July 6, 2015 , Car Accidents

What to do after a car accident

It’s not too hard to imagine. You’re driving along on another beautiful sunny Bellingham day, and bam! Someone runs into you, or – we know it can happen – you run into someone else. Immediately the adrenaline and emotions run high, and it can...
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July 1, 2015 , Bicycle Injuries

Be careful when transporting fragile goods: wear a bicycle helmet

Did you know that some cities do not require bicyclists to wear helmets? There is no state law mandating their use, either. According to the Washington Department of Transportation, the only cities and counties that do require helmets while bicycling...
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June 29, 2015 , Personal Injury

Happy Fourth of July – for pets as well as humans

Fourth of July is a time of celebration for many people, but this isn’t so for lots of pets. The explosions of fireworks can be a stressful time for animals. Across the country, animal shelters receive many pets who run away in fright because of th...
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June 25, 2015 , Personal Injury

12 tips for a safe Independence Day

Independence Day is at the height of summer – epitomized by barbeques, swim parties, and road trips. It’s also a time when there is an uptick in emergency visits, as well as tickets and arrests for unsafe driving. According to the Insurance ...
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June 25, 2015 , Distracted Driving

Washington State’s laws on distracted driving – more than the cost of the fine

Many auto accidents in Bellingham, Washington and Whatcom County happen because of distracted driving. Distracted driving is not limited to actively texting or using an electronic device, but includes talking on a phone, or any activity that takes a ...
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June 17, 2015 , Personal Injury

Can DUIs be a thing of the past?

We’ve all heard of cars getting smarter, where technology is integrated into the vehicle. Things like rear-view cameras will become mandatory for new cars in 2018, for example, and already we’re used to anti-lock brakes. Now, the DADSS program (t...
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June 15, 2015 , Children's Safety

Summer in Bellingham – tips to keep your kids safe at the swimming pool

Summer is now in full swing. From Lake Whatcom to backyard swimming pools all across Bellingham and Whatcom County, kids are swarming to the water. It reminds me of my own experience enjoying long summer days at the community pool...
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June 10, 2015 , Personal Injury

Getting the best case scenario for your case: things both you and your lawyer should do

If you find yourself in need of a personal injury lawyer, you've most likely just experienced something difficult or traumatizing. Maybe you're facing a stack of medical bills while being unable to work. Or worse, maybe someone close to you has died ...
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June 8, 2015 , Drunk Driving

How Much Does a DUI Really Cost?

We all know that drunk driving is one of the most dangerous things one can do. On average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving accident at some point in their lives, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MADD. While get...
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June 4, 2015 , Personal Injury

Top 5 Frivolous Lawsuits

We’ve all heard of frivolous law suits. It’s a legal term that defines a suit as one without any legal merit. In some cases, such an action might be brought in bad faith f...
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