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Seattle could be liable in fatal accident involving bicyclist

Most Seattle residents are probably aware that the loved ones of people killed in accidents may have some legal rights to compensation if someone else is at fault. Most of the time, people likely think of these situations as those in which the family must look to a negligent driver who was to blame for the death. However, as one local case may show, motorists are not the only ones who have legal duties to those who use the public roads.

Are there laws to regulate truck driver's hours?

Much has been said about truck drivers and the fact that they drive long hours without any resting period and how this can lead to fatigue which can cause accidents. The question that many Seattle residents may have then is: why aren't there any laws regulating truck driver's working hours? The answer to this is, yes, they are regulated.

Suspected car involved in fatal accident burns in Seattle

Washington State's highways are dangerous places. With a number of large, heavy objects moving along at high speeds, the scene is set for tragedy to strike at any second. While cars crashing into each other is bad enough, the danger is even higher when a pedestrian is involved. As most highways are not meant for pedestrians, they lack sidewalks and other features that tend to lend themselves to keeping people safe while on foot. When an emergency happens and one is forced to walk along a highway, tragic consequences can result.

When do the most fatal accidents occur in Seattle?

Automobiles are a necessary evil for most people in the United States. Getting to and from work, or the store, or to the kids' ballgames or dance recitals generally requires that people have at least one family car to transport them. Even in relatively urban areas like Seattle, suburban sprawl and sometimes inadequate public transport means cars are common. Unfortunately, especially in cities, this means residents are exposed every day to the possibility of being killed in an accident on crowded streets.

Safety experts call for action to halt rising accident fatalities

An alarming rise in traffic accident deaths has safety experts calling for action. Traffic accident related fatalities increased six percent from last year and 14 percent from 2014. Accidents continue to become more common around the nation for many reasons.

Fatal car accidents could be due to negligence

It is terrifying that some of the most unthinkable situations, like losing a loved one, could become the reality. Too many Atlanta residents have lost people they loved unexpectedly. Some of these unexpected deaths might be attributed to another party's negligence. Negligence is a general legal term used in situations where a person or party failed to exercise a standard level of care.

Fatal car accidents can be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit

In Washington, as elsewhere, vehicles are a common element of life. Many people start and end their days by hopping into a car, truck or bus and going to or from work. In between, they go shopping, pick up groceries and head to restaurants. But this ubiquity has a dark side: accidents, some of which are deadly. When a Washingtonian is killed in a motor vehicle accident, his or her loved ones may be able to file a wrongful-death lawsuit. To learn more about this subject, keep reading.

Fault is not always easy to determine

To cast blame is an all-too-human instinct, especially in the case of a fatal accident. But, as the saying goes, there are generally three sides to any story: their side, your side and the truth. So too in the law, which allows a person being sued for an accident to defend themselves by arguing that at least some of the responsibility for the accident lies with the person who filed the lawsuit.

The connection between distracted driving and car accidents

Car drivers have a responsibility to keep everyone on the roadway safe. They do this by giving their full attention to the roadway and by following traffic safety laws. It is important for drivers to follow these rules in order to avoid devastating car accidents.

Distracted driver kills 1 on Washington highway

It only takes an instant for a person's life to completely change. When it comes to motor vehicles, even a simple mistake can result in a fatal accident that leaves a wake of devastation in its path. These accidents can completely change the shape of a family forever.

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