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Food Poisoning Issues at King County Schools

By Emerald Law Group |

During the 2022-23 school year, mostly due to pandemic relief programs, 95 percent of King County public school students qualified for free school lunches. Economically, this high number was very good for families. Too many times, school lunches, even at heavily-subsidized prices, simply aren’t in a family’s budget. This high number was bad news… Read More »

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Proving Foreseeability in a Premises Liability Claim

By Emerald Law Group |

There’s a lot of Legalese in that title, so let’s break it down. “Proving” means establishing a fact by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). Victims don’t need to conclusively prove anything in civil court. “Foreseeability” of injury is the possibility of injury. An explosion aboard a spaceship bound for the… Read More »

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Top Five School Injuries

By Emerald Law Group |

For safety and health purposes, schools are basically surrogate parents. They have a legal duty to provide a safe and secure environment. Schoolchildren are invitees in Washington. Since the landowner (the school district) benefits financially when children come to school, the duty of reasonable care applies. Furthermore, children are vulnerable to injury in many… Read More »

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The Three Worst Swimming Pool Accident Injuries

By Emerald Law Group |

A backyard swimming pool is one of the most popular forms of recreation in the country. Over ten million Americans have a backyard pool. This fun activity, like all fun activities, has a dark side. If owners properly maintain their swimming pools and prioritize safety above everything else, the dark side is more of… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Nursing Home Slip-and-Fall Injuries

By Emerald Law Group |

Falls, and their serious injuries, are very common in nursing homes. Over 60 percent of long-term care residents fall at least once. Most nursing home residents are physically frail. That’s why they’re in nursing homes. Some physical frailties include arthritis and mobility issues that contribute to the severity of, or risk of, a fall…. Read More »

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Do Building Code Violations Cause Injuries?

By Emerald Law Group |

Both in a technical sense and in a legal sense, building code violations can cause injuries. Code violations, such as unsafe floors and bad plumbing, often directly cause injuries. These violations could indirectly cause injuries as well. Code violations, even such things as unmowed grass, often create a criminal-friendly environment, a theory known as… Read More »

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Owner Negligence in Swimming Pool Drowning Claims

By Emerald Law Group |

Many people enjoy swimming and frolicking in Puget Sound or one of the many rivers and lakes in the Seattle area. Others prefer what they believe to be the safety of a swimming pool. But most drowning and other injuries occur in swimming pools. So, we should say that swimming pools are safe, if… Read More »

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Breaking Down a Negligent Security Claim in Washington

By Emerald Law Group |

Negligent security is more than a lack of security. Instead, negligent security is basically a lack of care. This legal concept is based on the story of the Good Samaritan. According to this story, which for better or worse is ingrained in Western law, the Good Samaritan went out of his way to help… Read More »

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Can I Sue The Property/Business Owner For Third-Party Violence Injuries?

By Emerald Law Group |

Have you been injured because of third-party violence on someone else’s property or business? If so, you might be wondering whether you can sue the property or business owner. The answer to this question is not a simple yes or no. It depends on the circumstances and laws in your state. If you have… Read More »

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