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Pursuing a wrongful death action after a fatal crash

The roads of Seattle and the surrounding area can get busy. Whether it is rush hour traffic, traffic related to a sporting event or traffic because of a holiday, more vehicles mean more chances of a collision occurring. While drivers may operate their vehicles as safely as they can, this does not prevent them from encountering an unsafe driver. The roads are plagued with distracted drivers, and when a driver decides to use their phone for a mere moment while driving, it is enough time to cause a fatal collision.

Common causes of school bus crashes

Although the school year is coming to a close in Washington and other states, the safety of the children that ride these vehicles remains. While these massive vehicles are presumed safe, this does not make them immune from accidents. In fact, when buses are involved in crashes, they have the tendency to be severe, injuring numerous victims.

Two-car crash in Seattle injures infant and child

Much like the word suggests, accidents are not planned or prepared for. Anyone could fall victim to an accident, and the aftermath of a crash can be devastating. While there are many causes of car accidents, negligence is one of the most common. And, when a driver is speeding, distracted, intoxicated or reckless, it is likely that a serious car accident could result, harming those involved.

How common are pedestrian accidents?

While it may not always be apparent, most drivers in Seattle and elsewhere are also pedestrians at some point. Once parked, a motorist will need to walk from their vehicle to get to their destination. This subjects the pedestrian to new and different dangers, which are related to traveling by foot where automobiles are also traveling.

Current rate of fatal car accidents in Washington

Driving a vehicle can seem very routine. This is especially true for those who rely on their vehicles to get to and from work, school, stores and other locations. Driving can feel very automatic; however, each time a person gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, it is a new experience. While one may be completely attentive and follow traffic rules, this does not change what other drivers choose to do. A driver's safety is compromised when a driver is distracted, negligent and intoxicated, and no matter how safe one drives, this does not protect them from a fatal accident caused by a negligent driver.

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