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What Are Common Causes of Scaffolding Accidents?

A scaffold is a temporary structure that workers on a construction site use to elevate materials, equipment, and themselves. While these platforms are vital to building large structures, scaffolds can be very dangerous if they are not used properly. Scaffolding accidents can cause severe injuries, including broken bones, spinal cord damage, and brain trauma. There

Can You Get Whiplash From a Side Impact Collision?

A side-impact collision, also known as a T-bone collision, can be very serious. These accidents occur when one vehicle collides head-on into the side of another vehicle, severely injuring the occupants inside. Any passenger inside of a vehicle during a side impact collision can suffer serious injuries, including internal organ damage, broken bones, and brain

What Is the Average Payout for Soft Tissue Injury?

A soft tissue injury occurs when you sustain any damage to the soft tissues in your body, rather than your bones. Soft tissues include muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, fat, and other tissues that connect and support tissues, bones, and organs throughout the body. Although these injuries are not as visible as others, soft tissue damage

How Do I Know if I Have a Punctured Lung from a Car Accident?

Car accidents generate significant amounts of force, especially if the accident occurs at a very high speed. If you are in a vehicle collision, you can sustain serious injuries, including brain trauma, paralysis, and internal organ damage, such as punctured lungs. A punctured lung is a very serious injury, and, without prompt medical treatment, you

What Is an Anoxic Brain Injury?

  An anoxic brain injury is a serious condition caused by oxygen deprivation to the brain. Our brain controls our body’s most important functions and relies on oxygen to survive. After approximately four minutes of oxygen deprivation, our brain cells start to die, and we can experience severe, permanent brain damage. If you or someone

Test-Drive Accidents: Who Is Liable?

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, you know how important a test drive can be. These opportunities allow you to operate a prospective vehicle before you decide to purchase it, allowing you to gain a better understanding of whether or not the car is right for you. However, accidents can occur

Road Trip Safety Tips During Coronavirus Outbreak

  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel has become a risky activity. Common transportation options, such as airplanes and public transit, places you in close proximity to crowds of strangers and may increase your chances of exposure. To reduce their COVID-19 risk, many Washington residents are choosing to take road trips in the safety of

Car Accident Claims Involving Leased Vehicles

Not everyone can afford a car, which is why leasing is becoming a popular option for drivers looking for a new vehicle. However, car accidents can happen any time, in any place—and in any vehicle, even if you are not the primary owner. If you are in an accident while driving a leased car, you

How Pre-Existing Conditions Affect an Injury Claim

Accidents can be expensive. After sustaining an injury, you may need to take time off work, receive expensive medical care, and experience physical and psychological pain and suffering, affecting your quality of life. If someone else is responsible for the accident, you may be eligible to pursue compensation through a lawsuit or insurance claim. If

What to Do in a Roadside Emergency

Roadside emergencies can happen to any driver. From flat tires and overheated engines to serious collisions with other motorists, these incidents can place you in danger of another collision and strand you without assistance on Washington roads. During these situations, it is important to take careful steps to stay safe and seek the help you