Halloween Safety Part One: Halloween Costumes

As a personal injury attorney, I deal with accidents and injuries on a daily basis. Did you know Halloween is one of the holidays that produce the most ER visits?  Injuries caused by everything from glow sticks to car accidents land thousands of children in emergency rooms nationwide on Halloween. …

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Sexual harassment in the workplace

Donald Trump’s lewd video with Billy Bush once again brings his treatment of women to the forefront. Numerous lawsuits have been filed against Donald Trump and his companies with regard to sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. This isn’t breaking news either. Accusations against Trump and his upper echelon …

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The truth about Talc

If you listen to the radio, you’ve heard the somewhat annoying commercials about talcum powder causing cancer and how you can be legally compensated as a victim. Is there truth behind the talcum powder/cancer link? I’ve done a little research. What is talc? Talc is a mineral made up of …

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Pedestrian fatalities

A woman was killed last Friday night walking across 6th Avenue to her 50th high school reunion. Tragedies such as this happen all too often and are usually preventable. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 4,700 pedestrians were killed in traffic deaths in 2013, and more than 156,000 …

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Rise in youth soccer related injuries

 The United States’ youth participation in soccer has steadily increased in the last 25 years. Therefore, soccer related ER visits have climbed as well according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). During a 25-year study almost 3 million children, ages 7 to 17, were treated for soccer-related injuries in the US. …

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Thank you Seahawks

I expressed my opinion about how the NFL teams should behave during the national anthem on 9/11. My hope was that no one would sit during the song, as Sunday was a day in which we should all be united. I’m proud of our Seahawks. They represented what 9/11 is all about. …

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10 Common Causes of Workplace Injuries

Many of the cases I handle result from injuries sustained at the workplace. Much of the time, work injuries are preventable. Every year, Liberty Mutual puts out a Workplace Safety Index which outlines the top ten causes of serious, nonfatal workplace injuries. Here is what they came up with: 2016 …

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Stay safe on amusement park rides

Amusement park rides are again in the news after three girls fell 30 feet from a Ferris wheel in Greeneville, Tennessee. Apparently a mechanical problem was to blame. Many fairs and carnivals are already in full swing. Our own Western Washington Fair will be upon us within weeks. Visitors should …

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