No one leaves their house in the morning expecting it to be the last time they will do so. Unfortunately, it is not unheard of for a person in Washington to be killed in a car wreck, pass away due to a medical mistake, die in a workplace accident or die while participating in a supervised activity. Sometimes, these deaths are simply unavoidable accidents. Unfortunately, many times these types of deaths are due to the negligence of another individual.
Many dog-owners in Washington love their pets and may be under the impression that their dog would never harm anyone. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Any dog could potentially bite someone, even without provocation. Therefore, it is up to dog owners to ensure the public is safe from their pet.
This blog often discusses the financial effects of an injury, and how these damages can affect the victim's family. For example, a person who has been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver must face enormous medical costs and lost wages from the time he or she cannot return to work. These damages can create a huge financial burden on a family, and can lead to long-term debt.
Most people in Washington entering a business or going to a person's home have the natural expectation that they will be safe in doing so. Unfortunately, hazards can exist on these premises that a person cannot anticipate. For example, there could be a puddle on the floor, making it dangerously slippery. Or, a step on a staircase could be broken and trip up an unsuspecting person. When a property owner knows of these hazards but does not fix them or warn people of them and a person is injured as a result, the injured person may want to pursue a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner.
Just about everyone has seen movies and TV shows depicting a person drowning. Usually against the backdrop of intense music, we see a person thrashing, waving their arms and screaming out for help. These actions call the attention of someone who can rush out and save them.