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April 2019

Colburn Law

Seattle Crane Accident Lawyer

On April 27, 2019, a crane collapsed in downtown Seattle causing the deaths of four people and injuring at least four others.  The crane accident occurred at Fairview Avenue North and Mercer Street when a tower crane working on a new Google campus fell. The four fatalities included two ironworkers who were in the tower

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Washington State?

The short answer is, no. It is a common sight on Washington highways – motorcycles, zipping between two slow-moving lanes of traffic. So common, in fact, that the topic is often up for debate. Is lane splitting legal in Washington state? If you ride a motorcycle and had a collision while lane splitting, you may still

PTSD After a Motorcycle Accident

If you were recently in a motorcycle accident, your physical recovery is likely at the forefront of your mind. However, some motorcycle accident victims continue to experience the circumstances of the accident long after the physical injuries heal. In some cases, motorcycle accident victims can even develop post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. In fact, nearly

When Can a Pedestrian Be at Fault?

Many people subscribe to the notion that the pedestrian always has the right-of-way. While it is certainly true that pedestrians are much more vulnerable to injury due to the physics of car versus pedestrian accidents, and while drivers contribute to a great many pedestrian accidents, pedestrians are not immune to fault. What Are Some Situations

Who is at Fault if a Pedestrian Was Hit While Jaywalking?

  Car versus pedestrian accidents in Seattle often result in severe injuries for the pedestrian, who is no match for an object as large as a car. Pedestrians may choose to sue to pursue compensation for injuries caused by the accident. However, what if your car versus pedestrian accident occurred as you were jaywalking? Can