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Understanding Elevator Injury Cases In Washington State

May 17th, 2019 Posted by Personal Injury 0 comments on “Understanding Elevator Injury Cases In Washington State”

Elevator Maintenance and Safety Precautions

As an elevator passenger, your only concern should be with getting where we need to go floor wise. Typically, you do not assess whether or not the mechanics of an elevator are in prime working condition. Too often they are not and this can lead to a life-changing elevator injury that occurs in an instant.  

An elevator that is misleveled or has unsafe components, such as old or faulty parts, is very often found to be the source of elevator accidents resulting in an injury. If an elevator cab sits even a fraction of an inch above or below the floor, passengers getting in and out of the elevator are at risk of tripping and falling.

There are a number of very precise movements and parts that need to be tested and calibrated regularly for the safe transport of people in elevators. Perhaps the most terrifying is a fatal accident that can occur from a lack of proper maintenance that results in a cab drop where an elevator falls uncontrollably from a tall distance.

Elevator Injury Case Investigation and Litigation

The attorneys of Washington Law Center have first-hand experience investigating and litigating elevator injury cases. More importantly, we have successfully recovered significant awards for people injured in elevator mishaps. Often times, elevator incidents that occur as a result of faulty maintenance or operation are ignored to save money or time. It is truly profits over passenger safety.  

Washington state law dictates that those operating an elevator are subject to “common carrier” liability. Meaning that as a passenger, you are owed the highest duty of care when it comes to safe transport. This is a higher standard than mere reasonable care.

How To Handle An Elevator Injury Case

If you or a loved one has been injured in an elevator incident in Washington, there is help. The personal injury lawyers of Washington Law Center have successfully investigated and litigated on behalf of elevator injury victims and won! Please call Washington Law Center today for a free consultation.

Do I need an IME for Personal Injury lawsuit?

IME For My Personal Injury Lawsuit – What’s The Purpose And Do I Need To Go?

May 15th, 2019 Posted by Auto Accidents, Personal Injury 0 comments on “IME For My Personal Injury Lawsuit – What’s The Purpose And Do I Need To Go?”

Do I need to go to an IME for my personal injury lawsuit?

You filed a lawsuit for your personal injury and now your attorney is asking when you’re available for an IME or independent medical examination. A natural first instinct is to question why you need to be examined by a doctor who does not know you or your medical history. Medical examinations are inherently personal and can be a bit intrusive. It’s reasonable for someone to have concerns about divulging their medical information to someone whom they are unfamiliar, so why is this happening?

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Injured at Western State Psychiatric Hospital? Contact Washington Law Center

Injured At Western State Psychiatric Hospital?

March 15th, 2019 Posted by Labor & Industries, Personal Injury 0 comments on “Injured At Western State Psychiatric Hospital?”

If you’re from the Pacific Northwest chances are you’ve heard of Western State Hospital, located in Lakewood, Washington. Western State, as it’s often referred to, began in 1870 as one of the first mental health facilities in our state and was the main facility servicing McNeil Correctional Facility.
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Dirt Earth Berms and WA Transportation Department

Dirt Earth Berms and the Washington Transportation Department: From Bad to Worse

October 22nd, 2018 Posted by Auto Accidents, Personal Injury 0 comments on “Dirt Earth Berms and the Washington Transportation Department: From Bad to Worse”

In 2006, state transportation officials funded a six-year plan to replace over two hundred dirt earth berms that were placed on Washington’s freeway system as a means to provide safety to drivers. As it turns out, the dirt earth berms were not only proven to be ineffective, they repeatedly were shown to be more dangerous; meaning accidents that happened in and around berms often times dramatically increased the chance of serious injury or death.

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When is a lawsuit necessary after a car accident?

When Is A Lawsuit Necessary After A Car Accident?

September 27th, 2018 Posted by Auto Accidents, Personal Injury 0 comments on “When Is A Lawsuit Necessary After A Car Accident?”

Is A Lawsuit Really Necessary After A Car Accident?

Whether you need to file a lawsuit for your car accident claim usually depends on whether the insurance company makes an acceptable offer in pre-lawsuit negotiations. Many factors determine what an insurance company offers, and this discussion outlines the most common reasons your attorney may recommend filing a lawsuit.

Sending A Demand To The Insurance Companies

In most cases, before filing a lawsuit your attorney will attempt to negotiate a settlement through either the at-fault party’s insurance company, your insurance company or both. Your attorney will send a demand to the appropriate insurance company (or companies) and ask for an amount of money that covers your pain and suffering, medical bills, wage loss, and any other damages you sustained.

However, if the insurance company refuses to offer an amount that fairly compensates you, you may need to file a lawsuit.

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