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December 2020

Colburn Law

Construction Site Injuries & Third Party Claims in Washington

  Construction sites can be very dangerous locations. Workers employed by the company overseeing the site and various subcontractors often work over each other to complete the project, which can lead to oversight and negligence. From dangerous equipment to electrocutions, falling materials, and improperly-secured scaffolding, construction accidents contribute to hundreds of injuries and fatalities each

Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident Changing Lanes?

  As drivers, it is important that we navigate the roads safely and pay close attention to other vehicles in our vicinity. This is especially important while changing lanes; it is very easy for a driver to experience a lapse in judgement or concentration, move to another lane, and crash into another vehicle. If you

What to Do When Injured Falling on An Uneven Sidewalk or Street

  We often assume that our streets and sidewalks are safe to walk on — but a crack in the pavement, a sudden change in elevation, or chipped concrete can place pedestrians in danger. Slip and fall accidents are often very severe, leading to serious injuries such as traumatic brain damage, damaged hips, and broken

Can a Car Accident Cause Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a painful condition that can cause multiple symptoms, including fatigue, widespread pain, sleep problems, and emotional distress. Many physical and psychological factors can trigger fibromyalgia, including car accidents. Not only can the physical injuries sustained in a collision contribute to fibromyalgia, but post-accident emotional trauma and post-traumatic stress can cause a victim to

Washington State Dram Shop Laws

Drinking and driving is extremely dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 55% of drivers involved in motor vehicle fatalities between midnight to 3am were under the influence of alcohol. More than 10,000 people die from drunk driving crashes each year — approximately one person every 50 minutes. These statistics suggest many

The Importance of Police Reports After an Accident in Seattle

After a car accident, you can incur some serious losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and vehicle repairs. Washington laws allow injured drivers to claim compensation from the person responsible for their accidents, either through a lawsuit or insurance claim. During both legal pathways, you will need to prove your right to damages using all

How to Avoid Burns This Winter

  The winter season brings cold temperatures, holiday festivities, and a higher risk of burns than other times of the year. Burn injuries, which can range from mild to life-threatening, can lead to severe pain, long-lasting complications, and financial hardship. You can avoid these losses by taking careful steps to prevent burns this winter, but

What Are the Dangers of Late Night Driving?

After a car accident, we often assume that negligent behaviors caused the crash: drinking and driving, running a red light, failure to yield, and so on. However, multiple factors can contribute to a collision, including poor road conditions, inclement weather, and low visibility, especially at night. In fact, driving late at night can increase the