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Car Accident

Car Accident DUI October 20, 2020

DUI Injury Attorneys

At Emerald Law Group, we are DUI injury attorneys. When we talk about DUI injuries, we are often referring to injuries caused when a drunk driver hits our client. But it can also refer to a situation in which our client was a passenger in a car driven by a drunk driver that causes an […]

fender bender

Car Accident December 15, 2017

My Own Car Accident Claim – Part 3

I was in an accident back in May in which I was rear-ended by an uninsured driver. Luckily, my own policy has Uninsured Motorist Coverage which allows me to seek compensation through my own insurance company. My insurer also paid for the damage to my vehicle, though I had to pay a deductible for the […]

soft tissue injury

Car Accident December 6, 2017

Low speed impact and soft tissue injuries: an attorney’s perspective

Back in May I was involved in an accident that an insurance company would undoubtedly call a low-speed impact, though it felt anything but low speed from my perspective in the driver’s seat. An uninsured driver – an elderly man driving an older model car – crashed into my fairly new car. My car’s bumper […]

Distracted Driving

Deaths from distracted driving have been on the rise nationwide and in Washington state. In the U.S., distracted driving caused 3,477 traffic deaths in 2015, a 9 percent increase from the year before, and “a deadly epidemic,” according to the National Safety Council (NSC). In Washington. distracted-driving deaths jumped from 130 in 2014 to 171 […]

My Own Car Accident – A Personal Injury Attorney’s Perspective

In a somewhat ironic twist, I was rear-ended recently while driving home from work. I was stopped at a red light when without warning I felt someone slam into the rear of my car. Like most people who we represent, I was initially shocked and was not exactly sure what had happened.I did not hear […]

uninsured drivers

Car Accident April 19, 2017

Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Most people know it is incredibly important that drivers have Uninsured Motorist coverage on their car insurance policies. Despite Washington law requiring all drivers to have car insurance, there are still far too many uninsured drivers on our roads. If you happen to get into a car accident with an uninsured driver, there is likely […]

texting while driving

Car Accident April 14, 2017

Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act

Deaths from distracted driving have been on the rise nationwide and in Washington state.   In the U.S., distracted driving caused 3,477 traffic deaths in 2015, a 9 percent increase from the year before, and “a deadly epidemic,” according to the National Safety Council (NSC). In Washington. distracted-driving deaths jumped from 130 in 2014 to […]

Driving on Marijuana

Car Accident DUI October 13, 2016

Marijuana and Impaired Drivers – Car Accidents in Washington

Marijuana is now legal in Washington and can be purchased by anyone over the age of 21. This includes recreational marijuana in addition to medicinal pot that can only be purchased after obtaining a prescription from a doctor and a card. Whether you agree with legalization or not, the availability of marijuana has certainly changed […]

Fatal Auto Accident

Car Accident Wrongful Death October 5, 2016

Fatalities in Car Accidents – Wrongful Death Claims

The most tragic car accident claims that we handle involve persons who pass away in the accident. Many times roll over accidents or large collisions with large trucks result in fatalities on Washington highways and roads, often due to someone else’s negligence. If a family member is killed in an accident, the victim is no […]

Uber Injury Accident

Car Accident Work Injury September 14, 2016

Injured While Driving for Uber?

Uber has exploded in the Seattle area and throughout other parts of Washington including Tacoma, Olympia and Bellevue. As an Uber driver, you spend more time on the road than most drivers and are putting yourself at risk each time you pick up passengers. You are susceptible to injuries caused by other drivers who rear-end […]

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