Why are such high figures sought in civil suits?

Car accidents can be life changing, and not in a good way. Although Washington is one of the safer states in the U.S. with a relatively low per capita and per mile death rate, we still see a few hundred traffic fatalities per year. In the state of Washington, driving offenses are taken seriously. Under certain circumstances, driving under the influence can be a Class B felony. If someone dies due to the accident, the person who caused the accident can potentially be charged with vehicular homicide. While seeing justice done under the law…

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