Car Accident Injury
Like many states, Washington requires drivers to carry certain minimum types and amounts of auto insurance. This insurance is intended to cover basic costs like injuries and property damage if you are involved in a Washington auto accident.
Currently, Washington’s required minimums for auto insurance include:
- $25,000 per person for bodily injury,
- $50,000 per accident for bodily injury, and
- $10,000 per accident for property damage. Read the rest »
Paralysis is a condition in which a person can no longer move or use some of the muscles in their body. Other terms for paralysis include hemiplegia, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and palsy. Paralysis can be caused by many different factors, including diseases, but many people who develop paralysis later in life do so after suffering a car crash or other traumatic accident.
Accidents can cause paralysis in several different ways. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a severe blow to the head may prevent the brain from communicating with some muscles, causing paralysis in those muscles. A spinal cord injury can cause partial or total paralysis if the spinal cord is pinched, severed, or cut. Or an injury to a certain limb may cause paralysis in that limb if the nerves that carry messages from the spinal cord to the arm or leg are damaged. Read the rest »