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Spring means warmer weather, more time outdoors, and sometimes, more painful personal injuries.
Due to the weather conditions and the types of activities that people engage in, each season has a different type of personal injury accident that is most common to that season. People frequently engage in more outside activities as the Seattle area weather warms up in the spring. During the spring season, some of the most prevalent causes or types of personal injury accidents are listed below. Automobile Accidents As people resume long-distance travel in the spring, the number of motor vehicle accidents tends to rise. Motor vehicle collisions can result in a wide range of injuries, including fractured bones,...[ Read More ]
Pedestrian accidents are shockingly common in Washington. Contact a personal injury lawyer immediately.
Thousands of pedestrians are critically injured or killed every year when they are struck by a vehicle. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in an automobile accident. If you or a loved one is hurt in a pedestrian accident in Washington, it can affect almost every part of your life – and the lives of your loved ones. That is why you should speak with a competent and experienced pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible. To get started on your claim, call the offices of Cunnane Law now. After a Pedestrian Accident,...[ Read More ]
Look out! Distracted driving accidents are common and dangerous.
It’s unsurprising that in an age where we have apps, email, the Internet, and Smartphones at our fingertips, we’ve become accustomed to multitasking and staying connected at all hours of the day. Even with this access, though, there is one area where we must disconnect and that’s behind the wheel. Distracted driving, which includes mobile phone use, is exceedingly dangerous, frequently resulting in serious injury or death not only to the distracted drivers, but also those around them. If you’re in the Seattle area and you’ve been harmed in a distracted driving accident, it’s imperative that you take the necessary...[ Read More ]
Buckle up! Not wearing a seat belt is dangerous, and can also affect your car accident claim.
Seat belts are well known for saving lives. Many people are unaware that whether or not a driver or passenger was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident can have an impact on the outcome of an accident claim. Even if the accident was not your fault, if you were not wearing your seatbelt at the time of the crash, you may have difficulty getting compensation. Cunnane Law, a personal injury law firm in Washington, wants to help you understand how not wearing a seatbelt can affect your accident claim. You can also contact us for a free...[ Read More ]
Insurance adjusters are trained to appear friendly, but remember, they aren’t on your side.
An insurance company pays a claims adjuster to evaluate claims and establish the insurer’s potential obligation. You should never trust that an insurance adjuster is on your side, even if they appear kind and really concerned about your health and well-being. The adjuster will, in most circumstances, be deliberately working against you. Insurance adjusters are taught to engage in informal conversations with victims in order to elicit adverse information about their cases. Remember that they work for the insurance company, and their primary purpose is to save money for the company by paying you as little as possible. You must...[ Read More ]
Don’t make a painful situation worse. Avoid these mistakes in your personal injury case.
A fact of the law is that every case is unique. Each personal injury case has its advantages and disadvantages. However, some of the shortcomings can be avoided. At Cunnane Law in Edmonds, WA, we see clients make mistakes all the time and that’s perfectly fine. Nobody can claim to be faultless. However, many blunders may be avoided if people just understand how the law works and the ramifications of their own actions (or lack of action). We believe that by knowing some of these pitfalls, personal injury claimants will be able to avoid them and strengthen their claims, allowing...[ Read More ]
Do what you can to stay safe from car accidents and lessen the risks of driving.
Car accidents in Edmonds, Washington happen all the time, and they can leave drivers and passengers with serious, sometimes life-threatening injuries. While other drivers' carelessness is frequently to blame, there are steps you should take to lessen your risks. Cunnane Law recommends the following New Year's resolutions for 2022 that will assist you and your passengers stay safe. Reducing Your Odds of Car Accident Injuries in Edmonds Even a relatively minor collision can result in medical bills in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, while a more serious collision might result in permanent disabilities. Make it a point to follow...[ Read More ]
Don’t let anything ruin your holiday season! Watch out for these weird holiday injuries.
It's not only about decorating the halls, trimming the tree, and exchanging gifts during the Christmas season. It's also a time when, no matter how much joy is spread, serious injuries can still occur. The weirdness of the causes of these vacation injuries is what jumps out the most. While these injuries may not be as dramatic as Santa being injured while falling down the chimney or elves filing workers' compensation claims after being injured while constructing toys, some of the real-life incidents that have been reported are equally as bizarre. Christmas Lights: Cheerful, Bright, and... Dangerous? Hundreds of individuals...[ Read More ]
We wish all of you in Edmonds, Seattle, and beyond a Happy Thanksgiving.
At this time of year, you may have a lot to be thankful for. Even if you have suffered a severe loss or other hardship this year, you can find comfort in giving thanks for what you do have and what you can expect in the following year. Cunnane Law of Edmonds’ personal injury lawyers would like to wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday and share with you the following list of five things for which we believe we may all be thankful this holiday: 1. Spending Thanksgiving with family and friends in a safe environment. Many factors...[ Read More ]
It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s Seattle in fall and winter. Stay safe!
Fall and winter are wonderful seasons in Edmonds and the surrounding Seattle area. However, the wet and cold weather can sometimes lead to hazards and potential injuries. To help keep you safe this fall and winter, the personal injury experts at Cunnane Law want to share some helpful tips. Be Prepared for Snow Yes, it does snow in Seattle! While the snow is unlikely to linger around for long, it does make the roadways much more dangerous. That’s why the Washington State Department of Transportation urges everyone to prepare ahead of time by packing your car with everything you’ll need...[ Read More ]
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