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A Day Of Terror At The Tacoma Dome

There are few things as scary to a parent as an injury to our children. We go through our daily lives with the understanding that drivers will stop at red lights, that electronics will not catch…

Mike Myers

Foundry Explosion Highlights Importance of Seeking Workers

Last Saturday afternoon an explosion at a Tacoma foundry caused a massive fire, closed a major highway and sent four people to the hospital. The fire at Atlas Castings & Technology was started when a delivery truck carrying 8,000 gallons of propane exploded at the foundry and caused a fire in a nearby propane tank. The explosion was described by witnesses and police as like a bomb going up. …

Mike Myers

San Diego Diocese Pays $198 million in Sexual Abuse Cases

On September 7, 2007, The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego agreed to pay over $198 million to 144 alleged victims of sexual abuse by clergy.Earlier this year, the diocese abruptly filed for bankruptcy protection just hours before trial was scheduled to begin on 42 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse. Bankruptcy could shield the diocese’s assets, but a judge recently threatened to throw out the…

Mike Myers

Pool Company Found Negligent in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

On September 25th the parents of a 5-year-old boy who drowned last year at Crofton County Club in Anne Arundel County were awarded more than $4 million in damages. The judge ordered DRD Pool Service Inc., the county club’s management company, to pay Thomas Free and Debra Neagle Webber $2,000,076 each. The $76 serves as a symbol of Connor Freed’s July 6th birthday. DRD was found negligent for…

Mike Myers

Infant Falls 20 Feet from Bleachers, Listed In Critical Condition

During a high school soccer game at Toppenish Middle School a 5-month old baby girl fell 15 to 20 feet from the bleachers to the ground below. The baby suffered a head injury and was taken by ambulance to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center where she was listed to be in critical condition.Police said a relative was baby-sitting the child during a high…

Ryan Nute

Pit Bull Attacks Woman and Greyhounds

Cynthia Greear and her two dogs were attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull in Lakewood, Washington. One of the dogs was killed and the other was badly injured.The attack continued even after neighbors intervened. The owner of the pit bull is reportedly taking full responsibility for the attack and offered to pay Ms. Greear’s veterinary bill.As the recent pet food litigation suggests, compensation…

Ryan Nute

Suicide in Thurson County Jail

A 48-year old man charged with attempted first-degree murder and several other crimes apparently committed suicide in the Pierce County Jail Wednesday. Reportedly he was facing life in prison under Washington’s “Three Strikes” law.According to the Sheriff’s office the man was not on a suicide watch and had not been a concern.Unfortunately, people in jail or in prison can easily be suicide…

Ryan Nute

New Year's Fireworks Accident Injures Five

A fireworks explosion at a home in Auburn, Washington caused five people to suffer first and second degree burns. Two were arrested.Apparently the explosion started when a device was ignited in an occupied room.Some of the injured persons may have claims against the person(s) who iginited the fireworks.Read more: King-5

Ryan Nute

Skyway Girl Maimed by Pit Bull

8-year old Leneeka Warren was attacked by a pit bull on December 15, 2006.Reportedly the dog was being handled by a pair of teenage boys when it got loose. Leneeka spent nine hours in the emergency room at Harborview Medical Center. Civl and criminal charges may be issued. Additionally, Leneeka likely has civil tort claims against the boys who handled the dog and possibly the dog’s owner. …

Ryan Nute

Worker Injured When Arm Caught in Meat Grinder

An employee of Golden Steer Choice Meats was injured Thursday when his left arm became caught in a meat grinder. He was transported by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center. The accident is being investigated by safety officials.The injured employee (Robert Frye) will likely have a workers’ compensation claim for his injuries. Depending on the facts he may also have claims against the…