Time and time again, this blog has focused on car accidents that have resulted in injuries around Washington State. As these posts have shown, car accidents frequently lead to serious injuries, unexpected costs and legal battles. In many of these situations, police officers are still working to figure out why the accident occurred and what could have been done to prevent it.
A King County car accident can be a scary occurrence -- especially if injuries are involved. People may not know how they should proceed following an accident. Medical bills, property damage and other costs can quickly add up, leaving people in a delicate financial situation. People may believe that they can rely on their insurance company for help, but that might not be the case.
Whenever a person gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, there is the risk of injuries. The risk increases exponentially when a driver is drunk. A drunk driver is like a loaded weapon, and others can easily be killed by the drunk driver's negligent behavior. Fatal drunk driving accidents can happen in any number of motor vehicles including cars, trucks or even boats.
Cars and trucks have to share the road with pedestrians, especially in a large city like Seattle. People often walk, bike or run to get exercise or even as basic transportation. Sidewalks, crosswalks and other protections have been added to increase pedestrians' safety, but auto-pedestrian accidents still occur -- often when drivers fail to notice pedestrians in and around the street.
In November, 2010 Edwin Brazil was injured when the car he was riding in a a passenger was rear-ended on I-5 in Seattle. Unfortunately, there were two vehicles behind his and each blamed the other for causing the collision. Edwin didn't know what to do. Ultimately, he hired us at the Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin.