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October 2020

Colburn Law

What Is Res Ipsa Loquitur?

  To successfully prove a personal injury claim in Washington, you must prove that the defendant in your lawsuit was negligent at the time of your accident. Proving negligence requires you to establish the at-fault party’s duty of care to you, and how a breach of that duty of care directly caused your injuries and

Does Renters Insurance Cover Dog Bites?

  While dogs are a popular pet in Washington state, these animals have the ability to severely injure humans. Dog bites can cause permanent disfigurement, scarring, and infections, resulting in high medical expenses, lost wages, psychological trauma, and many other physical, emotional, and financial losses. If you are a dog bite victim, you may wonder

How to File A Car Accident Claim with GEICO in Washington State

  Car accidents can cause serious damages, from physical injuries and chronic pain to financial losses, such as emergency medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and long-term care costs. If you suffer injuries in an accident someone else is responsible for, you can file a claim with his or her car insurance to receive compensation

How to File A Car Accident Claim with Nationwide in Washington State

  Washington’s fault-based car accident laws require negligent motorists to pay for the damages of their car accident victims. If you suffer injuries in a collision someone else is responsible for, you have two pathways to compensation: filing an insurance claim and filing a personal injury lawsuit. Most victims begin in the insurance process, but

What Should I Do After A Multi-Car Accident in Seattle?

  In the moments after a car accident, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Any collision can cause disorientation, panic, and fear — and if the crash involves multiple vehicles, these feelings can intensify. However, the moments after a crash are crucial to ensuring your safety and preserving evidence for a

Who Is at Fault for a Yellow Light Accident?

Traffic signals are crucial to protecting drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists from preventable accidents. Every responsible driver knows that a red light is a signal to stop, and under Washington law, any person who violates this rule is responsible for the damages in an accident he or she causes. If the accident happens during a yellow

What Happens When a Medical Condition Causes a Car Accident?

Washington law requires any driver responsible for a car accident to pay for the damages of the other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians involved. When we usually think of someone causing an accident, we typically think of negligent actions: speeding, running a red light, driving under the influence, and so on. If a driver suffers a

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome After an Accident

Car accidents can cause serious injuries, from traumatic brain damage to broken bones, cuts, and bruises. One condition that you may develop is thoracic outlet syndrome, a group of disorders that occurs when an accident compresses certain blood vessels and nerves in your body. Thoracic outlet syndrome is painful and can result in serious complications,