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Pedestrian hit by car, left with life-threatening injuries


pedestrian accident.jpgDrivers have many responsibilities when they get behind the wheel of a car. They need to make sure they are following rules that apply to themselves, wearing their own seatbelt, for example. They also need to make sure they are following general traffic laws. This includes following posted speed limits and traffic control devices. Drivers also need to make sure their cars are in good working order. Finally, people need to make sure that they are careful of the other people on the road. This includes other drivers and pedestrians.

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.

Bikers are pedestrians too -- know your rights

In the summertime bikers are out enjoying the city of Seattle. Seattle is an extremely biker friendly city. With bike lanes, parks and other recreational activities, it is no surprise that so many people enjoy biking in our city. As an added bonus, biking is often a faster and cheaper way to commute to work and to get some exercise. This popular choice has many benefits for people of all ages.

The dangers of blind spots and SUVs in Washington

Many people in Washington have prescribed to a "bigger is better" lifestyle. People want big houses, big yards, big meals and big cars. This has led to the creation of very large passenger vehicles called sport utility vehicles, or SUVs. Despite their popularity, these vehicles are not safer than traditional passenger cars. This can be seen in a recent case highlighted on this blog. In that case, a Seattle man and his small child were hit by an SUV as the car's driver tried to parallel park the large vehicle. In this auto-pedestrian accident, the man was injured and sent to a local hospital.

Man and infant suffer injuries after being hit by SUV in Seattle

In an unusual accident, a man and his child in Seattle were recently hurt by an SUV. They were on the sidewalk near the intersection of Madison Street and Western Avenue when the accident occurred. The infant was in a stroller when the accident happened. According to reports, the driver of an SUV was trying to parallel park his car when he somehow jumped the curb. The driver of the SUV claimed that his foot got stuck underneath the brake pedal of the vehicle as he was attempting the parking maneuver. The vehicle hit the pair and pinned them against a building.

Keep yourself safe -- pedestrian safety tips

In large cities, like Seattle, it is not unusual for people to walk more than they drive a vehicle. With the city's mass transit system and the close proximity between business and residential areas, pedestrian traffic is significant.

We're moving! (well, not really)

You ever feel like you just don't have enough space? That's how we've been feeling for a while in our space. We are committed to providing hands-on service to all of our clients, but that means we need people working on their files and we need places for those people to work. If you've been to our office in the last year, you know that we make very efficient use of our small space, but we've finally outgrown it. That being said, we LOVE our building. What's a growing lawfirm to do?

Don't let a pedestrian accident ruin your future

In a recent case, this blog discussed the story of a young girl that was hit by a school bus near her home. While this case is tragic, it is not that unusual. Pedestrians in Washington State are often hit by cars, trucks and other motor vehicles that do not follow the rules of the road. In particular, auto-pedestrian accidents are caused by distracted drivers, drivers that fail to follow traffic laws or drivers that fail to yield to the right of way of pedestrians. For some drivers, these may seem like simple mistakes. But, for a pedestrian, these mistakes can be deadly.

Teen, 13, in serious condition after being hit by school bus

Cars, trucks and other motor vehicles have a lot of safety features that help to keep people safe in case of an accident. These include seat belts, air bags, safety glass and more. These features have been tested and are constantly improved to help give people maximum protection while driving.

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