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June 2018 Archives

Traffic accidents and your job

There are many different issues to consider when it comes to traffic collisions and your job. For example, your job may cause you to become involved in a crash, whether your daily responsibilities involve driving a semi truck or you work long hours and become fatigued or find yourself in an accident while rushing to make it to work on time. On the other hand, a car crash can adversely affect your performance at work and your entire career. It is important to be mindful of these matters whether you want to prevent a collision or recover from a crash you have been involved in.

DUI: Consumption After Driving

Consumption After Driving is actually part of the Washington State Driving Under the Influence statute. Most DUI investigations begin the same way: law enforcement observes a moving vehicle commit a traffic violation, they stop the vehicle and eventually arrest the driver for DUI. The legal concept of consumption after driving recognizes there are occasions where law enforcement suspects someone drove, but they didn't observe them behind the wheel. There may be a gap in time between the driving and law enforcement contact and during that gap the driver may have consumed alcohol.

Pedestrian Accidents: The Good and The Bad

Summertime in the Inland Northwest is amazing! Local parks are filled with children playing, but that also means lots of pedestrians are walking to their local parks and crossing busy streets. That can lead to pedestrian accidents. Sometimes pedestrians can be unpredictable, so it's the responsibly of every driver to keep an eye out for them.

Auto accidents from a parent's perspective

If you have had a child who was involved in a car accident, you have experienced a whirlwind of emotions. Anger, frustration, fear, and sadness are just a handful of feelings you may have. If your child has been hospitalized due to the injuries it may be difficult to manage time between home life and being with your child as they recover. Your child may be confused, and not able to attend their studies during this time. Maybe you have lost a child due to a negligent driver, and your whole world has been flipped upside down into a pit of agony. You are not alone.

Extensive surgical repair after a dog bites a child's face

You may worry about the high costs of plastic surgery if a dog has bitten your child's face, but the psychological cost to your child may be much higher if the issue is not addressed. At Cooney Law Offices P.S., in Washington, we often provide legal advice to parents who want to hold the negligent dog owner liable for the expenses, both initially, and over time as further treatment is necessary.

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