Who Is Liable in an Uber or Lyft Accident?

Liability in Uber and Lyft accident claims can be a complex issue. When the employee driver of a commercial driving company gets into an accident, that company is legally responsible for that driver’s actions. However, an Uber driver is not considered an employee, but an independent contractor. Therefore, liability is not always so clear cut. [...]

2019-06-13T07:14:00+00:00

After Car Accident Symptoms: 6 Signs of Injury You Shouldn’t Ignore

After a car accident, damages to your vehicle are usually pretty obvious. The same cannot be said, however, about injuries to your body. While lacerations, fractures, and other physical injuries usually present with clear symptoms, other after car accident symptoms may not show up until long after the crash. Even though you may walk away from [...]

2019-06-13T07:21:57+00:00

Rear End Collision Fault: If You Rear End Someone Is It Always Your Fault?

If you rear end someone, is it always your fault? When does liability for the accident call on the front driver, as opposed to the rear driver? Contrary to what many folks assume, establishing rear end collision fault is not always so clear cut. While in many cases fault does fall on rear driver, sometimes the question [...]

2019-04-16T10:09:08+00:00

Determining Fault by Location of Damage in a Car Accident

If you were in an accident, your version of events likely differs somewhat from that of the other driver. And unfortunately, when multiple parties are involved in a car accident, it's common for each driver to try to place blame on the other. Regardless of what actually happened, both parties will naturally try to distance themselves [...]

2019-04-16T09:57:45+00:00

What Should I Do If I Was Involved in an Uninsured Motorist Claim?

Washington State allows motorists to reject in writing uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. But why is it not a good idea to go without uninsured motorist coverage? The Insurance Research Council estimates that roughly 16% of drivers on the road are uninsured. Uninsured motorist coverage also covers you in the case of a hit and run. Washington ranked 7th [...]

2019-04-16T09:51:18+00:00

How Long After an Accident Can You File a Claim?

Each state in the U.S. places a statute of limitations on personal injury cases. You must file the lawsuit within a certain period of time or you lose your opportunity to file the lawsuit at all. So how long after an accident can you file a claim? Below, we discuss Washington's statute of limitations as [...]

2019-04-16T09:47:03+00:00

How to Determine Fault in a Car Accident

After a serious car accident, determining who is at fault is crucial for a number of reasons. The at fault party is responsible for the injured party's damages. So if you sustained injuries in an accident, proving liability means proving that the other driver is financially liable for your medical bills, lost wages, and other [...]

2019-02-19T15:19:33+00:00

Workplace Safety Concern: Construction Worker Falls 80 Feet Off Seattle Building

Caught by Safety Netting Photo credit: Luciana Santos/Komonews.com All in all, workplace safety is always a concern, but never more so, than for those working high above the ground. Recently, a construction worker found himself lucky to be alive after surviving an 8-story fall from a building under construction in Seattle--all thanks to [...]

2018-05-02T22:42:46+00:00

Washington State Patrol Troopers to Perform Unsecured Load Emphasis Patrols this Weekend

"Secure Your Load" Safety Patrols Across Washington State Secure Your Load for Safer Roads! With warmer weather coming, the Washington State Patrol is looking to improve safety measures for those traveling with unsecured loads. By adding additional patrols, they are hoping to help drivers be more aware of the hazards and risks associated [...]

2018-04-27T09:45:20+00:00

Mother and Child Struck by a Car—Injured in Renton School Zone

aas School Zone Accident A mother and child were struck by a car and injured Monday morning in Renton. The incident happened in the school zone near Benson Hill Elementary, at the 18400 block of 116th Ave SE, just after 8am. Police and Renton firefighters were on the scene after receiving several reports of two pedestrians [...]

2018-04-23T17:47:00+00:00