What to Know If you Were Injured in a Broadside Collision
There are thousands of car accidents across the United States every day. Some accidents are minor, while others are very serious, depending on the type of collision, the speed at which the collision occurs, and what type of vehicles are involved. Broadside collisions are a type of motor vehicle accident that can be particularly serious especially when high speeds or a large vehicle is involved.
It can take months or years to recover from injuries sustained in a broadside accident; some are faced with a permanent disability or die as a result of their injuries. Many of these accident victims end up with huge medical bills, extended pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost wages while they recover. Lost earning capacity applies in cases that result in disability or loss of life. If you or a loved one was injured in a broadside collision because of the negligence of another driver, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. Call a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights.
Washington State Drivers have a Legal Duty to Act with Reasonable Care on the Road
Washington State Resonable Care
In Washington state, drivers have a legal duty to act with reasonable care on the road. The standard of care is important for determining fault/liability and proving negligence in car accidents. In personal injury claims the following four elements must be proved for a successful claim:
- A duty to exercise reasonable care existed
- This duty was breached through negligent action(s)
- Injuries were caused by the negligent action(s)
- Actual damages were suffered such as pain and suffering and medical bills
Eldridge Ave Scene of 2 DUI Crashes in Bellingham Over the Weekend
While most people take drinking and driving seriously after decades of public education campaigns, there are still far too many people who choose to get behind the wheel intoxicated. The choice to drive drunk often has deadly consequences for the driver, their passengers, and anyone they crash into. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), each day about 28 Americans die in DUI crashes. In the 10-year period from 2010 to 2019, more than 10,000 people died every year in DUI crashes. Tragically, these were preventable deaths.Read More
Bellingham Man Charged with Vehicular Assault and Felony DUI After High-Speed Crash
As reported by the BellinghamHerald.com, a Bellingham man lost control of his vehicle and crashed on the evening of Tuesday, May 4 in Whatcom County. The accident took place on Marine Drive near the intersection of Ferndale Road, just west of the Nooksack River. The passenger in his vehicle was hospitalized for resulting injuries. Twenty-nine-year-old Toby William Solomon was booked into Whatcom County Jail on suspicion of vehicular assault, felony DUI, driving with a suspended license and possession of a dangerous weapon.Read More