If you’ve been injured in a car accident you may be wondering if you can trust the at-fault car insurance agency to agree to a reasonable settlement (hint: probably not). Great car accident lawyers know how to place a value on your claim and how to negotiate with car insurance companies to get you a fair settlement for your injuries. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain: auto accident lawyers do not require any payment upfront and are only compensated out of a percentage of the settlement. If you are looking for the best car accident attorney in Bellingham, how do you know you’re choosing the right one?Read More
In Washington State, it is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana with more than 5 nanograms of active THC per milliliter of blood. If you were hit by a driver impaired by marijuana, contact an experienced car accident attorney as soon as you are able. The accident lawyer can discuss your legal rights and may be able to fight for justice on your behalf.Read More
ATVs and dirt bikes have different purposes and levels of safety. Dirt bikes are great for thrill seekers and those looking to explore single-track trails in remote locations. ATVs are great for transporting people and items like carrying an elk out or for leisurely rides around farms, trails and campsites. Overall, ATVs are easier to learn and dirt bikes are easier to haul. Each comes with their own level of risk; both ATV and dirt bike accidents can be very serious. Many people are injured in ATV and dirt bike wrecks every year.Read More
Dirt biking riding is popular but it’s very important to understand dirt bike riding safety tips in order to reduce your chances of being injured in a dirt bike crash. Simple choices like riding trails instead of racing, choosing a bike with power that fits your age and skill level, avoiding drinking while riding and wearing protective gear can dramatically reduce your risk of serious injury from dirt bike accidents.
If you or a loved one was injured in a dirt bike accident because of the negligence of another, contact a dirt bike lawyer as soon as you are able. The Bellingham bike injury lawyer can discuss your legal rights and may be able to help you recover damages for your injuries.Read More
Being in a car accident is no fun but at some point, most people have to deal with a collision. Most people know that they need to report a car accident to their own insurance company but reporting rules and other requirement of driving a car vary by state to state.
What you need to know about car accidents in Washington StateRead More
Each of us has a right to expect that our health insurance companies will act in good faith when handling health insurance claims or a request for care that is covered under our policies. When legitimate health care is denied, there can be terrible consequences to patients including the progression of an illness or even the death of a loved one. When a health insurer acts in bad faith, the insured may be able to recover damages through a civil lawsuit.Read More
There is a strong connection between domestic violence, sexual assault and domestic rape; which are all about demeaning, intimidating and exerting power over another person. According to data from the National Coalition of Domestic Violence, between 40 and 45 percent of women in abusive relationships will also be sexually assaulted during the course of the relationship compared to 14 – 25 percent of women in relationships not marked by abuse. According to VAWnet, about 10 – 14 percent of married women experience marital rape in the US.Read More
May is bike month which means people are encouraged to get out there and ride their bikes. With the weather warming up in the Pacific Northwest, there are more cyclists on the road. Drivers and cyclists both need to do their parts to reduce bicycle accidents, which often involve a crash between a motor vehicle and a bicycle.
Washington fatal pedestrian and bicycle accidents doubled between 2013-2017
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Active Transportation Annual Safety Report was released in March 2018. It showed that Washington pedestrian and bicycle deaths doubled over four years between 2013 and 2017 with 60 deaths in 2013 and 122 in 2017 (pedestrians shouldered most of the increase in fatalities). Pedestrian and bicycle accident injuries went up 31 percent during these years, from 351 in 2013 to 461 in 2017.Read More
On May 9, 2019, South Shore Furniture recalled about 316,900 chests of drawers sold in the U.S. and Canada. The Libra style 3-drawer chests weigh about 56 pounds and come in nine colors. They were sold online at Walmart.com, Amazon.com, Target.com and other online retailers between October, 2009 and July, 2018 for about $60 or as part of a three-piece bedroom set. Read more product details on the CPSC website.Read More
For those of us in the Pacific Northwest, the season turning to spring brings a sigh of relief that we won’t have to deal with winter driving conditions again for several months. What many may not realize is that spring brings its own car accident and pedestrian accident risk factors. Being aware of the dangers that spring brings to the roads can reduce your chances of being injured in an accident.Read More