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August 2014 Archives

Another bicyclist killed in downtown Seattle

bicycle.jpgA female biciclist was tragically killed in downtown Seattle this morning as a truck made a left turn from southbound Second Avenue onto University Street and hit her. It appears, as in so many bicycle accidents we see, that the truck driver simply failed to see the bicycle.

What are the common causes of car accidents in Washington?

Time and time again, this blog has focused on car accidents that have resulted in injuries around Washington State. As these posts have shown, car accidents frequently lead to serious injuries, unexpected costs and legal battles. In many of these situations, police officers are still working to figure out why the accident occurred and what could have been done to prevent it.

How should you handle insurance companies after a car accident?

accident.jpgA King County car accident can be a scary occurrence -- especially if injuries are involved. People may not know how they should proceed following an accident. Medical bills, property damage and other costs can quickly add up, leaving people in a delicate financial situation. People may believe that they can rely on their insurance company for help, but that might not be the case.

Refuse to Lose - Mariners Baseball - Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin

mariners.jpgWhen I moved to Seattle in 1992, the Mariners were perennial losers. I used to go to the Kingdome (with a few thousand other people) to enjoy a game, but nobody really cared about the Mariners, and they were on the verge of leaving Seattle for Tampa or some other destination.

Drunk driver kills 1 in Washington boating accident

Whenever a person gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, there is the risk of injuries. The risk increases exponentially when a driver is drunk. A drunk driver is like a loaded weapon, and others can easily be killed by the drunk driver's negligent behavior. Fatal drunk driving accidents can happen in any number of motor vehicles including cars, trucks or even boats.

Woman killed by garbage truck in Seattle

Cars and trucks have to share the road with pedestrians, especially in a large city like Seattle. People often walk, bike or run to get exercise or even as basic transportation. Sidewalks, crosswalks and other protections have been added to increase pedestrians' safety, but auto-pedestrian accidents still occur -- often when drivers fail to notice pedestrians in and around the street.

Seattle Rear End Car Accident - Hired Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin - Video

In November, 2010 Edwin Brazil was injured when the car he was riding in a a passenger was rear-ended on I-5 in Seattle. Unfortunately, there were two vehicles behind his and each blamed the other for causing the collision. Edwin didn't know what to do. Ultimately, he hired us at the Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin.

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