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    • Can a bicyclist be at fault for my accident?

      The state of Washington expects bicyclists to follow the same laws as motor vehicles and therefore treats them the same way in the event of an accident. Under RCW 46.61.755 , a bicyclist has the same ...

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    • How To Make A Successful Car Accident Claim

      If you have been involved in a car accident , the first thing you should do is call the police . Having the police record all the information and fill out an accident report is the surest way of ...

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    • Steps to Take After an Auto Accident

      After being in a collision of any kind, you may experience varying levels of injury or damage to your property. At Law Office of J.D. Smith, PLLC, we realize that understanding what you should do ...

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    • Washington DOT Opens Temporary Bridge on I-5

      While questions are still being asked as to why the Skagit Bridge on interstate 5 was allowed to reach such a dire state, Washington Department of Transportation has begun full-fledge efforts to ...

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    • Is Your Personal Injury Settlement Taxable?

      For the most part, compensation you receive as a personal injury settlement is not taxable on the state or federal level whether you received the funds as a settlement before trial or after filing a ...

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    • How To Make A Successful Car Accident Claim

      If you have been involved in a car accident , the first thing you should do is call the police . Having the police record all the information and fill out an accident report is the surest way of ...

      Read More
    • How Much Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

      Obviously, one of the most common concerns when a person is injured and has consulted an attorney is the ultimate monetary worth of their case. There are several factors which go into making a ...

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    • Washington DOT Opens Temporary Bridge on I-5

      While questions are still being asked as to why the Skagit Bridge on interstate 5 was allowed to reach such a dire state, Washington Department of Transportation has begun full-fledge efforts to ...

      Read More
    • Dog Owner's Legal Defenses

      In Washington State, when a dog bites any person while such person is in a public place or lawfully in or on private property of the dog's owner, the dog's owner shall be held liable for any damages ...

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    • Washington DOT Opens Temporary Bridge on I-5

      While questions are still being asked as to why the Skagit Bridge on interstate 5 was allowed to reach such a dire state, Washington Department of Transportation has begun full-fledge efforts to ...

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    • Defective Products in Seattle's Ports

      Exploding shipping containers have popped up – literally – in western Washington's ports. This issue is said to be the result of contaminated refrigerators that are commonly referred to as "reefers" ...

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    • How Can You Determine Liability in a Slip and Fall Case?

      Accidents happen every day, everywhere and in a myriad of ways. It is impossible to see them coming, but sometimes if another person had been proactive and responsible they may have been avoided. One ...

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    • Is Your Personal Injury Settlement Taxable?

      For the most part, compensation you receive as a personal injury settlement is not taxable on the state or federal level whether you received the funds as a settlement before trial or after filing a ...

      Read More
    • Dog Owner's Legal Defenses

      In Washington State, when a dog bites any person while such person is in a public place or lawfully in or on private property of the dog's owner, the dog's owner shall be held liable for any damages ...

      Read More
    • How Much Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

      Obviously, one of the most common concerns when a person is injured and has consulted an attorney is the ultimate monetary worth of their case. There are several factors which go into making a ...

      Read More
    • What Is a Premise Liability Claim?

      Under the laws surrounding premise liability , it holds property owners responsible for any and all accidents that may occur on their premises. This could involve injuries that occur on residential ...

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    • Is Your Personal Injury Settlement Taxable?

      For the most part, compensation you receive as a personal injury settlement is not taxable on the state or federal level whether you received the funds as a settlement before trial or after filing a ...

      Read More
    • Monster Energy® Faces Lawsuit over Teenager's Death

      Last year, the family of a fourteen year-old girl filed a lawsuit against Monster Energy® beverages because she went into cardiac arrest after drinking two 24 ounce Monster drinks within a day. ...

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    • Slip & Fall Accidents: Proving Fault

      When people are hurt in a slip and fall accident, the problem becomes determining who is at fault. Property owners cannot always be held accountable for immediately fixing a hazardous condition, ...

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    • What Is a Premise Liability Claim?

      Under the laws surrounding premise liability , it holds property owners responsible for any and all accidents that may occur on their premises. This could involve injuries that occur on residential ...

      Read More
    • How Can You Determine Liability in a Slip and Fall Case?

      Accidents happen every day, everywhere and in a myriad of ways. It is impossible to see them coming, but sometimes if another person had been proactive and responsible they may have been avoided. One ...

      Read More
    • Monster Energy® Faces Lawsuit over Teenager's Death

      Last year, the family of a fourteen year-old girl filed a lawsuit against Monster Energy® beverages because she went into cardiac arrest after drinking two 24 ounce Monster drinks within a day. ...

      Read More