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Can you help your child overcome trauma from a car accident?

Being involved in a car accident can be an emotionally traumatic event for anyone regardless of their age. However, if you have been in a motor vehicle crash and your children were in the car with you, you may notice considerable changes in their demeanor and reaction to triggers. Understanding how to provide support and comfort to your children after they have been involved in a car crash in Washington is imperative to your ability to help them recover and overcome their fears. 

Headaches after a car crash

Some auto accident injuries become evident immediately, such as a broken bone or a laceration. However, other injuries may not be noticeable until some point in the future, such as brain trauma. Some car accident victims may walk away from a wreck and believe that they were unharmed in the incident, but these injuries can be very severe and may adversely impact the lives of victims in countless ways. If you are experiencing headaches after a car crash, it is imperative to figure out whether or not you sustained a brain injury or some other type of injury in the accident.

What is negligent entrustment?

Your car accident in Seattle can leave you facing an inordinate amount of unplanned expenses. While you likely do not want to seem as though you are attempting to punish the driver responsible for your collision, circumstances may make it necessary for you to hold them legally liable. Yet what happens when you discover that the car they were driving was not there's, and that the reason they were not in their own vehicle is because their past conduct behind the wheel kept them from being licensed or carrying insurance. Your understanding may quickly turn to anger towards whoever entrusted them with their vehicle. 

Starting a new job after a car crash

Motor vehicle collisions can derail victims' lives in numerous ways, whether they suffer serious injuries or have a hard time paying medical expenses. Sometimes, these challenges can have an impact on other aspects of life, such as one's ability to continue working in a particular field. For example, someone who is employed in the construction industry may need to find a job that is less physically demanding as a result of car crash injuries. Our law firm understands how stressful and frustrating it can be to lose the ability to work in a certain field, especially for accident victims who are facing other challenges.

Pedestrian risks and safety tips

As spring returns to the Pacific Northwest, many people in Washington State are eager to spend more time outside. This can often translate into more people enjoying the chance to walk places instead of driving or taking a bus, for example. While walking can be a great form of exercise and is an environmentally friendly form of transportation, it does come with its own unique set of risks. Sharing the road with cars, trucks and other vehicles puts people on foot in vulnerable positions a great percentage of the time.

Accident risks at night

During the nighttime, driving can be particularly dangerous for countless reasons. Unfortunately, many accidents occur during these hours, and the consequences can be devastating. Driving at night may increase the probability of being involved in a drunk driving crash or being struck by a driver who has been taking illegal drugs. Moreover, accidents are especially likely to happen due to less visibility and the prevalence of fatigue. It is vital to be vigilant at night because even if you are very responsible while on the road, other drivers may be reckless and place your life in danger.

How can you avoid distracted driving?

When driving on Washington roadways, you constantly spot distracted drivers. Whether texting, eating, applying makeup or turning to talk to the person in the passenger seat, many drivers unfortunately do not keep their complete focus on the road. Distracted driving has the potential to cause nuisance fender-benders on one end of the spectrum and the potential for catastrophic consequences on the other end. 

Understanding autonomous vehicle levels

Residents in Washington State may at times be confused when they hear or read reports about autonomous vehicles. In some cases, there may be talk of vehicles in which a person simply is the passenger but in other situations, there are references to a human person assuming responsibility for driving. This confusion is natural and the explanation for it is that there is not one flavor of an autonomous vehicle. Rather, there are multiple levels of automation.

How to spot the signs of road rage

As a Washington motorist, you know the difficulties of getting through traffic, especially if you are late to work or an important appointment. When some people are stuck in these conditions, however, they transition into an aggressive driver in an attempt to get where they are going. You may have even had road rage at some point, as AAA reported nearly 80 percent of American drivers admit to engaging in these aggressive tendencies. While it may seem common to see an enraged driver, road rage can cause catastrophic car accidents that can injure and even kill unsuspecting victims.

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