Started by the National Safety Council more than 20 years ago, June is National Safety Month. The purpose is to build awareness around preventable accidents that cause thousands of injuries and fatalities on our roads and throughout our communities each year.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of the negligence of another, contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you are able. For most personal injuries in Washington State, there is a three-year statute of limitations on an injury claim. The accident lawyer can discuss your legal rights and may be able to fight for a fair settlement on your behalf.Read More
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
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.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
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
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
As reported by ABC news, Ex Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others were charged by German prosecutors on Monday, April 15 for fraud in the emissions cheating scandal and unfair competition.Read More
Now that spring is here along with warmer temperatures, more people are bringing their motorcycles out of the garage. Many love the feel of riding a motorcycle but it’s clear that in a motor vehicle crash, motorcyclists are a lot more vulnerable to injury than a driver protected by a car. For those considering getting a motorcycle, safety considerations should be made.
Are motorcycles safe?
Motorcycles are much less safe than motor vehicles for the following reasons:Read More
In another blow to airbag manufacturer Takata, Honda chose to recall 1.1 million Acura and Honda vehicles in the United States after a Takata air bag inflator injured a driver. The Takata airbags, that are already linked to the biggest automotive recall in U.S. history, can explode and shoot pieces of sharp metal at the driver and passengers when the air bag inflator is deployed during a crash. Ironically, the air bag inflators are meant to be a safety feature.Read More