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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.

Common Law Marriage in Washington State

Is My Common Law Marriage Valid for My Washington L&I Claim?

March 6th, 2019 Posted by Labor & Industries 0 comments on “Is My Common Law Marriage Valid for My Washington L&I Claim?”

Whether or not you are married, the day you are injured at work can have significant financial consequences over the course of your claim. Married workers are entitled to an additional 5% of their gross monthly wages as temporary or permanent disability benefits. In addition, a married worker’s spouse is entitled to death benefits if a worker dies as a result of their injury. Sometimes, workers have lived together with a partner for many years without ever formally going through a wedding ceremony or obtaining a marriage certificate. They act, live, and present themselves to others as if they are married. These types of relationships are commonly referred to as “common law marriages”.

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Who is Charles Peterson, M.D.? | Washington IME Doctor | Washington Law Center

Who is Charles Peterson, M.D.?

October 29th, 2018 Posted by Labor & Industries 0 comments on “Who is Charles Peterson, M.D.?”

Who is Charles Peterson, M.D.?

There are multiple physicians named Charles Peterson, nationally, but this article references only that Charles Peterson, MD, who has routinely performed Independent Medical Examinations (“IME exams”) for the Department of Labor & Industries and Self-Insured Employers in the state of Washington. Please note that the entirety of this article is solely the exclusive opinion of its author, Spencer D. Parr, co-founder of Washington Law Center, regarding Dr. Charles Peterson.

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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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