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10/18/2019

Update on Seattle Crane Collapse Confirm Negligence and Missteps

Accidents like this should never happen. Washington State confirms negligence and missteps by multiple companies in Seattle crane collapse. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/findings-of-investigation-into-fatal-april-crane-collapse-to-be-released/

10/10/2019

Brake Shop Faked Repairs in 2018 NY Limo Crash that Killed 20

Shocking news today that a brake shop faked repairs to a limo that crashed, killing all 18 people on board, as well as two pedestrians. Investigators have been trying to determine why the limo never slowed before the crash, and now it appears it was due to corporate negligence byContinued »

10/09/2019

Rotting Power Poles Led to Seattle City Light Collapse Last April That Injured Two

Seattle City Light has determined that internal rotting caused the collapse of two central power poles last April, which lead to a domino-like fall of 26 poles that damaged cars and injured two people.  Seattle City Light now promises to do a better job inspecting its large network of powerContinued »

10/09/2019

Clark County Boy Dies in Tragic Bike Collision with Truck

Drivers of vehicles need to be careful, particularly in residential areas, to watch for children on bicycles and walking.  Any small moment of distraction can lead to tragedy.    https://www.kptv.com/news/deputies-child-dies-after-being-struck-by-pickup-truck-while/article_37c4d056-e9ee-11e9-9434-bb7305e10cae.html  

09/30/2019

Get Your Snow Tires Ready: Record Snowfall Over Cascades and Eastern WA

The first snowfall of the season hit Spokane and the Cascades this weekend. It was said that Spokane received 1.9 inches of snow on Sunday, making it the snowiest day in September in the city’s history. Along with Stevens Pass that reported 3-6 inches of snow. It looks like summerContinued »

09/19/2019

Vancouver Woman Dies After Root Canal

Washington Department of Health is investigating the death of a woman days after having a root canal done at a Vancouver, Washington dental office. To read more into the story, and the potential wrongful death case, go online to: https://komonews.com/news/local/state-health-department-investigates-womans-death-after-root-canal

09/17/2019

Higher Security at Link Light Rail Stations After Fatal Attacks

The Westlake Station was shut down on Friday night after a shooting that left 1 dead and 2 injured. In a separate incident on Saturday evening, a 42-year-old man was stabbed on board the Link light rail. Sound Transit has announced that there will be a 50% increase in securityContinued »

09/16/2019

Climate Change is Impacting Seattle Based Alaska Fishing Industry

Alaska’s fishing industry is seeing problems due to climate change, which affects many fisherman who live in Washington, according to the Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/as-bering-sea-ice-melts-nature-is-changing-on-a-massive-scale-and-alaska-crab-pots-are-pulling-up-cod/  

09/16/2019

First Jury Verdicts in 2017 Amtrak Derailment

The first of many verdicts holds Amtrack responsible for 2017 train crash.  Verdicts like this are a good example of how trial lawyers can hold corporations and government responsible for negligence, and to make sure procedural changes are made to avoid future, similar incidents. Read more in the Seattle Times:Continued »

09/06/2019

Antiquated Legal Defense Used in California Boat Fire That Killed 34

An antiquated legal defense has been asserted in the California boat fire where 34 people died which could keep any of the victim’s families from bringing a lawsuit. This is an outdated defense that has disadvantaged many injured and killed seamen, and needs to be addressed by the Courts. https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2019/09/06/us/06reuters-california-fire-liability-analysis.html?searchResultPosition=4