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Who Is Liable in a Single-Vehicle Accident?

When we hear about car accidents, we often assume that they involve at least two vehicles. However, not all collisions involve another driver. If you are injured in a single-car accident, you may wonder what to do next. Washington law requires that any motorist who causes an accident is liable for the damages of their

What Is Dooring and What Should You Know About It?

Drivers do not always pay proper attention to cyclists on the road. From tailgating to unsafe turns, cyclists are often at risk of serious accidents because of dangerous driver behavior. Even parked cars can be dangerous. When a driver opens his or her door into the path of a cyclist, the consequences can be devastating.

Will I Need to Get My Deposition Taken in a Slip and Fall Case?

Slip and fall accidents can be serious incidents. It’s common for victims to experience painful injuries as well as financial hardship due to medical bills and lost wages. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you could recover compensation for these losses by filing a personal injury lawsuit. There are many stages

Timeline for a Slip and Fall Lawsuit

Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries. If you are injured in one of these accidents and believe that a property owner’s negligence is to blame, you could pursue compensation by filing a lawsuit.  While many cases settle before reaching the courtroom, some slip-and-fall lawsuits can take up to a year or longer

What Happens If You Slip and Fall on Government Property?

If you slip and fall at someone’s home or business, you may be eligible for financial compensation. In cases where someone’s negligence caused the accident, you have the right to pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit against the liable party. When you slip and fall on government property, however, your case becomes more complex. Claims

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