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Risky Driving Behaviors

There are several driving behaviors that increase your chances of a collision. In addition, these behaviors increase the chances for serious injuries and fatalities in collisions. Let’s take a closer look at what they are and why you should avoid them.  1. Speeding. When you drive over the speed limit, you’re less able to control your vehicle. This becomes increasingly important when negotiating intersections or areas where there are pedestrians or bicyclists. Going even just a few miles over the speed limit can make a big difference in terms of the severity of injuries in a collision.  2. Driving While

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Injuries in a Head-On Collision

Head-on collisions are among the scariest types of motor vehicle accidents there are. Studies show they have a higher fatality rate than other types of collisions. Often, head-on collisions are associated with risky driving behaviors such as speeding or driving under the influence.  Here are some of the types of injuries that head-on collisions can cause.  Chest Injuries. The impact of a head-on collision can cause a driver to strike the steering wheel. Even if airbags deploy, the force of being thrown forward can cause broken ribs, bruising, and crush injuries.  Traumatic brain injuries. Some of the most serious injuries

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Frustrated by the Insurance Claims Process?

Insurance companies love to make whimsical or heartwarming commercials, don’t they? The marketing message is clear: we’re on your side. We’re likeable. We’ll be there for you. However, as personal injury lawyers, we’ve seen otherwise. In fact, more often than not, car accident victims have to fight to get paid a fair settlement.  Here are a few tactics we’ve seen insurance companies take to make the process frustrating.  1. The Quick “Check In” Call.  It might seem like a friendly gesture to hear from the other driver’s insurance company so soon after your accident. Even the same day! The adjustor

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Factors that Increase a Car Accident Settlement

While many injury lawyers tend to highlight their big client settlement and jury verdict wins, the truth is that these amounts can vary. Wildly. Injury victims may walk away with a few hundred dollars or a few million. This is one reason why it’s difficult to craft a calculator or provide a simple online formula to give you an idea of how much your case is worth.  Even so, we can tell you that there are certain things that are likely to increase the value of your case and your chances of a higher settlement. In our post today, we’d

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Common Car Accident Injuries

Every year, roughly 3 million Americans are injured in automobile accidents. These injuries can range from mild to catastrophic. The severity of injuries depends on several factors such as speed, collision type, position of the vehicles at the time of impact, and if those involved were wearing their seatbelts.  Here are some of the more common injuries that can come from car accidents.  1. Whiplash. When your head is thrown forward and then jerked back suddenly, whiplash can result. This neck sprain can cause pain and stiffness in the neck. Often, the onset of whiplash is days after the incident.

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Common Insurance Disputes in an Injury Claim

If you want to drive in Washington State, car insurance is mandatory. Your insurance policy covers property damage and bodily harm in case of a collision. But if you’ve ever actually in a collision, you might have discovered that getting your insurance company to pay what’s fair isn’t always easy.  Today we want to cover some common insurance disputes that could arise when you file a claim.  Refusal to pay medical benefits  Your Personal Injury Protection coverage on your own auto insurance policy should cover your initial medical bills. If your insurance companies denies or delays coverage, this can be

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