Trucking Accidents In Washington & Oregon: Proving Owner/Operators Lost Income And Loss Of Use

Posted by Benjamin P. Melnick | Sep 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

There are generally two types of trucking accidents. Many people think only of those where the semi causes catastrophic injury or death. A fully loaded tractor-trailer can be dangerous.  Those instances certainly exist, and they are worthy of special time and attention in their own right. But what about when another driver hits a trucker? That happens, too. And those cases present some unique challenges.

If My Injuries Are Permanent, What Does That Mean For My Case?

Posted by Bradley Thayer | Sep 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you can prove that the injuries that you suffered as a result of an incident are permanent, then you are able to seek a much higher number in terms of compensation in your potential personal injury case.  Essentially, if you are facing dealing with your injuries and symptoms for the rest of your life, the compensation you can seek in your personal injury claim is much greater (and that's only fair for the reasons discussed below).

School Is Back In Session In Washington & Oregon - Please, Slow Down

Posted by Scott Edwards | Sep 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

We need to slow down. Obey the speed limit, especially in school zones and residential areas. Pay attention and drive defensively. We need to protect our kids.  Dr. Steven Cliff, the Acting Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has appropriately stated that “loss of life is unacceptable on any of our nation’s roadways and everyone has a role to play in ensuring that they are safe.” We owe that responsibility to our children. 

Clark County Washington Courts Update Pandemic Guidelines and Practices

Posted by Bradley Thayer | Aug 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

On July 16, 2021, the Clark County Bar Association circulated court updates for Clark County's Superior and District Courts which went into effect on July 19, 2021 and effectively opened up the courthouse to a greater degree than it has been during the pandemic. The Superior Court has updated the COVID-19 Mitigation Order for the Courthouses (GO 21-03) as well as the Emergency Order (GO 21-04).

When Man’s Best Friend Bites In Washington Or Oregon

Posted by William K. Thayer | Nov 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Let's start with dog bite cases – Washington has enacted a statute establishing absolute liability for dog bites. It is RCW 16.08.040, which in part says: "The owner of any dog which shall bite any person while such person is in or on a public place or lawfully in or on a private place including the property of the owner of such dog, shall be liable for such damages as may be suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of such dog or the owner's knowledge of such viciousness."

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