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Seattle leash laws and dog bites

By Emerald Law Group |

At Emerald Law Group, we are Seattle dog bite lawyers representing people that have been attacked and injured by someone else’s dog. Often the dog that attacked one of our clients was not on a leash. However, we have represented clients in situations where the attack occurred even when the dog was on a… Read More »

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Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse

By Emerald Law Group |

In just over a month the “bar date” for Boy Scout sexual abuse claims will run. Facing thousands of lawsuits for sexual abuse, the Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A bar date for filing a claim with the bankruptcy court by November 16, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EST was set… Read More »

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Nursing Home Falls – Tragic and Preventable

By Emerald Law Group |

Nursing homes have been in the news a lot due to the COVID-19 pandemic causing outbreaks of the coronavirus in adult care facilities all over the country. Even before the tragedy of COVID-19, a constant danger to residents of nursing homes and adult care facilities has been the risk of falls. Half of the… Read More »

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$1.7 Million Dollar Settlement for Childhood Sex Abuse Victim

By Emerald Law Group |

Emerald Law Group was recently involved in a lawsuit against a major religious organization. Our client suffered childhood sex abuse by multiple members of the clergy from this religious group when he was a young boy. We were able to help resolve his case for a $1,700,000.00 settlement. We have represented clients in childhood… Read More »

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$260,000.00 Trip and Fall Settlement

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Earlier this month, Emerald Law Group settled a trip and fall case against a large Puget Sound City and a landowner. The client, a 57-year-old woman was walking on a busy sidewalk when she tripped on an uneven section of the walkway, injuring her knee. Both the City and the adjoining landowner disputed liability…. Read More »

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Catholic clergy sexual abuse and state investigations

By Emerald Law Group |

Pervasive child sex abuse has taken place in many Catholic Archdioceses across the country, including here in Washington. Many U.S. dioceses and other religious orders have released lists of clergy known to be sexual abusers. The sudden increase in such lists of known abusers is in large part due to the State of Pennsylvania’s… Read More »

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Dog Bite Injuries Warrant A Payout: Seattle Dog Bite Lawyer

By Emerald Law Group |

According to an article in the Tacoma News Tribune, Washington ranks 20th in the nation for the number of dog bite claims brought for injuries suffered in dog attacks. Insurers paid out a total of $13.7 million dollars for 337 reported claims— an average of about $40,000.00 per claim. Dog bites can leave scars… Read More »

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The Dangers of Distracted Driving to Pedestrians

By Emerald Law Group |

Pedestrian fatalities continue to reach record numbers on Washington roads. A recent article posted by Q13 Fox, addresses what the Washington State Department of Transportation is doing to address this ongoing problem. Another article in the Urbanist, explores a number of reasons why pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities have increased so dramatically. As one would… Read More »

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My Own Car Accident Claim – Part 3

By Emerald Law Group |

I was in an accident back in May in which I was rear-ended by an uninsured driver. Luckily, my own policy has Uninsured Motorist Coverage which allows me to seek compensation through my own insurance company. My insurer also paid for the damage to my vehicle, though I had to pay a deductible for… Read More »

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Denying Liability – Insurance companies increasingly making bad arguments

By Emerald Law Group |

Perhaps it is coincidence but in the past year, our firm has seen more and more insurance companies taking positions over liability (i.e. who is at fault?) regarding car accidents, including rear end accidents and incidents where the other driver clearly failed to yield the right-of-way. I recently had a case in which my… Read More »

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