Even though recreational marijuana has been legal in Washington for six years, there are still plenty of instances where its use is illegal. The passage of Initiative 502 didn’t create a free-for-fall.
Following trends in the beauty industry can be hazardous. But then, people in Washington and other states face multiple personal injury risks on a daily basis. Most people hate the process of plucking their eyebrows, which led to a process called microblading that involves the tattooing of semi-permanent eyebrows. However, for one woman in another state, it became torture when the freehand drawing by the microblading artist left her with one oddly shaped eyebrow.
While most mothers in Washington will likely gladly experience the pain of giving birth to a child, no one would want their newborn to suffer the pain of a birth injury. Many personal injury lawsuits involve claims of medical negligence during the birthing process. Although most birth injuries are preventable, some common orthopedic injuries are frequently reported.
A recent report about a patient in a Washington hospital underscores the impact car accidents can have on the lives of crash victims. It also serves to emphasize the rights of personal injury victims to pursue financial relief through the civil justice system of the state. The 61-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries when she was involved in a head-on motor vehicle accident in August.
Anyone in Washington who is no longer able to work because of an accident or illness might be desperate for financial assistance. While help is available through the Social Security Disability Insurance system, most applications are denied at the initial filing. To prevent fraudulent claims, the Social Security Administration has meticulous requirements and standards, and any applicants are free to tackle the long and complicated appeals process if their applications are denied.
People can suffer physical and emotional harm at the hands of others in many ways. Significant numbers of personal injury lawsuits make their way through the Washington civil justice system each year. The cases involve injuries caused by auto accidents, dangerous premises, defective products, medical malpractice and pharmacy errors.