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Two drinks may be all it takes to cause a car accident

Many drinkers in Seattle may think that having a couple beers, glasses of wine or cocktails is no big deal and may feel confident in their ability to drive home afterwards. However, having just two drinks can impair a person's driving, leading to a drunk driving accident.

Injuries from car accidents can range from mild to severe

Although many of the personal vehicles that Washington residents drive are equipped with the latest and best safety features on the market, it is still possible for victims of car accidents to suffer a range of injuries. This post does not offer any medical or legal advice to its readers, but, rather, introduces them to some of the types of harm that commonly afflict individuals who are hurt in car crashes.

Distracted driving becoming more common

There are many dangers on the roadways. In Washington and other states across the nation, roadways are filing with vehicles as summer vacation is in full swing. Whether individuals are traveling by car, traveling to the airport or are a tourist in town, traffic tends to peak during the summer months. And, with more traffic comes more accidents. While drunk driving is always a concern during this time of year, a more pressing issue is distracted driving.

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.

Is the rate of drunk driving crashes getting worse?

On a daily basis, motorists share the road with other motorists. While many of these drivers decide to follow the rules of the road, some of these drivers fail to do so. In some cases, this may amount to traveling too fast or failing to signal a turn. However, this could be much more severe, such as getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. A drunk driving accident could have serious affects, causing a victim of the crash to suffer serious harms or even death.

Semi-truck runs into house after collision

Just because a driver is licensed does not mean that they should be driving. There are many times when motorists in Washington should not get behind the wheel of a vehicle. This can include when a driver is distracted, extremely emotional, fatigued or under the influence. A negligent driver is dangerous on the roadways, and their actions could lead to a serious or even fatal crash.

What is a damage cap in a personal injury action?

Accidents happen. While they are a part of life, individuals involved in accidents in Seattle or other cities across the nation should understand what rights they have. The damages suffered could be tremendous and filing a personal injury action could be very beneficial, as it is likely to offset the losses experienced by the accident victim.

What damages are recoverable in a car accident?

Getting to and from our destinations via motor vehicle is common is Washington and other states across the nation. While it is common and motorists are used to traveling on busy roads, this does not mean this occurs without issue. In order for the roadways to be safe, drivers must be safe as well. When a driver fails to uphold their duty to drive safely, this could result in a car accident and much harm to those involved in the crash.

We all grieve the loss of a child

isaiah.jpgAs a personal injury lawyer, I hear about devastating crashes every day. I speak to people who have suffered life-altering injuries or lost loved ones. No matter how many times I hear these stories, I am still affected emotionally by the human tragedy that results from these collisions, which are nearly always avoidable. I have learned to channel my sense of outrage and injustice into fighting to get my clients the best possible recovery in court, but no amount of money can undo the physical and emotional damage my clients have suffered.

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