February 14, 2018 , Personal Injury

Aggressive driving in Bellingham greatly increases risk of severe car crashes

Bellingham has been growing by leaps and bounds, which adds more cars to Whatcom County roads. More cars on the roads means more traffic, and that can mean more headaches. I'm sure every driver has gotten angry at other drivers, but aggressive drivin...
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February 8, 2018 , Bicycle Injuries

Bellingham bicyclists at risk in car accidents at intersections

Bellingham is blessed with many trails throughout the interurban trail system that make for easy, scenic travel routes for cyclists. Whatcom County's many picturesque county roads are great for riding too. The downside is a cyclist is at an extreme d...
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January 30, 2018 , Personal Injury

Recent Whatcom County rains bring challenging road conditions

The last few days have been rain-filled here in Whatcom County. The forecast calls for more, causing officials to keep a close eye on the Nooksack River as it nears flood levels. Chances are if you're driving, you'll encounter some very wet roads. It...
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January 30, 2018 , Drunk Driving

Super Bowl Sunday means more drunk drivers on Bellingham roads

How many of you are planning to host or attend a Super Bowl party this weekend? Have you thought about designating a driver if you plan to drink? Though one individual is wagering millions on the Eagles' win, it's a safe bet that Bellingham roads wil...
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January 30, 2018 , Distracted Driving

No matter what age the driver, distraction is the biggest danger

Bellingham appeals to folks of all ages who love its laid back pace and natural beauty. Lately, it's become well known by people who are looking for a place to spend their Golden Years. In fact, just a few years ago, Forbes magazine announced Belling...
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January 25, 2018 , Brain Injuries

Myths and facts about brain injuries in Bellingham car accidents

It's usually obvious where someone is injured in a car accident. Bruises, abrasions and lacerations are visible injuries that show up quickly after impact. Victims may also experience pain from soft tissue injuries to their neck and back. Usually, th...
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January 25, 2018 , Pedestrian Injury

Walking near Bellingham roadways at night poses greatest risk for devastating collisions

In fall and winter in Whatcom County, darkness lasts much longer than other cities further south, which means there are more pedestrians out during peak traffic hours. That can be deadly, such as this devastating crash that killed Bellingham resident...
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January 18, 2018 , Children's Safety

Drive like your kids live here

I often see "Drive like your kids live here" signs posted in Bellingham yards. If you speed through a residential neighborhood and hit someone with your vehicle, is it really an “accident”? Sure, you didn’t mean to hurt anyone, but you were, in...
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January 16, 2018 , Children's Safety

When you’re driving, you’re never alone

It's never okay to drive distracted. In this video by AT&T's anti distracted driving campaign, It Can Wait, a driver has decided that he can ignore his cell phone if he's not carrying any passengers. He's already dropped his kids off, they're ...
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January 16, 2018 , Bicycle Injuries

Should you hire a lawyer if you were injured by a car while riding your bike?

Considering that Bellingham is known for its world-class mountain biking trails, it's no wonder that bicycling is popular in town and throughout Whatcom County. It's also an inexpensive way to get around town, saving money on car maintenance, parking...
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