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Who Is Liable for Injuries Sustained in a Bus Accident?

Buses are some of the most oversized vehicles on Washington roadways. Due to their size, weight, and reduced safety elements, accidents involving buses can result in severe injuries to everyone involved. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), there were roughly 1,146 bus accidents in 2019 across Washington. As with any traffic accident,…

Can a Pedestrian Be at Fault for a Car Accident?

Although any traffic accident has the potential to result in serious injuries, crashes involving pedestrians are especially dangerous. Even a slowly moving vehicle can be fatal when it strikes a person. Although neglectful drivers are often to blame for pedestrian injuries, in some instances, pedestrians may be at fault or share responsibility for an accident.…

What Are Intentional Torts?

In civil litigation, intentional torts refer to unlawful actions committed by a person with the express intention of causing harm. Intentional torts differ from personal injury cases resulting from other causes, such as negligence or accident. As such, the most critical element in validating an intentional tort is to prove that an individual chose to…

Are Rideshare Companies Liable for Their Drivers’ Negligence?

In the past few years, ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft have changed how we think about getting around Washington. Inexpensive rides are only a few taps away with the help of these new technologies. Unfortunately, as with any other motorist in Washington, a rideshare driver is just as prone to crashes and accidents. Whenever…

4 Frequently Asked Questions About Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can be some of the most traumatic experiences for any rider. A crash or collision on a bike has the potential to cause severe injuries and serious financial consequences. If you ride a motorcycle in Washington and become involved in an accident, you’ll likely have many questions regarding your rights, the law, and…

Essential Steps to Take After a Distracted Driving Accident

According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, roughly 30% of crash fatalities across the state are due to distracted drivers. Even though the numbers are alarming, motorists in Washington continue to engage in negligent behaviors by ignoring the road. Distracted driving puts drivers and pedestrians at risk, and the consequences can be deadly. Should you…

What Is Liquor Liability Exclusion?

Any business that serves or sells alcoholic beverages has certain public safety responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is to ensure that customers are safe. When a customer is over-served alcohol, this puts other parties at risk of injury. Business owners purchase liquor liability insurance to protect themselves against losses or damages that may arise from…

What You Should Know About Assumption of Risk in Your Personal Injury Case

Personal injury lawsuits can become more complex when parties argue about negligence and fault. In some cases, you may hear your attorney or the opposing party mention “assumption of risk.” Knowing what this concept means and how it’s applied to a case is important if you’re considering filing a personal injury lawsuit in Washington or…

What to Consider Before Settling a Claim for Your Injuries

If you have recently been injured and have sought legal recourse against an insurer or a defendant, you might be under pressure to settle your case quickly. As a rule, insurers will do everything in their power to convince you to settle a claim before it reaches the court. Accepting a monetary payment in exchange…

4 Common Mistakes to Avoid Following a Bus Accident

If you’ve been injured in a bus accident, you are likely traumatized and potentially in severe pain. You might be confused who to deal with when it involves public transport. It can be difficult, both emotionally and legally, to understand where to turn after a traumatic accident. The first steps you should take are to…

What Are the Main Types of Distracted Driving?

One of the main causes of serious car and truck accidents on the roads and highways of Washington State is distracted driving. Driving cars and trucks, especially on highways where they can go 65 to 85 mph, can be a dangerous activity. Most vehicles weigh thousands of pounds. All it takes is one second of…

Boating Accidents in Washington: 6 Common Causes

Now that summer and warm weather will soon arrive, there will be tens of thousands of boaters out on the waters of Washington State. Going out on a boat for the weekend is supposed to be a great time to spend with friends and family. But just like driving a car, driving a boat comes…

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