Wrongful Death Claims vs. Survival Action Claims

When a person loses their life due to the negligent, intentional, or careless actions of another individual or entity, their surviving family members may be able to recover compensation for their losses. This is known as a wrongful death claim. However, the estate of the deceased can file a survival action against the at-fault party… read more

What is The Eggshell Skull Rule?

There are times when individuals have some type of pre-existing condition that could be made worse as a result of the careless or negligent actions of someone else. This could play a role in an injury claim, but shouldn’t affect a person’s ability to recover compensation. For example, just because a person has an ongoing… read more

What is Double Indemnity?

Many accident and life insurance policies in the Washington area include a double indemnity clause. Under this type of clause, the insurance carrier agrees to pay double the policy amount in the event an accidental death occurs. Here, we want to discuss why a double indemnity clause is important and how this could affect your… read more

Negligent vs. Reckless Driving 

The vast majority of vehicle accident claims in the Washington area are the result of the negligent actions of one or more drivers on the roadway. However, there are certainly accidents that occur as a result of reckless driving. But what is the difference between negligent driving and reckless driving? Here, we want to define… read more

Lane Splitting vs Lane Weaving in Washington

Motorcyclists in the state of Washington will understand what lane splitting and lane weaving are. These are two separate types of maneuvers that motorcyclists can perform on the roadway. However, both of these maneuvers are illegal in Washington. Here, we want to more thoroughly define lane splitting and lane weaving. Understanding Lane Splitting Lane splitting… read more

Washington Initiative 1433

On January 1, 2018, Initiative 1433 took effect in the state of Washington. Initiative 1433 offers protections to employees for retaliation for taking allowable paid sick leave. This initiative was approved in 2016 and makes important changes to statewide employment laws. Initiative 1433 also changed the minimum wage and tip law, altered paid sick leave… read more

What Are Proximate and Superseding Causes in Personal Injury Cases?

There are various elements that must be present in order for a person to successfully recover compensation after sustaining an injury caused by another party. These elements include establishing that there was a duty of care between a plaintiff and a defendant, showing that the defendant breached their duty of care, and showing that the… read more

Washington Car Seat Laws 

Parents and guardians must ensure that their children are safe when they are riding in a vehicle. Every state has enacted specific car seat laws related to child safety. Here, we want to review what Washington says about car seats and booster seats as well as penalties for violating these laws. Incorrectly using car seats… read more

Negligent Driving Versus Reckless Driving

Vehicle accidents happen in a variety of ways, often due to the careless, negligent, or reckless driving of others. However, it is important to understand that there is a difference between negligent driving behaviors and reckless driving. We want to define the difference between these two and discuss how they could affect a personal injury… read more

Do You Need a License to Operate a Motorized Scooter?

Mopeds and motorized scooters are all over the place throughout the state of Washington, particularly in and around larger cities. Even though these two types of vehicles are not the same thing, even though most people think they are. However, the state of Washington has different requirements for licensing when it comes to operating mopeds… read more