The Dangers of Trucks Making Turns

Truck accidents are usually more deadly and more serious than car accidents because of the size, weight, and dimensions of the trucks. One scary type of truck accident is a turning accident. These accidents are scary because the car that is struck is often just standing still or is traveling at a low rate of…

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Are Autonomous Trucks Safe?

Truck manufacturers, like car manufacturers, are working hard to develop self-driving trucks. There are numerous incentives for the trucking industry starting with reducing or eliminating the need to pay for truck drivers. Truck manufacturers argue that autonomous trucks are safer, pointing to the large number of fatal truck accidents each year. Truck drivers are clearly…

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Crimes With Unintended Consequences

There’s a wonderful new book by Amor Towles called Lincoln Highway. In the story two adolescents fight. One teenager falls backward, trips over a cable, strikes his head on a concrete block, and dies nearly two months later. The adolescent who struck the fatal blow is then sentenced to a state work farm. The warden…

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What Happens if I’m Bitten by a Service Dog?

In Washington State, dogs, with limited exceptions, are strictly liable for any injuries or deaths they cause. Dog bites can cause infections, puncture wounds, rashes, scarring, and facial disfigurement. Young children are especially likely to be bitten because they don’t appreciate how dangerous a dog can be.  Postal workers and anyone who is surprised by…

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When Drivers Are Injured or Killed in Work Zones

Construction work throughout Vancouver and Battle Ground is a major source of frustration and a major source of car accident injuries and fatalities. Lanes narrow, creating logjams. It’s often hard for motorists to even know where to drive without clear and proper signage. Further, in construction zones, the road surfaces can be slick, uneven, and…

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What Jurors Need to Understand About Jury Trials

At Philbrook Law Office, our personal injury lawyers work aggressively to settle your car accident, premises liability, or any other type of accident claim. Many times, we are able to settle your case – often, for the insurance policy limits. There are times, though, when the insurance companies don’t make a fair offer. When insurance…

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Responsibility for Underride Truck Accidents

Many compact cars are so small that when they collide with 18-wheelers, semis, and other large trucks, they can slide under the trucks – killing anyone in the compact car. Cars might slide or be forced under a truck in a rear-end collision. Truck underride accidents can also happen in a head-on crash or when…

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Types of Soft Tissue Injuries

Many different types of accidents can cause soft tissue injuries. Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents cause these serious injuries. Falls on the premises of another or construction accidents can cause soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries may occur at work, at a nursing home, or due to product defects. These injuries usually also involve damage…

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On and Off-Ramp Accidents in Washington State

Driving on flat straight roads is difficult enough for most drivers. Driving on on-and-off ramps is especially dangerous. The first danger is that these roads curve forcing drivers to drive slowly to stay on the road and in their lane of travel. The second danger is that drivers entering roadways from ramps need to merge…

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