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Why Trucking Is a Heavily Regulated Industry

The sheer size, weight and momentum of large trucks create tremendous impact in a vehicle collision. Truck accidents are some of the most devastating crashes on the roads today. Consequently, for safety reasons, truck drivers...more

6/16/2014 - FMCSA Trucking Accident Trucking Industry

What If I Caused Part Of The Accident?

Even if you are partially responsible for an accident, you are still entitled to compensation for your injuries. Very few jurisdictions prevent recovery for injuries sustained in an accident where you are partially at fault....more

6/13/2014 - Car Accident Contributory Negligence

Subrogation And Other Insurance Matters

One of the most confusing parts of any accident case is who pays for the injuries. Insurance companies don’t like to pay claims unless there is an identifiable and concrete reason for doing so. Many injured people are unaware...more

6/13/2014 - Car Accident Subrogation

Laws To Prevent Cellphone Use And Texting While Driving

Distracted driving causes 10 percent of all auto accidents involving an injury. Two causes of distracted driving are cellphone or smartphone use and texting while driving....more

1/10/2014 - Distracted Driving Texting

Disability Benefits Every Injured Victim Should Explore

Paying the cost of medical care is of paramount concern for people who have been seriously injured or disabled in accidents. Learning to cope with restricted mobility or speech deficiencies requires continuous, on-going...more

12/31/2013 - Social Security Social Security Benefits Social Security Disability

Liquor Stores Held Liable To Victims Of Drunk Drivers

Washington has a dram shop statute that states, "[n]o person shall sell liquor to any person apparently under the influence of liquor." Statutory violations are "punishable by a fine of not more than $500 as well as separate...more

12/24/2013 - Car Accident Drunk Driving DUI Liquor Wine & Alcohol

Who Pays When The Other Driver Is Uninsured Or Underinsured?

Uninsured and underinsured motorists do not have the coverage needed to adequately compensate victims for the expenses incurred during the accident. Many victims end up paying out-of-pocket to cover the cost of vital and...more

12/17/2013 - Uninsured and Under-Insured Motorists

Five Tips To Deal With The After Effects Of A Motorcycle Accident

The sad truth is that motorcycle bias does exist. Misconceptions about bikers and clubs may lead a judge or jury to believe that the motorcycle rider is at fault even if the other driver violated traffic-safety and...more

12/10/2013 - Motorcycle Accidents

Aggressive Drivers And Road Rage In Auto Accidents

Aggressive drivers endanger the lives of pedestrians and the public by weaving through traffic to get to their destinations on time. Many speed on busy roadways and fail to signal as they shift from lane to lane....more

12/6/2013 - Car Accident Distracted Driving

A Survivors’ Rights After A Fatal Car Crash

Few tragedies affect families more than the loss of a loved one in a fatal car crash. Many families worry about how they can move forward....more

12/3/2013 - Car Accident

What To Expect During A Car Accident Deposition

Although you can expect your attorney to do most of the work involved in litigating your car accident claim, some things require your personal presence. In most car accident cases where a lawsuit is filed, injury victims can...more

11/14/2013 - Car Accident

Tools Car Accident Lawyers Use To Gather Evidence

Discovery — the formal exchange of pertinent information between adverse parties in a lawsuit — is one of the most important phases in personal injury litigation. Evidence that is presented at trial must be disclosed during...more

11/11/2013 - Car Accident

Public Transportation Accidents

Automobile accidents caused by government-owned vehicles — including buses and trains — are common in Washington. In most states, government entities have a certain measure of immunity or limited liability in personal injury...more

11/4/2013 - Car Accident Public Transit Train Accidents

Strict Liability In Car Accident Cases

Sometimes accidents happen even when all the parties involved take reasonable care. This is especially true for certain inherently dangerous activities that always carry some risk regardless of how carefully they are...more

10/31/2013 - Car Accident Strict Liability

Third Party Claims For Work Related Injuries

Washington state law prevents employees from suing their employers for on-the-job injuries and limits employer liability to paying L&I compensation. This law, however, does not prevent an injured employee from suing a party...more

10/28/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Negligence Third-Party Workplace Injury

Taking Liability Beyond The At-Fault Driver

Although the driver of the car involved in your accident is most frequently the defendant in auto accident litigation, in cases involving company-owned vehicles, other parties may be liable. Because your ability to recover...more

10/24/2013 - Car Accident

Special Issues In Truck Accidents

Although they are an essential part of our transportation infrastructure, large cargo trucks can pose a significant hazard to other motorists. Whether through poor maintenance, driver error or improper loading and routing,...more

10/21/2013 - National Highway Safety Administration Trucking Accident

Special Concerns In Construction Accidents

Construction accidents can be fundamentally different from other on-the-job injuries. Construction workers who receive L&I benefits and leave it at that may be selling themselves short. ...more

10/18/2013 - Construction Accidents Construction Workers

Repayment And Lien Matters In Personal Injury Cases

You may not realize that if you received certain types of medical insurance benefits for your accident injuries, you may need to repay some of it. The law allows many insurers to recover a portion of what they paid on your...more

10/14/2013 - Damages Liens Medical Expenses Reimbursements

Protecting Your Rights In Multiple Injury Accidents

If you are involved in an accident where more than one person was seriously injured, you may find yourself facing resistance from more people than just the at-fault driver and insurance carrier. Other injured drivers and...more

10/8/2013 - Car Accident

Finding Evidence Of Distracted Driving

Even though distracted driving is a factor in one out of every 10 accidents in the United States, finding proof is not always easy. While some drivers might slip, most will rarely volunteer harmful information about what they...more

10/7/2013 - Car Accident Distracted Driving Evidence

Suits Against Drivers By Their Passengers

If you were injured in a car accident as a passenger, the at-fault driver may not always be the one in the other vehicle. Many times it is the driver sitting next to you. ...more

10/1/2013 - Automobile Passengers Car Accident Negligence

How Distracted Driving Affects Liability

Distracted driving is a major issue throughout the United States and one that has recently come to the fore of public attention. In 2011, distracted driving accounted for 10 percent of injury accidents and resulted in more...more

9/30/2013 - Bodily Injury Car Accident Distracted Driving Liability

Why You May Still Have A Case Even If You Were Partially At Fault

It is a common and dangerous misconception that a driver cannot recover for injuries if partially at fault. This is based on the common law concept of contributory negligence....more

9/25/2013 - Car Accident Contributory Negligence

Fighting For Compensation In Drunk Driving Accident Cases

Law enforcement may not always be successful in bringing criminal charges against a drunk driver for an accident. However, any indication of drug or alcohol use while driving points to negligence in a civil case. A lack of...more

9/23/2013 - Car Accident Damages Drunk Driving DUI

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