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January 2021

Colburn Law

What Is an Anoxic Brain Injury?

  An anoxic brain injury is a serious condition caused by oxygen deprivation to the brain. Our brain controls our body’s most important functions and relies on oxygen to survive. After approximately four minutes of oxygen deprivation, our brain cells start to die, and we can experience severe, permanent brain damage. If you or someone

Test-Drive Accidents: Who Is Liable?

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, you know how important a test drive can be. These opportunities allow you to operate a prospective vehicle before you decide to purchase it, allowing you to gain a better understanding of whether or not the car is right for you. However, accidents can occur

Road Trip Safety Tips During Coronavirus Outbreak

  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel has become a risky activity. Common transportation options, such as airplanes and public transit, places you in close proximity to crowds of strangers and may increase your chances of exposure. To reduce their COVID-19 risk, many Washington residents are choosing to take road trips in the safety of

Car Accident Claims Involving Leased Vehicles

Not everyone can afford a car, which is why leasing is becoming a popular option for drivers looking for a new vehicle. However, car accidents can happen any time, in any place—and in any vehicle, even if you are not the primary owner. If you are in an accident while driving a leased car, you

How Pre-Existing Conditions Affect an Injury Claim

Accidents can be expensive. After sustaining an injury, you may need to take time off work, receive expensive medical care, and experience physical and psychological pain and suffering, affecting your quality of life. If someone else is responsible for the accident, you may be eligible to pursue compensation through a lawsuit or insurance claim. If

What to Do in a Roadside Emergency

Roadside emergencies can happen to any driver. From flat tires and overheated engines to serious collisions with other motorists, these incidents can place you in danger of another collision and strand you without assistance on Washington roads. During these situations, it is important to take careful steps to stay safe and seek the help you

Are Punitive Damages Available if You Were the Victim of a Drunk-Driving Crash?

Drunk driving is one of the most dangerous acts a motorist can commit. Alcohol impairs many of the body functions that you need to drive safely, including motor skills, concentration, judgement, and reaction time. If you are in an accident with a drunk driver, you can experience significant damages, including medical expenses, vehicle repairs, and