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Parking lot crashes increase during the holidays

One thing that goes with the holiday season is shopping. While many residents in Washington State and elsewhere turn to online shopping to take care of their gift list, many still drive to stores and purchase items in person. Because of this, malls and other major stores are still filled with vehicles. Most consider the drive to and from the store or mall to be the most dangerous, but many forget how dangerous parking lots can be.

What types of injuries could result in a car crash?

What is even more astounding then the number of personal vehicles on the roadways in Seattle and other cities across the nation are the number of crashes occurring on a daily and yearly basis. In fact, nearly 6 million car accidents occur in just the Unites States. The effect these accidents can have can range greatly. However, in many cases, an accident victim will experience physical and emotional harm from the accident.

Understanding how weather effects road conditions

Residents in Washington State likely see a wide range of weather throughout the year. While Seattle is well known for rain, motorists in the city and throughout the state experience different road conditions based on the time of year and the weather. Thus, it is important that travelers understand how weather impacts the road conditions and how it could contribute and even cause an automobile accident.

Three injured in DUI accident

We live in a society where many individuals rely on motor vehicles to get around. For the most part, motorists realize when it is safe and unsafe to get behind the wheel of a vehicle; however, some may not view this as feasible. While it is tremendously dangers, some drivers will operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. This presents many dangers to him or herself as well as others traveling on the roadway. In the event of a car accident caused by a drunk driver, it is possible to hold that driver accountable for the incident.

What are the compensation laws in Washington State?

As the name implies, accidents are just that, an accident. While they are unexpected and can suddenly happen, many accidents are caused by the negligence and recklessness of others. When this occurs, victims of a car accident should take the time to gain a better perspective on their situation, as this can help you understand your rights when it comes to recovering compensation for losses and damages suffered.

Emotional distress and pain and suffering

Automobile accidents can have devastating effects. Whether it is a serious head-on collision, a side crash or a fender bender, any type of car accident could result in a person suffering injuries. While some injuries are more tragic than other, not all injuries are physical. In some cases, the most severe injuries are emotional.

Bicyclist seriously injured in collision with motorcyclist

There are many ways to get around Washington State. Some choose motor vehicles, other ride on their bikes while some decide walking by foot is the best way for them to get around. No mater what mode of transportation a person uses, there are some risks that come with each and every type. For those riding a bike, he or she is likely traveling along with traffic. Whether this is in a bike lane or not, this requires motorists to be aware of their presence. Failure to do so could have tragic results.

What are delayed car accident injuries?

Automobile collisions can be serious. While we hope to never be involved in one, they can cause major impacts to one's life, even when a minor fender-bender occurs. Minor or major, accident injuries could be present, resulting in an accident victim to suffer tremendously. These injuries no only impact the victim physically, mentally and emotionally; it can also hit them hard financially. Thus, it is important to consider what financial recovery options are available to accident victims.

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.

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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