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car accident deaths

Our June blog post about a sharp rise in Whatcom County car accident deaths marked 10 deaths between January and mid-June, 2017. As of November 14, 2017 Whatcom County has experienced a tragic 20 crash deaths, which means a shocking additional 10 lives lost. The county has averaged 15 deaths from traffic accidents each year […]

pedestrian accidents

In the Pacific Northwest the shorter days stretch between fall and winter and they are already upon us. For many students that means walking or biking to school or the bus stop in the dark and cold for a portion of the school year. Students should be taught “walk to school safety tips” for any […]

suing after a car accident

After most car accidents one or both parties involved make insurance claims to cover expenses such as property damage and medical expenses/therapy. The insurance agencies make a settlement offer which must be accepted by the individuals involved. When the settlement on the table is not acceptable because it does not cover ongoing medical care or […]

Drowsy driving

According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), one out of every 10 drivers has fallen asleep behind the wheel; one out of every eight car accidents that lead to hospitalization is because of drowsy driving and drowsy driving car accidents are responsible for 6,400 deaths each year. These alarming statistics mean that drowsy driving prevention […]

drunk driving car accidents

Tario & Associates, P.S. has more than 35 years experience representing victims of drunk driving car accidents. When you have been seriously injured through no fault of your own you may need a legal advocate who will fight for the settlement you deserve. Free consultations and no up-front fees make hiring a car accident lawyer […]

pedestrian accidents

A beautiful October day can be ideal for a walk; many like to get out and enjoy the outdoors with the leaves in all colors and walking is good for your heart and overall health. It is important, however, to keep safety in mind while out walking in October to prevent pedestrian accidents. The Pacific […]

self-driving car accident rate

The question may not be “are self-driving cars safe” but whether other drivers are ready to be on the road with self-driving cars? A 2015 study from the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute found that self-driving test cars had car accident rates five times higher than conventional cars but that they were not at […]

Social Host Liability

Halloween parties are a popular way to celebrate the holiday; it’s an excuse to dress up and get together with friends. Hosts decide how to decorate their home, what food and beverages to serve and who to invite. If the social host chooses to serve alcohol they should be especially wary if there are minors […]

Premises liability

Halloween decorations are a great part of the fun of celebrating the holiday. Kids and adults alike delight in the houses that put in the effort to transform their yards into a spooky graveyard or haunted house. If not done with safety in mind, however, strobe lights, artificial fog and decorations stuck into the grass […]