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Product Safety in Today’s World

Product safety in today’s world is a complex and time-consuming task. Research, adherence to regulatory guidelines, product testing, and many other tasks are usually involved in the manufacturing process.  When a manufacturer takes a product to market, this work helps ensure that the item is safe to use. At the very least, these companies should

10 Types of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries happen every year in labor and delivery units across the United States, resulting in severe harm and lasting complications. Below are some of the most common types of birth injuries caused by medical malpractice, or a physician’s failure to uphold the medical standard of care. #1: Oxygen Deprivation Medical professionals have to closely

Back & Neck Pain after a Car Accident

Every year, people across Washington suffer serious harm in car accidents. Many of these injuries are immediately obvious, like broken bones, cuts, and road rash. Some injuries, like back and neck pain, don’t manifest symptoms for hours or even days following the initial collision. After a car accident, back and neck pain is often a

How to Report a Drunk Driver in Washington

When you are out on the road, it is always a good idea to be aware of the drivers around you. You never know when an emergency may happen, and you want to be prepared in case of an accident or near-accident.  Sometimes, you may see another car driving erratically and wonder if the motorist

Tips for Talking with Insurance Claim Adjusters

When you are injured in an accident caused by the negligent actions of another person, you will likely need to deal with the at-fault party’s insurance company. While your case may seem straightforward, filing an insurance claim can be very complex. As for-profit entities, insurance companies want to protect their bottom lines and often strive

Road Rage and Aggressive Drivers

In Washington, drivers face many risks on the road: inclement weather conditions, debris, animals, and even other drivers. Aggressive driving behaviors, like tailgating or lane blocking, can easily escalate a traffic situation and harm other people on the road. To protect yourself from road rage, there are two important topics to be aware of: how

What to Do After a Collision with a Taxi Driver

Whether you are headed home after a night out or need a safe ride to the airport, taxis seem like an accessible and affordable mode of transportation. However, taxi drivers need proper training and a strong knowledge of Washington driving laws to safely transport passengers. Unfortunately, many collisions involving taxi drivers happen every year, resulting

[Study] The Most Dangerous Intersections in Washington

Every day, hundreds of people are involved in motor vehicle collisions throughout the state of Washington.  Nearly half of these collisions occur at or are related to an intersection. At Colburn Law, we are acutely aware of the devastating toll that car accident injuries can take on victims and their families.  For this reason, we

Safe Bicycle Routes in Washington

Cycling is extremely popular in Washington. In fact, there are hundreds of miles of designated bicycle routes throughout the state! These U.S. bicycle routes are made of interstate long-distance cycling routes along off-road paths, lanes, and the shoulder of low-traffic roads and highways.  These bicycle routes are generally safe and may even pose less risk

What Do Bruises Mean After an Accident?

Accidents can cause many different types of injuries, from broken bones to traumatic brain damage. Bruises are one of the most common injuries that can happen after this level of trauma. This type of injury can be painful and take a few days or weeks to heal. In some cases, a bruise can be a