Motor Vehicle Accidents

The myriad consequences of a traffic accident

Car accidents are bad news all the way around. They cause property damage and bodily injury and of course a number of fatalities every year on Washington roads.Other negative consequences include financial impacts that last for years and years.The impact on insurance ratesA Forbes article reveals how some accidents can cause insurance rates to...

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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 auto...

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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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What is inattentional blindness?

Washington drivers know that distractions can lead to crashes. But do you know how many distractions you face on a daily basis? Do you know that inattentional blindness may impact your driving? Today we will discuss inattentional blindness. What is it? How does it relate to driver safety? What can you do to cut back...

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In case of an auto accident, know what information to gather

From day-to-day errands to the inevitably long Seattle-area commute, Washington drivers spend a lot of their lives on the road. With over 5.5 million licensed motorists in the state, it is no surprise that even the most careful driver may end up in a potentially devastating accident, and even a relatively minor collision can leave an...

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Car accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries

A car accident in Washington can cause several injuries. One of the more severe injuries are those affecting the brain. In fact, car accidents cause more TBIs ranging from mild to severe than any other accident type. TraumaticBrainInjury.com states that car accidents account for half of all TBIs reported. The skull is particularly vulnerable in a car...

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Parents play a role in their teenager’s driving

Car accidents occur among all age groups, but teenage drivers are especially risky drivers. The main reasons for this include distractions and inexperience. Parents can, and should, play a major role when it comes to helping their teenager drive safe.According to the Centers for Disease Control, it is important that parents set limits and...

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Snapping selfies while behind the wheel

There is no question that drivers who use their cellphones to make calls, text, map out directions or compose an email while behind the wheel put people in danger. In 2017 alone, more than 3,100 people were killed in distracted driving accidents, and thousands more were injured in similar collisions. Surprisingly, motorists have taken...

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How can you avoid distracted driving?

Like many Washington residents, your life is busy and requires constant multitasking and often running from one place to another. While you try to maximize every minute, when you are behind the wheel of a car it is vital to maintain focus on the road and your surroundings at all times. This helps ensure...

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What’s a few more seconds worth?

Have you ever noticed how hurried drivers are? Not you, but others…right?Chances are, you know exactly how it is. You hit snooze too many times, grab your coffee and rush out the door, only to find I-5 at a standstill. You probably get upset about how nobody can drive or wonder why people are...

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