The Dangers of Kratom, a Supplement Advertised as a Painkiller

Many people who have accidents suffer from chronic pain. Painkillers are also used by people who have cancer and many other terminal diseases. All painkillers should be prescribed by a physician. Drugs and supplements are generally regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Claims about the efficacy of drugs and supplements are regulated by…

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Broken Bones – Symptoms, Treatment, and Complications

Nearly any type of accident can cause a victim to suffer broken or fractured bones. Car accidents, construction accidents, slip and fall accidents, defective products, and nursing home abuse are just a few of the types of personal injury accidents and incidents that cause broken bones. There are 206 bones in the human body and…

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Using Video Evidence in Car Accident Cases

Video footage of the car accident that caused your injuries is usually the strongest evidence you can have to bolster your case. The damage to the vehicles, the police report, and the statements of eyewitnesses all count – but if you want to sway an insurance adjuster, a defense lawyer, or a jury, then video…

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Move Over Law in Washington State

It seems like common sense to pull over to the side of the road when we hear a siren, or we see those flashing lights in our rearview mirror. But the Move Over laws in Washington state are actually a little more complicated than you might think. The law does not simply require you to…

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Prepare Your Car for the Cold Weather Season

It’s starting to get cold in Washington State. The roads start to ice up. The snow starts to fail. The temperatures start to drop. Dangerous weather conditions cause car accidents and truck accidents because many drivers don’t take precautions before they even get in their cars. Many drivers don’t understand how to drive when weather…

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What Short-Term and Long-Term Complications May Arise from Brain Injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries are caused by any forceful blow to the head. Some of the accidents that often cause brain injuries include car crashes, truck accidents, motorcycle spills, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, sporting accidents, and explosions. The recovery process is often long and expensive. Many TBI victims require surgeries, visits with specialists such…

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What Is the “Attractive Nuisance” Exception?

Property owners owe a duty of care to people they invite onto their property and people who have permission to be on their property. Property owners generally do not owe a duty of care to anyone who trespasses on their property – with one key exception. The exception is known in Washington state as the…

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Is It Time to End Washington State’s Eviction Moratorium?

The pandemic initially forced people to stay in their apartments and homes. Many businesses were locked down – except for those that provided essential services. It simply wasn’t possible to go to work which meant that people didn’t have an income. In response to the people’s inability to earn a living, the federal government and…

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FMCSA Sets New Standards for Truck Drivers with Vision Loss

The Medical Review Board of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently recommended that truck drivers be subject to stricter standards for vision loss than currently proposed. The Medical Review Board consists of five doctors that provide medical advice to the FMCSA. Freight Waves reported in August 2021 that the current field-of-vision requirement for…

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