What Are My Rights if I Was Hit by an Uninsured Driver?

In Washington, drivers are required to carry a state minimum amount of liability insurance. While most drivers do have the minimum, many motorists also drive without insurance. Even when drivers do have insurance coverage, the state minimum is often not enough to pay for all of your damages. Just one night in a hospital, for…

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Why Whiplash Is a More Serious Injury Than You Think

Whiplash injuries are often caused by vehicle accidents – mostly, rear end-collisions. The good news is that most whiplash injuries are not fatal. The bad news is that they do require medical care. Most car accident victims who have whiplash suffer with severe neck pain. The pain can affect your ability to work, enjoy your…

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Joint Damage from Car Accidents

Drivers and passengers who are in car accidents often suffer damage to their knees and other joints. The injuries occur as the victims collide with each other, strike objects such as dashboards, the steering wheel, and doors. Just the twisting and turning of the body after the impact occurs can cause joint damage too. Victims…

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Top Five Reasons Why Distracted Driving Is Dangerous

There’s no excuse for distracted driving. Drivers should either take care of their activities before they get into their car or wait until the trip ends. Distracted driving is a leading cause of deaths and serious car and truck accidents in Vancouver and Battle Ground, Washington. When drivers operate their car while distracted, they should…

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Why Childhood Bone Fractures Are Complicated Injuries

There are many different types of accidents that can cause a child to suffer broken bones. Some of the common causes include car accidents, pedestrian or bicycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and recreational accidents. Showing that drivers, property owners, and others are liable for your child’s injuries is just one part of an accident…

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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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