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When Is An Insurance Company Liable For Noneconomic Damages Following A Car Accident?

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In personal injury lawsuits, a plaintiff may seek both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages refer to quantifiable or “out of pocket” losses arising from a negligent act. For example, if you are injured in a car accident, your economic damages would include your medical bills and any lost wages due to time missed… Read More »

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Understanding The Role Of Distracted Driving In Car Accidents

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Car accidents are often the result of negligence–i.e., a driver violating their duty to operate their vehicle in a safe and legal manner. If someone is injured in a car accident caused by negligence, they have the right to sue and hold the reckless driver legally accountable. This is true even in cases where… Read More »

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What To Know About Common Injuries Related To Car Accidents And Your Legal Options

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Thousands of car accidents happen in the Seattle area each year. When they do, serious injuries can occur. When you or someone you love are injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you have a right to know what happened, why, and how to recover in a lawsuit. The Seattle car… Read More »

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What To Know About Common Causes Of Car Crashes And Your Legal Rights

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Car accidents are an all-too-common occurrence in the Seattle, Washington area. Sadly, statistics show an increase in accidents since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with 2021 being the deadliest year on record in Seattle since 2006. 2021 saw 540 fatal car crashes and another 2,411 serious auto accidents causing injury. Tragically, 118 of the fatal… Read More »

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The Importance Of Getting Medical Treatment After A Car Accident

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After a car accident, the initial shock makes it hard to pull thoughts together and focus on what to do next. Victims of a car accident are often hurt, disoriented, and upset over what’s happened. In some cases, a person can become more wrapped up in the damage to their vehicle than their own… Read More »

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Understanding Distracted Driving Risks And Legal Rights After An Accident

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Now more than ever, distracted driving is a shockingly common safety risk on the Seattle area’s roads and highways. The widespread use of cell phones and smartphones has contributed significantly to the rise in distracted driving crashes, but there are a number of other ways drivers can engage in distracted driving – sometimes without… Read More »

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DUI Injury Attorneys

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At Emerald Law Group, we are DUI injury attorneys. When we talk about DUI injuries, we are often referring to injuries caused when a drunk driver hits our client. But it can also refer to a situation in which our client was a passenger in a car driven by a drunk driver that causes… Read More »

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My Own Car Accident Claim – Part 3

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I was in an accident back in May in which I was rear-ended by an uninsured driver. Luckily, my own policy has Uninsured Motorist Coverage which allows me to seek compensation through my own insurance company. My insurer also paid for the damage to my vehicle, though I had to pay a deductible for… Read More »

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Low speed impact and soft tissue injuries: an attorney’s perspective

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Back in May I was involved in an accident that an insurance company would undoubtedly call a low-speed impact, though it felt anything but low speed from my perspective in the driver’s seat. An uninsured driver – an elderly man driving an older model car – crashed into my fairly new car. My car’s… Read More »

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Distracted Driving

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Deaths from distracted driving have been on the rise nationwide and in Washington state. In the U.S., distracted driving caused 3,477 traffic deaths in 2015, a 9 percent increase from the year before, and “a deadly epidemic,” according to the National Safety Council (NSC). In Washington. distracted-driving deaths jumped from 130 in 2014 to… Read More »

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