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Blurred Vision After A Car Accident

A car accident can lead to a number of serious injuries, including whiplash, spinal cord damage, and traumatic brain injury. Some symptoms may occur right away, but others may not manifest until days after the collision. One symptom that may not appear immediately is blurred vision. If you experience any vision issues after a car

Who’s Responsible for a Car Accident Caused by Mechanical Failure?

Modern cars contain a number of different parts and networks, from the basic engine and brake mechanisms to complex GPS systems and smart car features. Manufacturers must ensure these vehicle mechanics meet certain safety standards and all drivers must keep their vehicles in safe conditions  — but not everyone upholds these duties of care. If

What to Do If You Were Wrongly Accused of Being At-Fault After a Car Accident

Washington, like many other states, follows a traditional fault insurance system. This means drivers who cause collisions are responsible for paying for the damages the other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians suffer from. However, this system does contain flaws — you may be in a car accident that is not your fault and another driver may

Do I Need Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Insurance?

When you are in a car accident in Washington state, the driver responsible for the accident must cover the damages that you and the other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians involved suffering. These funds typically come from the at-fault driver’s insurance policy — but not all Washington residents have the minimum amount of insurance the state

SEEKING WITNESSES: Teenager Paralyzed in SUV-versus-Pedestrian collision

Colburn Law needs your help investigating a Range Rover-versus-Pedestrian collision in Issaquah, Washington. The crash occurred at 9:19 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2020, on Issaquah-Hobart Road South near the 12200 block.  As a result of being hit by the SUV, the 15-year old pedestrian was transported to Harborview Medical Center with critical injuries, including a

What to Do If You’re in a Car Accident While Pregnant

A car accident can be a serious occurrence in Washington state. Car accidents can lead to severe injuries, significant property damage, expensive medical bills, and other physical, emotional, and financial issues. If you are pregnant at the time of your accident, you not only have to worry about the effects of the collision on you

How to Prove a Driver Was Distracted

Distracted driving is an unfortunately common yet extremely dangerous driving practice across the United States, including Washington. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 9 people die and 1,000 people suffer injuries each day due to accidents with distracted drivers. If you are the victim of a distracted driver, you

Washington State Car Insurance Guide and Regulations

The moments after a car accident can be confusing and disorienting. In this situation, you may be unsure what you should do next — and when the medical bills and repair invoices start to come in, you can face significant financial hardship due to expenses you were not prepared for. However, you can claim compensation

HOV Lanes and Hot Spots in Washington State

In the state of Washington, it is the responsibility of all drivers to follow the rules of the road and obey state traffic laws. However, not all drivers uphold this standard of care — especially when it comes to high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. HOV lanes, also known as carpool lanes, are especially important in

SEEKING WITNESSES: Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Covington

Colburn Law is seeking information from witnesses about a Halloween night collision that resulted in a pedestrian being airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with life threatening injuries. The collision occurred around 12:30 a.m., Friday, November 1, 2019, in Covington.  A black Subaru was traveling northbound on 164th Avenue Southeast toward Southeast 264th Street.  The Subaru