generator safety

In the fall and winter, generators can be a very useful piece of equipment. Many people and businesses own standby generators in case a storm or other incident knocks power out. Others use portable generators to provide heat for cold weather trailer camping. Whatever type of generator you are using, it is important to understand […]

Storm safety

Autumn is storm season in the Pacific Northwest; heavy rain and wind can cause downed power lines and fallen trees. These storm safety tips will help to keep you and your family safe this fall. Top 10 storm safety tips

traffic fatalities

According to the National safety council (NSC) in their August report; traffic fatalities rose 9 percent in the first six months of 2016 compared to the first six months of 2015. Even more shocking is the 18 percent rise in traffic fatalities over the comparable 2014 statistics. The eight percent jump between 2014 and 2015 […]

Hunter safety

Hunter safety skills help to prepare hunters for safe behavior while hunting and thereby reduce hunting accidents. Overall hunting safety but particularly the safe handling of firearms is a major part of standard hunting safety courses. Washington State law requires all individuals born after January, 1 1972 who want to hunt in Washington State to […]

car seat safety

In the April 2011 issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) changed their advice on toddler car seat safety. As of the release of the article, the academy advises parents to keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age two, or until they exceed the height or weight limit for the car seat, […]

car accidents

While cars are considerably safer than they were several decades ago, vehicle defects still cause serious car accidents that result in personal injuries. The National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that vehicle “factors” were the critical reason for 44,000 of the 2.2 million accidents they […]

car crashes

Over the years cars have gotten safer as more safety features have been introduced; safety features can help reduce car crashes. Sometimes vehicle manufacturers have taken their own initiative to produce additional safety features and sometimes the federal government has had to step in to legislate safety changes. Take a look at these five new […]

vehicle accidents

Once your tires are close to failure it can be difficult to prevent vehicle accidents. As we enter fall there will be more rain and other poor weather conditions; tire problems combined with poor weather can dramatically increase the likelihood of a vehicle crash. Proper tire maintenance is an essential component in extending the life […]

car accident

What are your legal options if your car accident was caused by poor road conditions such as potholes, a cracked surface or other road defect? The city, county or state government is in charge of road maintenance and ensuring that roads are safe for use by pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles. The government’s role in roads […]

car accidents

Car accidents increase in wet weather conditions because of visibility impairments, unskilled driving and vehicle performance issues. Rain is considered the cause of thousands of car accidents every year. In fact, new analysis of federal data shows that rain causes more driving fatalities than snow in 39 of the 50 states. Understanding the increased risk […]