Washington Car Accident Kills One, Injures Five

A Washington car accident killed a 25-year-old man and injured five of his passengers including a toddler, The Kitsap Sun reports. Washington State Patrol officials said that the 1993 Dodge four-door was heading south on Highway 3 when it collided with a 2002 Toyota pickup truck heading north. According to officials, it was the driver of the Dodge who failed to yield right-of-way to the other vehicle. The driver of the Dodge was pronounced dead at the scene. Five passengers were taken to a Seattle hospital in serious condition. The driver of the Toyota pickup truck was apparently not injured.

A number of car accidents in Seattle and elsewhere in Washington occur as a result of drivers failing to yield the right-of-way at intersections. That’s exactly what happened in this car accident. The driver, whom officials say failed to yield the right-of-way, was killed, and all of his passengers were seriously injured. I hope that these injured victims recover from their injuries.

In cases where a victim is injured because another negligent driver fails to yield the right-of-way at an intersection, that victim would be able to seek compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, physical therapy and even long-term care. In cases where an at-fault driver lacks insurance or does not have sufficient insurance, the victim’s own underinsured insurance coverage may be able to compensate him or her for the injuries, damages and loss.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Seattle car accident, please contact one of the skilled Seattle personal injury attorneys at The Bernard Law Group for a free consultation. Kirk Bernard and his legal team have successfully settled numerous claims for injured victims of car accidents. We can help secure fair compensation for your injuries and loss, as well. Call us today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

Source: http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2009/nov/14/one-dead-following-friday-night-crash-lofall/?partner=yahoo_feeds#ixzz0XeAIMrPa