A King County car accident can be a scary occurrence -- especially if injuries are involved. People may not know how they should proceed following an accident. Medical bills, property damage and other costs can quickly add up, leaving people in a delicate financial situation. People may believe that they can rely on their insurance company for help, but that might not be the case.
Road conditions are always changing on Washington highways, streets and roads. Drivers need to constantly pay attention to the changing conditions and adjust their behavior accordingly. With the right attention, drivers can safely navigate a variety of difficult driving conditions including rain, snow or fog. However, when negligent drivers fail to take into account road conditions, a serious car crash can result.
November 21, 2002 was a typical November evening. It was dark and rainy and traffic on northbound Interstate 5 in Seattle was heavy. I was driving home from work, and I was very aware of the Volvo that had been tailgating me for the last mile or so. Suddenly, the traffic ahead of me came to a stop. I was able to stop my 1998 Mustang, but the Volvo behind me never even hit his brakes. He smashed into the rear of my car. The impact pushed my Mustang into a large SUV ahead of me. The rear end of my car was crunched in, and the trailer hitch from the SUV split my front bumper in two.
Inattentive drivers pose a variety of hazards on Washington roadways. When drivers are texting and driving, eating in their cars, chatting on the phone or day dreaming, they can miss important signals from drivers around them. They can also fail to notice smaller vehicles, pedestrians and others near the roadways. In these cases, distracted drivers are likely negligent. A negligent driver is one that fails to act as a reasonable driver would under the same or similar circumstances.
In March 2012, Ben Crocker was driving his car on Highway 167 near Renton, when he was rear-ended by another vehicle at high speed. When the other driver's insurance started giving him the runaround, Ben knew he needed help. He found the Law Offices of Matthew Dubin, and we took care of everything, ultimately getting him a great recovery.
Most people understand that operating a car requires significant effort on part of the driver. While the controls may be easy, people need to stay alert and focused on the road in order to avoid dangerous collisions. This is particularly true in difficult weather conditions and at night. If people are distracted -
Winter weather has recently hit Seattle and the surrounding areas hard. While the first two major storms were relatively quiet, the most recent storm has left a string of car accidents for people to deal with. According to reports, people in the area saw anywhere from two to six inches of snow. Some cities even saw as much as seven inches. These snow totals left the roads dangerous and has been blamed for a number of accidents in the area.