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December 2017

Colburn Law

Amtrak Train Derailment and Positive Train Control

What is Positive Train Control? Positive Train Control is safety technology designed to prevent train accidents before they happen.  Positive Train Control is mandated by law and intended to: Prevent derailments caused by excessive speed. Prevent train-to-train collisions. Prevent a train from moving through an incorrectly positioned track switch. According to the U.S. Department of

Running in the Rain: Seattle Pedestrian Safety Tips 

If there’s one thing that Seattle is known for, it’s the legendary rainfall. We’re also a bunch of outdoor enthusiasts, so we can’t let a little moisture get in our way of a good time. If runners, for example, only ran outside on sunny days, they wouldn’t be getting out very often. Running in the

Holiday Driving Safety in Seattle  

The holiday season is officially upon us. Along with the spirit of the season comes increased traffic, more pedestrians doing their holiday shopping, and the potential for accidents. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to reduce your risk of accident or injury this holiday season. Simply follow these holiday driving safety tips.

Serious Injury Car Accident on Interstate 90

Recently, I represented a client who was involved in a significant car crash near the Interstate 90 and Interstate 405 interchange in Bellevue, Washington.  He was in a through lane when another driver suddenly changed lanes and cut him off.  In the diagram below, my client is Unit 1 (black) and the defendant driver is