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Seattle Seahawks v. Atlanta Falcons: Week 3 Injury Report

Seattle Seahawks Injury Report on KELA / KMNT Radio brought to you by your attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP. FREE personal injury & workers’ compensation consultations in Centralia or Olympia. Call (360) 736-1301 or visit CentraliaLaw.com

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Attorney Peter Abbarno, Althauser Rayan Abbarno, and his law practice are highlighted on AM1470 KELA Radio’s Spotlight.

Peter Abbarno is a community leader, partner with Althauser Rayan Abbarno, State Representative serving the 20th Legislative District, and most importantly, he is a husband and father. Peter graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science; earned a Juris Doctor from Vermont […]

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Can injured workers get Paid Family and Medical Leave benefits?

The workers’ compensation attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno were recently asked whether an injured worker receiving benefits from the Department of Labor and Industries as part of their workers’ compensation claim are eligible for Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) benefits. The answer is no. According to RCW 50A.15.100, Unemployment compensation, industrial insurance, and disability […]

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What is Recreational Use Immunity?

There is a common law doctrine that local governments are generally liable for injuries sustained on their property in the same way a private landowner would be liable. The level of liability and duty was dependent on the plaintiff’s status as an invitee, licensee, or trespasser. In 1966, the ‘invitee’ status was expanded to include […]

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Where do you challenge county tax refund cases?

The Washington State Supreme Court recently issued its opinion in a Lewis County case, entitled Hardel v. Lewis County (August 25, 2022). This case concerned the proper venue to challenge the value assessed by the county assessor. Property taxes are based on the assessed value of property as determined by county assessors. RCW 84.40.030; Weyerhaeuser […]

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Labor Day Weekend: Last Summer ‘hoorah’ will be busy.

Many families press the pause button on back-to-school shopping and preparations for one last family vacation during Labor Day weekend. Labor Day weekend is expected to be one of the most congested and busy in a long time. The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno recommend not waiting until the last minute to plan your adventure. […]

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Washington Car Accident Fatalities Mark 20-Year High

Washington officials are warning drivers to be mindful on the road as a record number of people were killed statewide in crashes last year, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. Last year’s total of 633 traffic deaths marks a 20-year high and the numbers for 2022 are on the rise. That rate outpaces 574 […]

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Expect a Busy and Congested Memorial Day Holiday.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) released a Memorial Day forecast report and it predicts that this weekend will be the busiest it’s been in three years. The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP share tips for safe travels. This marks the second highest single-year increase in travelers since 2010, with 2021 being the highest. The report said […]

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You can receive a DUI for being High

Washingtonians can receive a DUI for driving while high, according to a recent Washington state Supreme Court decision that upholds the state’s decade-old law regulating marijuana use behind the wheel of a car. All nine justices rejected the argument that a 2017 DUI was based on an arbitrary and vague standard for THC levels in […]

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What is a Workers’ Compensation ‘presumption’?

A presumption is a legal concept that shifts the burden of proof in an injury claim from the employee to the employer. The presumption shift generally applies to employees in occupations that present unique work conditions. When an injury is covered by a presumption law, the employer has a large legal burden to prove the injury […]

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