As a Seattle car crash attorney, I am constantly reminded about the inherent dangers of driving a car. There are so many factors that can put people on the road at risk, which is why an estimated 115 Americans die every day in fatal car crashes. It is something that I have personally worked to fight against both in the courtroom and through founding groups such as Teens Against Distracted Driving. Despite of these efforts, however, there is still a lot of work left to do to make our streets and highways safer.
Early last Sunday morning, a 27 year-old-man’s car crashed into a tree in North Seattle, and he was pronounced dead on the scene. There were two passengers and a dog in the vehicle as well, however they are alive and sustained no life-threatening injuries. The accident happened as the victim was driving north on 24th Ave. NE at 1:33 a.m. and was unable to manage a turn onto NE Northgate Way. His Acura Integra veered off the road and into a tree.
Accidents like these are always difficult to hear about, and our condolences go out to the family of the driver who lost his life in the crash. Driving late at night and into the early morning comes with added risk because visibility decreases. If you find yourself in a situation where you are driving late at night, like in the tragic accident above, please drive with added caution and alertness. It is always difficult to learn of lives lost in auto accidents. The last thing you want to worry about in these situations is legal issues. In an attempt to provide you with much deserved help and assistance, I have co-authored a book with attorney Patrick J. Kang which is a guide for families of Washington wrongful death victims. The book is called, “In Case of Death: Straight Talk on Washington Wrongful Death,” and is available at no charge to Washington residents by clicking on the preceding link.