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What is a motorcycle license endorsement?

As the weather warms up this spring, many Washington residents will ride motorcycles. For some, motorcyclists this may be a fun recreational activity. For others, motorcycle use may be their main form of transportation. In either case, individuals need to understand what is required of them to legally ride a motorcycle in the state of Washington.

Seattle drivers are likely to have a collision every 6.9 years

bad drivers.jpgDo you drive in Seattle? Do you find yourself complaining about Seattle drivers? Maybe you think you're being too hard on your home town drivers, but maybe there's some truth in your complaints. Possibly a whole lot of truth.

Protect the right to compensation following a motorcycle accident

Roads throughout Washington are meant for everyone. Whether a person is driving a car, truck or motorcycle, that person has an equal right to use and enjoy all of the roadways within the state. Sadly, not all vehicles are treated equally in Washington. There are situations where some drivers need to be more careful than others. In particular, motorcyclists are at great risk for physical harm if involved in an accident. Many drivers failed to look out for motorcycles on the road and carelessly fail to yield to motorcyclists' right-of-away causing serious motorcycle accidents.

My Two Weeks in Vietnam


10269582_10101062560701634_3031089354904267092_n.jpgI am by no means an experienced world traveler. Of course, I have seen more of the United States than most people will see in a lifetime, but when it comes to visiting other nations, my experience is limited. I have spent some time in Canada and Mexico. I have been to Italy, Southern Africa, and now Vietnam. There is much more of the world that I haven't seen that I have seen.

Are there different types of head injuries?

Many people across the state of Washington enjoy riding motorcycles. While motorcycles are an enjoyable form of transportation, they come with multiple risks. People who ride on motorcycles are at risk for being involved in a motorcycle accident. A motorcycle accident can result in serious injuries to its victims. In particular, people are at risk for head injuries. Since motorcycles provide very little protection, sometimes nothing more than a helmet protects the person's brain during an accident.

Treating road rash from a motorcycle accident

A motorcycle accident can be frightening for an individual in Washington. Motorcycles, while fun, provide very little protection to the riders. Even in minor motorcycle accidents, a motorcyclist can be severely injured. These injuries can range from road rash to broken bones and brain injuries. In the most serious of cases, a motorcycle accident can result in the death of a motorcyclist and any passengers.

You Can Afford Medical Treatment After an Accident - Video

One of the saddest things I experience as an attorney is when a person comes to see me six months or a year after their accident, and they haven't gotten any medical treatment because they didn't have insurance and they were afraid to go into debt.

Seattle motorcyclist killed when hit by truck

This time of year, the weather in Washington can start to turn cold. As it gets deeper into winter, many people choose not to ride their motorcycles. Motorcyclists face risks whenever they are on Washington roadways. Inclement weather can increase these risks and make it difficult for motorcyclists to ride. However, that does not mean every motorcycle is off of the roads. It is important for drivers to continue to be aware of motorcyclists as they are traveling in Washington state.

When it comes to back pain, I'm right there with you

disk extrusion.jpgIf you've read my book, Maximizing Your Injury Claim (and you should), or if you've followed my blog, you know that I injured my low back in a 2002 rear-end car accident. I received all kinds of treatment, including chiropractic and massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, and epidural steroid injections. I even had a surgeon who offered to perform surgery on my lower back. I considered the surgery, but eventually, the pain subsided and I was able to resume my fairly active lifestyle.

Filing a Lawsuit - When negotiations fail

lawsuit.jpgMost of the time, if your claim is good, a negotiated settlement can provide the best opportunity to compensate you for your injuries. Of course, money never makes what happened to you okay, but for the most part, it's all the law has to offer, and it certainly can help. Sometimes, however, the insurance company refuses to make a fair offer to settle your claim. In those cases, we have little choice but to file a lawsuit. In this chapter, I will discuss how a lawsuit gets filed, and we will explore the risks and benefits of taking your case toward trial.

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