What is Comparative Negligence in Washington?

When an injury incident happens, and there are multiple parties responsible for causing the incident, the issue of comparative negligence is going to arise when victims file claims to recover compensation. However, states throughout the country handle comparative negligence claims in different ways. In Washington, we use a “pure comparative negligence” system, which differs from… read more

What Is The Difference Between Mild, Moderate, & Severe Brain Injuries

Anytime an individual sustains a significant bump or blow to the head or body, or if their body is rapidly jerked back and forth, they could sustain a brain injury. However, there are various levels of brain injuries that can affect individuals, and there is a difference between a mild, moderate, and severe brain injury…. read more

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 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