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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

What to Do When Injured Falling on An Uneven Sidewalk or Street

  We often assume that our streets and sidewalks are safe to walk on — but a crack in the pavement, a sudden change in elevation, or chipped concrete can place pedestrians in danger. Slip and fall accidents are often very severe, leading to serious injuries such as traumatic brain damage, damaged hips, and broken

The Importance of Police Reports After an Accident in Seattle

After a car accident, you can incur some serious losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and vehicle repairs. Washington laws allow injured drivers to claim compensation from the person responsible for their accidents, either through a lawsuit or insurance claim. During both legal pathways, you will need to prove your right to damages using all

How to Avoid Burns This Winter

  The winter season brings cold temperatures, holiday festivities, and a higher risk of burns than other times of the year. Burn injuries, which can range from mild to life-threatening, can lead to severe pain, long-lasting complications, and financial hardship. You can avoid these losses by taking careful steps to prevent burns this winter, but

What Are the Dangers of Late Night Driving?

After a car accident, we often assume that negligent behaviors caused the crash: drinking and driving, running a red light, failure to yield, and so on. However, multiple factors can contribute to a collision, including poor road conditions, inclement weather, and low visibility, especially at night. In fact, driving late at night can increase the

Who Pays for Medical Bills After an Accident?   

After suffering an injury in a car accident, seeking medical treatment is your top priority. Sometimes, these collisions result in serious injuries that require intensive and sometimes lifelong treatment. This medical care can be very expensive and lead to significant financial hardship. If someone else’s negligent driving caused your accident, he or she is responsible

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