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Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

As much as we may try to fight it, declining health and increasing awareness of one’s own mortality are natural consequences of aging—meaning that the elderly already have enough to worry about without being victimized in nursing homes or other elder care institutions. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect are as prevalent now as ever…. Read more »

What If My Dog Bit Someone?

As much as we love our pets and consider them to be members of the family, sometimes we don’t do the best job making sure to avoid putting our dogs in situations where they feel threatened or provoked. Dogs that feel threatened or provoked may bite. As we learned in a previous post, over 4.5… Read more »

Recent Awards Won by the Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel

Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel attorneys Steve Bulzomi, Gemma Zanowski, James McCormick, and John Christensen were recently recognized with awards from Super Lawyers and the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association. We were also named by US News as one of the top-tier Personal Injury Litigation in the Seattle region. While we feel unspeakably honored to have many awards under… Read more »

The Effects of Surgeons Making Mistakes (aka Medical Malpractice)

What could be worse than receiving a diagnosis for a serious illness? Receiving a diagnosis for a serious illness and then being mistreated by your medical care provider for that illness. Medical malpractice is defined as an error or oversight on the part of a hospital, doctor or other health care professional that results in… Read more »

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Top 5 Things to Look for in a Safe Playground

Every parent’s worst nightmare is the idea of harm coming to your child. It’s especially disconcerting, then, to know park accidents and playground accidents are among the most common ways in which children are hurt in the United States. In fact, one study found that children are nine times more likely to incur an injury… Read more »

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Animal Abuse and the Law

Take a moment to consider the fact that 550 cases of animal abuse were documented in the United States in 2012 alone. Unfortunately, even in a state as progressive as Washington, animal abuse continues to be a serious problem.  In Washington, animal welfare offenders can be convicted of Animal Cruelty in the Second Degree or… Read more »

Vote for Best of South Sound

It’s that time of year again! Have you gotten your vote in for Best of South Sound? If you haven’t, follow the instructions below to vote: Visit vote.southsoundmag.com Click “Register” Either create a username and password or use a social media account The page will re-load. Scroll down and select the “Business & Services” category,… Read more »

Recreational Injuries and When to Involve a Lawyer

Anyone with a personal injury has at some point wondered if or when the best time to involve an attorney is. As such, we’ve put together a helpful guide to help you assess whether or not you should pursue a recreational injury lawsuit in relation to any damages incurred by you or someone you love…. Read more »

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Dog Bites and Your Rights

  Pets can be such docile and loyal creatures that sometimes it’s easy to forget that our furry companions are living beings with the capacity to defend themselves if they feel threatened or provoked. Unfortunately, every year dog bites are the source of both injury and (rarely) deaths to humans. Here are some statistics on… Read more »

Double Check Your Environment for Safety

5 Steps Towards a Safer Home or Workplace     1) Get your water tested. Depending on the type of structure and locale you live in, you may be at risk to hard water plumbing.  Generally speaking, hard water is water with high concentrations of various minerals, such as magnesium and calcium.  This is problematic… Read more »