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The Washington State Highway Patrol reported that a wrong-way driver on Highway 2 near Leavenworth, Washington hit a truck belonging to Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, injuring the driver, Randall G. Trivett of Monroe. Trivett was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle reported the Wenatchee World.

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Trooper Rich Magnussen of the Washington State Patrol said that the wrong-way driver hit Trivett who was eastbound on Highway 2 about 30 miles west of Leavenworth. Trivett’s pickup ended up on the shoulder. The driver of the wrong-way vehicle then fled the scene of the accident. Detective Loren Barger of the State Patrol asks that anyone who saw a light blue vehicle on Highway 2 that was involved in the accident to call 509-663-9721.

Highway 2 near Leavenworth is in the Cascade Mountains and is mostly a two lane highway.

WITNESS:

A witness is a person who has firsthand knowledge of the facts of a case and can testify under oath at a trial, hearing or deposition. A witness can also be a person who verifies and observes the execution of a legal document such as a will.

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WASHINGTON ADMINISTRATIVE CODE (WAC):

Washington State administrative codes are used by state agencies to carry out laws passed by the Washington State Legislature for the purpose of hearing claims and appeals over which agencies have jurisdiction.

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.

WAIVER:

A Waiver is the voluntary surrender of a known right. Many times a waiver is in writing and can be used to release a negligent activity. The person who signs the waive must understand and have full knowledge of the right being waived.

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.

VOIR DIRE:

Voir Dire is part of the jury selection process. It is an oath administered to the potential juror where he or she swears to speak the truth. Voir Dire is also the examination of the potential juror to determine if a juror is prejudiced, biased or cannot not fairly ascertain the facts of the case. Some reasons that a potential juror may be excused include being an acquaintance of a party in the case, witness or attorney or being in an occupation which might lead to a bias.

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.

VERDICT:

A verdict is the answer or finding the jury provides the judge concerning the questions or matters given to them. The judge can then use the finding to determine a penalty or sentencing.

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.

VENUE:

The venue is the county where a lawsuit should be filed and tried. In personal injury cases, the lawsuit should be filed where the defendant lives, where the defendant has their principal place of business or where the accident took place.

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.

TRIER OF FACT:

The person(s) who will make the decision in a trial based on the evidence and decide the outcome of the case.This can be a judge, jury or arbitrator.

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.

TRIAL:

A trial is when all the parties of a dispute come together and present evidence to a court, usually a jury and a judge, in order to determine a resolution of the dispute.

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.

TORTFEASOR:

A person who has committed a tort which is a wrongful act. A tort can include breaking a contract or trust that results in another person being injured. The injured person is entitled to be compensated for their injuries.

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.