Electric Vehicles: Silent – But Deadly?

In a world of loud, combustion engines that pollute the air with fumes as well as sound, having a quieter and more eco-friendly alternative seems like just the fix. Electric vehicles have been around for a long time, but have recently been gaining more popularity as technology advances. While electric vehicles have many benefits to…

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Why Do Cars and Trains Collide?

Cars and trains don’t collide often – but when they do collide, the consequences are often deadly or catastrophic. There are many precautions that both railroad companies and the drivers of cars and other vehicles should take to avoid these dangerous collisions. When a railroad company or a driver is negligent, they deserve to be…

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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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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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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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