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Negligence

What Are The Examples Of Negligent Security?

By Emerald Law Group |

Negligent security occurs when someone fails to provide adequate security measures. When they do, it can lead to serious injuries or even death, depending on the situation. If you were injured on someone else’s property and believe that your injuries are the result of negligent security measures, speak with a lawyer to discuss the… Read More »

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Can You Sue the City Of Seattle If You Slipped And Fell On A Sidewalk?

By Emerald Law Group |

If you recently slipped and fell on a sidewalk in the city of Seattle, Washington, you may be wondering if you can sue the city for your injuries. The answer depends on whether or not the city was negligent. Contact our Seattle sidewalk slip and fall lawyers at Emerald Law Group to discuss the… Read More »

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Can You Sue The Dog Owner If They Didn’t Know About The Dog’s Vicious Propensities?

By Emerald Law Group |

In the state of Washington, dog owners are liable for any injuries their pet causes to another person. Whether or not the owner knew about their dog’s vicious propensities can be a factor in determining whether a lawsuit can be filed. Let’s take a closer look at the Washington dog bite law and what… Read More »

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When Is A Daycare Negligent For A Child’s Injuries?

By Emerald Law Group |

When it comes to our children’s safety, we want nothing but the best. If something happens and a child is injured at daycare, it’s natural to feel shocked and worried. While accidents can happen anytime and anywhere, sometimes they are due to negligence. If your child has been injured while attending daycare, you may… Read More »

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When Can You Bring A Legal Claim Against A Nursing Home For Abuse Or Neglect In Washington State?

By Emerald Law Group |

When a loved one requires care in a nursing home or assisted living center, it is only natural to expect that the facility and its staff will do everything possible to make the stay happy and healthy for all residents. A family’s primary goal is to ensure their beloved friend or relative will have… Read More »

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Recovering Damages In A Washington Clergy Abuse Case

By Emerald Law Group |

Sadly and tragically, Washington is no different than other states that have made headlines for sex abuse perpetrated by clergy members. In just the last few years, for example, the Archdiocese of Seattle has paid millions of dollars in settlements to churchgoers with credible allegations of sex abuse against local clergy members. Some incidents… Read More »

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What Are Your Legal Rights If You Are Injured On Government Property In Washington?

By Emerald Law Group |

Under the legal concept of “premises liability”, a property owner can be held responsible for some accidents and injuries that occur on their property. This is especially true if they knew about a problem and ignored it, or let conditions develop that created an injury risk for others. Some common causes of premises liability… Read More »

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The Path To Legal Recovery After A Drunk Driving Accident

By Emerald Law Group |

No matter what we do to stay safe on the roads, we are still at risk from collisions with drunk or impaired drivers. Washington reports over 200 traffic fatalities each year caused by drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs. Many thousands more are injured each year and face physical and financial pain due to… Read More »

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Washington Appeals Court Upholds $2.4 Million Insurance Bad Faith Verdict

By Emerald Law Group |

Auto insurance companies have a legal duty to represent their policyholders in good faith. This means that if an insured driver was responsible for causing an auto accident, the insurer must make a reasonable attempt to negotiate a settlement offer presented by the victims. In most cases this means settling for the limits of… Read More »

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Is A Washington Property Owner Liable For The Death Of A Contractor’s Employee?

By Emerald Law Group |

Premises liability refers to a landowner’s legal responsibility for injuries sustained by individuals on their property. For example, if you are injured in a slip and fall accident at the store, the owner may be responsible if you can prove they failed to keep the premises in reasonably safe condition. As a general rule,… Read More »

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