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Shari McMenamin has practiced law for almost thirty years. She is admitted in the State Courts of Washington and Federal District Court. She is a member of the Clallam County Bar Association and the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. Prior to McMenamin & McMenamin, PS she spent three years as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. She gained valuable experience which she brings to her private practice. Shari McMenamin's Google+ Profile

Road Rage Speculations After Tony Stewart Crash

race car On Aug. 9, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart’s name filled our newsfeeds, took over the television, and commandeered our conversations. According to an article in The Washington Post, Stewart struck and killed fellow driver, 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. During a race, Stewart bumped Ward’s car, prompting Ward to exit his vehicle onto the track. Ward avoided being hit by one zooming car, but not Stewart’s. Tony Stewart’s car crashed into Kevin Ward, killing him. [Read more…]

Questions You Should Ask About Your Trip and Fall Accident

slip warning Living with injuries is a very common concept in our culture. We wait as long as possible to go to the doctor even though we are in pain. We brush off injuries as nuisances and things to just live with.

It is often too time-consuming to go to the doctor or a physical therapist to get a diagnosis and treatment options. There is not enough time in the day to properly take care of yourself. With your job, kids’ extracurricular activities, and daily woes, one accident or sick day can take a toll on your overall productivity and balance.

If we aren’t taking the time to go to the doctor, we certainly are not taking the time to figure out if we have been wrongfully injured. If we trip and fall at the grocery store and sustain an injury, it is too easy for you to call yourself a klutz and call it a day. Why take the time and think whether or not you were wrongfully injured? How would you even know?  [Read more…]

Car Accidents Create Injuries to your Passengers and your Wallet

car accident

You’ve just had a collision on your morning commute. Annoyed and shaken up, your first thought is the safety of your passengers. The second: your checkbook.

Car accidents not only affect your morning mood, but can also take quite a toll on your wallet and your overall quality of life.

According to a study recently released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the cost of car accidents is $900 dollars per person living in the U.S., totaling $277 billion dollars.  This large figure calculates the cost of productivity loss, property damage, medical care, etc. [Read more…]

Texting While Driving: It’s Not Worth It

Distracted driving is a serious problem in Washington.

Think about the last time you were driving. Were you headed to work? Home? The grocery store? Was it light outside or after dusk? Were there passengers in your car or truck?

Now that you’ve brought up the scene in your mind, here’s the big question: Did you text?

Consider the question honestly. Did you pick up your phone to send a quick message, be it to answer a friend’s question or to alert a coworker of your tardiness due to traffic? At McMenamin & McMenamin, PS, we’re not trying to make you feel bad if you were texting; we simply want you to understand the dangers before the next time you get in your car. [Read more…]