Any resident of Edmonds who has walked through a parking lot at a drive-in restaurant or a big box retail store can attest to the obvious risk of being hit by a moving vehicle in such places. The possibility of suffering a serious injury in a parking lot accident, however, is often ignored. The fact that two women were recently hit by a car in a McDonald's parking lot demonstrates how a minor injury can be transformed into a serious injury.
When residents of Seattle visit their friends, legal liability is probably not in the forefront of the guest's or homeowner's mind. Nevertheless, serious injuries often occur in the context of a social visit, and an overview of the law of homeowner liability may provide either comfort or a warning to the homeowner.
It is not uncommon for Washington residents to deny accusations of wrongdoing, and this strategy is often employed in criminal cases in which people are wrongly accused of committing crimes. If the facts do not prove that a person engaged in criminal conduct, they should not be convicted of the accusations that have been brought against them.