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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 fog

What is Popcorn Lung?

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 last

Washington Bicycle Accident Hotspots 2013-2017 [Interactive Map]

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 on

The 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 court

Is 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 criminal

Tips 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 driving

What Are the Most Common Accidental Injuries?

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 and

In a Car Accident in Seattle with No Insurance

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

Dangers of Dockless Bike Sharing in Seattle

Bicycling is a common way to commute in Seattle, Washington. With thousands of bikers hitting the sidewalks, bike lanes, and roads every year, accommodating bicyclists is a top traffic priority. One trend that has swiftly boomed in popularity in Seattle is private, free-floating bike sharing. In fact, Seattle was the first major city to employ

Washington State Seat Belt Laws & Legislation

The auto industry has made leaps and bounds in terms of passenger safety over the years. Today’s vehicles have advanced safety features such as automatic braking and side airbags. One of the first vehicle safety features in existence, however, remains one of the most important: the seatbelt. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,