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I was hit by an uninsured driver. What should I do?

I was hit by an uninsured driver! What should I do?

In the State of Washington, motorists are required to carry a minimum of Washington law requires that all motorists carry minimum liability insurance—at least $25,000 in bodily injury liability, up to $50,000 per accident, and $10,000 in property damage.

Unfortunately, an estimated 17.4% of drivers in Washington state are uninsured. This rate gives Washington the seventh highest uninsured rates in the United States.

If you are injured in a vehicle collision, there may not be enough money to pay your medical bills and fairly compensate you if the other driver was uninsured or carrying the state minimum. This is a common occurrence. Some injury clients have to rely on the following to pay for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

1) Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

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Halloween Safety Tips!

Halloween Safety Tips!

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Halloween is one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities.

Furthermore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that children are four times more likely to be struck by a motor vehicle on Halloween than any other day of the year.

Halloween is a fun, so drivers, parents, and trick-or-treaters often forget the dangers. It is a time to be more alert. If you or someone you know is injured, call the injury attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno at (360) 736-1301.

Here are some tips to keep you safe this Halloween:

Drivers

  • Slow down and obey all traffic signs and signals. Drive at least 5 mph below the posted speed limit to allow for more time to react if children run into the road;
  • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. Dar costumes are hard to see and the pedestrians may be distracted;
  • Carefully enter and exit driveways and alleys; and
  • Turn on your headlights to make yourself more visible – even in at dusk.

Parents

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18 Fatalities in Thurston County Collisions!

We are only midway through October 2019 and there are 18 reported fatalities due to collisions in Thurston County! In total, there have been 2,806 collisions in Thurston County with 11 fatalities and more than 761 reported injuries.

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You may be thinking that an injury won’t happen to you or your family! However, statistics evidence that 52% of all vehicle collisions occur within 5 miles of home and only 17% occur more than 20 miles away from home.

Being injured in a vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian collision – or worst yet, having a loved one killed due to the negligence of another – sets off a chain of events nobody is prepared for; pain, suffering, grief, medical bills, insurance adjuster calls, lost wages, towing/impound fees, and property damage!

You have the right to legal advice and the right to help. Althauser Rayan Abbarno offers Free Injury Consultations with No Obligation!

What you should do!

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11 Fatal Collisions in Lewis County!

We are only midway through October 2019 and there are 11 reported fatalities due to collisions in Lewis County! In total, there have been 837 collisions in Lewis County with 11 fatalities and more than 225 reported injuries.

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You may be thinking that an injury won’t happen to you or your family! However, statistics evidence that 52% of all vehicle collisions occur within 5 miles of home and only 17% occur more than 20 miles away from home.

Being injured in a vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian collision – or worst yet, having a loved one killed due to the negligence of another – sets off a chain of events nobody is prepared for; pain, suffering, grief, medical bills, insurance adjuster calls, lost wages, towing/impound fees, and property damage!  You have the right to legal advice and the right to help.

Althauser Rayan Abbarno offers Free Injury Consultations with No Obligation!

What you should do!

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Feel Like You Are Swimming Upstream After An Injury?

Do you feel like you are swimming upstream after an Injury?

Medical Costs, Lost Wages, Car Repairs . . . and the bills keep coming!

You don’t have to struggle after a car accident or workplace injury!

You and your family should not have to struggle to get medical treatment and fair compensation. Contact Althauser Rayan Abbarno and we help fight for your rights and benefits and fair compensation for your losses.

FREE Consultations in Olympia and Centralia! No Obligations! (360) 736-1301. 

Personal Injury Attorneys

Call Althauser Rayan Abbarno in Olympia and Centralia at (360) 736-1301

Since 1946, Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP has fought for rights and benefits of people injured due to the negligence of others throughout the State of Washington.

Whether you were injured in an automobile collision, motorcycle collision, slip and fall, dog bite, or wrongful death claims, our experienced and knowledgeable team of injury attorneys is ready to fight for your rights. Althauser Rayan Abbarno has represented clients in trial, and negotiated settlements ranging from death and catastrophic brain injuries to low-impact bumper to bumper collisions.

Our Injury Lawyers are near you and offer FREE consultations in Olympia and Centralia with NO Obligations- (360) 736-1301.

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Seattle Seahawks Injury Report from the law office of Althauser Rayan Abbarno!

The Injury Attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno are proud sponsors of the Seattle Seahawks Injury Report and the live broadcast of the Seahawks games on KELA-KMNT 104.3 and AM1470.

For more than 70 years, Althauser Rayan Abbarno has been helping individuals and businesses in our community. Car Accident, Workplace Injury, Personal Injury, call the experienced attorneys at Althauser Rayan Abbarno for a FREE Injury Consultation in Olympia or Centralia by calling (360) 736-1301 or visiting CentraliaLaw.com

 

Hydroplaning and How you can avoid Injury Collisions?

What Is Hydroplaning and How can you avoid Injury Collisions?

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Hydroplaning is when a vehicle starts sliding uncontrollably due to the tires encountering more water than the treads can displace.

When driving at high speeds over wet pavement, the water begins to push the front tires off the ground slightly, creating a thin film between the tire and the road. That film, and the resulting separation of the road and tire, causes the driver to lose control of the car and possibly end up in a crash.

If you or someone was injured in a car accident, call the injury attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno in Olympia or Centralia at (360) 736-1301 or CentraliaLaw.com

What Causes Hydroplaning?

There are several causes of vehicle hydroplaning;  the most commonly by speeding on a wet road. When driving in the rain, water that is displaced by the tires tends to gravitate towards the front of the tires. If the buildup is large enough, the tires may lose contact with the pavement, which can cause the car to lose control. When you’re speeding, the possibility of the water buildup lifting your tire from the pavement becomes much more likely.

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School Bus Laws and Safety!

Students are back to school and buses are back on the road. The injury attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno want to our students to be safe and remind our local drivers of the law. Here is a remind of the School Bus Laws in the State of Washington. 

Under Washington law, stopping for a school bus is required when the motorist is driving in the same direction as the bus or approaching an oncoming bus. If a driver is heading the opposite direction of the school bus, they must stop unless the roadway is divided by barrier. Bus drivers will use red stop signs and lights to signal such a stop.

Bus drivers may also use yellow lights to indicate they are slowing down and preparing to stop. Bus drivers are trained to be on the lookout for cars and use caution when making pickups and drop-offs, but the duty remains on other drivers to pay attention and obey the law to avoid an accident and keep children safe.

Injury Attorneys in Olympia and Centralia

Contact the law office of Althauser Rayan Abbarno today for a free consultation in Olympia or Centralia. This is your opportunity to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your case for free. Call (360) 736-1301 to get started on receiving a fair settlement from your personal injury case.

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Seattle Seahawks Preseason Injury Report

Seattle Seahawks Injury Report for August 29, 2019

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Prepare and Plan for Labor Day Weekend Traffic!

The last holiday weekend of the summer typically brings additional traffic, so planning ahead and allowing extra travel time is even more critical as Labor Day approaches. The Injury Attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno in Olympia and Centralia want your family to be prepared for a vehicle collision.

Even if you take steps to stay safe, there’s still a chance that you’ll be injured in a car, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian collision. Maybe it’s more vehicles on the roadway or maybe people are just more districted, regardless collisions are on the rise.

Know what to do after an injury collision. Call Althauser Rayan Abbarno at (360) 736-1301 for your free collision glove box card.

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