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ISSAQUAH LAW GROUP   PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION LAWYERS

Issaquah Law Group - Injury Litigation Attorneys

TRUST: Personal injuries are personal. Which is why the attorneys at ILG treat every client and every case differently. Because they are different, and extremely personal. ILG was founded on the principle that strong client relationships are the key to successful legal representation and strong relationships are built on trust. Trust that you will be heard. Trust that you will be protected. Trust that every effort will be made to see justice done in your case. The singular goal of every ILG attorney is to earn and preserve that trust.

EXPERIENCE: ILG attorneys have a broad base of litigation experience to draw on in all Federal and State courts from on-the-ground investigations to Supreme Court appeals and we bring this experience to bear on behalf of our clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents, bus versus pedestrian accidents, defective and dangerous products, medical malpractice, slip/trip and fall accidents, and catastrophic losses due to fire.

LOCATION: We are located on the Eastside in Issaquah, convenient to Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Renton, Sammamish and North Bend. However, we provide legal services in King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County and throughout the entire state of Washington.

In addition, through The Amateur Law Professor Blog and LinkedIn postings, we share pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Supreme Court, as well as the pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Courts of Appeal so that our clients can be as update to date on cutting legal issues as we are.

WA Legal Roundup: Division II

State of WA v. Alvarez-abrego

Alverez-abrego was caring for his girlfriend’s children.  When the children’s mother returned and noticed that one of the children had a swollen head she took the child to the hospital and the child was diagnosed with a skull fracture.  The mother told the doctor that one of her children had stated that Alverez-abrego had thrown the injured child against a wall.  The trial court allowed this double hearsay to come in through the doctor who was not allowed to state who allegedly threw the child but just that he sustained the injury from being thrown against a wall.  Alverez-Abrego was convicted.  He appeals his conviction, arguing that the court erred in allowing the hearsay within hearsay thereby violating the confrontation clause. 

The appeals court held that the trial court erred in admitting the double hearsay because there was no exception for the child’s statement to the mother since the child was an uninjured declarant.  The appeals court, however, held that the error was harmless because the State had established “overwhelming untainted evidence of Alvarez-Abrego’s guilt.” 

Affirmed.

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