’s roads nowadays…and many of them are senior citizens! A Seattle Times article reported on the fact that the fastest-growing population in Seattle is the 65-and-older crowd. In addition, the article declared that we’ve hit a milestone: one million seniors in 2015. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

All About Public Transit Accidents (and Liability)

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on February 18, 2018

Washington certainly provides many different ways to help the public get around. With buses, trains, monorails, and even ferries to move people from place to place, there are many ways to see the sights or commute to work and back again. But with so many options, there are bound to be accidents along the way. The Tacoma Amtrak derailing on December 18, 2017, is one tragic example. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bus Accidents

When the Dog Attacks the Mailman

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

You wouldn’t think being a mailmen is inherently dangerous. But these jobs have certain risks. One of the biggest dangers? Dog bites. Dogs are very territorial and don’t like it when a stranger enters their property. This can cause them to become violent and attack mailmen or couriers who are just trying to do their jobs.

This raises the question: Can a mailman sue someone for a dog bite? Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bite

The Tacoma Train Accident of December 2017

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on February 6, 2018

On December 18, 2017, Amtrak passengers faced disaster in Tacoma.

Amtrak Cascades train 501 was on its inaugural run between Seattle and Portland when, at around 7:45 a.m., the train derailed and left several of the cars dangling from an overpass over I-5. The train held 78 passengers and five crew members. Around one hundred passengers and people in vehicles below were injured as a result of the crash. At least three people onboard died. Read the rest »

Posted in: Speeding Accident

Want One of the Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Seattle?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on January 29, 2018

Local expert-ranking website, based right here in Seattle, Washington, recently examined 145 law firms serving the Seattle metropolitan area. They selected the top 20 for their 2018 list of Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Seattle. Guess who was included?

Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S.! Read the rest »

Posted in: Law Firm News

Avoid Tailgating – Give Others (and Yourself) Space

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on January 23, 2018

Driving responsibly in Washington involves a number of habits that keep you and others around you as safe as possible. Today, we’re going to talk about tailgating.

And why you shouldn’t do it. Read the rest »

Posted in: Rear-End Accidents

Defective Vehicle Parts: Accidents Waiting to Happen

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on January 16, 2018

A car crash can be caused by many things: reckless driving, poor weather conditions, or defective parts on a vehicle.

The scary part is, you can’t control the third one. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Winter Means More Slip-and-Fall Accidents

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on January 8, 2018

Most slip-and-fall accidents are caused by objects on the ground that trip someone, poor lighting in an area like a stairwell, or walkways in poor repair. During the winter, weather plays a large part in creating unsafe conditions. Falling rain, sleet, and snow often result in wet and slippery sidewalks. These conditions can make reasonably safe areas quite treacherous, and when combined with poor lighting or cracked sidewalks, present an even greater danger for pedestrians. 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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