When Is a Pedestrian at Fault in a Car Accident?

Categories: Car Accidents

Usually, the driver is responsible in a motor vehicle versus pedestrian crash – but that doesn’t apply to all cases. A pedestrian can be found at fault, especially if they were the cause of the accident or purposely stepped into oncoming traffic. Unfortunately, the law often sides with the pedestrian, which means anyone in a…

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What Is the Most Common Cause of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Categories: Brain Injury

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A brain injury can be caused by a variety of accidents, but one of the most common causes for a traumatic brain injury is a fall, according to the Mayo Clinic. A traumatic brain injury typically occurs after a jolt or violent strike to the head. Sometimes, these injuries may occur when an object penetrates…

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How to Prove Fault for a Wrongful Death Claim

Categories: Wrongful Death

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If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by someone else, you may qualify for what is known as a wrongful death claim. To sue for wrongful death, you must prove that the defendant caused the incident that led to your loved one’s death. Proving fault is not always straightforward, especially in…

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How Do I Sue a Hospital for Wrongful Death?

Categories: Wrongful Death

Woman Grieving

When a patient dies under the care of a hospital, and that death is due to medical malpractice or neglect, the surviving family of that patient may file a lawsuit to retrieve compensation. These claims are known as wrongful death claims, and they may be filed against the hospital, the provider who caused the death,…

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Can Both Parties Be at Fault in an Accident?

Categories: Car Accidents

Yes, both parties can be found at fault in a car accident. In the state of Washington, this is called a contributory fault. Under RCW 4.22.005, both parties may be found at fault for the incident, and one may still collect compensation for those injuries. When both are found at-fault, however, it is essential to…

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Can an Insurance Company Deny a Personal Injury Claim?

Categories: Personal Injury

Yes, an insurance company (whether your own or the other party’s insurance company) has the right to deny an insurance claim. However, they cannot dismiss claims simply because they don’t want to pay. Instead, they must have legal, justifiable reasons for doing so. When insurers unfairly deny claims or purposely delay a decision on a…

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Can a Brain Injury Increase the Risk of Depression?

Categories: Brain Injury

head and brain injury

After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), a person could have an increased risk of suffering depression. Some studies even suggest that TBIs increase that risk by two to five percent. Depression is just one of many symptoms that can occur following a TBI, and sometimes the depression remains long after the other symptoms have gone…

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How Does a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Work?

Categories: Wrongful Death

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Wrongful death lawsuits in the state of Washington work differently than in other states. One of the biggest differences is that the damages (compensation) are paid to the estate of the deceased, rather than directly to the claimants in the lawsuit. Furthermore, the state has special rules for what qualifies as a lawsuit, and how…

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