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Snapping selfies while behind the wheel

There is no question that drivers who use their cellphones to make calls, text, map out directions or compose an email while behind the wheel put people in danger. In 2017 alone, more than 3,100 people were killed in distracted driving accidents, and thousands more were injured in similar collisions. Surprisingly, motorists have taken the danger a step further by snapping selfies while driving and then posting them on social media sites. 

How can you avoid distracted driving?

Like many Washington residents, your life is busy and requires constant multitasking and often running from one place to another. While you try to maximize every minute, when you are behind the wheel of a car it is vital to maintain focus on the road and your surroundings at all times. This helps ensure your safety, as well as the safety of those around you. Luckily, there are many ways you can avoid being a distracted driver.

Be careful about insurance company offers

An insurance company is likely to pay for your hospital bills and other expenses after you become injured in Washington. Does that mean that these companies are on your side? Unfortunately, they might not be acting in your best interest. If you believe that an insurer is looking out for you, this may lead you to settle too early and receive a fraction of what your injuries truly cost you.

How much is an average Seattle car crash settlement?

How much your car crash case settlement or judgement would be worth in Seattle would depend on a number of different factors. There is no specific figure that suits every case. The point of the personal injury law system is to make you whole, and the responsible parties should pay you until that happens.

Job loss, negative emotions and car accidents

Whether someone gets in their car after having too many drinks or a driver fails to follow traffic safety guidelines, there are countless reasons why motor vehicle wrecks often happen. However, it is important for drivers to be aware of less common risk factors that may result in a collision. For example, someone who is going through an incredibly difficult time due to negative emotions associated with the loss of their job may be more likely to cause a motor vehicle accident.

Should you think twice before calling a ride-share?

Ride-share services like Uber and Lyft make it easier for residents and tourists to travel around the greater Seattle area. However, how much do we really know about the car we hail to give us a ride to that concert or restaurant? The app only gives the driver's name and the make and model of the car, after all.

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