Attorney Patrick McMenamin Named To Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Pat-McMenamin-Port-Angeles-WA-Personal-Injury-Attorney-McMenamin-McMenamin-PSThe Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that attorney Patrick McMenamin of Port Angeles, WA has been certified as a member.

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 4000 members located throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S lawyers are members. Forum membership acknowledges excellence in advocacy, and provides members with a national network of experienced colleagues for professional referral and information exchange in major cases. Members must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case in which their client has received a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more.

Mr. McMenamin is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law and specializes in personal injury law.

Click here to read the official press release.


Steps After a Car Accident in the State of Washington

Steps After Car Accident - MCMAfter you get in a car accident, it can be very hard to develop a logical plan of action. You may have a general idea of the things you need to do, but here we lay out a plan of consecutive actions to take so you can quickly and safely move on from the accident. The steps in this infographic can be adjusted based on the scale of the damage, but for most car crashes, all these steps should be followed. Without the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer, the combination of lost wages and medical bills can be overwhelming. The detail-oriented lawyers at McMenamin & McMenamin, PS look seriously at every case and offer compassion to you and your family in a time that can be very stressful.

Contact us for a free consultation if you have been seriously injured in a car accident in the state of Washington. At McMenamin & McMenamin, PS, we promise you won’t pay any fees if we don’t recover any compensation for you. Your job is getting better. Our job is everything else.

Charities and Organizations We Have Supported

At McMenamin & McMenamin, we are all about giving back to the community. Here are just a few of the charities and organizations that we have happily supported over the past several years.

Olympic Medical Center Foundation
Peninsula Behavioral Health
Clallam County Food Bank
Clallam County Pro Bono
Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics
Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic (Rich McMenamin is also Secretary on the Board of Directors)
American Heart Association
Relay for Life
Firefighters Charitable Foundation
Campaign for Equal Justice
National Vietnam Veterans Foundation, Inc. [Read more…]

Best Attorney – Pat McMenamin

Pat-McMenamin-Port-Angeles-WA-Personal-Injury-Attorney-McMenamin-McMenamin-PSHere at McMenamin & McMenamin, PS, we are proud of the tremendous work we do for our clients throughout Washington. Pat McMenamin recently won the honor of Best Attorney in Clallam County.

The 2014 Best of the Peninsula is a contest put on by local newspapers, Peninsula Daily News and Sequim Gazette. Readers were asked to vote for who they thought were the best businesses in the North Olympic Peninsula. According to the publication, the winners of this honor showcased their distinctive services, whether they were a restaurant or professional business.

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Wrongful Death Suit After Football Fatality

football helmet College athletes are recognized for pushing their bodies to the limits. Blood, sweat, and tears from a day of training earn a player some bragging rights.  When you are a college or professional athlete, you aren’t truly succeeding if you aren’t pushing yourself faster, harder, and stronger each day.

What these players do, though, is sometimes even more extreme than what we see on the latest inspirational Nike commercial. Sometimes it is deadly. [Read more…]

How do You (and Your Kids) Avoid Dog Bites?

sad dog Wanting to believe that all dogs are the typical man’s best friends, we sometimes forget that the human-dog relationship can turn violent.  It is hard to imagine that the furry creature you took a walk with last night could permanently injure you or your family member.

When you hear a story on the evening news describing how a dog permanently hurt a child, the visions of your child being the next one injured can’t be ignored. The last thing you want is your child becoming a part of the next dog bite statistic.

While you can train your dog to act safely, dogs outside of your home are out of your control.  When your child has a loving relationship with your family dog, how do you train them to be more wary with dogs that are not yours? [Read more…]

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…]

Football Stars Neglect of Seatbelt Turns Tragic

car crashWhile watching the evening news after your primetime show, it is always painful to hear about the tragedies that have happened that day. Listening to the evening anchor tell you that talent and possibility came to a crashing halt due to one wrong turn can bring great sadness.

You might know exactly what kind of sadness I am talking about if you heard about college football star Philip Lutzenkirchen’s death in late June. The former Auburn tight end perished upon being ejected from the Chevy Tahoe.

23-year-old Lutzenkirchen was not wearing a seatbelt. Passengers in the vehicle included Lutzenkirchen, Joseph Davis, and two 20-year-olds. Three of the four passengers were ejected from the car, two of those passengers killed, and one left in critical care. [Read more…]

Ask the Auto Injury Lawyer: Are GPS Apps Helpful or Harmful?

woman in carDo you text and drive? No, no, you’ve seen the graphic PSA’s. Texting and driving is completely out of the question—but do you use your phone for navigation? Unless your car has a built in navigation system or you received a snazzy GPS for your birthday, the answer is probably, “Yes.”

We are living in a world where you can use your phone for just about anything—it only makes sense that we rely on them to get us from point A to point B. Long gone are the days of printing out directions the day before a road trip. It’s no wonder your map is hiding in the glove compartment gathering dust while revolutionary mobile applications are paving the way.

While these applications remove some of the hassles of commuting, this also means there is one more distraction while driving down the freeway. Not only do these phone apps have a soothing voice telling us when to turn left, but they also have interactive features meant to improve our ride.

For example, Waze, a navigational app using both GPS and crowd-sourcing, allows you to report accidents, alert other drivers to upcoming police patrol, and warn fellow drivers of impending slow downs. [Read more…]