If you or a loved one is suffering from serious injuries and other damages such as lost wages after a car accident, you deserve a fair settlement. Without compensation for your losses, it is very difficult to move forward with your life or to ever feel whole again. Each state has its own laws that affect car accident compensation. As personal injury attorneys in Bellingham, we are going to talk about car accident compensation in Washington State.
Washington State uses “comparative negligence” rulesRead More
Good vision is something that most people take for granted. We need our sight for quality of life and for most jobs. If your eyes are damaged and you are no longer able to work and provide for yourself or your family that is a devastating injury. It’s important to know that your eyes can be injured in a car crash and that motor vehicle accidents are actually a major cause of eye injuries. Many people don’t realize that their eyes are injured after a collision; as a result, researchers have been calling for more studies to be done on motor vehicle-related eye injuries to help doctors diagnose, manage, and treat people who suffer eye injuries from an accident.Read More
We drove less in 2020 because of Covid-19 restrictions. The good news is that fewer miles traveled did translate into few car crashes. The bad news? The traffic fatality rate surged. A report by the National Safety Council (NSC) shows that deaths from motor vehicle accidents increased by eight percent last year, with as many as 42,060 people dying in motor vehicle crashes. While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), hasn’t released its analysis of traffic accident deaths for 2020 yet, their preliminary results for the first nine months of the year support the trend in the NSC report.
When we compare the traffic deaths to the number of miles driven, the fatality rate rose by 24 percent in 2020; the biggest jump in almost a hundred years!Read More
When it comes to car accidents and car accident claims, there are many common myths. As car accident attorneys, we see how these myths hurt people and make it more difficult for them to get maximum compensation for their injuries. In this article we’ll take a look at the top 5 myths about motor vehicle accidents and car crash claims that need to be dispelled.
Top 5 Myths about Car Accidents & Car Accident ClaimsRead More
Lawyers get a bad rap and personal injury lawyers are no exception. We’ve all heard the jokes. In truth, commonly held false assumptions, misconceptions and wild myths keep some injured people from getting the help they need to reach a fair settlement on their injury claim. Sadly, this plays right into the hands of the insurance industry that would love nothing more than to have all their low-ball settlement offers accepted by people lacking representation.
We hope to debunk some of the most common myths about personal injury lawyers in this article so you can feel more confident seeking much needed legal advice for your injuries.Read More
Most people are not familiar with personal injury claims because, thankfully, they haven’t endured a serious accident caused by the negligence or malicious intent of another. Others have been in an accident and try to work with the at-fault insurance adjuster to settle their injury claim themselves. In some cases, injured people avoid contacting a personal injury attorney for help with their personal injury claim because of common myths and misunderstandings.
If you were injured in a serious accident, we want to reassure you that the best way to get a fair settlement is with the help of a personal injury lawyer.Read More
Getting into a car accident is stressful enough but when your kids are in the car it’s extra hard. It’s devastating when your kids are injured. As parents, we will do our best to make sure our children get the medical care and counseling they need to fully recover from their physical and psychological injuries. Once the initial treatment plan is in place, parents may wonder how to pursue a car accident settlement for their children’s long-term medical needs, lost future wages and disabilities caused by the accident.
If your child was seriously injured in a car crash, seek the help of an experienced car accident attorney in your area who can discuss your child’s legal rights and fight for a fair settlement on their behalf.Read More
People who are injured in a car accident because of the negligence of another driver usually make an insurance claim or file an injury lawsuit seeking a financial settlement. The goal is to recover damages for both out-of-pocket expenses such as the cost of medical treatment and car repair or replacement as well as pain and suffering. Yes, even people injured in fairly minor crashes will typically have a pain and suffering component to their financial settlement. “Pain and suffering” is the physical and emotional pain or stress connected to the accident and the injuries caused by the accident. Even in serious collisions, proving pain and suffering and coming up with appropriate compensation can be a challenge but it is even more difficult for accidents that are considered minor.Read More
Data shared by IIHS shows that while men are much more likely to be involved in fatal crashes than women, women have a higher chance of being seriously injured or killed in crashes of equal severity.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a car crash because of the negligence of another driver, contact a local car accident lawyer to discuss your legal rights.Read More
About 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11, a wrong-way driver crashed into another vehicle on northbound I-5 in a wrong-way highway crash that left both drivers injured. The driver, who suffered serious injuries in the head-on crash, may have had a medical issue before the collision. According to Washington State Patrol and reported by HeraldNet, the accident occurred just south of the exit to Broadway and 41st Street. The driver knocked over some signs as she entered the on-ramp then drove less than a mile before crashing into another vehicle who was driving in the correct direction. The driver in the other vehicle suffered minor injuries.Read More