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Who Has the Right of Way at an Intersection?

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 to

Do You Need a License to Drive a Motorized Scooter?

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

How Old Do You Have to Be to Ride on the Back of a Motorcycle?

Motorcycles, like all motorized vehicles, are prone to accidents. Because of the size and lack of protection that motorcycles have when compared to cars, these accidents can be very severe and can often lead to fatalities. While the minimum age to ride on the back of a motorcycle in Washington is five years old, many

Steps to Take After a Parking Lot Accident

A parking lot can be a perfect spot for a car accident to occur. You and your fellow drivers focused on getting to your chosen destination or to head home, and the next moment, another vehicle collides into you. The moments after a parking lot accident are crucial to filing a successful personal injury lawsuit

Driver Safety Tips for Teenagers

Young drivers can be very susceptible to car accidents. Since driving is relatively new to these drivers, they often do not have the intuition or practice to avoid accidents or respond quickly to dangerous situations. Teen drivers also have a high rate of driving under the influence and driving while distracted. However, there are a

Common Environment-Related Factors in Car Accidents

A number of different factors can lead to car accidents in Washington state, from faulty traffic lights to distracted driving and other dangerous driving practices. However, environmental conditions, such as inclement weather and obstructed views, can also play a role in collisions on our roads. While these natural occurrences may not be the primary cause

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

Toddler Pool Safety – Preventing Accidents This Summer

Swimming during the summer months is an exciting activity for young children. Although this aspect of summer fun is a staple for many families, enforcing safety practices is essential in preventing unnecessary accidents. Maintain the fun of pool-time by taking into consideration a few safety tips that will keep your little ones safe. Stay Away

Electric Scooter Laws & Regulations in Seattle

Electric scooters have gained phenomenal notoriety in recent years throughout the United States. Despite the increased popularity among the general population, some cities, like Seattle, have challenged their safety. The question remains whether a safe way to integrate motorized scooters into the realm of public transit exists. History of Electric Scooters Peugeot was the first