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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.

Drivers have duty to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks

Any large city, like Seattle, has a lot of pedestrian traffic. These pedestrians often come in close contact with motor vehicles as they walk the city streets to get to their destinations. All too often, however, car and trucks do not take care to notice pedestrians. In these situations, serious auto-pedestrian accidents can occur. In these accidents, pedestrians are likely to suffer severe injuries.

"Not an accident in the making" - Really?

bicycle share.jpgLess than six weeks ago an attorney was killed while riding her bicycle down Second Avenue in Downtown Seattle. Since that time that intersection has changed dramatically, and in my opinion not at all for the better.

Can Seattle's bicyclists ride at night?

Bicycles are a popular choice for many of Seattle's residents. Not only can they be fun, but they provide good exercise and are cheap to maintain. Bicycles, however, like many pedestrians can be put at risk when other drivers do not pay attention to the roadways. Bikes are smaller and can be easy for distracted drivers to miss. In these situations, bicycle accidents can easily lead to serious injury or death since bikes do not provide the same amount of protection that larger vehicles can.

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.

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.

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