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Michael David Myers

Michael Myers’s Legal Guides

18 total


  • Falling Slab in Bonney Lake Raises Questions about Our Failing Infrastructure

    Bonney Lake Slab Accident A young couple and their 8-month-old baby were killed when a concrete slab fell on their pickup. The Seattle Times Reports: "[A] huge concrete slab weighing thousands of p

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  • Elevator and Escalator Accidents

    Frequency and Severity Statistically, elevators and escalators are very safe. But people aren’t statistics. Elevator and escalator accidents happen. And when they do they tend to be serious. "Inci

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  • Holding Drivers Responsible in Motor Vehicle v. Pedestrian Cases

    Blaming the Pedestrian Drivers almost always try to blame it on the pedestrian. Fortunately the law comes down in favor of pedestrians. According to Washington courts: "The right-of-way protection af

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  • Drunk Drivers and Pedestrians Don't Mix

    Drivers' Must Exercise Due Care to Avoid Hitting Pedestrians Pedestrians are vulnerable. They move slowly and have no protection. They're particularly at risk when there are drunk drivers on the road

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  • Motorcyclists Don’t Ride in Cages—Legislature Responds with Special Law for Riders

    Not All Roadway Users Are Created Equal Motorcycle riders call cars and trucks "cages". Like any clever saying there are two meanings. The first is figurative. People who drive cars or trucks don't g

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  • Multiple Issues Involved with Multi Vehicle Accidents

    Most multi-car accidents are chain-reaction collisions. They get started by one driver not paying attention or weather conditions like fog or ice. A smaller percentage is caused by drunk drivers or su

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  • Diminished Value--One of the First Red Flags After an Accident

    A lot of people start off with the idea that they can handle their own claim and don't need an attorney. Adjusters work to reinforce this belief. (Why? Because it saves insurance companies a lot of money.) But there are red flags. Indicators that this is more than haggling. This...

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  • No Helmet? No Problem.

    You don't see too many motorcyclists without helmets. But there are some. And our client was one of them. Defendants argued that they shouldnt have to compensate our client for his brain injurybecause he wasnt wearing a helmet. On the surface that argument made sense. But it was...

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  • You Might have UIM Even Though You Didn't Pay for It

    You usually get what you pay for. But that's not always the case with uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. (It's usually referred to as "UIM".) Insurance carriers in Washington have to offer UIM. The default is that you have UIM unless you reject it. That's true even if...

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  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOTORCYCLE INSURANCE IN WASHINGTON

    You dont have to have Motorcycle insurance in Washington. You hear a lot of people say that. But what does it mean? And, probably the better question: Just because it isn't required does it mean that you shouldn't buy motorcycle insurance? Liability insurance isnt required if yo...

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