The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Halloween is one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Although many families will be staying close to home during COVID-19, many drivers may not be expecting the trick-or-treaters who venture out on October 31st!
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:
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.
Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a Stay at Home, Stay Healthy order in Washington state which will be effective for a minimum of two weeks. The order requests every Washingtonian to stay at home, except for people:
Pursuing an essential activity, like shopping for groceries or going to a medical appointment.
Getting takeout food. (Food deliveries also are permitted).
Going outside for walks and exercise, as long as social distancing of six feet is maintained.
Can I get medical treatment for my injury?
Yes, the medical profession remains open to care for patients. If you were injured in a car accident or workplace injury, you can continue your treatment.
Yes, your attorney with Althauser Rayan Abbarno will be assisting clients with their legal cases and helping clients coordinate their treatments after a workplace injury, car accident or personal injury.
Can I contact the Attorneys and Staff with Althauser Rayan Abbarno?
The Attorneys and Staff with Althauser Rayan Abbarno will be available in both their Centralia and Olympia offices to assist existing clients and new client with their compliance with legally mandated activities and critical sector service.
Althauser Rayan Abbarno attorneys and staff are also available for phone and video conferencing by calling (360) 736-1301 or E-mail us at Receptionist@CentraliaLaw.com
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.
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
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.
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What Is Hydroplaning? How can you avoid Injury Collisions?
Hydroplaning is when a vehicle starts sliding uncontrollably due to the tires encountering more water than the treads can displace. This time of year, hydroplaning is more common and dangerous!
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
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.
Spoliation, in a legal context, is any act that renders potential evidence invalid, either intentionally or through negligence. In the case of a document, for example, destroying, altering or hiding it would all be considered spoliation if the document were relevant to current litigation.
In personal injury cases or car accident cases, that could be a video, documents, mechanic reports, or a vehicle’s black box.
A party with the knowledge of an incident or injury that has the possibility of being litigated has the duty and obligation to preserve the evidence- even if it is not favorable to them.
If you were injured in a car accident, at work, or due to the negligence of another, call Althauser Rayan Abbarno in Olympia or Centralia for a FREE Injury Consultation at (360) 736-1301.
It is important to have an attorney preserving the evidence soon after an accident or injury. Call (360) 736-1301 or visit CentraliaLaw.com for your free personal injury, workers’ Compensation or car accident consultation. #Abogado #WA_Attorneys