Law Office of Dean Standish Perkins and Associates

1800 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101, United States

  • 206-467-0701

How Do I Establish Negligence?

The party that causes an accident is generally the party held liable for injuries. Establishing negligence is the threshold requirement for a personal injury case. To establish negligence, a thorough analysis of the facts is…more
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Social Host And Server Liability

The intoxicated person is over-served. Whether hosting a house party or tending bar at a public place, serving alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person is illegal. It is appropriate to seek compensation from not only the drunk…more
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What Is Negligence?

Negligence is legally defined as falling below the level of attention required for the situation. In cases of personal injury, it is imperative to examine the facts, so a determination of negligence can be found and the…more
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Why Trucking Is a Heavily Regulated Industry

The sheer size, weight and momentum of large trucks create tremendous impact in a vehicle collision. Truck accidents are some of the most devastating crashes on the roads today. Consequently, for safety reasons, truck drivers…more
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What If I Caused Part Of The Accident?

Even if you are partially responsible for an accident, you are still entitled to compensation for your injuries. Very few jurisdictions prevent recovery for injuries sustained in an accident where you are partially at fault. The…more
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Subrogation And Other Insurance Matters

One of the most confusing parts of any accident case is who pays for the injuries. Insurance companies don’t like to pay claims unless there is an identifiable and concrete reason for doing so. Many injured people are unaware of…more
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Laws To Prevent Cellphone Use And Texting While Driving

Distracted driving causes 10 percent of all auto accidents involving an injury. Two causes of distracted driving are cellphone or smartphone use and texting while driving…more
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Disability Benefits Every Injured Victim Should Explore

Paying the cost of medical care is of paramount concern for people who have been seriously injured or disabled in accidents. Learning to cope with restricted mobility or speech deficiencies requires continuous, on-going medical…more
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Liquor Stores Held Liable To Victims Of Drunk Drivers

Washington has a dram shop statute that states, "[n]o person shall sell liquor to any person apparently under the influence of liquor." Statutory violations are "punishable by a fine of not more than $500 as well as separate…more
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Who Pays When The Other Driver Is Uninsured Or Underinsured?

Uninsured and underinsured motorists do not have the coverage needed to adequately compensate victims for the expenses incurred during the accident. Many victims end up paying out-of-pocket to cover the cost of vital and…more
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Five Tips To Deal With The After Effects Of A Motorcycle Accident

The sad truth is that motorcycle bias does exist. Misconceptions about bikers and clubs may lead a judge or jury to believe that the motorcycle rider is at fault even if the other driver violated traffic-safety and right-of-way…more
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Aggressive Drivers And Road Rage In Auto Accidents

Aggressive drivers endanger the lives of pedestrians and the public by weaving through traffic to get to their destinations on time. Many speed on busy roadways and fail to signal as they shift from lane to lane…more
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A Survivors’ Rights After A Fatal Car Crash

Few tragedies affect families more than the loss of a loved one in a fatal car crash. Many families worry about how they can move forward…more
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What To Expect During A Car Accident Deposition

Although you can expect your attorney to do most of the work involved in litigating your car accident claim, some things require your personal presence. In most car accident cases where a lawsuit is filed, injury victims can…more
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Tools Car Accident Lawyers Use To Gather Evidence

Discovery — the formal exchange of pertinent information between adverse parties in a lawsuit — is one of the most important phases in personal injury litigation. Evidence that is presented at trial must be disclosed during…more
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