When most people think of a trial, they imagine a courtroom scene with a judge, a bailiff, the parties and lawyers, and a jury of twelve people who get to decide the case. While this is a fairly common scene, it isn't always how it works. Either side in a civil trial can demand a jury, but sometimes the parties decide to waive the right to a jury trial and have a judge decide the case. This is called a bench trial, and it has benefits and disadvantages relative to a jury trial.
You've been injured in an accident in Washington. Maybe you were riding a bus that hit another vehicle. Maybe you were a pedestrian crossing the street when a car. Maybe you were riding your bike and a car turned into you. However it happened, you were hurt. You've been checked out by a doctor and maybe you've started a course of treatment. Now you're looking for a lawyer to help you with your insurance claim. One question you probably have is "how long will this take?" The answer, as lawyers like to say is "it depends."
When driving on the road or highway, it is easy to forget all of the possible dangers around. The potential hazards on the roadway are many even aside from the other cars and trucks. When going over a bridge most never even think of the peril that could befall. A car accident on a bridge is a horrific occurrence that can sometimes happen.