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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

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

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

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,

Beyond the Numbers: Seattle Traffic Accidents

The seaport city of Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington, as well as the largest in the Pacific Northwest. As of the latest census, there were 713,700 people living in Seattle. Seattle residents get around by car, trolley, streetcar, public bus, bicycle, on foot, and by rail. With such bustling streets,

PTSD After a Car Accident in Seattle

A car accident can be earth-shattering to those who survive. In a split second, your life can completely change. You no longer feel safe in your car, and might be afraid to drive for weeks or months afterward. You might have suffered serious injuries that resulted in hospital stays, surgeries, months of recovery, and temporary

Serious Injury Car Accident on Interstate 90

Recently, I represented a client who was involved in a significant car crash near the Interstate 90 and Interstate 405 interchange in Bellevue, Washington.  He was in a through lane when another driver suddenly changed lanes and cut him off.  In the diagram below, my client is Unit 1 (black) and the defendant driver is

Seattle Traffic Accidents and Causes

Car accidents catch everyone by surprise and happen more frequently than people realize. Drivers could prevent these accidents if they practiced safer driving tactics. Driver distraction, negligence, or recklessness leads to most accidents, a problem further complicated by Seattle’s notorious weather. Causes of Accidents Here are the most common types of accidents that take lives

Distracted Driving Law Washington

Most Americans recognize the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, but crash statistics indicate that driving “under the influence of electronics” may be just as, if not more, deadly. The State of Washington recently implemented a distracted driving law, effectively banning cell phone use behind the wheel. The new anti-distraction initiative begins with