The rainy season is here in the Pacific Northwest if our five-day weather forecast is any indication. We don’t get the most rain of all the states in total inches but we sure have a lot of drizzly days that keep our roadways wet. We know that weather plays an important role in road conditions and the accident rate but the question is, how much does rain affect car accidents?
If you were injured in a wet weather accident because of the negligence of another driver, you should speak to a car accident attorney as soon as you have received appropriate medical care. The injury lawyer can assess the details of your accident and injuries and discuss your legal rights. If your case is taken on, the lawyer will fight for a fair settlement on your behalf.Read More
Let’s face it: getting into a car accident isn’t fun. We all hope to avoid them and yet almost no driver will go their entire life without being in a collision. But how many car accidents will you get in over your life? According to data from the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, the average driver will file a claim for a motor vehicle crash about once every 17.9 years. This means that over your driving life from say, age 16 to age 85, you are likely to experience three to four accidents.Read More
Drivers change lanes pretty much every time they head out on the freeway or a four-lane road. Most of the time, lane changes go smoothly and cars merge seamlessly into the lane they move into. Unfortunately, lane change crashes do happen and when they do, they can come with deadly consequences.
If you or a loved one was injured in a lane change accident because of the negligence of another driver, contact a car accident lawyer for help. The injury attorney can assess the details of your accident and injuries and discuss your legal rights. If they take on your case, they will fight for the settlement you deserve.Read More
There are many causes of car accidents, including distracted driving and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Today we’re going to talk about road hazards and how they can cause car accidents. Motorcycles, in particular, are vulnerable to road hazard accidents and must pay particular attention to road conditions but this is an important topic for all drivers.
What are road hazards? Road hazards are any object or debris, including fallen cargo, animals, construction materials or tools, loose gravel, fallen trees or electrical wires, very rough roads, uneven expansion joints, standing water, snow or ice, etc. that is on the road unexpectedly.Read More
Ridesharing apps such as Uber and Lyft have seen their fortunes grow and decline over the years. Still, thousands of Uber and Lyft rides happen every day and that means there is a risk of car accidents while riding as a passenger. A person injured as an Uber or Lyft passenger may be wondering how they can get a settlement for their injuries. Uber and Lyft drivers are not employees of the companies they drive for so would you sue them directly or the company they contract with? A car accident attorney will be able to help you determine liability, discuss your options and get the compensation you deserve.Read More
Air bags are designed to provide protection for drivers and passengers in the event of a car accident alongside the use of seat belts. Frontal air bags have been standard in all passenger vehicles since 1998 and side air bags are offered as standard or optional equipment on many new passenger vehicles on the market.
Since air bags were installed in vehicles, they have saved thousands of lives in moderate to severe car crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), frontal air bags saved 50,457 lives between 1987 and 2017. In 2017 alone, they saved 2,790 lives. Air bags save lives by decreasing the chance that the head or upper body will crash against the vehicle’s interior during a crash.Read More
Anyone who lives in or visits the greater Seattle area knows that you’re likely to hit a traffic jam at one of several times throughout the day and sometimes, even into the night. This congestion increases the chance of getting into a car accident such as a rear-end accident, multi-vehicle accident or road-rage accident.Read More
Without brakes, a vehicle cannot stop until it crashes into another vehicle or stationary object such as a curb or building. We know that modern brakes are very reliable for the most part, but brake failure is absolutely possible. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey says that two percent of all car accidents are caused by brake failure.Read More
Large trucks are responsible for transporting our goods and they travel all across the country to get the job done. Drivers in passenger vehicles should be extra cautious when driving near a large truck because the consequences of getting into a motor vehicle accident with a truck are serious and potentially deadly. The best way for passenger vehicles to reduce the risk of getting involved in a truck accident is to understand the ways that large trucks maneuver on roadways and to practice defensive driving.
If you are the victim of a truck accident, contact a local truck accident attorney to discuss your legal rights. The accident lawyer will assess your accident and injuries and may be able to represent you to help you negotiate or win an appropriate settlement.Read More
On average, there are about 16,438 car accidents across the United States per day and thousands more are injured when we account for passengers and pedestrians. While not everyone is injured in a car crash, there are a lot who are. The injuries range from mild to severe. Soft tissue injuries like whiplash, scrapes and bruises and broken bones are common injuries caused by car crashes.
If you are injured in a car accident, you should go in for a medical evaluation as soon as possible. The physician can perform visual and manual tests to confirm any injuries and the severity of the injuries you sustained. They may write a prescription for an x-ray, physical therapy, chiropractic care, or painkillers to help you manage the pain. In this post we discuss how to recover from common car accident injuries.Read More