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Insurance issues abound after Lyft accident

Ride sharing companies serve an important purpose for many people. When you get into one of these vehicles, you don't think that you are going to be involved in an accident. If you are involved in an accident in a ride sharing vehicle, you might face a tough road to recovery.

A man who was on a two-week visit to the United States is finding out the hard way how difficult some things are in the U.S. He was in a Lyft vehicle when another driver ran a red light and slammed into the Lyft vehicle. He suffered an injury in the March 1 car crash and needs medical care; however, he is having to fight to get that care.

Common causes of pedestrian accidents

Getting out and about on foot is a great way to burn calories and minimize your impact on the environment, but doing so also has its dangers. The Traffic Safety Store reports that more than 4,000 pedestrians die and about 70,000 suffer injuries each year because of accidents involving motor vehicles.

With the summer season now in full swing, you and others are more likely than ever to take to the streets and sidewalks on foot, so it is important to understand the common causes of pedestrian accidents so that you can do your part to avoid them. Common causes of today’s pedestrian accidents include:

Know the purposes of legal separation instead of divorce

When you know that your marriage is over, you can do two things. The first is that you can file for a divorce. The other option is that you can file a legal separation. These are two very different options that you need to think about carefully.

One important thing to know about a separation is that it might not have to be a permanent ordeal. It is possible to enter into a trial separation that enables you and your spouse to live apart while you try to determine if you want to keep the marriage alive or if you are ready to just call it quits.

Think about the factors affecting a semitruck crash

The risks that people take when they get on the roads each day are considerable. People who are driving on the interstates and highways are at risk of being stuck by a semitruck. When this does happen, there is a good chance that the victim is going to suffer very serious injuries.

A person who has been impacted by a semitruck crash is going to have to deal with a lot of changes in life. This could include intensive medical care, missed work and similar changes. For these individuals, having to cope with the effects of the accident is a necessary, but difficult, part of life.

Is uncontested divorce right for you?

Divorce is always difficult for everyone involved, but it can sometimes be accomplished through an easier negotiation process. If you and your spouse are willing to compromise and communicate openly throughout the process, you may be able to get an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce means you come to a mutual agreement on the terms of your divorce rather than litigation and leaving it up to a judge.

Here are some answers to common questions you might have about uncontested divorce. These details can help you decide if going through an uncontested divorce in Washington state is right for you.

Summer vacation plans can't be put off when custody is an issue

Making plans for summer vacations can be difficult for any parent. A parent who has a child custody order governing his or her child's activities can have an even more difficult time than other parents. If you are thinking about planning a vacation this summer, think about the following points.

First, you will need to let the child's other parent know about the plans you have. Many child custody orders require reasonable notification. Even if you aren't required to do this, it might still be a good idea so that the child's other parent knows your plans in case something happens while you are on the trip.

Suspected drunk driver slams into a motorcycle, injuring biker

Motorcycle riders face some very serious risks if they are involved in an accident. One man just found out how very serious these injuries can be. He was in a motorcycle accident in South Seattle and is now facing a difficult recovery.

The motorcyclist was struck by an SUV. Police indicate that there is a chance that the man driving the SUV was impaired at the time of the crash. The motorcyclist was struck as the SUV driver attempted to make a U-turn.

When to hire a personal injury lawyer after a car accident

You have gotten into a motor vehicle accident and have sustained an injury. Now what? The obvious first step is to see your health-care provider. The sooner you get a medical evaluation, the better for your recovery and for a personal injury case.

After that, you may believe the next step is to talk to your insurance company and settle the matter. However, that most likely will not be in your best interest. Before you contact your insurance provider, speak to a personal injury attorney who can help you obtain the best outcome.

Protect your interests during your divorce

Even though the month of March is behind us, people who were the victim of March Madness divorces should still be taking steps to protect themselves and their finances until the divorce is finalized.

These steps can help you to ensure that you aren't starting your new life off with a negative financial footing. Consider these points:

How divorce mediation works in Washington State

Divorce mediation can confer benefits on the involved parties and save time for the court. For this reason, while Washington state law does not mandate it, some county courts do require parties to participate in some form of alternate dispute resolution, such as mediation, before proceeding to trial.

The mediator's role

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