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What are the seat belt laws in Washington State?

Cars have many safety features that work to keep people inside free from injuries. These safety features are an absolute necessity when trying to avoid injuries while on the road. Even in minor car accidents, things like bumpers, safety glass, air bags and seat belts work together to keep the car's occupants safe.

Are children required to use a booster or car seat in Washington?

Adult drivers are not always alone in their cars. Cars are often used as transportation for the entire family. This means that even young children and infants are frequently traveling on Washington's roadways. Just like adult drivers, these children are also exposed to the dangers that accompany driving. At any moment, a reckless or negligent driver can hit a car carrying a child and cause serious injuries.

I Want to Break Your Hand

Broken-Hand.jpgIf you've been injured in an accident, it's usually a good idea to have an attorney representing you. But even after you hire a lawyer, it's still your case and you get to make all of the major decisions. The following story from my new book, Maximizing Your Injury Claim, illustrates this point:

Recovering from a car accident is tough -- but possible

A car accident is jolting -- literally. In a car accident, a person's body can go through significant trauma. Serious injuries -- like a head injury, spinal cord injury or internal trauma -- can make it impossible for a person to survive without medical intervention. People may spend weeks, months or years recovering from these injuries. Sometimes, people will spend the rest of their lives struggling with the effects of a car accident.

What types of injuries are caused by car accidents?

In a recent post, this blog discussed the case of a fatal car accident. In that accident, one person was injured and two people were killed in a collision between two cars in Sammamish. Accidents, like this one, often remind people just how dangerous it can be to drive in a car, especially when other drivers can be so dangerous. It may make people think about all the different injuries that can be caused when a person is in a car accident.

Two killed in Sammamish car accident

Cars are so common in our culture that it is easy to forget that they are machines, and just like any other piece of machinery there are risks involved in operating it. Instead, many Washington residents look at cars and think that they are just like any other consumer good. However, they really need to be treated differently. When people step into a car, they need to give the task of driving their full and undivided attention. If people get into a car without this type of attitude, serious car accidents can occur.

Making the Most of your Deposition

This post is an excerpt from the blog of Idaho attorney Kurt Holzer of the firm Holzer Edwards. It offers some great advice of what to do, and what not to do, during your deposition. We spend a lot of time with our clients before their depositions making sure they are prepared, and these tips are just a few of the things we usually cover. These seven valuable guidelines are reprinted with the permission of Mr. Holzer:

Types of distracted driving

Most Washington residents understand that driving takes considerable skill. While it might look easy, people are actually using their mind and their body in conjunction with each other to safety operate the vehicle. People need to not only understand how their car works, but they need to learn to anticipate potential dangers on the roadways so they can be avoided. In order to do this, people cannot be distracted.

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