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For our communities in Washington state, the ocean holds special importance. Many residents of Seattle and the surrounding areas rely on the ocean as a source of income, for food, and for recreation. If you fish for crab or work for a company that operates crab fishing along the Washington coast, you hold certain rightsHow 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, youWho Can I Sue for Injuries Caused by a Defective Product?
Posted in Safety Tips on February 11, 2020
Purchasing a defective product can be extremely dangerous. Depending on the nature of the defect, you can develop a product-related illness, suffer from severe injuries, and experience significant damage to your finances and well-being. In these situations, you can file a lawsuit against the parties responsible for the defect and your resulting injury — butWashington 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 compensationHOV 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 inWhat Is the Washington School Bus Law?
Posted in Safety Tips on November 14, 2019
To prevent injury to children who use the school bus, Washington state has a few rules in place that drivers must follow. These laws are common across the country: drivers must stop when a school bus emits a certain signal and wait until the vehicle drives away to avoid accidentally striking a child. However, notJUUL Vaping Injuries & Dangers
Posted in Safety Tips on November 13, 2019
Vaping is a relatively new activity in the United States and in Washington state, and vape manufacturers, such as JUUL, often market their products as safe alternatives to smoking. However, since vaping is such a recent trend, we do not know how serious the long-term effects of these devices can be – and some JUULWho Has the Right of Way at an Intersection?
Posted in Safety Tips on September 25, 2019
When we drive, we have to follow the rules of the road to keep ourselves and other drivers out of harm’s way. One of the most important laws we have to follow is the right of way – whose turn is it to drive when, and who has control in certain driving situations. Failure toDo You Need a License to Drive a Motorized Scooter?
Posted in Safety Tips on September 8, 2019
When it comes to motorized vehicles like cars, scooters, and motorcycles, the state of Washington maintains control over who can lawfully operate on state roads. While you do need a license to ride a motorcycle or drive a car, you may wonder if these regulations apply to motorized scooters – and the answer is yes.Important Records to Obtain After a Truck Accident
Truck accidents in Washington state can be severely damaging, whether you were in a motor vehicle, on a bike, or simply walking down the street. The sheer size and weight of semi-trucks often leads to severe injury and property damage, resulting in high medical and repair expenses. However, you could claim compensation for your losses