By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on September 20, 2017
Recently, Traffic Lab asked cyclists around Seattle how they felt about the city’s infrastructure for bicyclists, and how safe overall they felt riding around the city. They received mixed reviews, so in the end, Seattle falls somewhere in the middle; especially when compared to other cities around the country and in other parts of the world. Read the rest »
By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on September 15, 2017
The beginning of this month brought some serious heat and smoke from the Oregon wildfires to Seattle. The heat was a relief to those who sometimes get sick of Seattle’s rain, but it was short-lived. Rain has now returned to the city. And while this might be good news for residents who love Seattle’s damp, moody climate, it could be dangerous for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. Read the rest »
By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on September 10, 2017
It was during the last week of August that a woman in Ohio became the latest fatality attributed to unsafe fuel tanks mounted in the back of certain Jeep models. Her death puts the focus back on Chrysler and the recall it issued to resolve the issue back in 2013. As it turns out, the recall just didn’t go far enough. Read the rest »
By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on September 5, 2017
As the 2017 Major League Baseball season heads into its final months, the Mariners definitely aren’t a shoo-in to make the American League playoffs. But, there still is a chance for Seattle’s boys of summer to make one of the league’s two wildcard berths. No, it hasn’t been a stellar season for the M’s, but some individual players had good seasons. Both second baseman Robinson Cano and right fielder Nelson Cruz suited up to represent the Emerald City in the MLB 2017 All-Star Game.
While any athlete in a team sport prefers that his team succeed, being named one of that sport’s elite players is also quite an honor. That’s why Seattle personal injury firm Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., is proud to announce that partner Joseph E. Pendergast III has been named one of the 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Washington State for the fourth time by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA). You can learn more about this prestigious honor and the AIOPIA here. Read the rest »
“Gliding” on a Segway is the perfect way to travel around Seattle. Not only does it let you take in all the sights, but it’s the perfect environmentally-friendly and modern mode of transportation for this progressive city. But how common are Segway accidents? What injuries can you incur, and who’s responsible for them if they happen? Read the rest »
Skateboarding seems fun. But what happens if that fun ride turns into a dangerous situation? If you’ve been injured by a skateboarder, is he or she to blame? And does the skateboarder have to pay for your injuries and costs? Read the rest »
The Seattle bike-sharing program known as Pronto didn’t have a very long life. It began in October 2014 and the last ride was taken in March 2017. But while many predicted that this bike-sharing program would see lots of injuries, that wasn’t the case—as it turns out, there were few riders involved in accidents. Instead, Pronto may have ended, in part, because of Seattle’s own helmet laws. Read the rest »
If you’re hit by a car while out walking, it’s relatively easy to know who’s at fault for the accident. Most of the time, it’s the driver of the car. But what do you do if you’re hit and injured by a Segway? Who can be held liable? For that, the answer is less clear, and depends on the circumstances. Read the rest »
A fatal crash that occurred just outside of Lynwood, Washington, on July 27th has left three teenagers dead and another one in the hospital. Since the teens may have been somewhat negligent, it’s raised the question of liability, leaving many wondering what exactly caused this accident and who’s to blame. Read the rest »
Attorneys are getting awards all the time, aren’t they? (Not necessarily.) Why should I care that my legal advocate is listed in Super Lawyers®, or named “Top 100 Litigation Lawyers,” or rated a perfect “10” on Avvo?
Let’s answer that question with another question. Would you rather have a heart surgeon who has received the American Surgical Association’s Medallion of Achievement … or one who hasn’t?
A lawyer’s awards are living proof that he’s doing a good job for his clients and community. The fact that Joseph Pendergast III of Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., was chosen for the National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s 2017 list of Nation’s Top Attorneys is an honor, and we want to share exactly why.
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