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July 2019

Colburn Law

What Is the Washington State Crime Victims Compensation Program?

The aftermath of a violent crime can be disorienting and devastating to many people. You may have to cope with ongoing physical and mental health ailments, miss work to recover and attend court appointments, and navigate pain and suffering or a reduced quality of life. While you may not be able to reverse what happened

Is Motorcycle Insurance Required in Washington?

Effective July 28, 2019, motorcycle drivers are required to carry liability coverage and proof of insurance.  Motorcyclists are no longer exempt from Washington State’s mandatory automobile insurance law. Now that Washington requires motorcycle accident insurance, the only remaining state in the union to not require motorcycle insurance is Florida. What are the Motorcycle Insurance Requirements

Common Environment-Related Factors in Car Accidents

A number of different factors can lead to car accidents in Washington state, from faulty traffic lights to distracted driving and other dangerous driving practices. However, environmental conditions, such as inclement weather and obstructed views, can also play a role in collisions on our roads. While these natural occurrences may not be the primary cause

Secondary Brain Injury Prevention

Brain injuries are some of the most serious conditions we can develop after an accident. While mild forms of brain injuries can heal relatively quickly, moderate to severe injuries can lead to severe, lasting complications and can often be fatal. One type of brain injury that can be especially dangerous is a secondary brain injury.

Understanding Washington Parking Laws

As Washington drivers, it is our responsibility to follow applicable traffic laws and keep our roads safe. However, many drivers can overlook the important role that parking laws play in maintaining traffic safety. When you are looking for a place to park while driving in Washington, make sure to keep these key parking laws in

Proving Causation in Personal Injury Claims

When you file a personal injury claim or lawsuit in Washington State, you will need to work with your attorney to prove that negligent actions caused your injuries. Without this causation, you would not be able to claim compensation for your injuries. While proving causation may seem straightforward in theory, it can get very complicated

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage in Washington State

If you suffer injuries in a car accident in Washington state, you may have to pay for expensive medical bills, lose out on weeks of wages, and suffer a variety of other damages from pain and suffering to vehicle damage. You have multiple options to recover compensation for your losses after a car accident, including

What Is a Subrogation Claim?

If you were recently involved in a car accident in Washington state, you may have received notice from an insurance company stating that they are filing a subrogation claim against you. Most people do not know what a subrogation claim is until after they receive these notices. What Is Subrogation? When you are involved in

Announcing The 2019 Colburn Law TBI Scholarship Winner

Colburn Law is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 Traumatic Brain Injury Scholarship — Jenna Culotta, who is planning on attending UCLA this fall. Jenna will be studying biology and plans to attend medical school to become a doctor. In addition, Colburn Law is pleased to award an additional $1,000 each to Gabriella