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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Construction Site Accidents

Construction sites are dangerous places. There are usually many people on these sites and many different kinds of potentially dangerous equipment. Accidents can be caused by people, circumstances and machinery. Due to the increased risk of accidents given this level of activity, the duty owed to people visiting or working in construction is great. When… Read More »

Bus Accidents

Public transportation is convenient and can be environmentally friendly. The fewer motorists on the road, the less emissions and chance for accident, right? Not in all cases. Bus accidents happen, and when they do, the injuries are significant. The procedure in place to bring a claim against the City for an accident is complex and… Read More »

How Do I Establish Negligence?

The party that causes an accident is generally the party held liable for injuries. Establishing negligence is the threshold requirement for a personal injury case. To establish negligence, a thorough analysis of the facts is critical. Presentation of evidence in a clear manner helps guide the court, jury or insurance adjuster to an accurate finding…. Read More »

Social Host And Server Liability

The intoxicated person is over-served. Whether hosting a house party or tending bar at a public place, serving alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person is illegal. It is appropriate to seek compensation from not only the drunk driver, but the source of intoxication: the server. Washington law provides for a cause of action against bartenders… Read More »

Treatment For Back Injuries

Back pain can be the hardest type of pain to diagnose and treat. Nearly everyone suffers from some form of back pain, and when involved in an accident, that pain simply increases. Because the back muscles provide support needed to sit, stand and perform job duties, a healthy back is an essential part of life…. Read More »

What Is Negligence?

We are all required to participate in activities in a way that does not cause harm to others. This is true whether the activity is recreational or part of your daily work duties. Being distracted while driving or while involved with other activities is becoming increasingly alluring as technology becomes more mobile and ubiquitous. This… Read More »

Brain Injuries

There are many kinds of accidents that cause brain trauma. Falls from high places at construction/worksites, car and truck wrecks and motorcycle accidents are but a few. When you suffer a brain injury, everyday tasks become chores. Family members begin to provide around-the-clock care just to sustain some quality of life. If your loved one… Read More »

Compensation For Victims Of Drunk Driving

Unfortunately, many people take to the wheel after having too much to drink. This decision can lead to significant harm to others on the road. Alcohol impairs decision-making abilities and reaction times. Decreased reaction times while driving a car leads to accidents, and the injuries you can sustain may be catastrophic. Stop signs and other… Read More »

Life-Changing Accidents

Tales of injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents are not uncommon. When we hear about a cycle accident, most of us automatically think of a motorcycle. However, bicycle wrecks are on the rise as more and more people take to trails and ride for leisure or sport. The injuries that occur from a bicycle mishap can… Read More »

What Is A Personal Injury?

Accidents happen every day. People are hurt while driving, walking, visiting the doctor, shopping, working and a variety of other ways. When the injury sustained is the result of someone else’s negligence, you have a claim for compensation for that injury. Some injuries are more severe than others, but all injuries deserve treatment. If you… Read More »

The National Trial Lawyers

The Law Offices of Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, are located in Seattle, Washington and serve clients in and around Vashon, Auburn, North Bend, Snoqualmie, Maple Valley, Fall City, Preston, Issaquah, Renton, Black Diamond, Ravensdale, Enumclaw, King County and Snohomish County.