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Product Safety in Today’s World

Product safety in today’s world is a complex and time-consuming task. Research, adherence to regulatory guidelines, product testing, and many other tasks are usually involved in the manufacturing process.  When a manufacturer takes a product to market, this work helps ensure that the item is safe to use. At the very least, these companies should

What Do Bruises Mean After an Accident?

Accidents can cause many different types of injuries, from broken bones to traumatic brain damage. Bruises are one of the most common injuries that can happen after this level of trauma. This type of injury can be painful and take a few days or weeks to heal. In some cases, a bruise can be a

What to Do When Your Vehicle Hydroplanes

Rainy days are not uncommon in Washington, which means that drivers often encounter slick roads. Wet driving conditions can cause many problems, including reduced visibility and a lack of steering control. In some cases, standing water can cause a vehicle to hydroplane or temporarily lose its grip on the road. Hydroplaning can be a scary

Tips for Driving in the Snow this Winter

While snow can be beautiful, wintery weather can pose unique risks for drivers. There is always a risk that a car will slip, break down, or skid off the road when it snows. In these situations, it is best to be prepared. There are a few things that drivers should know before heading out into

Amusement Park Injuries

Many Washington families enjoy traveling to and enjoying amusement parks. These facilities boast attractions that may seem fun and safe, but could actually pose a dangerous risk to patrons. Poor maintenance, undertrained staff, and many other factors can contribute to serious amusement park injuries and deaths. Victims of amusement park accidents can suffer from broken

Traveling This Holiday Season? Here Are Some Holiday Safety Tips

As the holiday season approaches, road trips to visit family and friends are on the minds of many Washington residents. Traveling during the holidays can be exciting, but the roads can be crowded and more dangerous than usual.  If you plan on traveling this holiday season, it is important to understand these risks and plan

The Safety Concerns of Wet Roads

Washington state is known for its rainy weather. Although we may be used to wet conditions, rain can still pose a significant safety concern for motorists. Slippery surfaces, low visibility, and standing water can all contribute to serious accidents and injuries. Even small amounts of rain can be dangerous. If you plan on driving in

Summer Driving Safety Tips

As motorists, we often associate snow, ice, and rain as common driving hazards. However, the summer season can also contribute to its fair share of accidents. From sun glare to extreme heat, there are several hot-weather risks that could increase the chances of a collision. If you are driving in the summer, it’s important to

What Is OSHA’s Fatal Four?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets regulations that help protect workers in the United States from injury and death. However, every job comes with risks.  OSHA has identified the four main accidents that contribute to the highest number of workplace deaths: falls; being struck by an object; electrocutions; and being caught in or

Strict Product Liability versus Negligence

Injuries and illnesses befall Washington residents every single year. Some people suffer these effects due to the actions of another person or even a business, such as a manufacturer, retail store, or distribution company.  In these situations, victims have the right to pursue claims against the parties responsible for their injuries. However, different types of