When anyone in Washington is charged with a crime, or even if he or she has reason to believe there is a criminal investigation underway, it is essential to act quickly. The ultimate outcome might depend largely on the quality and timeliness of a criminal defense. Securing legal counsel would likely have been the first thing 10 suspected methamphetamine traffickers did after their recent arrest.
A husband and wife recently died after a vehicle that was allegedly driven by a drunk driver struck them. Every year, thousands of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are filed in Washington civil courts against intoxicated drivers. Those who lose loved ones in such accidents might seek financial relief, but their psychological trauma may never be relieved.
While cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., various treatments developed in the last century have increased the chances of survival for numerous patients. However, the treatment's effectiveness decreases if the cancer is in an advanced stage. This can happen when a patient does not recognize signs of incoming cancer and procrastinates going to the doctor for examination.
Workers in Washington who are unable to work due to a non-work-related injury or illness may rely on disability benefits to sustain their lives. Social Security Disability Insurance is a program that provides valuable financial assistance for predetermined periods. Although employers usually provide SSDI coverage, individuals can obtain private disability insurance, on its own or additional to an employer-provided program.
Divorce in Washington does not remove the responsibility of a parent to support his or her child. Family law requires even a noncustodial parent who relocates and has limited contact with the child to share the support until the emancipation of the child. Fortunately, most parents want what is in the best interest of their children when marriages end.