Personal Injury Advice, Opinions, and Support for the Washington Injury Victim
You received notice that your insurance company has denied your claim. You spoke with a representative and are unsatisfied with the result. Now what?
Starting on Sunday, commuters will see a 2.5% increase on tolls for crossing the 520 bridge. That equates to $.10 during rush hour and $.03 during the evening.
Troopers responded to a serious crash on I-5 this morning to find a driver had been driving on the freeway in the wrong direction. He was critically injured.
One year after Nickerson Street in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood went on a $241,000 "road diet," traffic collisions have been reduced by 23 percent.
It's hard to imagine, but in the time it takes to send/receive a text message while driving, you may travel the same distance as the length of a football field.
Around 7:00pm on Tuesday, a driver hit a bicyclist in the 3400 block of 112th Street in Lakewood and drove away, leaving the bicyclist with a fractured leg.
If you are traveling south on I-5 tonight between Stewart Street and James Street, be aware of road closures and delays. Lanes will be closed between 12am-5am.
Mark your calendars for Interstate 90 closures starting Thursday and lasting until Sunday afternoon in preparation for the Blue Angels and Seafair festivities.
I-5 will be down to 1 lane between Burlington and Bellingham until Friday. Delays are expected to be an hour or more with midday travel being the worst
Olympic Drive overpass is expected to be completely replaced in March 2012. The two month project will reduce traffice to one lane in each direction.
Mild TBI is often overlooked by family and doctors for its subtle and common symptoms. Medical scans usually come back normal, making mild TBI hard to detect
For Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, there are many causes with no cures. The only way to protect yourself is to know its causes and how to prevenent them.
An injury to the brain is not as simple as a broken bone or torn ligament. Because our brain controls our personality and basic functions, its injury is serious
Memorial Day commuters sat in traffic going westbound on Interstate 90 for more than 90 minutes in 20 mile back-up.
If you or someone you know has experienced serious brain trauma and are experiencing any of these symptoms, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Do you have a case you wish to associate with or refer to Andrew Kim Law Firm? We regularly receive referrals and requests to associate with other attorneys
Pregnant? Think seat belt use could harm your unborn child? Doctors recommend pregnant women to use seat belts to protect themselves and their unborn child.
Be wary of overly chatty insurance adjustors, as they're trying to get you to open up and stop thinking about what you're telling them.
Many settlement calculators online were created by insurance companies. They're part of a campaign to decrease the amount of money they pay for injury claims.
Please be aware!
We are seeing more and more cases where the insurance companies and insurance defense lawyers are searching social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube for photos and blogs about what the clients are doing while they are claiming to be injured. The courts are ordering injured plaintiffs to produce their Facebook pages to the insurance company lawyers.
Initially people were careful about what photos they posted online and who had access to them but these days everybody is more willing to post just about anything. Your friends may have photos of you, that can be searched by your name, tagged on their pages. Your own privacy settings cannot protect you entirely.
Here is what you can do to protect yourself and your possible injury claim:
1) Make sure there is nothing you would not want your mother or the insurance company lawyer to see.
2) Search your name to see that what comes up is acceptable. Make whatever adjustments are necessary.
3) Check your privacy settings.
4) Don't answer emails or requests from people you don't know (keep in mind that because of the lawsuit process, the opposing legal team knows a lot about you and could send you an email that might make you think you know each other).
If you are not sure if your pages are acceptable, speak to your personal injury lawyer about it now. The Andrew Kim Law Firm represents injured persons from car, motorcycle, bicycle and truck accidents. If you would like to discuss your case with an experienced Bellevue personal injury attorney, call us and 425-289-1990 or toll free at 1-800-636-3676.
According to WSP media release there will be approximately 75 extra troopers patrolling the roadways during the Memorial Day Weekend from Friday, May 22nd to Monday, May 25th. They will be looking for:
1) drivers who are speeding
2) drivers who are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)
3) drivers who fail to buckle up
4) vehicles carrying unsecured loads
5) aggressive and negligent drivers (WSP will use an aircraft to help with that)
The WSP also asks that motorists be aware of increased number of motorcycle riders this weekend!
The Seattle, Bellevue, Washington attorney at Andrew Kim Law Firm represents people injured in car accidents whether through negligent or reckless driving of the other driver. Call us for a free initial consultation at 425-289-2990 or 1-800-636-3676.
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represents injured persons from car, motorcycle, bicycle and truck accidents. If you would like to discuss your case with an experienced Bellevue personal injury attorney, call us and 425-289-1990 or toll free at 1-800-636-3676.
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.
The Governors Highway Safety Association lists five reasons for not speeding.
- Slowing down increases your chances for surviving the crash.Save money
- Speeding reduces fuel efficiency. The Department of Energy
estimates that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph, you most likely pay $0.20 more per gallon.Save the Earth
- More gas consumed translates into more CO2
in the atmosphere. The faster you go the more fuel you consume. Save yourself a ticket
- Obey the speed limit or you will pay the fine. Save your license
- Each speeding ticket can increase points on your driving record. You may lose your license in the process and increase your insurance premiums.
The Andrew Kim Law Firm
represents injured persons from car, motorcycle, bicycle and truck accidents. If you would like to discuss your case with an experienced Bellevue
personal injury attorney, call us and 425-289-1990 or toll free at 1-800-636-3676.
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