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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,

Blurred Vision After A Car Accident

A car accident can lead to a number of serious injuries, including whiplash, spinal cord damage, and traumatic brain injury. Some symptoms may occur right away, but others may not manifest until days after the collision. One symptom that may not appear immediately is blurred vision. If you experience any vision issues after a car

Who’s Responsible for a Car Accident Caused by Mechanical Failure?

Modern cars contain a number of different parts and networks, from the basic engine and brake mechanisms to complex GPS systems and smart car features. Manufacturers must ensure these vehicle mechanics meet certain safety standards and all drivers must keep their vehicles in safe conditions  — but not everyone upholds these duties of care. If

What to Do If You Were Wrongly Accused of Being At-Fault After a Car Accident

Washington, like many other states, follows a traditional fault insurance system. This means drivers who cause collisions are responsible for paying for the damages the other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians suffer from. However, this system does contain flaws — you may be in a car accident that is not your fault and another driver may

Do I Need Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Insurance?

When you are in a car accident in Washington state, the driver responsible for the accident must cover the damages that you and the other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians involved suffering. These funds typically come from the at-fault driver’s insurance policy — but not all Washington residents have the minimum amount of insurance the state

SEEKING WITNESSES: Teenager Paralyzed in SUV-versus-Pedestrian collision

Colburn Law needs your help investigating a Range Rover-versus-Pedestrian collision in Issaquah, Washington. The crash occurred at 9:19 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2020, on Issaquah-Hobart Road South near the 12200 block.  As a result of being hit by the SUV, the 15-year old pedestrian was transported to Harborview Medical Center with critical injuries, including a