If your pet routinely travels with you in the car, it is in danger of being seriously injured if an accident occurs.
By following some of the safety precautions below, you can make sure that you remain visible and greatly decrease your chances of ending up in an accident.
It is absolutely critical that teenage drivers exercise safety precautions every time they get behind the wheel to avoid ending up in a deadly accident. The following will review some of the important steps that teenage drivers can take to remain safe while on the road.
Even though more people are wearing seat belts lately due to recent campaigns by the state, law enforcement in Spokane and the rest of Washington still sees a number of accidents in which people who fail to wear their seat belts are catastrophically injured.
Based on statistics compiled by the United States Department of Transportation, approximately 265 individuals each year are killed as a result of wrong way accidents.
Two people were recently injured in a three-vehicle accident. While law enforcement requested LifeFlight helicopters on route to the accident, the collision turned out not to be as serious as believed. The driver of a vehicle was turning when a second vehicle behind the first car also slowed. A t...
Statistics reveal that in 2015 there were over 100,00 individuals treated at emergency rooms due to skateboard accidents.
Statistically, rollover accidents represent a small amount of motor vehicle crashes that occur, but these accidents represent a high percentage of fatalities due to car accidents.
There are numerous causes of vehicle operators losing control of their vehicles, including adverse road conditions, defective vehicles, distraction, fatigue, hydroplaning, and intoxication.
Street racing is a particularly deadly type of activity because it encourages motor vehicle operators to drive at speeds much greater than those that are safe for traveling on public roads.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that rollover accidents occur in less than 3% of vehicle accidents but result in the deaths of over 7,000 drivers and passengers.
To obtain compensation, the victim of a head-on collision is required to prove that the other party was responsible for the accident before compensation will be awarded.
In Washington, when you are in a hit and run accident and the driver flees the scene, he or she can be held both criminally and civilly liable.
For many people who are in auto accidents, injuries are sustained and you have the right to be compensated for your injuries
Though there are many reasons why auto accidents occur, speeding and aggressive driving play a huge part in the numbers.
The very top reason for auto accidents is distracted driving, which can take the form of eating, texting, and talking on the phone while driving.
Though smart phones have contributed to the increased amount of auto accidents in the United States, our smart phones can also come in handy after an accident occurs.
You may be able to recover for your loved one’s death if the accident occurred because of another’s negligence.
Let's face it. We all get distracted while driving at one point or another. That distraction can come in the form of tending to your kids, applying makeup, eating before rushing to a meeting, or even changing the radio station. In an instant, unfortunately, any of these distractions can cause an ...
drowsy driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents in the United States
So, what happens when you are the passenger in a car accident? If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Spokane auto accident attorney so that we can help you strategize about the best possible outcomes for your case.
When it comes to driving, your safety and the safety of others should be top priority. Sometimes, however, you can find yourself in situations that seem completely avoidable. If you are a first-time offender, then an arrest can be both confusing and frightening. It is for this reason that you must seek counsel immediately with an experienced law firm.
West Law Office provides quality, tailored legal services to every client. Our practice areas include auto accidents and personal injury, as well as DUIs and related criminal traffic misdemeanors. A knowledgeable attorney when dealing with auto accidents provides peace of mind and alleviates the stress that comes with these cases.
Sadly, vehicles can strike as sober and intoxicated pedestrians alike. Simply being impaired does not automatically mean the pedestrian was at fault. However, the law does take into consideration an injured person’s contribution to the injury. If you or someone you love has been injured in an automobile accident – whether car on car or pedestrian – you should understand your rights. If someone else was at fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Do not fall for the insurance company’s attempts to reduce liability or place the blame on you. Before you sign anything, contact the West Law Firm in Spokane for a free case consultation.
According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2008 alone there were 37,261 deaths out of 5.81 million “police-reported motor vehicle crashes.” This suggests there may have been more highway fatalities that simply were not reported. B...