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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…

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…

Four Pedestrian Laws Every Washington Resident Should Know

If the day is bright and clear, no one will blame you for walking to your destination instead of taking the car. But before you lace up your sneakers, remember that pedestrians are vulnerable to distracted drivers and other unsafe conditions. In fact, between 6,000 and 8,000 pedestrians die in traffic accidents across the U.S.…

Steps to Take If Your Motorcycle Accident Was Caused by a Drunk Driver

All accidents are unsettling, but an accident caused by a drunk driver can be especially so. If you’re not sure how to act after your motorcycle is hit by a drunk driver, take the steps outlined in this article. The events leading up to your accident were out of your control. But what happens next…

Self-Driving Vehicles: What to Expect for the Future of Injury Claims and Auto Accidents

The possibility of self-driving vehicles is quickly becoming a reality. Many U.S. companies are competing in the marketplace to provide autonomous vehicles. With the growing popularity of self-driving cars, traffic collisions involving these vehicles will inevitably increase. This raises interesting questions about legal claims following these car accidents. How will self-driving vehicles affect injury claims…

How Is Liability Determined in a Trucking Accident?

Following a trucking accident, victims have the legal right to pursue financial damages for the losses they sustain. Determining legal liability is a major concern if you have been injured in a collision with a truck. An accomplished attorney can help you hold the at-fault party accountable. This will ensure that you receive all of…

Loss of Companionship: What Is It and How Is It Calculated?

When a loved one is killed or seriously injured, their partner might be left to deal with huge life changes. One of the hardest aspects for the remaining spouse to deal with after death or life-altering injury is the loss of love and companionship.    When death or injury results in the absence of a…

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