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Bus accident in Washington sends students to hospital

Drivers throughout the state of Washington need to pay attention to what they're doing. Distracted driving and other dangerous habits can cause a serious car accident. Not only can an accident occurred between two cars, but an accident can occur with other vehicles on the roadway, causing serious damages. When a school bus is involved in an accident, the likelihood for multiple injuries increases. School buses often carry large numbers of children and special care should be taken to avoid accidents.

When does a driver have the duty to stop for a school bus?

Schoolchildren across the state of Washington use school buses to get to and from school. The use of a school bus has been shown to be a very safe and effective method for transporting children each day. There are, however, a number of safety precautions in place to try and help keep children safe while riding on a bus. In particular, precautions must be taken to ensure that children are not hit by the school bus or other vehicles as they enter and exit the bus.

Two more students file actions following Seattle bus crash

Washington state residents of all ages rely might rely on buses as a mode of transportation. Whether it is a student riding a bus to school, an individual that relies on a city bus as their primary means for transportation or a passenger on a coach bus for a guided tour or trip, buses are able to carry a large amount of passengers at one time. While this is a beneficial feature of these vehicles, it is also means that numerous people are put at risk of an injury if a bus accident were to occur.

You Can Afford Medical Treatment After an Accident - Video

One of the saddest things I experience as an attorney is when a person comes to see me six months or a year after their accident, and they haven't gotten any medical treatment because they didn't have insurance and they were afraid to go into debt.

When it comes to back pain, I'm right there with you

disk extrusion.jpgIf you've read my book, Maximizing Your Injury Claim (and you should), or if you've followed my blog, you know that I injured my low back in a 2002 rear-end car accident. I received all kinds of treatment, including chiropractic and massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, and epidural steroid injections. I even had a surgeon who offered to perform surgery on my lower back. I considered the surgery, but eventually, the pain subsided and I was able to resume my fairly active lifestyle.

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.

What is pain and suffering? Part 3 - Damages for injuries to a loved one

Hugging Trio.jpgNon-economic or "general" damages are most commonly referred to as "pain and suffering," but the concept includes so much more. It includes physical pain and emotional pain, both in the past and future. It includes disability, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. It includes fear, frustration, worry, doubt, uncertainty, and sadness. The law provides no formula for placing a dollar value on any of these "intangibles," and so it is ultimately up to a jury to determine what they are worth. If you want to settle your claim, you and the insurance company will have to agree on the value of your pain and suffering. In order to maximize your claim, a good attorney will get to know you and how your injuries have affected your life. He will then make sure the insurance company knows exactly how your life has been turned upside-down, and he will seek to get you a recovery for each type of non-economic damage recognized by the law.

Understand your options when a school bus accident occurs

school-bus.jpgFor most Seattle children the school year is in full swing. Each morning children across the city leave their homes to board a school bus. While on these buses, the children and their parents trust that the driver is acting as safely as possible to get them to school in one piece. For most people, a school bus is nothing more than a mode of transportation, but this bus has a great responsibility in our city. Children are some of our most precious assets and needed to be treated with the highest care.

When your doctor wants to close your case before you're better

doctor.jpgIf there's one thing I've learned in my 20 years representing injured people, its that everyone experiences injuries differently. I've seen people walk away from major wrecks without needing any treatment at all and I've seen people suffer for years from relatively minor incidents.

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