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Medical malpractice and statutes of limitation

Following an instance of medical negligence, most victims of wrongdoing are too preoccupied with recovering from their injuries to think about anything else. However, taking time out to determine who is liable for your injuries is important if you hope to seek financial compensation to pay for your medical care. Also, it's important to take the time to do this as soon as possible fallowing your injury.

All medical malpractice claims have statutes of limitation that apply to them. In other words, malpractice victims have a limited amount of time within which to file their claims, or they will forever be barred from doing so.

These 3 specialists can help you in your truck accident claims

Washington residents hurt in truck crashes caused by negligent drivers will be able to pursue financial damages in civil court. However, just because you file a claim for compensation does not mean that you will succeed in getting an award in your favor. You will therefore want to handle the preparation for filing your personal injury lawsuit carefully with a close attention to detail.

At Reinig Barber & Henry, we represent Benton area residents in their truck accident litigation claims. In many of the cases we handle, we employ the services of specialists who can help us support and prove our clients' claims for compensation in court.

Mother and son injured by runaway drunk driver from Benton City

A man from Benton City entered a not guilty plea in court over accusations that he was drunk driving during an injurious car accident last month. The 56-year-old man allegedly drove through a stop sign, struck another car and then fled the scene of the crash. Police say he left a seriously injured mother and her son at the crash site.

According to authorities, the accused man actually dragged the struck car down the road partially as he tried to leave the scene because his pickup truck had been entangled in the wreckage of the other car. However, as the man drove away, he scraped a clear path to his home where he parked it.

Grim Reaper teachers high school students about drunk driving

Aside from police enforcement actions and holding drunk drivers accountable in court, education is the most powerful tool we have to prevent people from operating vehicles while intoxicated in Benton. In fact, education might be the most powerful tool we have to stop DUI in its tracks, but with the modern world so distracted by smartphones -- and information overload -- how do we get them to look away from the screens long enough to pay attention?

The Benton County Sheriff's Office, Benton County Fir, Kennewick Police Department and Washington State Troopers having been trying one attention-getting strategy out with area high school students. They sent the Grim Reaper to have a serious talk with them about DUI.

Important considerations for those hurt in truck crashes

Common sense will tell you that a semi-truck versus car accident usually causes far greater damage than an accident between two passenger vehicles. However, what you may not realize is that personal injury claims involving commercial trucks have different elements to consider than normal crashes.

Let's look at two important details one should consider regarding a semi-truck crash:

2 killed in tragic State Road 14 semi-truck crash

A tragic auto collision killed two individuals late last month. The accident happened on State Road 14 at approximately 6 a.m. on a Wednesday, Feb. 8. A semi-truck and a van collided head-on. The two people who passed away were riding in the van.

The collision happened when the van attempted to pass a vehicle and crossed into oncoming traffic in order to do so. Unfortunately, the van collided with the semi-truck head-on. According to a highway trooper who reported to the scene, driving conditions were horrible that day. There was freezing fog, low visibility and the roadways were icy.

Expert witnesses in a persona injury lawsuit

A serious car accident means complicated scenarios that may be difficult to piece together after the incident takes place. Nevertheless, if serious injuries result from a crash, both the plaintiff and the defense in any resulting personal injury lawsuits will try to investigate and reconstruct exactly what happened in order to strengthen their side of the case.

In order to assist in painting the clearest picture possible for our clients in litigating their cases, at Reinig, Barber & Henry, we often employ a host of expert witnesses, who can provide expert testimony as to what may have occurred and provide other kinds of support for our clients' claims for compensation.

2 car crashes happen along the same section of Interstate 5

Car accidents claimed the life of one teenager and seriously injured another person last week. The first accident involved a 15-year-old girl who died running across Interstate 5. The second accident involved a semi-truck collision that left one person seriously injured.

Just before 7 p.m., the first accident happened in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5. The teenager tried to run across Interstate 5 because her friends were on the other side. That's when a car hit her. Unfortunately, Washington State Patrol officers pronounced her dead at the accident scene.

Car accident leaves 1 woman injured just outside Benton City

A two-car accident sent one woman to the hospital in mid-December. The incident happened on a Friday afternoon just outside of Benton City, Washington. According to the Washington State Patrol, the injured woman was rushed to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, where she received treatment and was later released.

The collision happened along Interstate 82 at approximately 1 p.m., only a mile away from Benton City. The injured woman was traveling westbound in a Toyota when another driver in a Honda attempted to pass her. While passing, the Honda struck the Toyota. Both vehicles came to rest in the interstate median following the collision.

Important helpers in your car accident case

If you have been injured in a car accident due to no fault of your own, you may have the ability to seek financial compensation from the at-fault parties in your crash. That financial compensation might include money to pay for your medical care, compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.

However, some car accident cases -- regardless of fault -- are harder than others to pursue. When faced with challenges in a personal injury case like this, at Reinig Barber & Henry, we do not hesitate in bringing in expert help to ensure our clients have the best chances of getting the compensation they deserve. Here are some of the specialized expert service providers we commonly employ: