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WHAT IS NEGLIGENCE IN TORT LAW?

WHAT IS NEGLIGENCE IN TORT LAW?

WHAT IS NEGLIGENCE IN TORT LAW? – Washington law matches the laws of most states in their general definition of what negligence is.  The Washington pattern jury instruction indicates that negligence is the failure to exercise ordinary care:  Negligence is… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Washington Law

Washington Legislature Passes New Wrongful Death Law

Under current Washington State law parents can bring wrongful death claims for the wrongful death of their unmarried adult son or daughter only if they are financially dependent on their child. This law prevented most families from being able to… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Communities, Education, Local News, Washington Government, Washington Law, Wrongful Death

WASHINGTON’S NEW BIKE LAW

WASHINGTON’S NEW BIKE LAW – Starting October 1, 2020, a new bike law goes into effect in Washington. The new law, entitled the “safety Stop” law, allows for bicyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs, with some exceptions and… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Washington Law

Are serious lung damage due to vaping lawsuits a viable option?

The short answer at this time is most likely, no. In light of the serious lung problems that have come about through the use of vape devices, several states have moved to ban vaping devices or vaping cartridges. A lawsuit… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Health Care, Washington Law

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE “RULES OF THE ROAD”?

Most of us are (hopefully!!) well acquainted with the basic rules of driving, such as always driving to the right, obeying the basic speed law, the mandatory use of turn signals, and obeying all traffic and road signs. But the… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Car Accidents, Drunk Driving, Pedestrian Law, Public Safety, Washington Law

MEDIATION OR ARBITRATION; THEY’RE PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING, RIGHT?

These procedures do have many things in common, but they are most certainly NOT the “same thing”. Both mediation and arbitration are forms of what is known as “ADR” or “Alternative Dispute Resolution”, and both are devices by which lengthy… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Business Law, Employment Law, Medical Malpractice, Pedestrian Law, Washington Law

WHAT ARE THE RULES OF THE ROAD WHEN ENTERING AN UNCONTROLLED INTERSECTION?

Many drivers are not aware of how to approach and drive through uncontrolled intersections. The rule is actually quite simple, but the application can be difficult. When entering an intersection that has no signage (no stop sign nor yield sign)… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Accidents, Car Accidents, Washington Law
New Washington Paid Family Leave Act is in Effect1 - W&L

New Washington Paid Family Leave Act is in Effect

New Washington Paid Family Leave Act is in Effect – Washington has a new family leave act that provides benefits to persons who have to take time off from their jobs due to a serious health condition, a new child,… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Accidents, Business Law, Communities, Education, Financial, Insurance Information, Local News, News, Privacy, Public Safety, Supreme Court, Washington Government, Washington Law
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Judgeship recommendations

Judgeship recommendations – In this blog post, we wish to convey information about the upcoming judicial elections in Washington. Because Judges at all levels, from each County’s Superior Court to the state’s Supreme Court, are elected positions in our state,… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Business Law, Child Law, Criminal Law, Employment Law, Federal Law, Insurance Information, Jury Duty, News, Pedestrian Law, Public Safety, Supreme Court, Washington Government, Washington Law

Washington State Patrol cracking down on distracted drivers over Fourth of July weekend; know what’s legal and what isn’t.

Put down your phone! The Washington State Patrol will be looking for distracted drivers around the state during an emphasis patrol Friday through Sunday. The state is on a mission to reduce traffic deaths to zero by 2030 and, to… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Accidents, Car Accidents, Public Safety, Uncategorized, Washington Law

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