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Personal injury: Wrong way driver injures 1, kills another

Head-on collisions can be devastating incidents that run the risk of ending with serious injuries for those involved, or worse. When a driver crosses into oncoming traffic and causes serious harm to another party, the victim could choose to seek restitution through a personal injury claim. A recent accident has left two individuals with injuries, and claimed the life of another in Washington.

According to reports, the incident took place on a recent Thursday when a vehicle entered the wrong lane of traffic on Interstate 5. Her vehicle proceeded to strike another, which was carrying two individuals. Both drivers were rushed to the hospital for treatment shortly after the incident, while a passenger in the second vehicle was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.

Family law: Kids may benefit most from shared parenting

Many parents in Washington and elsewhere consider the future of their kids to be of the utmost importance. When facing divorce, a parent may have concerns about how the outcome will affect his or her kids, and wish to safeguard them from any harm. However, child custody can be one of the toughest topics in family law, and seeking guidance before entering negotiations could prove invaluable.

According to studies, parents who are facing divorce may find it advisable to explore the concept of shared parenting. Studies suggest that children may benefit most from being allowed ample access to each parent, without having to feel guilty about it. Although the parents may not wish to spend time together, their kids may not feel the same, and being denied access to either parent could prove detrimental.

Personal injury: Head-on collision leaves 1 in critical condition

Collisions that occur when a vehicle enters the wrong lane of traffic can be devastating. There are a multitude of scenarios in which a similar accident can occur, but in each the result may be the same. Those who suffer serious harm due to the negligence of another may wish to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. A recent crash that took place under similar circumstances has left one dead and another in critical condition in Washington.

According to authorities, a man was traveling the wrong way on the interstate on a recent Monday night when he suddenly collided with another vehicle. They say the crash was severe, and the damage to both vehicles was devastating. They have advised that the man was pronounced dead shortly after the incident, and the woman in the other vehicle was rushed to the hospital for treatment of critical injuries.

Personal injury: Collision involving semi injures 3, kills 1

Motor vehicle accidents involving tractor-trailers can be devastating, potentially resulting in serious injuries for everyone involved, or worse. Those who suffer severe harm under similar circumstances could choose to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. A recent accident involving a semi has left three individuals with injuries, and claimed the life of another in Washington.

According to reports, the incident took place on a recent Monday afternoon as the driver of a tractor-trailer was attempting to change lanes. An initial investigation suggests that the driver failed to notice a vehicle in the other lane, and subsequently struck it, forcing it to spin out of control. The truck then proceeded to hit another vehicle, which then collided with a fence beside the road.

Associate Immigration Attorney

The Immigration Department of Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC in Kent, Washington seeks to hire an Associate Immigration Attorney. This position will join a team of three attorneys representing clients before USCIS, ICE, CBP, EOIR, BIA, federal courts and the Department of State. The attorney will be expected to manage a high-volume of all types of immigration cases with an emphasis on family petitions, consular processing, waivers, removal defense, criminal immigration, juvenile and U visa cases.

Bilingual Legal Assistant

The Immigration Department of Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC in Kent, Washington seeks to hire a full-time bilingual Legal Assistant. This position will provide administrative support to the attorneys and paralegals managing a high-volume caseload of all types of immigration legal applications. This position requires substantial direct client interaction.

Family law: Addressing the needs of kids at the end of a marriage

The end of a marriage can be a stressful and challenging period for everyone involved. For couples who have children together, protecting them throughout this period is generally a top priority. Since child custody can be one of the tougher aspects of family law, parents in Washington and elsewhere might find it beneficial to seek guidance on steps to take to safeguard the well-being of their kids.

Perhaps one of the most difficult tasks for parents who are facing divorce is coming up with a way to tell the kids. While this aspect can be somewhat intimidating, children may suffer if left in the dark, and they may even resort to coming up with their own conclusions to explain why one of their parents is moving out. Parents may not need to go into detail, but explaining the situation to kids in a manner they can understand could even help open up lines of communication to address any issues they might be experiencing.

Personal injury: Unsafe lane change leads to dangerous collision

Motorcycles are much smaller than other vehicles, which inherently makes them somewhat more difficult to see out on the road. However, motorcyclists in Washington and elsewhere also have a duty of care to obey, and making sudden and unsafe maneuvers could place a driver in an impossible situation. Should serious injuries occur on account of such negligence, the victim may wish to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim.

An accident involving a motorcycle took place on a recent Saturday in Washington, when the rider reportedly made an unsafe lane change, placing his bike in the path of another vehicle. Apparently unable to avoid a collision, the woman hit the bike from behind, causing both vehicles to veer off the road. According to reports, both the car and the motorcycle were totaled in the process.

Family law: Reducing the impact of divorce on retirement plans

Individuals in Washington and elsewhere may put a great deal of thought into the decision to end a marriage. For those divorcing late in life, addressing certain issues could be crucial to protecting their plans for retirement. With numerous aspects to cover, one facing a similar situation may find it beneficial to speak with a family law attorney for assistance in navigating the process.

Divorce will inherently have an impact on one's financial standing, which could be a concern for those closing in on the golden years. However, there may be certain steps one can take during this process that could prove beneficial. Perhaps one of the first steps could be gaining an understanding of how retirement assets are divided, as well as any potential tax ramifications that may apply.

Association Attorneys Present at Educational Seminar

photo3.jpgAttorneys Greg Cromwell, Jennifer Hill and Peter Wilburn from the Homeowners' Associations department at Hanis Irvine Prothero spoke to members of Boards of Directors on Thursday, June 22nd, as part of Around the Clock, Inc.'s Board Training Seminar. Approximately sixty members of Boards of Directors for various Homeowners' and Condominium Owners' Associations attended the seminar, an annual event put on by Around the Clock, Inc., CRMC.