On May 10, 2018 about 9:40 a.m., Whatcom County Fire District 7 (WCFD7) emergency responders were dispatched to the scene of a Ferndale WA pedestrian accident. A pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle at 1855 Main Street at an intersection of private roads near Excel Physical Therapy, Locker Room Fitness and Coastal Realty. The business park’s roads remained blocked by emergency vehicles for about a half-hour.Read More
Pedestrian car accidents cause thousands of injuries and deaths every year in the United States. Knowing the causes of pedestrian car accidents can help to reduce your risk of being injured in a pedestrian accident.
If you or a loved one was the injured victim in a pedestrian car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer today. He can help you fight for justice and damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering.Read More
If you are involved in a car accident that results in damage or injury, do not leave the scene. Fleeing the scene is known as a hit and run offense and may be deemed either a misdemeanor or a felony. Hit and run accidents are very serious – seeking a personal injury attorney who specializes in these accidents can provide you the best legal representation.
In most states, if you leave an accident scene that involves injury or death, the consequences could include a very lengthy imprisonment and a substantial fine. If you damage a vehicle that does not result in injury to its occupants, this is usually considered a Class C misdemeanor, as long as the property damage is very low, less than $200. This level of damage can still incur a fine. Additional damage results in a greater fine and possibly additional jail time.
No matter the circumstances, it is never wise to flee the scene of an accident. However, if you do find yourself in this situation, it is vital to seek legal representation by a lawyer who can explain your options and who will fight in your best interest. Authorities will often rely on eyewitness accounts and physical evidence collected from the accident scene to make their case against you. A good attorney can use those things to benefit your case.Read More