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August 2022

Colburn Law

What Is Dooring and What Should You Know About It?

Drivers do not always pay proper attention to cyclists on the road. From tailgating to unsafe turns, cyclists are often at risk of serious accidents because of dangerous driver behavior. Even parked cars can be dangerous. When a driver opens his or her door into the path of a cyclist, the consequences can be devastating.

How to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim

In Washington, businesses that have at least one employee are usually required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This coverage provides benefits for medical care, wage replacement, and other expenses if an employee is injured on the job. If you suffer a workplace injury, you have the right to file one of these claims. Here are

Washington State Bike Laws

As a cyclist, it’s important to be aware of the rules of the road. Knowing and following applicable bike laws can help you stay safe, avoid tickets, and reduce the risk of any accidents.  Like all states, Washington state has several laws that apply to cyclists. Here are the rules that you should know when

What to Do in a Bicycle Hit-and-Run Accident

Cyclists are vulnerable to serious accidents on the road. When a bicycle accident occurs, all parties are required to stop and exchange information—but not some drivers flee the scene, leaving injured cyclists without a means for seeking justice. If you are involved in a bicycle hit-and-run accident, it can be difficult to know what to

Road Rash Injuries from Car Accidents

Road rash is a serious, painful injury when your skin has extended contact with a rough surface, scraping the top layer of the skin. There are many types of incidents that can cause road rash, including bicycle, motorcycle, pedestrian, and car accidents. If you develop a road rash in a car accident, it is important

Summer Driving Safety Tips

As motorists, we often associate snow, ice, and rain as common driving hazards. However, the summer season can also contribute to its fair share of accidents. From sun glare to extreme heat, there are several hot-weather risks that could increase the chances of a collision. If you are driving in the summer, it’s important to

Hidden Injuries after a Car Accident

After a car accident, you may notice some injuries immediately. A broken bone, a cut, a bruise, or other types of damage can cause severe pain and have obvious symptoms. However, some injuries may not show symptoms until hours or even days after the crash.  From internal bleeding to traumatic brain damage, hidden injuries after

The Serious Injuries That Come from Sideswipe Collisions

Any type of car accident can cause serious injuries, but sideswipe collisions are especially dangerous. These accidents occur when the side of one vehicle hits the side of another, usually as a result of unsafe lane changes or improper turns. If you are injured in a sideswipe accident, it is important to seek medical care