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Our personal injury law firm accident blog contains articles and local stories about car accidents, motorcycle accidents, semi truck accidents, dog biteswrongful death, slip and fall accidents and other personal injury laws. You’ll find opinions and information about accident law from experienced and trusted lawyers who are knowledgeable about accident topics.

Do Personal Injury Cases go to Trial?

A common question clients of Parke Gordon Law Firm ask is “Do personal injury cases go to trial?”  Many people fear to hire an attorney because they think they will have to appear in court. The fact is only four percent to five percent of all personal injury cases in...

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Determination of Foreign Law

During a personal injury civil lawsuit, there may be times when a party raises an issue concerning the law of a state or territory other than Washington.  This could be both domestic jurisdictions or foreign jurisdictions.  The law of a US state, territory or other...

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Proof of Official Record

If you are going to use an official record in court as evidence, then the document needs to be authenticated in accordance with Civil Rule 44.  This is necessary to prove that the evidence is an official record.  This is necessary for official records of Washington...

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Washington Civil Rule 43: Testimony of Witnesses

When a personal injury lawsuit proceeds to trial, the testimony of witnesses is typically taken orally in open court unless the court, a rule, or statute provides otherwise. When a witness is called to testify on behalf of a party they are required to be administered...

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Washington Civil Rule 42: Consolidation; Separate Trials

During a civil lawsuit when multiple cases have a common question(s) of law and or fact, then under Washington Superior Court Rule 42, the court may order a joint hearing or trial for the cases.  Additionally, under this same rule, the court may order a separate trial...

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Can a Lawsuit be Dismissed?

Clients of Parke Gordon Law Firm often ask if a lawsuit can be dismissed. Yes, a lawsuit can be dismissed voluntarily or involuntarily.  Washington Civil Rule 41 discusses the dismissal of actions. Voluntary dismissal can be done by an agreement between the parties or...

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Washington Civil Rule 40: Assignment of Cases

Once a complaint has been filed with the court of jurisdiction for a car accident litigation lawsuit, a Case Scheduling Order is issued setting out specific dates for deadlines for discovery, hearings, and a date for trial.  It is important to abide by the dates on...

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Trial by Jury or by the Court

When a car accident civil action has completed the discovery phase, then a trial will be set and held. If a party did not request for a trial by jury in accordance with Civil Rule 38, then the civil action will be tried by the court. The difference between a jury and...

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Right to Jury Trial

When a civil car accident litigation begins, either party has the right to demand a jury trial.  A trial is an examination of the issues of law and fact between the parties before the judiciary (court).  Either party may demand a jury trial, a trial by their peers, by...

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