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Issaquah Law Group: Experienced Counsel; Client Focus

PHILOSOPHY: Formed in 2014, Issaquah Law Group is a law firm with one focus: providing businesses and insurers with high quality legal representation with the responsiveness of a smaller firm. ILG was founded on the principle that strong client relationships are the key to successful legal representation and strong relationships are built upon clear and consistent communication. 

LITIGATION: We work closely with our clients to fully and accurately understand their goals, work collaboratively to formulate specific legal strategies, and execute the agreed plan of action utilizing methods most likely to result in the efficient and effective resolution of the matter. 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 in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, product liability, commercial general liability, labor & employment, construction litigation, and catastrophic losses due to fire and explosion.

BUSINESS LAW: Rarely is the path from point A to point B a straight line, so our role in a business law practice is to find alternatives, devise workable strategies, and keep your business ideas, goals and objectives moving toward realization. ILG’s business attorneys help clients achieve their goals with respect to business formation, intellectual property, labor and employment, CAN-SPAM, copyright and trademark

COMMUNITY: In addition, the Lawyers at Issaquah Law Group remain active in the legal and civic community. A core commitment of our Issaquah Attorneys is community service. Our attorneys' civic involvement includes the King County Civil Rights Commission; the City of Issaquah Planning Policy Commission; the Northwest Screenwriters Guild, service as a pro tem judge. We live and work in the Pacific Northwest, and we aim to make it a better place.

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.

Construction Worker Tragically Killed in Fall at Atlas Apartments

Construction site safety protocols and fall protection will be an issue

According to Eastside Fire & Rescue, on the morning of May 16, 2016, a 46-year-old masonry worker was reportedly doing work on the brick facade at the Atlas Apartments construction site in Issaquah, Washington, when he fell to his death. It was also reported he was working on scaffolding at the time for a subcontractor to the general contractor for the project, Anderson Construction. Officials with the state Department of Labor & Industries are at the scene investigating.

It is important a full and adequate investigation is performed in the early days of a fatal accident such as this. The construction companies are well-suited to do this since they have access to the site, the employees, and the safety records. Unfortunately, construction companies and their employees don't always do the best job of gathering and preserving necessary evidence and in cases such as this, the adequacy of safety protocols, and their enforcement, from the general contractor down to each and every subcontractor and vendor, is always scrutinized. 

Therefore, it is recommended counsel be retained early on to guide and participate in the investigation, identification, and retention of evidence, conducting and gathering witness statements, and coordination with investigating authorities, in order to improve the chances of success in any litigation inevitably arising out of such a tragic event. 

This is as true for the family of the deceased worker as it is for the contractors and their insurers. The best case will be built upon an early and thorough involvement in the investigation into the facts and circumstances of this worker's accident and death.    

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