Yes, typically a car accident settlement includes money for lost wages, medical expenses for injuries sustained in the accident and pain and suffering.
The best way to figure out what your car accident claim is worth is to speak to a car accident lawyer as soon as you are able after the accident. He or she can discuss your legal rights and negotiate with the insurance agency with no up-front cost to you.Read More
Most car accident claims are brought by the injured party against the at-fault driver for property damage, medical care and pain and suffering. When a person’s spouse, parent or child is severely injured in a car accident the individual may suffer the loss of affection, intimacy, companionship, support and care that their immediate family member is no longer able to provide. When a family member loses these comforts as a result of a loved one’s injury or death in an accident, it is called “loss of consortium.” If the driver who caused the car accident was negligent – distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or street racing, for example – the close family member may be able to receive monetary compensation for loss of consortium. Note that most loss of consortium cases are brought by a spouse but children and parents who experience this type of loss may be able to recover damages in certain cases.Read More
A single-vehicle crash occurred this morning on Barr Road just north of Mountain View Road. Washington State Patrol (WSP) and Whatcom County Fire District 7 responded to the accident where they found an SUV in the ditch.
The WSP report stated that the vehicle had been heading south in the 5700 block of Barr Road when it crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic before leaving the road, bouncing off a power pole and landing in a ditch nose down and in a rotated position. The accident caused a power outage in the area and Puget Sound Energy crews came on-site to inspect damage to the power pole.Read More
Friday, August 3 was a very busy day for Ferndale Police as they responded to five car accidents on the sunny, dry and wind-free day.
Five car accidents in Ferndale, WA:Read More
Head-on crash in Ferndale, WA caused by medical issue
The driver of a Ford Crown Victoria was heading eastbound when it collided head-on with the driver of a pickup truck towing a travel trailer in the westbound left-turn lane. One of the two drivers was taken via ambulance to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center. The Ford was towed away but the pickup truck was driven off the scene of the accident.Read More
A two-car, head-on crash near Bellingham’s Lake Padden on the evening of Monday, July 23rd sent both drivers to St. Joseph’s Hospital with injuries. The causes of the accident have been ruled alcohol and reckless driving; and led to a charge of vehicular assault.
Washington State Patrol (WSP) head-on crash report
At 7:58 p.m. on July 23, 2018, 19-year old Selena L. Pool of Bellingham, WA tried to turn left onto southbound Samish Way in her white 1999 Volkswagen Jetta. Her car crashed head-on into a red 2000 Ford Ranger driven by 60-year old David E. Evans, which was heading northbound on Samish Way at the time.Read More
An 18-year old Blaine woman died in a suspected DUI crash on the Mount Baker Highway just after midnight on Wednesday, July 4. A report by the State Patrol details that a car driven by 20-year-old Christopher A. Lundquistgust of Custer hit a guardrail near Marshall Hill Road east of Deming, causing it to spin around and hit another guardrail before rolling over. State troopers report that Lundquistgust was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash and charges were expected.Read More
Just after 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, Whatcom County Fire District 7 (WCFD7) fire and aid crews were dispatched to the scene of a high-speed crash on northbound I-5 at milepost 266.
Washington State Patrol (WSP) report: high-speed crash Ferndale, WA
The car crash report indicated that a black 2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door driven by Tristen N. Florence, age 21, of Ferndale was driving northbound in the left lane north of Grandview Road when it moved into the right lane. It moved in between two motorcycles, hitting one motorcycle’s mirror before losing control and crashing onto the median. Both Florence and his passenger – 18 year old Makyla M. Carpenter, also of Ferndale – were injured in the crash. One of the vehicle’s occupants was ejected in the car crash and both were taken to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in critical condition. The Volkswagon was written-off as a loss and impounded by the WSP. At the time of the report, it was not known if either the driver or the passenger was wearing a seatbelt. The motorcycle rider, Kevin Vo, age 22, of Surrey, BC., was not injured and was able to drive from the scene.Read More
Aid units were called to the scene of a T-bone crash at the intersection of Slater Road and LaBounty Drive about 2:30 p.m. on June 26, 2018. As a result, a single vehicle landed in the ditch on the south side of the intersection. Traffic was re-routed to adjacent roads – Rural Avenue and Ferndale Road – for just over three hours while Washington State Patrol (WSP) conducted its investigation.Read More
Last week a public information officer for the Indiana State Police, Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, posted a twitter comment that went viral. The reason was arguably because he described pulling a driver over for one of the top complaints that drivers have against other drivers: blocking the left lane. The driver was camping in the left lane– also known as the “passing lane” – on I-65 and “…had approximately 20 cars slowed behind her because she would not move back to the right lane”, according to Wheeles.Read More