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.
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
Many of us take our commutes for granted. Whether one hour or 10 minutes, routine commutes can be dangerous. 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.
Maybe it is because we are more likely to drive near our residence. Maybe it is because we let our guard down when we are closer to home. Regardless, vehicle collisions can have a devastating impact on you and your family.
Being injured in a vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian collision sets off a chain of events nobody is prepared for; medical bills and property damage are likely just tips of the iceberg. There may be lost wages, towing/impound fees; pain, suffering, and tons of confusing paperwork.
Althauser Rayan Abbarno injury attorneys are here when you need us most! Since 1946, our attorneys have helped injured clients throughout the State of Washington.
Car Accident and Personal Injury cases are complex. Victims want medical treatment to reach a full recovery and fair and just compensation. Financial Recovery includes several factors including the amount an insurance company compensates you and the amount you have to pay for your treatment.
The purpose of most personal injury lawsuits is to recoup the financial losses incurred for medical treatment and the loss of property due to an injury that another party is responsible for. A medical lien grants medical care providers the right to compensation should the injured victim be awarded damages or agree to an out-of-court settlement.
The Medical Lien is a very important part of any personal injury case.
Althauser Rayan Abbarno has been representing our community since 1946. Asking about “Attorneys Near Me”? If you are looking for lawyers near you? The attorneys in Olympia and Centralia focus their efforts on providing quality and successful legal representation through a combination of resources, experience, and service.
Our local lawyers and professional staff are here when you need us most. Best of all our attorneys are near you and will meet with you personally.
Whether you were injured in an automobile collision and need a personal injury attorney; starting a new business, or planning your estate, our attorneys are ready and able to assist you throughout the process.
Best Customer Service and Best Place to Work!
Althauser Rayan Abbarno was nominated best place to work in Lewis County and Best Customer Service in Lewis County by the Daily Chronicle four (4) years in a row. In 2018, our office won Best Place to Work in Lewis County.
We are glad our community noticed- Our clients also notice through better results!! Come see the difference at Althauser Rayan Abbarno! Schedule your appointment with our attorneys in Olympia and Centralia by calling (360) 736-1301.
If you are unlucky enough to have been injured in a car, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian collision, the injury is just the beginning. The stress of lost wages, family strain, insurance company calls, and paperwork is just beginning. Choosing the right personal injury attorney can help your recovery.
Whether a minor injury, catastrophic injury, or death, the stress placed on victims and the pressure to settle early builds. How should you choose your personal injury attorney?
Find a Local Attorney You Can Trust, Personally
Finding an injury attorney is about building trust and a personal relationship. You want your attorney vested in your case and your family. You need a trustworthy and accountable attorney who will fight for you.
Advertisements with promises from out of town attorneys is tempting, but should not be the sole basis for your decision. Some injury attorneys will send assistants to sign you up or require you drive to their office out of town. Althauser Rayan Abbarno has offices in Centralia and Olympia and regularly travel to meet their clients.
In addition to calling (360) 736-1301, Althauser Rayan Abbarno has a hotline for clients and potential clients to call 24/7 at (360) 880-2399. Clients will get an Althauser Rayan Abbarno attorney, not an operator! Althauser Rayan Abbarno injury consultations are FREE.
There is no replacement for a face-to-face meeting with your potential attorney. Injuries are painful, stressful, and the process is confusing. Your attorney should be accessible to you and willing to meet to answer any questions you have before and after you hire them. That is why Althauser Rayan Abbarno has been nominated “Best Customer Service” in Lewis County for four (4) years in a row.
The official beginning of Summer is June 21st! Summer brings beautiful weather, trips to the beach, and vacations. While summer is usually a time for relaxation and fun, it also kicks off the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers!
The 100 deadliest days is a period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the number of crash fatalities involving teen drivers historically rise. According to We Save Lives, an average of 260 teens are killed in car crashes each month during summer. That is a 26% increase compared to other months of the year.
Although some vehicle collisions are accidents, most are preventable and a result of driver negligence. The Injury Attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno urge parents to prioritize safety for teen drivers and themselves. Review the driving safety tips below to help keep our roads safe for all drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians, no matter what season.
Put the Distractions Away
Approximately 60% of teen crashes today are caused by distracted driving. During summer months, distracted driving contributes to 9% of fatal teen car crashes. We already know from the WSDOT that there have been 4 distracted teen collisions resulting in fatalities.
To help limit the temptation to engage in distracting behaviors, drivers should have their directions set up, desired music playing, climate controls set, and cell phone put away prior to putting the car in drive.
All drivers, including teens, should also refrain from eating or drinking, applying makeup, and talking on the phone while driving.
Drive on the Defense
Defensive driving is known to saves lives and prevents the likelihood of a crash. Even if you are not a teen and driving appropriately, all drivers should be aware of their surrounding.
Never assume other drivers are sober, alert, and obey the rules of the road. Expecting other drivers to make mistakes will enhance your ability to proactively prevent an accident.
Obey Speed Limits
Speeding is another leading cause of fatal car crashes for teens. On a national scale, speeding killed 9,717 people in 2017, accounting for more than a quarter of traffic fatalities that year. When a driver chooses to speed, they are at risk for greater potential for loss of vehicle control, reduced effectiveness of protection features, and increased fuel cost.
Never Drink and Drive
If you or your teen have been drinking, never get behind the wheel of a car. Encourage your teens to contact you if they are in a potentially dangerous driving situation. Also encourage teens to say no to a ride with a driver who has been consuming alcohol or drugs.
If you are planning to attend a function that will be serving alcohol and you will be drinking, make other accommodations for travel. Uber, Lyft, taxis, shuttles, and limos are all options to help prevent impaired drivers on the road. Plus, they can be fun!
Make Summer Safer
Car accidents are rarely accidents. With an increased awareness on the road, you and your teen can prevent crashes before they happen. Make this summer as safe as possible by applying these four driving safety tips today!
Getting Legal Help!
If you or someone you know was injured in a vehicle collision, contact Althauser Rayan Abbarno for a free injury consultation in Centralia or Olympia at (360) 736-1301 or visit centralialaw.com.
For more than 70 years, Althauser Rayan Abbarno has been representing individuals and businesses in our community. Nominated best customer services in Lewis County, Althauser Rayan Abbarno delivers results for its clients and builds relationships.
Rear end auto accidents take place on our roads every day. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, there have been 33,999 automobile related collisions in the State of Washington this year resulting in 172 fatalities.
Collisions can occur at any time and can happen to anyone. While these types of collisions are common, they are completely preventable by knowing and understanding the rules of the road and staying alert.
For more than 70 years, the injury attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have represented victims of automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian collisions throughout the State of Washington.
Althauser Rayan Abbarno offers Free Injury Consultations in Olympia and Centralia by calling (360) 736-1301.