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Statute of Limitations Ruling in Wrongful Death Case

By Emerald Law Group |

Division One of the Washington State Court of Appeals ruled on March 13, 2017, that the statute of limitations on a wrongful death case did not begin to run until the date the killer of a 12-year-old boy was convicted of murder. Alajawan Brown was killed April 29, 2010, when he was mistaken for… Read More »

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Catastrophic Injuries – Seeking Compensation for Severe Injuries

By Emerald Law Group |

Too often victims of negligence – be it due to car wrecks or slip and falls – are viewed by the public as whiners or malingerers looking for a fast and quick payday. Most people that we represent admit to having that opinion until their lives are changed by someone else’s negligence, particularly when… Read More »

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Drowning Deaths in Washington – Negligent Supervision of Children

By Emerald Law Group |

Every summer people throughout Washington flock to our many lakes, rivers and beaches to swim and recreate. Many summer camps and organizations bring children to these same locations to swim and play in the water. Drownings, however, occur every year and often the victims are children who do not know how to swim or… Read More »

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Slip and Falls From Ice and Snow

By Emerald Law Group |

From the time we take a step to the time we are flat on our back takes less than a second. While a slip and fall accident takes less than a second, the injuries from a slip and fall can last a lifetime. With Winter here, sidewalks and floors will be wet for the… Read More »

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Seattle City Council Passes New Employee Rights

By Emerald Law Group |

On September 19, 2016, the Seattle City Council passed a bill that will give some workers more secure schedules. The bill, which will go into effect in September 2017, offers several protections to covered employees. The bill requires employers to give employees their schedules at least 14 days in advance. If an employer cuts… Read More »

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Driving on Marijuana

Marijuana and Impaired Drivers – Car Accidents in Washington

By Emerald Law Group |

Marijuana is now legal in Washington and can be purchased by anyone over the age of 21. This includes recreational marijuana in addition to medicinal pot that can only be purchased after obtaining a prescription from a doctor and a card. Whether you agree with legalization or not, the availability of marijuana has certainly… Read More »

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Fatalities in Car Accidents – Wrongful Death Claims

By Emerald Law Group |

The most tragic car accident claims that we handle involve persons who pass away in the accident. Many times roll over accidents or large collisions with large trucks result in fatalities on Washington highways and roads, often due to someone else’s negligence. If a family member is killed in an accident, the victim is… Read More »

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Uber Injury Accident

Injured While Driving for Uber?

By Emerald Law Group |

Uber has exploded in the Seattle area and throughout other parts of Washington including Tacoma, Olympia and Bellevue. As an Uber driver, you spend more time on the road than most drivers and are putting yourself at risk each time you pick up passengers. You are susceptible to injuries caused by other drivers who… Read More »

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Bicyclist killed by streetcar tracks – potential liability for city of Seattle?

By Emerald Law Group |

A local Seattle woman died due to injuries she sustained when she crashed while biking across the streetcar tracks on Yesler Way. According to the KOMO article, the cyclist was riding eastbound on Yesler and crashed when she crossed the streetcar tracks near 13th Avenue. Family members cited in the article indicated that the… Read More »

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Cities Making Bicyclists Safer – Ideas from Other Cities

By Emerald Law Group |

Biking.com reported on 8 different cities that are undertaking projects and programs to make cycling safer in the metropolitan areas. Included in the article were cities such as Portland, Chicago and Philadelphia – all cities that have active and robust cycling communities. Citied in the article is a study that found that bicycling safety… Read More »

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