Articles Posted in Injury and Accident Terms Glossary

DRAM SHOP LIABILITY:

Dram shop liability refers to laws governing bars, restaurants, taverns, pubs, bowling alleys or any commercial or private establishment where alcoholic beverages are served to a person who is intoxicated and subsequently injures or kills another person due to their intoxication.

The Farber Law Group represents people with serious personal injuries and the families of those killed due to motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, bicycle accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents and pedestrian accidents. We also represent the victims of drunken driving.

ALFORD PLEA:

An Alford plea allows a defendant in a criminal case to enter a plea that asserts the defendant’s innocence but acknowledges that there is sufficient evident for the court to find the defendant guilty. Upon entering an Alford plea, the defendant can be sentenced as if he/she was found guilty of a crime. The Alford plea is the equivalent of entering a guilty plea and it originated in the United States Supreme court case, North Carolina v. Alford.

The Farber Law Group represents people with serious personal injuries and the families of those killed due to motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, bicycle accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents and pedestrian accidents. We also represent the victims of drunken driving.

ROAD RAGE:

an assault with a motor vehicle or another weapon by an driver or passenger or one motor vehicle against the driver or passengers for another vehicle because of an incident that occurred while driving.

The Farber Law Group represents people with serious personal injuries and the families of those killed due to motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, bicycle accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents and pedestrian accidents. We also represent the victims of drunken driving.

In Washington State, vehicular homicide is considered a Class A Felony. Washington State vehicle code, RCW 46.61.520, provides the penalty for vehicular homicide

Vehicular homicide can be charged if a person dies of their injuries within three years of an accident caused by a driver who was:

  • Driving under the influence of liquor or any drug or combination thereof. In Washington State, a blood alcohol content (BAC) over 0.08% is considered over the legal limit.

GREAT BODILY HARM:

A serious injury to a person which causes permanent disfigurement, permanent loss or impairment of any bodily function or organ, or leads to death.

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog is a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, train accidents, boating and watercraft accidents, airplane accidents, pedestrian accidents, trucking accidents and accidents involving drunken drivers. Serious injuries may include traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, broken bones, whiplash, severe cuts and burns, or the loss of the use of a body part.

RESTITUTION:

Compensation to a victim who has lost money or property because of a crime. The offender may be required to pay a victim an amount of money up to twice the victim’s losses.

The Farber Law Group represents people with serious personal injuries and wrongful death claims. Our practices areas include: wrongful death; serious personal injuries; motor vehicle accidents; malpractice; nursing home neglect and abuse; burn injuries; traumatic brain injury; spinal cord injury; dangerous products; slip, trip and fall; foodborne illness; construction accidents. Contact us today for a free case consultation.

VEHICULAR HOMICIDE:

Driving in a reckless manner, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or without regard to the safety of others which results in the death – within three years of the incident – of another person.

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog is a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, train accidents, boating and watercraft accidents, airplane accidents, pedestrian accidents, trucking accidents and accidents involving drunken drivers. Serious injuries may include traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, broken bones, whiplash, severe cuts and burns, or the loss of the use of a body part.

VEHICULAR ASSAULT:

Driving in a reckless manner, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or without regard to the safety of others and causing substantial bodily harm.

The Farber Law Group represents people with serious personal injuries and wrongful death claims. Our practices areas include: wrongful death; serious personal injuries; motor vehicle accidents; malpractice; nursing home neglect and abuse; burn injuries; traumatic brain injury; spinal cord injury; dangerous products; slip, trip and fall; foodborne illness; construction accidents. Contact us today for a free case consultation.