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Who pays when a car accident involves a borrowed car?

Seattle is full of cars. Some of them are being driven by people talking on the phone, eating their lunches, thinking about work or affected by alcohol. Some of these folks have insurance, some do not. Some are driving their own cars, some are driving other people's cars. Thus, when this colorful cast of characters gets in a car accident, an interesting question can emerge: who pays when a car accident involves a borrowed car?

Seattle owes cyclist $1.6 million after crosswalk accident

Seattle's roads are diverse. Cars, trucks and SUVs share the road with pedestrians and bicyclists. Usually this waltz of traffic carries on safely, a symphony that brings goods to stores and people to work and back. But occasionally someone will hit a false note, causing the symphony to temporarily collapse into chaos.

Fatal car accidents can be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit

In Washington, as elsewhere, vehicles are a common element of life. Many people start and end their days by hopping into a car, truck or bus and going to or from work. In between, they go shopping, pick up groceries and head to restaurants. But this ubiquity has a dark side: accidents, some of which are deadly. When a Washingtonian is killed in a motor vehicle accident, his or her loved ones may be able to file a wrongful-death lawsuit. To learn more about this subject, keep reading.

Making a case after a pedestrian accident

Walking is great exercise. Not only does a person burn calories, but also gets a chance to enjoy the outdoors while slowing down and taking in the world around him or her. But that world can be a dangerous place. One danger for Washington pedestrians is the cars whizzing past, the drivers of those cars often unaware of the pedestrians who share the roads with them.

Bus crash fatality total now stands at 6

When Washingtonians wave goodbye and watch as their kids head to the bus stop, they are entrusting their children to the bus, the bus driver, and the bus company that oversees both. When that trust is broken, the results can be tragic, as seen by a recent school bus accident getting nationwide press.

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