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What Is Considered Essential Evidence in a Car Accident?

In Washington state, car accident victims have the right to pursue compensation if another person was responsible for their collision. If you sustain injuries due to a negligent driver, you can file a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim against him or her to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. However,

Amnesia After a Car Accident

  During a car accident, you can experience severe, devastating injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). These brain injuries are one of the most serious car accident injuries, but they are also very common. TBIs often require hospitalization and could result in death without prompt treatment. One common symptom of TBI is memory loss,

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

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

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

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 placeā€”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

Are Punitive Damages Available if You Were the Victim of a Drunk-Driving Crash?

Drunk driving is one of the most dangerous acts a motorist can commit. Alcohol impairs many of the body functions that you need to drive safely, including motor skills, concentration, judgement, and reaction time. If you are in an accident with a drunk driver, you can experience significant damages, including medical expenses, vehicle repairs, and