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Intoxication suspected in accident that killed Seattle man

Driving in a car is routine for many Washington residents. It's something that many people take for granted and may not even think about. But, it requires a lot of skill and attention to detail. When people idrive under the influence, they are unable to give the attention necessary to the task.

Pedestrian accidents a growing problem as more people walking

Neighborhoods that allow easy access for pedestrians and pedestrian traffic are in demand. Although the trend promises to be good for people's health, it has caused increasing concerns for pedestrian safety. It was recently reported that approximately 2,125 pedestrians were killed during the first half of 2014.. Moreover, pedestrian deaths have increased 15 percent since 2009.

Acknowledging the resistance to making a claim

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Occasionally I am contacted by a person who was injured in a car wreck and is wondering if he has a case. When I review the facts and advise him that he does indeed have a claim, he is reluctant to pursue the claim. He recognizes that the collision was not the result of maliciousness, but by a moment of inatention. He doesn't want to ruin anyone's life and he doesn't want the "bad karma" that comes from suing someone.

Washington school bus inspections

With fall right around the corner, many Washington parents are starting to make decisions about where their children will go to school in the fall. While many factors can go into making this decision, transportation often weighs heavily on parents' minds. Parents need to know that their children can get to and from school in a safe and efficient manner. In many cases, parents may need to rely on a school bus.

After a fatal truck accident, investigation is critical

We've all been on the highway and seen a negligent driver - whether we have realized it or not. Negligent drivers are those drivers who fail to exercise reasonable care at all times behind the wheel. Negligent driving takes many forms, from inattention to distracted driving to speeding. In many cases, a negligent driver is behind the wheel of a large semi truck.

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