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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

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

Why You Might Need a Lawyer to Fight a Speeding Ticket

For drivers, getting a speeding ticket can be much more than a simple inconvenience. A speeding ticket can come with hefty fines, and you may need to miss work to make court appearances or attend traffic school. Your insurance rates may increase significantly, and in some cases, you could even lose your license. It may

What to Do When Your Vehicle Hydroplanes

Rainy days are not uncommon in Washington, which means that drivers often encounter slick roads. Wet driving conditions can cause many problems, including reduced visibility and a lack of steering control. In some cases, standing water can cause a vehicle to hydroplane or temporarily lose its grip on the road. Hydroplaning can be a scary

Tips for Driving in the Snow this Winter

While snow can be beautiful, wintery weather can pose unique risks for drivers. There is always a risk that a car will slip, break down, or skid off the road when it snows. In these situations, it is best to be prepared. There are a few things that drivers should know before heading out into

Traveling This Holiday Season? Here Are Some Holiday Safety Tips

As the holiday season approaches, road trips to visit family and friends are on the minds of many Washington residents. Traveling during the holidays can be exciting, but the roads can be crowded and more dangerous than usual.  If you plan on traveling this holiday season, it is important to understand these risks and plan

The Safety Concerns of Wet Roads

Washington state is known for its rainy weather. Although we may be used to wet conditions, rain can still pose a significant safety concern for motorists. Slippery surfaces, low visibility, and standing water can all contribute to serious accidents and injuries. Even small amounts of rain can be dangerous. If you plan on driving in