How Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Auto Accident Claims: It’s Complicated

How Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Auto Accident Claims: It’s Complicated

Like it or not, pre-existing conditions will play a role in your auto accident claim.  Whether the injured victim is  being treated for a chronic condition or some other current injury, it’s not uncommon for someone to be in less-than-perfect health before an auto accident. That does, however, beg the question of whether or not […]

Bicycles and Automobiles – 3 Feet of Space

Bicycles and Automobiles - 3 Feet of Space

On January 1, 2020 a new law went into effect in Washington. Where previously automobile drivers had to simply pass “at a safe distance”, the new law requires that automobiles give bicycles at least 3 feet of space when passing them on a road.  The highlights of the law include: If there are two or […]

The Dangers of Driving While Distracted

The Dangers of Driving While Distracted

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving caused the death of 1730 drivers, 605 passengers, 400 pedestrians, and 77 bicyclists in 2018. In addition to these deaths, there were an estimated additional 400,000 injuries in collisions attributed to distracted drivers in 2018. Everyone agrees that with the prevalence of cell phones, […]

Elder Abuse: A Public Health Concern

Elder Abuse: A Public Health Concern

The older population in the United States is growing at a faster rate than the younger population. Many of the older adults are considered frail and vulnerable, they may be unable to take care of their own daily needs, and they often depend on others for help. This leaves them vulnerable to being abused or […]

Marijuana and Driving: When It’s Considered DUI

Marijuana and Driving: When It’s Considered DUI

In November 2012, Washington State legalized the use of recreational marijuana for adults age 21 and older, with legal sales beginning in July 2014. With the passage of the law, the DUI laws of the state were amended to include a legal limit for the amount of THC in a person’s blood if they are […]

Semi-Trucks and Auto Accidents – Sharing the Road

Semi-Trucks and Auto Accidents - Sharing the Road

Semi-trucks are an integral part of the economic growth and stability in the United States, but as more and more trucks enter the roadways, so does the likelihood of serious auto accidents. Long haul and semi-truck drivers help transport goods from one side of the country to the other and there is no argument that […]

When Cars and Trucks Collide: Physics Behind Serious Injuries

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Serious Injuries Due to Semi-Truck Accidents It is common sense that a semi-truck has an unfair size advantage against a smaller car, but many people don’t realize there is a lot more physics behind the unproportionate vehicles than just size.  The main factors why semi-trucks cause so much damage to smaller vehicles and injuries to […]

The Benefits of Hiring an Attorney After a Car Accident

The Benefits of Hiring an Attorney After a Car Accident

Car accidents cause a lot more damage than simply putting a dent in your vehicle. Additional damages include expensive medical bills, lost wages, loss of enjoyment making it impossible or difficult to do many of things that you enjoy doing and most importantly, not being in the same physical health that you once enjoyed. Unfortunately, […]

Why You Should Get a Personal Injury Attorney if You Have a Car Accident

Why You Should Get a Personal Injury Attorney if You Have a Car Accident

Car accidents can be very stressful and the last thing that a lot of people consider is taking even more time to find and retain a personal injury attorney given the fact that they are already taking time addressing injuries, dealing with insurance companies and repairing their vehicle. Many accident victims don’t realize that retaining […]