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Another victim injured on Snohomish County's 'highway of death'

A dangerous section of U.S. Highway 2 between Everett and Stevens Pass recently injured yet another victim. The crash was the third serious accident along that section of U.S. 2 in less than a week. According to reports, the latest car accident sent a 56-year-old eastern Washington woman to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with critical injuries.

Report: Seattle drivers are not the worst, but far from the best

A recent report suggests that drivers in Seattle could probably use a refresher course on safe driving practices. According to Allstate Insurance Company, Seattle drivers are 27 percent more likely that those in other large U.S. cities to get into a car accident. In fact, of the country's 200 largest cities, when it comes to the risk of getting into an auto collision Seattle drivers ranked 154th.

After public outcry, Progressive pays underinsured motorist claim

Here in Seattle, when someone is injured in a car accident with an underinsured motorist, it is generally possible to obtain compensation from your own insurance company. However, insurance companies often put up fights, or simply shortchange victims, when these claims are filed. This is why it is often important for victims to work with a car accident attorney who will stand up for their rights.

Should drive-up liquor stores be legal in Washington state?

Seattle residents may be aware that concern over fatal drunk driving accidents is leading efforts in many states to outlaw drive-up liquor stores. Here in Washington state, it is illegal for liquor retailers to have drive-up windows, however, more than 20 states do allow these curbside alcohol sales.

Does lane-keeping technology live up to the hype?

Anyone who has purchased a new car in the Seattle area within recent years may have come across some of the new electronic driving aids. Many automakers are now fitting their cars with technologies such as lane-departure warning systems, fatigue warning alerts and collision avoidance systems. The aids are meant to allow the car to keep the driver from getting into a car accident.

5 injured in chain reaction freeway crash in South Seattle

The Washington State patrol believes drunk driving may have been a factor in a chain reaction crash that involved three cars and a semi-truck in South Seattle Monday. Five people were injured in the crash that took place just after 11 p.m. on Interstate 5.

Employers who mix cellphones with driving are sued

When someone is injured in a car accident in the Seattle area, a personal injury attorney will often investigate the accident to see whether negligence was a factor. When negligence contributes to an accident, compensation for medical treatment, funeral expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering may be obtained.

What questions do Washington residents get wrong on driving test?

Did you know that almost half of the Washington state residents who take the drivers' exam fail it the first time around? According to the Department of Licensing, test-takers must correctly answer at least 20 of 25 questions about safe driving practices and traffic laws in order to pass the "knowledge test." The questions are generated randomly from a pool of 185.

History and importance of the crash-test dummy

Frequent topics discussed in our Seattle Car Accident Attorneys Blog include new studies and motor vehicle features designed to lessen the risks of dangerous car accidents. Various research projects have made way for numerous safety features to be added to cars in the past several years, and a recent New York Times report delved into just how these studies are performed.

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