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Are there time limits in wrongful death cases?

Tragic accidents happen all the time in Washington State. Some of these accidents can be quite serious and result in fatal injuries. When someone is killed in a fatal motor vehicle accident, the person's family may not be prepared to deal with the legal consequences from the accident.

Another life lost to a drunk driver

Gorst3.jpgA 4-car crash this morning in Gorst, Washington in Kitsap County resulted in at least one death. The crash took place around 5:30 am, and the road was not clear until after 10 am. According to the State Patrol, the crash involved 2 cars headed eastbound and 2 headed westbound.

In a car wreck while on the job

car wreck.jpgWe handle lots of auto claims. Occasionally we get a client whose job involves driving and who was hit by a careless driver while she was on the job. In some ways, these claims are just like any other claim, but in several important ways, they are different. It is important to consult with a Washington car accident attorney who understands how to handle the job injuries.

Increase your uninsured motorist coverage. Please!

auto insurance.jpgA few months ago I sat down with a man who was looking into a personal injury claim on behalf of his wife. She had been driving in Mukilteo when a drunk driver crossed the center line and hit her head on. She suffered multiple injuries, but the most severe injury was to her ankle. She had already undergone several ankle surgeries and she was looking at a long and painful recovery. It was likely that she would suffer a permanent disability as the result of this incident.

Fatal pedestrian accidents in Washington

pedestrian.pngSeattle streets are busy places. On any given street, people can find cars, trucks, bicyclists and other pedestrians. All of these people need to work together in order for everyone to make it to their destinations safely. However, sometimes motor vehicle drivers are negligent. They fail to uphold the standard of care necessary to keep everyone safe. While sometimes these negligent drivers cause accidents between cars or trucks, they can also cause auto-pedestrian accidents. In many of these cases, these accidents are fatal.

Washington pedestrian hit by a car. Do I have a case even if I was jaywalking?

jaywalking_man.jpg.size.xxlarge.promo.jpgEveryone knows that jaywalking is illegal, but many people do it anyway. Jaywalking is crossing the street at a time or location which is against the law. It could be crossing a street mid-block. It could be crossing at a crosswalk against the light. Many people, including myself, occasionally jaywalk because it seems safe to do so. If you look both ways and there are no cars coming, you should be able to cross safely, right?

Posting on social media can ruin your Washington personal injury claim

social_icons.jpgIf you're like me, you love social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Foursquare, Google Plus. You name it and I've probably posted there in the last twenty-four hours. Social media is a great way to stay in touch with friends, engage in community or political activism, discuss current events, and share thoughts and ideas. It is also one of the tools the insurance company will try to use to defeat your injury claim.

Hit by driver high on marijuana - Do I have a case?

drivingwhilestoned.jpgRecreational marijuana may be legal in Washington, but driving under the influence is still illegal. Even if a driver is below the legal limit, being high could impair a driver's judgment resulting in an accident.

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