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Self-employed Workers and Wage Losses

One of the possible ways to recover money in a personal injury lawsuit is to argue that you lost wages as a result of the incident because your injuries prevented you from working, or reduced your responsibilities at your job.

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On the Job Injuries – What if I’m a Contract Employee?

Most workers know that if you are injured on the job during the normal performance of your work, you are entitled to benefits through Washington State’s workers’ compensation system. This system is run by the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), and allows for workers injured on the job to recover:

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Texting While Driving

Thomas Jefferson once said, “I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind…[A]s new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times.”

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Dog Bite Lawsuits – Do I have a Claim?

If you’ve been bitten or attacked by a dog, you may be wondering if you have a legal claim against the dog’s owner. The answer is yes in many cases, but every case is different. A personal injury attorney with experience prosecuting dog bite lawsuits is best equipped to evaluate a potential claim.

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What if I Don’t have Insurance?

In Washington State, most drivers are required to carry insurance. Failure to have proof of insurance could result in a fine of $450 or more. However – 16 percent of Washington drivers are uninsured. If you are uninsured, we highly recommend that you purchased insurance in the future, both to comply with the law and to protect yourself and your family in an accident.

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Park Chenaur Settles Matter for Elderly Woman Injured by Taxi Driver Negligence

Federal Way, Wash. – May 5, 2014 – Personal injury attorneys at Park Chenaur & Associates, P.S. today announced that they have agreed to a $350,000 settlement with Scottsdale Insurance Co., the insurer for Rainier Dispatch, after one of its drivers allegedly failed to put his taxi in park while helping an elderly woman into the cab, then allowed her to fall, resulting in serious injuries.

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Medical Examinations – What you Need to Know

As part of a personal injury claim, you may be asked to submit to a medical examination. You are probably dreading the prospect of being examined by an unknown physician or chiropractor. That is totally normal. At the same time, submitting to an exam can be necessary to move your case forward. It is therefore important to understand the purpose of these exams and what you can do to best prepare.

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Pedestrian Accidents – What you Need to Know

Pedestrians are far more vulnerable to serious injury in accidents than vehicle drivers, passengers or cyclists. When walking or jogging, you have to worry about bicyclers, skateboarders, other pedestrians and all the vehicles on the roads. And if you have a child with you in a jogging stroller, pram or alongside – or have your dog along – that’s even more to be mindful of.

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