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Holiday Decorating Can Result in Injuries

Posted on: November 27th, 2022 by Marcel Colon
Have fun this holiday season, and stay safe and healthy!

Have fun this holiday season, and stay safe and healthy!

Following Halloween, the Christmas season officially starts on November 1st. People start decorating for the holidays from Thanksgiving through to Christmas and New Year’s. To celebrate this joyous season, Christmas trees are set up, wreaths are hung, yard decorations are placed, lights are strewn over the house and landscape, and menorahs are lit. Exercising caution can help prevent common injuries, but decorating has hidden risks that should be considered.

Rushing to Get Things Done Takes a Toll

Almost everyone finds the holiday season the busiest time of year. People are rushing to complete work assignments before the end of the year while also balancing holiday shopping, event planning, family visits, decorating, baking, and a host of other activities. Some people rush through their decorating as quickly as possible due to a lack of time. However, decorating in a hurry can result in shortcuts and safety risks, resulting in minor or serious injury.

Keep Safety in Mind When Decorating

Christmas lights are a popular Christmas tradition, but they also present a very real risk to people’s health and safety. Plugging in lights that are old or with frayed wires can result in electrical shorts that can start house fires or cause serious injury from electrocution. To avoid a short circuit, never connect more than 210 watts worth of light strings at once.  These are less obvious safety precautions to follow, but they can help you stay safe throughout the holidays.

While candles are a common year-round home decoration, they are also popular for the holidays. It takes only a heartbeat for a candle placed next to a dry Christmas tree to become a catastrophe. Blow out candles before leaving the room and keep them away from the Christmas tree and anything combustible. In November and December of each year from 2016 to 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found that there were approximately 100 Christmas tree fires and approximately 1,100 candle fires. This led to 30 fatalities, 180 injuries, and annual property losses of around $56 million. While one may believe they won’t experience this, it is wise to rule out any possibilities. Water the tree frequently to prevent drying out and creating a fire hazard. Do not leave a menorah burning unattended if you celebrate Hanukkah. To prevent it from tipping over, place the menorah on a strong surface. Candles and menorahs should be kept out of pets’ and kids’ reach. A house fire caused by a candle or decoration is one of the worst things that could happen.

Unfortunately, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 18,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms each year for injuries brought on by Christmas decorations. Decorating-related lacerations, strains and sprains, fractures, contusions and abrasions, and ingestion were the most frequent injuries seen in the emergency room. Be careful when decorating your home this year to avoid going to the emergency room for any reason.

Do You Need Help?

Holiday decorating should be a joyful family activity that gets everyone in the holiday spirit. Please keep these helpful decorating suggestions in mind to avoid any serious injury during the holidays this year. While we hope this never happens, if you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or a defective product, please contact Cunnane Law. Our personal injury lawyers are here to assist you with your case and provide free consultations.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

Accidents on Thanksgiving Day

Posted on: November 21st, 2022 by Marcel Colon
Having an accident on Thanksgiving can make it a very unhappy holiday.

Having an accident on Thanksgiving can make it a very unhappy holiday.

Thanksgiving Day has been a celebrated family holiday across the nation ever since it was declared a public holiday in 1817. Thanksgiving is a day for getting together with family and friends. It is a time when we are all encouraged to give thanks for what we have and count our blessings. Sadly, Thanksgiving Day tops New Year’s Eve, the Fourth of July, and St. Patrick’s Day as the deadliest day of the year. According to research, Thanksgiving Day is the holiday with the highest number of fatalities from motor vehicle accidents.

Slip and Fall Accidents on Thanksgiving Day

The hustle and bustle leading up to Thanksgiving Day and during the holiday weekend has an impact on more than just the traffic. You can anticipate more people walking through malls, grocery stores, and their parking lots and sidewalks.

The likelihood of shop assistants being busier with customers and having less time to search for potential risks, is increased in overcrowded shopping centers. Spills, debris, and other dangers probably won’t get cleaned up as soon as they would on a typical shopping day, even if these problems are brought to the employees’ notice. The same goes for potential dangers outside the business, in the parking lot, and on the walkways.

Car Accidents on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is the deadliest holiday of the year due to motor vehicle accident fatalities, so it’s important to understand why this is the case and what we can do to help keep our loved ones and ourselves safe this holiday season. According to the National Safety Council, fatal motor vehicle accidents on Thanksgiving Day 2021 were forecast to claim the lives of 515 Americans. The following is a list of some of the factors that Thanksgiving Day dangers include:

  1. Alcohol: Sharing festive drinks at the Thanksgiving dinner table with loved ones can be a fun way to relax and catch up. The risk arises when family members consume a bit more alcohol than they should, then grab their keys and try to drive home. To prevent you and your loved ones from being involved in a drunk driving accident this holiday season, try your best to persuade family members to find alternative transportation if they consume more alcohol than they anticipated.
  2. Fatigue: After Thanksgiving dinner, drowsiness is common. The fatigue we feel on Thanksgiving Day might impair our ability to stay awake while driving, perhaps leading to a devastating motor vehicle accident.
  3. Traffic: The likelihood of a car accident increases significantly on Thanksgiving Day due to the congested roads. Use extreme caution if you must travel. It would be best if you give yourself plenty of time as well because the increased traffic could probably cause delays.
  4. Weather: Winter weather usually shows up around Thanksgiving Day. Even though driving in winter weather is something that many of us are accustomed to, it still tends to surprise a lot of people when it first appears.

Kitchen Accidents on Thanksgiving Day

A Thanksgiving Day article wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the kitchen. In addition to injuries like burns, wounds, falls, muscular strains, and smoke inhalation, it has been established that Thanksgiving Day sees the most cooking-related fires of the year.

Were you injured in a Thanksgiving accident in Washington state, or was someone close to you injured?

The accident injury lawyers at Cunnane Law in Edmonds, Washington, have seen firsthand the debilitating consequences that accident victims’ disabilities may have on them and their family. The injured person will face many challenges after a Thanksgiving Day accident in order to recover their health and put their lives back together.

To get the help you deserve, contact the highly regarded and experienced accident injury legal team at Cunnane Law of Edmonds, Washington, right now.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

Your Guide to Car Accident Police Reports in Washington

Posted on: October 27th, 2022 by Marcel Colon

You could be entitled to bring a car accident claim against the other motorist to seek damages if you were hurt in a car accident that was their fault. You may need to know how to obtain a police record from an automobile accident as part of this procedure. You must be able to establish liability to make an automobile accident claim.

This implies, among other things:

  • Interviewing witnesses is necessary before they forget what happened
  • Photographs must be taken before injuries heal and damage is fixed
  • Evidence must be gathered before it is gone

To put it another way, you must gather and save the proof necessary to establish that the other motorist (and their auto insurance provider) is responsible for paying for your damages, including your physical injury and monetary losses. To support your vehicle accident claim, a police record is crucial.

Almost all the information you need to submit a car accident claim is contained in your car accident police report, which is the official record of your collision.

A Police Car Accident Report

The car accident police report is one of the most important components of any potential legal claim.

The car accident police report is one of the most important components of any potential legal claim.

If the police are called to your car accident, they will often file a car accident police report at the scene, particularly if a person is killed, suffers a physical injury, or if there is severe property damage.

It is crucial that you have a proficient automobile accident lawyer review the police report as quickly as possible if one was filed in your case. Your accident police report may be useful to the skilled automobile accident attorneys at Cunnane Law as they work to develop a strong case on your behalf.

What Details Are Included in a Police Car Accident Report?

The reporting officer’s unbiased opinions concerning your car collision are detailed in your accident police report.

There is there is no need for you to attempt to fully understand all the information in a police accident report on your own. We will review the report and speak with any witnesses before they are questioned by the at-fault driver’s vehicle insurance company.

Types of Police Reports for Car Accidents in Washington

Everyone is aware that auto accidents are a regrettable fact of life on our state’s roadways and highways. However, did you know that the State of Washington accepts two different types of car accident report forms?

  1. State of Washington Police Traffic Collision Report which is filed with the Washington State Patrol.

The responding police officer uses this form to collect detailed information regarding the accident, including:

  • Time, date, and location of the accident
  • Name and contact information for the vehicle drivers
  • Passengers and witnesses’ names and contact information
  • Type of any injuries and severity
  • Types and number of vehicles involved
  • Damage to the vehicles
  • Name and badge number of the investigating officer

This report also contains the reporting officer’s written account of what caused the accident.

  1. Motor Vehicle Collision Report. Anyone involved in an accident that resulted in injury or death, or more than $1,000 in total property damage and was not reported by a responding police officer is allowed to use this form. It is required to be filled out and filed with the Washington State Patrol within 4 days of the accident either online through the Online Motor Vehicle Collision Reporting system, or alternatively, complete, sign and mail it to the Collision Records Section – P.O. Box 42628 Olympia, WA 98504-2628, or email it to collisionrecords@wsp.wa.gov.

Talk to Cunnane Law About How to Get a Car Accident Police Report

Taking immediate action will improve your chances of receiving full compensation for your losses and injuries if you or someone you care about was injured in a car accident. Call Cunnane Law right away to schedule a meeting with a skilled member of our legal team. We can help you.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

Common Truck Accident Injuries in Seattle

Posted on: September 26th, 2022 by Marcel Colon
Truck accidents are more common that many realize, and they are often the source of devastating injuries.

Truck accidents are more common that many realize, and they are often the source of devastating injuries.

Almost every day, trucking collisions occur in Seattle and the surrounding areas. These collisions can have devastating consequences, as we have observed over the years at Cunnane Law.

The occupants of passenger cars generally sustain the most severe injuries in collisions because tractor-trailers are larger and heavier than normal passenger cars. The following are a few of the more typical injuries caused by truck accidents.

Injuries to the Back and Neck

The victims of trucking accidents frequently sustain strained muscles, tendon damage, and ligament injuries. Vertebrae, which are bony structures, protect the spine. Discs, the cushions of rigid cartilage filled with a gel-like substance, are located between each vertebra. These discs provide flexibility and ease of motion by acting as a shock absorber between the spinal column’s bones. However, when a disc is injured, it may leak, swell, or even completely herniate, causing it to collapse. Nerve bundles are compressed as the space between the vertebrae gets smaller, resulting in debilitating symptoms.

Injuries to the Head and Brain

Head and brain injuries are among the most prevalent injuries caused by large truck collisions. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), such as blunt head trauma, concussions, and scalp or facial lacerations, are common. TBI symptoms might include headaches, memory and mood disorders, and difficulty sleeping or focusing. While they are not visible to the naked eye, head trauma injuries are serious and can have a devastating impact on a person’s life.

Spinal Injuries

One of the most serious injuries a person may sustain is a spinal cord injury. It happens when the spinal cord is injured or severed in some way. These injuries can cause whole or partial paralysis above and below the location of spinal cord injury. Essentially, all messages must be transferred from the brain to the rest of the body via the central nervous system, which means they pass through the spinal column. As a result, spinal cord damage is comparable to a kink in a hose. It blocks communication after that point. Some of these injuries leave patients unable to walk, while others might become quadriplegic, a condition resulting in the loss of all extremities.

Lacerations

Broken glass, jagged metal, vehicle frames, hard plastic interiors and dashboards, can all result in serious lacerations and puncture wounds. Many people who survive truck accidents have severe pain for a very long time as well as irreversible body scarring. Due to their visibility and the fact that the head and face are the most exposed, facial lacerations are often the most severe.

Wrongful Death

When a person has died in a trucking accident, the family can seek restitution by filing a wrongful death claim. This can assist the victim’s family in obtaining funds for burial expenses, medical bills, loss of financial support and income, as well as the pain and emotional anguish that comes with the loss of a loved one. These cases, however, are complex and frequently include multiple court proceedings.

Get Help from a Washington Truck Accident Attorney Today

When you contact Cunnane Law, WA, we will begin an investigation into the truck accident immediately. Insurance companies and trucking companies move quickly and often conceal evidence. You need a team of experienced investigators on the scene as quickly as possible. Our law firm can determine what caused your trucking accident and who should be held accountable.

Contact us today for a free consultation with a truck accident attorney at Cunnane Law, WA. There is no risk or obligation involved in making the call.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

What Does it Mean to Sue for Personal Injuries in Washington?

Posted on: July 25th, 2022 by Marcel Colon
Have you experienced personal injuries in Washington? Let us help you.

Have you experienced personal injuries in Washington? Let us help you.

Suffering an injury that may have been avoided is both painful and frustrating. Many persons who have suffered a personal injury because of someone else’s negligence, must cope with the repercussions of the incident in numerous aspects of their lives. Such as impacting their quality of life physically, emotionally, and mentally. Fortunately, there exist statutes in Washington state law that protect persons who have suffered personal injuries.

What Constitutes Personal Injury in Washington State?

Many situations fall under the category of personal injury and personal injury can take numerous forms, ranging from being injured in a car accident to suffering because of medical negligence or defective drugs and products. Depending on your situation, different legal approaches are required.

Before suing for injuries, it’s helpful to understand important terms in personal injury cases.

Negligence

“The area of tort law known as negligence involves harm caused by failing to act as a form of carelessness possibly with extenuating circumstances.” Wikipedia

When it comes to legal definitions, it’s important to understand how Washington state sees liability in personal injury lawsuits. It is crucial to prove negligence in order to recover damages.

Contributory Fault

Contributory fault is a circumstance in which both parties (you and the other party) are to blame for the injury. In essence, you can sue for damages whether or not you were partly responsible for the injury.

Personal vs. Bodily Injury

Personal injury is a legal term that is regularly used in civil court. It includes physical, emotional, and psychological damage. In criminal court proceedings, bodily injury is usually used to refer to injuries inflicted by a victim of another crime, such as assault.

How to File a Personal Injury Claim in Washington State

To establish a personal injury case, you (the person seeking damages) must demonstrate the following:

  1. You were owed a duty of reasonable care.
  2. The negligent party acted rashly or violated their duty of care.
  3. Your injuries were caused by the violation.
  4. You sustained injury.

It is the injured party’s responsibility to demonstrate that negligence occurred. The injured party must demonstrate that the other person’s, or group’s, lack of care and competence in handling the situation resulted in the personal injury.

Whether your injury occurred in a car accident on the road, at work, in a medical environment, or elsewhere, a skilled personal injury attorney can analyze your case and identify the best course of action to establish fault and recover damages.

Personal Injury Settlements

Insurance companies will be quick to offer the lowest settlement value possible for a personal injury. Without the assistance of an expert personal injury attorney to ensure that you receive the most compensation you deserve, you may find yourself agreeing to a $100,000 settlement when your claim might be worth a million dollars.

How Long Can You Hold Off on Filing a Personal Injury Claim?

In most cases, a person has three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit in Washington state.

It is nearly impossible to initiate a case against the person or corporation that injured you once the statute of limitations has expired. The individual or organization might then file a motion to dismiss the lawsuit entirely.

What to Do After Suffering an Injury

Finding an attorney who genuinely cares about you and will fight for the best possible outcome is essential for presenting a persuasive case. We have a solid track record of resolving accident claims at Cunnane Law, and it is our objective to always provide upper edge legal services that produce results. Plus, we are always ready to litigate the case.

Our attorneys are professionals in Washington state personal injury law and work hard to ensure that clients receive the results they desire.

Have questions about suing for personal injuries in Washington? Contact Cunnane Law in Edmonds, WA today to learn more about your personal injury claim options.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

Why Should You File a Truck Accident Claim?

Posted on: May 31st, 2022 by Marcel Colon
After a truck accident, there are often huge costs and damages. Expert legal help is required.

After a truck accident, there are often huge costs and damages. Expert legal help is required.

Individuals or surviving family members of someone killed in a truck accident can file a truck accident claim to recover damages for losses incurred as a result of the accident.

Financial losses, physical health impacts, resulting trauma, and other expenditures related with the accident are all examples of losses, also known as damages.

Personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death are the most common reasons for submitting a truck accident claim.

The average person may find that these damages can be extremely costly, not only financially, but also physically and psychologically. Individuals might be able to reduce their financial burden by filing an accident claim and recovering expenses that their insurance company does not cover.

How Much Compensation Can You Expect to Receive?

The amount of compensation you can receive in a truck accident lawsuit is determined by the facts of your case.

You could be looking at a settlement offer ranging from thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the severity of the accident, the subsequent injuries, and other factors.

You’ll need to disclose the circumstances of your case with a truck accident lawyer, who, after learning the appropriate information, can then establish a range for your settlement offer.

Awarded Damages in Truck Accident Claims

The types of damages awarded in truck accident cases vary depending on the specific circumstances of the collision, but they typically include compensatory and punitive damages.

Compensation for economic and non-economic losses incurred as a result of the accident might be awarded in the form of compensatory damages.

The purpose of compensatory damages is to get the plaintiff’s physical, financial, and psychological conditions back to where they were before the accident.

Punitive damages are a form of punishment that is intended to discourage the defendant from engaging in dangerous or risky behavior in the future. Punitive damages may be awarded if the accident was caused by fraudulent, irresponsible, or malicious behavior by the at-fault party.

Seek Help with Filing Your Claim Today

One of the most important steps in filing a successful claim after being injured in a truck accident is contacting the right attorney.

By calling our Cunnane Law office in Edmonds, we can schedule a free case assessment with one of our experienced truck accident lawyers to determine your legal options and compensation eligibility.

Don’t put off finding out how much your truck accident compensation is worth. To schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney in the Puget Sound area and begin the process of filing your truck accident claim, call Cunnane Law Office today.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

What to Do After a Truck Accident

Posted on: May 24th, 2022 by Marcel Colon
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you need expert legal representation.

If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you need expert legal representation.

Thousands of trucking industry-related accidents occur each year, resulting in serious effects ranging from inconvenient repair expenses to devastating personal injuries, property damage, and death.

Accidents can be distressing and overwhelming, particularly when large trucks are involved. Nevertheless, as soon as possible, you should try to collect relevant evidence that will be beneficial later in the process of filing a personal injury claim.

Following an accident, it’s also essential to call the proper authorities for professional assistance and for the sake of safety.

Take the following steps if you’ve been hurt or your property has been damaged in a truck accident.

1. Call 9-1-1.

The safety of all those involved is the primary concern in the case of an accident. If you or anybody else appears to be hurt, dial 9-1-1 for emergency medical assistance and to report the accident to the authorities.

Following a truck collision, medical documents and an official police report can be important evidence to support a personal injury or property damage claim.

Any person who appears to be injured should seek medical attention immediately. Even seemingly small injuries, such as a bump on the head, can lead to more serious complications if not treated promptly. Any injuries sustained in an accident should be evaluated by a medical professional.

2. Collect information

The next step is to start obtaining information from other drivers, passengers, and accident witnesses. Names, phone numbers, insurance information, and license plate numbers should all be written down. This information will come in handy when it comes to recouping accident-related losses.

3. Get photographic evidence

Having photographs of your injuries, the accident scene, and property damage can help you file a legal claim for accident-related damages.

4. Consult with a Truck Accident Lawyer

It’s vital that you feel confident in expressing your legal rights following an accident. However, you are unlikely to be in the right frame of mind to do this without help.

Contacting a truck accident attorney, who can protect your legal interests and advise you through the next stages, is the best course of action.

Frequent Causes of Truck Accidents

A range of circumstances, both within and outside your control as a driver, might impact truck accidents in the United States.

Drivers of large trucks are susceptible to many of the same challenges that other drivers experience, such as bad road conditions, distracted driving, and other common dangers. They may, however, experience challenges that are unique to their profession. One of these is fatigue. Professional drivers are frequently required to transport loads from one location to another over long stretches of time.

The following are some more factors and circumstances that can contribute to truck accidents:

  • improperly loaded cargo
  • poorly maintained vehicle
  • brake problems
  • equipment failure
  • speeding
  • alcohol use
  • over-the-counter and prescription drug use
  • traffic law violations
  • level of driver training

Accidents involving large trucks are rarely caused by a single factor, according to crash experts.

Our attorneys at Cunnane Law have decades of experience in personal injury cases. In the aftermath of a truck accident, we can provide you or a loved one with a free case consultation to explore your legal options. Contact us today.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

How to Choose a Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Posted on: April 25th, 2022 by Timothy Hendershot
Motorcycle accidents can be especially traumatic. You need a motorcycle accident attorney on your side.

Motorcycle accidents can be especially traumatic. You need a motorcycle accident attorney on your side.

Despite accounting for a modest fraction of overall vehicle sales, motorcycle accidents account for a significant portion of total traffic crash deaths in the United States. Even if a motorcycle accident does not result in death, it can have serious effects for a person’s health and well-being.

After a motorcycle accident, recovering reimbursement for losses may be a difficult process, since insurance companies may try to circumvent coverage laws and refuse personal injury payments on the at-fault party’s behalf.

One of the first things you should do if you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident is to call a motorcycle accident attorney. Our team of attorneys at Cunnane Law in Edmonds has specialized knowledge in assisting motorcyclists in obtaining compensation through a rigorous investigation and negotiating process.

Our attorneys at Cunnane Law can assist you in filing a claim with the appropriate insurance provider, to recover motorcycle injury and accident-related damages, after first collecting information about your case.

When Should You File a Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Motorcycle accidents can have a variety of outcomes, including property damage, emotional distress, serious or permanent injury, and death.

Many people in the United States live pay check to pay check or otherwise struggle to handle the astronomical out-of-pocket expenditures that might arise from a motorbike accident injury.

While the costs of a motorbike accident might vary, they may include the following:

  • Monetary: transportation costs, hospitalization/other medical expenditures, bike repair/replacement costs, and lost earnings
  • Physical: significant damage that needs long-term rehabilitation and care, including limb loss, deformity, paralysis, and severe brain trauma.
  • Psychological: the cost of pain and suffering, which leads to mental misery

For injured motorcyclists who want to recover compensation for their losses, filing a motorcycle accident claim might be a feasible option.

The injured rider or a loved one can submit a motorcycle accident claim. In the latter instance, a claim might be made to recover damages for a loved one who was seriously injured or died as a consequence of the accident.

Losing a loved one in a motorbike accident can be very traumatic, and you may be entitled to wrongful death compensation. To get compensation, you will need the expertise of an attorney to prove that another party’s carelessness caused your loved one’s death.

We are Expert Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Cunnane Law in Edmonds has the knowledge, experience, expertise, and resources to assist you in filing a compelling claim for motorcycle accident-related losses and obtaining a fair compensation.

Start the process of filing your claim as soon as possible. To obtain a free consultation and find a skilled, knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorney near you, contact the offices of Cunnane Law in Edmonds, WA today.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

Do You Need a Dog Bite Attorney?

Posted on: April 15th, 2022 by Timothy Hendershot
A dog attack can be very serious. You need an experienced dog bite attorney on your side.

A dog attack can be very serious. You need an experienced dog bite attorney on your side.

If you’ve been bitten by a vicious dog, you can be dealing with not just emotional distress, but also medical expenditures resulting from your injuries. Learn how to file a lawsuit after being bitten by a dog and how to select the best dog bite attorney for your case. For a free case evaluation of your dog bite lawsuit, contact Cunnane Law in the Edmonds area today.

In the United States, over 36% of households have at least one dog, and while these furry creatures may provide a lot of companionships and joy, not all canine relationships are beneficial.

Getting bitten by a dog may cost you or a loved one a lot of money in medical bills, distress, and the possibility of lifelong scars.

If you’ve been injured in a dog attack, you may be entitled to compensation to reimburse you for your losses. Cunnane Law’s experienced dog bite attorneys can assist you in pursuing legal action against a responsible party for your harm.

Who Is liable for injuries caused by a dog bite?

The point of culpability will be one of the most crucial issues for victims of dog attacks when considering their legal alternatives. Liability in personal injury law relates to who may be held responsible for the loss in issue. After determining who is liable for covering expenses connected with the injury, such as medical care, pain and suffering, and emotional distress, liability can be used to decide who is responsible for covering costs associated with the injury.

The dog owner is the most often person found responsible in dog bite injury cases. The circumstances of each case will determine whether or not a dog owner can be held accountable for their dog’s activities.

In many cases, however, whether or not a dog owner was aware of their dog’s proclivity to bite or become violent, they can still be held liable.

The amount of damages awarded in a dog bite case may be reduced if the victim is determined to be somewhat responsible for the assault as a consequence of provocation or trespass.

Are you ready to talk to a dog bite attorney?

After getting bitten by a vicious dog, you may be dealing with not just mental anguish but also medical expenses. Cunnane Law in Edmonds will provide you with a free case review for any dog bite lawsuit. We are the dog bite attorneys you’re looking for.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

Common Causes of Personal Injuries in Spring

Posted on: March 28th, 2022 by Timothy Hendershot
Spring means warmer weather, more time outdoors, and sometimes, more painful personal injuries.

Spring means warmer weather, more time outdoors, and sometimes, more painful personal injuries.

Due to the weather conditions and the types of activities that people engage in, each season has a different type of personal injury accident that is most common to that season. People frequently engage in more outside activities as the Seattle area weather warms up in the spring. During the spring season, some of the most prevalent causes or types of personal injury accidents are listed below.

Automobile Accidents

As people resume long-distance travel in the spring, the number of motor vehicle accidents tends to rise. Motor vehicle collisions can result in a wide range of injuries, including fractured bones, soft-tissue injuries, whiplash injuries, neck and back injuries, head/brain injuries, and spinal injuries.

Accidents at a Swimming Pool

Public and private swimming pools open as the spring season advances. Failing to take care around pools is a primary cause of personal injury accidents. Accidents such as slips and falls, diving accidents, and drownings are all common around pools. Broken bones, head injuries, and possibly traumatic brain injury can all result from these accidents.

Dog Attacks and Bites

Because more people are out for walks, dog owners often take their pets for walks or take them to parks to run and play with other dogs. Unfortunately, some dogs are more prone to attack or bite another pet or human because they are not well-trained or socialized. Even a dog that has previously been well-behaved can lash out for no apparent reason. Any injuries caused by a dog bite or attack to people or other pets are solely the responsibility of the dog owner. Dog attacks can cause lacerations, fractured bones, and soft tissue injury, as well as infection from a bite.

Accidents on Construction Sites

Spring marks the start of the building season, with many outdoor projects getting underway to take advantage of the warmer weather. Construction sites, of course, present plenty of dangers to both workers and passers-by. Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents, falls from heights, injuries from falling objects, motor vehicle or equipment accidents, fires and explosions, and electrocutions are all examples of construction accidents. Construction site owners and managers have a responsibility to keep construction sites as safe as possible and minimize the risk of accidents for workers and the general public.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Edmonds, Washington

Have you or a family member been seriously injured in Washington? Allowing the medical bills to pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing is a recipe for disaster. You need an aggressive personal injury lawyer on your side right now, fighting for the recompense you need, and deserve. Cunnane Law’s experienced attorneys represent clients who have been injured in Washington State. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

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