• Real Estate Attorney: What They Do

    Real estate litigation and transactions can be complex. From purchases to inspections to appraisals, you need legal assistance to review all the fine print and verify that everything is in order. While you may be tempted to save a buck with non-legal services, remember that only attorneys and lawyers belong to a regulated industry with clear standards and are required to carry insurance to cover them in case of errors or omissions. If you work with a non-legal agent, you may not have any recourse in case the transaction goes wrong. Real estate attorneys are professionals who ensure that real estate deals are properly completed as anticipated. Only licensed lawyers, not real estate agents, can actually draft and revise legal documents. A rule of thumb

  • Construction Site Accident Claims Against 3rd Parties

    [caption id="attachment_1920" align="alignright" width="250"] Image of an injured construction worker[/caption] Construction sites are inherently dangerous places. At any given time, the average construction site may have hundreds of people around significant hazards, including open heights, heavy machinery, unfinshed buildings, and dangerous chemicals. As a result, thousands of people are injured in construction site accidents each year, sometimes seriously. Construction workers who are injured in on-the-job accidents are generally limited to bringing claims through Washington State’s workers’ compensation program1, the exclusive remedy for most workplace injuries. In some cases, however, workers who are injured in construction site accidents ma

  • When Do Home Buyers Need a Real Estate Attorney?

    A home is an important investment - not only financially, but also emotionally. Choosing the right place for your family to spend years (or even decades) of your lives can be a stressful process. It can also be a complicated endeavor that you shouldn't venture into without the advice of a professional. You must consider whether you need to bring in a real estate attorney or if the services of a real estate agent are sufficient for your circumstances. And if you do need an attorney, at what point in the process should you bring them in? Realtor.com recommends that you employ a real estate attorney if you are buying a home out of town, if you are purchasing a short sale or foreclosed property, if the property is part of an estate sale, if it may have s

  • How to Find A Great Attorney in Seattle

    Choosing the right attorney is a very important decision. Whether you are seeking representation for your business, need assistance in drafting a will, or want to resolve a real estate dispute with a neighbor, the right attorney will put your mind at ease. At Dickson Frohlich, our decades of combined experience serving Seattle’s business, probate, real estate and construction law needs make us the perfect fit for Seattleites in search of the best possible representation. Qualities to look for in a great attorney: Experience The most important aspect of a great attorney is experience. Knowing not just the intricacies of the law, but also the ins and outs of the local court system and the best methods for negotiating a great settlement, is essential