Automobile Accidents

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If you have been injured in a car, pedestrian, or hit-and-run accident, what recourse do you have? Who will pay your medical expenses and lost time at work? The Federal Way automobile accident attorneys at The Ye Law Firm, Inc. P.S. strive to recover full, fair and just compensation for people injured due to the negligence of others. Compensation often includes medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We have significant experience in dealing with insurance companies and are prepared to go to trial if that is in your best interests.

Below, you will find some information regarding the most common types of Washington State automobile accidents, along with some frequently asked questions.

Rear-end collision accidents in Washington State

Auto accidents that occur in Washington State intersections

Washington State auto accidents that occur as a result of improper lane changes

Auto accidents that involve a car being sideswiped in Washington State

Failure to Yield auto accidents in Washington State

Head-on collision auto accidents in Washington State

Parking lot and/or parking garage accidents in Washington State

Distracted driver accidents in Washington State


Injured in a Rear-End Auto Accident in Washington State

Were you injured by a negligent driver in a rear-end collision in Washington State?

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common kinds of motor vehicle accidents in Washington State. A rear-end collision occurs when the front end of one vehicle hits the rear-end of another vehicle from behind. Often, the vehicle that strikes the other vehicle from behind is presumed to be at fault in the accident, but there are exceptions; sometimes, the vehicle in front can be at fault even though the vehicle behind that hit it. For example, when the vehicle in front came to a sudden, unexpected stop.

  • Rear-end collisions can be caused by many things, such as:
  • Following another vehicle too closely
  • Inattentiveness when the car in front slows or stops
  • Distractions, such as cell phone use, fiddling with the radio, or reaching for a cup of coffee
  • Wet, icy, or snowy road conditions
  • Poor visibility
  • An attempt to go through a yellow or red light when the car in front does not proceed as anticipated
  • Accelerating from a stop more quickly than the car in front
  • A foot sliding off the brake at a light
  • A stop sign or in traffic
  •  A sudden stop, etc.

Rear-end collisions between two cars are one type of rear-end accident, but damages and injuries are often worse when a car is rear-ended by a truck, SUV, van, bus, or other larger, heavier vehicle, particularly if the larger vehicle hits the car above its shock-absorbing and protective rear bumper.

If you or someone you love has been injured as a driver or a passenger in a Washington State rear-end collision, and the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, scarring, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life. In wrongful death cases, punitive damages may also available. The Federal Way automobile accident attorneys of The Ye Law Firm have the knowledge and experience to litigate your injury from rear-end collision and help you seek the compensation you deserve. The personal injury attorneys at THE YE LAW FIRM can help protect your rights in the event of a rear-end collision accident in Washington State if you were not at fault.

Because the Washington State Statute of Limitations applies to these cases, if you or someone you know has been injured, disabled, or killed in a Washington State’s rear-end collision, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. If the rear-end collision driver has harmed you or a loved one, call the personal injury lawyer at THE YE LAW FIRM today at (888) 727-0440 for a no-cost consultation and a comprehensive case evaluation.


Injured in a Washington State Intersection

Were you injured by a negligent driver in an intersection accident in Washington State?

Most intersections feature many different signals, involve vehicles moving in numerous different directions, permit pedestrians to cross the street at various times, and include several other factors that are meant to control traffic of all kinds. However, because of the busy and crowded nature of intersections, auto accidents frequently occur in these areas and can cause serious injuries to those involved.

Because on the intersections motor vehicles travel in different directions at differing speeds and with or without the aid of signs and signals, mistakes and lapses in judgment can easily cause a crash.

There are many reasons why intersection accidents in Washington State occur, ranging from minor mistakes to serious negligence. Some drivers decide to operate their motor vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol; other drivers may be distracted and can easily cause such accidents.

Another reason why intersection crashes occur is a vehicle is attempting to turn left. If the driver misjudges the distance and speed of approaching cars, they can easily turn into or in front of a vehicle and cause a crash. Additionally, if he or she does not notice a pedestrian, the driver could easily strike a person crossing the street. When a driver breaks the rules of the road or disregards the traffic signals, an accident can easily occur.

Because intersection crashes are often violent in nature, the occupants of the vehicles involved are subject to serious impacts, which can result in severe bodily injuries.

These injuries can range in severity depending on the impact of the crash. Many can have lifelong effects and can result in disabilities that prevent a victim from performing work duties and day-to-day activities.

If you or someone you love has been injured as a driver or a passenger in a Washington State intersection accident, and the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, scarring, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life. In wrongful death cases, punitive damages may also available. The Federal Way accident lawyers of THE YE LAW FIRM have the knowledge and experience to litigate your injury from intersection accident and help you seek the compensation you deserve. The personal injury attorneys at THE YE LAW FIRM can help protect your rights in the event of an intersection accident in Washington State if you were not at fault.

Because the Washington State Statute of Limitations applies to these cases, if you or someone you know has been injured, disabled or killed in a Washington State’s intersection accident, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. If an intersection accident driver has harmed you or a loved one, call the personal injury lawyers at THE YE LAW FIRM today at (888) 727-0440 for a no-cost consultation and a comprehensive case evaluation.


Injured in Improper Lane Change Accidents

Were you injured by a negligent driver who improperly changed lanes?

Drivers who make unsafe lane changes only increase the risk of causing a fatal or injury accident. A driver or passenger hurt in an accident caused by an unsafe lane change has a legal right to hold the responsible driver accountable.

Each driver who gets behind the wheel in Washington State owes to others on the road a duty to drive reasonably. Swerving too quickly to cut off another driver or not being aware that the car is veering out of a lane are ways in which a driver may breach this duty. If this unsafe lane change causes an accident that injures another person, the unsafe driver can be held liable for damages.

If you or someone you love has been injured as a driver or a passenger in a Washington State improper lane change accident, and the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, scarring, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life. In wrongful death cases, punitive damages may also available. The Federal Way accident lawyers of THE YE LAW FIRM have the knowledge and experience to litigate your injury from improper lane change accident and help you seek the compensation you deserve. The personal injury attorneys at THE YE LAW FIRM can help protect your rights in the event of an improper lane change accident in Washington State if you were not at fault.

Because the Washington State Statute of Limitations applies to these cases, if you or someone you know has been injured, disabled or killed in a Washington State’s improper lane change accident, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. If a driver who improperly changed lanes injured you or a loved one, call the personal injury lawyers at THE YE LAW FIRM today at (888) 727-0440 for a no-cost consultation and a comprehensive case evaluation.

Injured in Sideswipe Accidents

Were you injured by a negligent driver who sideswiped your car?

Sideswipe crashes in Washington State are a common type of car accident that can have serious consequences. Significant personal injury or even death could result from a sideswipe crash, depending on the circumstances.

Sometimes it can be difficult to demonstrate who was at fault in a sideswipe accident. In some cases, it can be hard to show which car departed its lane and struck the other.

A sideswipe accident can happen when a driver intentionally changes lanes, or when a driver simply drifts into the wrong lane unaware. The driver might change lanes without looking or might miss a car in the blind spot.

In some cases, the sideswipe may have occurred because of a specific dangerous behavior that the other driver was engaged in. The other driver might have been texting, talking on the phone or otherwise distracted, and veered into the wrong lane as a result. The other driver may have failed to check blind spots before changing lanes. The other driver may have been drowsy and nodding off, causing him or her to drift into your lane. The other driver may have been intoxicated. The other driver may have been driving too fast for road conditions.

If the other driver exhibited these or other negligent behaviors leading to your crash, you might be able to use this information to help bolster your case that the other driver was at fault and should be considered legally responsible for paying your damages.

If you or someone you love has been injured as a driver or a passenger in a Washington State sideswipe accident, and the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, scarring, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life. In wrongful death cases, punitive damages may also available. The King County accident attorneys of THE YE LAW FIRM have the knowledge and experience to litigate your injury from sideswipe accident and help you seek the compensation you deserve. The personal injury lawyers at THE YE LAW FIRM can help protect your rights in the event of a sideswipe accident in Washington State if you were not at fault.

Because the Washington State Statute of Limitations applies to these cases, if you or someone you know has been injured, disabled or killed in a Washington State’s sideswipe accident, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. If the sideswipe accident driver has harmed you or a loved one, call the personal injury attorneys at THE YE LAW FIRM today at (888) 727-0440 for a no-cost consultation and a comprehensive case evaluation.

Injured in Failure to Yield Accidents

Were you injured by a negligent driver who failed to yield the right-of-way to you?

Any Washington State accident in which a driver fails to give (yield) the road to the party that has the right of way is considered a failure to yield accident. The other driver may have failed to yield to oncoming traffic when making a left turn. The other driver may have failed to yield the road to an emergency vehicle (such as a fire truck, police car or ambulance) when lights and /or sirens are engaged. The other driver may have failed to stop at a stop sign and remaining stopped until the driver that has the right of way is clear of vehicles. The other driver may have failed to yield to a bicycle when making a right turn when bicycle has right of way. The other driver may have failed to yield to a pedestrian when the pedestrian has the right of way. The other driver may have failed to yield to cross traffic at a flashing yellow or red light. The other driver may have pulled out onto a road from a side street, private drive, or parking lot when the main road traffic has the right of way. The other driver may have failed to yield the right of way when merging onto a highway

These are just a few examples of situations that may cause a failure to yield accident in Washington State. The critical issue in most Washington State’s failure to yield accidents is usually who had the right of way when the accident occurred.

If you or someone you love has been injured as a driver or a passenger in a Washington State’s failure-to-yield accident, and the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, scarring, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life. In wrongful death cases, punitive damages may also available. The Washington State personal injury lawyers of THE YE LAW FIRM have the knowledge and experience to litigate your injury from failure-to-yield accident and help you seek the compensation you deserve. The personal injury attorneys at THE YE LAW FIRM can help protect your rights in the event of a failure-to-yield accident in Washington State if you were not at fault.

Because the Washington State Statute of Limitations applies to these cases, if you or someone you know has been injured, disabled or killed in a Washington State’s failure-to-yield accident, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. If failure-to-yield accident driver has harmed you or a loved one, call the personal injury lawyers at THE YE LAW FIRM today at (888) 727-0440 for a no-cost consultation and a comprehensive case evaluation.

Injured in Head-On Collisions

Were you injured by a negligent driver in a head-on collision accident in Washington State?

Head on collisions are among the worst kind of motor vehicle accidents. Injuries from a head on crash are often very serious and can result in permanent disability or even death.

A head on collision occurs when the front end of two vehicles hit each other straight on or at an angle. Because of the combined force of two moving vehicles hitting each other, more people are killed in head on collisions than any other type of accident.

Catastrophic injuries and death are even more likely if the head on crash involves a car colliding with a larger vehicle such as a truck, an SUV, or a bus. A significant number of head on collisions occur on rural roads, but they also occur on highways from passing, failing to negotiate a curve, or from drifting across a center line into oncoming traffic, and of course, snow, ice and poor road conditions. Because head on collisions are known to cause serious injury, broken bones, disability, head injuries, brain damage and death, if you ever see a vehicle coming straight for you, it is usually advised that you do anything you can to avoid a head on collision, even if it means turning your wheel to the right and taking the shoulder of the road. However, sometimes the collision just can’t be avoided.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a Washington State head on collision, and the accident was not your fault, you may have certain rights to recover compensation for injuries, property damage, missed work, medical bills and disability. If a death occurred, the family of the person killed in the head on collision may be entitled to compensation.

If you or someone you love has been injured as a driver or a passenger in a Washington State head-on collision, and the collision was not your fault, you may be entitled to damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, scarring, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life. In wrongful death cases, punitive damages may also available. The Washington State personal injury lawyers of THE YE LAW FIRM have the knowledge and experience to litigate your injury from head-on collision and help you seek the compensation you deserve. The personal injury attorneys at THE YE LAW FIRM can help protect your rights in the event of a head-on collision in Washington State if you were not at fault.

Because the Washington State Statute of Limitations applies to these cases, if you or someone you know has been injured, disabled or killed in a Washington State’s head-on collision, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. If head-on collision driver has harmed you or a loved one, call the personal injury lawyers at THE YE LAW FIRM today at (888) 727-0440 for a no-cost consultation and a comprehensive case evaluation.

Parking Lot / Parking Garage Accidents

Were you injured by a negligent driver in a parking lot or parking garage?

Most parking lots and parking garages are accidents waiting to happen. They are environments that aren’t as heavily regulated or protected as public roadways or public spaces, and more accidents occur in Washington State parking lots and Washington State parking garages than many people realize.

The vast majority of parking lots and parking garages are not “public highway” (or roads) under the jurisdiction of Washington State law, complete with traffic lights or traffic controls. In too many parking lots, drivers can take an attitude that just about “anything goes.” The result? Cars and pedestrians come and go in all directions in a parking lot, and the environment can be extremely dangerous.

Accidents and injuries that can occur in a Washington State parking lot or parking garage include slip and falls on wet, icy or snowy pavement; potholes causing falls, and resulting broken, sprained or fractured limbs; slip and falls in the dark due to poor lighting; muggings and physical attacks; pedestrian-car accidents; back over car accidents; rear-end car accidents; bicycle-car accidents.

If you or someone you love has been injured as a driver or a passenger in a Washington State parking lot/parking garage accident, and the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, scarring, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life. In wrongful death cases, punitive damages may also available. The Washington State personal injury lawyers of THE YE LAW FIRM have the knowledge and experience to litigate your injury from parking lot/parking garage accident and help you seek the compensation you deserve. The personal injury attorneys at THE YE LAW FIRM can help protect your rights in the event of a parking lot/parking garage accident in Washington State if you were not at fault.

Because the Washington State Statute of Limitations applies to these cases, if you or someone you know has been injured, disabled or killed in a Washington State’s parking lot/parking garage accident, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. If parking lot/parking garage driver has harmed you or a loved one, call the personal injury lawyers at THE YE LAW FIRM today at (888) 727-0440 for a no-cost consultation and a comprehensive case evaluation.



Distracted Driver Accidents

Were you injured by a distracted driver using a cell phone?

There are many forms of distracted driving, and all of them can result in a serious accident. Distracted driving involves a motorist taking his or her attention away from the act of driving. Common examples of distracting driving include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Using a cell phone without a hands-free device
  • Eating or drinking
  • Changing a radio station
  • Watching a video
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Applying make-up
  • Fiddling with the GPS or temperature controls in the vehicle, etc.

Any time a driver removes his or her focus from the task of driving, there is the potential for a distracted driving accident. Distracted drivers may be held liable for the injuries they cause in addition to being cited by police for their negligence.

In Washington State, using a cell phone without a hands-free device is a “traffic violation.” This means that an officer can pull a driver over for using a cell phone without a hands-free device while driving even if there are no other offenses being committed. The statute is written to prohibit an individual from driving a car and using a cell phone without a hands-free device, simultaneously.

If you or someone you love has been injured as a driver or a passenger in a Washington State distracted driver accident, and the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, scarring, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life. In wrongful death cases, punitive damages may also available. The Federal Way personal injury lawyers of THE YE LAW FIRM have the knowledge and experience to litigate your injury from distracted driver accident and help you seek the compensation you deserve. The personal injury attorneys at THE YE LAW FIRM can help protect your rights in the event of a distracted driver accident in Washington State if you were not at fault.

Because the Washington State Statute of Limitations applies to these cases, if you or someone you know has been injured, disabled or killed in a Washington State’s distracted driver accident, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. If a distracted driver accident driver has harmed you or a loved one, call the personal injury lawyers at THE YE LAW FIRM today at (888) 727-0440 for a no-cost consultation and a comprehensive case evaluation.

Resources 

Following are some excerpts from a recent interview with Attorney Chong Ye regarding Auto Accidents Cases in Washington:


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