Seattle is full of dogs and pet-friendly establishments that welcome canines with open arms. While dogs bring great joy to residents and visitors in the area, they can also be quite dangerous. Unfortunately, dog bites do happen and lead to hefty medical bills, time away from work, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Since summertime is officially in full swing, many motorcyclists are taking advantage of the weather by riding more frequently. If you are riding this summer, it’s important to keep certain safety precautions in the back of your mind so you can reduce the risk of accidents and injuries.
If you’ve been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may have a claim for damages against that person or entity. Aside from the fact that the insurance and personal injury claims processes are notoriously difficult for non-lawyers to navigate, most people severely underestimate the value of their claim. An experienced attorney can help you understand your personal injury case.
While April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, awareness needs to be drummed up year-round, as car accidents due to distracted driving are increasing at an alarming rate. According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, 30% of crash-related fatalities are caused by distracted drivers. Across the United States, the National Safety Council reports that approximately nine people die, and 100 are injured in distracted driving accidents.
Most people know that if you’re walking across a street within a marked crosswalk, you have the right-of-way, and vehicles – including bicycles – must yield to you. If they don’t, they are at fault in an accident. Pedestrian accidents under those circumstances are likely compensable, meaning you can receive money to help pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. But what if you’re hit by a car, motorcycle, or bike outside of a marked crosswalk? You may be wondering if you can still be compensated for your injuries.
Car accident lawsuits are one of the most common types of personal injury cases in the United States. In many situations, you can to settle with the at-fault driver’s insurance company to cover their medical expenses and other losses. Unfortunately, insurance companies are for-profit corporations that keep a close eye on their bottom line. As a result, insurers often refuse to settle for a reasonable amount. In these cases, filing a lawsuit is the only option for you to get the compensation you need. When this is the only option you have, you’re likely asking yourself a number of questions, including, “what is the car accident claim deadline in Washington?”
If you’re shopping for gifts and items this holiday season, it’s important to be mindful about what you buy. Unfortunately, there are a variety of defective products on the market that can lead to serious injuries for you and your loved ones.
Coping with the death of a loved one can be especially difficult when the loss was the result of someone else’s negligence. By filing a wrongful death claim, surviving family members may be able to ease the financial burden their loss has left them with, and begin to move forward with their lives.