The Washington State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Division (CVD) in partnership with the Washington Trucking Association (WTA) held the 2011 Washington State Inspector and Truck Driving Championship on Friday, June 24, 2011, and Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Boeing’s Kent Space Center in Kent.
The event tested the inspection skills of sixteen Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) certified Inspectors from WSP, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, and Spokane Police Department. These roadside inspectors are highly-trained professionals who save lives every day by keeping unsafe commercial vehicles and drivers off the roads. The work of a commercial vehicle inspector is not easy but it is one of the most vital in public safety
Although these inspectors usually do a great job, there are still many injuries and deaths being caused by commercial trucking accidents. And in a case where someone is injured due to a commercial truck, they shouldn’t hesitate in contacting a Kent truck accident lawyer at our firm for a free legal consultation.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another, there is a good chance you can be financially compensated for your injuries. However, you must act quickly to preserve this chance.
Contact a Kent Car Accident Lawyer at our firm today to assess your potential claim. If you are unable to meet with us at one of our offices, we can meet at a place convenient for you.
Senior partner of our firm, Kornfeld, Trudell, Bowen & Lingenbrink, PLLC, knows what it’s like to be severely injured in an automobile accident. He was injured in a car wreck and later inspired to become a personal injury lawyer. Rob Represents clients in Renton, Kirkland, Seattle, Spokane, Richland and across Washington State with car accident lawsuits.
Some of the success we’ve had handling car accident and other motor vehicle claims:
• John Doe v. Trans-America Insurance: Commercial Dump Truck Driver suffered a hip injury and permanent nerve damage to his foot
Total Settlement: $650,000
• Spinal Cord injury:35-year-old man with a pre-existing spinal cord condition was involved in a motor vehicle collision. The trauma activated the pre-existing condition, causing chronic pain and potentially life-disabling injuries.
• John Doe v. State of Washington, (King County Superior Court) Plaintiff hit by a Department of Transportation (DOT) vehicle while standing on the sidewalk.He underwent a shoulder arthroscopy and is living with the prospect of two hip replacements, in addition to the loss of his construction career.
Total Settlement: $600,000
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Most of our legal services are provided on a contingency basis. That means you will not be charged any fee unless your case is settled.
Our fee is based on an agreed-upon percentage of the amount we collect for you.
You will still be responsible for any out-of-pocket expenses and these shall be reimbursed to us from your share of the settlement after your claim is finished. Details will be provided to you at your initial client conference.
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Have you suffered physical, emotional or some other type of damages due to the negligence of another? If so, you may be entitled to financial compensation. However, you must file a personal injury lawsuit within 3 years (In Washington State; time may less or more to technicalities in the statute of limitations. Unless you are familiar negotiating with insurance companies and the like, you would be smart to hire a Washington State personal injury attorney (or at least consult with one) to possibly pursue your potential claim.
Contact a Kent Injury Lawyer at our firm anytime for a free consultation about your claim.
Whether you have been injured in a car wreck or otherwise, we are experienced to deal with any type of claim (medical malpractice, work injury, etc.) Below are some FAQ about car accident lawsuits (one of the most common type of claims).
Q. Should I stay in my car after an accident or get out?
A. Remain in the car if you feel dizzy or feel any pain. Do you best to remain calm and avoid changing positions. It is far better to wait for ambulance or EMT than to end up crippled for life. No insurance claim is going to give your mobility back.
If your airbag deployed, there may be some haze in the car, but there is no need to get out of the car hastily unless you see fire or smell smoke. If the car isn’t a safe place to be, get out of the car, and get as far away from any traffic as possible.
A. It often takes up to three years for cerebral palsy to become apparent. At first, the baby takes just a little longer to develop motor skills. As the baby starts developing the ability to crawl, the first hints of any injury may appear. It isn’t until the baby starts trying to walk that you really begin to see the symptoms or delays in development. For some children the symptoms are minor—a foot may curl under, causing a slight limp. For almost all children with cerebral palsy, language skills are impaired which may appear by an inability to control the tongue or to speak normally.
Contact a Washington Brain Injury Lawyer at our firm today for a free consultation.
Wrongful Death in Washington, RCW 4.20.010, provides for a cause of action in the event of a wrongful death of a family member and loved one. When the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act, neglect or the fault of another, his or her personal representative may maintain an action for damages against a person or entity which is responsible for causing the death of another. The lawsuit may be filed on behalf of all beneficiaries providing they are statutory beneficiaries and have a right to recover compensation under our statute in Washington.
Continue reading about wrongful death lawsuits in Kent or contact the Seattle wrongful death lawyers at Kornfeld law for a free and confidential consultation.
In all personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accident cases of all types, you are entitled to recover general damages for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, permanent disfigurement, scarring, loss of opportunity to enjoy life, interference with the husband/wife or parent/child relationship, wrongful death, loss of services, dismemberment and any other type of general damage relating to injury. You are also entitled to recover special damages, including are past, present and future medical bills, wage loss, loss of earnings potential and other out-of-pocket expenses. It is your attorney’s obligation to properly prepare your case and determine what these damages are. This usually takes place after your medical condition is stabilized.
At the point when your medical condition stabilizes, which means you will not get any better or worse, your attorney should speak to your doctors and obtain medical reports regarding your prognosis. At the conclusion of your recovery, the attorney shall put together a settlement demand package to try and resolve your case with the insurance company. From that point forward, negotiations will take place. Your attorney should be goal oriented to maximize your RECOVERY.
If your case does not settle, your attorney will file suit and proceed to trial. Many times an insurance company will not pay you what you deserve to recover until your case is set for trial or close to trial. Insurance companies know which attorneys take cases to trial and which attorneys settle cases. The attorneys who proceed and prepare a case as though it shall proceed to trial will likely recover more money for you than a settlement lawyer. It behooves all attorneys to try and settle cases. However, if cases do not settle in a reasonable period of time, it behooves everyone to file suit and prosecute your case, preparing for trial.
This is the best way to financially maximize your RECOVERY.
Contact a Seattle personal injury lawyer at our firm today for your free consultation.
Q. What is birth injury malpractice?
A. Birth injury malpractice is a specific type of medical malpractice referring to negligence relating to the delivery of babies, including premature babies. A birth injury malpractice attorney focuses on proving whether a medical professional involved with the care of the baby, such as a physician, physician’s assistant, family doctor, nurse or midwife, failed to follow the acceptable standards of care, resulting in an error and injuries. Any care which fell below the standard of care of a reasonably prudent health care provider may give rise to a cause of action for medical negligence. In delivering a baby, for example, a mid wife is held to the same standard of care as an OB-GYN.
Q. Are birth injuries common?
A. Less than 1/2 of 1% of all deliveries result in a birth injury. This equals about 5 births out of every 1000.
Q. Are all birth injuries permanent?
A. Fortunately, many birth injuries do not result in permanent injury. Many newborns can recover from injury from recovering within a few weeks or months of birth. Common examples of this type of birth injury include bruises, broken blood vessels in the eyes, facial paralysis and collarbone fractures. Unfortunately, some birth injuries result in damage that is lifelong. Brachial plexus palsy and cerebral palsy are among the most common of the severe birth injuries.
Contact the Seattle birth injury lawyers at our firm today for your free consultation.
Most of our legal services are provided on a contingency basis. This means that you will not be charged any attorney fees unless we win your case.
Our attorney fee is based on an agreed-upon percentage of the total amount we collect for you.
You are responsible for all out-of-pocket expenses and costs, which are typically paid by you at the end of the case. These costs are reimbursed to us from your share of the settlement or recovery. Details will be provided to you at your initial client conference and we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Contact a Kent personal injury attorney at our firm today for your free consultation.
Legal news for Brain Injury/Spinal Injury Attorneys. President Obama’s new stem cell research policy may open the door to help TBI/spinal cord injury victims.
President Obama creates new provisions for embryonic stem cell research.
Washington, D.C.– With President Obama’s newly established policy concerning embryonic stem cell research, scientists will now have the chance to explore the use of stem cells derived from excess fertility clinic embryos, with the aid of federal funding, according to a document issued by the president on March 9, 2009. In the document titled “Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells”, the policy established by President Bush, placed great limitations on the progress of such research, due to the lack of federal funds.
A reported 13 new stem cell lines are the first additions to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Stem Cell Registry and 96 more lines allegedly have been sent in by researchers. The new developments in medical advancement seem to be on their way, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.
With this executive order opening so many doors in the science and medical fields, individuals affected by physical disorders or illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) may have a greater likelihood of receiving beneficial treatment through the use of embryonic stem cells. For instance, when mesenchymal stem cells (found in bone marrow) were transplanted into the brain of a car crash victim who suffered a traumatic brain injury, the outcome was shocking. This surgery took place in Bangladore, India, the second place in the world to use mesenchymal stem cells in correlation with TBI’s. The motor vehicle collision (MVC) victim that underwent this procedure was in a coma for three months, and lacked any ability to move her limbs prior to the stem cell therapy. Approximately a month later, the patient was fully conscious and could reportedly move her limbs and carry out conversations.
Federal funding in stem cell research, acquired scientific research and experimentation in this field has a great potential to create medical advancements that could help millions of individuals throughout the nation.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Brain Injury/Spinal Injury Lawyers.