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What safety concern can cause bus accidents?

While owning and operating a personal vehicle is common in Washington State, some residents rely on public transportation to get around. Whether it is to commute to work, go on a day trip, head to school or go site seeing, transit buses and coach buses are frequently used to get numerous passengers to various destinations. While it is a convenient way to get around, it is also a mode of transportation that has its risks. If a bus driver is not operating a bus safely or are upholding his or her duty to drive the bus safely, this could result in a bus accident.

Factors concerning auto-pedestrian accidents

Although motor vehicles are very reliable and often necessary, they cannot always take you where you need to go. In some cases, it is much more convenient to walk or ones' only option in certain areas. Thus, being a pedestrian is a fairly common occurrence for those living in Settle and other cities across the nation. While sidewalks, crosswalks and signals are designed with the safety of pedestrians in mind, the reality is that this does not protect walkers from negligent or distracted drivers. Thus, auto-pedestrian accidents could occur.

Taking action following a pedestrian accident

Walking from your vehicle to your office building, from a store to your parked car, in a residential area or on city streets. These are all times when a person is considered a pedestrian. One could be walking in a parking lot, on a sidewalk or in a crossing walk. However, risks of being involved in an auto-pedestrian accident remain. If a motorist is not paying attention, is reckless or intoxicated, a pedestrian could be struck by a vehicle, resulting in serious and even fatal injuries.

Don't Get Burned By The Statute of Limitations

SOL.jpgAlmost every kind of legal claim has a time limit - a deadline after which you lose the right to sue. This deadline is called a Statute of Limitations. The purpose of a statute of limitations is to give a potential defendant certainty. If you could sue for a car accident 20 years after it happened, everyone who ever caused an accident would be living in fear, wondering if they were going to be sued.

Why do motorcycle accidents occur?

Now that the warm weather is here to stay, it is important that drivers remain more attentive. Not only are roads filled with increasing travel during holidays and for vacation travel, more and more motorcycles are ridden as a primary vehicle or for enjoyment. These small vehicles can easily be missed. If motorists are not on the lookout for bikers, it is very easy to maneuver a vehicle into their path, causing a serious motorcycle crash.

Proving fault following a car crash

Even if we do our best to plan our day, week, month, year or even life, the truth of the matter is that the unexpected will happen. This may come in the form of major house repairs, a lost job, a diagnosis of an illness or even a serious accident. Thus, we are left attempting to navigate what to do when the unfortunate and unexpected events happen. With regards to an automobile accident, this means taking the time to understand your rights and legal recourses.

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