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When Is Bone Grafting Necessary?

By Pendergast Law on December 30, 2020

Most people have had to deal with a broken bone at some point in their life, whether it is a minor fracture in the hand or a broken femur from playing sports. While initially painful and uncomfortable, these injuries usually heal without any major complications. But in rare cases, more serious, and often expensive, treatments may be required.

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What Causes One-Sided Paralysis?

By Pendergast Law on December 27, 2020

Receiving a diagnosis of paralysis can be heart-wrenching. The loss of sensation and motor control will force you to completely change your life and contend with a difficult future. While people often think of paralysis in serious conditions like paraplegia or quadriplegia, it is often more complex. Many accident victims have to face the real-world consequences of a hemiplegia diagnosis.

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Safety Equipment and Boat Owner Liability

By Pendergast Law on October 20, 2020

Just like motor vehicle owners, boat owners are subject to specific regulations to protect the safety of other boaters and their occupants. While many of these laws apply to the speed a vessel can safely travel at and operator behavior, owners are also required under federal and state law to have certain safety equipment aboard to help prevent serious or fatal injuries. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable for any injuries an occupant sustains.

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The Trouble with Cruise Ships and Ferries

By Pendergast Law on July 21, 2019

Our ferries are a pleasant part of Seattle living. Many locals use the ferry system daily to commute to work in the city, from Bainbridge Island and beyond. Washington State has the largest ferry fleet in the country and the third largest in the world, and we’re proud of it. Read the rest »

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The Transformation of the Alaskan Way Viaduct

By Pendergast Law on July 10, 2019

The Alaskan Way Viaduct opened in 1953 to provide a way to transport vehicles north and south along Seattle’s waterfront. As Seattle grew and traffic increased, the viaduct offered an alternative passageway for more than 90,000 vehicles per day. Read the rest »

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When Sports Start Up, So Do Injuries

By Pendergast Law on January 29, 2019

In today’s world of technology, parents are often very excited when a child shows an interest in sports. Children nowadays are spending more time indoors watching TV, playing video games, and browsing the Internet than participating in physical activities. This has created an entire generation with a strong tendency to childhood obesity. Read the rest »

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How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

By Pendergast Law on December 26, 2018

After someone else hurts you by being careless, you need a good personal injury attorney to fight on your behalf and get you the compensation you deserve. But choosing the right lawyer is not always an easy feat. Read the rest »

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Come Sail Away: Cruise Ship Health Fail

By Pendergast Law on April 12, 2018

The cruise is a very popular vacation choice, boasting over 20 million passengers per year globally. With almost 14 million of those passengers being Americans, it is clear that the United States keeps the cruise business afloat. And in return, the U.S. sees over $37 billion each year pumped into its economy. The relationship between the cruise industry and the United States is definitely symbiotic, but it could begin to decline if health and safety issues are not swiftly corrected aboard many of the major ships visiting U.S. ports. Read the rest »

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Can Cruise Ships Be Held Responsible for Passenger Injuries?

By Pendergast Law on November 17, 2017

Seattle is a popular launching point for many of the world’s biggest cruise lines. It’s the home base for Holland America, and sees arrivals and departures from Carnival, Norwegian, Celebrity, and Royal Caribbean International. With so many cruise ships in Seattle ports and Puget Sound, you’d think the issue of cruise ship safety comes up a lot.

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Hoverboards: Dangerous Toys

By Pendergast Law on May 22, 2017

Emerging onto the high-tech recreational scene just a couple of years ago, hoverboards were all the rage—with consumers and in emergency rooms. That’s right: the hottest gift of the last few holiday seasons could end up sending you or your kids to the hospital with some serious injuries. Read the rest »

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