It comes as a shock to many that summer actually has a higher risk of fatal car accidents than winter. In fact, the summer months have 29 percent more car accident deaths than winter months (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)! How is this possible with all the rain, snow and ice that lines the road in the winter months? There are several reasons that traffic deaths increase in the summer; we’re going to take a look at the top five today.Read More
It’s road construction season in the Pacific Northwest. In Bellingham alone, there are several road projects happening right now. While construction projects are needed from time to time, accidents can and do happen in road construction zones. According to the Federal Highway Administration, 27,037 people (about 773 per year) lost their lives in work zone crashes between 1982 and 2017. The NSC reports that 842 people and 39,100 people were injured in work zone crashes in 2019. Overall, work zone deaths have increased by 44 percent since 2010. There are several specific safety issues that come along with construction zones that drivers and construction companies need to be aware of to prevent construction zone accidents.Read More
Motor Vehicle deaths are a tragedy that we deal with every single day. In the U.S., we lose an average of 90 people in car accidents daily. Tragically, most collision-related fatalities are preventable. Public education campaigns and traffic enforcement are important tools to help change dangerous driving behavior. Preliminary numbers for 2021 show that motor vehicle deaths are up for the first three months of 2021.
If you lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident because of the negligent or reckless behavior of another, you may be entitled to compensation through a car accident claim. A personal injury attorney can explain your legal rights and help you recover a full and fair settlement for your losses.Read More