Category: Traumatic Injuries

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

Toyota Ordered to Pay Highest Civil Fine to Date

Posted on February 26, 2013 in Car Accidents, Product Liability, Traumatic Injuries

The National Highway Safety Administration announced recently that Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to pay $17.35 million in civil fines as a result of the auto giant’s failure to report a safety defect to the...Read More

Winter Weather, Falling Trees Cause Car Accidents in Washington State

Posted on January 18, 2013 in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Traumatic Injuries

As anyone who lives in the Yakima Valley area knows, the roads can become treacherous quickly during the winter. Rain can turn to sleet and ice as daytime temperatures drop, causing the roads to become...Read More

CDC Survey Highlights Prevalence of Drowsy Driving

Posted on January 15, 2013 in Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Personal Injury, Traumatic Injuries

The issue of drowsy, or fatigued, driving is in the news again after the release of a survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The largest survey completed to date includes responses from...Read More

Black Boxes in Passenger Vehicles

Posted on January 11, 2013 in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Traumatic Injuries

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants all passenger vehicles to come equipped with “black boxes” in the future. Black boxes, also known as event recorders, have been used in other areas of the transportation...Read More

Washington Officials Study Wrong-Way Crashes

Posted on January 4, 2013 in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Traumatic Injuries, Wrongful Death

The Washington State Department of Transportation has made significant efforts to understand why some drivers travel the wrong way on interstates and to determine what can be done to prevent these potentially fatal mistakes. On...Read More

Washington State Traumatic Injuries

Posted on January 2, 2013 in Personal Injury, Traumatic Injuries, Wrongful Death

If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic injury as the result of medical negligence, you may have a legal right to compensation for your injury or loss. In the State of Washington, the...Read More

Washington State Drivers Rank at the Top for Seat Belt Use

Posted on December 24, 2012 in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Traumatic Injuries

A newly released federal report gives residents of Washington State something to celebrate. According to the report, Washington State ranked No. 1 in seatbelt usage across the nation in 2011, with a seatbelt use rate...Read More

Rollover Accidents Are Especially Dangerous

Posted on December 24, 2012 in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Traumatic Injuries, Wrongful Death

More than 10,000 people across the country are killed each year in rollover accidents, according to the National Safety Council. A recent Bellingham, Wash., car accident that injured a woman illustrates the dangers.  The woman...Read More

Yakima Boys Injured in Collision While Walking to School

Posted on November 5, 2012 in Car Accidents, Pedestrian accident, Personal Injury, Traumatic Injuries, Wrongful Death

Police in Yakima suspect that the driver of a car that struck two brothers, ages 10 and 11, in October was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  The boys had left their home on...Read More

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