Here in Seattle, when someone is injured in a car accident with an underinsured motorist, it is generally possible to obtain compensation from your own insurance company. However, insurance companies often put up fights, or simply shortchange victims, when these claims are filed. This is why it is often important for victims to work with a car accident attorney who will stand up for their rights.
An SUV crashed into a Starbucks in Sammamish, Washington, on Monday afternoon injuring three people.
Anyone who has purchased a new car in the Seattle area within recent years may have come across some of the new electronic driving aids. Many automakers are now fitting their cars with technologies such as lane-departure warning systems, fatigue warning alerts and collision avoidance systems. The aids are meant to allow the car to keep the driver from getting into a car accident.
A 3-year-old Seattle boy remained in serious condition yesterday, one day after he was struck by a car while riding his scooter in front of his apartment building, according to KOMONews.com.
The Washington State patrol believes drunk driving may have been a factor in a chain reaction crash that involved three cars and a semi-truck in South Seattle Monday. Five people were injured in the crash that took place just after 11 p.m. on Interstate 5.
In Washington state, when someone's license is suspended or revoked for a drug or alcohol-related driving offense, he or she is sometimes given an Ignition Interlock License. These licenses allow such drivers to drive vehicles that have been equipped with ignition interlock devices, which do not allow the vehicle to start if it detects alcohol on the driver's breath.
Car vs. bicycle accidents are a major issue in Seattle--and a life-threatening one at that. Bicyclists have the same rights on the road as cars, but of course many less protections, and these accidents are often devastating.
A wrong-way driver who collided into another car in downtown Seattle this morning is in critical condition, according to news reports. This is the eighth car accident caused by this type of wrong-way driving in Western Washington state since Christmas.
A 21-year-old woman who allegedly caused a 9-car-pileup in Seattle's Northgate neighborhood last week has been charged. Four people, in addition to this woman, were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries following the car accident.
A 20-year-old man was airlifted to a Seattle hospital last week after an early morning car accident on Highway 525 in Freeland, Washington.