Every day law enforcement officials put themselves in the path of danger to protect other members of their communities. In Washington, law enforcement officials take on a diverse range of responsibilities and one of those tasks it to ensure that local roads and highways are kept safe from dangerous and irresponsible drivers. Not long ago, though, one state patrol trooper was injured when a drunk driver slammed into his cruiser.
Much to drivers' frustrations, speed limits throughout Washington State can vary greatly. While a driver can operate their vehicle relatively fast on highways and interstates, they must reign in their speeds when they are driving on local roads and streets. When drivers fail to take into account their surroundings and the other people they may encounter therein, damaging and sometimes fatal accidents can occur.
Anyone can develop a sore neck from time to time. Washington residents may find that if they sleep a certain way, or spend too much time in front of their computers that they start to have pain and tenderness in the muscles of their neck and upper back. These injuries can be painful but often resolve themselves over time. Victims of vehicle accidents, however, can suffer serious and debilitating neck injuries when their cars are hit by negligent drivers.
The day after Christmas a serious two-vehicle accident happened in West Seattle. The incident occurred on Sylvan Way Southwest in the morning. A car driven by a 33-year-old woman crossed the center line of the road and collided head-on with a pick-up truck traveling in the opposite direction. The driver of the car and her passenger suffered serious injuries, and the victim in the truck suffered non-life threatening injuries.
It is the time of year when families all across Washington begin to pack their suitcases to visit their distant relatives and friends. While some may travel to local airports to fly to their final destinations, others will load up their vehicles and take on holiday traffic on the roads. For those traveling by car, awareness and safety should be important considerations to avoid deadly collisions.
Every car accident has the potential to inflict serious and grievous injuries upon its victims. While some may escape their ordeals with only minor harm, others may be affected by car accident injuries for the rest of their lives. One of the most serious injuries that a Washington resident may suffer in a vehicle collision is a spinal cord injury.
Vehicles have changed a lot over the last few decades. Since their introduction to the consumer world, cars have become safer and more secure for those who choose to drive them and ride in them. Features like anti-lock brakes, seatbelts and airbags are just a few of the standard features that Washington residents may find in their new automobiles.
It takes only a moment for a car accident to occur. In the time it takes for a driver to check their text messages, change their radio station or turn around to talk to their passengers a life-altering collision could happen with another vehicle on the road. When distracted driving accidents happen, Washington residents deserve strong representation for the recovery of their losses.
Traffic in Washington's metropolitan areas can be terrible. A single accident or area of road construction can cripple the daily commute of drivers who simply want to get to or home from work. Recently, a five-vehicle accident caused major problems for drivers in the area of Seattle's Aurora Bridge.
Even the safest Washington drivers can be involved in dangerous car accidents when they encounter hazardous motorists on the roads. Defensive driving can only do so much when a distracted driver rear-ends their victim's car in heavy traffic or when a drunk driver runs a red light and collides with a vehicle that is properly in an intersection. This post will touch on some of the causes of car accidents that may form the legal bases for personal injury lawsuits initiated by accident victims