At Premier Law Group, we believe that having the right information will help you make an informed decision when pursuing your claim. As an experienced Seattle law firm, we know that after you have had your rights violated, whether it be a personal injury resulting from a car accident to having issues with your employer, the choices you make can have an affect on the outcome of your case.
Before contacting an accident attorney, take a moment to look over some of the most common questions asked by clients. These questions may address some of your initial worries and give you an idea of the immediate action you should take. The field of injury law has a wide variety of practice areas from bicycle accidents to wrongful death, which means that not all of your questions could possibly be answered here.
We understand that your time is valuable and may be of the essence. If you don’t find the answers you are seeking or want specific questions answered, you can contact us at any time by calling 206-981-3184.
I was recently in a car accident and I hit my head, I went to the doctor and they said I have a minor head injury. Should I be worried about this?
Yes. A person suffering from a minor brain injury can still have cognitive difficulties, personality changes, memory problems, etc. just like a person suffering from a serious traumatic brain injury. In some cases the minor TBI may be more difficult to cope with because it is much harder to recognize that you even have an […]
Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents I was hit while in a crosswalk by a driver that wasn’t paying attention when they were trying to turn right. What should I be able to expect my settlement to cover? My daughter hit a pedestrian that was crossing the road outside of a crosswalk. Can the pedestrian still sue […]
Yes and you can be given a ticket for jaywalking (which is $56 in the City of Seattle) for doing so. Vehicles trying to turn need to have enough time to clear the intersection before the light changes and if pedestrians were allowed to continue entering the crosswalk a motorist could get stuck in the […]
While riding my bike through the city it there is a lot of traffic and I want to get home quickly can I ride on the sidewalk?
The quick answer is yes, you can ride on the sidewalk. However, riding on the sidewalk can be dangerous and potentially be just as slow as the road depending on amount of pedestrian traffic. If you do ride on the sidewalk you must remember that you have to yield the right of way to pedestrians […]
Cyclists cannot ride anymore than two-abreast when riding together unless they are in a designated bike area that is large enough to allow more than two riders. Cyclists have to follow many of the same rules that drivers do when they are riding on the road. Read about Washington State bicycle laws here.
I live in Seattle and recently decided to try riding my bike to work. Are there helmet laws in Seattle? What about Washington State?
Currently there is not a state law that requires bike riders to wear a helmet, but many cities and counties do have laws enforcing a helmet law. In King County (that does include the City of Seattle) the ticket cost for riding without a helmet is $81. A few of the other cities and counties […]
My daughter hit a pedestrian that was crossing the road outside of a crosswalk. Can the pedestrian still sue even if they were partially at fault?
The answer to this question is complicated by the determining of fault and the amount of damage done. If say, your daughter was sending a text message and not paying attention to the road at the time that she hit the pedestrian, her level of negligence would be much higher than that of the pedestrian, […]
I was hit while in a crosswalk by a driver that wasn’t paying attention when they were trying to turn right. What should I be able to expect my settlement to cover?
There is no set amount that a pedestrian is guaranteed to get in any situation. However, you can generally expect that your settlement will at least cover medical bills. It could also cover lost income, future lost income and lost benefits; it will also typically include an amount that is meant to cover the […]
What are the most common types of injuries in a motorcycle accident? Why do I need an attorney if I have been in a motorcycle accident? How likely is death after a serious motorcycle accident? What should I look for in a motorcycle accident attorney? What happens if the rider or passenger die in the […]
What kind of future problems can I expect from the recent traumatic brain injury suffered by my young child? If my child was injured in an accident will they have to go to court? Is it possible for a child to be partially negligent for injuries sustained in an accident? Is it difficult to diagnose […]