Most Common Types of Premises Liability

When you think of personal injury cases, especially when someone gets hurt by slipping on a wet floor or tripping down a flight of stairs, you’re seeing examples of premises liability claims. If the owner of a property is responsible for loss or injury to another person, either through neglect or willful action, then premises liability…

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Most Dangerous Intersections in Vancouver, WA

Most dangerous intersections in Vancouver WA

If you live or work in Vancouver, Washington, it’s a good idea to know where the most dangerous intersections are located. If you know where accidents often happen, you can either plan alternate routes or you can take extra safety precautions at those intersections. According to The Columbian, Vancouver has the highest rate of pedestrian…

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What Do You Do After an Auto Accident?

What to do after a car accident

Auto accidents can happen to even the most cautious of drivers. Although extremely stressful and terrifying, it is important to remain calm and take control of the situation. These are the steps you should take if you ever find yourself involved in an auto accident. These steps help you address your health needs while also…

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What Are My Rights After I Get Pulled Over?

After the Philando Castile shooting in Minnesota, people have been a little skittish about what happens when they get pulled over. Statistically, a traffic stop is the most dangerous thing a police officer can do. So in some, if not all cases, the officer may be just as nervous as you are. Before we get…

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In the State of Washington, you can fight and win infractions issued after a traffic accident!

Matthew PhilbrookFounding Attorney Matthew Philbrook attended Clark College, Washington State University, and Gonzaga University School of Law. He is a member of the Washington State and Oregon State Bar Associations and started Philbrook Law Office in 2005. He specializes in Personal Injury, DUI and Criminal Defense cases. Learn more about Mr. Philbrook.

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What Is the Role of the Federal Government in Criminal Law?

The Role of the Federal Government in Criminal Law

Crime has long been considered the concern of state government. States are authorized to protect their citizens from criminal activity by prosecuting criminals. States are also authorized to determine what constitutes a crime statutorily (through the legislature) and through common law. The federal government, on the other hand, has limited jurisdiction and must link any…

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