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The Importance of Timely Filing: Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases

Understanding the statute of limitations may sound more of a topic for attorneys, but potential plaintiffs and victims need to be familiar with it as well. These legal time limits govern the window of opportunity within which individuals can file lawsuits after sustaining injuries. In Washington State, as in many other jurisdictions, adherence to these […]

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What If I’m Injured in a Car Accident, and the Other Driver is Uninsured

Washington Auto Insurance Requirements In Washington, meeting the financial responsibilities of operating a car (Washington Rev. Code § 46.30.20(1)(a) as of 2023) necessitates purchasing an auto insurance policy. The state mandates minimum liability coverage limits in Washington Rev. Code § 46.29.90, including: Most Washington residents adhere to these stipulations by securing an auto insurance policy.

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Spokane County sergeant placed on leave following use of force allegations

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane County Sheriff has placed a sergeant on administrative leave over allegations he used excessive force during an incident.  Spokane County Sheriff John Nowles was told about an incident that occurred on Aug. 14. The Spokane County Prosecuting Office are following these allegations and made the Sheriff aware.  Sheriff Nowels stated,

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Washington sheriff’s deputy accused of bloodying 62-year-old driver who pulled over to sleep

A sheriff’s deputy in Washington state is being accused of using excessive force for allegedly beating a 62-year-old man during an arrest. Sgt. Clay Hilton was placed on administrative leave Friday, nearly two months after the incident when driver Kevin Hinton said what should have been an uneventful encounter outside of a local park turned into a

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2022 Saw Most Traffic Deaths on Washington Roads Since 1990

This article was originally posted on wtsc.wa.gov. OLYMPIA – The Washington Traffic Safety Commission’s (WTSC) initial data for 2022 shows the greatest number of deaths on Washington roads and highways since 1990. Preliminary reports show that 745 people were killed in crashes last year. Impairment by drugs and alcohol is involved in more than half of

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Car insurance premiums in WA to creep up, commissioner warns

This article was originally posted on seattletimes.com Car insurance premiums are set to increase this year, though Washington drivers will be spared the brunt of it, according to the Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner. After years of little or no increases, car insurance premiums rose a whopping 8.4% nationwide in 2022. In Washington, that

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Greenacres woman no longer facing charges in case of electrocuted squirrels

This article was originally posted on khq.com. SPOKANE, Wash. – A Greenacres woman is no longer facing nine felony charges for the deaths of nine squirrels that tried to scale her electric fence. Our news partners with The Spokesman-Review report Superior Court Judge Annette Plese dismissed the animal cruelty counts against 68-year-old Mary Franks on

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Man unknowingly gave robbery suspect a ride, driver won’t be charged

This article was originally posted on spokesman.com No charges will be filed against a Spokane man arrested on suspicion of driving the getaway car in a pharmacy robbery last month. Although 55-year-old David L. Ratener was driving the pickup, he passed two lie detector tests that showed he knew nothing of the robbery allegedly committed

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