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Snoqualmie Accident

Deadly Snoqualmie Pass Accident

By Emerald Law Group |

A tragic accident occurred on Snoqualmie pass on February 6. The accident involved 8 vehicles, two of them semis. Two people were killed and one of the truck drivers is suspected of being under the influence. This just another reminder to take it slow and easy when crossing our mountain passes during the winter…. Read More »

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Seattle police

UW Student Settles Police Brutality Case Against City of Seattle

By Emerald Law Group |

The Seattle police were in the news again recently after a victim of police brutality settled his claim for $100,000. The FBI is now investigating the situation in which the student was beaten and thrown to the ground where he suffered a broken nose and fractured cheekbones. The pictures in the article show the… Read More »

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Arbitration

Washington Legislature Closer to Raising Limits of Mandatory Arbitration

By Emerald Law Group |

The House in our state’s legislature passed legislation to increase the limits for mandatory arbitration to $75,000. Mandatory arbitration is a process where cases can be moved into arbitration rather than trial for cases that fall below a certain amount in terms of the compensation a plaintiff is seeking. The current limit for monetary… Read More »

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Seattle Construction Accident

Construction Accident Leads to Worker’s Death in West Seattle

By Emerald Law Group |

The Times reported a few days ago that a construction worker died when he a trench collapsed and buried him beneath six feet of dirt. Most accidents like this are investigated by the Department of Labor & Industries to determine if any of the contractors or sub-contractors on the site violated safety regulations. In… Read More »

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Seattle Roll-Over

2-Year Old Child Killed in Roll-Over Accident

By Emerald Law Group |

A young child died in a roll-over accident according to a report in the Seattle Times. The accident occurred when a 17-year old driver left the road and caused the van he was driving to roll. The child was apparently not strapped into a child seat and died at the scene. This is a… Read More »

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Seattle Bike Hit and Run

2 Bicycle Accidents on Bainbridge Island

By Emerald Law Group |

Two separate bicycle accidents occurred last week on Bainbridge Island. The island, which is accessible by ferry from Seattle and located in Kitsap County, is just across Elliott Bay from downtown Seattle and a popular residential area for people commuting into Seattle. The first accident apparently happened when a driver failed to yield the… Read More »

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dangerous dog

Dangerous Dogs

By Emerald Law Group |

You may have heard the saying, “there are no bad dogs, only bad owners.” Whether that is true or not is up for debate, but the insurance industry clearly thinks certain breeds are inherently bad. In fact, certain breeds are blacklisted by insurers. How does that affect someone who is attacked and injured? The… Read More »

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Clergy abuse

Seattle Archdiocese Releases List of 77 Sexual Abusers

By Emerald Law Group |

On Friday, January 15, 2016, the Seattle Archdiocese released a long-overdue list of 77 clergy and other employees who had committed child sex abuse in the Puget Sound region. We are just now getting an idea of just how pervasive priest sex abuse in the Catholic Church is. In its news release, the Archdiocese… Read More »

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Derrick Coleman

Seattle Seahawk Hit-and-Run Accident While Under the Influence

By Emerald Law Group |

Police are recommending that Derrick Coleman of Seahawks fame be charged with felony hit-and run after causing a car accident in October and fleeing the scene. The victim in of the cars struck by Coleman suffered a head injury and broken collarbone. Coleman also is alleged to have smoked a synthetic marijuana product called… Read More »

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Seattle Bus

Seattle Bus Hits Pedestrian – 3 Injured

By Emerald Law Group |

A King County metro bus struck a pedestrian on Monday. The sudden stop also caused injuries to two people on the bus when the bus stopped suddenly. The article does not mention much about the incident itself and how or where it occurred. The pedestrian suffered life-threatening injurie and was rushed to Harborview –… Read More »

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