Workers compensation

California Workers Compensation Laws: What’s Changed In The Past 5 Years

In the annals of California, Washington, and Colorado employment history, 2020 will be the year to remember for more than one reason. All three states have seen Worker compensation rates go up. But in California, new employment laws were enacted, which directly changed employment practices by reclassifying independent contractors as employees. The reclassification of independent […]

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

How Do Wrongful Death Lawsuits Work in Washington?

More than 167,000 people die each year in the United States from an accidental injury. While accidents happen, many of these deaths occur as the result of another party’s negligence. If your loved one died as a result of negligence in the State of Washington, you may have the right to recover damages. Keep reading […]

Stay Safe On The Road

Everything You Need To Know To Stay Safe On The Road This Winter

17% of all motor vehicle accidents occur in winter weather conditions. While accidents can happen at any time, winter conditions make driving more dangerous. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to help you stay safe on the road during the winter months. Keep reading for our guide to driving safely in […]

how to get disability for mental illness

How to Get Disability for Mental Illness: A Guide

If you suffer from mental illness, you know that it can be debilitating. Mental health issues can prevent you from doing your day-to-day activities, such as spending time with your family, enjoying hobbies, and even going to work.  When you can’t work due to a disability, the federal government provides SSDI, or social security disability […]

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Dog Bite Laws: Do You Need a Lawyer After a Dog Bite?

You may think that dog bites are rare, but the truth is around 4.5 million dog bites happen each year in the United States. Of those, 800,000 are severe enough to require medical treatment. To put this into perspective, the U.S. population in 2019 was 328.2 million, which means 1 out of every 73 people […]

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What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident

On average, over 680,000 hit and run accidents happen each year and recent years have seen the highest number of hit and run accidents ever.  Like other car accidents, a hit and run can have long-lasting impacts on you. From property damage to injuries to death in some cases, you need to know your rights […]

workplace injury

What to Do When You’re Injured at Work

No one wants to have to endure the pain and emotional distress that occurs when you are injured at work. But when you suffer a workplace injury, it’s essential to understand you have rights as an employee. What’s more, you want to take specific medical, rehabilitative, psychological, or legal steps. The steps are ones that […]

what is a wrongful death

What Is a Wrongful Death and What Qualifies as One?

Every year, thousands of people die as a result of accidents or injuries that are no fault of their own. In 2018, over 167,000 people died as a result of unintentional injuries, which is the third leading cause of death in the US.  If your loved one died as a result of an accident or […]

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Social Security Disability: How Long Does Disability Take?

There are a variety of conditions that may qualify you for disability benefits. While many believe this process should be simple and straight forward, many applicants receive denials. In 2019 there were 2,015,182 applicants for disability, of which only 723,858 received a benefit award. How long does disability take? That depends on how many steps […]

wrongful death claim

What is Wrongful Death?

Death is never easy, but if someone else’s negligence caused your loved one’s passing, it can be even more difficult to handle. Different from a criminal case, a wrongful death claim is a civil matter. The standard of proof is lower but the emotional pain runs just as deep. Unsure of how to file a […]