Spoliation, in a legal context, is any act that renders potential evidence invalid, either intentionally or through negligence. In the case of a document, for example, destroying, altering or hiding it would all be considered spoliation if the document were relevant to current litigation.
In personal injury cases or car accident cases, that could be a video, documents, mechanic reports, or a vehicle’s black box.
A party with the knowledge of an incident or injury that has the possibility of being litigated has the duty and obligation to preserve the evidence- even if it is not favorable to them.
If you were injured in a car accident, at work, or due to the negligence of another, call Althauser Rayan Abbarno in Olympia or Centralia for a FREE Injury Consultation at (360) 736-1301.
It is important to have an attorney preserving the evidence soon after an accident or injury. Call (360) 736-1301 or visit CentraliaLaw.com for your free personal injury, workers’ Compensation or car accident consultation.
Many of us take our commutes for granted. Whether one hour or 10 minutes, routine commutes can be dangerous. Statistics evidence that 52% of all vehicle collisions occur within 5 miles of home and only 17% occur more than 20 miles away from home.
Maybe it is because we are more likely to drive near our residence. Maybe it is because we let our guard down when we are closer to home. Regardless, vehicle collisions can have a devastating impact on you and your family.
Being injured in a vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian collision sets off a chain of events nobody is prepared for; medical bills and property damage are likely just tips of the iceberg. There may be lost wages, towing/impound fees; pain, suffering, and tons of confusing paperwork.
Althauser Rayan Abbarno injury attorneys are here when you need us most! Since 1946, our attorneys have helped injured clients throughout the State of Washington.
Many of us spend more time at work than we do home with our families. That is why there is a term “work family”. We may also be more likely to have a workplace injury. The insult to injury is the attitude and demeanor change by “work family” after a workplace injury- it can become hostile.
Workplace injuries are not a vacation; income is lower; medical bills are piling up, pressure from the employer to return to work early is increasing; appointments are inconvenient; and the pain of the injury is unbearable. Workplace injuries impact everyone! That is where experienced workers’ compensation attorneys can help.
If injured workers do not exercise their right to file a workers’ compensation claim, then they may not be able to make ends meet or receive the proper and necessary medical care to return to work 100%. Workers’ Compensation Benefits available include Time Loss, Loss of Earning Power, Medical Treatment, Travel Reimbursements, Permanent Partial Disability Payments, Pensions, and more.
Our attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno understand how to help your family secure every benefit. Our clients deserve medical treatment and fair compensation and we fight for each right and benefit. To learn more about our services or for a free consultation in Centralia or Olympia, call (360) 754-5844 or visit CentraliaLaw.com
Being injured in a vehicle collision is a traumatic experience. Losing a loved one to a vehicle collision is an unimaginable experience. Nobody is prepared to lose a child in a preventable vehicle collision by an impaired driver. Unfortunately and tragically, there have been over 225 alcohol and/or drug impaired fatal and serious injury crashes in Washington so far this year.
“In May 2017, when I found out my daughter Cheyllyn had been lost in a collision caused by an impaired driver, my world turned black. She was my life,” said Deb Collinsworth of Centralia. “I was a single mother and we shared a very special bond. I was so proud of her, she was enrolled at Central Washington University and wanted to become an elementary school teacher with a minor in education. It is a daily struggle, and when the anniversary of Cheyllyn’s death comes around, it really impacts me even more. I don’t want any other parent to experience this kind of loss.”
Collisions have tremendous impacts on the lives of the victims and their families, said Todd Rayan, Partner and injury attorney with the Centralia and Olympia law firm Althauser Rayan Abbarno, a law firm that has represented injury victims since 1946, including Deb Collinsworth.
“Nobody should have to go through the tragedy of losing a loved one to an impaired driver.
Unfortunately, automobile collisions resulting in injuries and death are going to continue to happen,” Rayan said. “Althauser Rayan Abbarno has the experience and tools of big city law firms, but what sets us apart is our small town attention, compassion, and client focus. Clients are not merely single transactions to us.”
The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno are supporting students in both Lewis and Thurston counties with their sponsorship of the Centralia Back to School Supply Drive and The Little Red Schoolhouse Project. Althauser Rayan Abbarno has offices in Centralia and Olympia.
In Centralia, the Back-To-School Supply Drive was started by Althauser Rayan Abbarno partner Peter Abbarno in 2014.
“My wife is a teacher in Centralia, said Abbarno. “She would regularly ask the law office, and our household personally, to buy or donate school supplies for students in the district. Eventually, I thought it was a good idea to start a supply drive.”
The Centralia Back to School Supply Drive is collecting donations at the National Night Out event in Centralia at Washington Park on August 6 and at Walmart-Chehalis on August 16-18. In addition, donations can be delivered to Althauser Rayan Abbarno in Centralia, The Chronicle, Centralia City Hall, Dick’s Brewery, and Black Dog Pottery.
Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP is proud to be a supporter and sponsor of the 19th Annual Little Red School House Back to School Supply Drive and Fundraiser.
“Every child, regardless of their family’s household income, should have the necessary tools to be successful in school,” added Abbarno. “This is about opportunity and helping our students to reach their full potential without having to struggle to have the basic school supplies and clothing.”
This year, Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP will be matching $1,000.00 of donations during the KXXO Mixx 96.1 live radio fundraising event on Friday, August 9 beginning at 6:00am.
“We are proud to join the other amazing sponsors: Heritage Bank, Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, evergreenDIRECT Credit Union, and Moerke & Sons Pump & Well Drilling,” said Todd Rayan, Partner with Althauser Rayan Abbarno. #ChooseLocalFirst
How to donate? Listen to KXXO Mixx 96.1 on Monday; Visit KXXO online, or Send checks made out to Little Red Schoolhouse to: P.O. Box 6302, Olympia, WA 98507.
The team at the Little Red Schoolhouse will then distribute the school supplies, backpacks, and socks and underwear to all Thurston County families in need at Komachin Middle School, 3650 College St. SE, Lacey (IT route #64) from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M on Thursday, August 15.
Since 1946, the Injury Attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have been delivering results to their clients by making sure you have access and fairness. We know the rules! We know the procedures! We know how to get results for you and your family.
After a collision, injury victims often feel the insurance company is not playing fair. Victims are often asked to give the insurance company a taped statement, give the insurance company access to all their medical, and accept an insurance company’s low offer.
Althauser Rayan Abbarno will protect your rights and benefits! Our experienced car accident and personal injury attorneys have gone toe-to-toe with the insurance companies and won. If you don’t recover financially, Althauser Rayan Abbarno charges NO FEES! That is our promise to you.
To meet with our attorneys in Olympia or Centralis for an no cost – no obligation appointment, call (360) 736-1301
After a workplace injury, injured Workers often feel the Department of Labor and Industries
is not playing fair. Workers at bullied by employers, asked to see Department doctors, and urged to go back to work before they are healed.
Althauser Rayan Abbarno will protect your rights and benefits. Our experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys will fight for your medical care, time loss, vocational services, and all your rights and benefits.
To meet with our attorneys in Olympia or Centralis for an no cost – no obligation appointment, call (360) 736-1301
For a FREE Injury consultation in Olympia or Centralia, call (360) 736-1301 or visit CentraliaLaw.com. Our six (6) attorneys in Olympia and Centralia are ready to assist you with all your legal needs. Call (360) 736-1301 and schedule an appointment today.
Althauser Rayan Abbarno was voted Best Place to Work by the Daily Chronicle and nominated for the Best Customer Service the past 4 years. Come see the difference at Althauser Rayan Abbarno and schedule your no cost – no obligation appointment today by calling (360) 736-1301.
Car Accident and Personal Injury cases are complex. Victims want medical treatment to reach a full recovery and fair and just compensation. Financial Recovery includes several factors including the amount an insurance company compensates you and the amount you have to pay for your treatment.
The purpose of most personal injury lawsuits is to recoup the financial losses incurred for medical treatment and the loss of property due to an injury that another party is responsible for. A medical lien grants medical care providers the right to compensation should the injured victim be awarded damages or agree to an out-of-court settlement.
The Medical Lien is a very important part of any personal injury case.
Althauser Rayan Abbarno has been representing our community since 1946. Asking about “Attorneys Near Me”? If you are looking for lawyers near you? The attorneys in Olympia and Centralia focus their efforts on providing quality and successful legal representation through a combination of resources, experience, and service.
Our local lawyers and professional staff are here when you need us most. Best of all our attorneys are near you and will meet with you personally.
Whether you were injured in an automobile collision and need a personal injury attorney; starting a new business, or planning your estate, our attorneys are ready and able to assist you throughout the process.
Best Customer Service and Best Place to Work!
Althauser Rayan Abbarno was nominated best place to work in Lewis County and Best Customer Service in Lewis County by the Daily Chronicle four (4) years in a row. In 2018, our office won Best Place to Work in Lewis County.
We are glad our community noticed- Our clients also notice through better results!! Come see the difference at Althauser Rayan Abbarno! Schedule your appointment with our attorneys in Olympia and Centralia by calling (360) 736-1301.
The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have offices in Centralia and Olympia and offer Free Injury Consultations by calling (360) 736-1301. Since 1946, Althauser Rayan Abbarno has represented individuals in our community injured at work, in car accidents, and due to the negligence of others.
Regardless of the nature or extent of your injury we are pleased to provide a free consultation in all workers’ compensation cases with a lawyer near you with offices in Olympia and Centralia by calling (360) 736-1301
“It is important that we are in the community and available to meet with our clients,” said Todd Rayan, attorney with Althauser Rayan Abbarno. “We strongly believe in accessibility to our attorneys. At Althauser Rayan Abbarno, clients can meet with attorneys on their schedule and they don’t need to drive out of town.”
Injury Attorneys Near You? Althauser Rayan Abbarno represents injured workers throughout Western Washington, including Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Lewis, and Thurston counties.
Workplace injuries can happen at any time, so knowing your rights and benefits is important. Speak to an experienced injury lawyer today in Centralia or Olympia by calling (360) 736-1301.
If you or someone has been injured on the job, our experienced lawyers will guide you through your rights in a FREE Injury Consultation. You may be eligible for the following benefits:
Permanent Partial Disability awards;
Vocational Benefits; and
Injured workers can schedule FREE Consultations with an Althauser Rayan Abbarno attorney by calling (360) 736-1301 or visiting CentraliaLaw.com