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What risks do construction sites pose to Seattle citizens?

Construction can stand as evidence of growth, improvement and a thriving economy. While this certainly may be true, it is undeniable that construction sites also brings certain risks to the area. This is worth considering given the fact that developers are working on over $3 billion worth of construction projects in Seattle, according to NW Construction Illustrated.

What to know about BUI accidents in Seattle

Coming up is Seafair Weekend in Seattle, which is a water, land and air festival at Genesee Park. As with any holiday, this often means partying with alcohol. While you may be well versed in how to prevent drunk driving on the road, you may not know the laws about drunk driving on the lake.

What happens if you are partly at fault for your personal injury?

You know you should seek legal advice after suffering a personal injury, but perhaps you are hesitant to call a lawyer because you believe it was your fault. You doubt you will receive legal representation, let alone damages for the incident. Before you write off speaking to a personal injury attorney, learn how Washington state handles joint fault for most personal injury cases and how it affects the financial compensation you can receive. You may realize that you can pursue legal action after all.

Should you settle out of court or go to trial?

If you've recently found yourself the victim of medical malpractice, an auto accident or another personal injury claims, you may have already filed a lawsuit against the person (or company) whose negligence caused your injuries. You may be eager to proceed to trial so that you can have your day in court -- however, in many cases, settling before trial may be the wiser decision. In fact, around 61 percent of personal injury plaintiffs who proceeded to trial actually wound up receiving a worse deal than they'd have obtained by settling.

Your personal injury attorney: how to hire someone who is right for you

Choosing a personal injury lawyer can seem daunting. You've already been injured, and you are probably receiving calls from insurance companies. You might be struggling with missed work, wondering how to fix your car or what to do about medical bills. On top of it all, you need to make an important decision about taking legal action. How can you choose someone who will meet your needs?

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