This firm was NOT involved in this case. Early on March 31, 2005, a drunk driver crashed her car into two parked cars after a night of drinking. As a result another woman was seriously injured.
The Washington Supreme Court recently ruled that in a case of attorney malpractice the prejudgment interest should have been calculated on the total amount of the settlement lost, not the amount the injured party would have recovered after paying an attorney fee.
Prior to 1955 Washington had a “Dramshop Act” which provided a civil cause of action to injury victims who were injured by an intoxicated person against any person who, by providing intoxicating liquors, caused the intoxication.  In 1955, the Legislature repealed that act.  Under current law  liability may not apply for serving […]
Generally under Washington personal injury law there is no per se (i.e. “automatic”) negligence. Personal injury as a result of driving under the influence is an exception.