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How Can Vehicle Maintenance Help Avoid Accidents?

Driving is an everyday activity for most people, but it can also be dangerous. Every year, thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in collisions across the United States, many of which are caused by driver negligence.  While some accidents are unavoidable, others can be prevented through proper vehicle maintenance. Regular inspections and upkeep

Understanding Washington State’s DUI Laws: What You Need to Know

Drunk driving accidents have devastating consequences for all involved, often resulting in serious injuries or fatalities. In Washington state, driving under the influence (DUI) laws are strict, and penalties for drunk drivers can be severe.  If you or a loved one have been the victim of a drunk driving accident, it’s important to understand the

Who Is At-Fault in an Accident Caused by Brake Checking?

Driving is an everyday activity that is generally considered safe, but it does not take much to turn a routine drive into a dangerous one. One such example is a brake check accident, which can be caused by sudden and unexpected braking maneuvers while driving.  Accidents caused by brake checking can be frustrating, scary, and

How Does a Car Accident Affect Your Personality?

Car accidents can have a profound impact on a person’s life, leading to physical injuries, extreme trauma, and financial stress. One aspect that is often overlooked is how a car accident can affect a person’s personality. In the aftermath of these collisions, you can suffer from significant emotional distress that affects your relationships, daily activities,

How Does Light Rain Affect the Roads?

Rainfall is a regular weather event in the state of Washington, and it can have a significant impact on the condition of roads. Frequent rain showers can accumulate to cause standing water, resulting in hydroplaning, and loss of tire traction. Even light rain can create slippery road conditions that may increase the risk of accidents.

How Safe Are Vehicle Back-Up Cameras?

Backing up a vehicle can be a challenging task, especially in busy areas where there are pedestrians or other vehicles around. Many drivers rely on their rearview mirrors to help them see what’s behind them, but these mirrors have their limitations.  To address this issue, many vehicles now come equipped with backup cameras that provide

Dangers of Lane Shifting

Commercial trucks are a common sight on Washington highways, transporting goods and materials across the country. As these massive vehicles travel long distances, they may encounter traffic congestion or slower-moving vehicles. In these situations, some truck drivers may choose to change lanes to pass other vehicles or to maintain a consistent speed.  However, lane shifting

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