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February 4th, 2015

Defective Highway Design

Was a Problem With the Road to Blame? Sometimes, neither you nor the other driver is to blame for an accident. The design of the road or highway itself may be the cause. If the government or another entity failed to properly design the road or warn you against potential hazards, you may have a claim for damages based on defective highways. At Monro Law Firm P.S. Inc., you will work with experienced Everett defective highway design attorneys who will pursue maximum compensation for you while you focus on recovering from damages. Based in Lake Stevens, we protect the interests of injured people throughout Snohomish County, Skagit County, Whatcom County and King County. Experienced Guidance for Accidents Caused by Road Defects Claims for highway defects may involve: Failures of bridges, overpasses and overhead structures Improper warnings for curves, corners and crosswalks Improper guardrails and barricades Poorly marked or secured highway construction zones Reduced radius curves or freeway ramps Poorly maintained or missing traffic signs or signals Cracks, potholes, bumps, rough and other problems with pavement If a defective highway or defective highway design contributed to your accident, you may be able to hold the responsible government or company accountable. This can be especially beneficial in serious and fatal accidents, where damages may exceed the maximum available auto insurance benefits. Backed by more than 20 years of experience with personally injury claims, our lawyers will carefully investigate your accident, using experts as needed to demonstrate how the accident happened and who should be held responsible. We will provide you with guidance and seasoned perspective at each stage of your case and ensure that your questions are answered promptly. We want you to feel comfortable with your case so that you can focus on your recovery. Contact Our Lake Stevens Defective Road Injury Attorneys We offer free initial consultations, and our cases are handled on a contingency basis. This means you do not have to pay attorneys’ fees until we recover compensation for you. Call us today at 360-863-3728. You may also contact us...

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Pedestrian Accidents

Advice and Guidance After Devastating Pedestrian Accidents Drivers are supposed to watch out for pedestrians and bicyclists. Unfortunately, many bicycle and pedestrian accidents are the result of drivers who run red lights, see pedestrians in a crosswalk, speed or take other negligent actions. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, Monro Law Firm P.S. inc. can help. With more than 20 years of experience, our Snohomish pedestrian accident lawyers have the skills and experience you need to seek the compensation you deserve after being hit by a car. From offices in Lake Stevens, we protect the rights of injured people throughout the region. Seeking Compensation for Serious Injuries In a collision between a car and a walker or biker, the car will win. Because of the sheer mass and speed at which vehicles move, pedestrians are more likely to suffer severe and catastrophic injuries in an accident. We have helped injured pedestrians with serious injuries such as: Brain injuries Spinal cord injuries Fractures Amputations Herniated disks Because of the severity of injuries, we have also represented the families of lost loved ones in wrongful death suits. Advice and Guidance From a Lake Stevens Pedestrian Injury Lawyer Insurance benefits may be available to help cover costs even if contributed to the accident. When our law firm represents you in a pedestrian or bicycle accident case, we will thoroughly investigate the accident, using experts as needed to determine who was at fault and to place a monetary value on your damages. We can advise you on potential sources of compensation, including the driver’s liability insurance as well as your own insurance policy in some cases. Contact an experienced attorney before you give a statement to an insurance  company. Insurers will begin work early to minimize your claim. Our job is to help you maximize your benefits. Contact Monro Law Firm P.S. inc. Our cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning you will not owe us attorneys’ fees unless and until we obtain compensation for you. Schedule your free initial consultation today at 360-863-3728, or contact us...

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Truck Accidents

The consequences of a collision between an 80,000 pound truck and a 3,000 pound car can be devastating. Because 18-wheelers and other trucks are so large, drivers and passengers in smaller vehicles are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a truck, the Lake Stevens truck accident attorneys at Monro Law Firm P.S. inc. can help. Backed by more than 20 years of experience with personal injury claims, we have the resources and knowledge to handle your legal needs while you focus on recovering your health and returning to your daily life. Experienced Lawyers Who Understand Truck Accidents and Trucking Laws Truck and semi-tractor trailer accidents occur for many of the same reasons other motor vehicle accidents such as distracted drivers, tire blowouts or defective roads occur. Other factors may also have an effect on truck crashes such as: Blind spots Brake malfunctions  Overloaded trucks Debris falling from trucks Wide turns If you have been involved in a truck accident, an experienced attorney is important. In addition to the seriousness of the injuries and the varied causes of truck accidents, a slew of state and federal laws and regulations may affect your case. The trucking company’s insurer will be investigating ways to minimize your claim soon after the accident. You may be at a disadvantage without an experienced attorney by your side. The lawyers at Monro Law Firm P.S. Inc. understand the many ways that truck accidents can happen as well as the laws and regulations for trucks. We will thoroughly investigate your claim, using experts as necessary, and work to ensure that your interests are protected so that you receive the compensation you need to recover. As your case proceeds, you are welcome to call or stop by our office for updates and to ask questions. An attorney is usually available or will return messages promptly. Contact Our Everett Truck Injury Attorneys We offer free initial consultations, and our cases are handled on a contingency basis. This means that you will not owe us attorneys’ fees unless and until we obtain compensation for you. Call us today at 360-863-3728, or contact us...

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Nursing Home Abuse

When Your Trust Is Broken When you entrust your loved one to the care of a nursing home or other facility, you expect that your relative will be treated properly. You expect your loved one to be safe and to receive proper care. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. When you suspect that your loved one has been abused or neglected, you may have a malpractice claim just as if your loved one was hospitalized. At Monro Law Firm P.S. Inc., you will find experienced Lake Stevens nursing home abuse attorneys who will help you hold nursing homes accountable when they harm your loved one. We protect the rights of patients in Lake Stevens and surrounding areas. Understaffed Facilities Have Potential for Problems Nursing homes and nursing home workers are required to maintain certain standards of care for their residents. Unfortunately, due to understaffing, poor management and poor training, nursing homes may give patients substandard care. Nursing home residents may suffer neglect, abuse or negligence in many ways: Dehydration Infections Pressure sores, also called bedsores Falls Broken hips and other fractures Staph infections and sepsis Injuries sustained during elopement, meaning the patient wanders off Other illnesses and injuries In addition to specific injuries and illnesses, a nursing home resident may be unattended and without the ability to obtain basic needs such as food and water and proper medical care. This is called abandonment, and it is another form of nursing home neglect. Contact Our Everett Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys If you suspect your loved one has been abandoned, neglected or abused, trust your instincts. Our experienced lawyers can thoroughly review records and investigate your suspicions to determine whether you have a claim. We offer risk-free, no-cost initial consultations to discuss your potential claim and explain how we may be able to help. Because our services are offered on a contingency basis, you will owe us attorneys’ fees if and when we obtain compensation for you. Call us at 360-863-3728 or contact us...

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Surgical Errors

Experienced Lawyers for Challenging Surgery Malpractice Claims Every surgery has risks, and no one can guarantee the outcome. In some cases, however, a bad outcome from a surgical procedure is more than just bad luck. When a doctor’s care falls below an accepted standard, you may have a medical malpractice claim based on surgical error. These are challenging claims to prove, making effective, experienced legal representation critical. At Monro Law Firm P.S. inc., you will work with Everett surgical error lawyers with the skills and knowledge to thoroughly and effectively pursue a medical malpractice claim while you focus on your medical needs. For more than 20 years, we have served clients in Lake Stevens and surrounding areas of Washington. Medical Malpractice in Surgery and Recovery While there are no guarantees with surgery, surgeons and medical personnel have specific procedures to follow to prevent many types of problems. When they fail to follow these guidelines, devastating mistakes can occur. Among the most common surgery-related claims our law firm handles involve surgeons who mistakenly cut or nick body parts during surgery. A bowel perforation caused by an errant knife can cause very serious infections. Nicked nerves, blood vessels, lungs and other organs can all be a form of surgery malpractice. Surgery malpractice can also include: Anesthesia errors Sponges, needles and other foreign objects left in the patient Operating on the wrong body part Infections from nonsterile procedures Spinal cord damage during back surgery that causes full or partial paralysis Improperly dosing, prescribing or administering medication following surgery Failing to monitor or discharging the patient prematurely Compensation for surgery errors will depend on the injury. You may be  compensated for loss of use of a body part, for major infections, chronic pain  and suffering, loss of enjoyment of your life, additional medical costs, lost  earnings, and reduced life expectancy. Lake Stevens Surgery Mistake Lawyer Schedule a free consultation with our law firm today at 360-863-3728, or contact us online. Our services are offered on a contingency basis, meaning you owe us attorneys’ fees if and when we obtain compensation for ...

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