Washington Personal Injury Center

What Is The HITECH Act?

The HITECH Act and Washington State The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, simply known as HITECH, is an extension of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which was the first federal legislation that addressed the protection and access of health information. HITECH, which was signed into law…

When A Dog Attacks

Although dogs are referred to as “man’s best friend,” they can be dangerous. A dog bite can cause serious injury or even death. A person bitten by a dog in Washington is entitled to recover damages (money) from any person legally responsible for allowing the bite to occur. For example, a dog bite victim can…

What To Do If You’ve Been In A Car Accident

Accidents Happen Even the most defensive and alert driver can find themselves involved in a motor vehicle accident.  It’s important for all drivers to be prepared for this.  After all, the average driver, over a long driving career will experience between three and four accidents in their lifetime. It helps to be prepared before an…

Washington Winter Weather Driving Tips

Winter is here! This year winter solstice began on December 21, 2017. Driving in the winter can be difficult. We want to discuss some helpful tips to drive during winter weather. Black Ice We know that it is common in Washington to have black ice. Black ice is a thin coating of glaze ice on…

When A Train Accident Happens

After the tragic Amtrak derailment, many people are wondering what the responsibilities of railroad companies are and what the rights of those injured in train accidents are. We briefly look at these issues below. A Railroad Company’s Duty to Take Care Railroads are highly regulated businesses known as common carriers, mandated and controlled by acts…

What Does a Paralegal Do?

SO WHAT DOES A PARALEGAL DO, ANYWAY? Funny you should ask.  My name is Sasha Craft and I am a senior paralegal and the office manager here at Ressler & Tesh. But for now, I am going to talk about the paralegal part.  Have you ever wondered what a paralegal does at a personal injury…

Seattle’s Historic Exchange Building

The One and Only Historic Exchange Building in Seattle Ressler & Tesh, PLLC is located in the Penthouse Suite of the historic Exchange Building in downtown Seattle. The Exchange Building is one of Seattle’s art deco skyscrapers. The building was completed in 1931 and received landmark status in 1990. Both the First and Second Avenue…

Drunk Driving Statistics – The Difficult Facts Behind Drunk Driving

Despite the efforts of organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), each year thousands of people are killed, and tens of thousands of people are injured, in drunk driving accidents. According to The United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10,228 people were killed in vehicle accidents in 2010 where alcohol…

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