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Recent Motorcycle Accidents Kill Four

Posted on November 21, 2013 in Workplace Accidents

A recent series of fatal motorcycle wrecks in the State of Washington serves as a sad reminder of the need for both motorcyclists and drivers of other vehicles to remain mindful of safety.  In the last week of September, four people lost their lives as a result of motorcycle accidents in the state: On Sept. 25, a motorcyclist was killed in a crash on the Alaskan Way viaduct in King County. The motorcyclist was ejected from the bike and onto...

Types of Burn Injuries

Posted on November 8, 2013 in Workplace Accidents

Burn injuries can vary considerably in severity. Minor burns, such as those caused by spending too much time in the sun, are sometimes little more than a minor irritation, while severe burns can leave an individual’s life in danger for months or even years after the injury occurs. Burns can occur in a number of different ways. Some burns occur as a result of exposure to ultraviolet radiation, others because of exposure to extreme heat or fire. Burns may even...

Older Drivers

Posted on October 18, 2013 in Workplace Accidents

The life expectancy of the average American has almost doubled since the turn of the 20th century. In just the last 10 years the number of adults age 65 and older has increased by 20 percent in the U.S. Not surprisingly, the number of licensed drivers age 65 or older increased by 21 percent during the same time span. As a result, there were 35 million licensed older drivers across the United States in 2012. By 2050, older individuals will...

Lights Out after Truck Slams into Pole in Seattle

Posted on August 20, 2013 in Workplace Accidents

Approximately 3,000 customers lost power in Seattle recently when a tractor-trailer ran into a utility pole, shearing off part of the pole and causing three transformers at the top of the pole to crash to the ground. Police said the driver of the 2002 Peterbilt semi-truck kept going after the accident, but officers stopped him a short time later, according to the Seattle Times.  He is now facing misdemeanor hit-and-run and property damage charges. Washington State Tractor-Trailers Collisions America is...

Safety When Cycling in Groups

Posted on August 17, 2013 in Workplace Accidents

If you are an avid cyclist, or even a novice, you likely know about the annual Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic. The 200-mile event, which took place recently, is touted as the largest multi-day cycling event in the Northwest and typically attracts upward of 10,000 cyclists each year. Unless you participate in the classic, or a similar event elsewhere, you may never find yourself riding in a pack of 10, 20, or even 50 cyclists. However, safety lessons from such...

How You Can Help Your Attorney Win Your Case

Posted on November 18, 2012 in Workplace Accidents

If you have been injured in a Yakima area accident that is someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation.To ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries, the first thing you need to do is to retain the services of a Yakima area personal injury accident attorney. But your obligation doesn’t stop there. There are a number of things that you, as the victim, can do to help your attorney maximize the settlement amount, or jury...

Yakima Construction Accidents

Posted on November 18, 2012 in Wrongful Death

When most people think of the term “personal injury accident,” they immediately think of a car accident. Car accidents certainly do fall within the definition of a personal injury accident; but many other types of accidents can also be considered a personal injury accident, such as a construction accident. By the very nature of the type of work done by workers in the construction industry, both workers and innocent bystanders are often injured in construction accidents. If you have been...

Can You Sue a Dead Person?

Posted on October 14, 2012 in Workplace Accidents

Imagine this scenario: You and your family are driving home from the movies on a Saturday when a drunk driver crosses the center line and hits your vehicle head-on. Although you and your family survive the collision, you have all suffered serious injuries from the car accident. The driver of the vehicle who hit you was pronounced dead at the scene. Where does that leave you from a legal standpoint? Can you get compensation for your injuries when the responsible...

What Is Negligence?

Posted on October 7, 2012 in Workplace Accidents

If you have ever seen a television advertisement for a personal injury attorney, you have likely heard the term “negligence” used, but you may not fully understand what that means. At its most basic, it is a legal term used to refer to fault, or culpability. If you ever find yourself involved in a personal injury accident and believe that the other person, or entity, involved was responsible for your injuries, then you will likely need to prove that they...

Video Contest Focuses on Hands-Free Distractions to Drivers

Posted on March 7, 2014 in Distracted Driving

The National Safety Council, which contends that the use of even hands-free electronics is distracting to drivers, is sponsoring a video contest as part of its observance of Distracted Driving Awareness Month during April. Contest winners could win monetary prizes of up to $2,000. The theme of the campaign is “Hands-free is not risk-free.” The nonprofit organization has called for a total ban on cellphone use, both hands-free and handheld, by drivers. The National Safety Council contends that drivers using...

Recent Motorcycle Accidents Kill Four

Posted on November 21, 2013 in Workplace Accidents

A recent series of fatal motorcycle wrecks in the State of Washington serves as a sad reminder of the need for both motorcyclists and drivers of other vehicles to remain mindful of safety.  In the...Read More

Types of Burn Injuries

Posted on November 8, 2013 in Workplace Accidents

Burn injuries can vary considerably in severity. Minor burns, such as those caused by spending too much time in the sun, are sometimes little more than a minor irritation, while severe burns can leave an...Read More

Older Drivers

Posted on October 18, 2013 in Workplace Accidents

The life expectancy of the average American has almost doubled since the turn of the 20th century. In just the last 10 years the number of adults age 65 and older has increased by 20...Read More

Lights Out after Truck Slams into Pole in Seattle

Posted on August 20, 2013 in Workplace Accidents

Approximately 3,000 customers lost power in Seattle recently when a tractor-trailer ran into a utility pole, shearing off part of the pole and causing three transformers at the top of the pole to crash to...Read More

Safety When Cycling in Groups

Posted on August 17, 2013 in Workplace Accidents

If you are an avid cyclist, or even a novice, you likely know about the annual Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic. The 200-mile event, which took place recently, is touted as the largest multi-day cycling...Read More

How You Can Help Your Attorney Win Your Case

Posted on November 18, 2012 in Workplace Accidents

If you have been injured in a Yakima area accident that is someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation.To ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries, the first thing you...Read More

Yakima Construction Accidents

Posted on November 18, 2012 in Wrongful Death

When most people think of the term “personal injury accident,” they immediately think of a car accident. Car accidents certainly do fall within the definition of a personal injury accident; but many other types of...Read More

Can You Sue a Dead Person?

Posted on October 14, 2012 in Workplace Accidents

Imagine this scenario: You and your family are driving home from the movies on a Saturday when a drunk driver crosses the center line and hits your vehicle head-on. Although you and your family survive...Read More

What Is Negligence?

Posted on October 7, 2012 in Workplace Accidents

If you have ever seen a television advertisement for a personal injury attorney, you have likely heard the term “negligence” used, but you may not fully understand what that means. At its most basic, it...Read More

School District to Pay Big Settlement for Child’s Injuries

Posted on February 28, 2014 in Traumatic Injuries

The Toppenish School District will be paying $6.9 million to the family of a child who was severely and permanently injured when she fell through bleachers in 2007. The record settlement was reached in October...Read More

Number of Fatal Crashes Involving Marijuana Triples

Posted on February 21, 2014 in Car Accidents

Just as the movement to legalize marijuana appears to have gained ground, a new study shows that fatal car crashes involving the use of marijuana have tripled. Researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public...Read More

Antipsychotic Drugs Overused in Nursing Homes

Posted on February 14, 2014 in Elder Abuse and Neglect

As the population grows older, issues surrounding care of the elderly have become more prevalent. Many experts worry, for example, about the extent to which nursing home patients are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Recent studies show...Read More

Cameras in Nursing Homes – Protection vs. Privacy

Posted on February 7, 2014 in Elder Abuse and Neglect

Concerns about nursing home abuse and the safety of residents in nursing homes have led some states to allow cameras to be placed in nursing home rooms. Oklahoma recently became the third state to explicitly...Read More

Portable Generators Create Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted on January 14, 2014 in Product Liability

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently warned consumers about the dangers of portable generators, particularly in enclosed spaces. According to the commission, portable generators caused 800 carbon monoxide deaths in the United States from 1999...Read More

Increased Patrols Reduce Accidents in Yakima

Posted on January 6, 2014 in Car Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accident, Traffic Safety

Law enforcement officials say that increased patrols over the past year have led to fewer accidents in Yakima County, KIMA-TV reports. Yakima County had almost 80 fewer collisions in 2013 than in 2012. Even more...Read More

Stay Safe on the Road during Holiday Season

Posted on December 12, 2013 in Car Accidents

With Christmas and the New Year right around the corner, millions of Americans are planning visits with friends and family. The vast majority of holiday travelers go by passenger vehicle or bus. Last year more...Read More

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