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EVERETT PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

The Everett Personal Injury attorney team of Duce Bastian Peterson was founded in 1948, and ever since they have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of justice for those who have suffered serious injury or death through the negligence of others. Everett personal injury cases involving brain injury, wrongful death, and other serious bodily injury are commonly settled, mediated, arbitrated and tried in court by our lawyers on a no recovery, no fee basis (contingency fee). We commonly handle cases involving car accidents, dangerous premises cases, slip and fall injuries, and tractor trailer / commercial vehicle crashes. The firm also represents numerous clients in matters involving estate planning, real estate, family law, and small business formation and management.

Wesley K. Duce (1920 – 1997) was our founding partner. He built his practice of law on principles of integrity and the vigorous pursuit of justice. These principles have guided our firm for over 60 years. Our attorneys will carefully and professionally review your legal concerns and, if you have a meritorious case, represent your interests zealously and honestly.

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Everett personal injury cases involving brain injury, wrongful death, and other serious bodily injury are commonly settled, mediated, arbitrated and tried in court by our lawyers on a no recovery, no fee basis (contingency fee). The firm also represents numerous clients in matters involving estate planning, real estate, family law, and small business formation and management.

Our attorneys will carefully and professionally review your legal concerns and, if you have a meritorious case, represent your interests zealously and honestly.

Auto Accident

The attorneys of Duce Bastian Peterson have represented hundreds of people injured in automobile collisions over the years. Actions for personal injury resulting from automobile collisions are designed to compensate injured people for the losses they suffer.
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Birth Trauma

Medical providers are responsible for giving adequate care to pregnant mothers and unborn children. This responsibility extends throughout the pregnancy and during labor delivery. When a child is born with a birth injury, the family can be faced with complicated, expensive and prolonged care for that child. Many parents do not know the cause of their child’s condition and oftentimes, it goes undetected for months and years. Sometimes the injury was not the result of a birth defect but could not have been prevented with proper medical attention.
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Family Law

The firm represents clients in nearly all areas of Family Law, including dissolution of marriage, complex dissolutions, non-marital relationships, legal separations, child custody, paternity, third party custody actions, child support and maintenance, modification actions, relocation requests and objections, paternity actions, guardianships and adoptions.
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Medical Negligence

Medical negligence is the failure of a medical professional to treat a patient with that level of expertise expected of someone within their medical field. Our attorneys are qualified to determine quickly and efficiently whether you have a good, actionable case.
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Nursing Home Neglect

Washington State law has recognized the need to protect our most vulnerable citizens from neglect and abuse. The law makes it possible for one who is abused or neglected while residing at a nursing home to collect compensation. If a death occurs as a result of nursing home neglect or abuse then the resident’s family may bring a claim for compensation.
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Personal Injuries

The attorneys of Duce Bastian Peterson have represented hundreds of injured people since 1985. Actions for Personal Injury are designed to compensate injured people for the losses they suffer.
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Probate

Probate is the process that transfers legal title of property from the estate of the person who has died (the “decedent”) to his or her proper beneficiaries.
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Real Estate

The firm represents clients in a variety of real estate matters, including residential and commercial development, land acquisition, restrictive covenants, neighborhood associations, easements, review of purchase and sale agreements, and litigation involving boundary line disputes, adverse possession, quiet title actions, and personal and commercial landlord-tenant matters.
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Trip and Fall

People injured by a trip or slip on another person’s property may be able to recover payment for their injuries. Many times the victim of the fall and the person or company who maintains the property where the fall occurred share varying degrees of responsibility. Questions about whether the property owner was aware of a hazard and what he or she did to warn or correct the danger are critical to the outcome of claims involving falls. Other issues such as how obvious the danger was and whether or not it was avoidable come into play. The merits of each case must be carefully evaluated by an experienced attorney before a determination can be made as to whether a legal action is justified.
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Tractor Trailer Collision

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association these deadly crashes were in addition to 385,000 injury crashes involving large trucks or buses. In Washington State, the safety data is also troubling; between 2010 and 2013 the number of fatal crashes involving large trucks increased by nearly one-third.
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Wills and Estate Planning

Wills are not just for the rich; the amount of property you have is irrelevant. A valid will ensures that you are able to determine what happens to your assets after your death. Having a will is especially important if you have young children because it gives you the opportunity to designate a guardian for them and provide for their care. Our attorneys are experienced in assisting clients with estate planning matters, the designation of guardians, and the creation of documents necessary for the prompt, orderly and cost effective transfer of property to your heirs.
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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death claims are brought by surviving relatives of a deceased person against those who caused the death. When a death is the result of another’s carelessness or misconduct, it is called a “wrongful death”.
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ATTORNEYS

Our attorneys will carefully and professionally review your legal concerns and, if you have a meritorious case, represent your interests zealously and honestly.

DAVID W. DUCE
PHILIP N. BASTIAN
BRUCE A. PETERSON
Mitch Peterson

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Amy from Snohomish was injured at a dangerous rental property. Case settled in October 2018

David went above and beyond all my expectations for my case. What an intelligent man! I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in representing me and fully understanding my injury. Awesome job David!

EMILY OF MILL CREEK, HURT IN DOG BITE INCIDENT. CASE SETTLED AUGUST 2018

From start to finish David handled our case professionally and efficiently, we appreciate all the time, effort & care!

BRIAN OF LAKE STEVENS, HURT IN A CAR CRASH. CASE THAT WENT TO TRIAL IN MAY 2018.

David and Mitch made me feel like my case was the only one they were working on. I felt like I was their top priority. David and Mitch were very honest and professional.

JOHN D OF SNOHOMISH, WA

Fighting for your life is a full time job in today’s broken medical system. Money, insurance companies, food and drug, and the special interests are what the patient has to fight against. We as patients need strong legal help to advocate for true change that puts patient safety ahead of profits. David Duce has made the legal part of this fight much easier and less stressful. I now understand the civil justice system and David helped me feel empowered as I went through what can be a very difficult process. I feel like part of a team with his firm.
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