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Two more students file actions following Seattle bus crash

Washington state residents of all ages rely might rely on buses as a mode of transportation. Whether it is a student riding a bus to school, an individual that relies on a city bus as their primary means for transportation or a passenger on a coach bus for a guided tour or trip, buses are able to carry a large amount of passengers at one time. While this is a beneficial feature of these vehicles, it is also means that numerous people are put at risk of an injury if a bus accident were to occur.

Are there different types of head injuries?

Many people across the state of Washington enjoy riding motorcycles. While motorcycles are an enjoyable form of transportation, they come with multiple risks. People who ride on motorcycles are at risk for being involved in a motorcycle accident. A motorcycle accident can result in serious injuries to its victims. In particular, people are at risk for head injuries. Since motorcycles provide very little protection, sometimes nothing more than a helmet protects the person's brain during an accident.

Treating road rash from a motorcycle accident

A motorcycle accident can be frightening for an individual in Washington. Motorcycles, while fun, provide very little protection to the riders. Even in minor motorcycle accidents, a motorcyclist can be severely injured. These injuries can range from road rash to broken bones and brain injuries. In the most serious of cases, a motorcycle accident can result in the death of a motorcyclist and any passengers.

You Can Afford Medical Treatment After an Accident - Video

One of the saddest things I experience as an attorney is when a person comes to see me six months or a year after their accident, and they haven't gotten any medical treatment because they didn't have insurance and they were afraid to go into debt.

Eat Slowly - Chew Your Food

Richman Certificate.jpgMy grandfather, William Richman, was a lawyer in New York City. His certificate of admission to the New York Bar in 1930 hangs in my office. He had a small office and spent most of his career as a general practitioner, taking on whatever jobs came his way. It didn't make him rich, but he was able to provide for his family. I never got to know him well. He died suddenly when I was ten years old from a massive heart attack. I never got to ask him about his career as a lawyer, his service as an Air Force officer during World War II, or really anything of substance.

Seattle motorcyclist killed when hit by truck

This time of year, the weather in Washington can start to turn cold. As it gets deeper into winter, many people choose not to ride their motorcycles. Motorcyclists face risks whenever they are on Washington roadways. Inclement weather can increase these risks and make it difficult for motorcyclists to ride. However, that does not mean every motorcycle is off of the roads. It is important for drivers to continue to be aware of motorcyclists as they are traveling in Washington state.

When it comes to back pain, I'm right there with you

disk extrusion.jpgIf you've read my book, Maximizing Your Injury Claim (and you should), or if you've followed my blog, you know that I injured my low back in a 2002 rear-end car accident. I received all kinds of treatment, including chiropractic and massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, and epidural steroid injections. I even had a surgeon who offered to perform surgery on my lower back. I considered the surgery, but eventually the pain subsided and I was able to resume my fairly active lifestyle.

Filing a Lawsuit - When negotiations fail

lawsuit.jpgMost of the time, if your claim is good, a negotiated settlement can provide the best opportunity to compensate you for your injuries. Of course, money never makes what happened to you okay, but for the most part, it's all the law has to offer, and it certainly can help. Sometimes, however, the insurance company refuses to make a fair offer to settle your claim. In those cases, we have little choice but to file a lawsuit. In this chapter, I will discuss how a lawsuit gets filed, and we will explore the risks and benefits of taking your case toward trial.

Are there time limits in wrongful death cases?

Tragic accidents happen all the time in Washington State. Some of these accidents can be quite serious and result in fatal injuries. When someone is killed in a fatal motor vehicle accident, the person's family may not be prepared to deal with the legal consequences from the accident.

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