What States Love Pickup Trucks the Most – and Where Does WA Fall?
The pickup truck is a highly versatile, visually appealing, and powerful vehicle, capable of taking you and your loved ones just about anywhere you need to go. Although it might not beat a sports car in a race, it still packs a horsepower punch. In states with vast, open roads and abundant outdoor recreational activities,…Read More
Oregon Legalizes Hallucinogenic Mushrooms: What This Means for Drivers in Washington
One of the first few states to legalize cannabis, Oregon is now leading the way for another Schedule I drug: psilocybin mushrooms. These hallucinogenic fungi have been known in popular media as the drug that causes trippy experiences, including users imagining melting walls or multicolored skies. As exciting as that image is, the scientific reality…Read More
What Do You Do When a Traffic Light Stops Working?
Just about every motorist, cyclist, or pedestrian has experienced this at some point – the broken traffic light. It usually occurs during a storm or power outage, but sometimes they just simply stop working. When this happens at a busy and well-traveled intersection, a dead traffic signal can cause chaos. Drivers become confused, unsure of…Read More
What Is a Building Strike Accident?
Cars crashing into buildings aren’t just the stuff of movies. They happen all too often. When cars collide with buildings (called car incursions), the consequences can be catastrophic. The people inside the building have no protection from the vehicle and no way of even anticipating the collision so they can get out of the way.…Read More
Will Blood Alcohol Monitoring Systems in Cars Help Reduce Drunk Driving Accidents?
Drunk driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents. Every year, thousands of people die in collisions with drunk drivers. Others involved in DUI accidents are left irreparably injured, their lives changed forever. While we have laws making it illegal to drive with one’s blood alcohol content above a certain percentage, they…Read More
Yes, You Should Buy More Car Insurance
When it comes to having an automobile, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Cars these days are expensive. Even the cheapest ones cost several thousand dollars. No one wants to have to spend even more money on fixing the car should they ever end up in an accident. What is even more…Read More
Who’s the Most At Risk for Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving is, sadly, not uncommon. Plenty of people have glanced at a text or maybe typed in a new address into their GPS while stopped at a red light or as they’re pulling out of a parking lot. However, just because it is common doesn’t mean it is any less dangerous. Thousands of lives…Read More
Are “Accidents” Really Accidents?
At Philbrook Law Firm, our lawyers represent personal injury victims. This means we represent anyone who is injured due to the preventable conduct of others. More precisely, it means the following: Someone owed you a duty of care. That someone breached their duty of care. You suffered your injuries (or a loved one died) due…Read More
What Makes Vancouver and Battle Ground Roads Dangerous?
There are many heavily traveled roads throughout Vancouver and Battle Ground, Washington. These roads include I-5 and I-205. SR 14 starts in Vancouver and moves east. SR 500 begins in north Vancouver and connects with I-205. SR 503 is a state highway that provides transportation routes for Clark and Cowlitz counties. The 54-mile-long road runs…Read More
Why Rollover Accidents Are So Dangerous
A recent accident in Vancouver, Washington is a reminder that vehicle rollover accidents are extremely dangerous. News about an accident on State Route 500 near southbound Interstate 205 disclosed that two people were seriously injured when they were ejected from a vehicle that rolled over several times. Traffic was backed up to the Fourth Plain…Read More