As reported by Whatcom News, Birch Bay-Lynden Road was temporarily closed in both directions at Woodland Road on April 13, 2021, because of a rollover crash with injuries. First responders were called to the scene of the injury crash at 10:25 a.m. and the road was reopened to traffic in both directions about 11:30 a.m. The single-vehicle rollover crash occurred when a Dodge Durango left the road and crashed into a pole on the north side of the road as it was traveling westbound on Birch Bay-Lynden Road. The vehicle landed on its side in a grassy area next to the road. According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Rocky Oliphant, the driver was transported by aid to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. He also noted that the driver would be arrested for driving under the influence upon release from the hospital.Read More
As reported by King 5 News, a King County jury has awarded four members of the UW marching band more than $1.4 million in a common carrier accident claim after their charter bus crashed in icy conditions in November, 2018. The bus, which was on its way to the Apple Cup at the time, crashed near George, Washington after the driver lost control in icy conditions and crashed into a ditch. The driver was later cited for driving too fast for the conditions. A traffic citation is often used by the prosecution to show negligence on the part of the defendant and may have played a part in the jury’s decision to award a settlement.
According to the personal injury firm representing the victims, forty-five people were injured in the crash and many should continue to pursue justice. The four students who were awarded the settlement in varying amounts have post-traumatic stress disorder and suffered a range of serious injuries including a fractured spine and other broken bones, an AC joint separation to the shoulder, lacerations and bruises. At least one of the four students required surgery.Read More
In a perfect world, there would be no car accidents but the reality is that thousands of collisions happen every day. On average, there are six million car accidents in the U.S. every year, which translates to about 16,438 per day. The best thing we can do as drivers is to protect ourselves as much as possible from car accidents. In this article we’ll take a look at a few ways you can protect yourself.
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Each state has its own driving and insurance laws as well as weather, road conditions and rural versus urban makeup that contribute to road safety and traffic accident rates. Naturally, we are interested in where our own state ranks. Using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, reviews.com ranked all 50 states from safest to the most dangerous to drive in for 2021. Find the complete list here: https://www.reviews.com/insurance/car/most-dangerous-states-for-driving/Read More
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.
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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
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