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You may have heard of the term ‘pain and suffering’, but what does it actually mean in Washington?
If you have been a casualty of a personal injury accident, including a car accident, and the accident was the fault of someone else, you may be due compensation for any injuries you received. Besides compensation for your physical injuries, you may also be entitled to compensation for non-economic injuries, otherwise known as “pain and suffering,” caused by the accident. Although we have all heard the term “pain and suffering,” many people may not actually understand what injuries the pain and suffering calculation includes or even how they are calculated. Washington State’s Legal Definition of Pain and Suffering The State...[ Read More ]
Like any state, Washington has specific personal injury laws you should be aware of.
Whether you are pursuing an injury claim through a personal injury lawsuit in court or with an insurance company, you may be wondering about the process and whether the Washington state laws will affect your claim. Let’s have a look at some key personal injury laws in Washington state. Statute of Limitations for Injury Lawsuits The Statute of Limitations, which is applicable in each state, requires that you file your lawsuit in the state’s civil court system within a certain time limit.  You may be barred permanently from receiving any compensation for your injuries if you do not file your...[ Read More ]
An good car crash lawyer can help you after an car crash – even a minor one.
Is a lawyer necessary? This is a question many people ask themselves after any type of collision. Individuals may consider a legal representative unnecessary when injuries and damages are minor. There are those who believe there is no reason for a lawyer, and others who may not know that after a car crash they are entitled to a lawyer. However, when any type of collision occurs it is important to contact a professional for assistance, such as the team at Cunnane Law. Accidents are traumatic and unexpected, causing a situation that involves time, money and energy to deal with. To...[ Read More ]
Whiplash is a serious problem for car crash victims. Cunnane Law can help.
It can be downright maddening when someone intentionally leaves the scene of an accident to avoid facing the consequences. However, all is not lost if you have been in a hit and run accident. Cunnane Law in Edmonds, WA can help you recover costs related to your property damage as well as your physical injuries. Criminal Penalties for Hit and Run Accidents The three levels of penalties in the State of Washington for hit and run accidents are misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, and felony. If the car was parked or unattended at the time of a hit and run accident, Washington...[ Read More ]
Whiplash is a serious problem for car crash victims. Cunnane Law can help.
Whiplash is a very common personal injury claim which is widely misunderstood, with some believing it is simply a hypochondriac exaggeration, or an excuse to “cash in.” Others consider whiplash to be a mild, short period of soreness that is not worth complaining about. However, whiplash is, in actual fact, a genuine medical complication with differing degrees of severity. Suffering long-term effects of whiplash by car crash victims and other injured persons is not unusual. You may be surprised by this, but the medical reality becomes easier to accept once you understand whiplash from an anatomical, neuromuscular perspective. What is...[ Read More ]
Use an experienced car crash lawyer to fight for monetary damages.
After an auto accident you may find you have substantial losses and injuries, and in fact this accident could affect the rest of your life, though you may not immediately realize this. Even though the law can never compensate you fully for the losses and injuries you experience, the state of Washington does allow for certain monetary damages in a personal injury case. Contact an experienced car crash lawyer at Cunnane Law in Edmonds for a free, confidential consultation and case review. After a car accident the potential damages available to you may include: Medical expenses including prescriptions and medical...[ Read More ]
A successful claim starts the moment after a car accident. Here’s how it works.
Nobody ever wants to be in a car accident. It’s scary, painful, and expensive. But filing a successful insurance claim starts the moment after the accident. Here are some tips to help you deal with the insurance and financial aftermath of a car accident.  Call the Police The first thing you need to do, if you have been in an auto accident, is call the police. The surest way to remember all the details of the accident is to have the police record all the information in an accident report. When it comes to the facts of the accident, this...[ Read More ]
Some of the most beautiful areas of the Pacific Northwest are here in Washington State. The only snag is that in poor weather driving can be difficult, dangerous or even deadly. Getting to work, school or anywhere else can become far more dangerous in the rain, snow and on the icy roads. Unfortunately, not every driver drives safely, whatever the weather, and a driver speeding in rain, snow, or on icy roads may just be the cause of serious injuries or needless loss of life. At Cunnane Law we represent people who have been injured in auto accident cases, many...[ Read More ]
Careful! Do everything you can to prevent personal injuries, especially in the holiday season.
During this holiday season, whether you are traveling or staying home, it is really important to think about ways to keep you and your family safe and avoid personal injury accidents. There are many dangers that can suddenly happen, from car accidents and home fires to falling off ladders. Safety should be the number one consideration this holiday season, allowing everyone to be stress-free and safe, whatever we are doing. Below we have listed some of the preventable personal injuries that very often occur during the winter months. Dangers of Christmas Trees Many of us have wonderful memories of gathering...[ Read More ]
The holidays mean parties! But parties can mean problems. What does the law say about personal liability?
Let’s get real! We know people enjoy parties and love to host them. Of course consuming alcohol at parties does happen, and this is a cause for concern, particularly when partygoers take it too far and find themselves somewhat inebriated. If you are considering hosting a party this holiday season, we want you to be better informed of the laws in place in Washington. Laws on Hosting a Party in Washington In Washington there are three groups of alcohol providers. Private-party hosts, referred to as “social hosts”, licensed alcohol vendors, known as dram shops (bars, saloons, public houses, beer gardens,...[ Read More ]
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