Accidents happen every day, but we don’t usually anticipate an accident resulting in someone we love losing their life. We are never fully prepared for the heartbreak. Understandably, we wouldn’t be prepared for the numerous expenses that follow, either. Recovering compensation through a wrongful death claim may be the best way to cover these expenses. […]
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Wrongful death cases are serious and very complex. Wrongful death can occur as a result of a car accident, an assault, a botched surgery, a dangerous drug, a defective or dangerous product, or a work-related accident. Most of the time, wrongful death involves some sort of negligence, which is a legal term for someone’s care […]
A couple of weeks ago, we reported the story of a bicyclist who was killed on East Marginal Way South when he was involved in a collision with a semi-truck. That accident caught the attention of Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. Now, he has proposed to commit $3.25 million to improving conditions for cyclists in the […]
College campuses are often brimming with bicycling students, especially in Washington State. Between bicyclists, pedestrians and cars, there is plenty of opportunity for accidents to occur. On Tuesday, a student at Western Washington University was hit by a car when riding his bicycle. That led Carol Berry, who is the program coordinator for the university’s […]
Pedestrians must exercise extreme caution when walking, especially in areas with heavy traffic, as was further emphasized yesterday afternoon in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood. A 69-year-old woman was hit by a Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by a 56-year-old man. She had been crossing “at or near the intersection” according to detectives. Not many details have been […]
An elderly couple is dead after a fatal bus crash that took place around 9:30 last night. Robert Rotta and Elizabeth Rotta were passengers in a Ford Escape that was struck by a Sound Transit bus. The driver of the Escape, Kendall Rotta, 51, is in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center. It has been […]
An accident in Seattle ended tragically this week when a bicyclist and semi truck collided on Wednesday. The man riding the bike was killed, despite CPR performances by bystanders and medics when they arrived. The incident occurred south of downtown, near a bike route that is very popular with bicyclist commuters. Investigations are still in […]
Drunk and reckless driving seems to have claimed yet another life. A young woman is dead after the vehicle she was riding in drove into two barriers on I-5 southbound in Seattle late last night. After the impact, the victim was thrown from the car and died. Investigations by troopers have concluded that she was […]
A 91-year-old woman was killed in Pennsylvania this morning when the small bus she was riding in was stuck by a freight train. According to the train’s engineer, the bus had been stopped in the crossing with what appeared to be no intention of moving. The train had no way to avoid hitting it, and […]
A woman in Dekalb County, Georgia is dead after a tire flew at and hit her minivan. A pick-up truck was driving north on I-85 when it’s tire popped off. It then flew over the median of the freeway and into the southbound lanes, where it finally landed in the minivan. The victim was driving […]
When our kids reach that magical age of sixteen, they will probably want to get their driver’s license. The thought of our babies out on the road, by themselves, controlling a hunk of metal that weighs thousands of pounds, can be downright terrifying. Last night, a car driven by a teenager ended up upside down […]
Fifteen teenagers have been killed in car crashes within the past three days. The first happened in Ohio on Sunday, when a five-passenger SUV carrying eight drove into a pond. Also on Sunday, an SUV with five teenagers ran a stop sign and collided with a gas tanker leaving no survivors in the vehicle. Finally, […]