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Recent Injury Law Blog Posts

Virginia Mason patients didn’t know that they had the superbug

Posted on 27 January 2015

On my way to work a few days ago, I heard an astonishing news story on NPR about how at least 35 patients at Virginia Mason g... Read more


CNAs attempt to get minimum staffing levels mandated

Posted on 23 January 2015

When reading one of my favorite sites for local updates, the Public News Service, I was reminded about the sad state of affai... Read more


Groundbreaking Decision for Safer Drinking Water

Posted on 16 January 2015

Yesterday, The New York Times reported on the following: Earlier this week, we received a groundbreaking decision in the fi... 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.

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Featured Cases

Owen v. State of Washington — Despite numerous indications, including warnings from the Washington State Patrol, that a section of Stephens Pass was unsafe to keep open with trees falling from the weight of the snow and from soggy soil, the State allowed cars to travel on it. As a result,Tim and Cheryl Owen lost their lives when a massive evergreen fell on top of their SUV. Their children were also in the SUV and survived. Jaime, Jessie, and Steven Owen are now left with lifelong physical disabilities. The State paid a $10 million settlement, which will help Jaime and Jessie's lifelong physical disabilities.

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.

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