Teaching A New Dog Old Tricks: Defeating Assumption of Risk in Product Liability Claims

I. Introduction

Is anything one does as part of their job truly “voluntary?” Leaving aside philosophical considerations of free will or neuroscientific analysis of subconscious decision-making processes, most people would likely answer “no,” in light of recent unemployment rates and the overall state of the economy. With families to support and bills to pay, forces of […]

August 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

Concussions & Head Trauma-A Simple Diagnostic Test


We are starting to better understand when people have concussions and how to diagnose them with more sophisticated tests. However, a study recently published in The British Journal of Sports Medicine offers a simple, practical, and accurate way to tests athletes to determine whether one has sustained a concussion. The test focuses on “reaction time.” […]

August 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Legal Protection when Dealing with Major Stressors Such as an Untimely Death

An Untimely Death – usually when we’re confronted with an unexpected loss of a loved one, there is immediate confusion and mental fog. Within seconds our cognitive functioning essentially shuts down the comprehension of information once we hear bad news. If a family member or close friend dies, for instance, many don’t recall whether the […]

August 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Working with Your Lawyer to Maximize Your Medical Recovery


By  Deborah Nelson, Esq.

Nelson Boyd, PLLC

Seattle, WA



            Tragedy strikes.  You are injured in an automobile collision, you are struck by a car while riding your bike, you fall on someone else’s property, or you are hit by falling debris or merchandise.  What do you do?  You know you need medical attention and you suspect you […]

August 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|