Bad Things Come to Those Who Wait. While it is often best to attempt to settle a personal injury case before filing a lawsuit—insurance companies do not always make reasonable offers, sometimes not even enough to cover medical expenses. If a personal injury lawsuit is the only realistic option, filing the personal injury lawsuit […]
A resident of Korea was involved in a motor vehicle accident in King County, Washington. The occupants of the other vehicle were residents of King County, Washington. The Washington residents filed a lawsuit less than two weeks prior to the statute of limitations deadline. Per Washington law, they then had 90 days to validly serve […]
A car was in the front of a line of cars travelling in the same lane. The lead car stopped suddenly. The car behind it was able to stop. The third car back abruptly switched lanes and went around the other two without incident. The fourth car, however, slammed on the brakes, but not soon […]
A woman was dressed as an animal character in a parade. She stepped to her right to work the crowd, then moved to her left in front of a car following her in the parade. The car ran over her left foot. She sued the driver, and lost in a jury trial. She then appealed.
According to a recent study the rate of auto accident fatalities is measurably higher than normal on tax day. The researches looked at 30 years of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and determined that there is a six percent increase in roadway fatalities on tax day. According to an article […]
$125,000 settlement in mediation for a client who suffered a broken collarbone, internal injuries, and facial lacerations in a motor vehicle accident. The original offer was $42,000. Important: Please note that every case is different. The case results, while accurate, are not a prediction or estimate of the result for you in your case.
$175,000 settlement for a minor ejected from a vehicle in a car accident. The original offer was $50,000. Important: Please note that every case is different. The case results, while accurate, are not a prediction or estimate of the result for you in your case.
$475,000 settlement in mediation for client who lost her spleen and suffered other injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Original offer of $150,000. Important: Please note that every case is different. The case results, while accurate, are not a prediction or estimate of the result for you in your case.
Our personal injury law firm was not involved in the case described. A woman who was eight months pregnant lost consciousness while driving to work in her truck. She rear ended one car and then hit a parked car. She was traveling at over 30 miles per hour when her truck crashed into the parked […]
Our law firm took no part in this case. This article is intended as general information on Washington personal injury law. The Washington Court of Appeals recently announced a decision in a case concerning and accident involving a commercial truck striking a pedestrian. The pedestrian was also a commercial truck driver. Both trucks had exited […]
This firm was NOT involved in this case. Early on March 31, 2005, a drunk driver crashed her car into two parked cars after a night of drinking. As a result another woman was seriously injured.
Generally under Washington personal injury law there is no per se (i.e. “automatic”) negligence. Personal injury as a result of driving under the influence is an exception.
Many assume that a driver involved in an automobile accident who is cited by police is automatically liable. Under Washington tort law this is not true.
A parent is liable for injury caused by a family member driver (typically a minor) if The vehicle is owned, provided, or maintained by a parent for the general use, pleasure, and convenience of family members a family member for whom the vehicle is maintained was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident, […]