Category Archives: Car Accident
What Happens If You Are In An Accident While Driving Someone Else’s Car?
Being in a car accident can be a nightmare, and it can be even more stressful if the car you were driving belonged to someone else. In such a situation, you might be wondering who will pay for any damages or injuries you suffered. Contact our Seattle car accident lawyers at Emerald Law Group… Read More »
Who Pays For My Medical Bills After A Car Accident In Washington?
If you have been in a car accident, one of your main concerns is likely how to pay for the medical bills associated with it. In Washington, there are certain rules and regulations that dictate who pays these bills. Understanding these regulations can be helpful if you find yourself in this situation. Consider contacting… Read More »
7 Signs You Need An Attorney After Your Car Accident
After being involved in a car accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. Whether you are dealing with physical or emotional injuries, medical bills, insurance claims, or other legal matters, it’s important to know when you should seek professional help from an experienced attorney. If you were involved in… Read More »
What To Do If You Were Hit On Your Motorcycle By A Driver Who Fled The Scene?
Getting hit by a car while riding your bike is a frightening and dangerous experience. Unfortunately, it’s made worse when the driver flees the scene of the accident. This situation can leave you feeling helpless and overwhelmed, but there are important steps that you should take in order to protect yourself and your legal… Read More »
Washington Appeals Court Upholds $2.4 Million Insurance Bad Faith Verdict
Auto insurance companies have a legal duty to represent their policyholders in good faith. This means that if an insured driver was responsible for causing an auto accident, the insurer must make a reasonable attempt to negotiate a settlement offer presented by the victims. In most cases this means settling for the limits of… Read More »
When Is An Insurance Company Liable For Noneconomic Damages Following A Car Accident?
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 »
Understanding The Role Of Distracted Driving In Car Accidents
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 »
What To Know About Common Injuries Related To Car Accidents And Your Legal Options
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 »
What To Know About Common Causes Of Car Crashes And Your Legal Rights
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 »
The Importance Of Getting Medical Treatment After A Car Accident
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 »