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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Are Electric Trucks Safe?

More and more manufacturers are developing electric cars and trucks. The driving force behind the development is the thinking that electric vehicles help the environment by reducing or eliminating the need for fossil fuels. This is why Washington State adopted the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Program and Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) Rule last November for…

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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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