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Who Is Liable for an Accident Caused by Poor Road Conditions?

In Washington, car accidents can happen for several reasons. In many cases, a driver’s negligent or dangerous actions contribute to these collisions, such as driving under the influence or running a red light. In these situations, you could file a lawsuit or insurance claim against the negligent driver. If you are involved in an accident

How to Take Pictures for Evidence After a Car Accident

The moments after a car accident can feel scary and overwhelming for many people. You may have very serious injuries and require immediate medical attention. Your vehicle may be destroyed, and you may wonder how you are going to pay for repairs. You may worry about your financial well-being, physical health, and psychological safety.  Washington

Accidents Caused by Failing to Yield in Washington

Right-of-way laws are crucial to protecting drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, and other individuals in Washington state. A driver’s failure to yield the right of way could lead to serious collisions, life-threatening injuries, and significant physical, emotional, and financial hardship. If you are in an accident with a driver who failed to yield, you have the right

What Happens When a Car Accident Case Goes to Trial?

Washington is a fault insurance state, meaning that victims of car accidents have the right to hold at-fault drivers accountable for their injuries. If you are involved in a car accident, you can file an insurance claim or lawsuit against the motorist responsible for the collision. While most car accidents can reach a resolution during

Recovering Compensation as a Passenger in a Car Accident

After a Washington car accident, people understand that injured drivers can recover compensation through an insurance claim or lawsuit against an at-fault motorist. However, drivers are not the only parties who have the right to secure these damages. Passengers who were present in the vehicle during the accident can file claims against the at-fault driver,

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

What is Sciatica?

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