When Is a Pedestrian at Fault in a Car Accident?

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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Can Both Parties Be at Fault in an Accident?

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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How Long after a Car Accident Can You Claim an Injury?

Car Accidents

The time you take to report a car accident injury can affect your settlement. Ideally, you should report the incident to your auto insurance company within 24 hours, and you should file a claim with the other party’s insurance in under 72 hours. In addition to car accident claims through insurance companies, you also should…

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When Do You Hire a Car Accident Attorney?

Car Accidents
Mount Vernon Auto Accident Injuries

Anyone involved in a motor vehicle crash that resulted in serious injuries needs an attorney. However, after a serious accident, you may wonder how quickly you should contact one, or if you could settle the case yourself by negotiating with the insurance company. If you are thinking of waiting or you think that you can…

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Understanding Liability, Responsibility, and Compensation in Car Accidents

Car Accidents
Everett Car Accidents

In a car accident claim, various terms get tossed around. Two terms that are commonly misunderstood are “liability” and “responsibility.” While the meanings are similar, in the legal realm, these terms can vary quite significantly, especially when it comes to a personal injury claim. Likewise, these terms dictate which party pays compensation to the victim….

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Washington State Settlements for Car Accident Victims

Bicycle Accidents

Marathoner Suffering Fractured Leg After Collision With Car Leads to $490,000 Settlement Settlement Amount: $490,000 Broken Bones Pedestrian Accidents Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner attorney Dean Brett’s client Armando was an Elite Master’s runner who trained 5 to 20 miles a day, 6 days a week, and averaging 75 miles a week. He ran the…

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