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Washington laws about personal injury recovery

Catastrophic injuries create staggering financial costs, from lost wages to medical bills. Washington allows individuals to file a lawsuit after injuries caused by third-party negligence. Washington has established these laws to guide personal injury claims. Individuals who disagree with the results of an insurance settlement can seek remedy through the court system. Fault determination...

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What are the dangers of vacuum-assisted birth?

A vacuum-assisted birth uses a special tool that helps to pull the baby from the womb. The Mayo Clinic explains the decision to use the vacuum often occurs when you are in active labor and there is an issue with the baby making it through the birth canal. Often, the reasons a doctor may...

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Is drowsy driving a form of distraction?

Washington drivers like you understand that distracted driving behaviors pose risks to everyone. But did you know that certain forms of distracted driving can happen without you knowing about it? Or even doing anything to distract yourself?  Drowsy driving falls under this category. There is nothing you are doing in particular that will distract...

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Can I sue the hospital for malpractice?

Medical malpractice suits can be very complicated, and many people do not even know who to sue for their injuries. For example, many people wonder if they should sue the hospital itself for malpractice, or merely the doctor that performed the procedure. The reality is that in certain cases, yes, you can sue the...

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The penalties for distracted driving in Washington

The practice of distracted driving in Washington and throughout the U.S. results in numerous serious accidents every day. To put an end to this, the state of Washington asks observers to call 911 if they witness a driver under the influence of electronics. While drivers may use devices such as hands-free Bluetooth, they may...

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Know the rules of the road when biking in Seattle

Seattle is frequently named as one of the best biking cities in America. Whether you cycle here for fun or commute to work or school on your bicycle, knowing the applicable laws can help keep you safe on your bike. Follow these Seattle safety regulations when traveling on two wheels to avoid a serious...

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What should I do if a dog bites me?

Nobody likes to think about man’s best friend attacking them, but it does occasionally happen. In fact, many people get dog bites from dogs that they know relatively well. It is important to be aware of what steps to take should you sustain a dog bite. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the first vital...

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A few tell-tale signs of good and bad driving

In 2017, Washington’s distracted driving law went into effect and made it illegal for drivers to operate a cell phone or a mobile device. Authorities credit that law with reducing traffic fatalities in the state.  Many other factors go into a person’s ability to safely and competently navigate the roads while behind a wheel....

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What is episiotomy?

An episiotomy is a surgical procedure that involves incising the skin of the perineum. This is the tissue of your pelvic region that occurs between the anus and the vagina. Doctors sometimes perform the surgery to assist with a difficult childbirth. However, as the Mayo Clinic explains, it is no longer as commonplace as it once...

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Take these 3 steps after a hit-and-run pedestrian accident

Seattle’s leaders have a goal of eliminating traffic fatalities by 2030. Unfortunately, recent statistics indicate there is still much work to do. Regrettably, of the 14 individuals who lost their lives in traffic accidents on city streets in 2018, most were pedestrians. If a motor vehicle crashes into you when you are walking, you are vulnerable...

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