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August 2019

Colburn Law

Important Records to Obtain After a Truck Accident

Truck accidents in Washington state can be severely damaging, whether you were in a motor vehicle, on a bike, or simply walking down the street. The sheer size and weight of semi-trucks often leads to severe injury and property damage, resulting in high medical and repair expenses. However, you could claim compensation for your losses

How Do You Prove a Doctor’s Negligence Resulted in a Birth Injury?

When we visit a hospital to deliver our newborn babies, we expect the doctor and his or her medical team to perform up to professional standards. However, not all families receive the best medical care during labor and delivery. Sometimes, a doctor’s negligence can lead to significant birth injuries in a child that cause lifelong

How Old Do You Have to Be to Ride on the Back of a Motorcycle?

Motorcycles, like all motorized vehicles, are prone to accidents. Because of the size and lack of protection that motorcycles have when compared to cars, these accidents can be very severe and can often lead to fatalities. While the minimum age to ride on the back of a motorcycle in Washington is five years old, many

Who Is At-Fault If You Hit an Illegally Parked Car?

Many different situations can lead to car accidents. Washington is a fault insurance state, which means that whoever causes the accident is liable for the injuries and damages suffered by the other vehicles involved. However, it is not always easy to determine who is at-fault in a car accident – especially if you hit an

Steps to Take After a Parking Lot Accident

A parking lot can be a perfect spot for a car accident to occur. You and your fellow drivers focused on getting to your chosen destination or to head home, and the next moment, another vehicle collides into you. The moments after a parking lot accident are crucial to filing a successful personal injury lawsuit

Driver Safety Tips for Teenagers

Young drivers can be very susceptible to car accidents. Since driving is relatively new to these drivers, they often do not have the intuition or practice to avoid accidents or respond quickly to dangerous situations. Teen drivers also have a high rate of driving under the influence and driving while distracted. However, there are a

Is Brake Checking Illegal in Washington State?

As drivers, we are responsibly for operating our own vehicles safely and anticipating hazards on the road. However, not all drivers engage in safe driving practices or focus on their own behavior while on the road. Instead, they choose to engage in dangerous driving practices such as brake checking. Brake checking, an action that occurs

Bicycle Helmet Laws in Washington State

Bicycle accidents can lead to severe damage and injury, especially if you are not wearing a helmet at the time. Studies show that wearing a helmet increases cyclist safety significantly, protecting you from severe head trauma and brain injury. However, not all states or municipalities require you to wear a helmet while riding. Do you