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Attorney Jim Dore Quoted in the News

Attorney Jim Dore quoted in the news. “(Sound Transit) is coming in and saying ‘either sign or we’re going to sue you,’” said Jim Dore, an attorney representing 38 residents who are refusing to sign. See linked article for more details. news


De-icing solution causes car accidents on West Seattle Bridge

  A series of motor vehicle accidents occurred between noon and 1 p.m. today after Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) applied de-icer on the roadway. The application of “de-icer can create temporary slipper conditions, particularly if vehicles are exceeding the posted speed limit,” said Rick Sheridan, spokesman for SDOT. Here is a link to an article describing the incident. We hope that nobody was seriously injured and that anyone involved has a speedy recovery.


More details emerge regarding last weekend’s fatal crash on I-405

Here is a link to one of the news stories regarding the fatal weekend crash on I-405 in Bellevue.  The details are horrifying and we are so sorry for the Beckford family.


Condolences to Beckford Family

Over the weekend, a deadly crash claimed the life of 22-year-old Ian Beckford.  The crash occurred on the I-405 in Bellevue where a driver who was suspected of being high on methamphetamine and driving upwards of 100 mph caused a four car collision which ultimately left Beckford trapped in his car while it burst into flames. This is a tragic turn of events and we send our condolences to the Beckford family.


Res Ipsa Loquitur in Washington Courts

The Washington Court of Appeals recently released an unpublished decision discussing the tort doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquitur (RIL).  RIL is a fancy legal term that roughly translates to “the thing speaks for itself.” In an ordinary tort suit, the plaintiff has the burden of introducing evidence that proves that negligence of the defendant happened.  If the plaintiff does nothing or does too little, the plaintiff loses, even if the defendant does nothing at all. 


Remedies for Families of Wrongful Death Victims in Port Employment

News report here from the Port of Tacoma.  Tragically, a worker at the port died yesterday in a fatal accident about which details are still forthcoming. We have litigated numerous cases regarding workplace accidents like this, including injuries occurring at ports and in commercial shipping vessels. The remedies for the families of accidents like this are slightly different than when deaths or injuries occur on land.  The reason for this is because federal laws affect