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01/15/2020

Do Businesses and Homeowners Have to Shovel Snow from Their Sidewalk or Parking Lot?

Businesses, homeowners, and renters in Washington are responsible for maintaining their premises to avoid injury to guests or others invited to the business or home.  This means businesses, homeowners and renters must keep sidewalks (and parking lots for businesses) free of snow and ice hazards, and must make sure anyContinued »

01/13/2020

Worker Killed in Trench Collapse in Thurston County

King 5 news reported on the death of one worker, and injury of another, in a trench collapse at a construction project for the Skookumchuck wind energy project, which is developing a 38-turbine wind farm near the Thurston-Lewis county line.  The incident happened on January 9, 2020. https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/thurston-county-construction-accident/281-7a18779b-1ef6-4922-90cd-a9fc3badcb17 Accidents likeContinued »

01/10/2020

Preventing Pedestrian vs. Vehicle Injuries in Seattle

The Stranger reported on December 9, 2019 that Mayor Jenny Durkan was taking immediate steps to try to make being a pedestrian in Seattle safer. She announced that arterial streets across the city will have their speed limits lowered to 25 mph, there will be emphasis patrols to monitor pedestrianContinued »

01/09/2020

Rising Danger with Large Trucks and Pedestrians

The New York Times reported on January 7, 2020, that just one week into the new year, four pedestrians in NYC have been killed by large trucks or vehicles.   These vehicles, often construction vehicles or garbage haulers in dense urban areas, pose a unique risk to pedestrians that may notContinued »

01/08/2020

F/V Scandies Rose Sinking in Alaska

With deepest sympathy, and thoughts of peace and courage to the the families of the lost crew of the F/V Scandies Rose. Coast Guard and NTSB officials will investigate the sinking, and hopefully provide some answers to the families of those lost. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/scandies-rose-co-owner-says-loss-of-crab-boat-was-a-nightmare/?amp=1  

01/07/2020

2019 Saw Important Changes to Washington’s Wrongful Death Statutes

Important changes occurred in 2019 to Washington’s wrongful death laws.  You may know people that will benefit from changes to the law, and who may need to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible as changes to the law are retroactive. SB 5163 was introduced earlyContinued »

01/05/2020

The F/V “Scandies Rose” capsized and sank in the Gulf of Alaska

The Coast Guard reports that the F/V Scandies Rose, with its seven crew members on board, capsized and sank at approximately 10 p.m. Dec. 31. https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/survivor-speaks-alaska-vessel-capsize/281-5fa03d00-d4e2-4c78-9aac-d56a47969501 GLP Attorneys has experience representing injured seaman and their families, and recently represented the family of a crab fisherman who died in the sinkingContinued »

12/17/2019

Seattle May Ban Electric Scooters from Sidewalks

Seattle is finally looking into regulations to keep electric scooters off of city sidewalks.  All too often, the scooters pose injury risks to pedestrians and city government needs to be proactive to prevent incidents, and to protect the safety of pedestrians and scooter operators. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/scooters-would-be-allowed-in-bike-lanes-but-not-on-sidewalks-under-seattle-proposal/

10/18/2019

Update on Seattle Crane Collapse: Confirmed Negligence and Missteps

Accidents like this should never happen. Washington State’s investigations confirm significant negligence and missteps by multiple companies that resulted in the tragic Seattle crane collapse last year. 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 »

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