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6/26/2011
Kasia Kim
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Seattle Woman Goes Back To Work After Being Blinded In Car Accident | Seattle Car Accident Attorney

A Seattle woman who was blinded after a plank from an unsecured load crashed into her windshield on I-405 has returned to her old job as a bartender.

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6/23/2011
Kasia Kim
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Washington State Trooper Injured in Motorcycle Crash | Seattle Bellevue Motorcycle Accident Attorney

King 5 News reported today that Washington State Patrol trooper Lance Ramsay was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Snohomish County on Tuesday.

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6/23/2011
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Ride your Bicycle on the Sidewalk or the Street? | Seattle Bellevue Lawyer

In a brochure published by the Bellevue Police Department and City of Bellevue, they indicate what bicyclists should know about riding bicycles on city streets.

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6/18/2011
Andrew Kim
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What to Do if You've Been Involved in a Boating Accident | Washington Boating Attorney

It's summertime! Which means spending time in your boat or watercraft. Be familiar with what to do and who to contact in the event of an accident or injuries.

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6/17/2011
Andrew Kim
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4 Common Bicycle/Car Crashes | Bellevue Accident Attorney

It's important to be familiar with the 4 most common bicycle/car accidents and what to do to prevent them so you can protect yourself and your children.

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4/28/2011
Kasia Kim
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Have a skeleton in your closet? | Washington Personal Injury Lawyer

If you don't share this type of information with your lawyer, you could seriously impact your case. The insurance company will be doing some digging.

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6/10/2009
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6/1/2009
Kasia Kim
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According to KIROTV.com a 29-year-old man crashed his motorcycle into an ambulance responding to a multi-vehicle accident on I-5 at 117th Avenue Northeast near the Nortgate Mall Monday morning.  Southbound lanes of I-5 were backed up about 7 miles and northbound lanes backed up about 1 mile.  Washington State Patrol reports that the motorcyclist was most likely looking at the southbound crash when he collied with the ambulance in the northbound lanes. 

The Andrew Kim Law Firm represents persons seriously injured in motorcycle accidents in Bellevue, Seattle, King County, and Washington State.  We are available for free initial consultation at 1-800-636-3676.



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5/17/2009
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Komonews.com reports two planes crashed at the Skagit Regional Airport in Burlington, Washington and all four people involved walked away from the collision without injuries!  Skagit County sheriff's deputies said the biplane came in for a landing on top of the Cessna, which had just landed a moment before.  The impact knocked the Cessna onto its side and the biplane flipped over after crashing into the Cessna.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the accident.

This information was provided by the personal injury lawyers at Andrew Kim Law Firm.  We represent people seriously injured in plane crashes and other motor vehicle accidents.  If you or someone you know has been injured from a negligent party, call us toll free at 1-800-636-3676 to discuss your potential case.



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5/17/2009
Andrew Kim
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What is collision coverage and should I purchase it?

Collision coverage is a type of voluntary coverage you can purchase which provides for the repair or replacement of your own vehicle after an accident, regardless of whether or not you are at fault.

This is different than property liability insurance coverage.  An innocent victim of an accident may present a claim for the property damage under his own collision coverage or under the negligent driver's property damage liability insurance coverage.  Your own collision coverage normally includes a deductible, whereas property damage liability insurance coverage does not.  In an automobile accident case, after a claim has been paid under your collision coverage, the insurance carrier who paid the claim may proceed against the property damage liability insurance carrier for the negligent driver to recover the amount paid out and refund you for your deductible. 

The Andrew Kim Law Firm represents people involved in a insurance coverage dispute and bad faith claims.  Call us at (425) 289-1990 in Bellevue and surrounding areas or toll free at 1-800-636-3676.



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5/16/2009
Andrew Kim
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According to the Washington State Patrol, a 51-year-old Quilcene man was hit by a car and killed when riding a bike on Highway 101, Komonews.com reports. 

The Washington State Patrol Trooper stated that the bicyclist entered the roadway in front of the car just outside Discovery Bay, WA.  The driver of the car did not receive a ticket for the bicycle accident but he was cited for driving with a suspended license.
This information was provided by the Andrew Kim Law Firm, a personal injury law firm with practice areas involving bicycle accidents and car crashes.  We provide prompt responses and investigate the scene of the accident to preserve critical evidence that may disappear later.  Call us at (425) 289-1990 in Seattle or Bellevue, or toll free at 1-800-636-3676 for an immediate consultation.




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5/14/2009
Kasia Kim
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CNN.com reported that Wal-Mart reached a settlement with the District Attorney’s Office in Long Island, NY and agreed to pay $2 million which includes $1.5 million for community programs in Nassau County, NY and $400,000 to compensate people who were injured in the "Black Friday" incident and repay out-of-pocket expenses.

The settlement was made in lieu of pursuing criminal charges in the death of 34-year-old man and Wal-Mart employee who was knocked over and trampled to death as 2000 shoppers ran into the store for the morning sales specials.  As a part of the settlement Wal-Mart agreed to a crowd-management plan at each of its 92 stores in NY and it will consider applying new safety measures.

The Washington State wrongful death statue allows the surviving spouse, child or parent to file a lawsuit on behalf of their deceased loved one.  Andrew Kim Law Firm, PLLC represents families of fatal accidents and wrongful death victims.  Please call for a free consultation at 1-800-636-3576 or visit www.wainjurylaw.com

 

 

 

 



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5/14/2009
Kasia Kim
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One woman is dead and a man and a girl were injured in a four car crash on River Road in Puyallup reports The Seattle Times.  The driver of a Mercedes was on Highway 167 when she lost control of her vehicle and crossed into lanes going the opposite direction.  The Mercedes collided with two oncoming vehicles and was ripped in two according to the The Washington State Patrol.  A 14 year old girl suffered several broken bones and a man is in critical but stable condition.

The Andrew Kim Law Firm, PLLC represents injured passengers as well as families of fatal accidents against the at fault driver and helps seek medical coverage from the driver's insurance company, and negotiates a settlement for the injured clients. Call an experienced personal injury attorney today if you've been injured in a car accident in Puyallup, Tacoma, Bellevue or anywhere in Washington state at 1-800-636-3676.



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5/14/2009
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A young Concrete man is under investigation for a driving under the influence  and vehicler homicide after killing a pregnant 22-year-old Sedro-Wooley woman reports The Seattle Times .  Just before 10:00 pm on Highway 20 near Sedro-Wooley a car that caused the crash ran a red light, hit the victim’s car on the driver’s side and pushed it across the intersection and into a ditch.

Drunk driving is a cause of many motor vehicle accidentsThe Washington State Court System posted in its 2008 Annual Report that over 40,000 DUI charges were filed in WA State in the past year.

This represents a decrease in over 5% of the total number of DUI charges in Washington from 2007.  Over 17,000 people were convicted of DUI in Washington in 2008.  Over 18,000 people in Washington were able to resolve their DUI case by way of a reduction to a lesser offense (Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving).  And over 8,500 people in 2008 entered into a deferred prosecution as a result of their Washington DUI.

In addition to criminal charges, the family of the deceased may recover damages in a wrongful death civil suit. Washington State's wrongful death statue allows the surviving spouse, child or parent to file a lawsuit on behalf of their deceased loved one.

The Washington car accident attorney at Andrew Kim Law Firm  aggressively pursues claims against drunk drivers when someone was injured as a result of a car accident as well as families of fatal accidents and wrongful death victims. Call us toll free at 1-800-636-3676 for information about your legal rights and how to present your injury claim against drunk drivers.



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5/11/2009
Andrew Kim
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A single car crash on Southwest Seventh Street in Renton, Washington occurred at 12:22 am May 10, 2009 this Sunday morning.  The 18-year-old driver and his two passengers were traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway crossed over the sidewalk and hit a tree.  All three were critically injured and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The Andrew Kim Law Firm, PLLC represents injured passengers against the at fault driver and helps seek medical coverage from the driver's insurance company, and negotiates a settlement for the injured clients.  Call an experienced personal injury attorney today if you've been injured in a car accident in Renton, Seattle, Bellevue or anywhere in Washington state. 

Our toll free number is 1-800-636-3676.



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5/11/2009
Andrew Kim
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A pickup truck driven by a 21 year old traveling northbound on 108th Avenue SE near South 190th Street in Renton, Washington crossed the center line into the southbound lanes and crashed into two vehicles.  The first collision killed an unidentified 56 year old woman who was a passenger in the vehicle.   The pickup then struck a second vehicle before stopping in the northbound lanes.

All three drivers were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  The pickup truck driver was arrested and taken into custody for investigation of vehicular assault and vehicular homicide.


The Andrew Kim Law Firm, PLLC represents injured persons in car crashes, truck accidents, and all other motor vehicle collisions.  Call us at (425) 289-1990 in Bellevue and surrounding areas and (253) 682-2000 in Tacoma and Pierce County.



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5/10/2009
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A 29 year old man was hit by a car at about 10:10 pm after getting off a Metro bus and trying to cross 9th Avenue SW at an unmarked intersection near SW Elmgrove Street in the Highland Park area of Seattle.  He was critically injured and taken to Harborview Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

The 51 year old driver of the Chrysler Lebaron that struck the pedestrian was traveling north on 9th Avenue SW.  According to the police, the driver showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  He was also taken to Harborview for a blood draw for further investigation of DUI.

This is case where liability will be disputed by the car driver's insurance since the pedestrian was walking in an unmarked crosswalk at night.  However, the car driver was most likely driving under the influence impairing his vision, reaction time, and ability to drive.  It's important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to investigate the facts of the car accident as soon as possible.

At the Andrew Kim Law Firm, we provide prompt responses and investigate the scene of the accident to preserve critical evidence that may disappear later.  Call us at (425) 289-1990 in Seattle or Bellevue, or toll free at 1-800-636-3676 for an immediate consultation.



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5/10/2009
Andrew Kim
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What started out as a nice boating trip for an extended family of 14 people who left from Apollo Beach, Florida on a 33 foot Sea Ray to anchor in three feet of water off Pine Key Island (also know as Beer Can Island) ended in an explosion in the rear portion of the boat.

Eleven people on board were injured, including the six who were seriously injured and flown by helicopter to Tampa General Hospital.  Five other children were treated for smoke inhalation and released from the hospital.  Three others were wading near the boat at the time of the explosion and were apparently not injured.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.  The boat's twin engines were not operating at the time, although a gasoline generator was.  The boat burned to the water line and was owned by George Meyer, who was on the boat.


The Andrew Kim Law Firm, PLLC represents those injured as a result of negligent maintenance and operation of a boat or water vessel.  Call us at 1-800-636-3676 for a free initial consultation.



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5/10/2009
Andrew Kim
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Kelly Leroy York, of Buena, Yakima County pleaded guilty in Yakima County Superior Court to all charges including fatality hit-and-run, vehicular homicide and vehicular assault in from a fatal car crash last Thanksgiving near Toppenish, Washington.

The car accident killed 37 year old Rose Magana of El Mirage, Arizona and injured five other people.  As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors agreed to recommend a sentence of 10 years.  The sentencing date was set for May 13, 2009.


The Andrew Kim Law Firm, PLLC represents injured persons from car accidents including cases involving drunk drivers and hit and run drivers.  If you would like to discuss your case with an experienced Bellevue personal injury attorney, call us toll free at 1-800-636-3676.



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5/10/2009
Andrew Kim
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A bus load of people from Colton, California were returning home on a tour bus from a festival in San Diego, when the bus crashed into a wall on Interstate 215.  All 25 passengers were injured from the bus accident with eight of those critically injured.

The California Highway Patrol was investigating the cause of the crash.  The tour bus was owned by Inland Empire Stages. The company said the driver was released from a hospital, but gave no further details.

This information was provided by the Andrew Kim Law Firm, PLLC with offices in Bellevue and Tacoma to better serve your personal injury needs.  Call us at 1-800-636-3676 if you've been injured in a bus accident and need some guidance and legal advice.



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5/4/2009
Andrew Kim
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22-year-old Jace Delgado of Battle Ground, Washington crashed his car into the rear of a school bus on state Highway 503 in Brush Prairie, Washington.  The bus driver Nina Millard also of Battle Ground was heading northbound near NE 149th Street when she stopped at a railroad crossing.  

Delgado was following an SUV north on Highway 503 also behind the school bus.  The SUV driver changed lanes but Delgado was unable to stop in time and ended up underneath the back of the bus.  He suffered back pain and was taken by ambulance to Southwest Washington Medical Center where he was treated and released.  The bus driver was not injured according to the report.

Oftentimes, a driver in an accident may not experience immediate pain at the scene and will tell the investigating officer that she feels "fine" and so the police report indicates the driver was not injured.  Insurance companies will try use this against you but as long as you see a medical professional as soon after the car accident as possible, you will have a better argument to make your case.

For additional information, call a Bellevue, Seattle, Tacoma, Washington bus accident injury attorney at the
Andrew Kim Law Firm at 1-800-636-3676.



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5/4/2009
Andrew Kim
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The driver a 2002 International semi-truck, Johnny Harris, was heading westbound on Interstate 82 near milepost 36 near Yakima, Washington when a tire came off its rim causing the truck to hit the guardrail then veer across the median and into one of the eastbound lanes.

There was no contact with any other vehicles, however, gravel was scattered onto the westbound lanes of I-82 which caused 27 year old motorcycle rider Daniel Reich, 27, of Granger to lose control of his 2007 Suzuki motorcycle and crash.  He was taken to Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center for his injuries where he was treated and released.  Investigators blamed the crash on the defective tire.


The question in this case is whether the tire manufacturer was responsible for a defective tire or whether the trucking company was at fault for not properly maintaining the tire, or whether the semi-truck driver was an independent contractor or not which would make him responsible as well. 

The Andrew Kim Law Firm investigates semi-truck accidents for those injured as a result of the truck driver and/or trucking company's negligence.  Call us toll free for an immediate consultation at 1-800-636-3676.



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5/3/2009
Andrew Kim
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A bicyclist was struck by a silver pickup at 8:54 p.m. on Friday May 2, 2009 in north Spokane, Washington at the corner of Post Street and Cora Avenue.

The pickup left the scene of the hit and run accident. The bicyclist sustained broken bones in the truck crash and was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  The Spokane Police is asking anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.


This information was provided by the Andrew Kim Law Firm, a personal injury law firm with practice areas involving bicycle accidents, car crashes, and truck accidents.  Call us at 1-800-636-3676 to speak with an experienced Washington accident attorney.



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4/27/2009
Andrew Kim
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Another case of drinking and driving in Yakima, eastern Washington ending in a serious injury rollover car accident. 

According to the Washington State Patrol, a 39 year old Rhonda Ruhland from Yakima was seriously injured in the early morning hours around 12:26 am when she was speeding eastbound on Maple Way, left the roadway, and overturned.  She was not wearing her seat belt.

Ruhland was transported to Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center, where she is listed in critical condition.  This woman is lucky to be alive and lucky that she didn't harm or kill someone else driving down the roadway.

Call the Andrew Kim Law Firm if you've been injured by a drunk DUI driver.  We will pursue the responsible person and if necessary the bar or tavern that may have over-served the intoxicated driver.  Call us toll free at 1-800-636-3676 for a free initial consultation.

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4/25/2009
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Two Sunnyside, Washington residents were injured in a one car rollover accident in Yakima, Washington.  The Washington State Patrol has stated that alcohol or drugs may have contributed to the car crash.  20 year old Ricardo Chavez Jr. was driving westbound on Factory Road at around 10:30 p.m. when his car left the road, rolled and hit a power pole near Ray Road.
 

Neither Chavez nor his 15 year old passenger, Janet S. Castillo, were wearing a seat belt and were injured.  They were taken to Sunnyside Community Hospital where Castillo was treated and released but Chavez was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with more serious injuries and was admitted into the intensive care unit.  Chavez was likely be investigated for DUI with a blood draw at the hospital.


The Andrew Kim Law Firm aggressively pursues injury claims against drivers who have been drinking and driving whether charged with DUI or not.  If you've been injured by a drunk driver, please call us for a free consultation at 1-800-636-3676.



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