Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Who doesn't love FREE!!

From river strolls and botanical gardens to fine art displays and live music, the savvy traveler can have a blast in Spokane without spending a dime. Follow the link above for a quick list of free things to do in Spokane region.

Monday, May 16, 2016

What is Civil Litigation?

We have all heard of it, but very few of us have ever been a part of the civil litigation process.  Do you remember back in the 90’s?  O.J. Simpson was acquitted in a criminal trial, but found guilty in a civil proceeding.  In a civil trial an individual is being sued for damages, and the burden of proof for the claimant is just a bare majority of the evidence, rather than the criminal standard of proof beyond a reasonable doubt.   A civil suit may include a variety of areas such as probate, personal injury, and contracts among other things.  (An auto collision suit is just one of many forms of civil litigation.)

In a civil litigation there will be an initial pleadings stage, answers and counter-claims, pretrial pleadings, the trial itself, and maybe an appeals process.  Once the initial paperwork has been filed, your representative attorney must begin the necessary process of preparing for trial, and often bringing, or resisting, other significant motions.  A civil case must be taken seriously to prevent a default judgment being entered, or to prevent you from getting an attorney after crucial evidentiary issues have been turned against you.

Spokane civil litigation attorney Craig Mason has undertaken a variety of cases over the years.  He will bring that expertise to the table in representing you in your specific civil case.  Cases such as yours require very specific research and you will need a professional civil litigator on your side.  Contact the Spokane office of Attorney Craig Mason today at (509) 443-3681.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

It is Dangerous to use Cell Phones While Driving.

Know this…all drivers in the Evergreen state are prohibited from using a hand-held cell phone while driving.  There are a few restrictions such as calling for emergency help, but generally speaking - don’t even think about it!  However, just because it is against the law does not mean that everyone out there driving is obeying the rules.

Every day in this country a dozen or more people are killed in car crashes by distracted drivers using cell phones.  There is a 25% chance that a cell phone was involved in ANY car accident in Washington State.  Nearly half of all teens surveyed say they have been a passenger in a motor vehicle operated by someone talking or texting on a cell phone while driving the car in which they were riding.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident where the other party was cited (or will be) for driving while distracted, do not hesitate!   You should call Spokane distracted driving attorney Craig Mason immediately.  Call him at (509) 443-3681 and find out how Attorney Mason can help you.