When we get our driver’s licenses, we enter into a covenant with each. That covenant is that if our driving causes injury to another person, we will be financially responsible to pay for the damages our driving caused. Otherwise, the community is left covering the costs, either through health insurance or other public means. Therefore, in Washington State, we are required to have automobile liability insurance. In this way, we guarantee that we can pay for the damages caused by unsafe driving.
When you have been harmed because of someone else’s negligence, you have two types of damages that you can recover under the law. In this post we cover what special damages are and how it can help you.