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May 2019

Colburn Law

Emotional Distress Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Emotional distress is a very real issue after a traumatic personal injury accident. A severe car crash, act of violence, dog attack, workplace fall, or other incident can impose significant emotional scarring and mental anguish. The psychological trauma the victim of someone else’s negligence suffers is not a harm the state of Washington ignores. It

5 Signs of a Birth Injury

No parent wants to discover that his or her child suffered a birth injury. Birth injuries can require weeks or months of healing for the infant. Some children may never fully recover from their birth injuries. The main cause of birth injuries in Washington State is negligence. A doctor or nurse’s negligence during pregnancy, labor,

Negligent Driving vs. Reckless Driving

Negligence and recklessness are two different types of driver behaviors. While both can cause serious auto accidents and severe injuries, they each have distinct legal definitions under Washington State law. Understanding the difference between negligent and reckless driving can help you navigate an auto accident case. It could also lead to a different result during

Washington State Dash Cam Laws

Dashboard cameras, or dash cams, have become more popular in recent years thanks to modern technology. It is easier and more affordable than ever to install a dash cam in a vehicle (or onto helmets, for many motorcyclists). Drivers may install dash cams to record their surroundings – and to potentially catch a crash on

Grass Clippings Pose Hazard to Motorcyclist Safety

Dumping grass clippings in the road after mowing the lawn is more than just an eyesore – it is a hazard that is against the law in some cities and states. Grass clippings are a serious safety threat to motorcyclists in Washington. Going through grass clippings is the equivalent of hitting black ice, according to