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Recent Injury Law Blog Posts

Vote for The Velvet Hammer at ABA’s site!

Posted on 25 November 2014

Karen Koehler’s Velvet Hammer blog was selected again as one of the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100. Editors of the ABA J... Read more


Seattle’s 2nd Ave Death Trap – Bike Man Dan finds many risks for the uninitiated

Posted on 21 November 2014

As I’ve blogged about a number of times–even before the death of cyclist/attorney Sher Kung–many, including... Read more


Second Avenue Redux: Solving the mystery of those curved arrows…

Posted on 19 November 2014

In a previous post, I asked if anyone knew what those curved arrows at the Madison intersection signified. Bike Man Dan (our ... Read more


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Seattle Personal Injury Lawyers Represent Clients Throughout Washington State

For good reason, Stritmatter Kessler Whelan (SKW) has earned more awards than any other personal injury law firm in the state. Our attorneys fight for the rights of clients throughout Washington and beyond.

Along with the entire legal industry, other Seattle based injury/wrongful death law firms recognize our leadership. For Stritmatter Kessler's successes include numerous landmark cases that have shaped the law on behalf of those seriously injured. We demand accountability from insurance companies, the government, the nation's biggest corporations and multinational businesses. See our list of over 150 cases with results of $1,000,000 or more.

SKW is the law firm that other lawyers turn for help on large and complex cases. We have the resources necessary to engage in hard fought legal battles. We have the reputation needed to obtain the best possible settlement offers. Ultimately, we have the skill required to take cases to trial. For these reasons, the vast majority of law firms that you may come across along your search often ask to team up with our firm.

Our FAQs on how to choose an attorney will help you understand what to look for when you think you have a serious injury or wrongful death case.

Featured Cases

Lan Remme was a fit cyclist. But he is now an incomplete quadriplegic after sustaining injuries on the Montlake Bridge. The City of Seattle and State of Washington paid a $4 million settlement.

Sofie v. Fibreboard — Even after 25 years, Sofie remains one of the most important cases for personal injury and wrongful death plaintiffs. Cited by courts throughout the country, the decision has since abolished the "cap" on damages contained in RCW 4.56.250. Listen to Paul Stritmatter and other attorneys argue before the WA State Supreme Court, which put Sofie a landmark in law.

Lacey Hicks v State of WA, City of Aberdeen — Due to lack of maintenance of the light poles on the Chehalis River Bridge, one of them smashed through Lacey's car. Lacey sustained serious injuries, including a spinal cord injury. In Spring 2012, the State finally indicated readiness to fund a project for a proper lighting system.

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