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Posted in Blog on January 10, 2019
Washington has some of the best sick leave provisions for employees in the country. Qualifying employees can take 12 weeks (or 16 in some situations) of paid sick leave without fear of losing their jobs. Both Initiative 1433 and the Paid Family and Medical Leave Program are important in terms of worker leave rights inHow to File a Dog Bite Report in Seattle
Posted in Dog Bites on January 2, 2019
Every year, victims in the United States suffer approximately 4.5 million dog bite injuries. In 2017, dog bites cost owners around $700 million in liability claims. Seattle is especially dangerous for dog bite incidents. It is a well-known dog-friendly city, with pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, parks, and coffee shops. If someone’s dog bites you in Seattle,Tips For Safe Driving in Dense Fog
What Do You Do when Driving in Dense Fog? If you’ve lived in Washington for long, you’re sure to have encountered a bout of fog. Dry, windless conditions following bad weather in the Evergreen State can generate a blanket of fog that hangs over cities such as Seattle for days at a time. The fogWhat is Popcorn Lung?
Posted in Personal Injury on November 7, 2018
Electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigarettes or e-cigs, have become extremely popular in the 10-plus years since their release. About 10.8 million adults in the U.S. currently use e-cigarettes, according to Reuters. More than half of users are under the age of 35. Yet e-cigs have also been in the news numerous times in the lastWashington Bicycle Accident Hotspots 2013-2017 [Interactive Map]
Posted in Bicycle Safety on September 18, 2018
Washington has a reputation for embracing bicycles – a national study has even ranked Washington as the most bicycle-friendly state in the United States for eight years in a row. Although fatalities and serious injury collisions among bicyclists have decreased in recent years, the fact remains that bicycle collisions still occur throughout the state onThe Design of the Courtroom
The majority of Seattle personal injury claims don’t go to trial, meaning the claimants won’t see the inside of a courtroom. Most personal injury claims can settle successfully during pretrial negotiations, especially with help from experienced attorneys. A court trial, however, could result in higher compensation for plaintiffs. If your lawyer believes going to courtIs Negligent Driving a Criminal Offense?
Negligent drivers cause thousands of traffic accidents, injuries, and deaths every year. When someone gets behind the wheel without taking the driving responsibility seriously, that person can cause a preventable crash. Negligence isn’t only a civil tort, or wrongdoing, in the state of Washington, it can also be a crime. Negligent driving is a criminalTips for Avoiding Car Accidents in Smoky Conditions
The Seattle area is inundated with smoke from wildfires burning in British Columbia, Oregon, California, and around the state of Washington. According to Washington State Department of Ecology, the smoke in Seattle and King County is causing unhealthy air quality. Smoky air conditions not only cause unsafe breathing conditions, but can also cause unsafe drivingWhat Are the Most Common Accidental Injuries?
Posted in Personal Injury on July 2, 2018
While there are plenty of injuries that occur due to negligence or malice, many simply are the result of accidents. Though they may seem small, accidental injuries can be quite severe. A slip and fall accident in a dangerous location on with a poor landing can cause severe damage. The Centers for Disease Control andIn a Car Accident in Seattle with No Insurance
Posted in Car Accidents on July 2, 2018
Any automobile accident has the potential to cause substantial damage to property, people, or both. As such, Washington law requires all drivers to have a minimum amount of liability insurance to help cover the costs of an accident. If you were in a crash recently, contact a car accident lawyer at Colburn Law today. Not having