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7 Pedestrian Safety Tips to Keep You Safe This Summer

With summer in full swing, many Washington residents are beginning to enjoy their favorite outdoor pastimes, from camping and hiking to beach days and family strolls. While these activities are fun, it is important to remember that pedestrian accidents can still occur. This summer, stay safe while walking by keeping the following safety tips in

What Damages Are Available After a Pedestrian Accident?

Collisions between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle can be devastating. These accidents often result in serious injuries that require intensive care, resulting in financial, emotional, and physical hardship for the victim. If you do suffer injuries in a pedestrian accident, you have the right to collect compensation for the losses you sustained due to

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

Understanding Washington Parking Laws

As Washington drivers, it is our responsibility to follow applicable traffic laws and keep our roads safe. However, many drivers can overlook the important role that parking laws play in maintaining traffic safety. When you are looking for a place to park while driving in Washington, make sure to keep these key parking laws in

When Can a Pedestrian Be at Fault?

Many people subscribe to the notion that the pedestrian always has the right-of-way. While it is certainly true that pedestrians are much more vulnerable to injury due to the physics of car versus pedestrian accidents, and while drivers contribute to a great many pedestrian accidents, pedestrians are not immune to fault. What Are Some Situations

Who is at Fault if a Pedestrian Was Hit While Jaywalking?

  Car versus pedestrian accidents in Seattle often result in severe injuries for the pedestrian, who is no match for an object as large as a car. Pedestrians may choose to sue to pursue compensation for injuries caused by the accident. However, what if your car versus pedestrian accident occurred as you were jaywalking? Can

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

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

2019 Washington State Car Accident Statistics & Reports

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,

Running in the Rain: Seattle Pedestrian Safety Tips 

If there’s one thing that Seattle is known for, it’s the legendary rainfall. We’re also a bunch of outdoor enthusiasts, so we can’t let a little moisture get in our way of a good time. If runners, for example, only ran outside on sunny days, they wouldn’t be getting out very often. Running in the