August 7, 2015 , Children's Safety

Helping teens become better drivers

It's no surprise that younger drivers are involved with accidents more often than older drivers. Experience and maturity positively influence so many of our decisions; what might have made sense at 16 seems unconscionable at 36 (and, in many way...
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August 5, 2015 , Personal Injury

Tips on handling a blown tire

It sounds like a gunshot has gone off in your car, and feels like something else has grabbed hold of the wheel. What's happened? A tire has blown. Even though they may seem counter intuitive, the next steps to take will be critical for avoiding ...
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August 3, 2015 , Pedestrian Injury

Pedestrian vs. Driver – who’s at fault?

It’s unavoidable that motor vehicles and those on foot have to share the same roads sometimes. Almost every time that a collision occurs between them, the pedestrian receives far more damage – and sometimes dies – while the driver is unhurt. Ho...
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July 29, 2015 , Personal Injury

New law affects drivers who use marijuana

A new law affects drivers who use marijuana in Bellingham, Whatcom County, and all other drivers in the State of Washington. While marijuana usage has been legal recreationally here for over two years, the state recently passed a law that makes using...
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July 27, 2015 , Personal Injury

Be that guy! The correct way to merge in cone zones

We in Bellingham and Whatcom County are blessed with having relatively low traffic problems. The recent construction downtown, particularly with the closures due to the Chestnut-Bay Bridge, can set a lot of jaws grinding as traffic snarls. While it...
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July 23, 2015 , Personal Injury

Tips on how to survive Armageddon

Maybe you read the recent New Yorker article about how the time is right for a cataclysmic earthquake to strike Bellingham and Whatcom County. Not just a little trembler, but one that is expected to displace millions of people. We who live in th...
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July 21, 2015 , Motorcycle Accidents

Tips on safe motorcycling

The freedom of motorcycling on the open road might be best summed up in the book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig: "You're completely in contact with it all. You're in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the s...
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July 15, 2015 , Personal Injury

So you can multi-task? Your brain doesn’t think so

A lot of myths surround the idea of multi-tasking. According to the online etymology dictionary, the term itself came about for the first time in 1966, and only had to do with computing. It wasn't until as recent as 1998 that the term was traced...
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July 13, 2015 , Personal Injury

When do you call a lawyer?

It’s one of the hardest times in life – after a debilitating accident. No one wants to be in this situation, but what if you are? You don’t have to go it alone. Because when you have to call the insurance company, to try to get your bills cover...
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July 8, 2015 , Personal Injury

1 in 112

That number is the odds of dying in a motor vehicle collision. It’s getting harder to die in an accident while it’s getting easier to be in one. Automobiles today have more safety features than ever before. Rear backup assist, cameras, se...
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