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If you’ve been bitten or attacked by a dog, you may be wondering if you have a legal claim against the dog’s owner. The answer is yes in many cases, but every case is different. A personal injury attorney with experience prosecuting dog bite lawsuits is best equipped to evaluate a potential claim.
In Washington State, most drivers are required to carry insurance. Failure to have proof of insurance could result in a fine of $450 or more. However – 16 percent of Washington drivers are uninsured. If you are uninsured, we highly recommend that you purchased insurance in the future, both to comply with the law and to protect yourself and your family in an accident.
Federal Way, Wash. – May 5, 2014 – Personal injury attorneys at Park Chenaur & Associates, P.S. today announced that they have agreed to a $350,000 settlement with Scottsdale Insurance Co., the insurer for Rainier Dispatch, after one of its drivers allegedly failed to put his taxi in park while helping an elderly woman into the cab, then allowed her to fall, resulting in serious injuries.
As part of a personal injury claim, you may be asked to submit to a medical examination. You are probably dreading the prospect of being examined by an unknown physician or chiropractor. That is totally normal. At the same time, submitting to an exam can be necessary to move your case forward. It is therefore important to understand the purpose of these exams and what you can do to best prepare.
Pedestrians are far more vulnerable to serious injury in accidents than vehicle drivers, passengers or cyclists. When walking or jogging, you have to worry about bicyclers, skateboarders, other pedestrians and all the vehicles on the roads. And if you have a child with you in a jogging stroller, pram or alongside – or have your dog along – that’s even more to be mindful of.
Tacoma’s roads can be congested and dangerous with all the texting, distracted and aggressive drivers. Combine that with wet weather and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. If you’ve been seriously injured, there are some steps you can take from the moment metal meets metal to protect your rights and give you the best chance of winning your Tacoma car accident case.
We all know the inherent dangers of walking on the roads. We also know that there are affirmative steps that you can, and absolutely should, take to protect yourself. Walk on sidewalks where possible, observe crossing signals, cross only in marked crosswalks where feasible, wear bright clothing to stay visible, and most importantly, always remain alert.