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Why Do Drivers Fail To Use Their Blinkers?

Before a driver makes a turn or changes lanes, he or she has a duty to use his or her turn signal. Also known as indicators or blinkers, turn signals are a necessary part of traffic safety, helping inform other drivers that a vehicle intends to make a turn. However, some drivers may fail to

How Do Insurance Companies Decide If a Car is Totaled?

Car accidents can cause a lot of damage to your vehicle. In these situations, you want to have your car repaired as quickly as possible so you can get back on the road. However, some vehicle damage can be so extensive that the insurance company will consider it totaled, and you will need to request

Damages to Look for After a Rear-End Car Accident

One of the most common types of car accidents are rear-end collisions. When a vehicle crashes into the back of another car, bumps and dents may seem apparent at first—but rear-end collisions often result in hidden damage that can be difficult to spot at first glance. If you are involved in a rear-end car accident,

Who Is At Fault in a Chain Reaction Car Accident?

Car accidents are rarely straightforward. While some collisions involve only two vehicles and showcase obvious liability, others are more complex, sometimes involving three or more cars. Since Washington is a fault accident state, it is important to identify who is at fault in a chain-reaction car accident. However, the process can be complicated, requiring extensive

Experiencing Delayed Pain After a Car Accident

Car accidents can lead to multiple types of injuries. Some of these injuries, such as broken bones or lacerations, are often obvious immediately after the collision. Other injuries do not appear for hours or even days after a car accident. Delayed back pain, including sciatica, is common after a motor vehicle collision. Causes and Symptoms

What Is Auto Gap Insurance and What Does It Cover?

As a fault-based insurance state, Washington requires all drivers to carry minimum amounts of liability insurance. In addition to requiring coverage, you may also choose to purchase optional policies such as collision coverage or uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance (UM/UIM). Another form of optional insurance in Washington is gap insurance, which covers the gap between what you

The Truth About Spinal Stenosis After a Car Accident

Many injuries can occur after a car accident, leading to permanent damage and the need for long-term care. The spinal cord, which is responsible for transmitting signals between your nervous system and the rest of your body, is especially vulnerable to damage. Unfortunately, many Washington residents sustain spinal cord injuries during collisions, including spinal stenosis.

What Is Sudden Unintended Acceleration?

Car accidents can happen for several reasons. In many cases, negligent driving behavior is responsible for these collisions. In other cases, however, dangerous and defective auto parts contribute to car accidents. One type of defect, known as sudden unintended acceleration, is extremely dangerous and can lead to serious crashes. Sudden Unintended Acceleration: A Dangerous Risk

When Are You Liable for Another Person’s Driving?

Washington is a fault insurance state, which means that at-fault drivers are financially liable for any accidents they cause. What many drivers do not realize, however, is that their liability is not limited to when they are behind the wheel; they may also be liable for any accidents someone else caused while using their car.

Accidents Involving a Government Vehicle in Washington State

Washington is a fault accident state, which means that drivers who are responsible for collisions must pay for their victims’ damages. Private drivers must uphold this responsibility, as well as government employees who are driving government vehicles or using their private vehicles for government purposes. However, the reporting process for accidents involving government employees differs